McCall Real Estate Blog

2020 Housing Trends

2020 Housing Trends

Not only is it a New Year – but we’re also heading into a new decade! That can bring lots of change, especially if you’re buying a selling a home in 2020. We’ve looked at what the experts have to…

When Santa Makes Your Down Payment

When Santa Makes Your Down Payment

Did Santa bring you the cash for a down payment on a home this year? Lucky you! That’s a fantastic gift to receive. However, you must be aware of certain requirements that need to be followed when you’re using a…

Preparing to Buy a Home in 2020

Preparing to Buy a Home in 2020

Is your 2020 New Year’s resolution to buy a home? Congratulations! Buying a home is a major lifetime achievement. Resolving to make it happen brings you even closer to your dream of home ownership. If you want to put yourself…

Improving Your Credit Score

Improving Your Credit Score

Are you hoping to buy a new home in 2020? Then you probably already know how important your credit score will be when applying for a home loan. Your score will help determine the terms you’ll get on a mortgage…

Hosting Holiday Guests in Your New Home

Hosting Holiday Guests in Your New Home

Give them the essentials first When your guests first arrive and are settling in, it’s a good idea to acquaint them with all the basics. This allows them to relax and know that they won’t need to bother you every…

Share the Road with Snow Plow Drivers

Share the Road with Snow Plow Drivers

This time of year typically means snow in the city! The City of McCall Public Works Team is small but mighty and works hard to provide you with safe passage, plowing more than 50 miles in our community. Here are…

Holiday Decorating for Home Sellers

Holiday Decorating for Home Sellers

Decorating your home for the holidays is one of life’s big pleasures. But if you’re selling your home this time of year, then you may want to rethink your usual décor. While it isn’t necessary to banish all your decorations…

Moving During the Holidays

Moving During the Holidays

You’ve sold your house – congratulations! Signing those closing papers and handing over the keys to new owners can be a great relief. But that means that it’s time to move – during the holiday season, no less. While it…

Selling During the Holidays

Selling During the Holidays

Are you selling your home during the holiday season? While putting your home on the market right now may have you feeling like Scrooge, it can actually be a great time to sell. The trick is to put yourself in…

Save on Your Heating Bill

Save on Your Heating Bill

With the temperature dropping, you may be wondering how to save on your heating bill over the next few months. Nobody wants to spend too much on their energy costs, especially with the holidays around the corner. If you want…

Halloween & Home Insurance

Halloween & Home Insurance

Although it’s fun to be scared on Halloween, it’s not so fun if something legitimately scary happens at your home. Halloween is the number one day for property crime in the United States. Is your homeowners insurance ready? Here’s a…

Boosting Your Fall Curb Appeal

Boosting Your Fall Curb Appeal

Fall is here, and there’s no better time to make your home’s exterior look amazing! Boosting your curb appeal is an easy way to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. By sprucing up your home’s exterior, it makes…

Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

Are you considering putting your house hunting on hold until after the New Year? While it may seem like the end of the year is not a great time to buy a home, it can have many benefits. In fact,…

Weatherize Your Windows

Weatherize Your Windows

Check for leaks First, you need to know exactly what you’re working with before you begin. Start by visually examining the inside and outside of windows for missing caulk and obvious gaps. This will give you a big clue about…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s official – fall is here! Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, but it’s also time for fall home maintenance. With the weather changing from hot to cool, it’s time to prep…

Earnest Money FAQs

Earnest Money FAQs

When you’re buying a home, you may come across terms that are unfamiliar. One of those terms may be “earnest money.” Exactly what is earnest money, and how does it help you buy a home? In order to save you…

Avoid These Homebuyer Turnoffs

Avoid These Homebuyer Turnoffs

When you’re preparing to put your home on the market, you want to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. But what you do – or don’t do – can either get buyers excited or turn them off.…

Rainy Day Open House

Rainy Day Open House

As much as we’d like to have picture-perfect weather on Open House day, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. If rain is in the forecast, then you may be tempted to reschedule your Open House for another day. But don’t throw…

Removing Old Wallpaper

Removing Old Wallpaper

Is that outdated wallpaper getting you down? Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re getting ready to sell, removing old wallpaper can seriously refresh an otherwise dated room. While removing old wallpaper can be a time-consuming job, it…

Settling Into a New School

Settling Into a New School

  The first day of school is always a little tough on kids. It’s doubly so when you’re the new kid in town. If you moved to a new school district over the summer, then you may be wondering how…