progressive realty corp: Riverfront acre lot and brand new home with RV Bay only $395,000! - 07/14/18 01:18 PM
UPDATE:  The lot is no longer available, but if we can find a lot to your liking and budget, we would be glad to custom build this or another plan for you!
Yes, this is true!  You can have this brand new single level home on a river front lot built for $395,000 including the lot!
This home was specifically selected for this lot based on the following;
Lots of windows in the back to maximize natural light and views out to the Snake River Master bedroom on the rear toward the river RV bay is 16' wide by 35' deep Floor plan … (1 comments)

progressive realty corp: New Home Marketing for Builders in Idaho - 04/17/18 11:36 AM
Marketing for a builder is completely different than marketing a resale listing.  It is imperative that a builder / developer understand this to make sure their agent is doing the best possible job for them.
One main difference was covered in one of my Advanced Marketing Classes at Boise State University where we learned to sell the "sizzle" not the "steak".  A resale home is the steak where you can see it, weigh it, check the fat content, see how thick it is, etc.  However, in many cases, in new home construction you have to sell the sizzle.  Close your eyes, you can … (5 comments)

progressive realty corp: How I Received Over 1 Million Photo Views on Google Maps - 01/03/18 10:26 AM
As a Realtor, it only makes sense to share my community and my travels with others.  I found a great way to do that is via becoming a Google Local Guide.
I take photos (inside and out) of various local businesses and community resourses in the Boise area.  It really doesn't take much time and it is fun. 
This week is starting my New Year off with a BANG on Google Maps.  I just got an email saying:
I reallly enjoy it.  I went to a new restaurant the other day and I realized they were not on Google Maps yet.  We talked about … (7 comments)

progressive realty corp: Eagle Idaho Prime Residential Development Land For Sale - 10/25/17 07:38 AM
Prime Eagle Idaho development opportunity!  This 21.57 acre parcel is contigous to an existing Toll Brothers community (The Preserve).  They also just started their next phase on the eastern boundary called "Eaglefield Village".  Bald Eagle Pointe is a proposed new community across State Street near the Boise River.
According to Eagle's revised comprehensive plan, the property is zoned for compact residential with 4-8 units per acre.
There is one stub street already in place on the northern boundary and a second is being cut in now via Eaglefield Village to the east.  According to the city of Eagle's planning and zoning department, they anticipate a street … (5 comments)

progressive realty corp: Why you shouldn't respond immediately to a lead! - 10/22/17 10:27 AM
This morning, I got another lead from one of my websites.  I know that one of the keys to converting online leads is to reply quicker and better than our competitors.  Here is the lead:
                        Congratulations! A new visitor has saved a listing they found on your site to their favorites!
                        Visitor Details
                        Name: JimmiNi

progressive realty corp: Local Guides needed for Google Maps - great opportunity for Realtors - 03/05/17 01:46 PM
Google is known for creating paradigm shifts and they are shifting again!
Remember when Google Maps changed how we used maps?  Then, they improved it adding Google Earth.  Then they added Street Views after sending camera crews down most major public streets.
What they are adding now is interior photos and more localized data.  To do that, they need people to take the time to take and upload photos, and help provide data for them to populate on their Google Maps.  They call these volunteers that upload and update data Google Local Guides.
You earn points for updating and sharing data.  As you earn points, … (31 comments)

progressive realty corp: Intuition - one reason why I am not worried about Zillow - 02/24/17 10:04 AM
I am a huge fan of automation and technology, but we are a long ways away from being outsourced as Realtors.  For example, I use Google Alerts to help me keep track of what is happening on line for Boise Idaho real estate.  Therefore, I have a Google Alert set up specifically for "Boise Real Estate".  Today, even though Zillow dominated the top four results, I am not too worried.

