Idaho Real Estate

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As human beings, we need a place to live. It is one of those things that provides us security: shelter. However, buying a home is a bit more than just buying a roof and some walls. Your home holds all your things, it is place where you can feel safe, and it’s a place to belong. Not to mention it is a refuge from emotional, social, and workplace stresses. However, though they shelter us, the homeowner, they cannot weather all things. There are many ways that a house can get damaged, the most drastic of which come from disasters (both natural and unnatural). For the most part, you can’t do anything to prevent a disaster from happening, but you can do a few things to prepare in case of one. These preparations may not protect your home completely



A person’s home is their castle, as it is said, and with that level of respect comes the need for the coolest and newest home innovations out there. Each year technology and engineering provides us with many new and awesome innovations; which ones do you need in your home in 2017 though? Well, here we have a list of different products that are not necessarily new to homeowners, but they have not necessarily caught on just yet making them still very new and very cutting edge in our current culture.

Smart Tech

Over the past few years, Smart Tech has become the go-to thing in home innovation. Whether it is for entertainment or security or everything in between, Smart Tech will find a way to make your life easier. The purpose behind Smart Tech



For most people, if they have done anything in the wide world of real estate, have most likely heard about appraisals. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a home, selling a home, or just checking out the market, you are going to come across this concept. It is one that has great bearing on the real estate market, one that can literally change the outcome of almost any real estate deal. You may find yourself in a situation where an appraisal will come back and do good by you, but then you will also find times when the appraisal can completely alter your plans.

Appraisals, what are they?

When you hear the word appraisal in any industry outside of real estate, you usually think that something’s value is being assessed. Well, in real estate, it



It’s fun to get a new home, and it’s also fun to have a home to call your own for a lifetime. Your home is part of your heart, and as such a vital vessel in your life, proper maintenance is crucial. Keeping up with home maintenance is so much easier than putting it all off, and when you put it off you could possibly be ignoring a problem that lies under the surface. To avoid any headaches in your future due to something preventable happening in your home, here are a number of tips to keep you on top of your home maintenance responsibilities:


*Bedrooms are pretty easy to stay on top of as long as you keep the carpets clean and the windows nice and tight. It’s important in each room of your home, including the bedrooms in your home,



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



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