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Since the early days of the pilgrims, people in the United States have had a love affair with log homes. From the need for a home on the frontier using only the materials at hand to the modern desire for a warm, cosy, rustic place that reminds us of simpler times, log cabins have been the go-to for home design.

If building your own log cabin has been on your bucket list, here are some of the companies in Idaho that build log cabin kits:

Yellowstone Log Homes-

Yellowstone Log Homes, run by brothers Lynn and David Youngstrum and located in Rigby, ID, has been manufacturing log homes since 1962. After running a sawmill for many years, their father Lewis, was looking for a new challenge and…

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Have you ever wanted to trade in your cramped apartment for the freedom of your own home? What about moving out of your rental house or duplex to finally buy your own house? If so, then you, like many other people, are in for an interesting ride. You see, making that transition from apartment to house, or renting to buying in general, can be a bit frustrating if you aren’t readily prepared. However, things can go a whole lot smoother if you have a bit of knowledge into what you could expect. And today, we are going to try and prepare you for that time. Remember, this is not an all-inclusive list of things that you need to know as a homeowner, but it is a good start. Being a homeowner involves a lot of different responsibilities. Keep learning and…

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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.…

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Urban homes, whether they are condos or small cottage homes off of the main byways of downtown Boise, are options that many relocating to the Boise don’t always consider. Boise is usually known for its sweeping countryside and robust suburban areas, but not usually for the urban homes and urban living arrangements that it has to offer.

Some of the urban homes and living quarters that are available in downtown Boise are the beautiful Victorian and Colonial homes in the Historic district, condos and lofts that offer maximum urban efficiency, and also a number of classic cottage style homes dotted here and there. There is even the Boise North End that is a cross between urban streets and suburban communities that offer numerous homes of different…

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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.

Advantages

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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Building a new home is one part chaos and two parts adventure. It is an experience that can be either rewarding or disappointing which is due to the nature of the project. There are many things that go into building a home like choosing a design, choosing a location, and finding a builder who will work in the location you’ve chosen, and all of these decisions can drastically change the outcome of the project. So, it is imperative that these decisions are made well and with much thought.

STAR: a location unlike any other

Located just west of Eagle and north of Meridian lies the small city of Star. It is called home by 6,600 or so people and is a gathering place for those looking to lead a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. It started out,…

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If you have ever built a home, or know anyone who’s built a home, then you probably know that the processes is all but easy. There are dozens of decisions that have to be made every day that can affect the home and the buyer’s future comfort. These decisions include things like choosing a design and floorplan, location, and the builder you will hire.

The City of Middleton—the best place to build in Idaho

As far as choosing a location for your home is concerned, check out Middleton, Idaho. As its name suggests, Middleton is a town that is located in the middle of the Treasure Valley. In fact, it is located right between Boise and the old ferry port near Parma along the Snake River. It served as a pit stop for people traveling from Fort Boise…

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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…

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For builders, the Parade of Homes is a chance to show off all the hard work that they have done and all that they can offer prospective buyers. For prospective buyers it is a chance to see what kinds of things builders in the area can do and to get ideas for when they finally get to build their own home. The 2015 Spring Parade of Homes has just drawn to a close and builders and real estate agents can now breathe a sigh of relief. However, if you unfamiliar with the Parade of Homes, it may not hold much significance to you.

The Parade of Homes is a bi-annual event that is held every spring and fall in the Treasure Valley. Builders in the area can submit their homes to be part of the parade so that the general public can get a taste of what they…

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Moving to a new home can be an adventure. There are contracts to write, preparations to be made, and deals to be debated, and amongst all that hype, a seller had better have their new home already arranged. If it is not arranged quickly, one could find themselves out of a place to live very quickly. Usually, a selling agent will help get the process of buying a new home started, but in the case of those wanting to build their new home, having a place to go may not come as quickly as anticipated. If the construction of a new home is not started months before a person’s current residence is listed for sale, they could quickly find themselves without a home. So what is there to do if one wants to have the comforts and unique features that are…

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