Rod Givens


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How to Negotiate with a Home Builder

Jan 18, 2019 8:27:19 AM / by Rod Givens

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Even for many realtors, negotiating with a home builder is an unknown. Can you make an offer below list price? Are they willing to negotiate? What concessions, if any, can you ask for?

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Mortgage Rates Still historically low

Dec 4, 2018 11:08:32 AM / by Rod Givens posted in News

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The average mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage loan across the U.S. is 4.93%, with a range of 3.63%-7.61 percent. Here in Idaho the average is slightly lower at 4.91%, with a tighter range of 4.38%-5.38%. 

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Average Lot Size for New Construction Homes

Oct 23, 2018 11:09:00 AM / by Rod Givens posted in Buying a Home

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Have you ever commented on how big home lots appear in some of the older neighborhoods you visit? Or how small they look in 21st century neighborhoods, particularly those built during the McMansion era of real estate development? In some cases it could be a case of perspective - tiny older homes compared to 3000-5000 sq. ft. homes on similarly sized lots, however recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (August 31st, 2018) shows that new home lot size started dropping in 1996 and have been mostly declining since then. 

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How Alturas Homes Manages 40+ Projects per Year

Mar 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM / by Rod Givens posted in Alturas Homes News

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Article originally published on TeamGantt.com.
 
Alturas Homes is a homegrown construction company focused on creating beautiful semi-custom and high-end custom homes for the people of southwest Idaho.
 

A family business with over 30 years of construction experience, Alturas Homes has made a name for itself as a trusted leader in the industry, continuously expanding its reach over the years.

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