debbie holmes: Madhuban for great Indian food in Boise! - 08/30/16 07:53 AM
Today I went to Madhuban - Authentic Indian Cusine
6930 W State St
Boise, ID 83714
Tel: (208) 853-8215
Fax: (208) 853 2738
They have a wonderful lunch buffet 7 days a week.  They serve dinner but I seem to go to lunch there.  The food is great.  Lots of choices for vegetarians and meat eaters.   On weekends they have even more choices.  If you like Indian food and live in Boise you should try this restaurant!
Just one of the many reasons to come to Boise!  I love living here!  You will too!  Give me a call  at 208-7610-2551!

debbie holmes: The Spirit of Boise Balloon festival! - 08/29/16 02:43 AM
 Every year since 1991 we have had the Spirit of Boise Balloon festival!
It is a wonderful event where lots of balloonists from all over the country come and launch balloons from our own Ann Morrison Park.
I arrived in 1991 and I go every year.  From when the children were little to now that they are adults.   This year the festival starts on August 31 (tether day - so the kids can go up in tethered balloons) through September 4.   You just show up at Ann Morrison Park (or any place that has a good view of the park).  You can be amongst the … (4 comments)

debbie holmes: My trip to the Western Idaho Fair! - 08/25/16 09:31 AM
It's that time of year!  Time for the Western Idaho Fair.
The fair continues until Sunday!  It opens at 12 noon every day.   Yesterday with a nice cool day ahead I went to the fair with my step mom.   There is everything you expect at the fair.   There is rides, games, salespeople, animals, exhibits, politicians, community service booths, tractors.   Lots of different types of fair food.   I bought the Carmel corn.   Here are some pictures of the fair!
There are the contests about vegetables, flowers, horses, chickens, etc.   Lots of 4 H stuff here.  We also have future farmers … (0 comments)

debbie holmes: The Capital City Farmer's Market - 08/11/16 12:38 AM
Every Saturday we have the Capital City Farmers Market!
People come and get food, plants and artwork!  We have local artist preform.   There is over 150 vendors that occupy four city blocks. 
You can get hormone free meats, artisan cheeses, organic vegetables, handmade soaps, interesting
jellies.  All sorts of cooked food items.  At least half the vendors are local artists.   It is a great way to buy unique items and support local people.  
Come one, come all to the Capital City Farmer's Market.  It runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM so come spend Saturday morning in downtown Boise.
Call me if you … (0 comments)

debbie holmes: 532 E Pasacana, Meridian, Idaho 83646 From Gold Key - 08/09/16 01:28 AM

 Offered at: $374,900.00
City: Meridian
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.50
Garage: 5
Sq Ft: 3101
Lot Size: 0.24 Acres
MLS No: 98603837

$15,000 Reduction in Price! This home is in pristine condition and designed to impress as you enter through the front door. The great room flows into the gourmet kitchen and the custom tile work that connects both rooms contrasts beautifully with the granite counters. The double oven & gas cook top give the kitchen an impressive feel. The over sized master suite will pamper you with the comfort of luxury. When entering the garage you will notice the added upstairs … (4 comments)

debbie holmes: Analysis of 69 solds in boise less then $200,000. - 08/08/16 08:48 AM
69 homes have closed in Boise that was listed less then 3 months ago below $200,000.  This is truly a sellers market with the average days on the market 7 days  before marked pending.   The sellers are averaging 99.6% of there list price.  22 of these 69 homes sold above list price.  29 of these homes sold below list price.  This means we have a lot market with low inventory.  The homes that sold for less were usually less expensive homes with probable repairs.
If you want a great agent that understands the market and data give Debbie Holmes, 208-761-2551 a call. 

