Q&A

Winter, is your home ready?

Winter is upon us, snow, wind, rain, cold. A member of the Insurance Information Institute says that more than 10% of all major losses are due to Winter storms.  Oh no!  Don’t worry, we can help!  Below are a few easy  inexpensive ideas to keep your home from becoming a statistic. Where do I begin? First, clean out those rain gutters!  All year long they collect debris and we don’t think about it.  Then, here comes Winter with rain and snow.f  If the gutters are full, when the snow in the gutter melts, it has nowhere to go.  Instead of…

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Chris Clark Q&A: Its getting cold!

BRRRRRRRRR. The weather has really taken a temperature dip, and its getting cold! What better way then to warm up with some free coffee? Sorry for the delay since our last FAQ, but the real estate market has been keeping me warm! Now to the questions! Submitted by Cj. Robert. Q: Is staging your house when you put it up for sale worth the money? A: As much as I hate to say it, it depends! Lets start with the easy answer! On an upscale, more expensive home, a staging adds great value. In the upper ends of our market…

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End of August Q&A with Chris Clark!

It has been a crazy summer, and the weather feels right for another Q&A! Our real estate market is hot as ever, and we still get great real estate questions. Thanks to everyone who submitted a question this week! Without further ado, here’s the end of August Q&A! Submitted by David Willoughby. Q: What is the minimum time that has to be spent in a home, before I can use it as an income property? A: What a great question. Many people get confused by the government’s rules for financing and occupancy. Surprisingly, there isn’t a length of time you must live in the…

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Chris Clark’s Q&A Mid July

Hello again to this weeks Q&A! Wow, what a month. Our Pullman real estate market is busier then ever! This week we received two great questions for our Q&A! Congratulations to both our winners! We love giving away coffee at the Chris Clark Team and you can win too! Just ask us a real estate related question on our Facebook page, and we will put you in our weekly drawing! Now, on the the Q&A Answers! Submitted by Olivia Wooldridge. Q: What is the best thing to do when the market is over saturated in your area, but you still want to sell? A:…

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Chris Clark “Belated” Q&A

Hello again! Sorry the Q&A is a bit late. June has been a huge real estate month and we have some exciting news! We recently joined the Lewiston Clarkston Valley MLS, and have opened a workspace in the valley. Its headed up by our newest Realtors Jeff and Michael McGuire! They are a dynamic father-son team, and are dedicated to helping our clients that needed a convenient way to shop in the valley. You can find out more about them at their website! Now on to the Q&A for this week! Congratulations to our winners Beth Hatter and Ari Kousbaugh! Please…

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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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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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Chris Clark Q&A 04/11!

Welcome to the first Chris Clark Q&A! I’d like to thank the first few people who asked questions! Because this is our first Q&A session, I’ve decided to give all the questioners gift cards! Congratulations to Johnathan McGuire, Tami Peabody, and Jamie Gipson! Please fill out the contact form below and I will get your gift card to you! Now, on to the answers! Submitted by Johnathan McGuire: Q: I want to know how mortgage lenders make money. Is it just off the interest or do they actually sell your loan to a “big” bank for commission? A: Depending on the lender type there are…

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