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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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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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You always hope, when purchasing a home, whether it be your first, second, or even fifth, that everything will go smoothly. With so many different factors and parties being involved in the sale, it leaves plenty of room for hiccups or delays. To ensure everything goes smoothly on your end, ensuring all of your documentation is in order and everything is included will be the best place to start. As far as the broker, the seller, and other parties involved, check out the possible delays below that each one could ex... read more
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10 Tips For Moving with Pets

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 13, 2017 in  Buyers  Moving  Sun Valley
Making a big cross-country move isn’t only stressful on you, but also on your pets. Consider these tips before moving your animal. 1.       Contact your vet Before you head out of town, contact your vet to take records and prescription medications with you. This is also a perfect opportunity to see if your vet has any recommendations for vets in the area in which you are moving. 2.       Keep them in a quiet and secure area Take your pet away fr... read more
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Guide To Buying Your First Home

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 28, 2017 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyer  Home Ownership
Dreaming of owning your first home?  Tired of paying rent for a home or apartment that is not yours?  Changing from renter to homeowner may be easier than you think.  Below are a few tips to get you started in the right direction. Where Do I Start? This is the question that haunts most would-be homeowners. If the process of buying a home seems overwhelming, it's best to break it down into small, simple steps. 1. Learn the Financing Basics . Learning these basic items can help save thousands of doll... read more
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