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Summer is on its sun-soaked path to autumn, and it’s time to start thinking about all of the things that the new season brings; back to school for the kids, Labor Day cookouts, enjoying coffee on your porch swing in the crisp morning air, watching the leaves turn colors, and changing your summery décor to something cozier. There's nothing more inviting than a sofa or a bed layered with textured accents, like soft pillows and big, chunky, woven blankets. Muted colors soothe the soul and are highly popular this year. 



Consider a fall tablescape, integrating different mediums with a light and bright color palette:


Create a quick fall sign like this one and set it near your entryway or on a fireplace for an instant seasonal update:


Or, for a more dramatic

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Solar Eclipse (Monday, August 21st)

A total solar eclipse is a rare event that you don’t want to miss. The Gem State will have some of the best, most breathtaking views from anywhere in the country. The total eclipse only lasts about two minutes. Be sure to know about travel times and safety conditions in advance. Click here to find a prime viewing location and you'll also see a table listing approximate start times. 


Western Idaho Fair (August 18th to August 27th, noon to 11 p.m.)

Western Idaho Fair’s history dates back to 1897 and now more than 250,000 people attend the Western Idaho Fair to enjoy the entertainment, contests, food, concerts, livestock, and much more. Don't miss out on this annual event for the whole family! Click here for more

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Sage Hen Creek
Located two hours from Boise just off of the Sweet/Ola Highway, this beautiful reservoir is the perfect place for paddle boarding, canoeing, fishing, biking, and hiking. The lake is 700 acres, and there's a 15 mph speed limit to keep the area peaceful and serene. Sage Hen Creek Campground also allows for overnight stays. Click here for more info


The Lavender Merchant

The Lavender Merchant is a lavender farm owned by Marie Willis, located southeast of Kuna, and hosts events throughout the year. The farm has eight different varieties of lavender for ornamental and culinary use. They welcome visitors, you just need to call to make an appointment (208-249-6483). 2871 Stroebel Road, Kuna, ID 83634.


Sawtooth Botanical Garden

Visit the Garden of

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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 23th, 2017)—The Mike Brown Group at Silvercreek Realty Group has been named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Mike Brown Group, for the second year in a row, is a member of  The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals, a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Mike Brown Group is ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.25 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate

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With rising home prices and a severe lack of inventory, many consumers are asking if we’re in a housing bubble. To answer this question, it’s important to re-visit why the U.S. housing crisis happened in 2007 and where the U.S. housing economy stands today.

Beginning in 2005, rising house prices caused average-credit borrowers to borrow against the strong housing equity increase. This began a vicious continuation of rising household debt and this demographic were primarily responsible for the home loan defaults from 2007 to 2010. In addition to this, middle and high-income borrowers also contributed by excessively leveraging their real estate holdings by overstating their incomes on stated-income loans. Lenders were both loosening their borrowing

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Oldies Drags
The 37th Annual Project Filter - Idaho Fights Tobacco Oldies Drags is set for Sat-Sun, June 3-4, 2017, at Firebird Raceway. The event is open to drag racing, show `n shine and lots of fun over the two-day weekend. Gates open daily at 9 am and time trials to follow. Final eliminations will be contested at noon on Sunday. Special show parking is available in Firebird's paved upper pit area. Daily admission: $12-adults, $3-6 to 12 years of age, and under 5 - free. Click here for more information.
 

Saturday Food Truck Market
June 3rd - Come out and enjoy some great food trucks with great weather! 320 N. 6th, Boise, 83702. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Beer and Yoga and Cycle Bash at Payette Brewing
June 4th - Join us at Payette Brewing (733 S. Pioneer, Boise,…
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