Sellers: Be Ready To Close With These Pre-Inspections

While it is up to the home buyer to pay for and arrange a home inspection, and any buyer in their right mind is going to do this, sellers can prepare for a smoother closing by considering specialized inspections ahead of time. And, while in McCall most home inspectors are “expert generalists” they do know… Read More

Great News For McCall Pedestrians

Great news for McCall pedestrians! We are getting an upgrade on downtown sidewalks and crosswalks. The redevelopment area includes zones near the Yacht Club, Market Square and the northwest corner of the Manchester Ice Arena. The 2015 improvements are currently underway and will make these downtown crosswalks ADA compliant. Overall improvements include new sidewalks, curbs, gutters,… Read More

Forget Downsizing…Retirees Are Going Big

So much for the conventional wisdom of downsizing your home when you retire. According to a recent survey from Merrill Lynch 49 percent of retirees did not downsize at retirement, and up to 30 percent actually moved into larger homes. (Keep in mind the survey of nearly 6,000 people included about 39 percent who had… Read More

McCall Home Prices Trending Upward

Sales prices have been rising steadily since 2012 as evidenced by the data shown below.  The continuing upward trend is supported by the figures for the first seven months of 2015.  Although the number of sales of raw land (not included in the chart) is off slightly, there is quite a bit of new construction… Read More

Pros and Cons of First-Time Homebuyer Loans

From Navigating the range of home loans to find the one that best meets your needs can be difficult, particularly if this is the first home you’re buying. To make things easier, the federal government and most states offer insured home loans tailored to first-time homebuyers. These loans offer attractive benefits that can make the… Read More

You and Your Agent: The Final Walk-Through in McCall

You’ve made your offer in McCall. It’s been accepted. All the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed with your lending and it’s time to do the final walk-through. As you and your agent prepare to meet and complete this final step, here are a few things to keep in mind. Timing. If possible,… Read More

Why You Should Consider a Video Tour of Your Home

Millennials, that’s why. Generation Y has entered the home buying market and research shows that this segment of society is more likely to use video in making purchasing decisions. According to the Real Estate Book, compared to baby boomers, millennials are 150 percent more likely to comparison shop with video while shopping for a home…. Read More

Kitchen Design Trends

Every great kitchen starts with great design. Whether you favor contemporary or traditional styles, kitchen trends today draw inspiration from global sources. You can incorporate all sorts of different cultural influences from around the world while balancing the practical needs for your mountain lifestyle in McCall. To add worldly flair to your kitchen, start by:… Read More

6 Ways to Wow McCall Buyers with Outdoor Staging

As one of the busier times of year for real estate activity in McCall, summertime is ideal for showcasing all McCall has to offer in the summertime. If you’re listing your home on the market this summer, stand out from the pack with these outdoor staging tips. 1. Invite Buyers In It’s no secret curb… Read More

Easy Market Ready Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is everything when selling your home. No amount of upgrades or remodeling on the inside of your home will make up for a neglected exterior. Follow these simple, inexpensive tips to welcome buyers to your market-ready home. 1. Paint the front door. The front door is your home’s focal point and may be… Read More