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What You Need To Know About Flipping And Selling A Home.

by Randy Gridley

It takes a lot of money to flip and sell homes. The reason is that in most cases the investor will have to use cash money from their own pocket to finance the purchase and the repairs of the home. The time and expense involved in repairing and remodeling the home can be substantial. Typically, new would be flippers lack the experience to know what to look for. At this time, many of the homes that are available for sale that would be suitable for flipping are short sales which means they are held by the bank and have been foreclosed on. These homes often require a great deal of repair and rehab before they can be ready for selling on the open market. So even though the purchase price was cheap, the end price can be high.

Plumbing is an area that can be very costly. If the pipes are beyond easy repair, the cost to replace them can be considerable. In most cases it is not a wise investment to buy something that needs pipes replaced. If a home has copper pipes it is better than one that has steel. These type of pipes are simply better for plumbing as they will last longer.

The foundation is another thing that is important to have in reasonable condition or the cost of repair can be substantial. When you are considering a home to purchase for flipping, have a home inspector evaluate the home and tell you in particularly the condition of the plumbing and foundation.

When you begin your search you will need to investigate the going prices for homes in the area you are looking at. Someone who invest successfully must never over pay for a home. You do not want to ever make an emotional purchase. This is an investment and you should look at it only in regards to its potential for profit.

You will need to have or develop the ability to be a good negotiator. The only way to make flipping work is to get the home for the best possible price. This means you must possess the skills to get the price of purchase down to something that even after repair, you can profit from. You should try to fully capitalize on all homes in the area where a profit is possible.

You will want to develop a relationship with a minimum of 2 contractors that are dependable and will do the work for a reasonable price. If you can build relationships with people that can do the work you need and they will do it right and for a price that leaves you a profit, then these are valuable relationships to have as a real estate flipper.

Once the fixing up is completed and the property is ready for sell, the last thing you will need to do is to market it so that it sells as quickly as possible. Time is money and marketing is how you get it sold quickly. Post ads online, tell everyone in the area about the home being for sale and make flyers. You should have the appearance looking its best. People judge a book by its cover, so make the homes outward appearance appealing.

 

Preparing Your Home To Be Ready To Sell.

by Randy Gridley

When you have made the decision to sell your home, you will find there are many decisions that need to be made. You will need to make sure you understand what your lender will require, you will want to find a good Realtor to advertise and sell your home and you will need to understand other concerns as well. One of the most important things that will need to be done will be to properly prepare your home to be shown to potential buyers that will be looking and evaluating your home to decide if they wish to buy it.  

It is recommended that your start your home preparation by making it as clean and presentable as possible. When someone suggest this, often people feel it is obvious, but at the same time many would be sellers fail to do it. They mistakenly think that cleaning prior to the sale is unnecessary because they believe the viewers will understand it will be cleaned before ownership is transferred. But the possible buyer is judging the house by its current appearance. Having bags of stuff sitting on the back porch or elsewhere might give the visitor a bad feeling that dissuades them from considering your home further.

Cleaning the home is just the start. Many homes are essentially clean, but none the less cluttered. This can be just as big a problem. If you have bad windows, or your yard is in poor condition, the buyer is worried about the cost of repairing those issues after purchasing. Many sellers think they can just lower their offering price, but this does not work. It is necessary to make each aspect of the home look as presentable as possible.

Where ever possible, you should strongly consider upgrading to make the condition of the home as nice and appealing as you can. In many cases home improvements not only make the home more appealing, but more valuable as well. In certain situations if you know some repair or replacement needs doing, it is better to do it before putting your home up for market. Ceilings showing roof leakage, floors that are damaged, broken toilet seats are all examples of things that will turn most potential buyers away. If someone is interested, they will likely try to negotiate a substantially lower price if the home appears to be in poor condition.

Get your home inspected to better understand the considerations of the buyers. This will help you to understand what needs cosmetic improvements and what needs to be fixed or replaced.

Can you put up your home for sale without doing any of the things suggested in this article? Yes of course. But then the question is, will not doing so help or hurt your efforts to sell your home? Will you save by not doing them? In most cases it will cost you dearly in the final selling price and will usually mean that the time it takes to sell will be much longer.

In the end, it just makes good sense to do the work ahead of time and sell your home faster and for a higher price.

The Idaho Home Run Team | Real Estate Agents in Boise, Idaho

by Randy Gridley

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The Idaho Home Run team is made up of two most diligent Boise Idaho Real Estate Agents. We are constantly searching the MLS in a quest to find properties that will suit our customers. We aim to help those who want to relocate to Boise, as well as those who are moving within the area. We want to make your move as pleasant and stress free as possible!

