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Jim Paulson's views of Boise Real Estate, real estate technology trends, and life here in the Treasure Valley. Jim Paulson has nearly 25 years of Boise Idaho real estate experience.



I just learned of an interesting new feature by Google called Sidewiki www.google.com/sidewiki  It is a new feature of the Google Toolbar (currently available on IE and Firefox surprisingly not yet on Chrome). Essentially this can create a sidebar wiki entry for every website which makes it avai...
I was pleased to have my second ActiveRain referral come through yesterday, but this one was quite unique. I got a call from Lenn Harley in Virginia yesterday interviewing me prior to having me take a lead for her.  She mentioned she found me on ActiveRain.  I didn't think much about it until she...
One of my agents is working on a proposal for a new community in Meridian, Idaho in which the builder would like to have some in house sales people working as "employees" of the builder to sit their community and still be licensed under my brokerage. They will be having one or two other communiti...
I am about to buy another Tablet PC after loving mine for the past four years.  It is a Gateway with a 14" monitor that have been quite the work horse.  Unfortunately, the sound card died, so I pretty much need a new mother board or tablet. I have also been thinking about gettting one of the HP M...
I was initially surprised to hear the Federal Reserve claim that consumer credit debt fell in July of this year by $21.6 billion which is an annual rate of 10.5%!  It was the biggest decline since record keeping began in 1943. After I thought about it, I realized that the credit tightening and wr...
There are hundreds of posts (if not thousands) on ActiveRain alone about files being lost in the big void called the land of short sales.  Nothing appears to be getting better from my vantage point. Let's get the programmers of the world to create a standardized tracking system that would be open...
There are many investors (Realtors and clients alike) that are currently buying "options" on a short sale, then negotiating with the lenders while simultaneously trying to resell the home at a higher price.  If successful on both fronts, the investor closes the property and simultaniously closes ...
I just got certified to teach the "Home From Work" (TM) program for the National Association of Realtors. This program consists of three major components: Home Buying Workshops; One on One Counselling; Financial Incentives. The Benefits to the employer are referred to as the "8 R's": Recruitment ...

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