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May 2016

CHRIS CLARK Q&A

Chris Clark Q&A Middle O’ May!

Hello all! Wow! The Chris Clark Q&A is booming! Thank you to all our questioners this week. We will be getting everyone a free gift card to Thomas Hammer! On to the answers: Submitted by Lauryl Handel: Q: What are the extra considerations for buying a duplex (or a whole apartment building) intending to live in one part and rent out the others? I know you pay extra, at least here in Idaho, if you buy a house without intending to live in it. Would that rule still apply? A. Yes. There are many additional questions the lenders will ask, and there…

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Choosing a Great Agent

Choosing a Great Agent 101.

The weekly Chris Clark blog has taken a turn towards the advice column. I recently started my Q&A on Facebook and have enjoyed the unique questions people continue to ask me. Under the same token I get asked all the time about working with Realtors. We are a unique bunch, and often offer a widely varied skill set. Part of what keeps real estate interesting is the different facets to each “deal.” “No two deals are the same” rings true, especially in our local real estate market. We have such a large blend of buyers, sellers, and investors that it…

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First time home buying tips!

First time home buying tips!

Let’s be honest: everyone loves home shopping. There’s something deeply comforting about searching for your future home. Thinking about the future is sort of a romantic world in which our ideals become reality and you can start to dream, until you jolt out of your trance, its 2pm, and you’re stuck at work (looking at real estate at work is the number 1 distraction below Facebook. Fact.). Heaving a sigh your thoughts return to work, but never really leave home buying. How do you start taking steps in the world of real estate? Most people get caught up in the “down…

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CHRIS CLARK Q&A

Chris Clark Q&A Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! A quick congratulations to this months Q&A Winners Heidi W. and Sarah B on Cinco De Mayo! You can congratulate them here. The holiday seemed like the perfect day to answer a few more Pullman real estate market questions! Submitted by Heidi Washington: Q: As a buyer and/or seller why must I buy title insurance? A: The Primary reason most real estate transactions require Title insurance is for the protection of the lender. If you pay cash for a property, as a buyer you typically won’t need to pay for title insurance because an all cash…

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