Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 4:24pm. 58 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. 1933 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. 326 Views, 0 Comments.
Wrapped in the landscape and heritage of Idaho has emerged state symbols in order to represent what makes up of Idaho today. There are over 20 state symbols in Idaho, but here is a snippet of a few of Idaho’s symbols.
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 Idahoans.
Historically, Native Americans used the Syringa for many practical purposes. For example, the wood on the plant was used to make harpoon shafts, pipe stems, arrows, bows,…
Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 1:41pm. 4268 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. 2026 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. 220 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. 1956 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. 4809 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…
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 4:14pm. 273 Views, 0 Comments.
Carpet is a part of most modern American homes. This luxury is taken for granted with the people who enjoy walking barefoot in their house onto soothing carpet. Carpet was not always what it is today. Originally, carpet in homes were simple woven rugs. However, as weaving progressed, woven rugs would be artwork as intricately designed patterns woven into fabric. These beautiful, colorful woven rugs would decorate homes. This tradition of decorating has not stopped, but it rather advanced from simple woven rugs to comforting, calming carpet. Though the art of weaving fabric is nowhere near as popular as it used to be, people still use carpet to add to the beauty, design, and style of their home.
You should define the design and style of carpet in…
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 5:48pm. 2394 Views, 1 Comments.
There are some incredibly great deals out there on Idaho foreclosure properties. Since banks want to get the properties off their books as quickly as possible, they tend to price them very aggressively below market value. You are probably wondering- Can I get in on this? The answer is absolutely!
The top 5 tips to getting a screaming good deal on a Boise foreclosure:
- Get pre-approved with a lender before you start looking for property. Please note, this does not mean pre-qualified. There is a big difference. When you are…