1. 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue…Read More

  2. Shiplap in the SHOWER…I’m IN!

    From statement mirrors and sculptural tubs to bright hues and indoor-outdoor showers, bathroom design has come a long way from the basic choices of years past. If you’re thinking of changing things up in your master bath or powder room, see if one of these of-the-moment design ideas inspires you.  Shapely tile. Forgo the typical tiny floor tile in favor of something with a bit more heft, like t…Read More

  3. HOW TO BRING THE OUTDOORS IN!

    Create an Outdoor Porch Retreat Enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your porch. Explore various porch styles to find the perfect setup for your home. Spacious Sanctuary This large outdoor porch provides the perfect summertime entertaining area. The grand space was split into two seating areas, one with a dining table and one with a sofa and chairs. A palette of soft neutrals unifies both …Read More

  4. FORGET ABOUT THE MAN CAVE…HOW ABOUT THE “SHE SHED?!”

    Be gone with the beloved man cave and welcome a place of serenity and relaxation for women: The she-shed. Get inspired with decor tips and more. Men have always had their caves. You know, dens of dark leather and televisions. But these days they aren’t the only ones entitled to a retreat. Enter the She-anctuary: the uniquely feminine way to escape the demands of family, work and the world in gen…Read More

  5. SIZZLING MARKET!

    Summer brings hot temps and sizzling prices to the Boise area real estate market. Throughout the Treasure Valley, home values saw new highs.  Median Sales Price for July war $271,00.  Up 11.4% year over year. JULY SNAPSHOT: Available Homes # Available: 1,992 Average Asking Price: $422,024 Median Asking Price: $329,900 Months’ Supply: 2.2 Pending Sales # Pending: 1,772 Average Asking Price: $33…Read More

  6. More than 20% Equity in your Home…? I BET YOU DO!!

    3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’ SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 3.8-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market. DEMAND Every month NAR reports on the number of buyers out in the market looking for homes, which is also known as buyer traffic. A…Read More

  7. Buying this Spring May Result in Bidding Wars in Boise!

    Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different! Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more are on their way, but the challenge is that the inventory of homes for sal…Read More

  8. Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting!

    Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 17.4% less expensive in Honolulu (HI), all the way up to 53.2% less expensive in M…Read More

  9. WHY BUYING THIS SPRING IS A SMART MOVE

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to …Read More

  10. A Burger and a ROOFTOP VIEW? I’ll take it!

    5 Restaurants With Incredible Rooftop Dining In Idaho Is there anything better than enjoying a sunny day and a delicious meal from a shaded patio? How about a rooftop deck overlooking the town? While you won’t find any 25th floor penthouses or VIP lounges here, Idaho does have a few neighborhood restaurants with some rather fantastic deck options. 1. Tavern at Bown Crossing, Boise Tavern at Bown…Read More