Deb and Tom Nicholls
Deb and Tom Nicholls
2024-04-16
Kara, Gracie and Becky were great to work with during our home search. It was a long process and they were both patient and gracious with us from beginning to end. If you are in the market to purchase or sell your home, we would highly recommend City of Trees Real Estate.
Louis Spiker
Louis Spiker
2024-04-14
We recently had the pleasure of working with Renee Faught as my realtor, and I cannot praise her enough for the outstanding service she provided throughout the entire home-buying process. Renee took the time to understand our needs and preferences truly, and she was dedicated to finding us the perfect home that checked off all the boxes on our wishlist. Her attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market were invaluable in helping us navigate through the various listings and make informed decisions. What truly sets Renee apart is her exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. She was always available to answer any questions, provide updates on new listings, and guide us through each step of the home-buying process. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. Thanks to Renee's expertise and guidance, we found the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Renee highly enough to anyone in search of a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor. If you're looking for a real estate professional who truly cares about finding you the perfect home, look no further than Renee. Thank you, Renee, for helping us find our dream home!
LeeAnn Rossi
LeeAnn Rossi
2024-04-10
Tara and her team did an outstanding job helping us Selling our home!
Dennis Lanham
Dennis Lanham
2024-04-04
very easy and very professional.
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
2024-04-02
Francesca is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend using Francesca if you are in need of real estate services.
Meghan Yenney
Meghan Yenney
2024-04-02
Thank you to Victoria and team for helping us through buying our new home and selling our previous home! Our experience was great and so much less stressful because of them. Highly recommend!
Teena Nash
Teena Nash
2024-03-21
I can't say enough good about working with Lucas O'Neill. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his work with my elderly parent. He soldiered through a very difficult transaction with two clients that couldn't coordinate, had a rocky divorce sale, court orders, difficult title company to work with and yet he remained positive through the entire experience. I'm impressed with his ability to problem solve with all the issues we had between the two clients, two attorneys, and the inspections and repairs. The one client was really difficult to coordinate with, wouldn't provide keys or use a lockbox, locked the inspector out and yet Lucas was so good about dealing with all the crazy that was going on and still making the sale go through on the closing date. I really don't know any other agent that would have stuck around to finish the deal, and through the holidays to boot. Lucas is a keeper, and just such a good solid guy! Bravo for a job well done!
Blake Mckernan
Blake Mckernan
2024-03-19
City of Trees Real Estate has an amazing team that made our big move painless and easy! They were all very responsive on top of each step and very informative when needed. Cant thank them enough for getting us into our dream home!
Blakely Frechette
Blakely Frechette
2024-03-18
Francesca exceeded my expectations as a real estate agent. From the moment I expressed interest, she was prompt in her responses and demonstrated a genuine attentiveness to my specific needs throughout the entire home buying journey. Her professionalism and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. I wholeheartedly recommend Francesca to anyone seeking a reliable and committed agent.

Renovating Idaho Investment Properties

By: Brent Hanson

Renovating Real Estate Investment Properties: Do It Yourself Or Hire It Done?

Sometimes, when buying or even thinking about buying real estate for investment purposes, you’re faced with the need to fix up the property. The question then arises: Should I fix it up myself or hire it done? Unfortunately, no one can give you the right answer. However, there are a few questions that you can ask yourself to help decide the issue:

1.Do I have The time?

Time is an issue that many people forget about, but it should be one of the deciding factors.  Some renovations, such as handles, hinges or kitchen hardware can take very little time to do.  Others, like retiling a bathroom, can take hours, or even days to accomplish.  If you don’t have the time to do these things personally, you’ve already answered the question.

  1. Do I Have The money?

Obviously, money is as important a factor as time.  Often, if you don’t have the time, you do have the money to hire someone.  However, if you have neither the money nor the time, you may need to reassess whether you can really afford the real estate you’re thinking of buying. You may want to continue looking to find something that needs fewer repairs or that you can get at a lower price.

  1. Do I Have The Know-How?

Granted, there is a lot of do-it-yourself information out on the Internet.  However, if you don’t have the necessary knowledge to understand what they’re saying, you’ll either have to research more, or hire someone.  Being knowledgeable on what you’re doing may not be so important when, say, you’re painting the living room, but it’s incredibly important if you need to rewire a room or want to knock down a wall.

The main key when deciding on what property to buy, what renovations need to be made and whether to do it yourself is simple:  Be realistic.  Be honest with yourself.  Can you really do this?  Can you really afford it?  Remember, if the answer is “no,” it could just mean “not right now.”

Don’t be afraid to wait until you have everything in place before picking your investment properties.  If you’re careful with your time and money management, you may find yourself able to buy that dream real estate investment property.

Let me help you find the perfect real estate investment property for you.  Call me today at 208-502-0292 or email me at info@cityoftreesrealestate.com.

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