Meridian Idaho Real Estate

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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



Real estate investing has become a hot topic in the last few years and it can be the source of a bit of confusion. For the new investor, it would behoove them to learn about all the different ways they can invest in real estate before they start shopping around. Now, the following list of investment vehicles is in no way a comprehensive list, but it is a good place to start off. For more detailed information about real estate investing, talk to one of our real estate agents here at the Hughes Group. They would be happy to help you out in the search of the investment of your dreams. Though it is important to note that before you invest you should always talk to a financial consultant or advisor before investing, not just talk to a real estate



Here in Idaho, there are a lot of homes with acreage, even in the cities. It comes from Idaho’s long history of agriculture. You see, Idaho started out as one of those western states that consisted mainly of farmers who worked their own little patches of land and, as the years have gone on, though new homes are built on smaller lots, there are still a ton of homes that are built on multiple acre parcels of land. But what should you do with it? If you aren’t a farmer, then you might find this to be the question of the hour and today, we are going to give you a few suggestions.

Use your excess acreage for tenant farming

Tenant farming has been around for a long time. Essentially it is an arrangement between a landowner and a farmer for the



Let’s start this article off by saying this: it is very hard, if not impossible, to buy land for a substantially low price. However, a discounted price, now that is what we’re talking about. In this blog post we will give you a few strategies to find yourself land for a better price than you would anticipate. Not all of these strategies will work for you and none of them are without risk. So, be sure that you take time to thoroughly think through each purchase and consult with a financial professional before taking any steps with large ramifications.

REO land (bank or government owned land)

REO/ bank owned land are things like foreclosures and so forth. They are ones that the owner, typically a bank, and sometimes the government, needs to sell.



There are a lot of dogs in Boise. Many people in the Boise area have a dog, or dogs, in their houses or in their yards and many of them want to do right by them. They want to provide their canine friends with the best they can offer, and who wouldn’t! But how can you make your backyard fun for both you and your dog. There are many things that we as humans enjoy, and many things that dogs enjoy, but can they exist in the same backyard without losing the backyard’s look and aesthetics? Well, we are here to proudly tell you that yes, you can have a backyard that is comfortable for you and fun for your pup without sacrificing your beautiful landscaping.

Idea Number 1: Give your dog cover from the elements

Dogs like to sleep in small shelters.



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



So, you are going to build a new home in Boise? It is an exciting new experience if you haven’t done it before. However, before you celebrate too much, have you thought about what kind of home you want to build? Are you going to build a ranch style home, a craftsman, or something else? If you are thinking about doing something a little more exotic for your custom Boise home, maybe you should consider some of the following unconventional homes.

Subterranean Dwellings Now, when you hear about underground homes, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it miner’s hats, hard rock walls, and so forth? If so, then you are in for a treat. They look and feel like a normal home on the inside-- sheetrock, doors, the works; they are nowhere near



Buying a home in Boise is the dream for many people. The Boise real estate market is perfect for investors, first-time homebuyers, and those searching to relocate to save some money. Though, there is a lot that goes into buying a home, especially if it is your first time, and many things might slip under your radar. So, here are a few ways that you could save money when buying your first home. You may not understand the importance of these steps just yet, but once you have gone through the home buying process, it will all make more sense. Not to mention you will be glad you took time to do them.

Prepare Now

The first thing to do is to start preparing now to buy a new home. The sooner you start, the easier it will be (in theory). However, it


You have no doubt heard about the recent kidnappings and attacks of real estate agents across America. They can be quite scary, but if you take time to prepare yourself you may increase your odds of coming home safe at night.

Now, this article is broken up into three sections: safeguarding your personal information, securing your computer, and prioritizing safety when with clients. Each section is important, and the topics may be thoroughly studied beyond just reading this article.

WARNING: Following these guidelines do not guarantee protection from harm, though it may increase your odds of safety. 

Beware of Giving Out Your Personal Information:

As in all things, you should be careful what information you let out into the open, especially



Building a new home in Idaho is not a novel idea. Every year, hundreds of Idahoans, as well as those who are newcomers, decide to venture out and build their own home. Building can be a tricky process, and, in order to navigate the waters more carefully, it is important to have a good builder on your side. Even though choosing a builder is a long and very detailed process, here is brief overview of some of the builders in the area. This is just for quick information, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all their pros and cons or what they offer—for that information you will need to contact each builder specifically.

Boise Hunter Homes

The Boise Hunter Homes company is a well-known building team in the Treasure Valley. They are