Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 4:20pm. 558 Views, 0 Comments.
Idaho is well known for its beautiful vegetation. Whether it be the grey sagebrush of the Snake River plain or the lodge pole pines of the Sawtooth Mountain Range, Idaho’s diverse vegetation holds a place in the hearts of every Idahoan. As entertaining as it is to travel around this great state and visit all of its gorgeous landscapes, however, it would be a great challenge to try to see all of Idaho’s plant life within a reasonable time frame. But do not dismay, the Idaho Botanical Garden center (IBG) has got you covered. Located near downtown Boise, Idaho, this large and ever expanding garden center showcases a wide range of Idaho’s natural plant life in addition to unique plant species from across the world. When cruising the gardens feel…
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:05pm. 711 Views, 0 Comments.
Idaho is famous for its excellent outdoor recreation. In the winter, Idaho mountains provide endless skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports entertainment. In the summer, Idaho is a great place for river-rafting, camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and a myriad of other activities. Perhaps one of the most unique of Idaho’s outdoor features is Bruneau Sand Dunes, a series of giant sand dunes located just 64 miles south of Boise.
Why is there a giant sand dune in the middle of Idaho? Sure, Idaho is pretty dry, but for the most part, sandy deserts are not common here. The dunes in Bruneau Sand Dunes State park are there because sand gets caught in a semi-circular basin.. Wind carries particles of sand into…
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 10:24am. 712 Views, 0 Comments.
As you search for your next home one of the most important items on your to-do list is to take out a mortgage. This is an essential step to purchasing a new home, since most buyers lack a large enough sum of money in their savings account to purchase a home outright. A mortgage, usually carried out in partnership with your bank or a local credit union, allows you to take out a long term loan to pay for your property. But how do you prepare for such a large financial investment? And how do you ensure you get the best deal for you? Here are a few tips that may help you as you prepare to take out a mortgage loan.
You will want to start building credit several months, or even years, before you plan on buying a home or approaching…
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 3:14pm. 1131 Views, 0 Comments.
Who is Moving to Idaho?
In-Migration to Idaho from other States Sorted
by the Number of Relocating Residents in Descending Order:
|State||Total Migration to Idaho (2009-2010 Internal Revenue Service Data)|
|13) North Carolina||812|
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 2:48pm. 316 Views, 0 Comments.
You have just moved into your new home. All of your stuff is packed into boxes of all different sizes and shapes, standing awkwardly in the center of your living room. The rest of the rooms are empty and, with a few exceptions, completely devoid of color, design, and the “you” element that turns this new-to-you house into a home. So, what do you do? This whole decorating idea is intimidating. Take a step back, though, and take stock of the beautiful opportunity you have before you. See, in this case, you get to sidestep the organizational disaster of tearing down your old decorations. You have effectively taken the re- out of redecorating. Think of it as a blank slate, a fresh start to make the place entirely your own. When looking for blank…
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 3:51pm. 3295 Views, 0 Comments.
When you're treading the real estate market in search of your perfect home, there's something you should keep in mind that many buyers forget to consider. An often overlooked factor at the time of purchase is the home's future resale value. It does make sense that many home buyers may forget to consider resale value when they buy... buyers are focusing their time and attention on how the home will suit their needs while living there. By ensuring that you purchase a home with good resale value, though, you'll be saving yourself potential problems later. According to the National Association of Realtors, choosing a home should also be approached as a business decision.
The NAR points out that there are many things to consider before purchasing a…
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 12:00pm. 412 Views, 0 Comments.
Owning your own home is a major commitment, and involves more than just relaxing weekends or nights spent in front of the fireplace. Your castle, no matter how perfect and new, is subject to the gradual breakdown of repeated use. It requires daily upkeep and maintenance to keep it in the perfect running order it was the day you bought it. Part of being a homeowner is making occasional repairs, and even if you aren't one of those die hard do-it-yourself types, there are a few jobs around the house that don't have to be done by a professional to get done correctly. Increase your know how and get to saving money by taking on these five do-it-yourself and home maintenance projects.
So, in the art of basic upkeep, we'll begin with…
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 4:23pm. 229 Views, 0 Comments.
You've come so far. You've battled your way through the rigor of finding your perfect home and now you're ready to turn that dream of home ownership into a reality. But there's one thing your new house doesn't come with. An instruction manual. Nevertheless, you have the keys to your castle and you're excited to move forward!
You've got the change of address sent off to the USPS, you're packed, you've got the rental truck, and you've even priced out movers to help with the big stuff. But what else is there? Here, we've compiled a nifty little list of all the small (and some big) things that may not occur to you as you're waist deep in the challenge of moving.
Of course, if you're moving into a brand new home, you probably won't have to do…
Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 12:27pm. 714 Views, 0 Comments.
You have finally reached the decision to sell your home. Step one - check! Now that you have that resolution in your mind, you can start the selling process. But before the fliers, the listings, the open house, the contract, and the closing, you need to set the price of your home. Your Realtor can help with the Comparative Market Analysis to assign an initial value to your home before it goes on the market.
After a buyer has expressed interest in your home and a purchase offer has been issued, the mortgage lender will send a licensed appraiser to your home to assess your homes value. This critical analysis is used to set the value of your home based on location, condition, footage, and other features. Here are a few things you can do to ensure…
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 3:09pm. 225 Views, 0 Comments.
The crashing roar of a massive waterfall is a seldom heard sound in most regions of the United States. You may be familiar with the gurgle of a small stream, or the uneven beating of a river as it gathers strength down a mountainside. Perhaps your experience with waterfalls is limited to the faucet in your kitchen. If you have a hankering to visit some of the largest waterfalls in the nation, look no further than good old Idaho. Even though Idaho is a high desert, it sports one of the largest waterfalls in the United States. So pack your bags and jump in your car to come and see Shoshone Falls.
Where is It?
Shoshone Falls is located in southern Idaho, literally right outside the city of Twin Falls. This city is a slight diversion from Interstate…