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Sep 11

As people flock to Idaho from around the country (primarily from the west coast), Boise and the surrounding metro area has become one of the hottest places to live in America. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic creating opportunities for remote work, even more people are leaving large cities and moving to Idaho. As more people move to the area, home buyers are looking to buy homes in the smaller surrounding towns and cities. These areas are poised for large growth in terms of population and new home construction. Many of them have large lots that are perfect for building custom homes.


Sep 09

Normally, economic downturns are not helpful for real estate. This current recession that was brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak has bucked that trend. Real estate is hot, and that includes land.


Sep 05

So you’ve found your perfect house and want to make an offer. But how do you prove to the seller that your offer is serious? In a competitive real estate market, sellers tend to favor potential buyers who use a show of good faith that the deal won’t fall through.

This is where earnest money comes in.


Sep 02

Your backyard is your own personal plot of land to use as a private oasis, entertainment area, and playground. Like with the inside of your house, take some time to design the look and feel of your patio and backyard. The investment is worth it. Use these 6 ideas for inspiration.


Sep 01

It’s no secret that Idaho—especially the Boise area—is an amazing place to live, work, and play thanks to its friendly people, emerging job growth, access to the great outdoors, and a trendy vibe. One often overlooked feature is the Boise Airport, which carries people to and from our great city. While you may not initially think it helps Boise grow, it provides numerous benefits besides travel. And its reach across the country is growing too.


Aug 28

When you sell your home, you want to make the most money possible from the sale. Part of that is making sure your home is showroom ready so it showcases how awesome your home is. Part of a buyer’s checklist to get a home inspection so they know what they are getting into. Here are 4 steps for sellers to follow prior to a home inspection to ensure that your home makes the best possible impression.


Aug 26

As people shelter and isolate inside in an attempt to flatten the curve, COVID-19 poses unique challenges for landlords and property managers worldwide.

These are challenging times to say the least, with businesses closing their doors, paychecks being put on hold, and government-mandated shutdowns placing a far-reaching damper on the economy at large. The intent isn’t to harm businesses, however quashing the coronavirus is creating unintended consequences across our sector, leaving all parties scrambling for solutions.


Aug 22

If you are looking for homes on the MLS and see the perfect home for you with the sales status “contingent”, does that mean you should move on and look for another house? You may still have a chance to put in an offer. Read on to find out how.


Aug 20

Homeowners who are on the fence about selling their home, this article is for you. The most important takeaway is: now is the perfect time to sell your home, because sellers have the power in the current market. Here’s why:


Aug 18

It goes without saying that buying a house is expensive and takes a fair amount of due diligence to make sure the decision is a sound one. A big part of the due diligence is the home inspection. Even though it is an extra cost, it is well worth it for peace of mind. Here is what to expect with a home inspection.


Aug 14

Here is a special two-for-one 360 aerial drone view of Gliden Place and Lakewood subdivisions in southeast Boise.  From this one spot 200 feet in the air, get a view of these two desirable subdivisions.


Aug 12

Have some extra cash on hand? You should strongly consider taking this opportunity to invest back into your home and add to its long-term value. Even if you aren’t thinking about moving right now, a higher home value can be beneficial and help you get rid of private mortgage insurance or get a more competitive refinancing offer. In this article, we’ll review three of the best home projects for a high return-on-investment (ROI), as well as what you can do to maximize the value you get out of each of them.


Aug 07

Just a few months ago when COVID-19 lockdowns were imposed across the United States, many parts of the economy slowed down, people lost their jobs, and many people didn't leave their homes. As restrictions have lifted, one industry has seen a faster nationwide recovery than expected: real estate.


Aug 06

Buying a home is a complicated process that takes time, knowledge, guidance, and a little luck. As a first-time home buyer, you quickly learn the process and it can become overwhelming in a hurry. Our advice is to start by asking these three questions to your realtor.


Aug 04

The Crimson Point subdivision in Kuna, Idaho is designed for affordability, walkability, and accessibility. See for yourself with our new 360 degree aerial view.


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