Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 2:39pm. 3414 Views, 2 Comments.
Have you been thinking about buying a home in Eagle? Eagle real estate is known for its blend of upscale yet rural feel in some of the most gorgeous neighborhoods in the Boise area. Eagle’s home prices are now more affordable than they have been in several years and now is the time to get in when the prices are so low. Here are 10 really good reasons why it can be the best decision you ever made.
Top 10 Reasons why Eagle may be your best move ever:
- Downtown Eagle. Whether you want to browse the shops, eat a scrumptious meal in one of the fine restaurants, or take a leisurely stroll along the river, Eagle’s downtown is spectacular. City leaders have taken a proactive role during the last few years of growth to maintain…
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 4:31pm. 2235 Views, 0 Comments.
After living in that cozy house for years, its time to get some more square footage and perhaps even a new parking spot for the toys. A few strategies noted here may help you move things faster.
Strategy 1: Cleanliness First!
Buyers in Idaho and elsewhere look first for something that sends a message to them; home. Therefore to ensure that the house sells faster, scrub it clean. Don't forget the lawn and the garden- curb appeal is your critical first impression on buyers. Although most buyers know that an organized and clean home is a pretty fantasy, they know it is not going to stay that way because of the kids. However, most buyers would like to get started with a clean house. Make an effort to make your home appear inviting if you want to sell…
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 4:24pm. 169 Views, 0 Comments.
The home is where the heart is - so why expose it to bad design choices? Houses all over the world suffer from misplaced furniture, unappealing patterns, and unfortunate accessories. No one ought to be viewed as any less of a person for their lack of design expertise, but people are less likely to spend time in a room that's unappealing for any reason, severely limiting your living space and comfort. Take back your home by being aware of some of the most common problems that plague interior design.
Size Does Matter
Contrary to popular belief, a huge television is not what your living room needs. While larger pieces can draw the eye, trying to fit too large a table, couch, bed, or T.V. into a space can make a room clunky and unbearably small.…
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 5:01pm. 1984 Views, 0 Comments.
"Short Sale" homes are everywhere in Boise and can be a great deal. However, there are some red flags that every buyer should be aware of before taking the plunge on writing a short sale offer on Idaho real estate.
- 1. There is more than one lender on the property. If there is a different lender on the first and second mortgage or home equity line of credit (or even on a third), it complicates the approval process because all parties must agree to the terms of short sale. Typically, the second will want to negotiate to get something and this will usually be paid by the first just to get them to agree. The lien holder may ask the seller to sign a promissory note at closing to pay the difference from the proceeds of the sale and the amount…
Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 3:12pm. 372 Views, 0 Comments.
Every state is known for something - some have national landmarks, some have famous cities, but all have state symbols. These icons represent something special to the people there. Idaho is no different in this regard; there are over twenty state symbols which represent Idaho's people, culture, and heritage. Here is a snippet of some of these beloved pieces of Idaho's identity.
Idaho’s state flower is the Syringa. This plant is a branching shrub with clusters of small white flowers. Each flower has four petals that grow out of short leafy branches. Not a small plant by any means, the Syringa bush can grow up to 10 feet tall. Known for its sweet fragrant and delicate beauty, this flower is a favorite amongst…
Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 1:41pm. 4297 Views, 1 Comments.
You are ready to take the plunge. You are finally ready to purchase a Boise home. You have been noticing that homes are really affordable, interest rates are low, and you want to get in on the bargains. Now what do you do?
Hire a real estate agent to represent YOUR interests. Today buyer representation is pretty common but in the past, even though an agent worked with the buyer, they were working for the seller because they get paid by the seller. It is no longer that way. If you have a buyer representation agreement, your agent is bound to represent you in the transaction and not the seller or themselves. Having an experienced and professional agent can save you time, frustration, and most…
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 2:59pm. 2050 Views, 1 Comments.
When you are out looking for that perfect Idaho home, what are you actually looking at? Do you focus on the cute adorable pictures on the wall... or the random locations of the throw rugs throughout the house (possibly covering floor damage)? Within a few short minutes of viewing a home in Idaho, you can determine whether there are some red flags you need to be concerned about in regard to the condition of the home. These are so simple! However, even though these may be obvious, it is still very important that you have a professional home inspection during the escrow period and make sure that you retain the right to cancel the contract based on your approval/disapproval of the inspection report.
5 Red Flags of Property Deficiencies you can…
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 4:58pm. 232 Views, 0 Comments.
Designing a home can be a fun experience in exploring the many colors this world has to offer. Some people hire a designer but for those who want a new adventure, they learn about the many ways they can use color to increase the life in their home. For any level of experience, there are different elements to choosing between colors.
When deciding what color should go where in a room, consider what effect the color will have on the room. This isn't just how it will look from a design standpoint, but also how the room will feel to those who are in it. For example, colors that are light will make a room feel more expansive and brighter. On the other hand, darker colors will make a room feel smaller and more intimate.
In general, there are two…
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 3:30pm. 1975 Views, 0 Comments.
It is still possible to buy a home in Boise, ID with no money down! Zero down programs in Idaho were very popular a few years ago before the downfall of the mortgage and housing markets. Most people think they have all but disappeared but if you know where to look, they are still available and offer attractive interest rates. There are income and credit score restrictions. It is important to talk to a lender who is well versed in these programs to determine your individual eligibility.
Here are 4 great ways to buy a home in Boise with 100% financing. The first 2 are Idaho Housing Financing Authority and can be used in conjunction with FHA Loan Programs. The last 2 are U.S. Government Programs that are available to use for purchasing…
Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 2:15pm. 4834 Views, 3 Comments.
Boise Real Estate- Is it REALLY the Best Time to Buy?
Everywhere you turn, you hear people talk about the great deals in Boise real estate and how you really need to buy NOW! “You are crazy not to get off the fence and just buy! They are practically giving homes away. Interest rates will never be this low…” Okay, maybe it is just Realtors that have been saying this.
Well, it really may be right this time. It's true. You can wait to catch the exact time the proverbial bottom hits. Unfortunately, no one knows when that will be and when we do know, it has already passed. The real answer is….it depends.
Real estate is not a get rich quick scheme-at least not for the vast majority of us. If you are a full time real estate…