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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
Charming Brick Home in West Boise! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $400,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,530 sqftLot: 0.19 acre(s)Year Built: 1960MLS #: 98804470 Location 7314 W Northview StreetBoise, ID 83704USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listingsCharming Brick Home in West Boise! | $400,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Krystyna M Ryan, Honesty Trust Technology Service Results
(Realty One Group Professionals)
Horseshoe Bend Idaho Land For Sale - Amazing 40 Acre View LotAmazing opportunity! Build your Dream Home with unobstructed Mountain, Valleys and Payette River views or split the property. Enjoy end of the road privacy and Easy access to HWY 55 and Boise/Eagle. Dry Cabin and two Sheds on the property (optional) with electricity and internet access. Roads maintained by HOA. This 40 acre lot can be split into 4 separate lots. Idaho living at its best! CLICK BELOW for details:TBD Deidre Drive Horseshoe Bend IdahoHorseshoe Bend's current culture is a blend of ranching and a growing bedroom community for Boise. Within an hour's drive north of Horseshoe Bend are the outdoor recreational areas of the Payette River basin, including Cascade, Tamarack Resort, and McCall.Search Horseshoe Bend Idaho ...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
When I first went up to Sandpoint, Idaho to help open another real estate franchise I was shocked at what I saw and learned.Years ago, I flew into Coeur D'Alene in February and the owner of the company picked me up and we drove straight to Sandpoint to meet with a potential Realtor / office manager.  Since it is a 357 drive north of Idaho's famous Tamarack Resort, and less than 60 miles to the Canadian border, I anticipated lots of snow in February.  I never imagined we would head straight to the boat docks and hop in a jet boat for a tour of Lake Pend Oreille.  I figured it would be frozen over like Lake Cascade at the Tamarack Resort or Payette Lake in McCall.  I was wrong.  The lakes' depth (1,150 foot deep) and size keeps the main body from freezing over.  As we went to the north si...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
 On Sunday I received a lead.  It was from a young man who wanted to buy some land between Boise and Mountain Home.  This cool development has large lots (1.5 acre seems to be the average).  The really cool thing about this development is that it has a private airport attached to it.  You become a member by buying a plot of land.   I actually wrote the contract before going to the land.    My offer was accepted so I decided it was time for a trip to the land.  It is around 1/2 hour from my home and I took my dog.  She likes an adventure and it is not often a Realtor can take her dog to work.   The homes are nice.   You have to build a well and a septic system but this seems doable.  I can see the appeal. If you like planes or wildlife this is a great place to build.   If you work in Mou...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
In an effort to show the benefits of working with a Realtor who is a member of the MLS to search for properties I will go step by step through the process of narrowing down the search criteria.Here are the current market statistics for Ada County (Boise) Idaho.Buyers typically only concern themselves with what is actively for sale (not what has historically sold until they try to figure out valuations).  Therefore, there are currently 1,198 homes listed as being for sale in the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service (IMLS).Since the IMLS is a regional MLS service, let’s narrow it down to just Ada County (Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Kuna and Star).  That brings the # down to 447.Then we look at the “types” of property.  These include Condo, Mobile Homes (on rented/owned lots), Recreational L...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Top of the morning all.  I have a weekly feature 'Friday Flag'.  Shots of our USA Flag being flown in the North Idaho area.  Business's and residents in and near Sandpoint Idaho.  I especially enjoy being able to highlight one from our listings.  This particular shot is of the flag at the Sandpoint Airport where we have a 'hangar lot' listed.  The weather has been turbulent the last week, which made for a nice 2nd shot looking south down the runway.  For further information regarding Hangar Lot: https://www.sandpointnorthidaho.com/idx/listing/featured/301810686/160-Airpark-Sandpoint-ID-83864 
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
My listing has been live for 2 days now!.  I have an open house coming up today and tomorrow.  I own this wonderful old home.    My agency has a wonderful marketing package that make my work much more professional and easier.  One of the things is the idea of inviting the neighbors to the open house.   So on Wed and Fri I set out with about 50 door hangers each day.  That is my actual walking limit without getting too tired.  The first day I marvelled how beautiful the home on the Dearborn St. in Caldwell are.   I knew it in my head but walking a neighborhood is different.Yesterday I did Everette St.  It was a beautiful wonderful sunny day.  On my walk I talked to a guy who just invested in a property and was cleaning it up.  He said he would keep my card.   I talked to a nice couple ea...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
https://www.johnlscott.com/listing/id/caldwell/1408-dearborn-st/7182785 Beautiful home in the Steunenberg historic district. Relax on your wrap around front porch, your balcony or your deck in the back yard. Original hardwood floors, huge newer windows and high ceilings. All the charm of yesteryear with the modern conveniences for today. Claw tubs increase the charm. Gas heat, AC, two car garage. Just one beautiful house! Great location close to downtown Caldwell, Indian Creek Plaza, College of Idaho, shopping and movies. Easy freeway access.  Just $399,900!  Open Sat and Sun. Property Type Single family home Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 SqFt 3,590 Lot SqFt 10,454 County Canyon  
