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Found 13 blog entries for December 2012.

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Idaho is known for its phenomenal scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities, among many other strengths. Idaho houses are close to these beautiful locations. In Idaho, you can visit one of the largest waterfalls in the United States, Shoshone Falls, climb the largest sand dune in North America in Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, or spend a weekend on one of the glacial lakes that stands in the shadow of the Sawtooth Mountains. If you are into thrills and adventure, Idaho is host to multiple water and snow sporting venues. The world renowned Payette River provides a challenge for river fanatics of all ages, as does the mysterious Salmon River. With ski resorts and camping within a forty-five minute drive of Boise, Idaho houses, the wild is literally in…

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As the United States continues to climb out of recession it appears the real estate market is beginning to pick up steam once again. For the first time since 2006, home values have shown an increase. Although some are reluctant to admit a complete market recovery, statistically the American real estate economy is showing better numbers all across the board. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that new home sales have increased to 377,000 per year which is a 4.4% increase since this time last year and 15% from the year before. The market as a whole is showing signs of improvement such as home values rising and increasing new home construction.

A combination of low mortgage rates, less unemployment and a drop in the number of foreclosures means that…

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boiseriverbridge1_500There are many parks in Boise that provide accessible, fun recreation year round. Yet, none of these are loved quite like the Boise Greenbelt, a twenty-two mile park commissioned in 1964 that follows alongside the Boise River. This park connects Boise to it's neighboring cities, Garden City and Meridian ID to the south, and to Lucky Peak Reservoir to the North. Many luxurious riverfront homes in the Boise and Meridian ID areas border this beautiful park, and many more are within walking or biking distance of it. Since it spans the valley, it is available to nearly everyone.

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In the 1960's the Boise River was in bad condition. Before regulation on disposal of waste materials, the Boise River served as a dumping ground for companies in the…

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If you're planning on buying some Idaho real estate, you'll find lots of great reasons to do so. If you're a music lover to boot, you'll be pleased to know that there are some great concerts and festivities you'll enjoy in Idaho's music scene. First-time Idaho real estate buyers often think Idaho is void of major music action, but here are just a few of the music venues you'll find to enjoy in the city.

The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts - Located on the campus of Boise State University, this premier theatrical concert hall's calendar in 2012 alone presented such diverse Fare as the Rain, a Tribute to the Beatles, Boise State's Orchestra, Boise State's Choir, Jerry Seinfield, and Les Miserables- not to mention a Broadway season full of great…

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Real estate for sale in Idaho gives you so many choices and it's crucial that you find exactly what you want so that you will be very happy with your new home. There are so many different options with houses that it can be as difficult to make choices as it is at a restaurant with endless menu items. Luckily, you don't have to decide in just a few minutes and you can educate yourself on the pluses and minuses of each choice in front of you--you can search brand-new homes and existing comes here for days! By being a smart buyer of real estate for sale in Idaho, you will not only find the right home, you'll even have fun in the process.

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Perhaps certain types of people are drawn to more brand-new, cutting edge looks, while others…

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When it comes to preparing for your next–or first!–home, there are several factors to consider.  What are your needs?  What is in my budget?  How much time and energy do I want to spend on this venture?

Now that you’re investigating the rich world of Boise real estate, these questions will help you make an even bigger decision you have to make:  do you want to settle into a new home, or are you more interested in purchasing a resale home?  This is the first question you’ll need to decide upon before going any further in your search for the next perfect place for you.

Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options.  It’s a given that your new Boise home will give you the chance to make a refreshing new start, but do you really…

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If you’re tired of the cookie-cutter suburban look, then Boise is a perfect place for you to shop for your new Idaho home.  Tract housing is a nice option for some, but it’s only one of many more choices Boise has to offer you as far as valuable real estate property and gorgeous homes for sale.

One of the biggest reasons Boise is so unique is its historic quality. The city itself was once located on the Oregon Trail and has been growing and evolving ever since.  Older, historic homes have been part of Boise’s makeup for generations, but there are still many newer homes for you to choose from that break the tract housing mold, including modern, eco-friendly homes. These are homes you can settle into with comfort and ease, knowing your home is unique…

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For many of us who call the mid-sized metro, Boise, Idaho home, it can be difficult to imagine the broad and barren expanse of Idaho land that lies to the east. But once you look out over this sweeping, flat plain, it becomes clear why it has been used for nuclear reactor experimentation and development.

This is the site of the Idaho National Laboratory. The Idaho National Laboratory is a huge complex located in the high desert just east of a couple of tiny towns named Arco and Atomic City, and employs more than 4,000 people. The laboratory was established back in 1949, and today they do research in nuclear energy, national security, energy and the environment.

What many people maynot know about Idaho land or the Idaho National Laboratory, is that…
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Google+ is great social media tool. With the introduction of Google+ Communities, many people have been left wondering how to become a part of this blossoming social network.

In order to help those wishing to participate, we have put together this infographic explaining how someone with an existing Gmail e-mail address can make the free, quick, and easy upgrade of adding Google+ to their account.


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Complete your profile information.
Note Google does not allow changing your name, gender or birthdate later.

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Optional: Add People from your contacts to your Google+ Circles.
Optional: Join Groups on the Next Page
Suggested: Join The Official G+ Idaho Real Estate Community

Google+ Friends

Suggested: Add…

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boise-home-12_400What are your financial goals?  If you are like most people, you may feel like at the rate you are saving you may never be able to stop working.  There are numerous ways to save for the future and talking to wealth or financial advisor is a good step in planning for your future.  Real estate is absolutely one way to reach your financial goals.  How you may ask?  Here are 4 ways that buying Boise real estate can make you rich by building wealth over the long term.  These are not “get rich quick” schemes, mind you.  If you think of real estate as a long-term investment instead, it can literally change your life! 

  1. Huge tax benefits.  You may be able to deduct the interest paid on the mortgage and on all the real estate taxes just as you do on your…
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