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Found 5 blog entries for June 2013.

Moving to a New Home

On average, people move once every 5 to 7 years, but that wasn't always the trend. It used to be that homeowners lived in their homes long enough to pay off their mortgage. But those who manage to fit this profile are now few and far between. Those who have lived in the same home for the past thirty years may find it baffling that people relocate so often, especially considering that moving is one of life's most stressful events. What are the motivating factors behind all these moves?

For starters, the employment scene is brightening and the housing market is doing well. According to Census Bureau data, folks who moved between 2011 and 2012 added up to 3.5 million, up from 2.8 million in 2010 and the highest we've seen since 2006 and 2007. With a…

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Boise River

Idaho is a beautiful, vast, and some might even say underrated state when it comes to real estate.  Located in a lush, green expanse of land, the foothills of the Rocky Mountains rise up to the northeast of Boise and stretch from the far Southeastern tip of the Boise city limits to Eagle. Running right through Boise and the surrounding areas is the Boise River, the namesake and treasure of the entire valley.

Accounts where Boise received its name differ, but one popular version credits Capt. B. L. E. Bonneville of the U.S. Army as its source. After trekking for weeks along the Oregon Trail through dry and rough terrain, his exploration party reached an overlook, now known as Bonneville Point, with a view of the entire Boise River Valley. According to…

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Silhouetted Biker

You’re moving to a home in Boise, and you can’t wait to settle into the picturesque city and start enjoying the view from your balcony, the gorgeous weather, the lush greenery, and begin your new life.  It’s an exciting time and you’re investigating everything that will be a part of this new adventure and chapter in your lives.  You’ve explored the city and know the many and various attractions offered there and you couldn’t be more pleased. 

So what about outside the city?  If you are the outdoorsy type, excited to get out and explore the gorgeous sights of Boise and Idaho, you won’t be disappointed. 

Here are some outdoor activities right around Boise you won’t want to miss: 

River RaftingBoating/Water Skiing/Sailing/Windsurfing:When it comes to water…

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Lake Stanley

There is an extraordinary amount of things to do and places to go throughout the beautiful state of Idaho, and it doesn't matter if you're in the panhandle, central, or lower regions of the state. Idaho is one of the country's most underrated places to live and vacation; but for those who know all the secrets, you'll find them squeezing in as much outdoor time as they can. Stretching from Idaho's tallest peak to one of the world's deepest canyons, there's no place quite like Idaho. Discover what makes Idaho the top place to get away from it all this summer. Your imagination is the only limit to the Idaho vacation of your dreams! From Snow skiing on fresh powder to water skiing on pristine lakes think of Idaho as a great place to live.

Central Idaho

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It is a question faced by all prospective homeowners, by the most sophisticated and those with the least experience alike: "should we purchase a newer home or an older home?" This question may come across as a "necessary nuisance", a pesky errand on top of an already immense pile of other tasks and considerations. After all, buyers have plenty to worry about when scouting for property: financial matters, the neighborhood, the local culture, the local economy, and various other issues and concerns. Ultimately, settling the issue of selecting a newer home or older home will hinge on one query: ‘which type of home best meets our needs of taste, function, and long-term investment?’

When Older Properties are Better

An older home is the best choice for…

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