Idaho Real Estate

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Throughout time, generations come and go and often are classified through various quirks and trends brought on by history and time period. The up and coming generation dubbed “millennials” is no stranger to the phenomenon of blazing a new trail in the same way that many past generations have done. Since the world is an ever changing place, millennials often find themselves in positions that older generations may not understand. There is a higher propensity for this group of 18-34-year-olds to find themselves in debt with student loans, credit card debts, and various other financial obligations despite the fact that the job market isn’t what it used to be. Because of this, many millennials have moved back in with loved ones or find homes and

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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- these three pillars have been declared as inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independance. As such, citizen of the United States often spend their lives working for different things pertaining to each pillar. As time progressed, talk of the American Dream - which included life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - became more and more common. For decades, the United States has been comprised of people who have sought out their own dreams and for many, owning a home was a part of the definition of the American Dream. In today’s society, non-owner occupied homes can make up for almost 30% of Idaho’s properties. So, what makes owning a home better than renting, especially when so much of the

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There are several options available for people looking to buy a home. Buying an existing home is an option. Whether it’s a foreclosure, for sale by owner, or a sale through a realtor, an existing home has its perks and challenges. Likewise, building a home can be a great experience, but it takes a bit of research, time, and can be a bit unpredictable. No matter the choice, moving into a new home can be stressful and fun, but what are the pros and cons of both building and buying?

Building a home is a great way to ensure that the home is exactly what the buyer needs. Sometimes, it can be hard to find an existing floor plan that accommodates all of the things that a buyer is looking for, so building a home from scratch can offer customization

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There are few professions in America as exciting, vital, and misunderstood as the real estate agent. They do quite a bit for our communities, helping us to buy and sell homes and advising us in matters of real estate investing. However, despite their value, there are quite a few people buying homes without an agent. While this is completely legal and not impossible by any means, it does present quite a few problems that a lot of people do not foresee. Buying a home without an agent can actually make the process much harder, and, in some cases, could end up costing you more money than it would have cost to hire an agent in the first place. So, in order to dispel rumors and explain what the home buying process would look like with and without and agent,

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Many people in today’s society love a good challenge. Maybe that’s why the trend of buying homes to fix up and sell has become ever more popular as time progresses. Renovating a home can be entertaining, fun, and fulfilling if done properly. Like many other types of risks, however, flipping a home can be frustrating if the market crashes or if expensive, unexpected projects crop up. A bit of research can help, not only during the renovation process but also prior to acquiring the property.

Purchasing the property and home to fix is the real key to turning a profit. Because so many homes are old, dilapidated, and in disrepair, it can be hard to know what may be too much to handle. When viewing a property, ask questions. This is incredibly

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Some people have the gift of a golden thumb—one who is great at doing what others feel is the impossible. For instance, most people don’t have all that is required to fix up a home without training, knowledge, and the physical capacity to do all that taxing manual labor. However, some people are great at it, and enjoy it to boot. For those people with the knack for fixing and building, buying homes to fix and sell is a profitable business.

Before you give up because you don’t have any prior experience in fixing up and selling homes, stop for a moment and think of the possibilities and financial opportunities that come with this job. You may not even have to be the one to do the manual labor. Intrigued? Check out the following list of things to

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When it’s time to move there are a lot of things to do as well as a lot of decisions that have to be made. Amongst all these decisions, the one that seems to be avoided most frequently is whether you should live in a single-family home or a multi-family unit. Of all the multi-family units you can choose from, the ones you will see the most on the market are townhouses, duplexes, condominiums, and apartments. They are each different in their own way with nuanced differences that can dramatically affect the way of life of those who choose to live there. But what are these differences and what are the pros and cons of living in one of these multi-family units?

The Townhouse

Townhouses are very closely related to duplexes, but they are a bit

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Buying a home is a big step in everyone’s life. The need for shelter as a human being is strong, but you aren’t just buying shelter when you sign those papers. Homes are a place where you can find protection from the physical threats that are out there as well as the emotional ones as well. They are a place where you can make memories, a place where you can feel safe, and a place that you can all your own. Unfortunately, though, homes are not indestructible. There are forces in this world that can do both major and minor damage to your home without much warning, so it is best to be ready for when they hit. While there is no way to prevent a disaster, there are some ways that you can increase your home’s chances of surviving. There are no

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So you’ve finally done it, you’ve finished your deck. Now your backyard has a designated space for rest, relaxation, or recreation. But now, what to do next? What kind of accessories and additions will take your deck to the next level? Well, look no further. Here are 10 cool deck ideas that will make your deck the talk of the town and your new favorite place to hang out.

Torches

Lighting is very important for an outdoor recreational area. You can achieve this in many ways, but there are few things as awesome as some torches. Now, when we say torches, these can be open flame torches or just electric lights in the shape of a torch. Whatever you are comfortable with is the best. Now, there are plenty of different torch styles, all of which have a

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When you buy a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, you will indefinitely need a credit score and a good one at that. The credit score is a vital part of the home buying process, yet there are many people, especially those who are buying their first home, that don't know what it is and why it is important. If this has ever caused you to wonder, then you are in the right place. Today we are going to give you a basic understanding of what a credit score is, why it’s important. Please consider however that this is only a basic lesson. There are more things to know about credit scores that we don’t have the time to explain today. Make sure you talk with a professional such as a lender or a loan officer at a bank for more information.

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