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HELP!! SALE FELL THROUGH! WE NEED A BUYER! - 01/15/08 01:50 AM
This Fruitland home is a great buy. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths (with the plumbing there to add a tub/shower in the half bath), huge family room. Plus it is in a very nice location in an area of more expensive homes. With 2,184 square feet it is a bargain basement price of $68 per foot. In Fruitland! You can't beat that! $149,000. Call today!
Barb Hutchinson 208-707-4663 Barb Hutchinson is a Realtor with RE/MAX Tri-Cities in Fruitland, ID. She sells real estate in SW Idaho (including Fruitland, Payette, New Plymouth, Parma, Emmett, Weiser) and Eastern Oregon (Ontario, Nyssa and Vale in Malheur County). If (4 comments)
A CHEAP PIECE OF DIRT WITH A VIEW! - 01/15/08 01:35 AM
3 acres with the well and power already on the property. Plus a wonderful view of the mountains in Weiser. There are no CC&R's, so you can build what you want or do a manufactured home. All for only $39,000. Call me today! BARB HUTCHINSON 208-707-4663 Barb Hutchinson is a Realtor with RE/MAX Tri-Cities in Fruitland, ID. She sells real estate in SW Idaho (including Fruitland, Payette, New Plymouth, Parma, Emmett, Weiser) and Eastern Oregon (Ontario, Nyssa and Vale in Malheur County). If you are interested in buying or selling a home, call Barb today at 208-707-4663 or visit her website at www.BarbHutchinson.com (0 comments)
Not Fancy, But Effective! - 01/14/08 10:21 PM
We have a fair amount of new construction here and the builders are not having their homes staged for the most part. A lot of the homes are just sitting there, not selling, and nothing sets them apart from the competition. I have staged a few of my own vacant listings, just using inexpensive things, and it is amazing what a difference it makes. Here are some "Before" and "After" photos of a brand new home I recently listed that has been on the market a year and a half. One of the previous agents even did a virtual tour of nothing but (10 comments)
The Biz Zone in Fruitland Idaho - 01/14/08 02:46 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know about a business in Fruitland that I've discovered - The Biz Zone (formerly Going Postal Business Center). They changed the name because they started doing more than just shipping packages. It is owned by Ken and Julia Bishop. They now do printing of all kinds, including letterhead, business cards and newsletters; color and B&W copies, binding, folding, laminating, and gift wrapping. They provide packing services and supplies including custom-made boxes, fax service, notary and more. They do a great job - I am getting all my listing flyers, posters, catalogs, etc. done there now. Their prices are reasonable (1 comments)
2007 Ontario OR Home Sale Statistics and 2008 Predictions - 01/05/08 12:58 AM
In 2007, 151 residential listings were closed in Ontario, down 19% from 2006. The average price also dropped a little bit, from $134,763 in 2006 to $130,707 in 2007. However, the average days on the market in 2007 was 78, down from 113 in 2006. So fewer homes sold, but they were on the market a shorter period of time. As for my predictions, I believe that 2008 will be a reasonably strong year for homes priced below $150,000. There is still good financing available for those homes with low down payments, and since first time home buyers do not have to sell (3 comments)
IF YOU CAN'T SELL YOUR HOME, RAISE THE PRICE - 01/04/08 02:55 PM
There are many agents out there who only have one answer when their sellers ask them why their home has not sold: Lower the price. But that isn't always the answer (it‘s the easy answer, but not always the correct answer). It is up to the agent to take a hard look at why the home is not selling and recommend things that need to be done to properly market the home. In the current Payette and Malheur County markets, it is imperative that a home is seen as the best buy currently on the market. How do you do this? (9 comments)
SCARED TO MAKE YOUR MOVE? - 01/04/08 12:14 AM
Are you scared by everything you have been hearing by the media about the terrible and depressed housing market? Have you decided this is not the time to buy a house and you will "sit tight" until the market gets better? Let me give you a few reasons why this could be a serious mistake on your part. 1. Selection - There is a good and varied selection of homes on the market right now in all price ranges in Payette County. This means that you might be able to finally get the home you really want, instead of just settling, because (0 comments)
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