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December 2016

Found 8 blog entries for December 2016.


There are many real estate agents and almost as many real estate teams here in the Boise area, but there are few that are as reputable and successful as the Hughes Group of Silvercreek Realty Group. Whether you are a seasoned real estate agent, a new agent, or a home buyer or seller that is looking for an agent to represent you then you need to check out all the Hughes Group has to offer. 

The Hughes Group offers agents support from other agents

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This is a lot more of an important factor than many clients realize. Real estate isn’t a cut and dry system and many of the tactics that people learn are more relevant that others as the years progress. So, if an agent must wing it alone, they will be limited to what they know.

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Eagle, Idaho is stunning with it’s rolling farmlands and quaint downtown storefronts. If serenity is on your list of wants when looking for a place to build a home, Eagle is a great place to plant your roots. Since Eagle is slightly farther from downtown Boise, there’s a feeling of openness that comes from being away from the big city. Many homeowners in this little place own animals, so it’s possible to find land for horses and cows. In addition, there are many cool events that happen during the year such as Eagle Fun Days- an outdoor event with a parade and vendors, a farmer’s market on Saturdays throughout the summer, and a holiday event with food, music, and fun activities. All of these contribute to a great sense of hometown charm- all

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Boise, Idaho plays host to many events throughout the year, but none of them bring as much magic to the valley than the Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees. This week long affair is an enormous benefit to the community, as every year’s generous donations go directly to supporting the many units within Saint Alphonsus. This year’s proceeds are going to support the neonatal intensive care unit. In one word the Festival is dazzling; a winter wonderland is created as enormous and intricately decorated trees line the ballroom of the Centre on the Grove, and colorful wreaths decorate the walls. All of these donated Christmas trees are raffled off at the start of the festival, and then left on display until the end of the week. The entire spectacle brings

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Football season is here and boy, do Idahoans love their football! Everywhere you turn you can find Bronco gear as far as the eye can see. Even WalMart is in on the fun - supplying diehard fans with the shirts, sweats, and even wig-hats for keeping warm during home games. Blue and orange are the main colors painted all over the Treasure Valley during the fall and throughout much of Idaho. The Boise State Bronco football team has been gaining speed in the last few years with several bowls putting them on the map. Have you ever wondered about what makes fans so loyal to this football team?

Boise State is a team that many other teams strive to be like. It’s a college team that plays at a very high level with high quality player who are being lead

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Renting can be a bit of a drag. Your home is not your own, your landlord smells funny, and you are not allowed to hang up pictures. If this sounds familiar to your situation, then maybe it’s time to look into buying your own place. There are many reasons to look into buying- from decorating to stability and many things in between. Owning may be the perfect solution for your needs.

The experience of renting can be a bit of a gamble because the landlord or apartment complex is in charge of setting the rent price. There is not a guarantee from contract period to the next that your rent will stay the same. Often, apartment managers raise rent prices and either give written notice or have raised rent prices so that signing another contract will

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What is a basement? Is it a place with rooms for guests? Is it a rec room for working out? How about a game room for watching football and playing Settlers of Catan? A basement can be many things. If you are wanting to optimize the space in your basement, why not remodel it into your favorite spot in the house? Many people have done just that, so take inspiration from some of the craziest basement remodels.

One Star Wars fan decided to turn their basement into a game room bar. A lighted pool table sits in the middle of the bar room, which is painted black from floor to ceiling. Tiles of dark grey are polished for maximum reflection while full body costumes of a stormtrooper and the Sith Lord himself- Darth Vader- stand menacingly nearby. Bar

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Every state in our country has its own blend of odd location and street names and Idaho is no exception. In fact, Idaho has quite a few official place names that will shock you— some will have a legitimate and verified back story, others will not. However, we promise that all the names listed below are actual places here in Idaho. So, if you are searching for a place to live in Idaho, you’ll have to consider moving to these streets or cities.



When you are traveling anywhere in Boise, Meridian, or even Nampa, you are sure to come across this famous street. Ustick (pronounced YOU-stick) is a busy street that stretches all the way from the Boise bench out into the city of Nampa. This street got its name from the small township

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Tucked away in the scenic mountain route from Boise to McCall is the charming town of Cascade, Idaho. Located along Highway 55, it’s a town with plenty of kind people and small shops that are frequently passed by on the way to other locations and cabins closer to McCall, and this lovely place sure has a lot to offer - especially a quaint gallery that may be seen right as you pull up to the main drag of Cascade. Red Cabin Gallery may not be large, but it is a must check out art gallery with a lot to offer.

Gallery owner Kathryn Farnworth is a woman with many talents and hobbies. She is well known in the area for her assistance and teaching at the town’s art collective called the Cascade Cultural Arts Center. Through her connections to the Arts

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