idaho real estate: Search Idaho Real Estate by School District - 03/03/12 08:19 AM
Boise area real estate website provides easy search for homes for sale by school zones:
Boise area Homes by School
 
If you are partial to a certain school for your child(ren) to attend and need to move within the Treasure Valley area, use this easy "search by school district" tool to find your next home!
 
Buyers can narrow their Idaho Home Search by price point, size, bedroom, baths, etc.
 
Find all homes for sale in the Rocky Mountain High School area for Meridian, Idaho for example:
Rocky Mountain High
 
Contact Idaho Real Estate agent, Don Wixom for personalized … (5 comments)

idaho real estate: Nampa Realtor Says Inventory Levels Are at a Critical Low! - 05/01/11 03:49 PM
Nampa Realtor Says Inventory Levels Are at a Critical Low!
 
Nampa, Idaho Realtor, Don Wixom with RE/MAX Advantage has just reviewed the most recent sales statistics for Idaho Real Estate in the Treasure Valley.
 
“The housing market for Canyon and Ada Counties has experienced a boost in recent months. In Nampa alone, April has accounted for a 68% increase in number of homes sold compared to January,”says Wixom.
 
The communities of Nampa and Caldwell, Idaho currently have less than a 5 month supply of homes available. Ada County (Boise & Meridian) is near the 6 month supply level. In … (10 comments)

idaho real estate: I Have a Decided Heart! …Decision #4 - 03/18/11 04:42 PM
I Have a Decided Heart! …Decision #4
 
In Andy Andrews’ book, The Traveler’s Gift, he talks about 7 Decisions that determine personal success.
 
The 4th one deals with “PASSION.”
 
I am passionate about my vision for the future. The power to control my direction belongs to me. Today, I will begin to exercise that power. I will awake every morning with excitement about opportunities for growth and change. I have dreams. My hopes, passions and vision for the future is my existence. My course has been charted and my destiny is assured.  
 
Daniel 1:8 talks … (14 comments)

idaho real estate: Taking Action Works! …Decision #3 - 03/17/11 03:38 PM
Taking Action Works! …Decision #3
 
In Andy Andrews’ book, The Traveler’s Gift, he talks about 7 Decisions that determine personal success.
 
The 3rd one deals with “TAKING ACTION.”
 
· I will create a new future by creating a new me.
· I inspire others with my activity.
· I am a leader.
· Avoiding laziness, I will create habits of lively behavior.
· I will walk with a spring in my step and a smile on my face.
· My activity will create a wave of success for the people who follow me.
· As a leader, … (7 comments)

idaho real estate: What Warren Buffett has to say about Housing: - 02/28/11 01:54 PM
 What Warren Buffett has to say about Housing:
Interesting Comments in Warren Buffett's stockholders report on housing.


"A housing recovery will probably begin within a year or so. In any event, it is certain to occur at some point," Buffett wrote.
While not mentioned in the letter, he's previously explained his rationale for an impending housing rebound: More than a million households are formed every year, yet current housing starts average less than half that amount. Demand is catching up with supply. Simple.
Another housing story: "Home ownership makes sense for most Americans, particularly at today's lower prices and … (14 comments)

idaho real estate: What are Gas Prices Doing in Your Area? - 02/27/11 12:26 PM
Here we go again with rising gas prices!
 
Some say we don’t have it too bad in this country. We hear of $5-$8 per gallon prices in other parts of the world and, “why are we complaining?”
 
Oil prices in the USA will effect so much more than driving our car across town. Shipping, food delivery, construction materials, etc.,etc. will all be affected by rising fuel costs.
 
Here is an interesting map which shows gas prices across the country.  I hope you find it useful!
 
http://gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx
 
 
 
Nampa Area Weather
Search Nampa Idaho Homes … (14 comments)

idaho real estate: 548 Bayhill Dr. Nampa ID .....$265,000! - 02/27/11 12:09 PM
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idaho real estate: Knowledge is Power! ...Decision #2 - 02/27/11 11:53 AM
In Andy Andrews’ book, The Traveler’s Gift, he talks about 7 Decisions that determine personal success.
 
