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Real Estate Agent - Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - DB-17066
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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2014 

I was at another closing today and my client questioned the amount the title company showed as their mortgage payoff. I explained that when you get your figure online or from your last statement, that was for the principal balance on a given day; however at closing they will take that figure and ...
12/30/2014
Brand new listing at 9352 Mossywood Drive in mint condition for homeowner or investor.  This home has over 2,100 square feet of living space plus an oversized two car gararage.   The seller is willing to help a buyer acquire this property by paying some of the buyer's closing costs.  There are gr...
12/22/2014
Shadow inventory has been the buzz word for the past 6 or seven years, but I am glad to admit that no matter how you look at it, the shadow has a shortest tail in 2014 than at any period in the past five years. I got this graph via a Housing Summit during NAR's Chief Economist,Dr. Lawrence Yun's ...
12/20/2014
Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's newly announced 3% down program just another case of trying to prove how quickly we forget the past, or is a good move? http://www.housingwire.com/articles/32269-fannie-and-freddie-officially-approve-3-down-payment-mortgages I always see posts about how we need to...
12/20/2014
While reviewing the analytics of my website this morning I was intrigued by some of the results. I reviewed my hits by day of the week to see which days are the busiest.  I ranked each month's top two busiest days and found that for some reason, Thursday is the go to day to my website.  Seven of ...
12/19/2014
i just had another great experience with Easy's Repair Service in Boise, Idaho. A home inspector called out an item on a an applicance so I called them to see what they thought.  Instead of sending out a service person to essess the situation, they listened to the issue and trouble shot it on the...
12/19/2014
Wouldn't it be great to be a Realtor so you could work part time and make great money? Well here is a summary of my day today and I didn't make a dime (yet).  About nine o'clock tonight, I took a break just to add up my communications from today and was shocked at the results: 22 text messages 33...
12/18/2014
Just to show you why it is so critical to get your listing input completely and immediately with your virtual tours and photo, here is the market reach of a new listing in Boise, Idaho I input into our MLS system at 7 am Monday morning.   Curuious to see the traffic counts on the first day to jud...
12/15/2014
Did you know that in the Boise Idaho area that most renters could buy the home they are renting for less of a monthly payment than their rent?  Investors are buying homes and are getting the benefit of positive cash flow, tax deductions, and appreciation all at the same time.  In the meantime, th...
12/15/2014
How many times have you heard the heard the age old question 'Do bears really poop in the woods? Well now instead of just saying "I told you so", I have proof! It is going to be a crazy week ahead, so I figured I would start it off with a little wisdom and humor. Make it a great day and enjoy wha...
12/14/2014
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