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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!
When I bought my rentals (before I was an agent) I bought home warranties.  I continued to recommend these warranties after I became an agent 10 years ago.  A few years ago I became increasingly unhappy with my experience with the company. Last year I canceled with the company.   A few years ago ...
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, exhib...
You begged your Realtor to test the market with a higher price then she recommended.  She did it with the normal cautions.  That you are wasting prime marketing time.  People might not view the property at this price. You also need to be prepared to come down quickly.   There are problems with th...
OPEN 2-4 PM today Horse propertyOffered at: $239,900.00 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. coun...
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....
Today, while at a funeral for a teenager in my community, I heard some rumors.   Turns out a small child in our community drowned in a swimming pool last night.  I do not know the details but I am sure that my friends who owned the pool are devastated.  The children who saw their friend die will ...
 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...
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 ...
Routine is what makes a good agent successful.  A lot of things we do is fun.   Others (such as seeking new clients) is not so fun.   I do not know many agents who love prospecting. I do best with a routine.  When I wake up I blog and try for a walk.  Then I look at my day.  I need to add prospec...
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 ...

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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: