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Found 17 blog entries for June 2012.


Okay, so you have some land. Now what will you do with it? Properties for sale look so inviting when you are in the middle of an emotional home-buying experience, but once you move in, you have some decisions to make. How you convert your land purchases into the perfect properties for your future will be determined by your needs, your resources, and your determination. The possibilities are endless!

Land in the city

First things first. Is your land in the country or within the city limits? The answer to this simple question will determine how much further you can go with your ideas for your land. Some city or near-city landowners merely use their properties for a buffering effect to keep out noise and maintain some privacy for themselves and their…

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Idaho homeowners and investors alike have naturally been interested in watching the real estate market, especially in the recent fluctuating economy. Depending on who is doing the talking, it could be a good or a bad week or month when looking at real estate for sale in Idaho. Here are some good things to know that will keep you up to date in the ever-changing housing market.

The Sale

Selling your home will not necessarily be the same experience for you as it is with your uncle in a neighboring state or your best friend across the country. Many national financial analysts can report on the trends in the national market, but the real story will be found with those who are familiar with your region, such as local mortgage brokers and real estate…

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For some, the city is all they need, with shopping, dining, and entertainment all at their fingertips. Others have decided that the hustle and bustle of urban America can be left behind in favor of wide open spaces. If you are one who prefers rural homes and properties, here are 6 simple things to consider while gearing up to move:

1. Homes and property in the country can be less expensive due to property taxes. In the Boise area, this is definitely true, as in other rural areas of Idaho. Although as a whole you may spend more money purchasing a home that is located away from city life, there is generally more of your home and property to get excited about. It is common for a home with acreage to sell for thousands of dollars less in Canyon County…

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After looking at all available rural properties for sale, are you still unsatisfied with what you have found? A great alternative to buying a home in the country is to build the home of your dreams on a piece of acreage in Middleton, Idaho.

Middleton Idaho Real Estate

Middleton has become an upscale and close-knit community in Canyon County, one of the fastest growing cities in the county. Middleton Idaho real estate is less expensive to purchase than it is in other cities. This is partially because property taxes are less in Canyon County, making Middleton a wise choice if you are seeking to build a custom home and looking to save money in the process.


interior_attic7_sm_300_01The size of the property for your new home will depend largely on your lifestyle…

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Although there are many opportunities to experience cultural entertainment, the Boise Idaho area (also known as the Treasure Valley) is not necessarily known for its events in the arts and entertainment industries. This fact does not have to be a deterrent for those who are considering moving to the area and are fond of the lifestyle that leans toward seeing exhibits, concerts, plays, and cinema productions. You just have to know where to look for the Treasure Valley's best kept secrets in the industry—and where to live to be close to the action.

Starlight Mountain Theatre is an outdoor amphitheatre located in Garden Valley, 50 miles north of Boise on highway 55. From June to September, you can enjoy Broadway-style plays in the beautiful mountain…

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Moving can be a stressful time for many people.  Why create undue anxiety when there are steps you can take to help you with such an important change? Here are some essential tips to keep in mind when it's time to find a new home in Boise.

Hire a Great Real Estate Professional

Widespread and common use of the Internet has generated the feeling that the general public can go through the home-buying process on their own.  While doing it yourself is certainly possible, moving to the Boise Idaho area means that you don't have to do it on your own; there are many real estate agents that know the Boise area inside and out.  Do yourself a favor and hire somebody to make your life less complicated.  Use the Internet to find out which Real Estate…

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Many Boise real estate agents have shared insight into a profession that is sometimes undervalued or under appreciated. A list of helpful hints may prove beneficial to you, especially when you are about to purchase something as important and costly as your new home.

DO let your realtor know if you will be late, or not be able to make an appointment. Time is valuable to everyone, and Boise real estate agents are no different. Potential clients who do not view their realtor’s time as important will likely not get the service they desire as they search for a home.

Additionally, many Boise real estate agents will work nights and weekends if it is most convenient for their clients. Unproductive or stressful business relationships may develop when the…

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Understanding your Realtor can make all the difference between a smooth home-buying or home-selling experience and one that is full of tension and frustration. Here is some insight into who these business professionals are, and what they do for you.

Idaho Realtors are qualified and educated in their field. Since their initial licensing, they are required to keep their Real Estate license updated by enrolling in relevant classes annually. Some agents additionally enroll in optional classes, just so they can remain on the cutting edge of the real estate trends in the market.

Idaho Realtors work for you. Although every Realtor is associated with a specific brokerage or company, you are their temporary employer. Whether you are buying or selling a…

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Find a Professional. When you are ready to search for your next home in Boise, it makes sense to contact someone to help you who has the tools you will need. From start to finish, buying a home can be exhausting and frustrating when you are doing it on your own. The process of searching for property, narrowing down the possibilities, gathering information, and handling a contract, should be part of a very smooth and professional process; one that can even be enjoyable if given the right people to help. Realtors in Boise Idaho are professionals who are qualified and trained to handle every aspect of helping you with buying or selling your Idaho home.

Assess your needs. How large or small do you want your new Idaho home to be? What about land? Would…

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Whether you purchase land so you can build the home of your dreams, find an existing rural home that fits all your needs, or want the satisfying feeling of living on and working on your own piece of property, deciding to buy land in Idaho is the first step to enjoying a lifestyle that includes the outdoors.

Rural Communities make up a large percentage of Idaho residents because much of the topography throughout the state is found in the countryside. Many Idahoans enjoy having a small amount of land to insulate them from neighbors, to have what they need to store their recreational equipment, and to experience the feeling of wide open spaces that Idaho has to offer.

When you buy land in Idaho, be sure you have the information needed to make an…

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