Selling Your Home

Yes, It's Time to Sell!

The first question people ask when considering to sell their home is “What the value of my home?”.  After the crash in home values five years ago, we are seeing a progressive recovery.  Property values around the Treasure Valley are up a conservative 15% each year for the past two years.  With that increase, homeowners who were once “upside-down” are now able to sell their homes and pay off the mortgage.  That is a positive note!  So my question for you is, is it time to sell your home?

Of course, if you were to sell and buy a new home, your next question becomes “What are the current interest rates?”  Still historically low!  Currently hovering around 4.5%.  Which means you can afford more home for the money.  That’s great news for anyone wanting to sell and buy a new property.  I have one lender I work with, Mike McLean with Gateway Funding in Boise, who offers a home warranty with any...

Why Sellers and Buyers Should Have a Home Warranty

What is the low down on a home warranty?  You have probably heard about them.  A home warranty is an insurance plan that is affordable option to protect home systems and appliances.  Having a home warranty when your home is on the market can offer peace of mind against disaster and increase buyer confidence.

Home warranties protect the owner when they are selling their home.  Tragically, sellers of real estate have unexpected repairs while trying to market and sell their home, which can be costly.   The affordable home warranty plan can minimize costs and avoid closing delays.  Besides protecting the current home owner, a home warranty will give the property a competitive advantage over other homes on the market.  Buyer confidence increases, because there is a warranty to fall back on in the event of unexpected repairs.

From day 1 of a new home purchase, a buyer will be protecting their real estate investment.  Since owning a home...