Renting vs Buying An Idaho Home

Buying an Idaho home versus renting is a big decision that takes careful consideration. While there are several biased sources that can make arguments for or against owning an Idaho home, we've found that most Idaho home buyers base their ultimate decision on emotion. Yes, there are some tax advantages of owning real estate, as..

Where Does My Earnest Money Go?

Hey, I gave my real estate agent a $5000 Earnest Money Deposit check... Where does that money go? A basic and very obvious question that most First-Time home Buyers ask once their purchase contract gets accepted. When a buyer makes an offer to buy residential real estate, he/she generally signs a contract and pays a..

What Does Title Insurance Protect Me From?

By including title insurance when purchasing property, your title insurer takes on accountability for legal expenses to defend your property title, should it ever be challenged. Many different occurrences can come into play to warrant the need for title insurance. The title company responsible will then take on the legal expenses to defend the property..

Idaho First Time Home Buyer Credit Checklist

Getting a new mortgage for an Idaho First Time Home Buyer can be a little overwhelming with all of the important details, guidelines and potential speed bumps. Since there are so many rules and steps to follow, here is a simple list of Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind throughout the mortgage approval process..

HOA Hurdles to be Aware of When Looking at New Properties

A Home Owner Association (HOA) can have a huge impact on your life when you buy a home in a PUD (Planned Unit Development) or Condominium Project. According to Wikipedia: A homeowners' association (abbrev. HOA) is an organization created by a real estate developer for the purpose of developing, managing and selling a development of..