Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spacious Pocatello Home

 This spacious located at 4845 Kim Dr, Pocatello, ID 83204 is a great deal! It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2 half-baths, 3 floors, a covered patio, and a 3 car garage!

For more information, click here! For pictures, see below. Or contact us via www.lowesflatfee.com!

What is a Kitchenette?

Traditionally you may think of kitchenettes as the solution for spaces that cannot accommodate a full-size kitchen-such as dorm rooms, extended-stay hotels, or even rooms in your home that you're renting out. Essentially a kitchenette is, a smaller version of a kitchen. While you may still correctly assume that kitchenettes are found in small efficiency apartments and condos in urban areas, there is another growing market for them: high-end or larger homes. Some homeowners are choosing to add a kitchenette instead of a full wet bar, because it adds more utility to the space.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

What is a Victorian Home?

As you may have guessed, Victorian homes were introduced during Queen Victoria's reign in England. One thing you may not have guessed is that there are various styles of Victorian houses, including Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne.

Victorian homes tend to be more expensive than other simpler homes such as Cape Cods and ranches. Though bigger in size overall, Victorian homes do tend to have smaller bedrooms and smaller closets.

If you're not able to picture what a Victorian House looks like, just watch an episode of "Full House." Yep, the Tanner home is a perfect example of a Victorian home with its multiple levels and ornate features.

Bottom line: While some may find them too busy or problematic, if you are a romantic at heart and want to feel a bit like royalty, a Victorian home could make you swoon.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Fix a Leaky Faucet Before It Drives You Insane!

If you go straight to the pros and hire a handyman or plumber, a leaky faucet repair can end up costing $150 to $250. "I would charge at least $145, depending on the extent of the leak," says Marc Ricco of R&L Heating and Plumbing, in Norristown, PA. This option is good for people who lack a decent set of tools, or are all thumbs when it comes to repairs.

That said, if you're reasonably apt at DIY tasks it's entirely possible to fix a leaky faucet yourself. While the price will depend on the model of your faucet, most name brands offer faucet repair kits that can be found at most home improvement stores for $10 to $20.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Are Tiny Houses a Viable Option?

Everyone is fascinated by tiny houses, which explains the popularity of FYI’s “Tiny House Nation,” hosted by John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Great View from the Back Yard

This beautiful home at 804 Pine St, Filer, ID 83328 has a 3-car garage, 3 beds, 3 baths, and has a great view from the back yard.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Right Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

If you've been sitting on the fence about selling your home, it might just be time to hop off. Real estate experts are saying 2017 is poised to be the year of the home seller.

Although mortgage rates have been ticking up since mid-October to slightly over 4%, the rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage-the most popular home loan-are still hovering near 30-year lows.

What does that have to do with home sellers? Well, potential buyers who are armed with that knowledge might hustle to close on a home before a rate hike.

Thanks to rising prices, many homeowners whose property was underwater can now sell without suffering a big loss. If you sell your home today, you mostly likely will buy another.


What did the local real estate market do in 2016? What can we expect in 2017? Why is inventory so low?

Yesterday, the Boise Regional REALTORS® released its 2016 Residential Real Estate Market Report. It examines the local inventory and consumer trends that drove real estate in the Boise Region last year, as well as what may occur in 2017.

Feel free to read the report, or to download the slides from the report!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Is There a Real Estate Bubble in Boise?

Despite the fact that the local median sales price reached a new record midway through 2016, there is not an immediate concern of a real estate bubble. Home prices rose last year because of consumer demand versus supply — not speculation as we experienced a decade ago. Further, the local economy is much stronger and credit is more regulated than during the previous market peak, making our current conditions very different. This report dives into the local inventory and consumer trends that drove real estate in the Boise Region last year, as well as what may occur in 2017.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

How much does selling your home REALLY cost?

If you're looking at moving, one question in your mind is probably: How much does it cost to sell a house? Really? In a hot market, many sellers may think they can sell their house themselves to avoid the commission fees. However, this belief is miguided and untrue. Click here to learn why:


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Remodeling your bathroom? Here's the hottest trends!

Looking to remodel your bathroom? Here are the hottest trend of 2017 for bathroom decor!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tiny house, Tiny Cost?

"There is a lot more overhead that goes in each design and, of course, materials and labor change," says Jason Francis, co-founder and COO of Tiny Heirloom, a custom builder in Portland, OR. Tiny Heirloom bases its charges on price per trailer foot or, in other words, the size of the trailer the tiny home is built on.