 

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Tips to Help Sell Your Boise Idaho Home Fast

by Randy Gridley

If your home is taking too long to sell, take some time to implement new ways of increasing its value and appearance to attract more customers. This can be done in several ways as discussed below. 

You first have to be ready for the buyer’s visit. This means you need to prepare the home to be appealing and sell itself to the buyer.  Inspect the house carefully to see what is missing, what needs to be replaced or redone to fit a buyer’s needs. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and most of these factors will come into light. Both the interior and exterior should be at their best. 

The Interior

A clean home attracts more people that a dirty one. This is the reason why you should have every room deep cleaned and arranged to capture the buyer’s eye.  Everything needs to be cleaned and dusted to bring out the home’s best appearance. 

Once all the cleaning exercise is done with, take some time to reorganize closets, shelves and counters. Any old and unnecessary materials should be done away with to create more room.  Most buyers will look out for spacious houses, and creating some extra space might win their attention and preference. 

Any personal items such as pictures, art, or trophies should be cleared off the house.  Any pet within the house should be moved to a separate home (a friend’s home would be nice), and the rooms vacuumed for fur and other dirt.  This should be done as you can’t be sure whether the buyer loves pets or not. Any Pet food, house or playing items should also be done away with too.  

Next, take note of any areas that need repairing, servicing or replacing. Broken door hinges, window screens, wall cracks and any nail holes should be handled and fixed before any buyer can come to view the house.   Taps and HVACs should be working perfectly and the house in order a day before the first buyer checks in. If you are always busy, you can hire a valuation and inspection analyst to inspect your home and make recommendations on what should be repaired to increase the home’s value. Some of these repairs can be handled a day or two before the prospecting buyer comes to inspect the house.  Most buyers take renovations as a great gesture that indicates you want to give them value for their money. 

If the wall paintings are too personalized, make a point of having them repainted in a neutral color. This is because everyone has his/her favorite colors, and painting the house with a neutral color gives them an opportunity to repaint the house in whatever color they’d be interested in. 

Staging your home is the next most important thing you need to do. This should however be done after all repairs, painting and cleaning has been done.  You can have an interior designer help out with staging the home, or even borrow some ideas from online sites that deal with home decorations.  The home should be staged to suit many people and not on one’s personalized view.  It is due to this reason why using a professional home stager help improve how your home looks. 

 A homes lighting plays a big role on how potential buyers will react when they come to see your house.  The lighting appliances used, where they are placed or availability of natural sunlight will dictate whether the potential buyer will be impressed or not.  Make sure all the bulbs are working perfectly before the buyer comes in. 

These renovations should improve your home’s appearance and look. 

The home’s exterior matters a lot to buyers and should be welcoming. 


Handling the home’s Exterior

Take some time to see what should be done or repaired to improve the home’s presence. 

The buyer should be impressed by the home’s exterior.  A lot of landscaping may be required to improve the home’s exterior appearance and especially the yard and garden (if any).  The lawn should be perfectly groomed to desired height and shape, the flowerbed well attended to, and any bushes along the driveway trimmed to perfection. A landscaper can help you handle any landscaping needs to improve its overall looks.  A well groomed lawn and driveway can entice the buyer into buying the home even if there are a few flaws with the house that can’t be fixed. Be sure to sweep away any leaves along the driveway, as well as have garbage collected prior to the house viewing. 


Advertise online

Advertising your home online increases the number of prospecting buyers.  It is estimated that more than 92% of all homeowners found their dream home online, making it a reason enough for you to advertise in this media. You can use the Hughes Real Estate Group to advertise your home in Idaho. Advertising with these experts increases chances of high potential customers coming your way. This involves having high definition pictures and an explainer video about your home taken and posted on the company website. This makes it possible for buyers to get first glimpse of the house online from the comfort of their offices or home, then decide on a day to come for viewing. 

The best way to attract more customers is by listing your home with its current market value, or a price lower than that.  Overpricing the house will only push potential customers away, and this will force you to wait for months or even years before a customer can contact you. 

If your home has been listed within the advertiser’s page for more than a month, consider relisting it again with new prices and pictures.   You can also increase visibility by employing Google Ads to market your home to all customers within and around the world. 

Handling interior renovations, exterior landscaping and advertising online will increase the home’s potential of getting a customer sooner than you expected.