debbie holmes: Affordable housing in Boise - 08/05/16 01:46 AM
In Boise we know their is not enough inventory.  For fun I decided to look for 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes between $150,000 - $200,000.  This is a good starting point for a lot of Boisians who are looking for their first home.  It also compares favorably to what the same house would cost to rent.  I found 136 of these homes.  Some of them new listings others that have sat a while.    If you are afraid to get your feet wet call me.  Between you me and the loan officer we will figure out what you can afford.   Then we … (2 comments)

debbie holmes: Let's go to Idaho's Shakespheare festival - 08/05/16 12:00 AM
It is a beautiful summer evening.  It is time to go to the Idaho Shakesphere festival!
It runs through the summer!  Our outside cultural event! 
You can bring your own picnic with wine or beer (wine is classier) or buy your dinner at the Cafe Shakespeare.  You can sit on the lawn or buy a table and share (box seat)  or sit in a chair in the stands.  Either way you will have a great experience. 
Tonight's show is "Twelfth Night".  The show start with a original "Green Show".  It is funny and original to Boise!    Then the play.  Either a Shakespeare … (4 comments)

debbie holmes: NEW FROM GOLD KEY - 08/03/16 03:31 AM

  Offered at: $204,900.00
City: Meridian
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.00
Garage: 3
Sq Ft: 1559
Lot Size: 0.21 Acres
MLS No: 98630334

Beautiful and immaculately maintained 4 bedroom single level in desirable and rarely available SE Meridian. Split bedrooms. Living and family rooms in open floor plan. Vaults, plant shelves, lots of natural light. Triple garage, corner lot impeccably landscaped with full fence and concrete curbing accents. Quiet, smaller, well maintained subdivision close to freeway access and schools. Perfect location, perfect value. Hurry! Buyer to verify all information.

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debbie holmes: Horse property for sale! - 08/01/16 08:32 AM

Horse property with single level ranch home.Offered at: $244,900.00
City: Caldwell
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.00
Garage: 2
Sq Ft: 1920
Lot Size: 1.97 Acres
MLS No: 98629848

Bring your toys, farm animals and family to this easy living, well laid out mini farm on Old Hwy 30. Single level newer home with lg. country kitchen, family and living rooms. Hay loft barn and separate feeding trough, 2 wooden sheds & 1 metal. Completely fenced yard and pasture! Sprinklers throughout as well as irrigation water for the pasture. Yard has beautiful mature trees including English Walnut, apple and grape vines. Huge garden … (0 comments)

debbie holmes: Only in your state website - 07/31/16 05:54 AM
Today as I lookedA through facebook I found a link to this cool site:
There were some really cool things to do.  It had 11 different cool things to do in Idaho.  I have done most of them.
1. Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour
2. The Idaho Penitentiary
3. A tour of Idaho's wine country
4. A mine tour
5. Cross Idaho bike tour
6. A Bucks knives factory tour
7. Ballard dairy and cheese factory tour
8.Ghoast tour of Boise
9.Tour of the Idaho Capital building
10.Tour Dworshak Dam
11. Idaho Art work tour
I have done 1,2,3, and 9.   There are of course many more cool things to do in … (0 comments)

debbie holmes: "We decided we didn't want to see the property" - 07/27/16 08:04 AM
After business on Monday night we put up our sign on our new listing.  We have 1 business day to get it in the multiple listing service.   The house is 20 minutes from my partner, Bill Taylor's, home and 45 minutes from my home.   At 2 PM I had  phone call.  This lady wanted to see the property.  I scheduled the showing for 4 PM and warned her we weren't ready for prime time. 
My partner went out to show the home.  at 4:08 PM he texted still waiting.  I called the lady and told her my partner was at the … (5 comments)

debbie holmes: University of Idaho to offer Pokemon go class - 07/22/16 07:41 AM
I thought I had seen it all.  I have been attached to academics for my whole life.   The University of Idaho is going to offer a Pokemon go class for college credit.
It is good people are moving their bodies but a college credit?  I must say I am amused.  So what do you think of getting college credit for playing a computer game? To be fair two of my overweight friends have lost a significant amount of weight playing.   Have a great weekend.

