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Tips on Purchasing Your First Investment Property

Buying a piece of property as an investment may be a good idea, especially now, when interest rates are relatively low and the housing market is strong. If you are thinking about purchasing a home for rental purposes, there are a number of things that you should think about first. Here are some tips when … read more “Tips on Purchasing Your First Investment Property”

Interior Design Trends for 2018

Part of the joy of moving into a brand new, never-been-lived-in, home is the interior decorating that comes after moving in. If you are building or moving into a new home in 2018, and are looking for new, creative interior design ideas, then we have some popular trends to keep in in mind. Copper and … read more “Interior Design Trends for 2018”

Spring Home Makeover on a Budget

Now that the weather is nice, you may be itching to freshen up the inside and outside of your home.  Fortunately, even if you’re on a budget, there are a number of easy spring home makeover ideas that you can put in action. Fresh Flowers One of the easiest ways to give your home a … read more “Spring Home Makeover on a Budget”

Spring Cleaning and Organizing Your Home

It’s that time of year again! And even if you’re in a brand new home, there are surely some minor cleaning and maintenance chores to tackle before the weather gets too hot to handle. New home or old, here are some spring cleaning and organizing guidelines that will provide you peace of mind when it’s … read more “Spring Cleaning and Organizing Your Home”

How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment on New Home Construction?

Buying a new home is a very exciting process. Perhaps even more exciting than buying something new is building something new, which puts you in charge of exactly where you want to live and precisely what you want to see in your brand new home. But rather than going to the bank and applying for … read more “How Much Do I Need for a Down Payment on New Home Construction?”

Why Freezing Temperatures Wear on Older Homes

Living in an older home has a certain charm. And then there’s the winter. And when it comes to older homes and freezing temperatures in the Northwest, any owner will tell you it can be a challenge to take care of an older home when the temperatures drop. Here’s a look at why older homes … read more “Why Freezing Temperatures Wear on Older Homes”

Finding Affordable Housing in Simplicity’s Tiny Homes

Everyone’s heard the saying “bigger is better” in reference to homes, but going big isn’t for everyone – which is why at Simplicity, we suggest you can live “big” in a tiny home!   What is a Simplicity Tiny Home? A tiny home is exactly what it sounds like – a home that is much … read more “Finding Affordable Housing in Simplicity’s Tiny Homes”

Tips on Preparing Your Home to Sell

If you are getting ready to sell your home in preparation to move, there are a few tips and tricks that will improve the chances of finding the right buyer at the right price. Here are some of those things to consider:   Replace Old or Damaged Flooring While it may seem nonsensical to invest … read more “Tips on Preparing Your Home to Sell”

Idaho Fastest Growing State by Population

For Idaho residents, the fact that the state is growing is no surprise. The Gem State has so much to offer, from beautiful natural landscapes that stretch across the borders, to a bustling capital city that’s home to a top-notch university, large public and private employers, and much more. But individuals and families across the … read more “Idaho Fastest Growing State by Population”

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2018

The mortgage rates in 2017 remained low, making it the ideal time to buy or build something new for those living throughout the Pacific Northwest. But will the trend of buyer and builder-friendliness continue? Or are mortgage rates and new home construction loan rates expected to increase in 2018? What’s more, do you understand how … read more “Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2018”