Category Archive: Eastern Idaho Business News

03/12/24

4 more reasons new construction homes are worth a look

In today’s market, as a shortage of existing inventory continues to challenge buyers of all kinds, new construction homes are a great option for many house hunters. We’ve written about the pros and cons of choosing a newly-built home before, but the topic is particularly timely right now as builder confidence continues to rise in 2024. A […]

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03/5/24

3 stats that show we need to keep talking about wire fraud

For years, wire fraud has been a thorn in the side of everyone involved in real estate. Despite continued efforts and conversation, it remains a formidable enemy. Plus, the scammers behind it continue to evolve and exploit any weakness they can.  Why are we repeating this warning now? A new report from a leading anti-fraud […]

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01/4/24

The Federal Reserve—What Is It and Why Are We Talking About It So Much?

So, have you heard anyone mention mortgage rates recently? We joke, but it’s a topic that’s dominated headlines all year long. A key player behind these rates is the Federal Reserve (the Fed), whose decisions significantly impact housing affordability. With news of the Fed’s recent decision on rates making waves, our teams thought now would […]

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12/21/23

3 tips for positive market conversations with clients in 2024

Let’s dive into this blog post with a sprinkle of optimism, shall we? Enough chatter about rising rates, low inventory and affordability challenges. Let’s shift our focus to the recent whispers of encouragement echoing through the real estate corridors instead.  Economists’ predictions and the recent Fed announcement suggest promising changes are brewing. As a result, […]

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12/19/23

4 reasons to ramp up your home search in 2024

It’s almost a new year, which means we’re all contemplating big moves in the future. Some of us more literally than others. We know the current real estate market hasn’t been the easiest to navigate, whether you’re a potential first-time homebuyer or have gone through the process a few times. However, interest rates should be […]

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12/14/23

Just Say No to Multitasking: A Holiday Survival Guide

“Multitasking is a myth.” There, we said it. While it might seem like a time-effective way to juggle multiple to-do’s, recent research challenges this notion. Now, our teams know that as a real estate professional, you’re quite adept at juggling numerous responsibilities. But the truth is that the human brain can really only handle one […]

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12/7/23

One of the biggest stories of the year? Seller impersonation fraud.

As 2023 winds down, it’s (sadly) safe to say this was the year of the seller impersonation scam in the real estate world. One survey said 73% of title agents like us have reported a spike in these attempts this year compared to 2022.  “Seller impersonation fraud has now grown into the fastest fraud vector that we’re […]

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12/5/23

Five Things to Remember When Hanging Those Holiday Lights!

‘Tis the season to transform your home into a winter wonderland, and what better way to do it than by channeling your inner- Clark Griswold with a dazzling display of holiday lights? Whether you’ve recently closed with us and are settling into a new home, or simply aiming to up your holiday decorating game, creating […]

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11/30/23

Protect your credit score with 4 tips this season

Our favorite time of the year is here. The holiday season is a time of warmth, joy, and spending time with loved ones, and, yes, it’s also a time of gift-giving. But as you make your shopping list and check it twice, make sure you’re thinking about your long-term financial health – especially if you’re […]

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11/21/23

Just a few reasons we should all give back this season!

You’ve heard the phrase sharing is caring, and lots of us in real estate take that phrase to heart. Our team members and partners are caring professionals, but that giving attitude extends outside of the office, too. Whether you’re already active in the community or looking to lend a hand in the spirit of the […]

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