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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 

Just in case you were not aware that my mind is wired just a bit off center, I thought I would share what my brain considers humor.  Maybe the reason I can relate to the Pilsbury Dough Boy is that I too am full of hot air.  Happy Easter everyone!
04/24/2011
I had a call on Wednesday from a nice lady who was really anxious to see one of my listings in Nampa, Idaho.  She explained that she had a multi-million dollar sum being deposited to her bank account any day now.  It sounded and felt wrong, but who am I to say based on a gut feel and a phone call...
04/15/2011
It never ceases to amaze me that in real estate there is no standard of practice on how to deal with multiple offers on the same property.  At least the Idaho Association of Realtors adopted a multiple counter offer form that helps, it still leaves a lot up for interpretation. The seller wants to...
04/13/2011
There is a lot of misconception on the current status of the Boise Idaho real estate market.  Many people make the mistake of reading the national real estate data and assuming that the same applies to the Boise area. National marketing companies have liked to use Boise as a test market for many ...
04/11/2011
I have been noticing much more buyer activity in every aspect of the market lately here in the Boise real estate market. When out showing property, several times each week I have been bumping into other agents showing the same home in Boise at the same time.  Yesterday, I was showing a Nampa home...
04/11/2011
I just received an email from Fannie Mae stating they are now offering up to 3.5 in closing cost assistance for  HomePath® properties beginning April 11 through June 30, 2011. Buyers must be owner occupants and the home must close on or before June 30th, 2011. I know in 2011, they also offered in...
04/11/2011
I was very impressed with a Realtor here in the Boise area today so I thought I would share her wisdom. There is home one of my clients wanted to see because it was a 1928 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home with a 2 car garage built in 1995 for only $50,000.  Four years ago, the lot would have cost ...
04/10/2011
With all the bank forclosures and house flipping going on these days, buyers really need to be aware of the recent history of the home.  In many cases, extensive work had to be done to a home prior to putting it back on the market. The romance of buying a remodelled home that appears to be in mo...
04/09/2011
This week I have had three different clients mention major unexpected tax implications when buying real estate. The first one asked me to sell his home for him since he miscalcuated his property taxes when he bought a new home and even though he paid cash, the annual amount is about 4x what he ha...
04/08/2011
I just received my cell phone bill today and saw a new charge for $9.99 on one of my sons phones.  I have experieced "surprises" on his account before so I asked him about the service called "The Vault" that he had subscribed to. I went online to research what my teenager had gotten into this tim...
04/08/2011
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