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Boise is an outdoor city, there is no getting around that, but there are few outdoor activities that Boise, and Treasure Valley residents, love more than the Boise Greenbelt. The Boise Greenbelt holds a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors and has been a popular place to go for almost 50 years now (as of 2017). Our hope today, with this article, is to help those who don’t know much about the Greenbelt whether they are new residents, visitors, soon to be residents or even longtime residents of the area that just haven’t had the time to check it out. Boise and the Treasure Valley would not be as wonderful a place as it is without the wonderful Greenbelt. So, be sure to check it out for yourself.

What is the Greenbelt and why do

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Some people have the gift of a golden thumb—one who is great at doing what others feel is the impossible. For instance, most people don’t have all that is required to fix up a home without training, knowledge, and the physical capacity to do all that taxing manual labor. However, some people are great at it, and enjoy it to boot. For those people with the knack for fixing and building, buying homes to fix and sell is a profitable business.

Before you give up because you don’t have any prior experience in fixing up and selling homes, stop for a moment and think of the possibilities and financial opportunities that come with this job. You may not even have to be the one to do the manual labor. Intrigued? Check out the following list of things to

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During the warmer days of the year, it can be nice to take a dip in a pool. Many who live in warmer climates have pools built into their backyards while other areas may see a home with a pool less frequently. Pools can be really beneficial depending on the person who owns the home, but what about buyer who come across a home with a pool? Well, there are many things to consider when deciding whether the home is a good choice, but this article will focus on the pros, cons, and what goes into keeping a pool functional.

To start, there are many different types of inground pools and while most function in similar ways, the upkeep and potential for emergency fixes can be very different. If a home with a pool is on the docket for potential buys, it

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When it’s time to move there are a lot of things to do as well as a lot of decisions that have to be made. Amongst all these decisions, the one that seems to be avoided most frequently is whether you should live in a single-family home or a multi-family unit. Of all the multi-family units you can choose from, the ones you will see the most on the market are townhouses, duplexes, condominiums, and apartments. They are each different in their own way with nuanced differences that can dramatically affect the way of life of those who choose to live there. But what are these differences and what are the pros and cons of living in one of these multi-family units?

The Townhouse

Townhouses are very closely related to duplexes, but they are a bit

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Buying a home is a big step in everyone’s life. The need for shelter as a human being is strong, but you aren’t just buying shelter when you sign those papers. Homes are a place where you can find protection from the physical threats that are out there as well as the emotional ones as well. They are a place where you can make memories, a place where you can feel safe, and a place that you can all your own. Unfortunately, though, homes are not indestructible. There are forces in this world that can do both major and minor damage to your home without much warning, so it is best to be ready for when they hit. While there is no way to prevent a disaster, there are some ways that you can increase your home’s chances of surviving. There are no

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It’s important to have a good credit score these days. In the modern world, credit scores have become even more important, as every financial decision you make is recorded and poured into your credit score. Something that needs to be done to help people out is education on the matter; many people don’t know what their credit score is, why it’s important, what goes into it, or how to raise it. Well, for starters, let’s cover a few facts about credit scores:

*What is a credit score exactly? It’s your track record; it shows how reliable you are financially. It’s important—possibly critical, as having a low credit score could cause you hardships and become the obstacle that stands in your way when you want to do something like refinancing a home or

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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.

Torches

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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