McCall Real Estate Blog

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Is that outdated wallpaper getting you down?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…

How to Water Your Lawn

How to Water Your Lawn

As a first-time homeowner, you may not know exactly how to care for that green lawn surrounding your new home. Even long-time homeowners can be a bit mystified by the process. Though it seems easy – you just turn on…

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Enclose your outdoor space This may seem counterintuitive, but hear us out. You can make your small yard feel more functional if you enclose it. By enclosing your space, you make it feel like a cozy and inviting room that…

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Planning a House Hunting Trip

The beginning of summer can be a great time to go house hunting. In fact, if you’re planning to move out of town, then a long weekend can be a perfect time to plan your trip. Here’s how to maximize…

BUILD YOUR LEGACY AT RIVER RANCH

BUILD YOUR LEGACY AT RIVER RANCH

The natural beauty that envelops this private 458-acre residential development on the edge of the Payette River in McCall, Idaho, is just the beginning of the hallmark features that make this property unique. Lakefront and Riverfront ranch-size parcels from 0.2…

Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim

Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim

A big storm causes a tree limb to fall on your garage. A pipe bursts and floods your kitchen. A burglar breaks in and steals your electronics. These are all unfortunate situations in which you might need to file a…

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How to Schedule a Home Inspection

How to Schedule a Home Inspection

What is an inspection? First of all, let’s be clear about what a home inspection is. It’s a visual inspection of the property that will alert you to any problems or potential issues. This gives you valuable information that you…

After Your Home Sells

After Your Home Sells

Review your paperwork After you close on your home sale, review all the paperwork you receive to check for errors. Even if everyone involved in the sale is a trusted professional, mistakes can happen. Be sure the mortgage payoff amounts…

The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

Your home won’t show up in search results Most homebuyers begin their searches online. In most cases, they’ll conduct a search that includes their price range. When you price your home too high compared to others in your neighborhood, your…

Buying an Airbnb Home

Buying an Airbnb Home

Choose a great location It should go without saying, but one of the most important characteristics of an Airbnb home is the location. Your Airbnb home needs to be in a location that attracts short-term rentals. Renters will want to…

Open House Etiquette for Buyers

Open House Etiquette for Buyers

Have a plan When you’re going to an open house, you should have a game plan. Since you’re giving up an hour or two of your time, you might as well make the most of it. Plan to check out…

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

If you’re ready to buy a house, then you’re no doubt aware that you’ll need a mortgage to finance the purchase. But are you aware that you should get pre-approved for a mortgage before you make an offer on a…

Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

Price it right It is absolutely essential that you price your home correctly from the very beginning. If your home is more expensive than comparable homes in the area, then it’s unlikely to get offers. Work with a professional real…

Buying a Home with a Well

Buying a Home with a Well

  Ask for the well log You should gather as much history as you can about the well. Ask the seller or the company that drilled the well to supply you with the well log. This will let you know…

What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

Know what you can afford One of the biggest mistakes you can make when shopping for a home is not determining what you can reasonably afford. Your monthly mortgage payment will likely be your biggest expense, and not being able…

How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Did you just buy a home that has stainless steel appliances? Or maybe you’re getting ready to sell your home and you want those stainless steel appliances to sparkle during your open house. Whatever your reasons, there are several methods…