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Monday, August 05, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Treasure Valley Dog Island Grand Opening

On July 30th, Boise just became even more dog-friendly than it was before! Thanks to donations from the group Together Treasure Valley and the Harry W. Morrison Foundation, a brand new Dog Island has opened at Ann Morrison Park!
Boiseans love their four-legged children and the opening of this amazing new park is a great way to show our dogs our love and appreciation. It is a place for them to be able to run around and play off-leash, surrounded by beautiful nature and amenities.
Located in the southwest corner of Ann Morrison Park, the site includes a 5.4-acre active dog area, a fenced-in area for the “shy dogs” and a pond that has been dredged and cleaned, for dogs to swim and play in. For the owner's comfort, two picnic shelters have been installed and nine park benches are installed throughout the park.
Dog owners know the importance that playtime is for our beloved pets. Being able to play and run off-leash and to swim a few laps in the pond is a dog’s ultimate ...

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Monday, July 29, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Things to Remember When Investing in Real Estate

Real Estate investing is a smart way to invest your money, especially in the up and coming Boise area. Our city is continually growing and recognized as one of the most ideal cities to be living in, in the country. While it is smart to start investing your hard-earned money into real estate, it is important that you take your time researching your market before you start investing your money.
Here are some tips you should take into consideration when you are getting started in real estate investing.
- In order to find yourself in a profitable investment, start with the basics of finding a property that is lower cost so that you can make a profit when you sell high. However, you cannot go looking around for the lowest priced property and believe it is going to make you a profit. You still need to consider important factors like the location of the property. This is where it is key to do your research and to have an agent by your side. The smartest places to invest your time and money ...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Create a Herb Garden

Some things are better fresh and homemade (and with a little dirt between your fingers) which is why we want to share with you the steps to creating your own little herb garden! Having the ability to go to your backyard or patio and pluck some fresh herbs f ...

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Monday, July 22, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Idaho: The Top State for Homeowners

For the second year in a row, our beloved state of Idaho ranked as the country’s best state for homeowners in SmartAsset, a financial technology company’s annual analysis.
Their analysis consists of the following nine metrics in order to determine the best states for homeowners: average price per square foot, the one-year percentage change in value per square foot, median-value-to-median-income ratio, foreclosures per 10,000 homes, average effective property tax rate, median annual property taxes, average closing costs, average homeowners insurance and the burglary rate. 
The statistics indicated that the state of Idaho is becoming more attractive and desirable to new residents. Price per square foot saw an increase of 12.12% from 2017 to 2018 and median property taxes were sitting only at $1,408. 
Why does an analysis like this matter? Because homeownership is an important milestone and investment in your life. While you may not have thought much about relocat ...

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