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Make Sun Valley your Ski Destination for 2018

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 15, 2017 in  Community  Skiing  Sun Valley
Sun Valley has quite the reputation among serious skiers and that reputation is one that is well-earned. Known as “the birthplace of destination skiing,” Sun Valley has set the standard for what destination skiing should be. You may be wondering how a place with a name like Sun Valley could possibly be the ski destination of 2018. We’re glad you asked because it gives us an excellent excuse to list our favorite ski qualities of Sun Valley, Idaho. 1.       Sun Valley ... 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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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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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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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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