About Mike Burns

Mike obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a major in finance from Central Washington University and jumped into a successful career in the wine distribution business. Over the past 30 years, Mike has received recognition as a 15 time Mortgage Originator Magazine Top 100 originator, 25 time Chairman’s Circle member, and a two time National Originator of the Year. He has also been a Seattle Police reserve officer for the last 20 years and currently serves as an executive board member on the Seattle Police Foundation.

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Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief…

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Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers If you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on your journey. But why is that? And is it still important in today’s shifting market? The truth is, getting a pre-approval letter from your lender…

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What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation? If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest of the year. While experts say price growth will moderate due to the shifting market, ongoing appreciation is expected. That means home prices won’t fall. Here’s a look at two key reasons…

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