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Whether you are a first time buyer or familiar with the process, we offer the information, resources and tools that allow you to make informed real estate decisions. We provide a comprehensive market analysis on the home of your dreams so the price tag matches the value!

Buying Basics

1. Know the Market

When buying a home, one of the first steps is knowing the market. This can be tricky if you’re a first-time buyer or haven’t bought in years. Sales prices fluctuate based on multiple factors such as location, condition, and amenities.

That’s why it’s important to lean on us as your trusted real estate professionals who can guide you through the process and help you understand current market conditions. Ultimately, it’s about finding your dream home and getting your offer accepted, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Connect with us for an up-to-date Market Analysis.

2. Get Pre-Approved

Another important step toward buying a home is getting pre-approved for a loan and securing a pre-approval letter from your lender. Essentially, this letter verifies that your lender has reviewed your financial information and is willing to lend you a specific amount of money.

    • A pre-approval is the amount of money a bank is willing to lend you for the purchase of a home
    •  Getting pre-approved gives you confidence and clarity for a price range that best fits your financial needs
    • Submit a loan application online or connect with a lender over the phone to get started!

Our network of mortgage professionals will work with you to provide a pre-approval letter based on your income, assets, and debts. With this letter in hand, you’ll have the clarity you need to shop within your budget — along with the buying power to submit an offer on your dream home.

Reach out for our list of Trusted Lender Partners

3. Start the Search

Once you have a pre-approval letter, you’re ready to start looking at homes in earnest. While there is no guarantee that the first house you see will be the one for you, a little patience and persistence will pay off — and we’re prepared to put our boots to the ground to find you the perfect home.

As experienced real estate professionals with a long track record of finding just the right properties for our clients — many of which you will not find on the MLS or popular real estate websites — we can turn your dream into a reality.

Let us help you set up your custom Home Search today.

4. Make an Offer

Once you’ve found a home that meets your needs and fits within your budget, it’s time for an offer. Yet there’s a lot that goes into making a successful offer on a home, especially in today’s market.

In reality, the right offer at the right time can make all the difference in getting the house you want — while the wrong offer can get you out-bid by other buyers. We are experts in understanding how much to offer and when, increasing your chances of successfully purchasing your home sweet home.

With years of experience, our agents are experts in their field, knowledgeable about the local market and committed to providing outstanding customer service. We’ll work with you every step of the way — from selling your current home to closing on time and within budget.


I don’t think we could have asked for a better home buying experience thanks to Tom Wheeler. Moving to bustling Boise is stressful in itself, but Tom made the whole experience exponentially more enjoyable. His real estate expertise, superior communication, and level of professionalism put us at ease throughout the entire process. He always made us feel like we were his top priority and went above and beyond to help us find a home that we truly loved and didn’t feel like we were settling for despite the market being absolutely crazy! We would jump at the chance to recommend Tom of HomeFound to anyone embarking on the homebuying journey – you truly will not find better!

– Ana Braiedy


Working with Michael Miller and Tom Wheeler was wonderful. I always wondered how they were able to have any free time since they were always so quick to respond to anything we needed! We were in good hands when we sold our house and bought another house. They definitely know real estate and are very professional and friendly. It was a smooth process!

– Paige Bankhead


In today’s fast paced market it is rare to find real estate agents who are responsive and highly knowledgeable such as Michael and Tom. They possess a passion for meeting client needs and pay attention to details. Michael and Tom KNOW the Treasure Valley market and they are dedicated to finding properties that meet your needs/goals, and they are masterful in constructing offers that win. They are highly focused, down-to-earth and a pleasure to work with. They have won our confidence and future business whether buying, or selling.

– Tara



Working with Michael Miller and HomeFound was a wonderful experience! Michael will help you find your dream home & make it happen! Michael is always friendly, and professional, and responds quickly to any questions. My home buying experience was not stressful, he handled everything with ease. I would definitely recommend Michael Miller and HomeFound! He gets the job done!

– Felicia White


My wife and I have had an ongoing real estate buy and sell relationship with Michael Miller since the winter of 2020-21. From that, we developed a strong friendship. Michael looked out for our best interests every step of every transaction and communicated frequently with us in all processes. We trust Michael with our most personal business and know he always has our back, and would recommend Michael to anyone at any time to handle their real estate transactions. We are very grateful that we met Michael and we will enjoy a life-long friendship as a result.

– Jon Sowers

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