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THE MIKE BROWN GROUP AT SILVERCREEK REALTY GROUP NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP 1,000 REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL TEAMS BY REAL TRENDS, AS ADVERTISED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

(Meridian, Idaho, June 29th, 2018) - The Mike Brown Group at Silvercreek Realty Group was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Mike Brown Group is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious, national award ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Mike Brown Group is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors®

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It's officially summer and with it comes the excitement of exploring Idaho and enjoying all of the outdoor activities that our great state has to offer - including a multitude of camping options. Consider visiting one of these destinations during the upcoming camping season:

Craters of the Moon

This U.S. National Monument and national preserve is located in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20 (concurrent with US 93 and US 26), between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 m) above sea level. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States.

A reviewer says, “We loved our visit to Craters, the

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World Village Fest

Friday, June 8th - Sunday, June 10th at Cecil D. Andrus Park (formerly Capitol Park), 601 West Jefferson Street, Boise

This amazing, 3-day festival in beautiful Downtown Boise celebrates Idaho’s culture and includes participants representing our Mexican, Basque, Native Americans, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Bosnian, African, Lao, North and South America, Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek communities. . It includes storytelling, music, dance, poetry, film and food. Don’t miss this fun event!

Click here for more information: http://worldvillagefestival.com

Parktacular

Sunday, June 10th, 1 - 7 p.m.

Settlers Park, Meridian

Parktacular is an uplifting, free outdoor concert and trade show taking place in

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As a homeowner, you may have recently received your property tax assessment in the mail. This past week, Ada County Public Information Officer Kate McGwire released a statement regarding assessment notices saying, “It is no surprise Ada County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Those of us lucky enough to call Ada County home are experiencing the greatest market appreciation since the end of the Great Recession. Median value increases for many neighborhoods are in the double-digits this year. With this upward trend in values comes understandable concern about its effect on property taxes. It is a common misconception that property tax burdens change directly in proportion to property values. Idaho’s property tax system is

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Nothing says bright, fresh, and clean in a home like the color white. White is arguably the most versatile of paint colors. No matter the design style, from classic and cozy to clean and contemporary, this versatile neutral works well in a variety of color schemes. Decorating your home in an all-white interior gives you the ability to change your decor at a whim – by simply adding texture and pops of color.

White is timeless and can be used as an anchor within your home and it's the most reflective of all colors - containing all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum. When light is filtered throughout your white walls (such as bouncing light coming from windows), wavelengths are being reflected and none of them are absorbed, creating

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Summer is quickly approaching. The month of May is the perfect time to deep clean your home in preparation for the busyness that summer brings. Here are a few easy tips to get you started:

Blinds

Cleaning blinds can be one of the most time-consuming tasks of deep cleaning. Not everyone has a feather duster on hand. Make your own by simply wrapping two microfiber cloths over a pair of tongs and securing each end with a rubber band. Your blinds will be dust-free in no time with this homemade tool. If you don’t want to clean your blinds yourself, consider a local cleaning company that specializes in blinds like Window Wizard Window & Blind Cleaning. They’ll come to your house, remove your blinds, and take them to be cleaned within their mobile

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This year, the workmanship of 39 builders on 40 unique homes will be showcased during the Spring Parade of Homes; an annual event held by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho that begins April 28th through May 13th. Some of the best homes and home designs in the Treasure Valley will be on display at this free event that is open to the general public.

The Mike Brown Group is proud to represent three premier Treasure Valley builders, Biltmore Co., Belveal Construction, and Ninety Degree Construction. These award-winning builders are raising the bar on what current and future homeowners can expect in new construction year-after-year.

Heather Echevarria, the 2018 Parade of Homes Committee Chair says, “The Parade of Homes has

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