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Staying Sane and DIY Home Improvement

Nearly everyone takes on a home improvement project at one point or another. Some from the moment they buy a house, which is a great option if you have the vision, time, and money to fix up a place. Others take on the slow approach doing one project at a time. We...

How to: Do your own yearly home inspection

Ah Homeowner-ship, the dream of many... this dream has become a reality for my wife and I this year, and though I am in the business of homes (I am a REALTOR and an Architect ) there has been some bumps along the way. What can I say? We're newbies, and there's a lot...

Citizen Architect

This months #architalks series asks the question, "What is a citizen architect?" I recently read an article published a few years ago about what it means to be an American. Taking the words and changing them to relate directly to architecture is informative and...

Freaky Floorplan Friday

Winchester House I have to admit, I don't actually have the floorplans for this building, nevertheless, in the spirit of Halloween, today's Friday Floorplan will feature the Winchester House. William Winchester was the treasurer of the Winchester Repeating Arms...

7 Tips for Home Staging That Every Seller Should Do

Tips for Home Staging Moving is stressful! Sure there are excitements, you know it’s the right move to make and you know it will all be worth it, but there’s no getting around it. It’s a TON of work. Any of you homeowners who have experienced placing your home on the...

Friday Floorplan – Trentham

Trentham Floorplan Friday! This is a modern farmhouse. It's a beautiful form of eye candy and its fun to imagine what life would be like living here. The house was designed to mix into the elements that it is surrounded by, corrugated sheds, and a barn wood finish....

Real Estate and Photography

The power of Photography. Every day thousands of hotels, airbnb, homes, etc. are rented site unseen, additionally homes are viewed for purchase and sometimes also purchased site unseen. Why is this so? Pictures! This is true in my personal life as well. I am planning...

The Zestimate and Idaho Falls Area

Zillows website actually has a chart to tell us about the accuracy regarding its Zestimate. It doesn’t have Idaho Falls listed specifically but it does have Idaho. Idaho doesn’t actually have enough information to even be ranked. I though this was rather interesting....

Floorplan Friday- Micro-Yuan’er

Its Micro Friday Floorplan! Every week as I'm reading articles looking at my clients inspiration boards, their pinterest pins, and houzz portfolios I am constantly looking for that one floorplan that just pops out at me. This week it is a more different floorplan than...

Whats a Butterfly Roof?

A focus on butterfly roof's. A bit different than our normal Friday Floorplan. However, its not because of a lack of effort on our part. We searched for a long time to find a floorplan that we liked that had a butterfly roof. We just didn’t have any luck. You may be...

Friday Floorplan- Cold Springs Crossing

Cold Springs Crossing- what a beautiful facade! ... Architects! We know that its floorplan Friday and that we should be providing a floorplan. Instead, there's this beauty. In our defense we were looking for a floorplan, its just that when you come across a beautiful...

Wagon Days: Ketchum/Sun Valley Idaho

Beautiful Sun Valley- I love vacations, and by extension I love resort towns. Any time and money spent making memories with the sheer objective of having fun is going to have my full support. I know not everyone values the expense of a vacation, let alone a resort...

Whats a Homeowners Exemption?

Raise your hand if you like saving money! You can’t miss this little chunk of cash callled “The Homeowners Exemption”. You may be eligible to save money on your property taxes if you do the following: purchase a house, live in it (sorry landlords)… and fill out a...

Floorplan Friday- Mother in law suite

Todays Friday Floorplan feautures a mother-in-law suite. Why? Lately as I've been looking around at homes, touring homes, selling homes etc., I've noticed that a common feature, or rather a frequent feature is either a mother in law suite or a double master. I'm...

Lawn Care Guide (Infographic)

With the change of weather here in Idaho Falls, savvy homeowners start thinking about how to care for their lawns before the winter comes. As a newer homeowner, I can honestly say I have no idea what I should do... but that's okay because Brett Janes at "Good to be...

Broadway Building- Friday Floorplan

This project is a bit to large scale for Idaho Falls, however, I kept coming back to it so I thought I should share it. The Broadway Building is located in Seattle WA and was designed by Studio Meng Strazzara in 2010. Its actually a mixed use building and contains...

Questions You Should Have Asked Your REALTOR

Before signing on your Realtor you should probably ask them a few questions. Here's a list to get you started. Are you a full-time professional real estate agent? How long have you worked full time in real estate? Knowing whether or not your agent practices full time...