Saturday, November 18, 2017

Charming Single Level Home

 This charming, single- level home located at 139 Melrose Ave in Pocatello, has been beautifully remodeled. The bamboo flooring, architectural trim and moldings, and custom brick arch make the common living space fun and modern. It has a spacious bathroom with modern dual sinks and vanities, Great curb appeal with its new windows, vinyl siding, and mature trees. It is a fabulous home for first-time buyers or for retirees.

You can also learn more about us at lowesflatfee.com.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Over 2900 Sq Ft Home

This beautiful home located at 5672 Bergman Ave. in Meridian has over 2900 Sq Ft with an open floor plan. Great Location in the Paramount Subdivision. 5 Bedroom 3 Bath Home.

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7 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.

Here are seven great reasons not to wait:

  1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
  2. Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
  3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  4. Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
  5. There is less competition for you as a seller right now. Let’s take a look at listing inventory as compared to the same time last year:

  1. The desire to own a home doesn’t stop when the holidays come. Buyers who were unable to find their dream home during the busy spring and summer months are still searching!
  2. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. Also, in many parts of the country, new construction will continue to surge reaching new heights in 2018, which will lessen the demand for your house.

Bottom Line

Waiting until after the holidays to sell your home probably doesn’t make sense.

Story Taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Freshly Updated!

Located at 4924 Layton Ave in Caldwell. 4 Bedroom PLUS a Bonus Room that could be used as a 5th Bedroom. Freshly updated! New interior paint, new light fixtures, new cabinets, counter tops and sink in the kitchen. New designer flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms. Walk in closet in master. Ready to go for new owner!

You can also learn more about us at lowesflatfee.com.  

Friday, November 10, 2017

New Construction Home in Beautiful Idaho City

New construction home located at 13 Snow Shoe Ln in Idaho City, surrounded by 360 degree views of Boise National Forest. Easy Year round access from Hwy 21 for a beautiful retreat of your own! 45 minute drive to Boise, Id. 3300 sq. ft, 5 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 2.18 acres.

You can also learn more about us at lowesflatfee.com.  

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happily Ever Homeowner

Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable.
Many couples are deciding to use what would otherwise be their wedding fund as a down payment on their first home, as unmarried couples made up 8% of all first-time buyers last year. If you’re single, don’t fret; you can still buy your dream home! Single women made up 17% of first-time buyers in 2016, while single men accounted for 7% of buyers.
According to a survey by the Wedding Report, the average cost of a wedding in the United States at the start of the year was $25,961, which equates to a 10% down payment on a median priced home.
A recent article from the New York Times found that many singles are now asking their parents to allow them to use the money they’ve saved up for their wedding day to instead buy a home.
In the case of Carrie Graham, a Protestant minister from Austin, TX, her parents had saved a ‘five-figure sum’ for her wedding and were more than willing to give her that money as a down payment on her dream home. Graham told The New York Times,
“Buying the home wasn’t me saying, ‘I’m never going to get married’ or I am going to get married.’ My own home had way more than equity benefits. It was a real gift to have a home in an extremely desirable neighborhood in a city that I love. It’s brought me joy.”

Bottom Line

More and more first-time homebuyers are finding a way to purchase their dream homes, even if that means delaying their dream weddings.

Story taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Looking For Your Dream Home? Know What You Want Vs. What You Need

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.
Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?
The first step in your home buying process should be getting pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.
The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:
  • ‘Must-Haves’ – if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms).
  • ‘Should-Haves’ – if the property hits all of the ‘must-haves’ and some of the ‘should-haves,’ it stays in contention but does not need to have all of these features.
  • ‘Absolute-Wish List’ – if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must-haves,’ most of the ‘should-haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!

Bottom Line

Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.

Story taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Friday, November 3, 2017

Terrific Location!!!

This AFFORDABLE BEAUTIFUL home located at 10601 Horseshoe Bend Rd.in Boise, is in a very nice community, in a terrific location! Darling downtown Eagle is close by as are health & business services, outdoor recreation including the Boise River Greenbelt, shopping & entertainment, and much much more! Close to the Eagle/Northwest Boise foothills, near W. State St & Hwy 55.

You can also learn more about us at lowesflatfee.com.  

Confidence in Housing Doubles Back Toward All-Time High

Confidence in housing doubled back in August toward the all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with home sellers’ optimism rebounding from July. The HPSI overall posted 88.0 in August, 1.2 percentage points higher than the month prior and moving toward the Index’s record high, reached for the second time in June.
The share of homebuyers surveyed for the Index who believe now is a good time to buy fell five percentage points to 18 percent, but the share of sellers surveyed who believe now is a good time to sell rose eight percentage points to 36 percent. The discrepancy is predominantly due to home prices, says Doug Duncan, chief economist and senior vice president at Fannie Mae. Forty-eight percent of both homebuyers and sellers surveyed anticipate home prices will rise.
“In the early stages of the economic expansion, home-selling sentiment trailed home-buying sentiment by a significant margin,” Duncan says. “The reverse is true today. The net good time to sell share is now double the net good time to buy share, with record high percentages of consumers citing home prices as the primary reason for both perceptions. Such a sizable gap between selling and buying sentiment, if it persists, could weigh on the housing market through the rest of the year.”

Story Taken From "RISMedia".

Thursday, November 2, 2017

On Two Lots With A Barn

This home, located at 380 6th Ave. E in Wendell, is on two lots with a barn and one car detached garage. It is a perfect starter home or rental; needing repairs in the bathroom and some updates in the home. On the main floor you will find 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. In the basement is a small living room and a third room that needs the appropriate window to be considered a bedroom.

You can also learn more about us at lowesflatfee.com.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Convenient & Upgraded East Boise Home

Super convenient, upgraded East Boise home located at 4997 E Geranium on quiet street with quick access to Micron, the greenbelt or downtown. No backyard neighbors to obstruct your bluff views. Well maintained and move-in ready. Features include: hardwood, laminate and stone floors-no carpet, double sided fireplace, vaulted ceilings in master with huge walk-in closet, granite kitchen counter with stainless appliances.

You can also learn more about us at lowesflatfee.com.