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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



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.




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




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



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