House Super-sizing: Homes Are Getting Bigger In Boise, Idaho

by Randy Gridley

According to research conducted by the United States Census Bureau in 2013, it has been noted that home buyers are showing an inclination to larger homes.  The preliminary data showed that a new record had been set stating that homes are in fact becoming larger in comparison to previous years.

Nowadays, the typical new home is approximately 50% larger than the 1973 counterpart, according to the Census Bureau who began data recording in the mid-1970s. It seems that the size of new homes are on the increase moving from an average of 2,362 square feet in 2009 to a staggering 2,579 square feet in 2013 - that's a while 300 square feet difference!  This was evidenced in a report done by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The NAHB also states that in order to meet the size demands of these larger homes, the number of bedrooms is also on the rise.  It has been seen that of all homes build, a minimum of 48% presented with four bedrooms in 2013; whereas only 34% of all homes had four bedrooms or more in 2009.  It's also been suggested that the traditional three-bedroom house will be traded up for a bigger size due to the growing bigger home trend.

Additionally, the number of bathrooms has increased over the past few years with 35% of homes boasting three full bathrooms in 2013.  A full 13% rise from the 23% in 2010.  Garages for three or more cars have also been on the rise from 16% in 2010 to 22% in 2013.

Why are the homes becoming larger?  The answer may lie in new home owners having greater credit scores and higher incomes than in previous years, making the average home sale price approximately $318,000 in comparison to $248,000 in 2009.

Additionally, recent research by the NAHB on new home buyer characteristics indicate that first-time buyers will purchase smaller homes at lower prices then trade up.  However, these first-time home buyers who represent 40% of the market are steadily eliminated from the market due to tightening credit rules and mortgage rates.  This could further explain the increase in the average home size.

4 Options You Can Use For Your Upcoming Boise Idaho Move

by Randy Gridley

As the time for your big move gets closer and closer, you might be looking at all your precious belongings and wondering how you are going to get everything moved from your old house to your new house.  Fortunately, locating a good moving company does not have to be a huge and stressful ordeal.  There are in fact many different options for each type of moving situation.

Are you moving across town or clear across the country?  Is it just your stuff that needs to get moved or do you have a large family?  These different factors all help to determine the specific kind of moving help that is best for your move.  So, before you start panicking over your big overstuffed couch and piles of moving boxes, take a few minutes to become familiar with what kinds of help are available for your move.

1.  Moving Help Companies

If you are someone who can efficiently and quickly pack up all of your belongings in a small and confined space, then you can skip this step.  If not, you might want to consider hiring a moving help company.  These are services that specialize in packing and shipping household items out to the new location.  Even if you are good at packing, if you are short on time you might want to consider this service.  Just do a search online to find companies that offer these services.

2.  Professional Moving Companies

For a long distance move, especially one that involves moving your whole family, hiring a crew of professional movers could be the best choice for your situation.  Although this does tend to be one of the most expensive moving options, having professional movers who know how to efficiently pack belongings, properly load and unload the moving truck and get your household items transported safely to your new home, can definitely be well worth the price.

3.  Truck Rental Companies

If you are just moving to another part of town or a different city close by, you might want to think about hiring a truck rental company.  For a small move, you can rent a moving truck for a couple of days.  This can be a much less expensive option than hiring a team of professional movers.  You can also hire a few hourly laborers to help with the heavy lifting, which again is going to cost a lot less than professional movers.

4.  Shipping Containers

A shipping container or pod can be a very versatile option that you may want to consider for your upcoming move.  Moving pods can offer a good solution for moving your belongings when you might need to keep your items in storage for a period of time.  The moving pod is dropped at your house, and then you pack it when you are ready.  After you are finished, the pod will be retrieved by the moving company.  It will then be shipped either to your new house or put into storage until you are ready for your belongings at your new residence.

Before your big moving day, make sure you take the time to evaluate all of the different moving options that are available to you to help ensure you use the best solution to meet your specific situation and needs.  Also, be sure to get quotes from any moving company or other service that you are considering so that you can compare them and get the best deal.  Good luck with your move!

Creative Ways To Increase Your Boise Home Curb Appeal

by Randy Gridley

Tips on Improving Boise Idaho Homes Curb Appeal

It's not difficult to update your home all over again. Simply give it some extra love by painting an exterior door a brilliant color, you'll get the most bang for your buck when you update this way and it readily updates your home for any future owners. Full length storm doors allow a freshly painted door to become a focal point of such a budget friendly makeover.

