Idaho Real Estate

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Credit is a very important part of the real estate world, and with so many people still trying to rebuild their credit it is no wonder why many people are asking the question: “Can I buy a home with poor credit?” It is a bit of a polarized issue thanks to the many different rules, regulations, and players that are involved in the mortgage game. So, unfortunately, we can’t give you a solid yes or no on the subject. We can, however, tell you what we know and feel about the general atmosphere of home loans in the Boise area. Nothing we say here should be taken as a guarantee as the real choice comes down to your lender. So, today, we are going to go through the basics of the credit score, why it is such a vital part of the home buying process, and

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Working on a project or two around your house can be a really fun experience, especially if you have been saving up for it. However, before starting on a new project, you should first find out exactly how much it will cost and weigh its benefits and costs. A lot of people tend to want to fix up something new in their home, like an extra room or a fixture that adds a little extra personality to their house, but many people fail to think of the practicality and cost of such renovations. While there are many renovations worth doing, there are many other that just aren’t worth the money you have to spend to create them.

Creating Something out of Your Attic

Fixing up a rickety old attic seems like an exciting idea. There are so many

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With housing topics comes tons of lingo that may be confusing to people not familiar with the industry. Phrases such as “adjusted sales rate,” “annual percentage rate,” “closing costs,” “single-family units,” and “multi-family units” can be overwhelming to know. So, let’s focus on the last two (and most specifically on that last one). Many people have heard of single-family units but get thrown off when hearing of multi-family units; hearing these two phrases can cause people to wonder what the differences are. The following is a list of the differences and definitions of both:

Single-Family Unit

These housing units are also called single-detached dwellings, single-family residences, or single-family detached homes. They are defined as being a

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If you are planning on buying a home, or have recently bought a home, then you need to make sure you know all about homeowner associations. Homeowner associations, or HOAs, are in just about every city and neighborhood in the county effecting almost every homeowner. However, even though they are very common, how active and involved they are will depend on the neighborhood. So, once you have learned what they are and what they can do, it is best to do research into the HOA where you plan to build and or live so you know what you will be getting into. Today we want to explain a little about what an HOA is, what they do, and how they can be a benefit to a homeowner. We won’t get into HOA horror stories, but rather how they can do good. That being

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While searching the market for the ideal home, it’s likely that a home listed as “for sale by owner” may creep into view. Though purchasing a home from the owner rather than through a real estate agent can be a bit daunting, many of the steps are the same. It can be a bit more time consuming and take a bit more work, but if the home is the right one, then it can definitely be worth it.

Many people have experienced the wait that can happen when one agent is waiting to hear back from another agent. This can make the house hunting process a bit more lengthy. Often, buyers enjoy the ability to communicate directly with the owner rather than wait to hear from them through a chain of people. Although this can speed up the communication process, it

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When you buy a home there are a lot of options open to you. For instance, you can buy a home by getting a loan, you can rent to own, or you can buy with cash. Now, as you have probably already guessed by the title, we are going to talk more about buying homes with cash. Now, it may seem like a simple concept, but the idea does have a few nuances to it that make it slightly more complicated than it appears. Today we are going to briefly go over what the difference is between traditional financing methods and buying with cash. We will then talk about the benefits of buying a home with cash, or being a ‘cash buyer’ as the agents say, and then we will talk about the way one would

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The number of homeowners in 2017 who have decided to remodel or renovate their homes is quite high. There are many reasons for this jump, but most of them have to do with a positive uptick in the economy. Compared to 2010, and even last year, homeowners are becoming increasingly more comfortable with the status of their jobs and finances. This leads to higher confidence to branch out and upgrade many areas of life- including home improvements. Plus, most home improvements that are completed properly can be rolled into a higher selling cost when the homeowner is ready to sell.

This year could be one of the best years to get started on refinishing floors and upgrading appliances because the remodeling business is at the beginning of a boom.

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One of the first things people should notice when they walk into a space is the time and effort that has been put into designing and decorating it. There are many ways to spruce up a home and make it more welcoming for the homeowner as well as any guests, but one way that can stand out as a shining statement is the flooring. That’s right! Flooring has a great effect on making a home feel more elegant, but it can also have the opposite effect if the floor is a weird color or old and has not had the proper upkeep. If the current flooring falls into the second category, or if a change is what’s desired, then picking out and installing new flooring is a great option to research.

As with most design aspects, there are many different directions

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Tiny houses, are they the future of housing as we know it? Today we are going to dive into the subject of one of the world’s newest trends in housing: tiny houses. Tiny houses— no, not a small house, a tiny house, are a spectacular evolution in our culture as far as housing is concerned, by taking the desire for a huge home with rooms upon rooms and trading it out for a small abode that is no bigger than most camper trailers.

What is a tiny house?

A tiny house is, at its core, a small house. We are talking about small houses that look no bigger than a 2 car garage or even smaller. You see, tiny houses are … tiny. They are built much like camper trailers where they are designed to pack as much stuff into a single space as possible while

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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

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