Friday, August 31, 2018

Scenic View & Acreage

Scenic view acreage within 15 minutes of Eagle and shopping. Located at 5 Sunburst Rd. in Horseshoe Bend. A great horse property with 3.55 acres/pasture. Beautiful views surround this 4 bd. 2.5 ba home with an extra large deck for outside enjoyment. Home has been updated and has a new roof in 2012 and septic recently pumped. Home has a split bedroom design with an extra large laundry room/mud room. Close to fishing, hunting, river rafting, hiking and other outside activities, yet close to Boise.

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

When Is A Good Time To Rent? Not Now!

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent.
The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. According to their report, here is a graph showing rent increases from 1988 until today:

As you can see, rents have steadily increased and are showing no signs of slowing down. If you are faced with making the decision of whether or not you should renew your lease, you might be pleasantly surprised at your ability to buy a home of your own instead.

Bottom Line

One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, meet with us, we can help determine if you are able to today!

Story taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial.
  • What reasons do you have to own your own home?

Infograph taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Elegant Traditional Home!

Located at 2404 Ray Ave. in Caldwell, this home has brand new AC and Gas Furnace! Roof is brand new! This elegant traditional home features many art deco style features, high ceilings, original oak floors, 2 fireplaces and a formal dining room. With four bedrooms, an office and three full baths the home is spacious enough for the largest of families. A utility room and an outbuilding allow for more storage and/or shop access. The oversized lot is 1/2 acre and zoning permits farm animals.

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The 7 Worst Things Sellers Do When Listing Their Homes

Selling your own home can be a daunting task.

It takes time, effort, and most importantly, a savvy approach. Even better: When you can learn from others' mistakes.

Click here for a terrific article, "These are the 7 worst things sellers do when listing their homes". In it, you'll learn some important things to keep in mind when selling your own home.

Got more questions about "For Sale By Owner" real estate, or FSBO? Call us today at 208-386-2992. We're happy to help!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Stunning Home!

In a word: Stunning! Gorgeous home with beautiful views on 1/2 acre located at 4552 W Briar Rock Dr. in Eagle; rich hardwood floors, accents and upgrades throughout home. Kitchen: slab granite counter tops with black, honed granite slab island, alder cabinets, travertine backsplash, S/S appliances with gourmet range. Great room flows to kitchen, dining, and study. Master on main, spacious walk-in tiled shower, soaker tub, huge closet. All bedrooms are large, huge laundry, office space, pressurized irrigation, landscaped, fully fenced back yard.

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Move-In Ready, 5 year old custom home located at 826 W. Trine Loop in Nampa. Nice neighborhood on a quiet street. Large Covered patio, 4 car garage, shop and RV parking. Fully fenced backyard.

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Completely Renovated & Upgraded Historic Home

Completely renovated and upgraded historic home located at 405 E 1st St in Emmett; within walking distance to downtown shopping, city park, community pool, post office, schools, library, etc. Features beautiful gazebo with splash pad and fountain, mechanics pit and workshop. Original oak hardwood flooring. New exterior windows.

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Extraordinary Single Level Home W/ Upstairs Bonus Room

Extraordinary single level w/up bonus & 3 car garage in Ballard's Way Sub! Located at 1030 Ballard Lane in Kimberly. Beautiful luxury vinyl plank flooring, new paint, new carpet, bay window & vaulted ceilings! One-of-a-kind barn wood doors with stunning hardware. Master suite w/walk in & large garden tub is so spacious!

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

Friday, August 10, 2018

Beautifully Renovated

 This home located at 710 E. Third St. in Emmett has been beautifully renovated- all new windows, exterior paint, interior paint, original hardwood floors refinished, new bathroom, new floors in kitchen bathrooms and utility room and kitchen updated. This is a double lot with a lot of room for parking RV's and other toys. Alley access is also present along with a well for irrigation. There is an additional room for future expansion. Basement offers great flexibility and options.

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

Spacious Townhouse

Spacious single-level townhouse located at 8073 W. Beckton Ln in Garden City in a quiet cul-de sac. Many great amenities in this gorgeous home including vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, beautiful granite counter tops in kitchen and private shady back patio. Just minutes to the Boise Greenbelt, library, and shopping. HOA is responsible for mowing.

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

How Current Interest Rates Can Have A High Impact On Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history!
The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power.
Purchasing power, simply put, is the amount of home you can afford to buy for the budget you have available to spend. As rates increase, the price of the house you can afford to buy will decrease if you plan to stay within a certain monthly housing budget.
The chart below shows the impact that rising interest rates would have if you planned to purchase a home within the national median price range while keeping your principal and interest payments between $1,850-$1,900 a month.
With each quarter of a percent increase in interest rate, the value of the home you can afford decreases by 2.5% (in this example, $10,000). Experts predict that mortgage rates will be closer to 5% by this time next year.

Act now to get the most house for your hard-earned money.

Story taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The #1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW!

If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!

Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale

The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the current lack of inventory:
“Inventory coming onto the market during this year’s spring buying season – as evidenced again by last month’s weak reading – was not even close to being enough to satisfy demand. 
That is why home prices keep outpacing incomes and listings are going under contract in less than a month – and much faster – in many parts of the country.”
The latest Existing Home Sales Report shows that there is currently a 4.1-month supply of homes for sale. This remains lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market, and 6.1% lower than last year’s inventory level.

The chart below details the year-over-year inventory shortages experienced over the last 12 months:

Anything less than a six-month supply is considered a “seller’s market.”

Bottom Line

Meet with us today and we can show you the supply conditions in your neighborhood and assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing, and able to buy right now!

Story taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Monday, August 6, 2018

Northwest Boise Home

Charming home located in Northwest Boise at 5167 Northwall Ave. This home has a shop and shed included.  RV parking, hardwood floors and fully fenced.  Come take a look today!

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