Idaho Home Buyers Information

Whether buying your first home or your tenth home making an informed decision is so important. After all, buying a house is one of life's biggest decisions.  Let Ava or Cristina share their wealth of knowledge with you to help you with one of the most serious decisions in life you will ever make: Buying a house.

Boise Idaho Realtor Contacts

Ava Tong, Realtor, BA, CSP, HRC

PhonePhone: (208) 440-5810

Cristina Pescaru, Realtor, CSP, HRC

PhonePhone: (208) 284-1545

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Over a 10 year period starting with rent @ $1000.00 a month and increasing at 3.5% per year you will have paid $140,777.00 in rent!  None of it is returned to you.  However, when buying a home, you will have tax advantages which translates to keeping your hard earned money in your pocket.
Call or email Ava or Cristina for a list of affordable homes that will keep your payments as low as rent or better!

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Idaho Home Buyer Checklist

Getting Ready to Buy

  1. Ask yourself this question: Do I plan on living in the house at least three years?
  2. You may not need a down payment, or may be able to buy with very little down
  3. Get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a loan
  4. Consult a real estate professional as soon as you are qualified to buy
  5. Make a list of needs and wants for your new home
  6. Choose your favorite neighborhoods
  7. Decide to purchase and then go for it! Let your real estate professional handle all the details for you.

Real Estate Auctions - BUYERS BEWARE

Real Estate Auction CautionTwo reasons why Auctions are not for the faint of heart.

  1. Risky because hidden title flaws now become the responsibility of the new buyer.
  2. Inspections are allowed, for the buyer's own edification, but no repairs will be done.  Buyers will be out the cost of inspection, if they end up not buying  the property.


Real Estate - Words to Be Wise

Now is not the time to buy a house if:

  1. You are right out of college.
  2. Expecting a promotion.
  3. A transfer is highly likely.
  4. The dreaded word is circulating at work: “restructuring”

Haste makes for waste.  Call or email Ava or Cristina today for more valuable FREE home buying tips.

Aboid Overpaying For Your House

House & MoneyHow to come out a winner.

$$$---Keep your emotions in check, or you are more likely to overpay.
$$$---Don’t buy the best house, it’s not as likely to appreciate in value as is a lesser priced house.
$$$---Know the market.
$$$---Show no fear, be prepared to walk away from a deal.

Call or email Ava or Cristina today for the best real estate advice; from over 40 years of combined real estate experience.

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The Property Team at Silvercreek Realty Group
(208) 440-5810    (208) 284-1545