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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.

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2010 

All the homes in Meridian that have closed since 6/1/10 that were listed as To Be Built, Under Construction, or New-Never Occupied.    If you include ALL the solds including the Zero Sold Price and Unpublished Sold, here are the hard numbers NEW CONSTRUCTION List Price Total: $19,421,853 (Same p...
07/26/2010
I learned some great things from my son this week that really apply to the real estate industry! Build your database. I thought I had a pretty good database until I realized my 14 year old already had over 250 contacts in his cell phone! Back up your data.  (I have known this one for years but he...
07/19/2010
I just posted an article on this and now it is time to dig even deeper into the differences of some of the online consumer portals.       When I went to Cyberhomes, they had a link called "About our data".  When I clicked it, I got this message:   I was not able to do a specific valuation on the ...
07/18/2010
In researching my local market in Boise, Idaho; I was curious about the accuracy of various consumer website portals.  I decided to drill down to a small city in our area to make the data more manageable so I selected Kuna, Idaho. For example, I pulled a small city near here called Kuna, Idaho.  ...
07/18/2010
I would like to welcome Marc Whitmore to Progressive Realty Corporation!  Marc is a Realtor in Boise, Idaho and was previously licensed with another brokerage here in Boise. He brings his internet based marketing plans to help him market toward apartment complexes, multifamily units, and investme...
07/16/2010
Lot's of great card analogies in real estate.   t   You have to know when to fold them; When should you raise the stakes; There is usually a joker or two; Some have a nice pair; Full houses are everywhere; not everyone is "straight"; some like 3 or four of a kind; with all this "crap" (sorry tha...
07/11/2010
I have always been intrigued by the creation vs. evolution theories that are out there.  It doesn't matter at this point how we got here, but if we don't want to go the way of the dinosaurs, we better think about how we might want to "evolve" our business models.   For example, when I attended Bo...
07/11/2010
I am just amazed at how some of the big banks are still making up their own rules after having to to paying and settling huge lawsuits! Here are just a few things that come to mind: Requiring buyers to get "pre-qualified" with them Prior to ever even being able to upload an offer on one of their ...
07/08/2010
  I am not much for reblogging, but this one deserves it.  A truly unique new way at looking at the walls that encompass us daily.  If nothing else, just go to an ocean scene at www.theskyfactory.com and enjoy the ocean sounds or the rivers, etc. Thanks to Gabe Sanders for "enlightening" me.   Th...
07/05/2010
So far in 2010, there have been 616 new homes closed in Ada County according to the Intermountain MLS.  These included "To Be Built", "Under Construction" and "New Never Occupied" homes.   Builder ranking 1.       CBH  (Corey Barton Homes) @ 170 2.       HFS (Hopkins Financial Services) @ 59 3. ...
07/04/2010
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