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December 2012

Found 8 blog entries for December 2012.

It's almost a new year, and the perfect time to get organized and do all the things to your Idaho property that you've been dreaming of. Use 2013 as your catalyst to make all the changes you've been putting off.

Topping our list of the best home improvements you can make to your Idaho property this year is de-cluttering. You'll feel better about your home both inside and out, and it's inexpensive. Every year, we naturally acquire mounds of stuff, and without some regular purging, it can get unmanageable and create unnecessary stress. Vow this year to go room to room and throw away or donate anything that you don't use or love. Once you've done that, resolve to keep it simple, and get ready to breathe a bit easier.

Energy Saving Investments

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The new year is upon us, and it's the ideal time to buy a new home. According to Time, the best month to make an offer on a house is January. And as your new homes guide, we can close the gap between you and your perfect Idaho home. Making your move onto the Boise real estate scene in January guarantees you'll beat the peak sales season come spring.

Now that it's deep winter in the Treasure Valley, you may be more concerned about holing up inside to wait out the lower temperatures. But there are several reasons why it can be beneficial to brave the cold and go out house hunting.

Generally, there are fewer homes for sale in Idaho during the winter, and those that are selling tend to need to move away from the property. This can be used to your

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Your search for the perfect home in Canyon County begins with our comprehensive online database of new and resale homes for sale. Our unique, user friendly platform has transformed the way Idaho real estate is done, and you'll soon discover just how fun and easy it can be.

Idaho is teeming with possibility, and on the radar for a multitude of livability features, particularly in western Idaho and the Boise valley. But if you're looking for one of the most convenient, yet wallet-friendly places to live without sacrificing opportunities for your career, you may do well to consider Canyon County.

Canyon County covers a large portion of western Idaho, bordering Boise and Meridian Idaho, the population hub of the state. The real estate opportunities

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Of the many western U.S. Cities that boast high quality living and unique opportunities for anybody, Boise, Idaho deserves a second look. With an impressive resume of things to do, educational opportunities, career & business options and a distinction for outstanding living, Boise has it all; including numerous nationally recognized features. Whatever your situation is, Boise, Idaho is sure to cater to your needs.

Business

Boise, Idaho has landed on national publications such as Forbes repeatedly for its excellent business and career opportunities & atmosphere. Boise also ranks high for cost of living and income growth. In conjunction withreceiving rave reviews for business- information jobs, professional business services jobs and financial

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Who knew that Idaho was such an inventive state? With nearly 3 patents for every 1,000 residents, Idaho takes the cake when it comes to entrepreneurship and creativity. In 2011, Idaho ranked amongst the top ten states with the most patent activity. There is over 500,000 patents in Idaho this year (2012).

According to CNN Money, Idaho thrives with patent activity due to robust technology, semiconductor and bio-agriculture industries. Idaho is home to both tech giant Micron Technology (a 2012 Fortune 500 company) and the Idaho National Laboratory, a research and engineering facility owned by the Department of Energy. The INL is the department of energy's lead nuclear research and development facility in eastern Idaho. Currently, a NASA Rover is

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For many of us who call the mid-sized metro, Boise, Idaho home, it can be difficult to imagine the broad and barren expanse of space that lies to the east. But once you look out over this sweeping, flat plain, it becomes clear why it has been used for nuclear reactor experimentation and development.

This is the site of the Idaho National laboratory. The Idaho National Laboratory is a huge complex located in the high desert just east of a couple of tiny towns named Arco and Atomic City, and employs more than 4,000 people. The laboratory was established back in 1949, and today they do research in nuclear energy, national security, energy and the environment.

What many people may not know about Idaho or the Idaho National Laboratory, is that in the

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You'll find that Idaho's winters are as celebrated as its summers, and it arguably begins with the skiing. Idaho is home to over 20,000 ski-able acres, the heart and soul of what makes our state so fantastic during the cold weather months. The following are just some of Idaho's top skiing areas.

Be on the Slopes Within an Hour

Under an hour's drive outside of Boise is Bogus Basin Ski Resort, the area's favorite wintertime destination. A fabulous local amenity, this mountain is incredibly close to town and friendly. With over 2,600 acres of mixed runs, bowls and glades in the Boise National Forest, this area gem caters to locals and visitors of all athletic abilities. Bogus is a buzz of activity with 35km of groomed Nordic day trails; 7km of

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Have you been thinking of starting up a small business? Not all states are created equal, and Idaho comes out on top as one of only four states to receive a score of A+ for small business.

If you're looking to propel your business into success, you may do well to consider Idaho.

Thanks to a survey performed by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we have a better idea of which states are easier to start business and which aren't. According to the survey, Idaho ranks first in the nation for overall small business friendliness, these results taken from over 6,000 small business owners themselves, nationwide.

The Business Climate in Idaho

Of the businessman interviewed, they were asked questions that focused around the

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