Janine Bear Blog

1. DO YOUR RESEARCHWhen it comes to Sun Valley real estate, you will find a lot of speculation out there on housing values, prices and market changes. Rather than believing all that you hear, make sure that your information comes from a reliable source. As a realtor, I have access to information the public doesn't. If you contact me, I can give you a FREE analysis of how much your house is worth. Zillow is not always the way to go.2. NEUTRALIZEWhile you may have loved that dark red accent wall you painted 5 years a... read more
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The Mortgage Process for First Time Home Buyers

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 06, 2017 in  Buyers  Mortgage  Real Estate  Real Estate News
So you want to buy a home…but your mom and dad are telling you it’s so much harder than it used to be.  You look up homes on Zillow and you think…. Wow! I could never afford that.  Your friends don’t own homes, or the ones that do have great jobs…. Everything out there is so discouraging.  Then you analyze your rent and think why am I throwing away money?   Well, let me tell you it is NOT as SCARY or HARD as you think.  A good lender will take the time ... read more
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Is A Home Inspection Worth the Money?

Home Inspection in Sun Valley
Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 09, 2017 in  Buying Property  Home Inspection  Home Inspector  Sun Valley
Let’s face it…property in Sun Valley has become expensive and there are a lot of factors that you need to consider before making a decision. The market for Sun Valley property is vast and divisive, depending on the trends and prices. Apparently, there are ten things that could go wrong in real estate sales. This is why home inspection is important – it’ll help you determine which house is right for you. Sun Valley Home Inspections can make your life easier by pointing out issues that go d... read more
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How to Price your Home Correctly

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 13, 2017 in  Home Price  Real Estate  Sellers
One of the first and most important decisions you'll make when you put your home on the market is the asking price.  If it's priced too high, many won't even consider looking at it. Home buyers are savvy.  They do their homework and have a general idea of what homes are worth before they begin their home search.  If it's priced too low, it will go fast and you may always wonder if you should have gone higher.  When it comes to pricing your home it's both an art and a science.  Here are a fe... read more
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Make Sun Valley your Ski Destination for 2018

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 15, 2017 in  Community  Skiing  Sun Valley
Sun Valley has quite the reputation among serious skiers and that reputation is one that is well-earned. Known as “the birthplace of destination skiing,” Sun Valley has set the standard for what destination skiing should be. You may be wondering how a place with a name like Sun Valley could possibly be the ski destination of 2018. We’re glad you asked because it gives us an excellent excuse to list our favorite ski qualities of Sun Valley, Idaho. 1.       Sun Valley ... read more
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