The fourth on the list of top sites for Boise real estate today on Google was for "83701 Real Estate Agents".  I love the summary:
The 83701 zip code is for P.O. Boxes … (7 comments)

progressive realty corp: Google Translate is a great tool - learn to use it! - 02/20/17 09:17 AM
I was reading a few real estate blogs on this morning and saw one posted that I would have bet was spam since it was written in a foreign language.  Fortunately, I recognized the language and a few words. 
Since I started Kindergarten in Vietnam back in about 1966 at the Phoenix Study Group, it felt appropriate to have to take a crash course in Vietnamese again to learn more about this.
I opened another tab
That was pretty easy, so I went down to the body of the blog and cut and pasted, the next section...
With the assistance of Google Translate, I found a … (3 comments)

progressive realty corp: How to choose the right Realtor in today's market? Do a CMA on them! - 02/19/17 03:25 PM
According to Google, there are already 13,400,000 results for this question, so why am I still adding #13,400,001?  Because things have changed and some Realtor's have not!
When I Google'd "How to choose a Realtor", I read each one that showed up on the first page, excluding the paid for advertising one, and here was their consensus:  get references x6;  experience counts x5;  hire a local agent x5; review advertising/marketing plans; etc.
Albeit none of them is bad advice, I have been a Realtor for 25 years and I have a different perspective altogether.  Why not spin the table and use what the Realtors … (2 comments)

progressive realty corp: Cheers - today (February 18, 2017) is National Drink Wine Day! - 02/18/17 10:58 AM
You may not find out about this via Ripley's "Believe it or not", but today is in fact National Drink Wine Day!
There is an official website:  
They even have a Facebook page:
You can even follow them on Twitter:
You can check it out and even spread the word using #NationalDrinkWineDay
My wife and I really enjoying going to the many wineries here in the Boise, Idaho area.  We are very fortunate to have two American Viticultural Areas (AVA's) to choose from.  The first to be established was the Snake River Valley AVA in 2007.  Then, in November 2015, the Eagle Foothills AVA was … (4 comments)

progressive realty corp: Think you don't make enough to buy a home - think again! - 12/22/16 12:20 PM
Did you know that making less money can actually HELP you buy home?  Did you know you can make too much money to buy a home with some programs?
I have been teaching first time home buyer classes in Boise, Idaho for over 20 years and am always tracking new loan programs and buyer assistance options.
For example, did you know that Freddie Mac just rolled out a new program especially for people that make half the average median income for an area?  That means, in Ada County (Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Star) you might qualify if you make LESS than $31,200.  Income limits … (2 comments)

progressive realty corp: Build your private waterfront retreat here in Eagle, Idaho - 10/16/16 11:37 AM
Fantastic 1.24 acre lot at the end of the street!  Build your dream home here overlooking the pond!
This amazing property is nested up along the treeline of the Boise River too.  Deer, wild turkeys, quail and more will come play in your yard.  Ducks, geese and swans swim on the pond.  Enjoy fishing in the pond or in the Boise River.
Only a mile from Eagle Island State Park and about 3 miles from Spurwing Country Club.  Lots of shopping nearby with all the new development near Linder and Chinden or in downtown Eagle.
Why live stacked on top of your neighbors when … (8 comments)

progressive realty corp: Better than new home for sale - 3862 W. Braveheart, Eagle Idaho - 05/06/16 05:09 AM

Check out this impressive 5 bedroom home that has an extremely flexible floor plan located at 3862 W Braveheart in Eagle, Idaho located in Henry's Fork Subdivision.  Enjoy the quiet setting on nearly a half acre lot. Great design for a 4 car garage so it doesn't overpower the curb appeal.
Check out the home yourself with the 3D Home Tour:
3D interactive tour of 3862 Braveheart, Eagle Id listed by Jim Paulson
Be sure to check out the doll house views, the first and second floor plan then take the time to scroll or mouse your way through the house!
Luxury main level … (2 comments)

progressive realty corp: Dream home for sale - 3862 W. Braveheart, Eagle Idaho - 12/18/15 03:06 AM

