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Generation of Renters Now Buying

May 12th, 2017

“The number of new-owner house holds  was double the number of new-renter households in the first quarter of this year compared with a year earlier, the share of first-time buyers is creeping back toward the historical average, and mortgages for first-timers are on the rise.” – Laura Kusisto and Chris Kirkham, Reporters for The Wall Street Journal

Click to enlarge images of The Wall Street Journal article.

Market Snapshot (4.12.17)

May 12th, 2017
Here’s this weeks market snapshot! For more information, or to schedule a free market analysis of your home, call the office today at (208) 882-8070! *Click on the image to enlarge*

Duplex For Rent!

January 20th, 2017

937 Johnson

Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex available August 1, 2017! Located near Eastside Market Place & bus stop. One off street parking place. Slider to private patio. Rent is $650/mo. No smoking/no pets. Renters responsible for Avista & City of Moscow Utilities. For more information or if interested, please contact Gail Byers.


New Year! New Market Snapshot!

January 13th, 2017
Return every Friday to get an update on Moscow’s housing market! Gail or Brenda would love to answer any of your questions about the local real estate market, listing your own home, or touring a currently listed property. For more information, or to schedule a free market analysis of your home, call the office today at (208) 882-8070! *Click on the image to enlarge*  

Confidence Index Hits 9-Year High

September 28th, 2016


“A gauge of consumer confidence rose in September to its highest level in nine years, a sign that American households are emerging from the recession’s long shadow and could continue to support U.S. economic growth.” – Ben Leubsdorf, Reporter for The Wall Street Journal  
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Home-Price Gains Continued in July

September 28th, 2016
Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto, states that strong demand for homes and a shortage of inventory helped drive prices close to new highs in the month of July.
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Home Sales Dipped Again In August

September 23rd, 2016

An article by Josh Mitchell in The Wall Street Journal gives insight into the housing market. Click on the article below to read in a larger/zoomed in view. scan00010

Purchases of New Homes Soar

August 25th, 2016
Purchases of New Homes Soar    

Take a minute to read this piece by Eric Morath that was featured this week in The Wall Street Journal!

“Through the first seven months of the year, new-home sales rose 12.4% compared with the year-earlier period.”

Link to the electronic copy of the paper below:

Home Sales and Taxes: How Much Will You Owe?

June 15th, 2016
Take a moment to read this informative article on home sales and taxes!
“Q: Can’t I defer, or even eliminate, capital-gains taxes simply by selling my home and rolling over the proceeds into another home that costs as much as the old one, or more?
A: No, that law died in the late 1990’s,”
-Tom Herman,Wall Street Journal reporter
Link To Article Below…

What Features a Home Needs So you Can ‘Age in Place’

June 6th, 2016
  Glenn Ruffenach, Wall Street Journal Reporter, provides readers with three resources which can help a great deal in determining what features a home should have so you can comfortably “age in place.”  A report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard: “Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population”, found that there are five features which make a home safe & accessible. [Go to and highlight: Research]
  1. No-step entrances
  2. Single-floor living
  3. Switches and outlets reachable at any height
  4.  Extra wide hallways and doors
  5. Lever-style door & faucet handles
The National Association of Home Builders and its “Aging-in-Place Remodeling Checklist”, provides more than 100 suggestions that can help homeowners age 50-plus live “safely, independently and comfortably.” [Go to and search for: aging in place] Finally, the “HomeFit Guide” from AARP, has a 26-page report explaining how to create a ‘ lifelong home’. [Go to and search for: HomeFit] Link to article located Below… What Features a Home Needs So You Can ‘Age in Place’

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