Meridian Idaho Real Estate

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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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When you’re getting ready for your home appraisal, it’s normal to feel nervous. What are the appraisers going to look for? What are they going to check? Is there something I am able to do to help things go well? These are just a few of the things that may enter your mind when getting ready. The scariest part of any new adventure is the unknown. Calm your mind by learning what exactly the home appraiser will check for when looking at your home. The following is a list of what home appraisers check at an appraisal:

They will look at your amenities. The home appraiser will look at the features in your home. Does your home have air conditioning and central heating? What types of air and heating does your home contain? What appliances do you have

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Regardless of where you live, what type of home you live in, and how long you’ve been living in a place, utilities are always a necessity begging to be paid. If you are late or don’t make a payment, suddenly all of the conveniences of modern day living cease to be. Many people - both renters and homeowners alike- become frustrated by the change of seasons and the random spikes in utility bills and wonder what ways they can save money monthly. Well, we are here to give you a few tips about ways to keep from sticker shock every time the electrical company sends a bill your way.

First, let’s cover some of the minor changes you can make to your home or apartment. There are simple tips that allow for a potentially big change, especially for those on

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Buying a home consists of numerous payments. From down payments to recurring costs over time, and not to mention any renovations or changes that may need to be made, it can add up to quite a large sum of cash. However, although it’s quite pricey to buy a home, if you do it right and know ways to save here and there, you will end up keeping more money in your pocket than if you just went in unknowing. For good tips on how to save money when purchasing a house, check out the following list of money-saving techniques:

*Think ahead. If you start saving and thinking ahead of time—well before you are actually searching for houses to buy—you will come out on top. Start saving for a down payment. Down payments are typically 10%, but the more you put down

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The phrase “For Sale By Owner” is something most of us have heard but not a lot of us really understand. When it comes to houses on the market, what does it really mean to the buyer and seller for a house to be “For Sale By Owner” (also referred to as FSBO)? On the surface, the difference is simple: when a house is FSBO, there is no listing agent associated with the house and its selling process. That’s right—the seller is their own agent. This seems like it could be either really beneficial or really awful, right? Well, when done correctly, it can be an amazing path to take. However, it’s not the path for everyone.

If a person were to sell his or her house without a listing agent, he or she would need to be familiar with the housing market

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Having an open house is a great way to interest possible clients in the home or homes you hold an open house in. Open houses are a way to show the public the inside of the home, the amenities it comes with, and gives the interested parties a chance to imagine where they would put furniture if they were to move in themselves.

When choosing the open house date, choose weekends where you and prospective buyers usually have more time. Have your open house a few times, at the same times within the month. For example, have your open house Sunday from 3 pm - 6 pm, for the month of April. So that people who are thinking about visiting your home can come see it for the first time, or the second, or third time, to make a decision. Remember to review the

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Taking a home from old school to modern is something that a lot of homeowners want to do this year and there are fewer times like the present to make that happen. 2017, like all the years before it, has promised to bring about many new improvements for homeowners, but which ones will make your house the most chic and functional? This year, let’s take advantage of all the awesome new innovations and gadgets on the market and make your home as modern as we can.

Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home

Smart technology is not a new concept. There are numerous smart devices out there nowadays. However, the real crime is that, even with all this technology, we still haven’t seen it get fully integrated into a plentitude of homes. Yes, sure, there are a

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Renting can be a drag. Always having to listen to the upstairs neighbors race with their pet elephants, trying not to make noise that will bother the downstairs neighbors and still hearing them bang on the ceiling signifying your slippered shuffles are too loud, and many other grievances tend to come with renting from an apartment complex. Living in a separate rental home isn’t always the greatest option either. Often, landlords take a bit of time to get things fixed and you can’t shower since you must wait for a plumber to come clear out the drains. Sometimes, renting can be a great situation with a landlord who gets your jokes and lives to care for their properties. Though, a new chapter in your life may just around the corner.

Buying a home

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The decision to buy a house is a big one and one that can end up costing you quite a bit of money. After the actual mortgage payment that goes into buying a house there are actually a lot of other expenses that you need to be aware of. We are going to explore these extra expenses, the hidden costs if you will, and help you get ready to pay for the dream home you have always wanted. It is important to know that this is not an exhaustive list of expenses and costs; the actual amount you will be paying and the number of costs is dependent on your local laws, the lender you work with and chosen real estate agent.

The Down Payment

Down payments are very important when it comes to buying a house and are a cost that everyone needs to be aware of.

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When you are building a new home, you have a lot of important decisions to make, one of them being how you will heat your home. Between picking your carpet colors, and deciding on a floor plan, you really should take a moment to think about how you plan to heat your home. There is a myriad of options out there for people who want to break away from traditional gas furnaces and each of them have their own benefits and drawbacks. However, it is important to remember that heating technology has made dramatic advances over the last few years and options that may have seemed inefficient or archaic in the past are now not only viable, but preferred in some cases. Below we will talk about the pros and cons of three of these systems: pellet stoves,

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