Shaun Larsen began his career in real estate in 1999 when he started as a delivery driver for a title and escrow company. He quickly took on greater responsibilities within the title department before moving to escrow. As the assistant to a top producing escrow officer, he spent two profitable years learning the trade. Shaun moved to the lending side of the real estate industry in 2004. With almost 20 years of knowledge and experience in the real estate industry, Shaun is confident in his handling of Conventional, FHA, VA, as well as USDA loans. A lifelong resident of the Boise area, Shaun is dedicated to helping you realize your homeownership goals in the Treasure Valley.
In Shaun’s spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and pets, often going on adventures in the beautiful Idaho wilderness. He also enjoys traveling to destinations both here in the United States, as well as abroad. Shaun believes in nurturing the growing Treasure Valley community. He actively supports the local arts community, as well as several philanthropic community organizations that are helping the area to grow and thrive, making this a wonderful place to establish a home and build a life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.
When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.
Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.
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