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Preparing For a

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Preparing for a growing family!

Congratulations! A growing family is a wonderful change to look forward too. And upgrading your living space is a common reaction to a family about to outgrow their current space.

Real Estate & Growing FamilyThe new house may not cost more.

This might be counterintuitive to many but not all neighborhoods, communities, or cities are same. For example, owning a home in the right neighborhood in the heart of a city often demands a greater price than a home sitting in the burbs’. Are there tradeoffs? Sure. But don’t automatically assume a higher monthly mortgage payment simply because you need space for a cavernous man cave – I mean, spacious family room.

But, it probably will cost more.

Moving into a larger space often means having to fill that space – this means, more furniture and décor. This may also mean more house and landscape maintenance, high utility bills, and sometimes, higher transportation costs if moving a bit further from your place of employment.

Consider Your Timing.

Most folks do not want two mortgages – and in highly competitive markets, contingency sales are not ideal in winning your dream home. Speaking with your REALTOR® on how best to time your present home sale while shopping for your new home is the best place to start. Your REALTOR® will take into consideration up-to-date real estate data they have exclusive access, local trends, and using their professional experience, formulate a plan that best mitigates timing concerns.

Sell Before Your Buy.

Ideally, you’ll want to sell your home before you buy your next home. This represents a lot of moving parts and you’ll want your REALTOR® in the middle of it all to help coordinate the process. Resist the urge to celebrate your home as being sold simply because you have an offer – your home is not sold until it closes.

Real Estate & Growing FamilyConsider Her Timing.

Getting in and out of the car, looking at homes, going up and down stairs, packing – let’s be honest, doing much of anything while you’re near your due date just isn’t a good time. Once the new baby arrives, time and energy will become an even more precious commodity. But, just because you’re not prepared to truly buy your next home until your present one sells doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look with your REALTOR®. Time looking at homes, hearing your likes and dislikes, sheds light on your personality and other intangibles often not expressed during the initial discussions regarding your needs/wants in your next home. You’ll find that as time progresses, your REALTOR® is able to really show you properties that hit all your points. And they’ll keep an eye out for your perfect home and be ready when your current home closes.

Brett Schlieker

Brett Schlieker

Associate Broker & GRI

208.250.8807

brett@schliekerrealty.com

www.SchliekerRealty.com

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Service Area

Boise, Idaho – As the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, the Treasure Valley is simply exploding in growth – a fact you probably face with every morning and afternoon commute. While much of this growth has primarily affected Boise, Meridian, and Nampa, the growth finds itself even spilling into communities such as Middleton, Kuna, and Caldwell.

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Brett Schlieker

Brett Schlieker

Brett Schlieker

Associate Broker & GRI

208.250.8807

brett@schliekerrealty.com

www.SchliekerRealty.com

I have lived in the Treasure Valley for 20+ years and I believe it to be the best part of the country. I know what it’s like to relocate to a different town, county, state and most of all a new home. Originally from Colorado I have been in your shoes. The stress, anxiety and the fear of the unknown is a lot to take on. Life changing decisions have to be made in a swift and timely manner. I will assist you thru relocation with stress free personal service. I have always been known for going the extra mile! Let me earn your trust, your business and most importantly your friendship.

As a Homes of Idaho agent who’s an expert in this local area, I pride myself on offering superior personal service before, during and after your transaction. Knowledge, commitment, honesty, expertise and professionalism are the cornerstone of my business. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. At Homes of Idaho we believe in providing First-Class Service through our technologically advanced office and systems. Our licensed and trained agents have decades of accumulated service. Our Broker is a very customer centric person, so the customer always comes first!

When Looking For Your Next Home:
You need someone who knows the area inside and out! I work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling Real Estate here in the Treasure Valley. I look forward to making your property dreams come true!