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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



For a lot of people, real estate is a bit of a foreign world. We have all bought and sold things before, but buying and selling homes and properties is surprisingly different due in large part to the massive ramifications that they can have. Not to mention there are new ways of doing things that can seem so different from what we normally deal with in our day to day lives— I mean, come on, how often do people actually move? These large ramifications that we mentioned and new details can cause a lot of people to have questions and today we are going to endeavor to answer a few of them.

Should I sell the appliances with the house?

A question that a lot of people ask when they are putting a house up for sale is about whether they should sell



For many people who are building homes, remodeling homes, or are just ready for a change, the question of flooring always is a puzzling one. The two main contestants in this fight: carpet and hardwood. Which is better? Which is more cost effective? And which will I like more? In this article, we will take a look at these two giants of the flooring world and examine their pros and cons. We aren’t meaning this to be financial advice by any means, but rather as education so that you can learn more about these two options.

Let us start with Hardwood. Hardwood is an awesome piece of flooring that has become much more popular over the last few years. There are many pros and cons to hardwood, so let’s take a look.

Pros of Hardwood

#1 Hardwood



Building a home involves a lot of decisions. You need to pick a floor plan, the carpets, and everything in between. One of these decisions is how you plan to heat the home. Now, most people would go with a traditional gas furnace, but did you know there are other ways that you can heat your home? There are many different ways you can heat your home, each with their own set of pros and cons. For many years people were limited to the gas furnace and other derivatives of it. However, nowadays, there are plenty of options that are equally efficient. In this article, we will talk about three different options: electric forced air heating, geothermal heating, and pellet stove heating.

Electric Forced Air Heating

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Looking for a place to stay while your new Boise home is being built? Need a place to live while you build your credit? What if you aren’t ready to buy a home? Whatever your reason for wanting to rent a home in Boise, there are plenty of options available to you — options that can hold you over for a season until your housing situation gets better.

In this article, we will talk a little bit about the reasons people rent homes, what kind of homes there are here in Boise, where you can find them, and much more. So, without further ado, let us begin.

We briefly talked about this earlier, but there are many reasons why someone would want to rent instead of buy. Now, as we have explained in other blogs, buying a home is a much better long-term



Ah, real estate investing. There are few things like it. Over the past few years Real estate investing has become quite a popular trend and it doesn’t seem to be slowing. For both passive and professional investors it is one of the most widely used investment vehicle. But it is such a broad term. What is real estate investing, why is it so profitable, and why doesn’t everyone do it? We’ll talk all about these and, more importantly, the different types of real estate investing you can use.

Real estate investing has been a popular investment vehicle for a long time now. A lot of its popularity comes from its difference from the stock market. In the stock market you buy and sell shares of a company and if the company tanks, you lose your money.



There are many people out there that discuss back and forth which is better, buying a home, or renting. While everyone’s situation is different, it is important to realize that there is a host of reasons why buying is more advantageous to a person than renting. Now, don’t get us wrong, renting has a time and a place, however with homeownership comes a great deal of benefits—benefits that are both monetary and psychological. Here are the top 10 reasons to when considering homeownership or renting:

Reason #1: Mortgage Payments Buy You an Asset, Rent Payments Don’t

It’s the number one reason in most people’s books, and for good reason. But why is that? Let’s look at it a little more in depth. An average mortgage payment here in Boise is going


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For those of you who are new to the Boise area, or are searching to buy a house in Boise, then you may be curious what the area is like and what can be expected of each part of town. Is it commercial or residential? What kind of homes does it have? How far is it from downtown Boise? And so on and so forth. Well, if these questions have ever crossed your mind, then you are in luck — this article is for you!

To start off, let’s explain how Boise is divided. The city of Boise can be divided into 8 distinct parts: Downtown, the North End, the East End, South East Boise, the Boise Bench (AKA the Bench), South Boise, the West Valley, and North Boise. Each of these areas is different from the next and has its own amenities, atmosphere, and