"Pre-made tiny homes or semi-custom tiny homes are much easier to produce as materials, labor, and overhead all get reduced as you can create repeatable routines and systems," Francis says.

A breakdown of building costs from Tiny House Giant Journey put the cost of building a tiny home between $35,000 to $40,000.

"The trailer chassis itself is probably the most expensive single item that goes into each tiny home. It, of course, is the foundation of each tiny home so it is justifiable," Francis says.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Backup Offer on a House

Is the house you want already under contract? There is hope: the backup offer. So what exactly is the backup offer on a house, and is it worth the trouble?


Monday, January 16, 2017

Selling a Home When You Have a Pet

Pets add so much to so many peoples' lives. However, they can have the opposite on your home value and sellability of your home. We have come up with 7 ways that pets can wreak havoc on your home selling process.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Meridian named No. 1 housing market for newest homes

Meridian comes in first place, with 34 percent of its housing market built in 2014 or later. That's the highest share of newer homes on the market in the country, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Meridian grew from 35,000 people to 90,000 people in the span of about 15 years. This can be attributed to it being centrally located in the Treasure Valley - where there are plenty of outdoor opportunities and a strong tech industry.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

A key statistic for the housing market just hit a record low in Ada County

The number of homes for sale in Ada County reached a record low in recent years in December, according to Boise Regional Realtors. If you are looking to sell your home fast, the current climate of the market makes right now the opportune time!


Does Your Home Have the Deadly Chemical "Radon" in it?

"Radon" is responsible for 21,000 deaths every year because it is the leading cause of lung cancer. Does your home have it? Why not read more about the warning signs?


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Home Decor Myths

Over the years, interior designers have come up with a host of helpful home decor rules for us amateurs to follow. But rules were made to be broken, and some of those oft-followed guidelines are downright myths.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Today is National "Cut Your Energy Costs" Day!

Making sure that the money you put into your home to light, heat, and cool it is used wisely is a great selling feature. An energy efficient home is a sellable home. Today just happens to be national "Cut Your Energy Costs" Day! Why not spend some a little time finding ways to make your house more energy efficient today?


Monday, January 9, 2017

Restrictive Covenants?

Restrictive covenants are essentially laws that you must follow when buying land/a home from a land/homeowner. These include HOA restrictions. To learn more, click here!


Well-maintained home with lots of extras

6654 E Harrington Dr, Nampa, ID 83687 is located in new subdivision and close to park, elementary school, shopping, and I-84. Enjoy the open kitchen and dining room with huge island/bar and media desk. Spacious rooms throughout. Big master suite with walk-in closet, dual vanities, shower and garden tub. Large closets, big garage and custom shelving provide plenty of storage space. Incredible yard includes mature fruit trees and plants, shed, walkways, garden and patio. This house has everything!

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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Closing on a Home?

You've been searching for the perfect home for a while now, and the only thing you want is to close the deal and move in. This process can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Here are a couple hints on how to make the close go smoothly!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Everyone wants to have the home of their dreams, and many consider building building a custom home instead of buying one. Is one of them cheaper than the other? Unless you're rolling in cash, you might want to consider the pro's and con's.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Want your house to sell quick? Here's the 2017 interior design predictions!

Having a snazzy looking house is a great selling item. However, are you one of those people that catch onto a trend when it is just about over with? Today is your lucky day! Here are 8 interior design trends for 2017!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

3 Signs It Is Time To Move

Moving can be a real difficult and emotionally trying thing to do, but sometimes its for the best. Often there are some signs that its time to put your house on the market. Here are 3 of the biggest signs:

1. You've outgrown your home
Adding too many people or pets to a small house can make everyone miserable. Just like Goldilocks, you want a house that's not too small, but just right.

2. Your lifestyle has changed
Whether your commute feels like a cross country trek, your friends live across town, or you started a business and are working from home, a new house might be a good solution to make life a little easier on you.

3. Remodeling wont add property value
If you want a nicer home, but renovating your home wont add any long term value, moving to a new home might be a smarter move.

Monday, January 2, 2017

5 More Habits to Adopt in Order to Sell Your Home

Are you determined to sell your home, but are having trouble doing so? There are a couple of habits you could adopt to make the whole process way easier for you. Click here to read the top 5 habits: