Caldwell Idaho Real Estate

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There are many articles out there about credit and how to build it. But why does it matter? Why do you or I need to worry about building credit? And what is it in the first place? The following is a brief introduction to credit and how to build it. It is not meant to be a complete or comprehensive lesson on credit and credit scores, just a brief introduction. For more information, talk to your real estate agent or a loan officer at any bank or credit union as they will know, in detail, what will help you.

What is credit?

It is first important to ask the question, ‘what is credit’ before trying to figure out how to raise your credit. So what is it? Simply put, your credit is a way for the banks to judge how responsible you are with money. It

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Moving—it can be quite the adventure. With all the hype that surrounds packing, preparing the home for sale, and writing up contracts one had better have their new living quarters arranged as soon as possible. Once the sale of their first home is final, and the keys are handed over, it is no longer theirs and they must now find a new place to live. Hopefully that will have been taken care of long before the sale was final, however, depending on their new desired dwelling, it may take longer than anticipated—like when people choose to build their home. Since building a home can take several months, unless construction started long before their home was up for sale, they may be out of a home for a while. What is the solution then? How can they

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There’s a lot on your mind when you’re buying a home for the first time. Even if this isn’t your first house, there is still going to be a lot on your mind. It’s stressful enough looking for a house, getting the inspection done, and finally closing. After everything is over, you have the keys in hand, and you unlock the door to your new home for the first time, you don’t want to be worrying about what happens if the water heater breaks.

If you are a first time home buyer, or especially if you are buying an older house, you will want to look at purchasing a home warranty policy. This way, if you don’t have much, or any, experience taking care of maintain a home, or there are some repairs that you fear would simply be too big for you, you have

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When you buy a home, the last thing on your mind is that one day you might not be able to pay your mortgage. Being foreclosed on can be scary, stressful, and even embarrassing. No one wants to lose their home, nor have a foreclosure show up on their credit report. You lose your home, your credit takes a big hit, and the foreclosure stays on your record for seven years.

However, if you are in danger of being foreclosed on in Idaho, don’t be afraid to seek out help and assistance. Ever since the real estate market crash, when many homes all across the United States were in foreclosure, the federal government has created an assistance program that offers an immediate solution. Of course, if you are in danger of going into foreclosure, you should

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A garage is a desirable feature for any potential homeowner. Sometimes, the bigger the garage the better. However, you don’t always get exactly what you want in your home. The perfect house that fits the majority of your needs, wants, and your budget, might not come with the big two car garage that you’ve always wanted. Now, you have to make do with a single car garage. You just aren’t sure how to make the most of the smaller garage in order to have the most useable space possible.

While you can’t make your small garage larger, you can plan carefully in order to maximize the amount of storage and useable space available to you. It will take some careful planning and the right strategy, but the single car garage can work just as well as a

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As the younger generations start coming into the age where one would typically buy a home, that is not really happening as much anymore. Previously, many people sought out starter homes, where they could plant some roots in a community, before moving on to a bigger and better house. However, the millennial generation is quite different, especially when it comes to buying their first home.

While this is not always true, a broad range of millennials are a part of a far more mobile society. Settling down and planting roots are not as important, or simply not the first priority of many millennials. Travel and freedom are important, and owning a home is not the same status symbol that it used to be. Of course, this doesn’t mean that there

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Finding the right neighborhood quickly

When you are looking at relocating to a different city, or even moving to a new neighborhood within the same city, it can be a challenge to find the right neighborhood and community that you need. Even if you have lived in a city for an extended period of time, that doesn’t mean that you know a lot about neighborhoods outside of your own. So how do you go about finding a new neighborhood? More specifically, how do you go about finding the right neighborhood? Sometimes, you’ll need to do so quickly, especially if you are relocating for a new job.

Use City Guides and Reviews

The internet is full of information, and it can even be incredibly useful when you are hunting for the right neighborhood for your move. From websites built around reviewing

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Avoid these common traps when buying your next home

Do you remember how it felt when you bought your first house? You were probably just as terrified as you were excited. For good reason. Buying a home is a big decision. It’s most likely one of the biggest purchases that you will ever make, unless you purchase another home in the future. It can be a stressful situation, and you want to make sure that you’re doing the right thing, and getting the best deal. But sometimes, emotions can overrule your head, or you just might not be as prepared as you should be.

Don’t Get Trapped

Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, there are some common traps that you should avoid. While these are common mistakes, they are easy to avoid once you know about them. So don’t worry. You’ll be able to make

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Low Inventory? What you need to know

What is low inventory?

Over the past several years, real estate and the housing market have had their share of ups and downs. Now, there’s talk that the housing market is in recovery, which should be good news for everyone, buyers and sellers included. But now, as spring approaches, and the housing market prepares for the biggest season for real estate, is the housing market really in recovery?

A phrase has been thrown around a lot. This phrase is low inventory. But what does this mean? It’s simple, really. In the housing market, inventory consists of the houses that are up for sale. The more houses on the market, the greater the inventory. The fewer houses on the market, the lower the inventory. Thus, low inventory.

Low inventory is the

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It's the big question among those who are evaluating their options for purchasing or buying a home in Boise, Idaho. The time is now to create a plan for success, and we are here to make the decision making, as well as the process a little bit easier.

Decisions to Make

Deciding to buy or rent in Boise, Idaho is full of little and big considerations to mull over. It's perhaps the biggest question in real estate, and many people find themselves grappling with the decision more often than not. 

There are several reasons why in most housing markets across the country it is more affordable to buy than to rent. Home prices have fallen, and mortgage rates remain at historically low levels. In some cases, rent is on the rise, and Boise is no exception

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