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February 2016

Found 4 blog entries for February 2016.

When making a decision whether to sell your home and to buy another one, there are many factors to take into consideration. Your home is not just the place where you live, it’s also one of the largest investments you have to bargain with. Knowing what the market is doing is an important piece in determining if buying or selling is conducive to your long and short-term goals. According to the statistics provided at the beginning of February 2016 from the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, the Treasure Valley is currently in a seller’s market with 3.7 months of available inventory. But what does that really mean, and how does it affect you?

According to a recent CNBC article, one-third of all U.S. housing markets are seeing homes sell above

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It’s almost that time of year again where we get to enjoy the fragrant and beautiful colors of spring in the Treasure Valley. Winter has had its turn, and now we are anxiously anticipating the first buds of spring. We all want our lawns to look their best, so here are a few suggestions to prepare your lawn, trees, and shrubs for the upcoming season:

Apply an iron supplement to your lawn

A favorite secret weapon of lawn care professionals and golf courses, iron supplements help to impart a lush, deep, blue-green color to lawn grasses. The best time to apply iron to your lawn is in the spring, when temperatures are in the 60’s to 70’s F. This strategy will promote a lawn that rapidly greens up and it will kill the moss without creating a rush of

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Property taxes are a part of life. Generally speaking, when we receive our tax assessment in the mail we skip to the section that says how much we owe and then to how much the county thinks our home is worth. One of the biggest mistakes you can make after reviewing your tax assessment is assuming that the assessment is an accurate appraisal of your home. This is why it’s important to understand how property taxes are assessed and how it affects you.

Taxpayers require services and taxing authorities need revenue to provide these services. Property taxes are a principal source of income for cities and counties and special-purpose governments like fire, schools, library, cemetery and other districts. Taxing authorities set operating budgets, which in

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