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..

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..

Assembling Your Idaho Real Estate Team – Knowing The Players

Buying a new home is Idaho real estate team sport since there are so many tasks, important timelines, documents and responsibilities that all need special care and attention. Besides working with a professional Idaho real estate team that you trust, it's important that the individual players have the ability to effectively communicate and execute on..

What You Need To Know About The Home Inspection Process

Congratulations on finding a house! You now have only a few days from when you signed the purchase and sales agreement to have a home inspection. Chances are your real estate agent made the offer contingent upon a satisfactorily home inspection and obtaining mortgage financing. What Is A Home Inspection? According to Wikipedia, a home inspection..

Factors To Consider Idaho Foreclosures, Short Sales & New Construction

Idaho Short sales, Idaho foreclosures and new construction homes all have caveats that need to be considered when pursuing financing. If the guidelines and potential pitfalls are not properly understood, you could face delays in closing or potentially even a denied loan. Idaho Short Sales & Idaho Foreclosures - Idaho Short sales and Idaho foreclosures..