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Fri Apr 28, 2017
salah h utbi asked:
Fri Nov 25, 2016
Brian.soucy2 answered:
My name is Brian Soucy. My team at City of Trees Real Estate work with out of town clients all the time. We will also do city tours and help you get acclimated to your possible new home. Give me a call at 208-841-0399. You can see details about our team at ... more
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Brent Hanson answered:
Here are a few gift ideas for different scenarios.

For the referrals, less than $5 value:
Starbucks, carwash, itunes card, Ice cream, quote books (amazon .com has tons of stuff), magnifying glass mirrors, any small trinket I can find! Lotto tix

For the rotating gift of top 40 every past clients 3 months (approx.)
Leather passport holder , luggage tags (, books, magazine subscriptions, anything that relates to their interests

Random giveaways:]
Cups with logo, book (think/grow rich) with my name on it.
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Sat Nov 22, 2014
Kristin Sherman answered:
Hi Steve! Micron's jobs and success affects our homes values in Boise, especially in SE Boise. Are you located in SE Boise? Right now, homes near Micron are popping up like crazy and prices are climbing over there! SE Boise is a coveted location. Right now, Micron is having a positive impact on the market! :) ... more
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Jim Paulson answered:
Even though this question was asked a long time ago, it is still a relevant question. In the Boise area, there are very few independently buildable lots but they are out there. Most major builders develop out their own subdivisions or partner up to control an entire subdivision.

Occasionally, there are odd lots available.

In our area, most builders work through the real estate community and will not sell a home direct to the consumer since they want the Realtors to help through the process.

Most of the online public portals for real estate are based on houses, not lots. Therefore, team up with Realtor that has closed homes with a large number of builders in the valley so you can gain from their experience.

Hope this helps!
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Mon Oct 13, 2014
Steve Hensley answered:
If you are not financially well off and actually have to work for a living, you will find Boise to be a very frustrating place to live.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Chris Todd answered:
I have a duplex in Boise and two single family homes in Nampa that accept doggies. Check out our webpage

Thank you
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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Tia Adams answered:
I loved the South End! Actually it is very up and coming and my personal opinion its better than the North End.

Tia Adams - Realtor ABR CNE
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43 North
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
April Florczyk answered:
This house is actually located in an area pretty far away from Boise State University. If you are looking for an investment property or to live there while you attend BSU, there are several other neighborhoods that would appeal to a larger number of buyers. This is something you should keep in mind as eventually you will want to sell it. I specialize in the East End of Boise and would be happy to make some great recommendations for you. I'm not in business to make a quick sale, real estate is a long term investment and you want to put your hard earned money in a home that will offer you long term gains. Visit my website or feel free to call or text me. 208-724-6968 my email address is ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Michael Edgar answered:
Hi Corinne,

My name is Michael Edgar and 10 years ago, I Bailed To Boise. My wife and I moved from Southern California in search of a better life.

I have spent the last 10 years helping Californian's relocate to Boise, Idaho.

It's difficult considering moving to an area you may know nothing about, but that is where I come in. What we offer is a VIP tour of the Boise Idaho area and surrounding cities. Yes, I am a real estate agent, and yes, I like to show homes to prospective clients. However, I absolutely love to tour people around my great city and area that I call home. We can take a weekend or a few days during the week and I will tour you around the entire city for free, or If you have questions and need a little advise, I am sure I can help.

If you would like to talk or schedule a visit give my assistant Dustin a call today at 208-965-3036. He can set up a time.

Talk to you soon.....
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Jeff Minner answered:
It really depends on so many variables.
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Jim Paulson answered:
I realize this was older post about safe areas of Boise; however I am including a link below to the Boise Police departments crime statistics. That should be the best source of current data anyone wanting to know about crime in Boise.

Hope that helps!

Jim Paulson
Owner / Broker
Progressive Realty Corporation
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Sharon Walker answered:
I was out of town when your question came across on Trulia but I still wanted to answer. The nearest Costco from the property on Paint Drive is a few miles away as others have stated. It would probably take you around 20 minutes driving time to get from the property to the Costco. If you were to go South on Eagle Rd. to the interstate and then East on the interstate to the Cole Rd. exit you could avoid some of the traffic lights and stop signs. There is really not too much in Boise that is difficult to get to as opposed to other larger cities around us.
If you didn't want to go to Boise for the Costco, there is one not too much farther out in Nampa but it would take longer to get there even if you used the interstate.
If you would like further information on this property or other property and their proximity to the local Costcos, please let me know and I will get that information out to you.
Thank you for your time.
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
Nearbythis answered:
Cotton Wood Grille
PF Changs
and The Pita Pit to name a few.
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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Jim Paulson answered:
I had to look back at this question to see how accurate the responses were. Unfortunately, there were only two responses! One was from California and the other company doesn't appear to be in business any more.

The correct answer back then and still it today is "it depends"! You first have to define what your expectations are of ROI! Is it cash on cash, leveraged, pre or post tax, etc.

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Tue Jun 1, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Some very good advice below.

A few additional thoughts:

Get a good home stager to come in an give you a detailed report. It'll probably cost $250-$350, but it'll be well worth it. A stager can tell you (1) what changes are most desirable, and (2) which changes would be most cost-effective. For example, while a new stove might be an improvement, perhaps there are far more effective things you can do with $600. And a home stager could address the issue of the accent wall. As a side note, Sandra's tips are excellent, but--as you'll see from reading through them--some of them really require the expertise of a stager to make work.

Get a new CMA. Know what the current comps are. And then actually take a look at your competition--homes that are active and that potential buyers will view at the same time they're looking at yours. You obviously want to be perceived as the best value, and that's a combination of price and appearance/condition. So--scout your competition.

And as you've learned by now--maybe others reading your question and these responses will realize--feedback from other agents has limited value. My experience has been that if you manage to get feedback at all, it's usually quite positive. The reason: People, particularly agents, don't like to say bad things, even about other listings. So they'll search around for something--anything--positive to say. And in your case, at best your home does show well. But the agents, searching for something good to say, said "Shows beautifully" rather than "Overpriced by $20,000." Or perhaps "bad neighborhood." Or perhaps "you can hear that highway noise through the home." Or whatever other drawbacks there might be. Even a lot of listing agents are reluctant to be frank with their clients.

So--hope that helps.
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