Replace Older Hardware

There are many creative ways to update older hardware. Consider replacing the house numbers, how about the lock set on the entry door? Wall mounted mailboxes add extra appeal and overhead light fixtures can easily add a new element to an otherwise boring exterior. If your exterior is out of date you can quickly update it with these creative ideas. Matching pieces don't have to cost a lot and they update the homes appeal quickly. Oiled bronze finishes suit many traditional homes and brushed nickel will suit a more contemporary home.

Symmetry is pleasing to the ey and very easy to create. Consider lighting fixtures and front door accents.

Instant Garden Appeal

Containers can add an instant garden to an otherwise boring exterior. Colorful flowers can brighten up any dull entry. Ready made containers form garden centers are ideal or create your own for a unique look. Staggered and asymmetrical arrangements work well to create a unique setting.

Mail Box Makeovers

Boring dull mail boxes can be brightened up by simply painting the wooden so it matches the exterior of the home. Surround it with some lovely flowers.

Renew Planter Beds

Ready your garden beds by simply pruning the growth, pulling out those weeds and planting some lovely flowers. Add in some mulch to restore the color that the sun has taken away and the harsh weather has attacked. Consider stone or brick borders but keep them cleaned so as not to detract form your garden. Upgrade the stone or decorative concrete if it's too aging and distracting.

Make a Grandiose Entry

Your front door is often the first thing that visitors see. Update it. Molding, paint and other tricks work like eye makeup for your home. A white or offsetting color will make your door "pop" when someone looks at it.

Consider Shutters and Accent Trim

Shutters as well as trim can look very inviting. This welcomes people to your home. Shutters also do dual jobs, they protect your home from brilliant sun and also can provide some ventilation. Another benefit is an added level of security. Made form wood, aluminum, composite, vinyl or even fiberglass they are reasonably priced and can be painted any color desired.

New Planting Beds

Tired of that old boring planting bed? Rip it out and create the planting bed of your dreams. Front yards, corners and other areas along walkways and driveways are ideal for featuring your favorite color schemes. You home can be framed in lovely flowers and if you add pre cast concrete blocks as edging you've added another dimension of uniqueness to your home. Use a variety of plant heights to give it a unique look.

Gutters and Downspouts

Older gutter systems often fail. Peeling paint, rusting and other issues can give them a sense of neglect. Replace them with new snap fitting vinyl gutters that will go together quickly and easily without a lot of tools required. You'll never need to paint them and they'll help protect your home. You can even go with a pricier style and choose copper.

Renew Paint, Siding and Your Trim

Consider updating your painting, siding and the trim of your home. This can instantly transform a home from dull to beautiful. Repair any defects and consider shingles or other unique roofing materials to set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood.

Tiled Doorstep

How about a permanent welcome mat? You can tile or paint a clever or creative design that will contrast with the porch stoop. You'll have a unique one of a kind look that will not only impress visitors, it will show off your creative streak. 

Dress Up Your Driveway

Cracked stained driveways can be very detracting. Perhaps it even has vegetation sprouting out of it. It's time for a redo. Repair the cracks, make sure to kill off the weeds and then dress it up with stain or flagstones. Pavers, bricks and the like can give it a unique look with flair.

Build New Walkways

A walkway leads your visitor to your door. It can make your home feel warm and even inviting. If you're looking for a dramatic improvement consider a contoured walkway that is made of stone or brick. If you're seeking something less radical, you can go with colored concrete and edge it with bricks or stone. Pavers lend traditional beauty to any landscape.

Upgrade Railings

Railings on porches and stoops can often deteriorate. If you're unable to care for them properly and keep them maintained, find something that you can readily maintain. Quality woods, vinyl, metal components and the like are ideal for replacing rotting railings that could be potentially dangerous to your family and visitors. Make sure to keep them in the color scheme of the rest of your home and give them some special details to make them unique and safe for visitors.

Apply Stone Veneer

Nothing says class like a stone veneer. It's an ideal solution for dressing up your exterior. Similar to a concrete foundation, column footings and other classy masonry details, you'll find that your home looks more expensive and classy than others in the area. There are many natural and manufactured stones that can be expensive for large areas but are ideal for smaller areas as a focal point. Accents like this say a lot about the homeowner and the home itself. Go ahead and make your statement, you know you will appreciate it years down the road.

