Usually the decision falls on the buyer whether or not they want to test. It is always something that can be asked for in a offer or the seller could have it done as a incentive but as far as I know there are no requirements to have it done.
The EPA site here has some more info on Radon in the state of Idaho as well as some contact info.... more
Our Team is very familiar with VA Financing and the requirements. We would love to help you find the right home for the VA requirements. We have a combined experience of over 35 years. And have recently closed homes with VA financing- so we are very up to date with the requirement. Please feel free to call or email and we can help.
Look forward to helping you find the right home.
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The Hartman Team
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North Idaho Real Estate
Hello! The internet is great, but it can also be exhaustive with all the info it can provide. Do you have any other search criteria? I would be happy to run you a search and email it to you this evening if you would like. I am available at 208.640.1269 or firstname.lastname@example.org all night. I would need to know a price range and a couple of other things to make it a successful search. Hope your having a great evening, I look forward to helping you!... more
Beautiful choice! Nice to have a 1/2 acre lot. This home has been on the market just over a month and is in the subdivision of Prospectors Ridge.
Let me know if you have any other specific questions about this property or any others.
This home would fit your bill regarding one level and close to amenities.
Look forward to helping you out with your "house hunt" should you need it!
Please call me!
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First off, congratulations! All of CdA would be great for you, just depends on what kind neighborhood you like and price range. Whether you would like a neighborhood with trails and "cookie cutters" if you would say, or if you want to have an older cute home closer to downtown and the activities (which is what I chose)
The area is great, lots of stuff to do, lots of good people, and I think you'll find its a great place to have a family.
If you have any other questions or if you want a area packet, email me at Shane.email@example.com or you can call me at 208.640.1269 and I would be happy to send it out!... more
Well, your fears may be warrented. Things have been picking up here, and that is good for sellers, not so much for buyers. There is still some great deals out there, but from what i took from what you said, you are looking at a couple of years down the road, why do you want to wait? Does your airline no have a hub in spokane?... more
Hi fost_d, you have asked a lot of great questions! And a simple response just wont do. You have options, & would like to talk about those options with you. You can reach me on my cell phone at (208)699-9252 or by email TeamMullenSellsHomes@gmail.com
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Hi Mark, I think a property in the area you described would bring in excess of $1000 a month easily. The rental market in CDA is very strong right now and any investment property would be easy to fill. Give me a call and I would be happy to help in any way I can. Thanks. Scott... more
What a great place to select a retirement home! It doesn't get much better than North Idaho, and it for sure doesn't get better than being on the Lake! Hayden Lake is nice because it is a quieter lake than Lake Coeur d' Alene. It is more of a locals lake. Great fishing and they do ave 1 restaurant at the marina. There is the Hayden Lake Country Club that is also on the water, but you must be a member.
Why don't you send me your email address and I will get you a list of available homes on Hayden Lake. I can also help you find homes that may not be on the market currently. (I've helped a few clients find their home by looking in other places). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and cell is 208-640-9295
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
How long are you willing to spend driving? Would you prefer to be closer to Spokane or CDA?
Keep in mind that even though they are close, they are in two different states so you will be dealing with different laws, license requirements (some agents are not licensed in both states) and you are subject to several different MLS systems for data.
Since your online screen name is "Cowboy" is it fair to assume you might want a property that will accommodate horses?... more
I'm guessing the previous owner painted over the mold problem - unless Fannie Mae's contractors did some work on the property to get it to salable condition. Their standard out is the 'as is' addendum and 'as is' disclosure. If the listing agent is aware of an issue, they would most likely be responsible for disclosing - assuming it's a true issue of disclosure.
As with any home purchase -whether bank owned or traditional sale - always have the home inspected by a trained and certified home inspector. I have personal knowledge of several homes that were bought out of foreclosure by rehabbing companies where they either hid defects or created new defects with shoddy repair work. In one instance they were forced to make repairs because I enlisted the help of city inspectors to correct a dangerous deficiency.... more
Ask your Realtor to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on the property using Sold comps within a 1 mile radius of the property (the closer, the better) that have sold within the last 3 months. (Don't rely on Zillow number as they are not accurate for the most part). The number your Realtor comes up with by doing a CMA is the market value of the property and that is what you should base your offer on. Keep in mind, the bank has already done either a Broker Price Opinion (similar to a CMA) or an Appraisal so the price will most likely need to be near the list price.
Well there is 3 types of major loans,
FHA is 3.5%
Conventional is 10-20%
and USDA can be as low as 0%
all these are factored off your purchase price. That should get you started and if you need more help, you can call me @ 208.640.1269 and I can answer any more questions. Thank you!... more
Welcome to the home buying process! It is great that you have access to cash to be able to skip over the mortgage!! I recommend you ask your friends or family who they used as a Realtor, if non of them have anyone research online one in your area. Contact them and ask to meet about the buying process. I love to sit down with my buyers and go thru the process so you understand how it works and can ask questions. It is such an exciting yet scary thing buying your first home. I wish you the best of luck and enjoy it!... more
1. It is important to read and understand everything you sign. A buyer-broker/buyer-rep agreement should have a beginning and an end date. What does your copy say? Are the dates clearly writen on your agreement?
2. Next, read your copy of the terms and conditions of the entire agreement specifically on how to cancel the agreement. It will tell you what your options are. The agent's broker may be someone you can speak with.
3. If the reasons for switching agents was mutual then it would have been best to request, in writing, to the agent you're in the agreement with to release you BEFORE moving on to the next agent. If it was not mutual or if the agent was not aware that you were unhappy with their services, then I can see why they want their commission. Regardless of your intentions, it doesn't change the written terms of the agreement.
Agents earn their living on commissions and if they are doing a good job then they deserve to be paid for their time and services rendered. Communication in a working relationship is imperative.... more