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May 2017

Found 6 blog entries for May 2017.


So you’ve finally done it, you’ve finished your deck. Now your backyard has a designated space for rest, relaxation, or recreation. But now, what to do next? What kind of accessories and additions will take your deck to the next level? Well, look no further. Here are 10 cool deck ideas that will make your deck the talk of the town and your new favorite place to hang out.


Lighting is very important for an outdoor recreational area. You can achieve this in many ways, but there are few things as awesome as some torches. Now, when we say torches, these can be open flame torches or just electric lights in the shape of a torch. Whatever you are comfortable with is the best. Now, there are plenty of different torch styles, all of which have a

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When you buy a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, you will indefinitely need a credit score and a good one at that. The credit score is a vital part of the home buying process, yet there are many people, especially those who are buying their first home, that don't know what it is and why it is important. If this has ever caused you to wonder, then you are in the right place. Today we are going to give you a basic understanding of what a credit score is, why it’s important. Please consider however that this is only a basic lesson. There are more things to know about credit scores that we don’t have the time to explain today. Make sure you talk with a professional such as a lender or a loan officer at a bank for more information.

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Looking for some summer fun in Boise during the warm months? There is so much to do, including taking part in the fun that surrounds the Boise River and Greenbelt. If you like floating rivers and soaking up sunrays, then you will enjoy having fun on a tube on the river. However, if you’re more of a dry land lover, the Boise Greenbelt that winds around the river has fun paths to stroll, hike or bike down as well. Whatever it is you like to do, you are sure to find something to do on the Boise River or Greenbelt this summer. Check out the following list of fun activities and find the ones that are best for you:

Floating the River

Ah, those warm summer days with the cool breeze bouncing off the water. Floating down the Boise River allows a

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When you’re getting ready for your home appraisal, it’s normal to feel nervous. What are the appraisers going to look for? What are they going to check? Is there something I am able to do to help things go well? These are just a few of the things that may enter your mind when getting ready. The scariest part of any new adventure is the unknown. Calm your mind by learning what exactly the home appraiser will check for when looking at your home. The following is a list of what home appraisers check at an appraisal:

They will look at your amenities. The home appraiser will look at the features in your home. Does your home have air conditioning and central heating? What types of air and heating does your home contain? What appliances do you have

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“Idaho”, the name brings to mind images of towering pine trees, placid lakes, and delicious potatoes and … is that it? No, that can’t be it because there is much more to do there, we can’t just stop at lakes, potatoes, and pine trees; while these are wonderful, they do not represent Idaho completely. You see, Idaho is a very interesting place with tons of fascinating factoids scattered through its culture and history. Today, we are going to share with you 14 of these fun facts about the great potato state and by the time you are done reading, you are not only going to know more about this state, but you’ll be all the more desperate to come and explore it for yourself.

The State Bird of Idaho is the Mountain Bluebird

While birds of all kinds

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Regardless of where you live, what type of home you live in, and how long you’ve been living in a place, utilities are always a necessity begging to be paid. If you are late or don’t make a payment, suddenly all of the conveniences of modern day living cease to be. Many people - both renters and homeowners alike- become frustrated by the change of seasons and the random spikes in utility bills and wonder what ways they can save money monthly. Well, we are here to give you a few tips about ways to keep from sticker shock every time the electrical company sends a bill your way.

First, let’s cover some of the minor changes you can make to your home or apartment. There are simple tips that allow for a potentially big change, especially for those on

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