July 2016

Found 9 blog entries for July 2016.

Wilderness Areas in Idaho

“I think it is far more important to save one square mile of wilderness, anywhere, by any means, than to produce another book on the subject.”

― Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

With the addition of The Owyhee River Wilderness areas, Idaho is 4th in the nation in total wilderness acres. Idaho boasts 4,792,969 acres of wilderness. Add in a whopping 9,000,000 acres of inventoried Roadless areas that have the potential to become wilderness and Idaho would be second only to Alaska. From the two biggest wilderness areas, the Selway-Bitterroot and the Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness Areas to the tiny micro wilderness areas in the Owyhees like the Pole Creek Top, which is

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Moving to Boise area provides residents with a feeling of small town charm and relative seclusion, but it is a large enough city to make the list for most major concert tours making the rounds. Why, just tonight we have Willie Nelson and Don McLean. Both major stars in their own rights playing on the same night. Summer is the time for concerts and this August has a particularly exceptional concert schedule. There will be numerous concerts including 5 Seconds of Summer with Hey Violet, X Fest, Too Close To Touch, Color Me Badd with Salt and Pepa and Vanilla Ice, Black Milk with Nat Turner, Steve Miller Band and many more. There is truly a concert for everyone in Boise. There are also a variety of outstanding concert venues in Boise. For example, The

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Again and Again

Forbes Ranks Boise The 7th Best Place In The Nation To Retire!

Boise Idaho Is A Great Place To Retire

For the umpteenth time Boise has ranked highly on a national list. For those of us already here we know it should be number 1. Forbes specifically mentioned high scores for low crime rates, volunteering, and walkability. Combine that with the friendly people, 265 days of sun a year, great air service to the entire western United States and it is tough to beat. But wait there is more! A swollen middle class means that there is a great  food culture, strong active art scene including theatre, music and fine arts! Enjoy semi pro sports, strong education… even the kids are generally respectful. The clerks at the corner store are polite and respectful! If you are looking for a

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"I am spoiled, it's true. I don't even know how to use that thing in the kitchen with the burners."

Cindy Margolis

Granite Vs QuartzPopular granite In Boise Real Estate Kashmir White

Granite, I like the styles better!

Changing trends in Meridian Idaho new construction materials, especially for kitchen countertops can mean that a bad choice can cost you thousands and a great choice can keep your kitchen looking fresh and up to date for a long time to come! While many surfaces are out of style, granite remains the number one choice for countertops in both Meridian new homes and existing homes for sale in the Boise Mls. Around 2005 we saw a big uptick in the use of solid surfaces for kitchen and master countertops and for several years 4 or 5 of the same stones were gracing the tops of many homes for

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Great Hat For Boise Real Estate Hunting!When you buy a home in Boise, you are also privy to the lifestyle that goes with it. Mountain biking, rafting, hiking, hunting, and all manner of outdoor activities, but there is also a plethora of ways to spend a day in town. A good example of this is Boise Escape. A new attraction in town, it has gained popularity quickly, and for good reason too. The general concept of Boise Escape is that you and your friends are locked in a themed room with only one hour to solve the mystery. The themes that Boise Escape are providing right now are Mr. Langton’s House, The Lost City of Z, and Tick Tock BOOM.
Mr. Langton’s house is a medium difficulty puzzle. The house of late Mr. Langton, your only clues are a will, and a secret code… Will you manage to find out what

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Western Idaho Fair 2016

Meridian Home Buyers Love The Close Fair!

Meridian real estate agent discusses one good reason to buy meridian Real estate. One opportunity that awaits those who buy Boise real estate or Meridian real estate for that matter, is the close proximity to the aAa county fair grounds and ability that affords to attend the Western Idaho Fair every summer. The Western Idaho Fair is an annual event held at the fairgrounds in Garden City. It is a blast for people of all ages and interests. There are plenty of massive carnival rides for the thrill seeker, everything from roller coasters to the infamous “Zipper”, as well as smaller more easily handled rides for children and the mellower fair-goer. If theme park rides aren’t really your cup of tea do not fear from local dance troupes

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Residential Boise Real Estate Market Report

Week Ending July 13, 2016

Greater Boise Metro By The Numbers– Quarterly update for the Boise area real estate market. Statistics covering the Boise metro, that said, individual homes for sale may be significantly different based on location and condition Please contact us for a detailed report for your development and house area if you're thinking of buying or selling.

Volume, Number of Closed Homes: 410Boise Homes For Sale Report Mls
Average Days On Market: 41
Median Sales Price in Greater Boise: $220,000 2016 / $202,000, 2015
Average Closed Boise Price PerSquare Footage: $138,  an increase of 12% over last year

Individual Cities:
Boise Idaho Median Sales Price: $222,738, Last Quarter, $215,000
Meridian Idaho Median Sales Price: $255,000 , Last

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Boise real estate agent discuss's some of the great biking options in Boise Idaho. Love to bike and thinking of a Boise Relocation? Some people moving to Move To Boise If You Love Bikes!
Boise wonder where is the best place to buy Boise real estate if mountain biking or road riding are high on my list of reasons to move to Boise? The answer really depends on what type of rider you are. The greenbelt for families and cruisers, the foothills for hardcore climbers. In Boise one will find many activities ranging from hiking, or the arts, rafting or climbing, team sports or tennis, but biking in the foothills or along the greenbelt rules the day. This is one reason we have one of the best cyclists that America has ever produced who grew up and trained here, still calling Boise Home. Kristin

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home For Top Dollar

Light at Bar- Ba- Coa

How about a new light for the entry way?

Thinking of selling your Boise home? The Boise Mls sees 100’s of new listings a week. If you want top dollar and a quick sale you need to pay a little attention to the details now. Kitchen improvements yank more bank at closing. A new stain on your dated oak cabinets may yield as much as 10 times your investment. It has been proven time and time again that kitchens and master remodels or rehabs are the best place to start when prepping your home for sale. When it comes to the kitchen, ugly cabinets, dated granite or a mismatched backsplash color can drive buyers away. If a repair costs $10, buyers round up to $25. So sweat the little stuff. Every house is different, be

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