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swift2tuck, Home Buyer in Meridian, ID
swift2tuck asked:
How to edit incorrect fact in home listing? I changed the square-footage of my home in the description area, but it still shows up 700 feet short in the heading area. This is INCORRECT, based on some bureaucratic typo years ago. 2451…
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Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
Are there physician loans available with little down/no PMI? I'm graduating residency soon; I have a signed contract
We have several $0 down options available again finally in the Boise area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in 83642
Craig Perrea…, Real Estate Pro in 83642
Craig Perreault, REALTOR® asked:
Looking for a 4 Bed, 2 Bath home with a Bonus Room in Meridian This Single-Family Home located at 4319 West Newland Street, Meridian ID is currently for sale and has been listed on Trulia for 182 days. This property is listed by Silverhawk Realty for…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in Meridian
Chad Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Chad Roberts answered:
Are Home Owner Assessments Fee: monthly or yearly?
In general, HOA fees are monthly. However, there are some that require quarterly payments. It would depend on your desired subdivision/ HOA Governing Body dues structure.

Regards, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2014 Home Buying in Meridian
southern_bel…, Home Buyer in Johns Island, SC
southern_belle2013 answered:
What is the difference between a HOA and a Regime Fee?
Thank you everyone. I have my answer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in Meridian
David Michael…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
David Michael Baltz answered:
I'm moving to Boise within the next month, any recommendations on a diverse, kid-friendly neighborhood with great elementary and middle schools?
There is a great NEW neighborhood located centrally to everything. All schools, parks, shopping centers are within walking, three minute driving distance. I just had some clients move t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Home Buying in Meridian
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
"Crime" tab in "Trulia" web site show plenty of asaults, house burglaries, etc, in Meridian. Could, please, somebody from the area comment on this.
You can also visit www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com for in-depth stats.
Chris
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 Home Buying in Meridian
Tina Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Meridian, ID
Tina Fisher answered:
is $500 a month an outrageous amount to pay in HOA fees in meridian, idaho?
Yes Ethan that is high if you like I would be happy to send you some that are not as much you can contact me @ idahohomes411.com is my website. My cell is 208-602-8719 and my email is i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in Meridian
Sharon Walker, Real Estate Pro in 83616
Sharon Walker answered:
Do you see any Short Sales coming up, particularly off of Ten Mile, South Side of I-84?
As Tim mentioned, there are a few short sale properties in the area that you are interested in. I would not discount any properties that are not short sales. As short sale properties ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 22, 2013 Home Buying in Meridian
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
Where can I go to report an appraisers incompetence?
Appraisals can be interesting in today's market. Some lenders have to go through third party "appraisal management company's ' AMC's" so there is more bureaucracy and ultimately less p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 2, 2013 Home Buying in 83646
Trey Langford, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Trey Langford answered:
Looking for a good builder to build house in Meridian area.
Here is a list of the top producing builders in The Boise area.
http://www.buildidaho.com/home_builders/_top_idaho_builders/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 16, 2013 Home Buying in Meridian
David Elsey, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
David Elsey answered:
First time home buyer
Buying your first home can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it should be an enjoyable experience. One factor that can make the process enjoyable (or not) is c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Home Buying in Meridian
Natalie Ande…, Real Estate Pro in Eagle, ID
Natalie Anderson Filbert answered:
How's the house rental market in Meridian and Boise area? I'm an out of state buyer. Thank you.
Hello Arya,

The rental market in the Boise metro area (Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, Star, Garden City) is currently strong for investors. Low vacancy rates (high demand) and low i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 5, 2012 Home Buying in Meridian
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
Meridian, ID Fixer Upper
Danielle, the only rule about today's short sales and bank owned property is that there are no rules.

I have been a licensed Realtor for over 20 years here in the Boise area and I ha ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in Meridian
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
I am thinking of building a home in Meridian Id however I am concerned it may be a bad investment in this economy not sure what to do any advice help.
Brooklyn,

Actually now is a great time to consider builder due to the economy. Lot prices and labor are extremely low right now. Many lots can be acquired at less than cost to deve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 27, 2012 Home Buying in Meridian
Sharon Walker, Real Estate Pro in 83616
Sharon Walker answered:
How are agent commissions paid when buying a new home?
If you have a signed buyer's representation agreement with an agent, the amount of commission due on each transaction should have been filled out on that agreement. If you are buying a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Meridian
Sharon Walker, Real Estate Pro in 83616
Sharon Walker answered:
Brighton Homes in Meridian
Since you are in San Diego County, CA, you must be speaking about a Brighton Home which builds in your area. We have a Brighton Home builder here in Boise, ID and they are not affiliat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Meridian
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
When buying new construction in a subdivison does a buyer usually use a agent too?
YES! Probably 95% of the new home sales in Boise and Meridian are conducted by Realtors. Some of the major builders in the area have their own real estate company that represents them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 5, 2011 Home Buying in Meridian
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
HOA fees seems high in the area. What is generally included for this price?
Always get specifics on what an HOA covers and doesn't cover. It is also a great idea to ask for a copy of the HOA's financials as part of your offer so you don't buy a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 5, 2011 Home Buying in Meridian
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
Are there any homes for rent with an option to buy?
In our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) there are ways to search specifically for this type of listing. Your Realtor will have to be knowledgeable on how to query a data base since it is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 9, 2011 Home Buying in Meridian
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