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Found 19 blog entries for July 2012.


Now that you have purchased your home in Idaho, moved in, and met the neighbors, there are plenty of other things for you to do when you want to explore your new area.  Boise is waiting for you to find out how wonderful it really is!  Much will depend on the season and the timing, but keep in mind these essential places to visit in Idaho when you live in or visit the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan area:   

1.  Roaring Springs waterpark--Endless river, water slides, wave pool, and rides.  Makes for an unforgettable experience when you are in Idaho for the summer.

2.  Firebird International Raceway--Exhibitions and races in the spring, summer, and fall.  Most popular car races in Idaho.

3. The Old Idaho Penitentiary--Features historic buildings and…

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When it comes to homes and property for sale, finding "the one" house that works for everyone is important to most families, and there are many factors that contribute to the feeling that it's just the right fit. Beginning your search for the perfect homes and property for sale can be an exciting, yet time-consuming process. Discouragement can set in when there are too many choices to effectively narrow down, or when there are not enough choices available. Narrowing the specifics of your dream home will be your best strategy for searching without becoming discouraged or overwhelmed. You may find that when you look at your specific market, there aren't so many homes and property for sale as you originally thought.

Getting Started on the Right Foot


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Idaho is rural to its core, no matter how many buildings are built in downtown Boise.  This is seen by the fact that Idaho is home to two of the biggest rodeos in the country: the Snake River Stampede and the Caldwell Night Rodeo.  Summer is definitely rodeo time in the Treasure Valley.  Learn how you can enjoy a rural lifestyle in Idaho, no matter where you call home, even if you've never saddled a horse before.

Snake River Stampede

Held in the air-conditionedIdaho Center, one of the finest multi-use indoor facilities in Idaho, the Snake River Stampede is a Treasure Valley classic, dating back to the early 1900’s.  Fans experience world-class rodeo action; national stars or up-start winners of the rodeo take home thousands in the 9th biggest rodeo…

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The Hughes Group announces Tim Bacharach as the winner a new "retina display" Apple I-Pad for having top production in the month of June.  The Hughes Group, Idaho's leading real estate team, seeks to provide the best real estate experience to their clients, giving their agents incentive to continually stretch their goals.  Tim is new to the Hughes Group, joining the team in early 2012.  Tim grew up in Lewiston Idaho before attending Boise State University.  He has spent the last 23 years selling Real Estate throughout Southern Idaho.  After being an Ada County Top Producer for ten years in a row, he was made a lifetime member of the Ada County Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence-- a considerable honor.

Anyone who knows Tim, is aware of how…

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For a variety of reasons, Boise housing inventory is just a fraction of what it normally is.  This is mostly due to the fact that a majority of homeowners owe more than their house is worth and can’t sell even if they want to because their home values declined considerably.  With the inventory lower than it has been in years, there are hosts of new intricacies affecting new homes sale that you and your realtor will need to be aware of to make a great home buying and selling decision today.

The Boise Home Buyers Part

As you look for new homes sale in the Treasure Valley, you have to understand that low inventory and high demand usually create an advantage for the seller.  You can combat this, but you should know you’re in for a bit of a battle.…

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Boise is a trendy, advancing city with some of the Northwest’s most popular entertainment, commercial, and retail opportunities.  The downtown area is the hub for most of the action.  Boise condo living, downtown or a little farther away, is an attractive way to take advantage of these benefits.  Boise condos are found throughout the city: sleek downtown units and comfortable ones surrounded by neighborhoods. . Very popular with young professionals, there is no reason the vast benefits of Boise Condos can’t be taken advantage of by anyone.

1. No Maintenance

One of the best reasons to live in a Boise condo is that exterior maintenance of condos is taken care of by property managers, which allows the cost of maintenance to be dispersed by all…

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Boise is absolutelyloaded with things to do.  Though Boise is not thought of as a runner's town like Eugene, it should be.  It is a very good place for a runner and running is a popular hobby for outdoors-minded Boiseans.  That new home for sale that you’re looking at should accommodate what you love to do: run.  We’ll find how to be a runner in Boise.

Boise Running Locations 

Being an avid runnermyself and having lived in Boise and Meridian, it is easy to notice that some places in the city are more designed for running.  There’s always the option of running laps at a local high school track, which are almost always open because Idaho is so crime-free.  However, most runners enjoy running near hills, rivers, and parks on some sort of path.  So,…

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Real estate investing is popular today for good reason.  It is a way to make varying amounts of money with relatively low risk compared to other types of investing.  Almost any type of property can be turned into real estate investing.  Today’s low vacancy rates, huge demand,  and decently high prices for renting have created investment potential that hasn't been there in recent years.  While you should feel encouraged and have your interest piqued, knowing a few pitfalls to watch out for before browsing real estate listingson startpacking.com will save you time, money, and frustration.

1. Bloated Expectations for Boise Investing

Boise is a great place to invest, but don’t expect returns of 10% or more.  While it is possible, it isn't likely, and…

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Every year trends change.  It can be very fun to be up-to-date.  In addition to being entertaining, knowing what’s “in” can make your home more saleable and give you an idea of how you want to decorate your house.  Having a home to personalize is one of the biggest advantages to owning your own Boise home.  Here’s what is trendy this year:

Boise Color Favorites

Boise is very closeto nature.  This doesn't have to stay outside your Boise home; many are learning to decorate with natural colors, accessories, and more.  Organic creams, browns, tans, blues, and greens can make your home wonderful and blur the line between inside and outside.  “Being green” is in nearly everywhere , as you know.  In addition to the outdoor-style, popular colors in fashion…

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Summer is the favorite season of the year for many.  Boise summers are rich with opportunities--in nature and in community events.  If buying or selling your home is in your summer plans, you will want to be aware of how the season affects the housing real estate market.  We are currently in an improving economy, according to predicting factors, and now is a great time to buy a house, but the seasons always affect the housing real estate market in their own ways.


Because many people think summer is a great time to buy, (and especially this summer) you will have a bit of a fight on your hands to get the property you choose.  Prices are on the rise, so this is a window of opportunity that could very well not be here next year, so it’s worth…

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