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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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Beautiful Bathrooms To Inspire You

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 14, 2017 in  Bathroom  Inspiration  Remodel
Claw foot tubs, walk-in showers, beautiful tile and stunning chandeliers. These days, bathrooms aren't just a place to get clean, they are a private oasis where you can escape the noise of daily life. Enjoy, and maybe get inspired for your next renovation with my favorites.   I just can't get enough of this tub! I love how the stone and other natural details in this room contrast with the black accents to create such a natural space. Now this is luxury. The beautiful vanity and walk-in s... 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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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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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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