Wednesday, November 30, 2016


 This incredible custom remodel, inside & out is at 9128 W Hackamore Drive, Boise ID 83709! NEW: windows, exterior stucco, architectural shingle roof, kitchen cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances, carpet & wood flooring, interior doors & lighting. Sun Valley textured ceilings and walls & designer paint throughout. 200+ sq ft master suite addition with walk-in closet, custom tiled twin-head shower, double sink vanity & separate WC! .97 acre flat, splittable lot! Central to shopping, restaurants, cinemas and 8 minutes to Downtown!

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Tips and tricks to keep your home show-ready!

Selling a home that you're living in can be stressful and difficult. One of the most difficult parts is keeping your house show-ready. We have collected a list of simple tips and tricks to keep your house maintained and ready to sell!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Selling a Home with a Pet

While having a pet when you're buying a home can help you close, having a pet while you're selling a home might raise flags for potential buyers. Even if you're pet is well trained, Rover might make an offer fall through. We have collected some tips and tricks to help pet-proof your home before putting it up for sale!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Pets can help you buy or sell a home

When people are making a big decision, like buying or selling their home, it helps to connect with the buyer/seller on an emotional level. Luckily, almost everyone has a furry or scaly critter in their life that they love. Here's several ways that mentioning pets has helped close a home!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Other factors when buying a home

When considering buying a new home, everyone checks things like the schools and commute time. However, there are many more factors you may want to consider when making such a serious decision. If you want to make sure you are buying smart, consider the advice here.

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Thanksgiving Kitchen

Thanksgiving has come and gone. With this holiday came the dinner to end all dinners. Did you notice that your kitchen might be laid out in a weird way for how many guests you have? Here is an article that will help you find a format that will help you best to sell your house!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New home for the Holidays

With the holidays here, would you like to be celebrating them in a new home? If so, call us at 208-386-2992 or email us at roger@lowesflatfee.com and we'll help you get a great present for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boise's real estate market is BOOMING!

The Boise area's job growth is almost double the national average and has nearly half the national average of unemployed people. Do you know what that means? It means Boise is a great market to buy and sell a home! The demand for housing in the area is going up, which means your house's value is rising, and there are plenty of homes to buy.

Monday, November 21, 2016

5 ways to get a Seller to Accept your Lowball Offer

Homeowners often list their home at a price that simply isn't realistic for the property. Going in with a lowball offer can be risky, but if done right, can make everyone involved happy. Here are 5 tips to help you make that lowball offer:

1. Know the Current Market
Talk with your realtor and make sure you get a good idea of what comparable houses in the same neighborhood are selling for.

2. Be Respectful of the Seller
Even if the seller's asking price is unrealistic, remain respectful. Insulting them, even if its accidentally, will not help your goal of buying their home.

3. Keep in Touch with your Agent
Your agent may get new information about the reason the listed price is so high. Make sure you check in with them frequently in order to get the latest news.

4. Make Sure your Financing is Approved
Its always a good idea to make sure you have the money for your lowball offer before you make your offer. It would be embarrassing to have to explain you didn't even have the money for the low offer.

5. Be Aware of the Consequences
If you make a lowball offer and the seller accepts, they likely wont feel much obligation to do many/any home renovations. When budgeting with a lowball offer, leave some allowance for any improvements that need to be done on the house.

Keep in mind that while lowball offers are a valid strategy in buying a home, the seller may become uninterested and sell the home you're interested in to someone else.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Remodeling your Home with your Spouse

Everyone loves shows like Property Brothers and Love it or List it. They show the transformation of a mediocre house into a beautiful home. While this is fun to watch, the stuff they don't show isn't fun. Doing a renovation can be very strenuous on a marriage.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Less is More: Happy "Use Less Stuff" day!

Today is national "Use Less Stuff" day. One great tip for selling your home is decluttering it. A home that looks neat, tiny, minimalistic, and organized tends to sell better and faster. Honor "Use Less Stuff" day by tossing some rarely used items out!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

5 Cheap Tips to Improve your Home

1. New Hardware

New locks and doorknobs are a quick and easy way to update your house and make it uniform throughout an old house.

2. Paint the Front Door

Painting your door a complementary color of your house can make your home look more inviting and add a pop of color.

3. New House Numbers

Updating the house numbers can make your house look more sylistic and easier to find

4. New Kitchen/Bathroom Fixtures

New faucets can be a cheap way to make your room look a lot more appealing and more updated

5. Paint a Piece of Furniture

Bookcases, shelves, nightstands, or tables can be painted to add a pop of color and personality to the interior of your home

A Gorgeous Home

This gorgeous home at 270 Plantation Circle Idaho Falls, ID 83404 in Victorian Village bordering Stonebrook is like new inside and out! Nearly every surface has been attractively updated, with stunning new carpet, tile, and hardwood flooring throughout. It boasts freshly painted neutral walls and trim, new modern countertops, sparkling stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, high-efficiency new ceiling fans, as well as lovely light and plumbing fixtures. It also has a new roof, driveway, and water heater. Unfinished basement is a blank palette ready to finish as you like, with space for an additional family room, bedrooms/office, bathroom and plenty of storage. Lush, grassy yard with mature trees in quiet, family-friendly culdesac. Low tax, electricity, and close to the best schools in Idaho Falls. One mile from Tautphaus park and zoo. Move-in ready today!

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is Your Home Coated in Poison?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4 million children in the United States are currently being exposed to high levels of lead in their homes. Because of this high number, you might want to know if your children would be exposed to this toxin in a new house. Luckily, we have collected a list of signs to detect lead and how to test for its presence.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Tips for Getting a Mortgage

If you're looking to buy a home, you'll probably go through a mortgage lender. There are 3 key questions that you will be asked to find out if you're eligible for a mortgage:
  1. Do you have any gaps in your employment?
  2. Are you frequently changing jobs, and if you are, and they promotions?
  3. What is the probability of your continued employment?
These questions help determine if you are someone they feel comfortable lending to. Keep these in mind before you start looking!


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Home with a Quality Location!


The location of this home on 5110 Castleton Ave is quality! It has a large backyard w/RV parking in desirable So. Nampa sub with no back or side neighbors! Builder's personal Energy Star home w/focus on quality and comfort. Dual zone HVAC, 2X6 walls, premium insulation pkg, custom cabinetry throughout, gas oven/range, large pantry, dual vanities and central vac. One-of-a-kind floor plan with two laundry rooms and storage galore. Oversized garage w/drive through back door, 10ft ceilings, workbench, hot/cold hose bib, and built-in premium overhead storage.

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