The Boise Spring Home Show 2017

The Boise Spring Home ShowMarch 16-19, 2017 • Expo Idaho

Presented By Spectra Productions

& The Idaho Building Contractors

The Boise Spring Home& Garden Show

Idaho Largest Home Show

Inspiration Around Every Corner Because
There Is Always Something New At The Homes Show!

Thinking of selling your Boise home this summer? Now is the time to get ready and a great place to start is the Boise Spring Home Show 2017! Find everything you will need to get top dollar when we list your home! Spruce up the entryway, reface your cabinets, or just find the latest and greatest ideas for supplies and contractors to bring your home back to like new! With nearly 250 displays highlighted by remodelling and landscaping ideas to inspire your creative…

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Idaho High Mountain Lake Trips

Island Lake Sawtooth Mountains idahoGuaranteed to Leave You Starry Eyed!

Kids Trip - Fishing Trips -  Sawtooth Splendor Trip

Thinking of moving to Boise Idaho? Once we have helped you find a deal on one of the great homes for sale in Boise metro, we will introduce you to a few of Idaho’s Hidden Gems! You may not know that Idaho is nicknamed the gem state. We have opal, and garnets, jasper and smokey quartz and a variety of other gems! But as beautiful and valuable as these hard rock gems can be, the crown jewels of Idaho lie hidden. Tucked away high in mountain sanges with names like The Sawtooths and White Clouds, The Bitterroots and The Bighorn’s. The high mountain lakes that dot the high country of Idaho provide peace, solitude, sustenance, beauty…

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Idaho History- 1877 Chief Joseph

Whitebird Battle SiteWhitebird Battle Field With Elk Grazing

For those of you moving to Boise, here is a little history about your new homeland! I took these shots of the view from the Whitebird Battle Historical site on Highway 95 on Sunday March 5, 2017. I think Chief Joseph would be pleased to see a herd of elk grazing and lounging right in the middle of the battlefield. See said dots at bottom of picture to the right! The Whitebird Battle was the opening battle of the 1877 war between the Nez Perce and The U.S. Government. For 5 months General O. O. Howard and the U.S. Army pursued the Nez Perce on an 1500 mile fighting retreat which ended with chief Joseph’s now famous speech. Joesph known to the Nez Perce as "Thunder Traveling to the Loftier…

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Five Mile Rapid- Roberson Trail Head

Rafting The Bruneau River

How Do I Get To The Roberson Trail?

Rafting The Bruneau RiverGetting Anywhere In The Owyhee Canyonlands & The Bruneau river can be a little daunting, but hey you only live once! With years of rafting and chukar hunting in the high deserts, I have had a few experiences. Some great, some not so great, all beautiful. I once had to drag the back end of my truck along a barbed wire fence on a muddy side hill road. I finally got up enough speed and got back on the road. The most painful and expensive 100 yards I can remember. skreeeeeech. My hunting partner wondered off into a blizzard, thank you Owyhee county sheriffs posse. I even returned to my truck after a day chukar hunting to find we had parked on "expansive…

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Boise Art Scene

The Boise Art Scene Is ThrivingBoise Ponds & Art Scene

Films, Fine & Preforming Arts

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about the dynamic art scene in Boise Idaho! I regret that I did not highlight the second incantation of the Les Bois film festival. A dramatic and inspiring line up of films from around the world await the nature lover and cinema enthusiast alike. I am particularly looking forward to The American Kestrel, Chasing Ridgelines & Elk River.

 David Henry will be performing prior to the 2 pm film screening, and prior to the 7 pm screening will be Ty Clayton and Ali Knox. See You There!

Buy Tickets!


Co-hosted by The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and Wild Lens

After hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s traveling…

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Best Article I Have Seen On Rates Changes For 2017

Rates Heating Up?One of our preferred mortgage brokers just sent me his newsletter that dives into the question of whether interest rates will rise in 2017. It’s so full of interest rate chatter about Feds, Reserves, Trump, blah,blah...…If you are thinking of buying this year read on. 

What if everyone thought we were going to see increasingly higher mortgage rates, and we did not? If you will recallt this is exactly what happened 13 months ago when the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised overnight Fed Funds in December of 2016, after which long term rates dropped and stayed low for the next ten months. Can an argument be made for the same thing happening in 2017? Perhaps.

After the presidential…

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Boise Idaho Real Estate

Thinking Of Selling Your Home In Boise?Selling My Home In Boise Idaho

Do These Before You List Your Home In Boise..

 ...To Help Get Top Dollar! It is a great time to sell Boise real estate. The snow is gone and inventory is low. Don’t wait until May you will be competing with more listings of existing homes. Buyers are trying so hard to find homes right now it may surprise you what they will agree to! On top of that the builders will be adding supply as fast as the president can sign executive orders! The Boise real estate market hit an all-time low in inventory in January. There is a strong pool of buyers bidding their time and waiting for you to list. The best news is that you will not need to do quite as much work in order to get great offers. Need…

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Boise Komen Race For The Cure 2017 

One Way Or Another...Help!

Boise 2017 Race For The Cure

Someone You Know Will Be The..

Next Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast cancer is not the only disease taking friends and family away from us!  But it is one we are getting close to curing! Early detection is the key. Survival rates are getting really good when detected early. Please Help...the individuals and community is depending on us. We have all been touched by cancer in one way or another. Donate if you can, every little bit helps!

Why is this important? Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality among women in developed countries (lung cancer is first).  I am fundraising this year to help provide a screening mammogram to an uninsured or under…

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The Building Of Highway 12

AIre Catarafts Lochsa Peak 2016

& The Creation Of A White Water Mecca

The Lochsa Is God's Country!

Lochsa River Madness!

If you are new to Boise or thinking about moving to Boise Idaho, relocating to Meridian or anywhere near here the Lochsa is "Gods" country. I don't care if you are Buddist, Christian, Hindu or a Scientologist (is that a religion?), once your god see's The Lochsa he will claim it!

As a fourth generation Idahoan, my roots run deep in Idaho and nowhere have they had more time to sink into the soil than The Lochsa river drainage. One might assume it is because I am a rafter and it is a famous whitewater river that was made by nature and improved by man. It is one of Idaho’s classic white water runs that my connection starts…

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Planning On Moving To Boise?

Cougar Owyhee CountyHouse Hunting

Or Bird Hunting

We Over Deliver

Every Time!

This year’s chukar season was great. The bird numbers were the best in years. The dogs did great. I did not even loose one this year! I found a bunch of new spots that I had not hunted before. It all bodes well for next year. Even with all the snow we had an excellent green up. All the birds I shot late season where chuck full of green grass. We even got a little late season big game surprise! Sagecats! With all the cold weather that we had in January there where a limited number of open areas to hunt. Typically a lot of the south facing hillsides melt, the birds and bird hunters alike congregate here. This year there was a limited number of areas that…

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