Intro: Ask the Realtor is a regular column that I write each Tuesday with the hopes that I, with the help of Boise Realtor and associate broker, Jace Stolfo, can answer the most pressing questions to ask when buying a house. Jace's advice has really been centered around home buying 101, although in later columns, I'm sure I'll ask him to tackle some of the more advanced home buying questions that people are bound to ask.
However, for now, I'm providing a recap of the first five posts that Jace helped me create for the ATR column for your convenience. (I asked him all questions. He provided the answers. Thankfully!) I believe you'll find his answers insightful and helpful as you set out on your real estate buying quest.
Please, feel free to write your questions in the questions box below. Your questions to me could form the basis for future columns, so please ask away!
As always, this column is for general advice and is not meant for you to replace a Realtor in your area.
Ask the Realtor will skip a week due to the Memorial Day holiday. This feature will be back the week following Memorial Day.
Concerned about closing costs? Here are some options
This article gives you some general advice on what to expect when trying to come up with the closing costs for the purchase of your new home. To read the whole article, click here.
How to avoid home buying mistakes on your first home
The bad news is, you'll likely make mistakes when buying your first home. The good news is, you don't necessarily have to. Read on if you'd like to know what those are so that you can plan your home buying ventures better.
How are market value, appraised price, sale price different
Find out more about the market value, the sale price and appraised value of your home and what each term means. This column is part 2. The link for part 1 is below.
How are market value, sale price, appraised price different?
Find out more about the market value, the sale price and appraised value of your home and what each term means. This column is part 1. The link for part 2 is below.
My spouse and I can't agree on which home to buy
This provides you with some good advice on how to decide which home to buy when you and your spouse can't quite decide. Click here to read it.