All About Idaho Real Estate

By Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer
If you have a house for sale in Pokie and are having trouble getting it sold, please message me on this site. I am a 25+ year plus real estate investor and may be able to buy at your price.  My background:  Former licensed real estate agent, former licensed general contractor, B.S. Finance, MBA Finance.  
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Gary Frimmann and Kathleen Daniels posted a challenge to active Rain about the 100 things we lost to the internet and the biggest changes the internet has brought to our real estate business. I got my first real estate license in 1985.  I was one of the only geeks around that owned a commodore 64 and boy was I good, I could program that pup to say HELLO one hundred times.  Yippee   As for anything useful I would have to wait another decade and the typewriter was my go-to professional tool.  Listings were printed in thick mls books resembling old phone books every 2 weeks.  Now nobody even uses phone books, we just google it.  I would probably be hard pressed to find anyone that owns a full set of leather bound encyclopedias.  Contracts were written on triplicate packs with carbon paper ...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Sandpoint Idaho offers a full range of activities throughout the year.  Ski Schweitzer Mountain resort, go boating on lake pend Orielle, kayak and fish the river, ice fishing on Cocolalla lake. Enjoy the fresh grown goodies and local art at the farmers market.  Check out the bicycle paths of hike the hundreds of trails perhaps snap a photo of the mountain goat on Scotchman's peak. Enjoy a day of thrilling rides at Silverwood theme park or a casual day of downtown shopping.  Come Play and enjoy the many seasonal activities, there is something for everyone.
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Early 2020 when the pandemic surged through the country and mortgage forbearance plans were first announced, many homeowners were allowed to pause their mortgage payments. Most people were concerned that once the forbearance program ended, the housing market would experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago.The good news is this isn't the case and here's  why.1. Less Homeowners are in Trouble This TimeAfter the last housing crash, over nine million households lost their homes to a  short sale, foreclosure, or because they turned it back over to the bank. In the face of uncertainty, it was feared that homeowners would face the same fate again this time.However, today’s data shows that most homeowners exited their forbearance plan either full...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
I have been a Realtor in Idaho for over 30 years and have closed brand new homes with 68 different builders and represented seven different developers.  Each one has their own unique approach and niche, so where do you start? I start with your needs/wants. Timing: Different builders take different time frames to build a home so we look at how long you are willing to wait to get the perfect home instead of settling for what is currently offered on the market.  Do we have time to start from scratch or do we look for homes under construction that may not be on the MLS? Budget: What price point do you want to stay at or under?  This way we can determine if it is even an option for you. Keep in mind that with new construction, you have to budget for window treatments, landscaping, fence, etc...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
I am taking a totally different approach to selling homes in Idaho this year.  I have represented seven developers and closed brand new homes built by 68 different builders in my 30+ years as a licensed Realtor in Idaho.  I will take that knowledge a new direction in 2022 to help my buyer's avoid the frustration of the bidding wars and losing out to cash buyers.   In 2021, I set a personal record (one I hope to never beat) of submitting 12 offers for a buyer, all at or above list price, before we were able to get one accepted.  My last contract accepted in 2021 was written, presented and accepted by the seller within an hour and a half of the home hitting the market.  The home was available to show at 6:30 pm, so we were there promptly and I told the agent to look for our offer shortly....
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Kids from 1 to 92 enjoy the holiday magic on Lake Coeur d’Alene! Each year Coeur d’Alene resort hosts an unforgettable holiday lake cruise. Take a journey to the North pole and see more than 1.5 million twinkling holiday lights.  Travel past remarkable displays before crossing the lake to and visit Santa Claus and his elves at his waterfront toy workshop.  Each Childs name on the "nice list" is called out by Santa and then topped off with a brilliant fireworks display.  This was the first year of taking the cruise even though I go every year to see the light displays.  It is no wonder it is a yearly tradition for so many folks.   If you haven't been before, I encourage you to go next December.    
