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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...

Friday Floorplan- The Nelson

Friday Floorplan- The Nelson Multi-generational housing is becoming a thing. This is an interesting floorplan Friday to meet the needs of today's consumers. It was developed for the boomerang and sandwich generation, or adults with kids who move back and aging parents...

Friday Floorplan – River Road

This Friday Floorplan is another "tiny house." It comes from architect Nir Pearlson and comes in at 800 square feet. In addition to being a great home this tiny house would make a great little cabin get away! Note the butterfly roof, we've talked about these before....

Good Fences – Good Neighbors

Good neighbors and fences I grew up here in Idaho Falls working for my dad cleaning chimneys, installing fireplaces, and building fences. We recently moved into a home that doesn’t have a fence. As a REALTOR® I know that adding a fence isn’t really going to set me...

Febraury 2016 Market Stats

In most professions consumers don't really care what is happening in your business. In architecture this is the case. When people ask how business is going its because they care about you not the business itself. However, in real estate its quite different because...

Questions to Ask Your Architect

Ask Your Architect We aren't always a the right fit for our clients, so we came up with a list of questions to ask as they interview us and other architects.Every architect brings their own combination of skills, expertise, interests, and values to their projects....

July Market Report

Check out the market report for July 2015 to date here in Idaho Falls. (If you would like more information, or specific information to where you are looking to buy or sell give us a call.) There have been 1356 homes listed this year. 985 homes have sold. In July 196...

Idaho Falls Real Estate Market Stats April 2016

It has been an interesting month for the real estate market this month in Idaho Falls. The market has definitely shifted as you can see based off of the graph below. Items of interest: We have more active homes on the market then we did last month (still pretty low...

Idaho Falls Real Estate Market January 2016

Its hard to follow the market. We have crazy low interest rates right now. Along with those low interest rates we have really low real estate inventory to go along with it. There are so many variables to consider. It appears that we are going to be getting that...

Most Popular Home Features of 2015

Fireplaces of all kinds were quite popular in 2015. Of course who doesn't love fireplaces (from the son of a chimney sweep). Everyone loves fire- check out some other interesting statistics! Realtor.com ranked the 20 most common home features as mentioned in their...

Will 2016 Be The Year to Buy?

If you have been considering buying a house but haven't quite reached the point where you are positioned to do so, it may be your year! Heres why: 1- Home Prices will likely be calming down this coming year. According to Zillow's prices are expected to rise 2.6%...