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April 20, 2018
Are Interest Rates Going Up This Summer?

Buyers beware! According to RealtorMag, interest rates are set to rise this summer. While nothing is ever guaranteed, prospective buyers are being advised to start their home shopping now to avoid those increases. From the article… Rate increases—even minor ones—can add up over time. Realtor.com® offers this example: On a $300,000 house with a 30-year […]

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February 23, 2016
Legacy Community Open - Feb 27th & 28th 1pm-4pm

Legacy Community Open Feb 27 & 28, 1-4pm You'll want to stop by Legacy Subdivision in Eagle, ID this weekend for the Community Open! We've gathered agents together to hold open homes from several of the prestigious builders with luxury waterfront homes in the neighborhood. The Community Legacy Subdivision broke ground in 2006, and currently […]

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January 4, 2016
Four Tips for Bargain Buyers

Did you see Lacey featured in the front page story on house hunting in Saturday's Idaho Statesman?  You can find it here.  It's no surprise to us that the first Saturday front page story of 2016 was about affordable housing - it's on everyone's mind these days!  Average rent in Boise is climbing, the fed […]

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December 31, 2015
2016 Prediction: Rosy Year for Boise Housing Market

From Reuters "Is this going to be your year to buy a new home? No housing expert has a crystal ball, but Svenja Gudell, recently appointed chief economist for the housing site Zillow.com, has looked at enough data to make a pretty good guess. She examines vast amounts of housing market statistics - everything from […]

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December 30, 2015
Deduct Mortgage Insurance for Tax Savings

Great news! Congress has voted to extend the tax deduction for mortgage insurance (MI) through 2016. If your mortgage requires mortgage insurance, you can deduct it on your federal income taxes this year and next year. Who qualifies for the tax deduction? Borrowers with adjusted gross incomes up to $100,000 can deduct 100% of their […]

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January 20, 2015
FHA to lower cost of mortgage insurance

Source: money.cnn.com By Chris Isidore In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration will dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs. Premiums for FHA mortgage insurance, which is designed to protect the agency in case a borrower defaults on a loan, will be cut from 1.35% […]

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January 19, 2015
Retire to One of These 5 Great Small Cities

source: time.com Love the culture and excitement of urban life, but loathe the congestion and cost? One of these “Second Cities” could be your first-choice retirement spot. Does the thought of retiring to a sleepy beach town or country hamlet bore you silly? Spending your post-work years in a city has plenty of perks, including […]

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March 31, 2014
Residential Housing Continues Up!
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February 20, 2014
Check out the KTVB News interview with Sheila!

source: KTVB.com by Stephanie Zepelin BOISE - Boise real estate agents are currently reporting the biggest housing boom in the nation. RE/MAX compared data collected from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and it shows that Boise real estate agents saw the greatest increase in sales from January 2013 to January 2014, making it the highest […]

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February 4, 2014
Dodd-Frank Qualified Mortgage Rule

Here is a helpful article sent to us by our ever-helpful lender friend Terry Heffner, Branch manager at Guild Mortgage Company: Friends: Only one month into the year, and we are seeing the effects of the new Dodd-Frank Qualified Mortgage Rule, otherwise known as QM-3. I believe in 2014 it will be imperative that borrowers […]

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    Zillow 5 Star Review  I worked with Sheila a few years ago to purchase my home and she was the absolute best. And this year I worked with her on the other side of the process selling my home and she is the same amazing agent with whatever you're working with her on. On our first meeting she very simply and clearly...

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    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sheila helped us get our house sold with us being in another state, something I took on with trepidation. She was able to guide us through what improvements would help our home be it's most inviting and ready to welcome a new family. Sheila is personable, wise, and professional.

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  • Zillow 5 Star Review  As an out of state, first-time investment buyer, we didn’t know where to start looking. Working through this process remotely, we found Chrissie to be a true resource due to her local (Boise and surrounding) area expertise. She took work and stress out of the process by listening to our needs and...

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    February 4, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Definitely helped us with locating the perfect house. Listened to us and what we were looking for and what areas we would like the best. Also has been a great help with setting up things while we are delayed with our move.

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    Zillow 5 Star Review  Chrissie was helpful and responsive in our cross country move - no small feat during the pandemic! She was easy to work with, friendly, listened to our needs and was thoughtful throughout the process.

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    November 6, 2020
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Chrissie was awesome to work with! She always made herself available and helped us navigate this crazy market. She helped keep us in check and kept us going. I highly recommend Chrissie if you would like a realtor that feels like a friend through it all.

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    April 3, 2020

    Zillow 4 Star Review  Jaimee did a great job for us. We were probably a fairly difficult buyer to satisfy as we had some very specific needs, but with all of us working together we came up with a great home.

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    October 29, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Stephanie is very personable. She has the ability to connect with you, and make you feel comfortable. She knows the Boise area in and out. She will always respond quickly and politely. Overall, the best realtor I have ever had.

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    March 9, 2020
  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Chrissie was the best to work with! She helped us find our home effortlessly and no surprises at closing. She really sought to understand what we were looking for and didn’t disappoint. ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

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    June 23, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Chrissie could not have been more helpful in the whole home buying process. We were first time home buyers, and out of state, so we had a lot of questions and needed a lot of extra explaining and frankly, dumbing down of the whole process. She did all of that and more! She was very responsive and...

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    Zillow 5 Star Review  Look no further! Stephanie is the best, hands down. She helped us find a house in this tough market with low inventory. She helped us through every step and went above and beyond with helping after closing. Her local knowledge is second to none. Whatever we needed she knew exactly where point us. I...

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