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Jun 16

June is National Homeownership Month, which focuses on the benefits of owning a home. Let's kick off this month and the beginning of summer by looking at the benefits to you and your family when you own a home instead of renting.


Apr 07

Moving is hard work and there are so many things happening all at the same time that what is normally simple gets complicated. In the midst of all the settling in, tensions can rise, important things get lost and timely details get unintentionally overlooked.


Dec 30

For the vast majority of people, buying a home is the single largest purchase they will make in their lifetimes. Saving up for a down payment of that magnitude can seem incredibly daunting, especially for first-time homebuyers. Here are 4 simple steps to take to move toward buying a home.


Nov 30

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is important to have disclosures outlined for the condition of the house. Disclosing the state of parts or systems of the home allows everybody to be informed and helps protect against future potential lawsuits. Here is what you need to know.


Nov 24

As a homebuyer, there are so many things to consider when looking at a house: location, schools, neighborhood amenities, house features, architectural style, lot size, price, square footage, your budget, familial needs, commute times, and so much more. However, here are 8 things you can actually ignore as part of deciding whether or not to buy the house, as they do not affect the structure of the house and can be corrected in as little as an afternoon.


Nov 23

As a buyer in a heated seller’s market like in the Boise area, standing out is critical. As homes receive multiple offers, it becomes even more imperative to catch the eye of the sellers and their agent. Here are 4 strategies you can use to help your offer rise to the top of the pile.


Nov 03

Purchasing a home is anything but a straightforward process, especially for those who are buying for the first time. There are a number of pitfalls that you can run into, and by avoiding the first-time homebuyer mistakes listed below, your transaction will go much more smoothly.


Oct 07

There are a number of features that buyers want in a contemporary home. Aside from lifestyle and the desire for a greater room, what homebuyers look for also includes the ability to grow their equity while being able to start a family. Below are lists of lesser-known features that are just as pertinent.


Oct 06

The things you do immediately after buying a house are often just as important as the things you did before it. Below is a list of essential tasks that you’ll need to carry out as soon as you get the keys to your new residence. Luckily, these are easy, but take a little time to ensure they are done properly and reduce future headaches.


Aug 18

The real estate market in Boise (and the country at large) has been absolutely bonkers in the last 18 months. Home values are rising quicker than ever, mortgage rates are the lowest in history, and buyer interest is through the roof. As a result, there are many prospective buyers who have been caught out as prices rise—especially first-time homebuyers. So how do the buyers with historically the fewest funds compete? We compiled a strategy to put first-time homebuyers in the best position to compete in this market.


Jul 30

Buying a home can be an exciting milestone in your life, particularly if it’s your first one. However, there are some things you need to watch out for during the process to ensure you get the best deal and most suitable property out there for you.


May 19

Owning a home is one of the best tax breaks you can get and is seen as one of the reasons to buy a home instead of renting. Here, we are going to look at some of the most common tax breaks homeowners can get, including separate benefits for first-time homebuyers.


Jan 28

Getting a loan in the easiest way for somebody to buy a home. As with any loan, you need a down payment to act as assurance for paying on the loan and to help reduce your monthly mortgage payments. The rule of thumb for a down payment is to put down 20%, but that is often not a feasible amount for most buyers. This is where down payment assistance programs come in. These programs that allow home buyers to put down less than the usual 20% and get into a home faster and easier.


Aug 06

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.


Jul 23

A house is an investment, and a very expensive one at that. As a homeowner, you have to contend with wear and tear on the house and its systems, in addition to making sure that the home is covered in case of emergencies. This is where home warranties and home insurance come in. In this blog, we will define these two coverages.


Jul 14

Boise sits near the top of another national livability and affordability study.


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