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April 2017

Found 8 blog entries for April 2017.



There are fun things to do Idaho’s Treasure Valley throughout the entire year. From biking down the Green Belt in the spring to sliding down a waterslide at Roaring Springs in the summer and skiing at Bogus Basin in the winter. There is far too much to write down everything you could possibly do in the Boise area, so here are a few crowd favorites to check out when in the Treasure Valley:

During the Winter

Bogus Basin has fun for all ages and difficulties, and for any budget. Whether you’re a skier who wants a little adventure, or a beginner at the Bunny Slope, there’s plenty to do up there. If you want to have some fun in the snow without the pricey adventure of skiing, Bogus Basin also offers tubing fun and sledding.

In the Summer

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Buying a home consists of numerous payments. From down payments to recurring costs over time, and not to mention any renovations or changes that may need to be made, it can add up to quite a large sum of cash. However, although it’s quite pricey to buy a home, if you do it right and know ways to save here and there, you will end up keeping more money in your pocket than if you just went in unknowing. For good tips on how to save money when purchasing a house, check out the following list of money-saving techniques:

*Think ahead. If you start saving and thinking ahead of time—well before you are actually searching for houses to buy—you will come out on top. Start saving for a down payment. Down payments are typically 10%, but the more you put down

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The phrase “For Sale By Owner” is something most of us have heard but not a lot of us really understand. When it comes to houses on the market, what does it really mean to the buyer and seller for a house to be “For Sale By Owner” (also referred to as FSBO)? On the surface, the difference is simple: when a house is FSBO, there is no listing agent associated with the house and its selling process. That’s right—the seller is their own agent. This seems like it could be either really beneficial or really awful, right? Well, when done correctly, it can be an amazing path to take. However, it’s not the path for everyone.

If a person were to sell his or her house without a listing agent, he or she would need to be familiar with the housing market

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Idaho City is a rich slice of history embedded in the heart of Idaho. There is so much to check out in this little town, and so much to experience. From tours to museums, to saloons and ice cream parlors, Idaho City has a great assortment of activities to offer you the opportunity to experience Idaho how it was back in the 1860s.


The history of Idaho City is a lively one—it definitely puts the “wild” in “Wild West.” In 1862, the city was an active frontier of quick draws and saloons, bursting with business and booming with life. Due to the Boise Basin containing over $250,000,000 worth of gold, which was found at that time, thousands flocked to the area to find some gold of their own. Idaho City became a huge city in the Northwest,

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Table Rock- Table rock is a 3.8-mile loop trail that features beautiful native wildflowers and is located in the foothills in Boise, Idaho. This trail is open to the public from March until November, dogs are also allowed but they need to be on a leash. The trail may be for people who want to walk, stroll, run, mountain biking and horseback riding. Make sure to wear sunscreen and bring water, because there is little to no shade as well as no water sources. The hike takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to hike to the top, there are 5 trails you can hike up and back down. The hike starts behind the old state penitentiary, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and once you get to the top an amazing view of Treasure valley. This is a beautiful hike, with the

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It’s no secret that Idaho has a wealth of beautiful scenery, stunning hikes, and pretty rivers. For anyone who is considering visiting or moving to the Boise area, or even for those who already live in the Treasure Valley and are interested in checking out new sites, we’ve compiled a list of a few awesome places that will help people get in touch with nature.

The Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center is a great place to visit for those who are interested in seeing how fish and other wildlife live and thrive in Idaho. StreamWalks can lead guests on a fun adventure through the Nature Center. Open from dawn to dusk, the StreamWalk will cut a path through many areas of the park. Educational as well as entertaining, visitors will learn about the plants

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Having an open house is a great way to interest possible clients in the home or homes you hold an open house in. Open houses are a way to show the public the inside of the home, the amenities it comes with, and gives the interested parties a chance to imagine where they would put furniture if they were to move in themselves.

When choosing the open house date, choose weekends where you and prospective buyers usually have more time. Have your open house a few times, at the same times within the month. For example, have your open house Sunday from 3 pm - 6 pm, for the month of April. So that people who are thinking about visiting your home can come see it for the first time, or the second, or third time, to make a decision. Remember to review the

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Taking a home from old school to modern is something that a lot of homeowners want to do this year and there are fewer times like the present to make that happen. 2017, like all the years before it, has promised to bring about many new improvements for homeowners, but which ones will make your house the most chic and functional? This year, let’s take advantage of all the awesome new innovations and gadgets on the market and make your home as modern as we can.

Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home

Smart technology is not a new concept. There are numerous smart devices out there nowadays. However, the real crime is that, even with all this technology, we still haven’t seen it get fully integrated into a plentitude of homes. Yes, sure, there are a

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