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July 2015

Found 12 blog entries for July 2015.

The Eagle Island Experience
As much as people flock to Idaho for the state’s incredible beauty, nature, and recreational opportunities, that’s not all there is to Idaho. Sure, you can’t dismiss the beauty and closeness to nature that living in Idaho offers you. Living here is a lifestyle choice, and so it’s easily apparent why so many people move here. It’s probably why you did (or are looking at moving here).

But Idaho isn’t just a pretty state. It has so much more to offer than beautiful state parks, world class fishing in famous rivers, or skiing that rivals resorts in Sweden. Idaho is full of a rich history and culture that bleeds through into the everyday. And that culture and history is celebrated just as much as the incredible outdoors that defines this state. Boise sits

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Finding the right neighborhood quickly

When you are looking at relocating to a different city, or even moving to a new neighborhood within the same city, it can be a challenge to find the right neighborhood and community that you need. Even if you have lived in a city for an extended period of time, that doesn’t mean that you know a lot about neighborhoods outside of your own. So how do you go about finding a new neighborhood? More specifically, how do you go about finding the right neighborhood? Sometimes, you’ll need to do so quickly, especially if you are relocating for a new job.

Use City Guides and Reviews

The internet is full of information, and it can even be incredibly useful when you are hunting for the right neighborhood for your move. From websites built around reviewing

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Henry's Fork of the Snake River

If you’ve heard about the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, it was probably a fisherman telling you. And they told you about Henry’s Fork for good reason. The river is among the best fishing spots in the world, and it draws fishermen from all over the world. The biggest reason that Henry’s Fork is such an excellent fishing area is because of its diversity. It’s as if there were several rivers in one.

Henry’s Fork begins at Henry’s Lake, and it flows through grasslands, canyons, waterfalls, and rapids before meeting up with the Snake River close to Rexburg. The fishing is diverse and ranges from slow pools to swift rapids that are impossible to wade. Henry’s Fork is arguably the best trout fishing in the world. Harriman State Park

This park is a

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Solid hardwood or engineered wood: which is better?

When you started looking for flooring, you didn’t think it’d be so challenging. Who knew there were so many kinds of flooring? You know that you want hardwood floors, but there are so many choices there as well that it can start to get overwhelming. Do you get domestic or exotic? What color do you want? What kind of grain? Just when you think you’ve started to narrow it down, you run into something else. Do you want solid hardwood planks or engineered hardwood planks?

Don’t give up

With the right information, you’ll be able to make an informed choice and pick the flooring that’s perfect, both for you and your home. Solid wood and engineered both have their places, and you can’t really make a wrong choice with either. Both kinds are even

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The Parks of Boise's North EndWhile North End might be the historical community of Boise, that’s not all it has going for it. From stunning attractions, historical and cultural centers, varied architecture, and access to the great outdoors, North End is the full package. If you're looking for Boise real estate that blends nature with urban life, and a community of freethinking and open people, you don't need to look any further. Nature and the outdoors are really important in North End. It has a lot of parks that offer different ways for you to get outside and really enjoy nature.

Camel’s Back Park

This is a popular park in Boise, and home of the Hyde Park Street Fair. The fair is a multiple day event featuring live music, entertainment, food, and good company. Camel’s Back Park

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Should you add a water feature to your Idaho backyard?

Your backyard is a private oasis for you. It’s your own piece of secluded nature, and a great place to get away from it all and relax. But is it missing something? To make your backyard truly yours, and to add a unique touch that you can enjoy over and over, you should consider adding a water feature. You can add a pond, waterfall, fountain, or even a stream. Get creative, and combine different elements to create your own perfect water feature. If you’re on the fence, consider the following benefits. Apart from creating a relaxing space, you could be adding value to your home.

Water and Your Senses

Water features aren’t a single dimensional addition to your backyard. They engage all of your senses. You can hear the gurgling stream or splashing

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The aquarium of Boise: Bringing the ocean to you 

When you moved to Idaho, you were drawn by the sprawling landscapes, the clear skies, and the great outdoors. And Idaho didn’t disappoint. It’s got a lot to offer, from natural hot springs, majestic waterfalls, fantastic parks, and wildlife reserves. And you chose Boise because it’s a great city with a lot to offer. From parks to luxurious landscapes, and whitewater rivers to the Broncos games at the Albertsons Stadium. Boise has the city life, plus the outdoor life, in a fantastic fusion that means there’s always something to do. And there’s something else for you to go enjoy, if you haven’t yet. The Aquarium of Boise brings the wonder and magic of the ocean to you.

What the Aquarium is About

The Aquarium of Boise is a non-profit organization

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Are quartz countertops worth the hype?

When you start looking at remodeling your kitchen, you’ll probably run across quartz countertops. Quartz is becoming a popular material, and it’s competing directly against granite countertops. But when the price of quartz is comparable to, or greater than, granite, is there a real benefit to using the engineered material to create your countertops?

Quartz is an interesting material, because it’s not actually just quartz. It’s a composite material made up of quartz, pigments, and resins. While there are natural stone elements, it’s not a natural stone surface like granite. Instead, it’s an engineered stone. Is quartz worth looking at, and should you choose it over granite?

What Quartz is Made Of

Although it’s commonly just referred to as

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Living in Idaho provides you with plenty of opportunities to head outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Sometimes, you don’t even have to leave the city to do so. Even though Idaho itself has plenty to offer in the way of state parks, national parks, and more, you’d be really missing out if you never went to visit Yellowstone National Park. The park is an incredible place to visit, especially if you love exploring hot springs and watching geysers, like Old Faithful, erupt in a spectacular fashion.

You don’t have to enjoy sightseeing with hundreds of other people to find something you like doing at Yellowstone National Park, however. The park is full of great opportunities for you to enjoy. Odds are, you’ll be able to find anything that you could

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Avoid these common traps when buying your next home

Do you remember how it felt when you bought your first house? You were probably just as terrified as you were excited. For good reason. Buying a home is a big decision. It’s most likely one of the biggest purchases that you will ever make, unless you purchase another home in the future. It can be a stressful situation, and you want to make sure that you’re doing the right thing, and getting the best deal. But sometimes, emotions can overrule your head, or you just might not be as prepared as you should be.

Don’t Get Trapped

Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, there are some common traps that you should avoid. While these are common mistakes, they are easy to avoid once you know about them. So don’t worry. You’ll be able to make

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