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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween! Hope it is filled with yummy treats, friends, and laughter! Stay safe when you are trick-or-treating and steer clear of haunted houses. Everyone knows they probably wouldn't pass an inspection.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Internet Day!


October 29th is Internet day, celebrating the origin of the very first internet transmission ever! Now the internet is used by most people every single day. Including realtors and home-buyers alike. With the modern convenience of the internet make sure you aren't over paying your realtor. Lowe's Flat Fee makes sure to keep things fair, reasonable, and keep extra money in your pocket!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/internet-day/

Friday, October 28, 2016

Don't get Spooked About Buying a Home


Purchasing real estate is a massive life decision and can be very frightening. However, most of the terrifying things about buying a home are not as bad as they seem. Here are some of the more common fears about buying a home broken down and explained.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/terrified-to-buy-a-home/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Green Homes are Great!


Green homes are homes that have energy and water efficient features or environmentally friendly materials or both. They are good for the planet and good for your pocket. Efficient systems means lower utility bills each month. Lower bills is always happy news!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Put Extra Money in Your Pocket!


When you initially get a home loan, lenders will only give you what you can afford but circumstances can change very quickly. Mortgages tend to put a strain on a budget if there is a change in job, health, or if unexpected expenses come up. Luckily, there are several ways that you can potentially lower your monthly mortgage payments and put money back in your pockets.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/score-a-lower-mortgage-payment/

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Selling a Home with Pets


When trying to sell your home you have to make plans for your pets. Potential buyers will probably not be interested in your cat rubbing up against their leg trying to get attention or the dog running around the backyard. Here are 6 very important steps to take when trying to sell a home with pets.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/sell-home-pets/

Monday, October 24, 2016

First-time Buyers Best Buy Might be a Townhome


Owning your own space is definitely an upgrade from renting. However, if you are going from renting a space to owning your own, making a smaller transition could make things easier. Townhomes are great option for this because they are easier to care for than a detached single-family home.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/what-is-a-townhouse/

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Home Equity Loans Explained


You can use the equity in your home to your benefit. Whether it be for a home renovation or other big expenses that can't be covered with a smaller line of credit, a Home Equity Line of Credit might be just what you are needing.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/home-equity-line-of-credit/

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mother-in-law Suite, Yes or No?


Multi-generational living is becoming an increasingly common practice. Most homes are not always set up in effective ways to make this work. Adding a mother-in-law suite is definitely something to look into to give everyone the space they need to live comfortably.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/build-inlaw-suite/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Costs of Professionally Staging Your Home


Staging your home is extremely beneficial when you are trying to sell. If you are seeking professional help knowing the costs of staging is important when deciding if you will stage your home using a stager or try and do it yourself. Going with a professional can often make the process easier on you and take a way some of the stress while you are in the process of moving.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/how-much-does-home-staging-cost/

Beautiful Idaho Falls Home!


2965 Shawna Court in Idaho,Falls has a gorgeous kitchen with knotty alder cabinets, tile floors, and a large pantry. Main floor laundry/mudroom includes hooks and shelves. Master suite includes a walk in closet and a walk in shower with dual shower heads. Basement has large family room and big storage room. Oversized 2 car garage gives extra storage! Fully fenced, landscaped yard has a garden spot and producing raspberry and strawberry plants. Close to the park, schools, and within walking distance to INL bus stop.

See the photos below, and then click here for more information! You can also learn more about us at www.lowesflatfee.com.










Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bad Credit? You Might Still be Able to Buy a House.


Having bad credit normally means the end of the road when it comes to house searching. There may be ways to improve you credit score you haven't thought of yet. Here are some good things to look into if you are trying to buy a new home with less than perfect credit.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/how-to-buy-a-home-with-bad-credit/

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Great Find with Potential Mother-in-law Suite or Income Apartment!


2940 E 650 N in Roberts, Idaho is an immaculate home that has a lot to offer. The entire home looks fresh and new with new paint, new window treatments, and beautiful new light fixtures throughout. The main level shows with modern colors, two-toned paint, all new renovated bathroom, and new countertops and backsplash in the kitchen. With almost an acre of land, this gorgeous yard includes several mature fruit trees, a large garden spot, mature landscape trees, fire pit area, flower beds, large storage sheds, and even a greenhouse! The basement is full of possibility having a second kitchen, second laundry, and walkout entrance. Enjoy a canning kitchen, separate income apartment, or even a mother-in-law space. Be sure to come see this amazing property today!

See the photos below, and then click here for more information! You can also learn more about us at www.lowesflatfee.com.










Home Repairs You Shouldn't Avoid


Some home repairs are minimal and can be put aside until a convenient time arises to fix them. Other home repairs can have extremely costly or even deadly consequences if they are ignored. Things such as roof repair, dryer vent cleanings, and foundation issues need to be taken care of as soon as possible.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/urgent-home-repairs/

Monday, October 17, 2016

6 Myths to Avoid


With any subject there are always myths surrounding it. That includes selling your home. Here is a list of common misconceptions you should steer clear of when trying to sell your home.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Think there's a fall real estate slump? Think again!

Homeowners often consider the fall to be a poor time to sell a home.

But these days, buyers are still shopping.

In fact, pending sales, closed sales and median sales figures in Ada and Canyon counties are all up over this time last year.

The reasons are very interesting.

Click here to learn more about why selling -- and buying -- a home today is a great deal according to the Boise Regional REALTORS®.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall Home Sales



Fall is the time of year when we tend to see the housing market make a slight dip. Between the dropping temperatures, school schedules, and the upcoming holiday season many people are no longer on the search for a new home. Here is a study of the housing market trends in Ada and Canyon counties. 

http://boirealtors.com/home-prices-remain-strong-due-buyer-demand-low-inventory/

Thursday, October 13, 2016

One of the Largest Backyards in Lochsa Falls!!


1639 W Ham Rapids St. is an immaculate 3,600 sq. ft., 4 bdd/3 bth home in coveted Lochsa Falls neighborhood! This custom-designed home has it all! Main level master suite, master bath with granite countertops & tile floor/shower w/soak tub, large kitchen with bamboo flooring & granite countertops that opens to the living room. Enjoy the flex/5th bedroom on the main level, plus three bedrooms upstairs, a loft & a separate bonus room! This home also features one of the largest backyards in Lochsa Falls! Welcome home!!!

See the photos below, and then click here for more information! You can also learn more about us at www.lowesflatfee.com.


























Well Cared for Home & Move-in-Ready!


552 S Iron Springs Ave. in Kuna, Idaho is close to town, 10 minutes from Meridian & 15 from Boise. Great curb appeal on lrg corner lot w/front covered porch & large garage. Home boasts tile floors in huge master bath, & 2 other baths along w/laundry & travertine tile in the kitchen & dining. Extensive upgraded flooring on the main level, lots of fresh paint inside & out, with updated & newer appliances. Fully fenced east facing backyard w/space for a garden, & has RV parking. Fully sprinkled lawns & BBQ deck.

See the photos below, and then click here for more information! You can also learn more about us at www.lowesflatfee.com.