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
If you are planning on buying a home in Idaho as a first time home buyer in 2022 or beyond, did you know you can potentially save money on your 2021 taxes?Idaho has a unique program that was approved called the "First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account".  If you are planning on buying your first home in Idaho, you would be foolish to not do this! Here is the link to HOUSE BILL NO. 589: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2020/legislation/H0589.pdfEven though there are various ways to buy a home in Idaho with no money down (100 percent financing options still exist); you would typically still have various closing costs to pay.  The more you plan to put down or anticipate in closing costs means the more you can save on your Idaho taxes if you plan ahead.For example, ...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
How does Santa deliver all the presents in one night?  How do Reindeer fly?  These are relatively easy questions to answer, . . . if you are Albert Einstein!He is the one that brilliantly came up with The Theory of Relativity . . . Therefore, I have pondered how this relates to the age old question . . . How does Santa Claus deliver all the presents in one night? Unfortunately, Albert Einstein died before it figure it out.  However, I took his theory a step further and figured it out.  Now we finally know how Santa delivers all the presents in one night! Now, I just have to figure out how to explain this to a five year old!Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!By the way, I will let you in on another secret... Your family told me that they wanted a new home in 2022.  I have sh...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
ADD YOUR NAME!   Some Members of Congress are considering budget reconciliation legislation that could limit private-sector investment in real estate construction by raising taxes. Now is not the time to be taxing investments that can help put a dent in our country’s housing shortage and even create good paying jobs. Right now, the average American household simply cannot afford to own a home due to a chronic shortage of around 6 million housing units. This also impacts renters across the country. We must no longer turn a blind-eye on our country’s housing shortage. Sign the petition calling on Congress to focus on affordable housing. Now is not the time to tax private-sector investments in real estate. The Administration’s announced efforts to provide more affordable housing at this c...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
Why rent or mow the yard and shovel the sidewalk when you can buy this nice 2 bedroom condo with all the exterior maintenance done for you?You could even use it as a dorm for the kids or a second home or an investment, or just enjoy living there in a smoke free building relaxing by the heated pool or sitting on the balcony overlooking the mountains.You can walk across the street and down to Ann Morrison Park, Katheryn Albertson's Park or access the Boise Greenbelt. Call for your private tour of this Boise Condo.  I would be glad to create a custom search for other properties that will email you new listings if you like too.
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
  When the weather outside is frightful, you may feel delightful when you let your home embrace the season.. When you're staging a home for sale, you want to make it as appealing as possible -- especially during the winter months. Even if the outdoors aren't exactly in your favor, you can still create an unforgettable interior that will leave everyone impressed and longing for a second look.Embrace The Season Winter has an allure all its own, so take advantage of that with your decor. Catch the seasonal spirit and place festive accents throughout the home like Christmas trees, ornaments and holiday vignettes. This evokes a pleasing "home for the holidays" feel and will delight anyone who steps foot into your house. Although there are many possibilities for wintertime decorations, be sur...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $1,025,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 3,810 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98822163 Location 3122 W Hidden Springs DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings 5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,025,000 | Boise, IDBacks to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $885,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $995,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $819,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $735,000 | Boise, ID Su...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
Backs to Open Space and Dry Creek! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $885,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,452 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98822512 Location 3320 W Miners Farm DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings 5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $995,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $819,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $735,000 | Boise, IDBacks to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $925,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing f...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $995,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full BathroomsInterior: 3,466 sqftLot: 0.19 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98820261 Location 11845 N 20th AvenueBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings 5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $995,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $819,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $735,000 | Boise, IDBacks to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $925,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing feed Nearb...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
Under Construction in Cartwright Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $819,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,891 sqftLot: 0.14 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98821436 Location 11894 N 20th AveBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings 5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,075,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $750,000 | Boise, IDBacks to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $925,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $850,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby pr...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
The Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $735,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,616 sqftLot: 0.13 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98820647 Location 11878 N 20th AvenueBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings 5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,075,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $750,000 | Boise, IDBacks to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $925,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $850,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing fee...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
The Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $699,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,153 sqftLot: 0.13 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98817598 Location 11875 N 21st AvenueBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings 5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,075,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $750,000 | Boise, IDBacks to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $925,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $850,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing fee...
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