All Posts in Category: Buying

Whew! It’s HOT out there!

Outgrowing your current home? Can’t decide to buy or keep renting? Is it really a hot market in Idaho Falls? It’s Spring and yes, our local market has finally heated up! If you’re one of those Buyers that’s been casually shopping the market for the last 3 years, you’re in for a surprise! There’s been…

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New Year’s Resolutions?

Now that we are at the end of January, are you on track with your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you, like many others, decide that this year, for sure, you are going to purchase a home and stop renting? Oh, yeah. 😉 I know, I know. Fortunately, I have a link to get you started, compliments…

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It’s Official: It’s Now Cheaper to Own a Home Than to Rent It

Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. This Wall Street Journal article out last week compiles information from Reis, Inc, a real estate research firm, a Deutsche Bank housing analyst, Zelman & Associates and brokers across the country. “Conditions are “overwhelming in the favor of buying now. It is unequivocal.” Locally, we are…

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The Pitfalls of Self-Representation

About three weeks ago, a buyer came to me for assistance in buying the home she is currently renting. She had negotiated a price with the seller already, but was stuck as to how to proceed. I agreed to help her with the process and to provide the Idaho forms for a small fee, as…

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5 Reasons to Hire a Buyer’s Agent

RISMedia publishes a daily newsletter for those in the real estate industry that discusses everything from marketing to technology to specific regional markets. Recently, one article discussed the importance of Buyer Agency, and why it’s important as a business tool. I thought I’d share part of this article, as it also very clearly spells out…

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