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Found 6 blog entries for June 2015.

What you aren't told about buying a bank-owned homeWhen you’re looking at buying a house, whether it’s your first home or not, you have a lot of options. And regardless of whether this is your first house, or your second, or beyond, the process is still a daunting one. Homes cost a lot of money, and they take time to close on. That’s on top of the amount of time that you’ve already spent looking at a house.

So, you’ve heard about bank-owned homes, and you’ve heard that buying a bank-owned home can be just as easy as buying a privately owned home. After all, a bank-owned home is a foreclosure that wasn’t sold at auction. Now, the bank just wants to get rid of the house and be done with it. Right?

In a manner of speaking, yes. But that’s not entirely true. Of course the bank wants to sell the house, but…

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The housing market has certainly had its share of ups and downs lately. From crash to recovery, the market is starting to make a comeback, but due to underwater mortgages and refinancing, there just aren’t as many homes available on the market today. But you don’t need to be discouraged.

Because of low inventory, this is what’s known as a seller’s market. That is, there just aren’t as many houses on the market to meet the demand of the buyers. This means that the sellers control the market, and this tends to increase prices and competition for homes. Due to mortgage rates being at record lows a few years ago, many homeowners are unwilling to list their homes. They don’t want to lose their good interest rates, especially because interest rates have…

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Build a Home

You’ve always talked about having your own home built. You like the idea of picking the floor plan, being able to choose the finishes in the house, and being able to be a part of the design. It’s your dream home, so why shouldn’t you be able to make your home how you want? Of course, you’ve probably always shied away from having your home built. It’s just too expensive. Isn’t it?

Building a home certainly isn’t a cheap undertaking. But just because a house that works for you is cheaper, doesn’t mean you should completely disregard having a house built. The National Association of Home Builders reported that, in February of 2015, the average price for a new house was $275,500 and the average price of an existing house was $204,200. When you look at…

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You don’t have to live in Idaho to enjoy the beauty and majesty that this great state can offer. But it does help. When you live in Idaho, you’re surrounded by numerous opportunities to enjoy nature in a variety of different ways, and each experience will be different from the rest. While Southern Idaho is filled with sprawling hills and forests, Northern Idaho features some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire state.

If you’ve never been up in the panhandle of Idaho, you need to. And there’s one perfect place to go in order to have the absolute best experience. You need to go to the Coeur d’Alene Resort. It’s a beautiful resort, nestled along Lake Coeur d’Alene and surrounded by beautiful forests. It’s luxury at its finest, and the beauty and…

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Thinking of moving to Boise or the surrounding areas? When it comes to big events and even bigger purchases in your life, nothing compares with the excitement (and often terror) of buying a house. But you can do it. You'll be able to survive the house hunt, appraisals, inspections, and bidding wars, and you will come out on top. With the help of your Hughes Group real estate agent, you will find the house of your dreams. You'll be super excited to move in.

You should be excited. Buying a house is a big deal, and after you close on the house, the real excitement and adventure begins. Now, you get to start working on turning that house into your home. If you aren’t moving in right away, because of an apartment lease, or you’re still selling your previous…

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Idaho is a beautiful state, and that’s a big part of why you moved here. There’s beauty all around you, whether you live in the bustling city and capital of Boise, or out in the country. But you can only see so much of the beauty of Idaho from the ground. For a truly incredible experience, you’ll have to take the sky, and it’s not as hard as you might think.

Imagine soaring high above the forested mountains. You sail silently through the air as the rugged Idaho landscape passes far below you. With the wind singing across your face, you feel it for the first time. Real freedom. The skies of Idaho are yours to explore, and you don’t have to view them through the windows of an airplane or helicopter. You don’t have to listen to the roar of engines as you…

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