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WHAT $250K BUYS IN DETROIT, MI

7 BED7.5 BATH6,500 SQ FT 3985 TRUMBULL ST, DETROIT, MI 48202      $249,999     Hey, straight off Realtor.com here.  I have a buddy who has been telling me for years you can pick up single family homes in Detroit for $15K. Just for fun I searched up to $250K...

YOUR HOME’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY

QUICK WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY - BoiseCribs.com offers a "15-Ways to Improve Your Energy Efficiency Immediately" Guidebook. With the temp outside hovering in the teens, I'm reminded how easy Energy Efficiency is.  It's the cleanest, most readily...

BOISE BANK OWNED HOMES

Boise Bank Owned Listings A popular word these days is "bank owned" or "REO" (real estate owned).  If a home is bank-owned, it means a bank owns it and most likely wants to get it off their books ASAP.  The bank is the seller of the home and has probably has taken the...

WHERE TO BUY A HOME FOR $550 PER MONTH?

In last month's US NEW & WORLD REPORT, Boise was featured as one of the Top-10 places to find a home under $800/month. "Boise's sunny, high-desert climate is great for checking out the 2,700 acres of parks in and around this Idaho state capital. And because it is...

THE BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Working with Residential Investment Property Owners I get this question on a regular basis.  "Who is the Best Property Management company?"   Well, the answer is...it depends.  Is it a condo downtown, a 4-plex in Caldwell, or a single family home in Eagle?  It's not...

ONLY ONE SHOT AT THE “FIRST IMPRESSION”

For every one Buyer who sets foot in a listing, there are hundreds who view it online. I don't know why I laugh when people get in a fire escape panic to get their property "on the MLS" without considering all the marketing steps that should be taken first. A top...

THE “CLASSIC” PHONE CALL

I take a phone call this afternoon.  Guy on the other end has some questions about a specific property.  I look up the property and give him my most professional and astute responses.  We small talk a bit and he thanks me for the information. I ask if he currently has...

ADA COUNTY VACANCY RATES DECREASING

We've been seeing this coming for six months. According to NARPM, vacancy rates on 1-4 unit residential investment properties in Ada County are at 5% after a spike to 10% at this same time last year. We are continuing to see strong rental interest in single family...

REAL ESTATE & TECHNOLOGY HYPER EVOLUTION

It’s a day in the near future... I’m sitting at my kitchen table with my tablet computer. My desktop PC is gathering dust in the bedroom corner.  A relic of an earlier time, I haven’t used it in a couple of years. Who wants to stay tethered to a desk anymore? I fire...