Home Inspections

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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


When it comes to landscaping your backyard, it’s important to keep one thing in mind-- be creative. There is no right or wrong way to do things when decorating or landscaping your backyard, so do what you like and make it your own. Obviously, all safety precautions need to be taken when landscaping, but safety aside, have fun with it-- it’s your backyard.

Outdoor living is a big part of the Idaho culture. So, when landscaping your yard, consider adding a patio or deck if you don’t already have one. Back patios and decks come in various shapes and sizes. For instance, they can easily made of bricks, flagstone, wood, and even cement or concrete, so there are plenty of options of what material to use.

Another part of build a patio is the decision of


Of course you're excited, you've done all the work and now you are almost closed on your new home.
A final walkthrough is usually done by buyers a few days before closing to make sure that everything is right with the house they're set to buy. Try as hard as you can to keep from thinking about where the hutch will go or the big screen; this is an important step of home buying that could cost you if overlooked. You will want the first day in your new home to be relaxing and wonderful instead of repairing what you did not see before closing. The final inspection may not be fun, but it can't be forgotten as an integral part of smart home buying.

Everyone has a different way of doing a final walkthrough, but everything must be looked at and tested.
It may have


Have you ever bought a car that seemed great, but it ended up being terrible with it breaking down and costing you money?  You wouldn't want that to happen with housing for sale that can cost ten times more than your car. Follow these careful tips to make sure that you will love your house and it won’t cost you major money.

Becoming a Savvy Home Buyer

Start with building your knowledge of what can happen to housing for sale that you are looking for. Browse the internet.; If you are buying an older home, this is even more important. There are also T.V. shows that could help.  When you go through the house, you will want to be very detailed in checking it thoroughly. It is smart to have experts to assist you, but you will want to have some knowledge


 Two Story House

You have just moved into your new home. All of your stuff is packed into boxes of all different sizes and shapes, standing awkwardly in the center of your living room. The rest of the rooms are empty and, with a few exceptions, completely devoid of color, design, and the “you” element that turns this new-to-you house into a home. So, what do you do? This whole decorating idea is intimidating. Take a step back, though, and take stock of the beautiful opportunity you have before you. See, in this case, you get to sidestep the organizational disaster of tearing down your old decorations. You have effectively taken the re- out of redecorating. Think of it as a blank slate, a fresh start to make the place entirely your own. When looking for blank slates to


Two Story Ranch Style Home

Owning your own home is a major commitment, and involves more than just relaxing weekends or nights spent in front of the fireplace. Your castle, no matter how perfect and new, is subject to the gradual breakdown of repeated use. It requires daily upkeep and maintenance to keep it in the perfect running order it was the day you bought it. Part of being a homeowner is making occasional repairs, and even if you aren't one of those die hard do-it-yourself types, there are a few jobs around the house that don't have to be done by a professional to get done correctly. Increase your know how and get to saving money by taking on these five do-it-yourself and home maintenance projects.

Commode Fixes


So, in the art of basic upkeep, we'll begin with the


You've come so far. You've battled your way through the rigor of finding your perfect home and now you're ready to turn that dream of home ownership into a reality. But there's one thing your new house doesn't come with. An instruction manual. Nevertheless, you have the keys to your castle and you're excited to move forward!

You've got the change of address sent off to the USPS, you're packed, you've got the rental truck, and you've even priced out movers to help with the big stuff. But what else is there? Here, we've compiled a nifty little list of all the small (and some big) things that may not occur to you as you're waist deep in the challenge of moving.

Of course, if you're moving into a brand new home, you probably won't have to do anything.


Freshly Landscaped House

You have finally reached the decision to sell your home. Step one - check! Now that you have that resolution in your mind, you can start the selling process. But before the fliers, the listings, the open house, the contract, and the closing, you need to set the price of your home. Your Realtor can help with the Comparative Market Analysis to assign an initial value to your home before it goes on the market.

After a buyer has expressed interest in your home and a purchase offer has been issued, the mortgage lender will send a licensed appraiser to your home to assess your homes value. This critical analysis is used to set the value of your home based on location, condition, footage, and other features. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that


Two Story Meridian House
With the gradual recovery of the real estate market, the number of homes for sale has increased. Buyers have a large number of opportunities when it comes to choosing a home. With the market as energetic as it promises to be in 2013, its important to avoid mistakes in your selling strategies. Here are a few tips for avoiding mistakes that may cost you the opportunity to sell your home.

Set Your Selling Price Wisely

Meridian Master Bedroom

One of the first decisions you make when you place your home on the market is the selling price. When making this decision, you must be sensitive to the market. Even if you paid more for your home, it may not sell for as much now as it did then. If you price your home with the intent to completely recover all of the money you spent, you


The sun is holding onto the sky just a little bit longer before it retreats behind the horizon. Trickles of chilly water run downhill as snowbanks melt, and the air swirls with bursts of unexpected warmth. Slushy mud puddles mark the well traveled winter footpaths. The strong hand of the cold winter is fading, and releasing the things it held onto for so many months. And as you watch Mother Nature clear out the snows of winter to welcome the vigor of spring the thought crosses your mind, “I should probably do some spring cleaning.” All of those dusty shutters, grimy showers, and cluttered closets could really use some help. Here’s how to start.

Donate, Dispose, and De-clutter

Clothing Donations For The Needy in Idaho

Before you do any sort of deep cleaning, you need to get rid of