July 2015

Found 7 blog entries for July 2015.

 Huston Vineyards

 There’s nothing quite like sitting back with your favorite wine, enjoying the sunset, a favorite book or just spending time friends. However, taking a trip to Idaho wine country is sure to increase your awareness of the booming industry that is taking the state by storm. Within the last 10 years or so, more than 40 Idaho wineries have made their appearance, and the results are nothing short of intoxicating.

While Idaho might be known for its potatoes, the 1,600 acres of new vineyards in the area are quickly making the state known for much more. Since the 2007 decision to allocate a federally recognized, 8,000 square mile area to grape growing, Idaho is proving it has much more to offer residents, guests and wine connoisseurs.

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Boise is a fun city with plenty of things to do downtown and in the surrounding areas. However, there are still plenty of fantastic things that you and your family can enjoy in the great outdoors. Let’s look at some of the best outdoor activities to try.

Spend Some Time on the Boise River

The Boise River travels right through the center of town and this means that no matter where you live in the area, you are literally minutes away from the water. You can go floating on the river starting at Barber Park and then get out down at Ann Morrison Park. It’s a nice and relaxing trip that lets you fully enjoy the sunshine and the water. You can have someone drop you off and then pick you up, or you can work with one of the local outfitters,

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Have you thought about investing in real estate? The real estate market across the country, including Boise, is growing stronger each quarter. Boise also happens to be a popular city with plenty to offer those who want to call it home, including employment opportunities, a strong environment for startup businesses, and a safe place to raise a family. Because of the area’s popularity, it should not be difficult to rent out the investment property. However, you do need to consider a few things before you make your investment.

Can You Handle the Expense and the Time Commitment?

Do you have the money to invest in a property and make sure it is rentable in a short time? The cost of buying a property is only part of the expense. You also

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Boise has a wealth of things to enjoy for residents and visitors alike. Whether you love to see animals or you want to learn more about military history, there’s something in the area that’s perfect for you. Here are ten fun and interesting places to spend some time in the Boise area.

The Boise Art Museum

The Boise Art Museum is the best place in the state to check out some of the best artwork in the world. They have a permanent art collection, as well as new exhibits that pass through the museum regularly. They also offer community events, including Art in the Park.

Basque Museum and Cultural Center

The center offers an in depth look at the history of the Basques in the United States, as well as the old world. The center features a library

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When you are just starting to look for a home in the Boise area, it’s natural to feel a bit of confusion simply because you have so many options. It is important to make sure you are considering what’s actually best for you and that you are buying with your brain rather than your heart. Even though you want to love the place you live, you also need to make sure it’s the right choice. You have to consider a number of different things when buying.

Should You Buy a House or Condominium?

How much space do you need? Do you really need to have a large house with a backyard, or would a smaller condominium work better for you? When you are choosing a piece of property, think about what you want right now and the actual space you need.

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Excited about shopping for a home in Boise? While buying a new home is certainly a great option for many people, one of the most important things to consider before buying is whether you are actually able to get a mortgage loan or not. It’s the cold hard truth that many people don’t like to face. They want to buy a property, but it’s not always as easy as walking into the bank and getting a quick approval. Here are some tips that you will want to use when you are buying a home and trying to get a mortgage.

Always Get Preapproval

Before you start looking for a property, you should try to get preapproved for a loan. Why is it so important to get preapproval before you start looking for a property? There are actually a couple of reasons. First, what

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Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or you just want to beautify the property, it’s all about improving the home’s curb appeal. A home that looks great on the outside can help to drive up property values in the area, makes the neighbors happy, and makes the owners proud. You can do a number of different things to boost your home’s curb appeal. Let’s get started with some simple tips that you can employ.

Landscaping and Décor

Good landscaping is more than merely keeping your lawn mowed. It’s about using the right elements in the right places. This could include things such as a flowerbed along the front of the house, bushes, trees, and even fountains. Good landscaping should accentuate the look of the home and be a natural extension of it.

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