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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
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Gem State has long been a hidden jewel in the real estate market. However, recent trends indicate a surge in the Idaho housing scene, making it a hot topic for both local and out-of-state buyers. A significant player in this landscape? Interest rates. Let's delve deeper into the current real estate climate in Idaho and how interest rates play a pivotal role.

Posted by 375loan at 10/19/2023 2:36:00 AM
Monday, October 16, 2023

Mortgage rates have been rising steadily in recent months, reaching a 20-year high in October 2023. This is due to a number of factors, including inflation, the Federal Reserve's efforts to raise interest rates, and strong demand for housing.

While rising mortgage rates can make it more expensive to buy a home, they are still relatively low by historical standards. And there are a number of things that homebuyers can do to offset the impact of higher rates.

Posted by 375loan at 10/17/2023 2:10:00 AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Buying a home in Boise and surrounding area, is a competitive market, and it's important to choose a real estate agent who is experienced and knowledgeable about the area. Unfortunately, there are some bad real estate agents out there, so it's important to be aware of the warning signs. Here are five warning signs of a bad real estate agent for home buyers in the Treasure Valley:

Posted by 375loan at 9/13/2023 12:57:00 AM
Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Idaho is a beautiful state with a lot to offer homebuyers. From its stunning mountains and forests to its friendly people and affordable cost of living, Idaho is a great place to call home.

Posted by 375loan at 9/6/2023 11:03:00 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Boise, Idaho is a beautiful and desirable city with a lot to offer. However, the housing market in Boise is also very competitive, and it's important to be aware of the potential risks before you make an offer on a home.

In this blog post, we'll discuss the top 10 things that a buyer should walk away from when buying a home in Boise, Idaho. These are things that could potentially cause major problems down the road, and they're not worth the risk.

Posted by 375loan at 8/29/2023 9:56:00 PM
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