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Ketchum Town Square and Visitor Center

Posted by Rebekah Holten on December 18, 2017 in  Community  Sun Valley
For those of you that aren’t familiar with the area, Sun Valley is a resort and an incorporated city (meaning there is no commercial center except the resort). This means that Ketchum is the local “city” and where our office as well as much of the action takes place! The Ketchum town square is a must-visit if you are coming to the area along with the visitor center!  At the visitor center, you will be greeted by a friendly face, brief history lesson, and an abundance of information. It is a... read more
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Is A Home Inspection Worth the Money?

Home Inspection in Sun Valley
Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 09, 2017 in  Buying Property  Home Inspection  Home Inspector  Sun Valley
Let’s face it…property in Sun Valley has become expensive and there are a lot of factors that you need to consider before making a decision. The market for Sun Valley property is vast and divisive, depending on the trends and prices. Apparently, there are ten things that could go wrong in real estate sales. This is why home inspection is important – it’ll help you determine which house is right for you. Sun Valley Home Inspections can make your life easier by pointing out issues that go d... read more
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How to Price your Home Correctly

Posted by Rebekah Holten on November 13, 2017 in  Home Price  Real Estate  Sellers
One of the first and most important decisions you'll make when you put your home on the market is the asking price.  If it's priced too high, many won't even consider looking at it. Home buyers are savvy.  They do their homework and have a general idea of what homes are worth before they begin their home search.  If it's priced too low, it will go fast and you may always wonder if you should have gone higher.  When it comes to pricing your home it's both an art and a science.  Here are a fe... 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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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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