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Buyer Burnout is Real in Boise’s Hot Market

As Boise continues on as one of the hottest real estate markets in the US it's to be expected that there will be buyers that will start to tire of playing the game.  Bidding wars, homes flying off the market, and dramatic price increases have pushed many potential...

The Truth About Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia in Idaho

One of the first things homeowners do when they consider selling their home is going to Realtor.com, Trulia, or  Zillow to get their Zestimate or their estimated home value in the current market.  There’s just one problem, Idaho is a non-disclosure state. What does that mean if you are buying or selling a home here? […]

May 2021 – Boise Metro Market Update

The past two months plus have been a whirlwind in Boise real estate.  With a growing number of buyers and a dwindling number of homes for sale, we’ve seen home prices shoot up to never-before-seen prices here in the Treasure Valley. With pricing going up so quickly one of the most common questions is: “Are we in a housing bubble?” […]

April 2021 – Boise Metro Market Update

The past two months plus have been a whirlwind in Boise real estate.  With a growing number of buyers and a dwindling number of homes for sale, we’ve seen home prices shoot up to never-before-seen prices here in the Treasure Valley. With pricing going up so quickly one of the most common questions is: “Are we in a housing bubble?” […]

What Your Front Door Says About You

We’ve all heard about a home with “curb appeal” and one of the best ways to boost your home’s appeal and ultimately value is through the front door. That’s because the front door is the focal point of most homes and the color is a powerful statement. There is a psychology behind door colors and even some historical meaning. So, before you grab your brush and paint […]

March 2021 – Boise Metro Market Update

The past two months plus have been a whirlwind in Boise real estate.  With a growing number of buyers and a dwindling number of homes for sale, we’ve seen home prices shoot up to never-before-seen prices here in the Treasure Valley. With pricing going up so quickly one of the most common questions is: “Are we in a housing bubble?” […]

January 2021 – Boise Metro Market Update

As buyers in the Boise Metro area snap up what little housing inventory exists many are hopeful that Spring will bring an increase in homes for sale, but will it?  Traditionally, Spring is when the Boise Metro Area housing market really opens up.  As...

Boise Metro Market Forecast 2021

The news is out that home prices in the Boise Metro Area rose by 18% in 2020, yet some of the trends were quite surprising. Let's dive in and analyze the sales from last year to give us a realistic idea of what we can expect in 2021. Low Inventory Unfortunately, this...

Genius Small Home Office Ideas

Many in the Boise area have joined the ranks of those working from home. Without a traditional home office, it can be challenging to tune out the distractions of others at home, daily chores, and household needs. Establishing a go-to work zone will help you regain...

The Truth About Buying a Home in Boise.

We’ve all heard about the low inventory of homes for sale and the sad stories of home buyers being outbid on a home by a cash buyer or an over asking price offer. Then there’s the story of finding the perfect house online, but it’s gone before anyone has the chance to see it. While those stories are true it’s not the whole picture […]

5 Signs You’re Ready to Sell Your Home

Do you have the feeling it's time to move, but then you keep asking yourself, Am I ready to sell my house? Times are strange. Where will I go next? And then there are all those memories packed inside those four walls, not to mention, it’s the most valuable possession...

How to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important events in many people's lives yet, when choosing a real estate agent to represent them in this important process many people choose to go with a friend or relative, and in some cases, that's not always the smartest...

Buying a Second Home in Idaho

Idaho is home to some of the most scenic landscapes in the Northwest and after a vacation to one of its idyllic lakes or mountain towns the fantasies of owning a second home in the Gem State begin. Here's a look at some of the most popular vacation areas in Idaho and...

Is Home Staging Worth It in a Hot Market?

The quick answer is YES!!! Homes in Boise, Idaho are selling at record prices, but even in a hot market staging the home can generate anywhere from 5-8% more!!! That means a $400,000 home, that is properly staged, could generate an extra $20,000 to $30,000 just for...

How to Buy in Boise’s Hot Market

The market in Boise is still going strong and definitely in the Seller's favor. With historically low existing home inventory and remaining one of the fastest-growing cities in the US, home buyers are finding themselves frustrated in the Boise home buying experience....

Flipping a Boise Home With Love

Everyone loves a great before and after story. Here's a quick look at a local Idaho couple, Brian & Lisa living the dream and remodeling great mid-century homes throughout Boise and The Treasure Valley and giving them a new, modern look all while keeping their...

Boise Has Amazing Lasagna

Boise's Favorite Italian Lasagna Cucina Di Paolo is a Boise icon and legend, due to their location and Betty the Washerwoman, and of course their famous lasagna.  Some would even say this family-owned restaurant serves Boise's favorite Italian Lasagna. Update: On...

Check Out Boise’s Hillcrest Neighborhood

Quickly becoming one of Boise's most sought after neighborhoods, Hillcrest is located in Boise's Central/South Bench area and is next to the Hillcrest Country Club. Known for it's tree-lined streets, tucked away in the South part of the Central Bench with charming...

Boise is Home to Porter Pickups & Guitars

Season 1, Episode 10. Did you know that the internationally known Porter Pickups & Guitars is based right here in Boise, Idaho? We didn't either, until now. Boise's music scene is getting more and more interesting with this incredible manufacturer and shop in...

Boise Does Great Hair

Welcome back at a look at some of Boise's most beloved local businesses.  This post and video is dedicated to HAIR.  There are so many great hair salons all across the Treasure Valley, but if you are in Boise and are looking for a talented stylist for the whole family...

A Piece of Paradise in Boise

This episode takes a peek at the history behind the historic Edward's Greenhouse located in Northwest Boise. A family-owned, geothermally heated paradise with some of the most incredible plants, flowers, and staff in all of The Treasure Valley. THE LOCALS love and...

Boise’s Best Lunch with a View

Did you just move to Boise or thinking about it? Maybe you've been here for years, but want to try a new spot? A must visit spot for lunch, beer and an incredible Downtown Boise view is Zee's Rooftop Café. Great local fare and an amazing atmosphere are always served...

Boise Home Renovation on a Budget

Forbes named Boise the "fastest growing city in the US". So if you are one of the newbies, thinking of coming here, or you've been here for years and want out of this town and you want to fix up your house you MUST check out this great LOCAL, Non-profit, Second Chance...

City Center Wines

Moving to Boise from Paris (France, not Texas) one of the things we knew we would miss would be the food and wine. Thankfully, with so many up and coming trendy restaurants and this great wine shop we discovered in Downtown Boise, we have found we're not as home sick...

Mad Swede Brewing

One great thing about living in the Northwest US is the surplus of microbreweries. So many great local beers to taste with great flavor and fun atmospheres. Boise breweries definitely hold their own when it comes to keeping up with the big players in Portland, Bend...

Bandanna Running

Season 1 - Episode 2 One of the major things that we loved about Boise when we moved here was all the outdoor activities and races. We signed up for FitOne and a couple of other 10K races when we moved here, but because of a past ankle issue, I needed special shoes...

Discover Boise’s Linen District

The Linen District - Boise's Hippest Neighborhoods Did you just move to Boise and are invited to a fabulous costume party? Well, that happened to us when we moved here. Not knowing where to find a wig and silk gloves last minute we headed downtown and discovered the...