All Posts in Category: Buying

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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10 Things to Take the Trauma Out Of Homebuying – Installment 5

Making and Negotiating an Offer So, you’ve found a home that fits your needs and lifestyle and are ready to make an offer. Good for you! So what comes next? First, because you have already been pre-qualified, you know what your loan amount and purchase price cap as well as your payment tolerances, so you…

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10 Things to Take the Trauma Out Of Homebuying – Installment 4

Looking for the Perfect Home? It’s perfectly natural when you are shopping for a new home to look for your ideal, “perfect”, home. It’s not just a roof over your head, but where you will spend much of your personal time, hard work and sweat (if you plan to improve it), and host events with…

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