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This is the public Blog of Debbie Holmes. Real estate agent extraordinaire, with scientific training (which makes me very good at analysis). I have three boys. One going who just graduated law school and two in graduate school. I am one lucky mom!
Yesterday I decided to go to the master gardeners plant sale. It is a lot of fun with a lot of plants at nice prices and lots of advice to be had. I arrived just before 9 and raced in with the rest of the people. Each area had experts to tell you how to do things. The first thing that caught my ...
 On Sunday I received a lead.  It was from a young man who wanted to buy some land between Boise and Mountain Home.  This cool development has large lots (1.5 acre seems to be the average).  The really cool thing about this development is that it has a private airport attached to it.  You become ...
I have been a Realtor since 2006.  I have seen good times and bad times.  To tell you the truth I actually did better in the bad times.  I cut my teeth on the foreclosure crisis.  When times are good there are more of us Realtors and my clients have harder times buying homes. I know as a an exper...
My listing has been live for 2 days now!.  I have an open house coming up today and tomorrow.  I own this wonderful old home.    My agency has a wonderful marketing package that make my work much more professional and easier.  One of the things is the idea of inviting the neighbors to the open ho...
  Yesterday was a busy day.  Since the listing I have been getting up at 5 AM.   I have been trying to get a refugee family approved for a mortgage for a few weeks.  I think they would have qualified last year but the prices are up.  The first problem is the language barrier.   The best English s...
04/09/2021 Beautiful home in the Steunenberg historic district. Relax on your wrap around front porch, your balcony or your deck in the back yard. Original hardwood floors, huge newer windows and high ceilings. All the charm of yesterye...
  Sometimes people ask me why I am with a regular broker.  I could make so much more money with a $500 transaction fee.   I tell them that I feel that I get value for my split.  I get great tools and advice.  I have transaction coordinators and a team that make my job easier. I have people who ho...
For months I have been getting 1408 Dearborn in Caldwell, ID ready for listing.  On Friday I put it in coming soon.  I am so proud of our work.  I own this home and have owned it since 2008.   I closed on it on January 31, 2008.  I was going to flip it.   I still own it.   I haven't tried to sell...
On November 1, 2020 I started feeling bad.  I was really tired and feverish.   Since my work crew often did not mask I was a bit worried.    I arranged to get a Covid test.  It was positive.  At first it wasn't too bad.  I had a virtual doctor appointment and hid in my bedroom.  I kicked my husb...
 About 3 years ago I saw a cool piece of property on the Meridian/Nampa border.  It was 6 acres.    It had a cool hand built log cabin and a shop.    The zoning was bad.  Only 1 house every 5 acres When I called Ada county they told me in it was in the jurisdiction of the city of Meridian.   The ...

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This is a blog about all things real estate (and a few extras). I blog about my buyers, sellers, listings, short sales, the real estate market. I am internet savvy and am trying to learn more skills. I like blogging because I get to share information with other real estate professionals and my clients. I can find you a great home in the Treasure Valley. I was the Democratic Nominee for CD2, Idaho for the US Congress. I have two website: