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As home prices continue to rise, so do land prices and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find land for less than $100,00.  Here are 5 beautiful lots of land near Sun Valley that fit the bill!1. 220 S 8th St, BellevueThis lot is well located, flat, and buildable.  It is centrally located to downtown Bellevue amenities and Slaughterhouse Canyon for mountain biking and hiking!  .14 Acres – $85,0002.  26 Gannett Rd, Bellevue This lot of land is just a half an hour away f... read more
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Repairing every room can be overwhelming, time-consuming and extremely expensive, so if you are looking to fix up your house a bit before the big sale, consider these “hot-spots” as things to fix! 1.       Thermostats Test your thermostats and if they are broken make sure to replace them prior to showings. 2.       Septic Tank Emptying your septic tank during a showing will definitely be a deterrent for potential buyers.  Get the sept... read more
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How to Keep Your Bills Low This Winter

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 20, 2017 in  Bills  Energy  Heating  Home Ownership  How To  Winter
Learning to use utility resources sparingly to keep bills low can take time and practice. While homeowners are still figuring out how much heat and electricity they are truly expending, there are a few tricks first-time homeowners can use to keep their bills manageable. Install insulation and keep vents clean A properly insulated home makes a great deal of difference in homeowners’ heating and air conditioning bills. Adequate insulation keeps a home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, greatly reducin... 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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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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