Check out this impressive 5 bedroom home that has an extremely flexible floor plan located at 3862 W Braveheart in Eagle, Idaho located in Henry's Fork Subdivision.  Enjoy the quiet setting on nearly a half acre lot. 
Don't take my word for it though, check out the home yourself with the 3D Home Tour:
Be sure to check out the doll house views, the first and second floor plan then take the time to scroll or mouse you way through the house!
Luxury main level master suite and a second full guest suite on main level. There are three more large bedrooms and bonus or … (5 comments)

progressive realty corp: Impressive 3,900 sf 4 bedroom retreat - walk to Boise River! - 08/17/15 03:13 AM
SOLD - But I can help you find others!
If you want any of the following, you will find them at 594 W. Watersford, Eagle Idaho.
walk to the Boise River across the street from the community center with pool, rec area & tennis court main level master suite with sitting area & private fireplace master bath with two separate vanities & two walk in closets oversized 3 car garage & ample guest parking including circular drive dream kitchen with two separate islands wine fridge (works great for beer and pop too) dining nook can comfortably seat 10 people raised breakfast bar … (4 comments)

progressive realty corp: How to use the internet to shop for the right home - 05/02/15 04:17 AM
If you are going to be successful looking for your next home online, you need to know how to search effectively.  According to the National Association of Realtors, 93 percent of home buyers are looking online to find their next home. 
Start by searching the most comprehensive up to date website (database) possible.  Understand the benefits and limits of other databases (websites).  For example, if you are looking to buy a home in Boise Idaho, the largest and most accurate source of current homes for sale is the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  Other websites typically team up with the MLS providers … (6 comments)

progressive realty corp: Are you ready for Virtual Notary Signatures? - 03/28/15 01:05 AM
Years ago, I was discussing Digital Signatures on an online blog when I received a response from Rick Triola, the President and CEO of a company called Settleware.  We had some great talks about the future of Digital Signatures and how slow the world was to accept them even though it was on June 30, 2000 (yes almost 15 years ago) when The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act was signed into Federal Law in the United States.
I find it unsettling that to this day, many banks and mortgage companies do not accept digital signatures while even the IRS … (6 comments)

progressive realty corp: Happy Pi Day 2015 - today will be epic! - 03/13/15 03:50 AM
March 14, 2015 is probably the most incredible Geek Day of the century, it is national Pi Day.  
Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  When trying to calculate out the math, it's numbers do not appear to ever end or repeat.  Mathematician have tried and so far they have extended the decimal out eight quadrillion digits and geeks around the world are trying to push further.
The United States Congress passed Pi Day in the 111th Congress with H. Res 224 on March 9, 2009.
Since Pi is 3.14....; it seems appropriate to … (9 comments)

progressive realty corp: Beware of your final mortgage payoff amount! - 12/30/14 06:05 AM
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 add the cumulative interest between that date and the date of closing.  Remember when you bought your home with a mortgage, they let you skip a month's payment at the beginning?  Well, you end up paying it back at the end.
However; in this case, the amount still … (3 comments)

progressive realty corp: 9352 Mossywood Drive, Boise Idaho - 4 bedroom home only $174,900! - 12/22/14 02:30 AM
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 great finance options available that should make this home cheaper than rent!

To make an appointment to see this great four bedroom home located at 9352 Mossywood Drive in Charter Pointe, call Jim Paulson today at 208-573-0471.

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Jim Paulson would like to be your Realtor. He is the Past President of the Idaho Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists (2014) also the Past President of the Ada County Association of Realtors (2010). Jim has nearly 25 years being a licensed Idaho Realtor. Jim Paulson is a member of the Greater Boise Chamber of Commerce and he is the owner and broker of Progressive Realty Corporation which is an A+ accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. Jim is one of the few Realtors in Boise Idaho that has earned the "top producer" designation in excess of ten times in his career so he is a proud to be honored as a Lifetime Member of the Circle of Excellence by the Ada County Association of Realtors. Before you hire a Realtor, be sure to interview Jim Paulson and compare the difference 25 years of experience selling Idaho real estate makes! Http://




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