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June 2015

Found 3 blog entries for June 2015.

How To Buy A House When You Have Never Done It Before

It’s taken some deep soul searching, but you’ve finally come to the conclusion that you’re tired of giving a large sum of money to your landlord every month and not having anything to show in return. Congratulations- you’re on your way to becoming a homeowner!

Now the question remains, how do I get started? Maybe you’ve poked around at what’s for sale on the internet and have seen homes that you think would be a good fit, but where to begin? While there’s tons of information about how to get started on your new home search I’m going to break it down for you in 6 easy steps to help you on your way from becoming a first time home buyer.

Ask yourself, “what is owning my own home worth?”

Meet with a Real Estate Expert

Not to toot my own horn,

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Ten Most Common Home Inspection Items

As life events go a Home Inspection, whether buying or selling a house, can be one of the more stressful ones. No matter where you’re at in the process, as a buyer- once you’ve written your offer or as a seller once you’ve received an offer the next step is for the home to be inspected.

For home sellers- it’s not required, but suggested you have a pre-listing home inspection done prior to listing your home for sale. A prelist inspection of a home can provide peace of mind knowing that any unknown issues could come up makes for a smooth transaction.

No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, you may have items that should be repaired prior to listing your home. Not only may it come up during a buyer’s home inspection but certain repairs may

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Here are the latest updates from your Boise Real Estate Center for May 2015. A look at Ada county stats:

  • 901 single-family homes sold, up 14.5% year-over-year
  • Distressed properties (REOs and short sales) only accounted for 3% of the homes sold, down 50% compared to last year at this time
  • The Median Sales Price was $229,000, up 9.6% year-over-year
  • Available inventory was at 2.8 months, a decrease of 9.7% year-over-year (again, new construction supply was at 5.9 months, while the supply of existing homes was at 2.2 months)
  • Days on market was at 49, which was 2 days longer than last year, due to an increase in new construction market time, at 92 days in May 2015 compared to 76 days in May 2014

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