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
  Sometimes people ask me why I am with a regular broker.  I could make so much more money with a $500 transaction fee.   I tell them that I feel that I get value for my split.  I get great tools and advice.  I have transaction coordinators and a team that make my job easier. I have people who hold me accountable.  My broker has given me tools and advice that help me serve my clients better.  I am not caught by surprise by changes in the market.  This gives me the ability to compete with the frenzy that is our sellers market in the Treasure Valley in Idaho.  Both as a listing agent and a buyers agent I know what to expect.    This month our brokerage is starting a program called RAMP.  My personal office is doing this together.  I can't make most of the in person meetings but I catch up...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
For months I have been getting 1408 Dearborn in Caldwell, ID ready for listing.  On Friday I put it in coming soon.  I am so proud of our work.  I own this home and have owned it since 2008.   I closed on it on January 31, 2008.  I was going to flip it.   I still own it.   I haven't tried to sell it since 2008.  The time is now.  My home in the historic district is beautiful.  The prices are high.  It is a sellers market.   Today the staging furnature comes in and I was told to stay away because of Covid.   The pictures and the virtual tour come tomorrow with a funeral of a dear friend in the middle.  Not Covid, cancer.  So what am I planning to do today.  There is very little work I can do on Dearborn before they are done staging.I hired the gardener to come to MY home and work on MY y...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
 About 3 years ago I saw a cool piece of property on the Meridian/Nampa border.  It was 6 acres.    It had a cool hand built log cabin and a shop.    The zoning was bad.  Only 1 house every 5 acres When I called Ada county they told me in it was in the jurisdiction of the city of Meridian.   The city of Meridian said that it was unincorporated and they had no intention of doing anything about the zoning until it was incorporated.  The buyer vanished without seeing this cool property that met all his needs.My broker is interested in land.  I also had a couple of other people (including myself slightly interested).   I drove back to the property in February.  It was as I remembered.  I looked the owner's name up in the tax records then cross checked it with his business and called him.  I...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
The tree grew as a volunteer.  The neighbor hated it.  Bill Taylor (who I work with) helps me on lots of projects.  Bill also lived in the house I am prepping for sale for 15 years.   It is strange that I own the house.  I did not buy it from Bill but that is another story.  I basically know Bill knows what to do so I am just kept informed.   At least 3 times in this tree's life it was taken down.  The stump was left and it regrew.  I took it down when it fell on my fence.  Bill told the neighbor if he wanted down without having to deal with the new owner he could pull it down before we sold.   The neighbor left the stump about 2 ft off the ground.Yesterday Bill informed me he was going to take the stump flush to the ground.  I didn't say anything I just did other things.   This project...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
We aquried Peppers when he was 3-4 weeks old.  He definitly was a waif.   He was underweight and buggy.  We almost lost him.  I was working on a project and some young boys brought this sad looking kitten to me and asked me to take him home.   Fast forward 5 months and the time has come for him to be neutored.  He is now a loving healthy kitty that my son has nicknamed snuggle kitty.I could take him to the vet but I wanted a less expensive solution.  I found an  organization called Snip Idaho.  For $62 my Peppers will be neutured and chipped.  It was at least $100 more at the vet.  If I was broke I could apply for financial aide.   I used the money I saved to take my other to pets to get their vaccinations outside the vaccination clinic.  There were other places such as the Idaho Humane...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
The home appeared on my feed at Sundown on Saturday.  It was a well kept manufactured home in the mountains on 1 acre of land.   It looked like something I wanted to see.  I contacted the other agent on Sunday and asked if it had offers.  Sadly it had one.   I contacted a friend who was vaccinated and told her about it. So me and my friend and my dog got into the car and drove off to the mountains.  According to Google it was 31 minutes from my house.  Sounded nice.I made the mistake of entering the gps to late to have cell phone coverage.  It thought it picked it up but it failed.  I looked at the Realtor instructions and I thought I knew where it was.   I had been to that area several years ago with a client.  I followed the Google directions.  It told me to turn onto Robie Creek Rd. ...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
How to avoid loosing your home loan. You have found the perfect home, your offer was accepted and you are ready to move in.  You are excited and then you get a dreaded call from the lender to tell you that the new furniture you just bought means you no longer qualify for the loan. I have seen this happen many times over the years and always warn my buyers so they don't have their dreams dashed.   How to avoid loosing your home loan. Here are a few of the biggest things to remember Don't run out and buy a new car Don't buy furniture for your new house. Don't change jobs or quit your job Don't run up the credit cards or miss payments on your credit cards Don't spend the money your have saved up for a down Don't allow anyone to run your credit Don't make large deposits without checking wi...
