Janalee Fowler's Blog Posts

Lemhi County Living Newsletter - September 2023

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July 2023 - Market Update

Think the real estate market is slowing? WELL....July 2023 actually outperformed July 2022! Watch this video to see how home and land sales are going in Lemhi County. If you are interested in buying

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Lemhi County Market Update for April 2023

The spring real estate market is off to a fantastic start. Both pending and sold transactions have been picking up at high speeds, much like the stock car races. Watch this report to get the full

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Is the Seller Party Over - Should I Sell My House in 2023?

Folks, the market is definitely changing. The big question is...should sellers put their home on the market as rates rise? Is the seller party officially over? Watch this 4 minute video and find.

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The Final Walkthough - WHAT is it and WHY

The final step in the home buying process is arguably the MOST important! The final walkthrough is usually the first time you get to see JUST the house you're purchasing. Without all the furniture

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Lemhi County Living - April 2023

April 2023 Newsletter by Janalee

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Closing Day is Here! What to Expect & What to Bring

Congratulations! You are purchasing a house and closing day is right around the corner, but what does that mean? What do you need to bring? Watch this short video to get all the details and remember

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Market Update - March 2023 - Lemhi County

The spring real estate market is just getting started here in Lemhi County. Although you wouldn't know it by the frequent snow flurries we have been blessed with. March sales did slow down a bit

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Video Education - What is Escrow?

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VIDEO - 2023 Market Forecast

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VIDEO! How Much Does It Cost To Sell Your Home?

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VIDEO - The Three Most Common First-time Homebuyer Mistakes

3 COMMON homebuyer mistakes in under 30 seconds!If you like AVOIDING costly mistakes AND saving time, this video is for YOU! If you need to know which Lenders to work with, I have some GREAT

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VIDEO: REALTOR vs Real Estate Agent

Should you hire a REALTOR® or a Real Estate Agent?  Did you know there's a difference?! Which one is better? Which one will provide you with better service? Watch this short video for the

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Should I still Buy a Home - Rising Interest Rates

World events and government spending has led to soaring inflation. The Federal Reserve has only one tool in its arsenal to curb and reduce this trend – raising interest rates. While

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March - July Market Update - Lemhi County

Follow this link to my YouTube Channel to check get the latest on how the real estate market in Lemhi County performed in July 2022 and a recap of March - July. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to

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September Market Update - Lemhi County 2022

Click the link below to go to my YouTube channel and watch my latest video recapping how the Lemhi County real estate market performed in September 2022. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel

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Top 4 Things to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Are you selling your home right now? If you are, you’ll want to stop scrolling for this post! Here are the 4 things you want to AVOID when selling your home: ➡️ Overpricing your

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Purchasing a Home - Step 16 ... CLOSING DAY!!

This is THE DAY! CELEBRATION DAY! Make sure to warm your hand up for all the paperwork you will have to sign. Also make sure to bring the following:      1. Photo ID    ;

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Purchasing a Home - Step 15 ... Buy Adequate Home Insurance

Your lender will require you to buy homeowners insurance before closing the deal. Home insurance covers the cost to repair or replace your home and belongings if they're damaged by an incident

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Purchasing a Home - Step 14 ... Get a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a thorough assessment of the structure and mechanical systems. It is recommended to have this done by a Licensed Home Inspector. In our area, these cost between $300 - $650

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Purchasing a Home - Step 13 ... Submit your Earnest Money Deposit

When you submitted your offer, your agent would have asked you how much Earnest Money you were willing to deposit. The Earnest Money deposit shows the seller that you're serious about your offer, it

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Purchasing a Home - Step 12 ... Submit an Offer & Negotiate with the Seller

Submitting an offer on a home or property is an exciting event. If you have the right real estate agent, the process should be simple. To speed it up, make sure to have your pre-approval letter.

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Purchasing a Home - Step 11 ... Tour Homes

When touring homes, make the most out of your walk through. Open your senses when viewing the homes in person. Listen for noise, pay attention to any odors and look at the overall condition of the

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Purchasing a Home - Step 10 ... Stick to your BUDGET

In today's seller's market it can be hard to stick to your budget. A lender may offer to loan you more than what is comfortably affordable, or you may feel pressure to spend outside your comfort

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Purchasing a Home - Step 9 ... Pick the Right Type of House and Neighborhood

When viewing and searching homes, weigh the pros and cons of different types of homes, given your lifestyle and budget. A condominium or townhome may be more affordable than a single-family home,

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Preparing to Purchase a Home - TIPS and To Do List!

When purchasing your first home, or if it's been a while since you have been through the process, it can sometimes seem overwhelming. I personally am a list maker. I love lists and love crossing off

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Purchasing a Home - Step 5 ... Compare Mortgage Rates & Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recommends requesting loan estimates for the same type of mortgage from multiple lenders to compare the costs, including interest rates and possible

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Purchasing a Home - Step 6 ... Get A Pre-Approval letter

A mortgage preapproval is a lender's offer to loan you a certain amount under specific terms. Having a preapproval letter shows home sellers and real estate agents that you're a serious buyer, and

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Purchasing a Home - Step 8 - Find a Great Real Estate Agent

Choose a real estate agent carefully. A good real estate agent will scour the market for homes that meet your needs and guide you through the negotiation and closing process. You may want to get

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Purchasing a Home - Step 3 ... Explore Mortgage Options

A variety of mortgages are available with varying down payment and eligibility requirements. Its always in your best interest to shop around with a few lenders to see your options as each lender

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Purchasing a Home - Step 7 ... Decide how much home you can afford!

An important step in purchasing a home is figuring out how much you can safely spend on a house before starting to shop. I HIGHLY recommend that you take a good look at your budget and past.

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Purchasing a Home - Step 2 ... Check and Maintain or Strengthen your Credit Score!

Your credit score will affect whether or not you will qualify for a mortgage. So if you don’t have great credit, you will need to start strengthening and improving your credit score as early

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Purchasing a Home - Step 4 ... Research First-Time Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Many states and some cities and counties offer first-time home buyer programs, which often combine low-interest-rate mortgages with down payment assistance and closing cost assistance. Tax credits

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Preparing to Purchase a Home - Step 1 - Start Saving Early!

Preparing to Purchase a Home - Tip # 11. START SAVING EARLY. If you don’t have a decent amount of money in a savings account, you are going to want to start saving NOW.  There are a lot

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