The 2nd one deals with “SEKING WISDOM.”
  · I will train my eyes and ears to seek knowledge that brings about positive change.
· I will only read & listen to what increases my belief and my future.
· I will choose to associate with people whose lives and lifestyles I admire.
· I will listen to the counsel of the wise.
· By learning from others, I dramatically increase my success.
· I will not look for someone to open my door; … (2 comments)

idaho real estate: Idaho Real Estate by PRICE - 02/26/11 12:02 PM
Idaho Real Estate by PRICE
 
2010 was an interesting year of falling prices for the greater Boise Idaho area. Here is a quick snapshot of homes sold:
 
Canyon County (Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton…)
· Nearly 58% of homes sold were under $100,000
· 52% of homes sold were bank-owned (foreclosures)
· 17% of homes sold were short sales
· 10% of homes sold were new construction
· Average sold price for 2010 was $107,621
 
Ada County (Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, Star…)
· 35% of homes sold were between $100,000-$150,000
· 30% of homes sold were bank-owned (foreclosures)
· 17% … (6 comments)

idaho real estate: No More Excuses! - 02/26/11 10:31 AM
No More Excuses!
 
In Andy Andrews’ book, The Traveler’s Gift, he talks about 7 Decisions that determine personal success.
 
The first one deals with “THE BUCK STOPS HERE.”
 
· I will not let my history control my destiny.
· I accept responsibility for my past.
· I am responsible for my success.
· My decisions have always been governed by my thinking.
· I control my thoughts.
· I control my emotions.
· My thoughts will be constructive, never destructive.
 
I have also been reading Joyce Meyer’s book, Battlefield of the Mind.  This book deals with what … (7 comments)

idaho real estate: What in the World is that in my Sock!? - 02/26/11 07:57 AM
What in the World is that in my Sock!?
 
We’ve all experienced those pesky cling-on dryer sheets in our laundry. Sometimes we don’t notice them clinging to our shirt or sock until the middle of the day & how ridiculous do we feel then?
 
Here are 7 useful tips using Dryer Sheets:
 
1.     Place a dryer sheet in a dresser drawer to keep it smelling fresh and clean.
2.     Stick a dryer sheet between the pages of your old books to keep them from smelling musty when in storage.
3.     Put one in your suitcase or gym bag … (8 comments)

idaho real estate: “He had shoot in his eyes” - 02/23/11 01:07 PM
“He had shoot in his eyes”
 
Watching the History Channel during my workout this week, there was a special on Andrew Jackson, “Old Hickory.”
 
One occasion in 1804, the sheriff was afraid to apprehend a gentleman who was in contempt of court, Russell Bean. Jackson, a judge at the time, asked the sheriff to summons him as deputy.
 
Judge Jackson trailed the outlaw and found him carrying two guns and approached him directly, Jackson’s gun drawn.
 
The outlaw surrendered and Jackson was successful in apprehending him .
 
Days later, the outlaw, Russell Bean, was asked why … (7 comments)

idaho real estate: The Start of a New Week - 02/20/11 03:54 PM
The Start of a New Week
 
Getting a late start on a new habit for the year, I finally made it to the gym this morning!
 
My plans are to get up at 5:00 am every day this week & get my cardio on!
 
I know I will have more energy & feel better after exercising!
 
I’m looking forward to being in better shape & being more energized!
 
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Moving Up, Down … (18 comments)

idaho real estate: I have joined the ranks of iPod Touch - 02/20/11 03:47 PM
I have joined the ranks of iPod Touch
 
For one who has been somewhat on the cutting edge of technology, things over the past few years have simply moved too rapidly for me to keep up.
 