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North Boise Home | 1900 N 28th Street

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Stunning completely new two story contemporary style North Boise home  located at 1900 N. 28th Street, Boise Idaho  Of course with Tradewinds Construction building this home it will have hardwood floors, tile, slab granite countertops in kitchen, upgraded cabinets, covered patio, master bedroom on the main level with lovely master bath with walk-n-closet.  You can also view renderings of main and upper floor plans in which rooms have inside dimensions.  Click on this link to view the front elevation.

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Tips For House Sellers - How To Maximize Your Home's Curb Appeal

by Randy Gridley

 

Tips for updating your homes curb appeal

First impressions are always critically important.  This is especially true when you are trying to sell your house.  Many people spend lots of time preparing the insides of their homes but forget about the outsides. This is a big mistake.  

I'm sure you are familiar with the term curb appeal.  It refers to the visual impression that your house has on someone who is viewing your home from the curb or street.  Creating good curb appeal for your house is very important.  The goal is to create a look that is inviting and inspires potential buyers into wanting to view your home.  Spending time on maximizing your home's curb appeal is a very wise investment of your time that could very well help to sell your house more quickly.

Here are some handy tips for home sellers to help them maximize their house's curb appeal to increase the chances of a quick and profitable sale.

Have Professional Quality Photographs Taken Of Your House


 

These days, many buyers use the internet to do their preliminary searches to find houses they are potentially interested in viewing.  Invest in having some professional quality photos taken of your home.  Blurry, unprofessional photos can be as much of a turn off as a lawn that hasn't been mowed.

Clean and Repair The Home's Exterior


 

Remember how important first impressions are.   You want to have a clean and well-maintained appearance that will provide prospective buyer's with a positive impression of your house and draw them in.

 

Get rid of all trash and clutter.  If you have children, make sure their toys are off the lawn, driveway and front porch and put away.  Try not to have garbage cans and other unsightly items in visible areas

Thoroughly clean the exterior of the home.  Make sure the sidewalks and walkways are swept.  Wash your windows and also the the front door.  If the exterior of the house looks dingy, consider power washing it.  Make sure the window sills are not cluttered with knick knacks and that the drapes or curtains look good from the outside of the house as well.

Consider painting  


 

Is there any peeling paint on the siding or shutters?  A fresh coat of paint can really bring a house to life. If you can afford it, this is actually one of best ways to maximize the curb appeal of your house.

 

Make any necessary repairs, such as mending broken panels, shutters, replacing missing siding or anything else that could use some maintenance.  Everything should be in good repair to make a good first impression

Landscaping Tips


 

Investing in some nice landscaping is another great way to increase the curb appeal of your house.  Also, make sure your current landscaping is well maintained.

 

Trim tree limbs.  The last thing you want, is to have low hanging tree limbs obstructing the view of the house or making it look like the trees are about to fall down.  Make sure all trees are properly pruned.

Trim all shrubbery.  Make sure there are no bushes obstructing the view of the house or blocking the windows.  Overgrown shrubs can make a house seem messy from the outside and dark and dreary from the inside. 

Weed and get rid of any dead vegetation from the front yard.


 

You can also add new plants to the landscaping, such as shrubs and flowers.  Adding colorful flowers along the front walk and in pots on the front porch can add a very inviting and appealing look to your house.  Also add mulch to flower beds and under trees and shrubs. Make sure the lawn is mowed and the edges are trimmed.

Other Tips For Increasing Your Home's CurbAppeal


 

Make sure your exterior lighting is clean and inviting.  Many prospective home buyers drive by houses at night after work, so you want the curb appeal to look good at dusk as well.  Be sure that all the light bulbs work and that the lights are all thoroughly washed.  Also, if it isn't Christmas, take down those holiday lights.

Make sure your front porch area is warm and inviting.  Think about adding a new rug and welcome mat. Pots of colorful flowers are also a nice touch, along with new cushions for any porch furniture.

Maximizing the curb appeal of your house is the first thing you should do when preparing your house for sale.  it is the first impression that prospective buyers will have of your home after all.  Most of the above tips are relatively inexpensive and don't take a lot of skill other than a bit of elbow grease.  The main thing is to de-clutter, clean and repair.  Then add your finishing touches such as colorful flowers and nice porch furniture to create that warm and inviting look that draws prospective home buyers in and makes them want to schedule an appointment to view your house.

Time is money.  Getting your house sold quickly at or close to your asking price is very important.  You don't want to be stuck with a house that won't sell for months and months on end.  Make the investment of your time and some of your money to improve your home's curb appeal by following the above tips that we have provided to you.  If you do that, your house should sell in no time at all and at a very good price.


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