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By Krystyna M Ryan, Honesty Trust Technology Service Results
(Realty One Group Professionals)
Boise Real Estate Market - February 2021Boise & Treasure Valley real estate is still hot! Home prices continue to rise to record highs while the number of available properties is even lower than a year ago. Median sold price was 29.4% higher than a year ago. Only 1,399 units got sold compared to 1,558 last February. It's been increasingly diffucult for buyers to find their new home. With interest rates projected to rise this year, more and more buyers will, with sense of urgency, enter the market to take advantage of low rates. Boise Real Estate Search & Free Real Estate ResurcesBelow is the Boise area market snapshot:It's a great time to sell your home and take advantage of the equity in your home.  Contact Krystyna Ryan at (208)918-5007 to get a Free home evaluation and find out how m...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
   In the last few years the home prices in Boise have gone up.  It used to be two parents could almost always afford rent or be able to buy a home.   This is not the case anymore.  The opening price for a 3 bed/2 bath home is approaching $400,000.  People are trying to buy trailers on rented lots and that is often higher than there means.  What if we wrote a grant or found good hearted investors to develop a park where the people owned their own land.   If they converted the trailer to real property they could even get  a normal mortgage on it.   For less than $250K a nice brand new double wide manufactured home could be put on the lot (assuming normal park density).  If the grant was written corectlly the grant could carry the paper.   This would allow people to have pride in ownershi...
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
  The other day my lead generating service sent me people with a strong accent.  I assumed they spoke Spanish even though the name was not Hispanic.  I printed my flyers in Spanish and found a house buying guide in Spanish.  Then I went to meet them.They were late but they arrived.  While I was trying to talk to them before they arrived I kept using my translator to Spanish with no good results.  Eventually the English speaking child came on the phone and asked me to wait.  They were refugees  and they asked me if I spoke Swahili or French.  I speak neither but the 15 year son spoke fairly good English.  The father spoke some. I want a loan officer who speaks Swahili.  I want to make sure they understand what they are doing.   I don't even know for sure what their financial status is.  ...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
Creekside Condo in Eagle Idaho! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $359,900 Condominium Main Features 1 Bedroom1 Full Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,192 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: 98795023 Location 1236 E Winding Creek DrEagle, ID 83616USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes & Lee Hill Real Estate Our recent listingsCreekside Condo in Eagle Idaho! | $359,900 | Eagle, ID Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
Do you need to sell?  Do you want to sell?  Do you just want to know what your home is worth?  If you do you should call me!  I am a great Realtor who works with a great team.   Every week we learn how to negotiate this crazy market we are in. You need me!By training I am a Chemist.  That means I can analyze lots of data quickly to come up with a plan.  We start at the first contact.  I will ask your address and ask you about your home.  If I have any questions I can my team.   I will do a certified market analysis to determine a price range.  I will come into your home and tour it.  From this we will set a price and make a plan to list your home.  I will make sure you have a plan for the future.  Whether it is to buy, move or rent.  After you sign with me we will put our great marketin...
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