An agent in my office needed some cash & wanted to sell his iPod Touch.
 
Not really needing the device, I thought it might be a good opportunity for me to catch up on technology a bit.
 
I have discovered a software program, Wide Angle Software who offers a program entitled “Touch Copy.”  This program enables you to copy songs, movies, … (5 comments)

idaho real estate: Where the Values are clear, Decisions are easy… - 02/17/11 03:45 PM
 Where the Values are clear, Decisions are easy…
I often hear of issues that arise between agents or disputes between customers and clients, and it truly saddens me.
In the Preamble of our Realtor Code of Ethics, it refers to the Golden Rule.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
 
If we would completely understand this caption, we would know that there should be NO selfishness, whatsoever!
 
If we would like someone to do a deed or task or act of … (12 comments)

idaho real estate: Did You Know?….. The Internet: - 02/16/11 02:17 PM
Did You Know?….. The Internet:
 
More than 16 billion search queries per month in the United States alone and on-line search has become the dominant channel for consumers to discover information and make decisions. (Source: comScore).
 
7 out of 10 people initiate their Internet experience with a search.
(Source: comScore).
 
84% of searchers will never make it past the 2nd page of Google
(Source: Get to #1 on Google in Easy Steps) and 95% of Website traffic comes from the 1stpage of search results. (Source: iCrossing).
 
6 in 10 consumers say the Internet is important … (17 comments)

idaho real estate: Idaho Real Estate: No Farms, No Food - 02/15/11 01:13 PM
Idaho Real Estate:  No Farms, No Food
 
The American Farmer is a breed that has undergone some significant changes in the past several years.  New equipment, government demands, FDA regulations, etc. make it more difficult to farm today, than it did 50 years ago!
 
Granted, we have a lot more technology these days, which can help in the production of farming.
 
My hat is off to the American Farmer! 
 
I remember a time when farm ground was being bought up and developed into housing tracts. Developers and real estate investors were knocking on the doors of … (9 comments)

idaho real estate: Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 6 - 02/13/11 02:32 PM
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 6
 
So far, we have discussed the bottom 5 building blocks of our pyramid.
 
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 1    KNOWLEDGE
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 2    SELLING
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 3    MARKETING
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 4    OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS
Pyramid of a Complete Real Estate Agent… Part 5    TEAM BUILDING
 
 
Today, the sixth level of the Real Estate Agent Pyramid is: 
 
BALANCE & BEHAVIOR
 
As somewhat of a work-a-holic, Balance … (7 comments)

idaho real estate: Caldwell Idaho Music Store Promotes Music at Home! - 02/11/11 03:00 PM
AMERICAN MUSIC STRENGTHENS MUSICIANS OF THE TREASURE VALLEY
 
With more people spending time at home due to the current economic state, many individuals have been inspired to pursue their musical passion.  American Music in Caldwell is offering several clinics to encourage local talent.  The current upcoming event will be a workshop entitled, “Intro to Guitar.”
 
“Music can be an inexpensive way for a family to spend time together”, says manager Brian Spears.  “We feel a popular instrument like the guitar will be a good starting point.”
 
This workshop will give beginning guitarists a detailed overview of the instrument, … (2 comments)

idaho real estate: 11 Second Out-Take Video from AR Contest... - 02/08/11 04:04 PM
Thank you Active Rain & KODAK, for putting together this fun video contest!
 
I would like to thank my staff and friends at RE/MAX Advantage in Nampa, Idaho for their help and encouragement in creating this little marketing video.
 
My assistant, behind the scenes, Wendy Hafer.
My Office Manager, Jodie Engle, the house wife in scene 3.
Mark Johnston, title officer, receiving the new job in scene 3.
My sign guy, Steve Berg, cleaning my gutters
and assisting with special effects.
Agent Jeff Gardner, the worry-some expectant husband.
Our CPA staff, Lindsey, actually expectant mother.
My son … (18 comments)

 
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