Janine Bear Blog

Why I Became A Realtor

Interview with Janine Bear
Posted by Rebekah Holten on October 25, 2017 in  About Me  Real Estate  Sun Valley
One of the most important aspects in choosing a realtor, is finding someone who is knowledgeable about the market as well as real estate.  Here is some information about me and why I became a realtor (I promise this won’t be the norm).   What activities do you enjoy outside of work? I enjoy hiking, motorcycles, going to the gym, football, and church.  I love being a part of my community and currently volunteer with The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, the Sun Valley Board of Realtors Co... 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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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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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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