Mike Brown Group
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Many are wondering how this new law will affect the housing market. For the most part, the latest tax reform will boost the average paycheck and do little to harm the housing market. Tax policy changes, even when directly tied to housing costs, affect demand for housing primarily through disposable income channels. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is likely to increase disposable income for the majority of U.S. taxpayers, including many taxpayers affected by the reduction in state and local tax deductibility. The U.S. Treasury estimates about 90% of people will see more take-home pay because of the tax reform, starting as soon as February.
At the top of the changes in the new tax law is the limiting of the mortgage interest deduction. Previously, a…
Should you upsize, downsize, or rightsize (by staying put)? Many consumers are currently struggling with this very big decision. Right now, the Treasure Valley housing market is a constant topic of media analysis and speculation. Everyone has an opinion on it, and many are contemplating what this means for them. In October of 2017, the median house price of a home in our area topped $266,000. This shows a 13% gain from statistics from early 2017 when the median home price in January was $235,000! It’s no wonder the housing market is triggering conversations and contemplation.
Most loans that were underwater because of the Great Recession now show strong positive equity. Selling…
St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees (November 22nd through November 26th)
Boise Centre, 850 W. Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. Share in the magic as the Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor, featuring hundreds of lavishly decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and inspirational decor. Tickets can be purchased at the door: Adults - $7.00, Military - $5.00, Children (ages 3-12) - $4.00, Seniors (62 and better) - $4.00, Family Pass (up to six individuals) $30.00, Children (2 and under) - free. Click here for the schedule of events
Winter Garden aGlow (November 23rd through January 1st)
Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Raod, Boise. Come and see the garden's display of over 300,000 sparkling lights and see Santa, local choirs,
Fallapalooza 2017 (September 30th - October 1st)
Free admission. Come enjoy a beautiful weekend packed with music, art, shopping, activities, kids carnival games, food, beer, and more while spreading the message "no more", raising advocacy about domestic violence, and supporting local shelters. Saturday, September 30th 10am-6pm, Sunday, October 1st 10 am- 4 pm in Storey Park, 215 E. Franklin Road, Meridian Idaho.
Idaho Botanical Garden Fall Festival
Celebrate autumn at the Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th from noon – 6:00 p.m. at the Idaho Botanical Garden. The family-friendly event celebrates the changing season with live music, wagon rides, beer and wine garden, food vendors, the Scarecrow Stroll, and kids’