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Zillow, Redfin and now Faira - What's the Difference?



Seattle is a hotbed for real estate tech. We are home to popular real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin which have changed how people shop for homes. Many people ask us, "How is Faira different than Redfin and Zillow?" There's a big difference and I'll explain.

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Step by Step Guide to Using the Calculator

An illustrated guide to help you follow the down payment articles with your own numbers

Welcome to our illustrated guide on how to use the Faira down payment calculator!

If you haven’t checked out the other articles in this series yet, head over to the introduction for a summary and links. Download the Excel spreadsheet “Faira down payment calculator” and let’s begin!

You will input your own numbers in the cells with a white background and black border. Example:

 

The cells with a gray background show you results of calculations. Example:

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How Debt Affects Your Home Purchase

Most people have some form of long term debt and it matters when buying a home.

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What if I Lower My Down Payment?

There is more than a single path to homeownership and it’s worth knowing your options.

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High Savings "Diet" for the Down Payment

It’s time to get fit on your finances and beat other buyers on the race to homeownership

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What is the Maximum You Can Afford?

Saving more can help you buy faster, but you’ll still be limited by this “magical” number

There are homes out there that you think you can probably afford and some that you just know you definitely can’t. But where exactly is the line that separates them?

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4 Home Showing Options

If you want to use Faira Offer Assist to buy any home in Washington or the Bay Area, you might wonder how to get in to see the homes you're interested in. Here are 4 options that have worked for our clients:

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The 9 Stages of Buying a Home

 

You’ve decided you want to buy a home. Maybe your family is growing, you got a big raise, or you just want more space. Once you have decided you want to buy, you probably ask, “Where do I start?” or, “How does a real estate transaction work?”. You are not alone. The majority of home buyers really have no idea how the process works. It’s not something you do more than a few times usually in your life.
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