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Found 7 blog entries for November 2016.


Head off to school this fall? It's time to start thinking about housing. As anyone would know students have a lot of details to sort through. From registering to classes to sorting out housing arrangements for the coming semester, many different options are available to today's modern student. Regardless of whether it's a decision made out of necessity or desire, more and more students and their parents are choosing to invest in student housing located close to their campus. While it can be tempting to simply snatch up the first property you check out, you'll likely want to keep these two tips in mind, in order to protect your investment.
Location is Key
Proximity to campus is one of the most valuable characteristics of a potential student…
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You’ve probably heard of polar bear plunges before, maybe even participated in one. But the polar bear tradition we have here in the Treasure Valley is one you may have never checked out. Here’s how it works: On the first of January, to celebrate the New Year, tens of hundreds of people show up at the frigid shores of Lucky Peak Reservoir to take the plunge into the icy depths below. Now, this may seem to be insane, especially when you consider that January is usually one of the coldest months of the year in Boise, but wait until you hear why these people take the plunge, sometimes every year. The reason is not what you’d expect.

Every year on New Year’s Day, people don’t just show up at Lucky Peak to jump in at random; in fact, it is quite…

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When you visit Ketchum, Idaho today, you’ll find a beautiful little town nestled in the Sawtooth Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range. It’s a beautiful little town, with a population in the ballpark of 2,700 residents. The weather here is fantastic, with almost year-round sunshine. However, the sun doesn’t stop Ketchum, and the Sun Valley Ski Resort, from being one of the best skiing destinations in the world.

According to the National Geographic, Ketchum is one of the top twenty-five skiing towns in the world. Ketchum rivals locations in Switzerland. What is it that makes this small Idaho town, that’s hidden away in the Sawtooth Mountains, so special? It’s a small town, but it’s big on recreational opportunities and beautiful views.

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Here it is! Part 2 of 16 Thins to do in Boise in 2016. This half of the list is filled with 8 more things that you need to do, if you haven’t already, while on your escapades in Boise.

9. Tour the Old Penitentiary

Whether you are a history buff, paranormal investigator, or just looking for a fun and educational thing to do, you will love the Old Idaho Penitentiary. A penitentiary? Yes, a penitentiary. The pen, the slammer, the big house— the old prison. Strange, maybe— cool, definitively! 

The penitentiary was built when Idaho was just a territory back in 1872 and was a fully functional prison until 1973! It was built in several phases, each time growing larger and larger to accommodate more inmates. One of the interesting things about the…

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Boise is a dynamic city. It has just about anything and everything you could ever want in a western US city, but for newcomers, or people who are unfamiliar with Boise, it might be hard to know where to start when it comes to having fun. Well, if this is your predicament, then we have an amazing list for you (however, even if you do know Boise pretty well, you should still do them; they are fun). So, here you have it, 16 things to do in Boise in 2016:

1. Hop on Over to Jump

Jump? What’s Jump? Well, for those of you who haven’t take a trip downtown in a while, this may be news to you. Jump— also known as Jack’s Urban Meeting Place— is the creation of the J.R. Simplot Company, one of Boise’s oldest and most successful corporations. Started by Jack…

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Basements are a common occurrence in Idaho homes. Many people might not be used to the idea of having a basement if they have come from other states with harder soil. Idaho’s softer soil makes it easy to build down instead of up and it can be quite a benefit to homeowners when it comes to space, electricity conservation, and so forth. But, should you buy a home that comes with a basement or should you opt for something else? To answer that question, let’s review all the benefits and advantages to having a basement, as well as some disadvantages, and then some of the things you can do with a basement.


Extra Space

This one is pretty obvious. With a basement beneath your main level you can easily double, if not triple your home’s…

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The real estate is one of the largest and influential markets in the United States. Thousands of people each day participate in real estate transactions where hundreds of thousands of dollars are traded and that number is growing every day. Thanks to this large growth of an already immense market, there are more jargons, phrases, and technical words traded back and forth than ever before. Now, unless you are a real estate agent, broker, or investor, you don’t need to have a deep understand of the market, nor do you need to even master this new vocabulary. However, in order to stay afloat when you do venture into the real estate world, here are the ABCs of real estate. If you have any questions about these phrases or jargons, contact one of our…

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