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Buying a home has many components associated with the process. Although every transaction is different, below you will find steps linked with most real estate purchases. Hire a buyers agent. A crucial step since it is essential to have an experienced Broker protected your interests.  Using the services of a buyer’s agent in the State […]

The New Normal?

The crisis that almost collapsed the financial system, the markets and the economy was a once-in-a-lifetime event for most of us. The effect was not only monetary, but psychological. Shifts in attitudes about money, financial independence, retirement, leverage and consumption may leave their marks for years to come. Many people have seen the values of […]

Sweat Equity on the Rise!!

Jim and Kristina have taken advantage of the real estate market. At the start of 2009 this couple sold their home in Meridian with the intention of moving to California to be near family. After months and months of looking at several homes in the Golden State, the couple became discouraged and began to sense […]

The Consequences Of Foreclosure

Foreclosure can be a stressful process and it can also stick with you for a long time.  Give us a call at 208-869-3469 if you are facing foreclosure so we can see if we can help.  There are some options that you need to explore such as loan modifications and short sales.

First Time Home Buyer $8000 Tax Credit

First Time Home Buyer $8000 Tax Credit is still available, but quickly coming to an end.  You must close on your new home by December 1, 2009.  Keep in mind that most transactions take about 30 days.  So, time is really running out. The law defines “first-time home buyer” as a buyer who has not […]

Home Selling Quick Tip 3

Make sure to clear out the clutter.  You want your home to shine above and beyond the other homes on the market.  Remember that the average home buyer is going to look at 10-20 homes that meet their criteria before they make a decision.  This is a case of first impressions.  If you don’t make […]

Sell Your Home Quick: Tip 2

Come up with a sales strategy, but make sure it’s flexible. What’s your initial asking price? How long will you insist on it before making a reduction? How much of a cut will you accept? What about after that? Having a plan in place will help you react quickly, according to Greenwood, and will move […]

Sell Your Home Quick: Tip 1

Price it right. The No. 1 thing that will sell a house quickly is price.  Of course you want to make sure that it is out there and people know it is for sale.  But all the marketing in the world won’t sell an overpriced house. OK, so just how do you play the home-sale […]

HomeBuyer Big Mistakes

The best way to avoid making a mistake it to learn from the mistakes others have made. Buying a home in a desirable location is your best defense. Remember: location, location, location. * First-Time Home Buyer Tips. Start your search online, and don’t rely on print because most homes are not advertised in the newspaper. […]

How To Pick An Agent

With so much information available online, you might wonder why you need an agent at all. But all local markets vary from one another, and a good agent can guide you by giving you information based on experience and market knowledge. * Why Hire an Agent?. An agent with experience can help you to avoid […]