Boise Idaho Real Estate

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Home Inspections can seem scary. Just the two words combined can cause one’s chest to tighten. So much to do, so much to get done, where do I start? These thoughts may race through your mind as you start to panic. However, home inspections don’t have to be anxiety-inducing. As a matter of fact, they don’t have to be bad at all. Before you have a home inspector come and look at your home, just be sure to check on everything to make sure things are in tip top shape before the inspection. It’s best to be able to keep on top of things year-round, though, so even if you aren’t anticipating a home inspection any time soon, the following checklist will help aid you in your efforts to keep a healthy home and receive a happy “pass” in your home inspection




We have all noticed or come across the houses around town that is for sale by owner. This means that this person is selling the home without a listing agent from a property management. One thing to understand, either way you sell your home, is the fair housing act. This act states that you cannot refuse to sell or rent a home to a person based upon race, religion, family status or sex. What this means in the selling of the home is that you cannot say that this is a good home because the home is near a certain school. The basic parts of selling any home or property are broken down into 5 simple parts.

One, pricing your home accurately, this can depend on where you live and what other people are pricing their homes at in your neighborhood. Two,



For most of us, we like when our homes are well lit. It makes them more functional, more inviting, and homier. Not to mention it gives the home brighter atmosphere as well. However, not many people are up to hiring an electrician to wire up new lights if the rooms in your home aren’t as bright as one would like. So, that leaves quite a few people in a conundrum: How can I brighten up my home without new light fixtures? Well, that is the question we are going to endeavor to answer today. Below we have a few ideas for lightening up a room without the need to hire an electrician.

Better bulbs

The first thing you should think about when trying to make your home seem brighter is buying better bulbs. Nowadays there are almost thousands of options




Idaho is a very open and rural state. There are many places, even in the city, where standard single family homes will come with a lot of acreage. This is thanks to Idaho’s agricultural heritage. When Idaho was first settled, it was much like the other western states: open farms and ranches. This, coupled with the fact that there was no reason that Idahoans (especially those in the Snake River Plain) to build up to expand, but could easily expand their city outwards into the wild, has made it so that land is relatively inexpensive and almost a staple of Idaho life. It is quite common to find even new construction homes to have some extra acreage. Today we would like to give the new home owner a few ideas of how the could use their acreage. There



For some people getting a house ready to sell can be difficult—especially if their home isn’t exactly brand new. It is an unfortunate fact. Even though there are plenty of people looking for older homes instead of building new ones or buying ones that have only been around for under 5 years it can still be a struggle to sell an older home. However, there are some things that a person can do, if they are trying to sell an older home, to make the process easier on themselves and make the entire home just a bit more sellable.

So, let’s take this scenario: you live in a 20-year-old home and you are ready to sell it and move to a bigger house. However, it isn’t in the best condition. What can you do to increase the home’s chance of being sold



Are you a first-time homebuyer that is ecstatic, yet unsure where to begin? A google search can bring up various articles mentioning different things to account for in various terms ranging from over simplified to over complicated. All of the information can seem overwhelming and dry, but never fear! We’ve compiled a list of several things to think about and hopefully have made it clear enough to read without insulting your intelligence.

To start, it’s important to know what qualifies someone to be a first-time home buyer. First, of course, applies to people who haven’t ever owned a home. The next few apply to certain situations: someone hasn’t owned a primary for at least three years prior to buying, a displaced homemaker or single parent who



Let’s talk countertops. These beauties can make or break a design. Be it the functionality, the cohesive color scheme, or the types of textures in a kitchen, countertops and their finishes can really be the crowning glory or the cause of devastation in a kitchen remodel. For any homeowner looking to remodel their kitchen space, picking the right style of a workspace can be daunting, but knowing the potential benefits and downfalls of each individual material can be the difference between a useful counter space and one that fails to meet expectations.

In an attempt to maintain organization, we will discuss the countertops in a relative order of least to most expensive, though certain styles and tastes may bump materials up or down on the list.



If your home is not bringing you as much joy anymore, it may be time to make a change. There are a few options regarding fixing this: moving or fixing up the place. Each has its own positive aspects and negative aspects, but there are many reasons why remodeling may be a better bet for you than packing up and relocating to a new home.

A remodel is a good idea if you are planning on staying in your home for a while. If you haven’t been in the place for a while yet, or even if you have, there is generally a thought that the grass looks greener in a new lawn. Along with the stress that is analyzing a budget for buying a home new to you or building a new home and inspecting places that are up for sale, the stress of moving is a real thing. It




If you have ever been confused by the jargon, regulations, or culture of the real estate market, don’t feel bad— it happens to all of us. There are so many different things to consider when trying to make a real estate transaction that it is understandable to be confused. However, we can’t just shrug this confusion off and continue on our day, at some point most of us will be involved in some sort of real estate transaction so it is best to have those questions answered now. Some questions that we will cover today are things like how home prices are set, whether you should include appliances in the sale of your home, and so on and so forth. If you have ever asked questions like these then you are in luck. However, if we don’t cover your question



So you’ve done it, you’ve finally bought your dream home. It is beautiful and it even has all the bells and whistles. You’re happy. You’re excited. But most of all, you are protective. This is your dream home for crying out loud and you are going to do everything you can to protect it. But how do you do that? Who do you call, what do you buy, and what is it going to cost? If you were to believe all the ads on TV then you may be looking at buying way too much, throwing away a lot more money than necessary. In this article, we are going to go over the basics of securing your home, a few tips on how to secure your home on a budget, and so on— but first let’s dive into the most important part: potential threats to your new domicile.

What can