debbie holmes: Social media and my business - 07/20/16 06:20 AM
I am a scientist by training and have been using computers my whole life of 54 years.  I used to be pretty tech savvy before they developed the word networking.  I graduated from computers the size of buildings to the tiny computer that I call my phone.  As soon as I had my first listing I purchased a website.  I let a the professionals at Tourre Real Estate develop my website.  Then my kids showed me Facebook.  I was in love.  I started my blog here at active rain in January 2008.  Here is a link to my first blog article.
I … (11 comments)

debbie holmes: Lets talk about home warranties - 07/20/16 03:29 AM
When I list a home I place a home warranty on it.  It's free for the listing.   I usually leave it up to the buyers on whether they wish to continue. 
The first thing to consider is the obvious.  Not all home warranties are created equal.  Recently I have been using  Summer Sweeny of Landmark Home Warranty.
She has really cute ads but that is not why I use her.  I use her because she seems to know the contractors doing the work.   I have had other home warranties from other companies but I decided they were not worth the hassle.
For 10 … (1 comments)

debbie holmes: Floating the Boise river - 07/18/16 03:03 AM
One of the great pass times in Boise during the summer is floating the Boise river.  You can do it in a inner tube, a raft, a kayak, a canoe.    The water is slow with just a little excitement.  You start at Barber Park in the east end of town and float several miles to Ann Morrison park.  You see lots of trees and some wildlife.  The hot arid climate is welcoming on the river.  I have floated the river in a huge raft I rented from Boise State and small little rubber rafts.  It takes 2 or 3 hours and people … (4 comments)

debbie holmes: There 23 homes less then $125,000 in Boise - 07/16/16 10:29 AM
There are not many inexpensive homes these days.  Just for fun I did a search today and found 23 homes in Boise.  Nine of these homes are condominiums.  Five of the homes are manufactured homes on their own lot.  One is a townhouse.  Eight are stick built homes.   A few years ago  I could find 3 bedroom, 2 bath homes for that price.   Most of these will have problems. 
You can find more houses for your money in Caldwell and Nampa.  For example there are 42 homes in Nampa.  One is a condo,  two are manufactured homes,  thirty four are single … (3 comments)

debbie holmes: The Snake River Stampede - 07/16/16 09:35 AM

The Snake River Stampede
Have you ever wanted to go to an old fashioned rodeo?   Well Nampa is host to one of the top 10 professional rodeos in the United States.  It has history going back to 1911.  It started as a harvest festival.   We of the Treasure Valley know that we live in the wild wooly west.  Cowboy boots and cowboy hats are always appropriate.  A politician who wants to prove that he or she is one of the people will wear these items.   Forget the three piece suit you are in IDAHO.   Some of us are actually city folk (like … (0 comments)

debbie holmes: I like the Boise airport - 07/16/16 06:23 AM
I consider myself a world traveler.  I have been many places.  Both in the United States and other countries.   And I have to admit the Boise airport is wonderful (for an airport).   We just have one long terminal.  None of the scary transfers where you do not have enough time to get places.  
You do not need to plan to get to the airport more then 1 hour early.   The TSA line is never very long.   I remember once getting to Heathrow 3 hours ahead of time and almost missing my plane.    I am usually through security in 15 minutes or less.  … (0 comments)

debbie holmes: Bogus Basis not just for skiing... There are great summer activities. - 07/14/16 12:57 AM
Bogus Basin is just 16 miles north of Boise.  It is not just for skiing.  There are great summer activities!
When I first got to Boise Bogus was mostly just for skiing and winter activities.  I always go up  for at least one trip during the summer.  I would just hike along the road with my family and marvel at being in our beautiful mountains. 
Bogus Basin has definitely grown up.   A quick look at their website reveals that they have they have many wonderful activities.  You can ride the chairlift and hike from the skiing areas.  A lift ride is just $10.  I am … (0 comments)

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Boise, ID

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Gold Key Real Estate

Address: 915 N. Cole Rd., Boise, ID, 83704

Office: (208) 376-9000

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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:




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