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Residential Growth in the Magic Valley

Residential Growth: New home construction in 7 south-central Idaho cities


HEATHER KENNISON hkennison@magicvalley.com       Mar 10, 2017

Spec homes

Designated Broker Mandi Riddle shows off the kitchen in a spec home Wednesday at Glacier Meadows Way in Kimberly. Pat Sutphin, Times News

Spec homes

A spec home is under construction Wednesday at Glacier Meadows Way in Kimberly. Pat Sutphin, Times News


TWIN FALLS — If you come, they will build it.

That seems to be the case in cities across the Magic Valley, where builders have moved away from constructing homes before they are sold. Most developers say that… Continue reading

Top 10 Tips for Staging a Home for Photos

Ah, yes the beloved Top 10 list. If only life were that simple and any skill you ever wanted to learn could be perfected with just 10 easy to learn, neatly packaged tips. I can see it now… “The top 10 tips for removing your own brain tumor” or “The top 10 tips for raising the dead.” Now don’t get me wrong — I don’t think that having your house photographed is as complicated as brain surgery or necromancy but it is often best left to the professionals. However, if you find yourself without a professional and needing to prepare… Continue reading

Safety for Consumers and Agents

The National Association of REALTORS® has made a movie that discusses safety for Consumers as well as Real Estate Agents. It will help explain what happens before and during property showings. We value our safety as well as yours!




Communication in your homeowner association

By Richard Thompson

Communication is essential for the harmony of your homeowner association. Do you have a regular newsletter that is informative and timely? Is it worth reading? More often then not, most newsletters are “throwaways”. It doesn’t need to be that way. With a bit of imagination, they could be both informative and fun to read.

First, what kinds of “boilerplate” information ought to be included?

  • Names of board members
  • Manager contact information
  • Current Income & Expense Statement
  • Committee Reports
  • Special Upcoming Projects
  • Selective rule reminders
  • Event Calendar

Another extremely important ingredient in a readable newsletter is the layout… Continue reading

Five Smart Home Buyer Strategies

By Blanche Evans

The National Association of REALTORS® has announced that there’s a housing supply shortage. Homes are selling quickly and home prices are starting to inch up again. It’s becoming a seller’s market in many areas.

Any time the market changes, it’s time to change strategies. During a buyer’s market, buyers have the upper hand and can make more demands to sellers over their homes’ price and condition. During a sellers’ market, buyers concede the upper hand to sellers and are more willing to accept higher prices and terms.

When homes are in short supply, buyers don’t have… Continue reading

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