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Friday, August 21, 2020

If you are looking for homes on the MLS and see the perfect home for you with the sales status “contingent”, does that mean you should move on and look for another house? You may still have a chance to put in an offer. Read on to find out how.

Posted by AndrewS at 8/22/2020 3:03:00 AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Buying a home is a complicated process that takes time, knowledge, guidance, and a little luck. As a first-time home buyer, you quickly learn the process and it can become overwhelming in a hurry. Our advice is to start by asking these three questions to your realtor.

Posted by AndrewS at 8/6/2020 4:07:00 AM
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

On the surface, buying a home in foreclosure seems like an easy way to get a house for cheap; which makes for a profitable flip or a cheap place to live. But is it actually a good idea?

Posted by AndrewS at 6/25/2020 12:05:00 AM
Monday, June 15, 2020

It’s good to be a home seller right now. Despite concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic would dampen the real estate market, the boom is still, well, booming. Homebuyers are out there with cash practically in hand. But don't take it for granted that your home will sell immediately. Today’s buyers are looking for standout features. Here are five essential home features to appeal to Idahoans.

Posted by AndrewS at 6/15/2020 11:06:00 PM
Monday, June 1, 2020

June is National Homeownership Month, which is focused on the benefits of owning a home. Let's celebrate by looking at the benefits to you and your family when you own a home instead of renting. 

Posted by AndrewS at 6/2/2020 2:22:00 AM
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

As we all know, buying a house is a huge decision, both personally and financially. Just about everyone on Earth will need to get a loan to buy a house.  As part of the loan approval process, lenders will look at your credit score to determine your ability to pay back previous debts. But what credit score are lenders looking for?

Posted by AndrewS at 5/27/2020 4:04:00 AM
Friday, May 22, 2020

There is so much to consider before buying a home: Home price, location, taxes, neighborhood, commute, schools, needed versus completed repairs. The list goes on and on, and you can’t leave any stone unturned. But we have asked our realtors to identify some of the best questions to ask before you decide to buy a house. 

Posted by AndrewS at 5/23/2020 1:39:00 AM
Friday, May 15, 2020

Without a doubt, buying a house is the largest and most expensive purchase you will ever make. Beyond the listing price, what does it actually cost to buy a home? This article will break down what costs to factor in. 

Posted by AndrewS at 5/16/2020 1:33:00 AM
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Are you really just looking or would the right home make you jump into action?

Posted by tlangford at 4/3/2020 2:13:00 AM
Monday, December 2, 2019

Buying or selling a home is very stressful and home inspections can create a lot of anxiety in the process. Once an offer is accepted, the next step is for the home to be inspected. This is not mandatory but highly recommended for buyers. Buyers are looking to purchase the home they are expecting and the inspection will verify that or notify you of items so you are not surprised upon moving in.

For sellers- it’s a great idea to have an inspection prior to the home going on the market. This will let you know about any issues upfront which will give you peace of mind knowing that any unknown issues could come up makes for a smooth transaction.  You may have items that should be repaired prior to listing your home or your agent may have some suggestions on how to handle them. Also, some repairs may need to be made by the lender if the buyer is getting financing. Being proactive and having a professional inspector come out beforehand spares the seller of  unknown surprises and can mak

Posted by tlangford at 12/3/2019 5:31:00 AM
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Getting a loan is a big deal and a lot goes into getting one. Getting a home loan is also rewarding!

Posted by tlangford at 8/29/2019 12:44:00 AM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

After the 24th home, this guy was finally impressed! The floorplan made sense, the amenities met his standard and the overall quality was apparent

Posted by tlangford at 7/31/2019 3:03:00 AM
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Buying a home in a sellers market when you have a home to sell requires a strategy.

Posted by tlangford at 4/7/2019 8:22:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2019

The answer is a moving target as homes are listed and sold every day. Take a look at today's breakdown

Posted by tlangford at 4/5/2019 7:40:00 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

The spring home buying season is already under way so making the rigth offer when multiple offers are being written is critical.

Posted by tlangford at 3/15/2019 4:48:00 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Are you trying to time the market so that you pay less for a home? Here is a chart that tracks how much you will spend to wait and time the market and pay less for the home you want.

Posted by tlangford at 3/6/2019 5:42:00 AM
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Don't forget that there additional costs on top of the listing price when it comes time to actually buy the home. 'Closing Costs' is a term that buyers will  hear as they venture from touring homes to making an offer. Do you realize that closing costs can vary significantly from home to home? you may not even realize that you have a degree of control when it comes to who pays for them.

Posted by tlangford at 12/24/2018 4:35:00 AM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Here is a step by step guide to moving into your new home.

Posted by tlangford at 12/13/2017 4:57:00 AM
Monday, November 13, 2017

Here is a list of things that might go wrong during your real estate transaction. It is not a complete list but things that could happen as you go to the closing of your property. Closing is the most important event of any transaction. It is the execution of the exchange of property and money!

Posted by tlangford at 11/14/2017 4:39:00 AM
Monday, February 22, 2016

People have different motivations in buying a home. We may search for the appropriate number of bedrooms and baths but what makes someone actually pull the trigger?

Posted by tlangford at 2/22/2016 2:47:00 PM
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