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4 Things You Can Do Now to Help Your Home Sell This Spring

Posted by Rebekah Holten on January 02, 2018 in  Real Estate  Sellers
1. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!One of the most common mistakes sellers make is not thoroughly cleaning their homes. Dirt, dust and grime that have been missed by a homeowner, will certainly not be missed by a potential buyer! So go ahead, scrub your home down! Clean the countertops, walls and bathroom tiles but also consider pressure washing the decks and porches, deep cleaning the carpets and organizing closets and drawers. Buyers be looking in every nook and cranny of your home so don’t overlook those junk closets ... read more
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7 Biggest Fears For First Time Homebuyers

Posted by Rebekah Holten on January 09, 2018 in  First Time Homebuyer  Home Ownership
1. PURCHASING THE WRONG HOMEMany first-time homebuyers fear that purchasing the wrong home will haunt them for years to come. There can be a lot of stress when it comes to uncertainty about the market – declining property values, and increasing interest rates are threatening thoughts. Luckily, in most areas home prices are stable and increasing steadily. I especially see that here in Sun Valley where home prices have increased over the past few years!2. NOT BEING ABLE TO AFFORD THE PAYMENTIt’s a common ... read more
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Notable Tiny Homes

Posted by Rebekah Holten on January 11, 2018 in  Buyers  Real Estate  Tiny House Movement
Have you heard of the “Tiny House Movement?” Sparked by environmental concerns, financial worries and a popular documentary on Netflix, the Tiny House Movement is driving more and more people to downsize their square footage. While the average American family lives in a 2,500 square foot home (an almost 873 sq.ft increase since the early 80’s) there are a number of people opting for a much tinier way of living. While many of us might cringe at the thought of living in a space smaller than your av... read more
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The Beauty of the Sawtooth Valley and Stanley Basin

Posted by Rebekah Holten on January 16, 2018 in  Land  Sawtooth  Sun Valley
The terrain of the Sawtooth Valley can be described as, simply stated, spectacular.  You will frequently find elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats grazing and foraging in the hills.  Whether you are driving through the 260 mile route or stopping at one of the mountain peaks to do one of the 5,000 foot climbs, there are many ways to experience the splendor of The Sawtooths. Whether you drive from Boise to make your way to Sun Valley, or start in Ketchum and drive to Stanley, either route is awe inspirin... read more
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