McCall, The Most Romantic Idaho Getaway

This month HuffPost released an article with the most romantic getaway in every state and, wouldn’t you know, McCall is listed as the most romantic getaway in Idaho. We couldn’t agree more! McCall is an amazingly romantic place year round, but in the fall love is just in the air. For those of you who… Read More

Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your McCall Home’s Value

So you are ready to sell your home but are wondering what to do to compete in McCall’s competitive market. Along with choosing a professional realtor like Haden Tanner to help price, list and sell your home, try a few of these inexpensive strategic improvements to increase your home’s value. You won’t want to spend… Read More

Sell Faster with Seasonal Staging

We’ve discussed getting your home ready to sell with these indoor staging tips and outdoor staging tips, but depending on the time of year, seasonal home staging can better your chances of attracting buyers. Home staging during cold winter months is different than staging in the summer, and with some seasonal staging tips you can make the most… Read More

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