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This site is dedicated to informing the Real Estate Professional. I Blog each Friday, to keep you informed of upcoming changes, statistics, rates and lending news.  There is also links to program brochures on the right, as well as charts and news to keep informed.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

In today's real estate market, downsizing to a smaller home is becoming a more popular choice for many. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, looking to reduce living expenses, or transitioning into a simpler lifestyle, purchasing a smaller home can offer numerous benefits. However, it's crucial to approach this decision with careful consideration. Here are the top 5 things to keep in mind when buying a smaller home to ensure you make a choice that fits your lifestyle and needs.

Posted by 375loan at 2/15/2024 2:53:00 AM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Selling your home can be a complex and emotional process. As a homeowner, it's easy to make mistakes that can potentially hinder your home's sale or reduce its sale price. In this blog post, we'll uncover the six most common mistakes homeowners make when selling their home and provide tips on how to avoid them.

Posted by 375loan at 1/5/2024 12:55:00 AM
Friday, December 29, 2023

Buying a home is a significant milestone in anyone's life. With the real estate landscape continually evolving, it's crucial for potential homebuyers to be well-prepared, especially as we approach 2024. Here are five essential steps to ensure you're ready to take this big leap.

Posted by 375loan at 12/30/2023 1:55:00 AM
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Refinancing your mortgage can be a game-changer in your financial strategy, but timing is crucial. If you’re contemplating this significant financial move, it’s important to know when the conditions are in your favor. This blog will guide you through the top 5 critical factors that indicate it’s the right time to refinance your mortgage, helping you to make an informed decision and potentially saving you a substantial amount of money.

Posted by 375loan at 12/27/2023 12:39:00 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

federal reserve, mortgage ratesIn a move that caught many by surprise, the Federal Reserve's recent decision has led to a noticeable drop in mortgage rates. This development is a game-changer for potential homebuyers and current homeowners alike. In this post, we delve in

Posted by 375loan at 12/14/2023 4:31:00 AM
Friday, December 8, 2023

Emerging from bankruptcy can be a fresh start, offering new opportunities to rebuild your financial health. If you're looking to purchase a home in Idaho in the future, it's crucial to lay the groundwork for financial stability. This guide provides essential steps to prepare for homeownership after bankruptcy, ensuring you're on the right track towards achieving your dream.

Posted by 375loan at 12/9/2023 3:53:00 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

As a realtor, one of the challenges you may face during the home buying or selling process is dealing with a low appraisal. A low appraisal can be a roadblock that threatens to derail a real estate transaction. However, with the right approach and some strategic steps, you can navigate this situation and potentially salvage the deal. In this blog post, we will explore what to do when an appraisal comes in low from a realtor's standpoint.

Posted by 375loan at 11/16/2023 6:11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Purchasing a home is a significant milestone, often marking a new chapter in an individual's life. However, for first-time homebuyers, the process can seem daunting, particularly when it comes to the financial aspects. Understanding the mortgage process and preparing your finances accordingly can set you on the path to achieving your homeownership dreams.

Posted by 375loan at 11/9/2023 5:39:00 AM
Monday, October 30, 2023

As a mortgage broker, I've had the privilege of assisting countless Idahoans in securing their dream homes. In this picturesque state, from the bustling streets of Boise to the serene landscapes of Coeur d'Alene, owning a home is a cherished dream for many. However, the journey towards securing a mortgage can be riddled with pitfalls if one is not careful. Today, I'd like to share some common mistakes to avoid, based on my experiences at 1st Choice Mortgage in Meridian, Idaho.

Posted by 375loan at 10/31/2023 3:46:00 AM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

Mortgage rates and home prices are two of the most important factors to consider when buying a home. In 2023, both mortgage rates and home prices have been rising, making it more difficult for buyers to afford a home.

So, what can buyers expect in 2024? Here is a look at the latest projections for mortgage rates and home prices:

Posted by 375loan at 10/27/2023 2:40:00 AM
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