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CHRIS CLARK Q&A

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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Summer Real Estate

Summer Real Estate

Summer time is here, and the summer real estate market is heating up! When winter releases the Palouse from it’s icy fingers, the market starts to pick up. Home inventory is always low in the third and fourth quarters of the year, but spring brings an increase of local sellers and the market tends to flex upwards. This real estate “prime-time” fluctuates each year, but usually occurs in mid spring. By this time each year, the real estate market is wildly flexible and homes are literally (or not) flying off the MLS! Now is the optimal time to start looking into…

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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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