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Monday, December 23, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Keep Your Indoor Plants Alive This Winter

Wintertime is resting time for your plants and doing too much may end up in killing them instead. Here are some tips on how to keep your indoor plants alive this winter season!

1. Water less frequently - depending on the pot size, soil, light, and heat in your home, you can cut back on watering your plants since the soil won’t be drying out as fast. Typically, you can get away with watering your houseplants every 2-3 weeks.

2. Use less water - when you do water your plants, cut back on the amount of water you use a ...

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Monday, December 16, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Why You Should Buy a Home This Winter

1. Fewer buyers = less competition. Spring and summer are the most popular times in real estate - which is exactly why wintertime is the best time to buy a home. During the holidays and cold winter months, there tend to be less interested buyers out on the hunt and this is something that potential buyers should take advantage of. Since there are more homes on the market than buyers, sellers become more serious in wanting to sell their home which winter buyers can use to their advantage. There will be no or less competition that you will have to outbid, you will have more negotiating power and all-in-all, will have ...

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Monday, December 9, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Ski Season in Boise

It’s finally that time of the year - ski season is upon us! A popular winter pastime to the locals, skiing, and snowboarding has been greatly waited upon. Here are the opening dates for ski resorts around the area. Get your gear ready to hit the slopes!

Bogus Basin
Having limited openings since Thanksgiving, full 7-day operations began Saturday, December 7th! All runs and lifts will be open as conditions will allow and weather permits.
Sun Valley
Opened for the season on Thanksgiving Day, the mountain received lots of snow and allowed for top-to-bottom skiing. Sun Valley is ready for you! The five lifts ready to turn are River Run, Lookout Express, Christmas, Roundhouse Gondola, and Kinderspielplatz. The ten runs that will be open are Upper College, Lower College, 42nd Street, Lower River Run, Mid River Run, Lower Canyon, Roundhouse Slope, Sunset Strip, Roundhouse lane and Kinderspielplatz. Depending on snow and weather conditions, more trails might be added and on Fri ...

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Monday, December 2, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Boise Market Report Trends

According to the Boise Regional Realtors Market Report, we can report that Boise has seen some notable changes this past fall compared to last year.
In Ada County, the median sales price of single-family homes has gone up 9.5%, year-over-year. Prices now sit at a $352,000 median and with 999 homes sold in October, which is over 2.8% more than last year even though inventory is down 9.2%. Average days on the market in Ada County are around 35 days which is fairly healthy.
Taking a look at Elmore County, the numbers are slightly different. Average Days on the market is at a region low of 23 days, which is 46.5% less than last year - homes are going a lot faster here! Inventory is 6.8% lower than year-over-year but rolling 12-month median sales prices sit at $194,225. Finally, Elmore County has seen 10.4% more homes have been sold since last year.
Lastly, looking at Gem County single-family home statistics this past October, there has been quite a change year-over-year. Rolling 12-mont ...

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Monday, November 25, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Selling During the Holidays

It is commonly known that springtime is the busiest time in real estate. It’s an ideal time to move and there are plenty of options on the market for buyers to choose from. However, as a seller, there are very good reasons why selling your home during the holiday season may be better for you.
Buyers are more serious. If a buyer is on the hunt for a house during the holidays, they are no doubt going to be serious about buying your home. Spending their time going to open houses around Thanksgiving and Christmas is them using their precious time to find a home and a clear plan to buy. Fortunately for the seller, this can mean a quicker sales time and fewer days on the market.
Less inventory. If your home is listed around the holidays, chances are there is not a lot of competition around it. Since there is less competition, you can have a higher asking price and potentially sell quicker than if you were to list in the springtime. Sellers often have more say and command during the h ...

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