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Buy Idaho Real Estate! It is still a great deal! In addition there is a large variety of homes for sale in Idaho! Boise real estate has a lot to offer! From the Charm and Craftsman style experience of the Boise north end to the luxury and glow of new construction waterfront and view property in Eagle. Idaho real estate has something for all tastes and budgets. Looking to move to Idaho? Here you will find properties listed in bedroom communities like close in Meridian and budget minded Nampa as well as the low key "old" Idaho atmosphere of McCall and the glitz of the Sun Valley Resort! If Idaho new construction homes are more your thing, we can represent buyers who are looking at “spec” homes or new builds from the ground up! With years of experience, we aim to please with a personal touch and our service and attention to detail don’t hurt either! Erica and I were both raised in the Boise area and know it well. If you are looking for a buyer’s agent who will work hard for your best interests, we would love to assist you here or in other areas including the cities of Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Nampa and Caldwell. As caring real estate professionals we are committed to partnering with you to help you achieve your real estate goals!
The great State of Idaho was admitted into the union as the 43 state in 1890. Formed with a panhandle because the capital of Washington state did not want the mines of northern Idaho in Washington for fear of a power shift from their capital in Olympia. Ours is a state with many and varied climates and demographic groups. It can be demographically and geographically divided into 3 sections Eastern Idaho, Southwestern Idaho, and Northern Idaho. This page is intended to give you a little insight and general information. One of the best places to start is the official home page of the State of Idaho.
As fourth generation and life time Idahoan's who are proud of our state, feel free to give us a call! We would love to share our knowledge Idaho’s history, homes for sale in Boise, Eagle and surrounding area's and Idaho's resources, both for Boise real estate and those natural ones you may have questions about. Like the camping at Redfish Lake! We look forward to providing unparalleled service if you decide a move to Boise, Meridian, Eagle or anywhere in the Treasure Valley is in your future.
Idaho is a land of mountains, desert canyon lands, and a banana-shaped plain that runs from Weiser (named for a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition), all the way to Yellowstone National Park.
Idaho is filled with many wonders, including America's deepest gorge and lava flows so unique that they are a national monument. Fossil Beds and hot springs. Everything from the Snake River plain north is mountains, many with no roads only trails. I was once told that if you could flatten Idaho out it would be bigger than Texas. Although technically we are the 13th biggest state.
Idaho has a tax base that is spread out fairly evenly between a sales tax (6%), Income Tax (8% for the biggest earners), a .43 cent per gallon gas tax. Property taxes are about 1.25%. The governing agency for taxes in Idaho is the Idaho State Tax Commission.
Idaho is conservative country, The GOP has ruled over the last quarter of a century. However the democrats picked up a large handful of seats in the legislature in recent elections. Our legislature meets annually and is comprised of a House of Representatives and a Senate. The senate which is filled with lots of conservative rural legislatures who act as gatekeepers against higher taxes and out of control spending.
The climates of Idaho are many and varied. In general, north Idaho gets more rain and hence has lots of trees. The crops there are generally watered by mother nature. Southwest Idaho is classified as high desert as is southeast Idaho. However as you go upstream from Boise to the east you go up in elevation so you can expect more wind and snow, longer winters and lower summertime highs. The Boise area has four true seasons, Summer is just a little on the hot side, winter a little on the cold side. Boise is also bright and sunny with about the same number of sunny days as Las Vegas, but without the heat or crime! Our drinking water comes from an underground Aquifer. But our liquid gold is the snowmelt held back by the 3 dams on the Boise river. It waters our yards, our crops and our economy. Without that water we are just another dusty high desert town. With it we have grown into the best small city in the country. We are just a big Mayberry USA!
Boise is by far the largest city in the state and by the time you consider Nampa, Meridian, and Caldwell, over 1/3 of the states population live within 60 miles of Boise. Other towns of good size are Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello to the east and Lewiston and Coeur d’alene to the north.
A little over 1 million people statewide. 600,000 in the Boise Metro area.
Too much to mention, but I will try. Alpine skiing, fishing, mountain biking, golf, rafting, camping, hiking, ghost towns, gold panning, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, backpacking, picking berries and mushrooms, bird watching, geologic exploration, tennis, hunting, exploring the Lewis and Clark trail, dude ranches, hang gliding, waterskiing, jet skiing, hockey, baseball, basketball, College athletics, Swimming in lakes and rivers. You can even scuba dive to an underwater ghost town. This list represents only the tip of the iceberg, the sky is the limit. Oh, did I mention kite boarding base jumping and skydiving?
Mining, ranching, farming, timber, hi-tech and tourism are all big parts of the economy of the state.
Idaho boasts more miles of whitewater than any other two states combined. The fact that two of the worlds biggest (AIRE) and best (AIRE) raft manufacturers are here speaks to the quality of whitewater that abounds here. Some of the rivers include the world famous Middle Fork of the Salmon and Selway rivers. Some of the better local favorites include the Payette, Bruneau, Owyhee, South fork of the Salmon. And have we got lakes. The big lakes up north are so deep they practiced with submarines in WWII. There are tiny sparkling jewels nestled high and mighty on the top of some lonely peak. We have lakes with cabins on them and lakes were no development is allowed. A lot of our lakes are surrounded by public land offering enjoyment for the multitudes!
Northern Idaho is the melting pot of the lake district with many and varied religious groups. Similar to the treasure valley the growth here has been influenced by transplants from afar. The Boise area is a Mixed bag, religiously about 20% of the population is LDS, 15% is Catholic, and then every other denomination down the line. About 65% of the residents attend services of some sort on a regular basis. As you go east from Boise and get closer to Utah, the number of LDS residents goes up considerably.
If you are looking for a more personal touch, or are experiencing difficulties finding what you are looking for, give us a call or email us and we will be able to do a manual search using the MLS search tool and our years of experience to help you find or determine if what you want is out there.
Having been born and raised here, our knowledge of the local scene is vast. Since 1991 we have had over 1000 successful real estate transactions in Boise and the surrounding areas! That means by choosing Mike and Erica Carr and the team at BoiseRelocation.com, you will enjoy a low pressure, high service atmosphere designed to find you the best house in a great location. Negotiating that many deals means you will get sound advice on when to push, and when your best interests are better served to pull back and accept. Hiring a great Boise Idaho Buyers Agent is the most important first step. They will then be obligated to represent your best interests, not the builders or the sellers!