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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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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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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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