Boise Idaho Real Estate

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As human beings, we need a place to live. It is one of those things that provides us security: shelter. However, buying a home is a bit more than just buying a roof and some walls. Your home holds all your things, it is place where you can feel safe, and it’s a place to belong. Not to mention it is a refuge from emotional, social, and workplace stresses. However, though they shelter us, the homeowner, they cannot weather all things. There are many ways that a house can get damaged, the most drastic of which come from disasters (both natural and unnatural). For the most part, you can’t do anything to prevent a disaster from happening, but you can do a few things to prepare in case of one. These preparations may not protect your home completely



Buying your first home can be an exhilarating time in life. There are many reasons why people buy their home and becoming a first-time buyer doesn’t always fall on the same demographic of people. Whether you’ve been renting for years or are stepping out on your own for the first time in general, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help prepare you for a smooth transition into home ownership.

Some things that may get lost in the excitement of signing closing papers and picking up the keys to your new digs include smaller furnishings. Now, there are certainly things that everyone expects to have to supply in their home, and some are even blessed to have certain appliances left behind or sold with the home by its previous tenants such as



A person’s home is their castle, as it is said, and with that level of respect comes the need for the coolest and newest home innovations out there. Each year technology and engineering provides us with many new and awesome innovations; which ones do you need in your home in 2017 though? Well, here we have a list of different products that are not necessarily new to homeowners, but they have not necessarily caught on just yet making them still very new and very cutting edge in our current culture.

Smart Tech

Over the past few years, Smart Tech has become the go-to thing in home innovation. Whether it is for entertainment or security or everything in between, Smart Tech will find a way to make your life easier. The purpose behind Smart Tech



For most people, if they have done anything in the wide world of real estate, have most likely heard about appraisals. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a home, selling a home, or just checking out the market, you are going to come across this concept. It is one that has great bearing on the real estate market, one that can literally change the outcome of almost any real estate deal. You may find yourself in a situation where an appraisal will come back and do good by you, but then you will also find times when the appraisal can completely alter your plans.

Appraisals, what are they?

When you hear the word appraisal in any industry outside of real estate, you usually think that something’s value is being assessed. Well, in real estate, it



It’s fun to get a new home, and it’s also fun to have a home to call your own for a lifetime. Your home is part of your heart, and as such a vital vessel in your life, proper maintenance is crucial. Keeping up with home maintenance is so much easier than putting it all off, and when you put it off you could possibly be ignoring a problem that lies under the surface. To avoid any headaches in your future due to something preventable happening in your home, here are a number of tips to keep you on top of your home maintenance responsibilities:


*Bedrooms are pretty easy to stay on top of as long as you keep the carpets clean and the windows nice and tight. It’s important in each room of your home, including the bedrooms in your home,



Home Inspections can seem scary. Just the two words combined can cause one’s chest to tighten. So much to do, so much to get done, where do I start? These thoughts may race through your mind as you start to panic. However, home inspections don’t have to be anxiety-inducing. As a matter of fact, they don’t have to be bad at all. Before you have a home inspector come and look at your home, just be sure to check on everything to make sure things are in tip top shape before the inspection. It’s best to be able to keep on top of things year-round, though, so even if you aren’t anticipating a home inspection any time soon, the following checklist will help aid you in your efforts to keep a healthy home and receive a happy “pass” in your home inspection




We have all noticed or come across the houses around town that is for sale by owner. This means that this person is selling the home without a listing agent from a property management. One thing to understand, either way you sell your home, is the fair housing act. This act states that you cannot refuse to sell or rent a home to a person based upon race, religion, family status or sex. What this means in the selling of the home is that you cannot say that this is a good home because the home is near a certain school. The basic parts of selling any home or property are broken down into 5 simple parts.

One, pricing your home accurately, this can depend on where you live and what other people are pricing their homes at in your neighborhood. Two,



For most of us, we like when our homes are well lit. It makes them more functional, more inviting, and homier. Not to mention it gives the home brighter atmosphere as well. However, not many people are up to hiring an electrician to wire up new lights if the rooms in your home aren’t as bright as one would like. So, that leaves quite a few people in a conundrum: How can I brighten up my home without new light fixtures? Well, that is the question we are going to endeavor to answer today. Below we have a few ideas for lightening up a room without the need to hire an electrician.

Better bulbs

The first thing you should think about when trying to make your home seem brighter is buying better bulbs. Nowadays there are almost thousands of options




Idaho is a very open and rural state. There are many places, even in the city, where standard single family homes will come with a lot of acreage. This is thanks to Idaho’s agricultural heritage. When Idaho was first settled, it was much like the other western states: open farms and ranches. This, coupled with the fact that there was no reason that Idahoans (especially those in the Snake River Plain) to build up to expand, but could easily expand their city outwards into the wild, has made it so that land is relatively inexpensive and almost a staple of Idaho life. It is quite common to find even new construction homes to have some extra acreage. Today we would like to give the new home owner a few ideas of how the could use their acreage. There



For some people getting a house ready to sell can be difficult—especially if their home isn’t exactly brand new. It is an unfortunate fact. Even though there are plenty of people looking for older homes instead of building new ones or buying ones that have only been around for under 5 years it can still be a struggle to sell an older home. However, there are some things that a person can do, if they are trying to sell an older home, to make the process easier on themselves and make the entire home just a bit more sellable.

So, let’s take this scenario: you live in a 20-year-old home and you are ready to sell it and move to a bigger house. However, it isn’t in the best condition. What can you do to increase the home’s chance of being sold