Selling

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Top 50 Surge Cities Graphic

Another week and another list that Boise, Idaho, has made its way onto as we head toward a new decade. This time, it’s made the Inc.com list of “Surge Cities”, which chronicles the Top 50 best U.S. cities for starting a business in 2020.

Boise landed at number five on the list bested only by Austin, Salt Lake City, Durham, and Denver. Great company to be among for sure.

Boise’s ranking was based on its population growth (#2), it’s job creation capabilities (#3), and its net business creation (#3). With hordes of people relocating to the area from other states, including California’s Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising to see it becoming a hub for tech and other startups.

As entrepreneurs are looking for locations that offer lower-priced

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A look at downtown Boise from JUMP

Those of us here in Boise, Idaho, already know that the housing market here is booming. Recently, Realtor.com released its “Top Real Estate Markets for 2020” report, and number one on the list is Boise, ID.

According to the report, sales of homes nationally are expected to slow by 1.8%. In contrast, the top ten markets, including Boise, are expected to see about a 2.4% increase. With the continued demand, home prices in the area are going to continue their ascent.

Mike Brown, owner of The Mike Brown Group at Silvercreek Realty had this to say about The Top Real Estate Markets for 2020: “It’s not surprising to see Boise among the top real estate markets in the country. The report is definitely going to lift the veil of what current Boise area

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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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If you’ve lived in your home for several years, chances are you’ve accumulated a ton of stuff. From photos to drawings, favorite toys and a wealth of other things related to you and your family, your house is filled with personal items. While you love all those things, if you are trying to sell your home, they become unnecessary clutter that could play a role in how long the house stays on the market.

Clutter Detracts from Your Home

The things you accumulate while living in a home may have value to you, but when trying to sell, they can actually detract from your home and the final sale price. When the home is filled with items, it gives the appearance that it is smaller, which is the exact opposite of what you want when selling. Your goal is to

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boise home staging

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Staging, there are many great reasons that sellers need to stage a home to sell. In fact, 49 percent of realtors said they believe that taking this action always has a positive effect on selling while 47 percent believe it sometimes has a positive effect.

Easier to View It as Their Home

The National Association of Realtors surveyed 49,104 Realtors asking them the importance of staging a home. Of the 2,373 people who responded 31 percent of agents representing buyers said that when sellers took this step, it was easier for other people to visualize it as their own. According to About Home, many buyers buy on emotions, and not on logic. When people start seeing the

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selling boise real estate

Fall officially begins on September 23rd, but that doesn’t mean the selling season is over. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Boise homebuyers these days aren’t always timing a new home purchase around the beginning of the school year, because it’s not a top concern for the majority of buyers.

There are many first-time Boise buyers looking throughout the entire year, not just seasonally. Additionally, baby boomers preparing for retirement are always on the lookout for the perfect property, as are millennial buyers and those experiencing job relocation.   

Here Are a Few Home Staging Tips for the Fall:

Enhance Your Curb Appeal

  • Plant beautiful fall colors for amazing curb appeal. Chrysanthemums (or mums) are available in vibrant reds, oranges
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If you want to increase the chances of your home selling quickly, you need to take advantage of the psychology of color. While many don’t feel the periwinkle exterior they love will have an effect on a potential buyer, the reality is that it will – in a big way. There has been plenty of study into how specific colors affect people, and the results just might surprise you. Keep reading to find out how your color choices will affect potential buyers, and how you can incorporate color insights in a way that will help your home sell faster.

Exterior Matters

Curb appeal plays a major role in the overall feelings a potential buyer has about the space – after all, this is the first impression you get to make with the home. It might surprise some sellers

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