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With over 400 real estate agents and over 100 offices in Sun Valley, how do you possibly decide who to work with?  You probably know someone who is a real estate agent, or have a friend of a friend who is one.  That doesn’t necessarily mean you should work with them.  When you are making the decision to sell your home, it’s important to make sure you are working with the right person.  Someone who is looking out for your best interest, who will give you helpful advice, answer questio... 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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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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