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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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2011 

Yesterday, I went on a lisitng appointment on a very nice home in Nampa in Dallan Woods Subdivision.  One of the reasons the seller is thinking about selling is because they are paying a huge amount in property taxes.  I have properties listed for two separate clients in that community now and th...
03/30/2011
If you are a curious about the attendance boundaries for a school in the Nampa Idaho School District, your search is about to get a lot easier! I used to have to pull up separate boundary maps for elementary schools, Junior High Schools and then the High School to determine which schools applied...
03/25/2011
If you are a curious about the attendance boundaries for a school in the Boise School District, your search is about to get a lot easier! I used to have to pull up separate boundary maps for elementary schools, Junior High Schools and then the High School to determine which schools applied to a g...
03/25/2011
The other day I was showing a property that an REO property which was vacant which had a very unique odor.  It wasn't pet smell, smoke smell or sewer smell. The only thing I could think of was that it was a potential meth lab or something.  I have never smelled meth so I wasn't sure if I was on t...
03/24/2011
  MSNBC.com had a really cool article showing before and after photos of the massive 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan using images from Google Earth.  For the full article and 21 before and after photos, check out this link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42064847/ns/world_news-asiapac...
03/24/2011
It is time that I contact all my past clients from last year and that I have closed this year to remind them about the upcoming deadline to file for their home owner's excemption with the county. If you use a home as your primary residence you can still apply up till April 15, 2011.  Even if you ...
03/23/2011
  One emerging trend these days includes Agent Rankings.  I began seeing this about two years ago as various sites began to emulate the Ebay style 5 star rating system.  I am a bit of an analytical person so at first I thought this was a great tool for consumers.  After reviewing several differen...
03/16/2011
As the owner/broker of Progressive Realty Corporation in Boise, Idaho, I educate my Realtors about their advertising and marketing costs.  Everyone wants leads and some sign up to "buy" them. There are lots of ways to generate leads in real estate and it is difficult to say the exact cost per lea...
03/16/2011
Is anyone else getting really upset about the mega big banks blatant waste of everyone's time in a real estate transaction these days?  They have gotten so self serving that I sincerely hope that consumers start taking notice and going back to their local banks and credit unions which still remem...
03/14/2011
Great home custom built in Nampa Idaho in 2008. Enjoy all the amenities of this home including the gourmet kitchen, the den/formal dining room, the large formal living room, the open great room with fireplace. There are two master suites for a great in-law quarters. The home was designed with a w...
03/13/2011
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