Meridian Idaho Real Estate

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Homeowner Associations, otherwise known as HOAs, are a very common kind of neighborhood organization here in America. If you ever plan on owning a home, chances are you will have to deal with one or two homeowner associations in your lifetime. Despite their wide spread though, HOAs will differ greatly from place to place in how they operate and what rules they enforce. Because of this great variety, it is important for homeowners to know what to look for when they move into a neighborhood, or better yet before they move into a neighborhood. Today, we will try and do just that. We are going to give you a quick overview of what an HOA is, what they do, and your responsibilities as a homeowner when it comes to your HOA. 

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Owning a home is exciting, whether for the first time or after a lifetime of making it yours. Knowing how to maintain that home can be tricky, and often it just requires doing little things here and there throughout the year. Here are a few tips on home maintenance to help you stay on top of making your living space efficient and comfortable:

Start in each room and do the little things:

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*Inspect your washer and dryer regularly, and check your washing machine’s pipes and hoses at least once a year to avoid water damage from any leakage. As for your dryer, make sure you clean out your lint trap after each use, if you don’t already. This will prevent fires.

*Be sure to vacuum out the metal exhaust duct in your dryer at the

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Close to the capital city of Idaho rests a city that is well known for its well-priced shopping, lovely homes, and caring community. The City of Meridian has so many great things to offer and is a wonderful place to build or buy a new home. Let’s check out a few of the newer neighborhoods in the area.

One of the newer neighborhoods in Meridian is the Paramount neighborhood. Though it began it’s building phases a few years ago, Paramount continues to have new plots available for building, as well as several new homes built and ready to move-in. Most residents can’t speak highly enough of the location, homes, and neighbors that live in this “village within a city”. Planned events and fun activities can be found in the neighborhood newsletter,

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In the last article about wallpaper and painting we talked about reasons why you would want to avoid using traditional paint and wallpaper in your new home. These included the bland nature of monochrome paint schemes, the commitment to a specific wallpaper, and so on and so forth. There are many more reasons why one would want to shy away from the traditional painting and wallpaper. (Besides, if you decide to do anything other than monochrome when it comes to color, you are in for a lot of time and effort on your part). So, to get around these problems, we have come up with another list of paint and wallpaper alternatives that you might like to use in your new Boise home.

Floor to ceiling photographs

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There are many reasons to want your home to be well lit. A well-lit home is alluring, functional, homey, and even gives its living spaces a brighter and cheerier atmosphere to boot! So, for those whose homes are not lit to their satisfaction, increasing the amount of light a particular room has can be a pretty high priority. However, not everyone can just call up and electrician and have them wire up a brand new ceiling light, so we need to think more creatively. How can we brighten up our rooms without wiring up new fixtures? Well, today, that is what we are going to show you— here are 5 tips to maximize your home’s lighting without wiring up new lights!

Tip #1: Buy brighter bulbs

The bulbs you use in your home have a lot of sway in the

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Because there are so many aspects to becoming a new homeowner, it can be overwhelming to read about the dos and do not's of the home buying process, so we’ve lined up a few tips that can help ease the nerves that come with the territory.

The more work that you can put in before beginning the searching process, the better. This is because searching for the perfect place can be a stressful time already- you don’t need the added stress of having to decline options that are out of reach due to a lack of knowledge and planning prior to starting the quest to find a new home. So, sit down and figure out the budget.

Talk to banks and get pre-approved for a loan. Interview real estate agents and agencies to make sure that you have someone whom you

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Is your bedroom bland and blah? If so, you may be suffering from a sincere need to sweeten up your sleeping place. Often times, the main areas of the home are the focus of our interior design escapades. This can leave the bedroom- a place where many people spend several hours of their day- in a permanent state of boring color and design. It makes sense, of course. The bedroom is not on display as frequently as the kitchen, living room, and other such areas. However, injecting some visual flavor into the bedroom can be a great way to help you feel more at home. One of the best ways to do this is by painting and changing up the color scheme in your space. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about the best colors and combinations for a bedroom

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Hidden rooms, secret doors, and bunkers— you’ve probably seen them on movies, TV, or in other media, but have you ever considered building one in your own home? Over the past few years, what seemed like something that was purely fictional is now an actual possibility for your own home. Thanks to advances in construction technology, almost anyone can have a secret room, a hidden door, a bunker, or a panic room in their home. In this article, we will talk about the 3 broad categories for unconventional rooms you can build in your home: secret rooms, bunkers, and panic rooms. We will talk about what makes a good one and what you will find if you were to go inside one. But remember, this article is for

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In a basement remodel, there are certainly a few things to ensure are taken care of before setting in on the fun parts. It takes a good design to create a great, lasting basement that is easy to care for, isn’t exposed to the elements, and is a sturdily built place to enjoy for many years to come. Many people step into their unfinished basement with lofty dreams and goals, but it’s good to solidify the basics first.

To start, it’s important to check for any cracks or settling that may need to be addressed. This should be done at the very start to ensure that the basement is prepared for renovation. Plus, it’s so much easier to address foundational issues before the rest of the building begins. It will leave a more clear path for any

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In America, a lot of people sell their homes move every year. Whether this is your first time, or 5th, it is good to get and stay familiar with what you can expect. And there are few expectations that home sellers need to be more acquainted with than the home selling time line. It is important for several reasons— for starters, if you don’t know what kind of timeline you are looking at when it comes to selling your home, then you may become frustrated with the whole process. A more tangible reason, however, is the need for solid preparation. While sometimes a move can catch us off guard, if you have enough time to prepare you really should be starting as soon as you can.

Below we have a rough estimate of what you can expect when it comes to

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