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Announcing NEW Idaho Real Estate & Property search engine on sellidaho.com!

Now we are offering Basic, Advanced or Mapping Search tools right here on www.sellidaho.com for homes, land and commercial properties in the Treasure Valley area including Boise homes, Nampa homes, Meridian homes, Caldwell homes and surrounding communities!

Utilizing Google Mapping Driver, you can now...

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Is Buying a Home in Today's Economy a Good Idea?

Should I buy real estate in this market?

 

As a long-term investment, homeownership is still one of the best investments for individual households.

 

“Why” you may ask? After all, the headlines say the housing market is down and out, with defaults rising at an alarming rate, and mortgage markets so frozen that buyers can’t get a home loan at any price.

 

What buyers need to realize is that housing markets, like all markets, inevitably have their ups and downs. And homeownership has a track record that is virtually unmatched by any other purchase in terms of its real benefits.

 

Affordability?  With the decrease in median pricing across the Treasure Valley in Idaho Real Estate as well as with lower interest rates, the affordability index is at it's best level in 4 years!

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What's New?

Debt-Free Living, what a concept, but is it possible in our society?

How about some humility and servant-hood in our leadership in this country, would that be a nice thing?  Rome

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Idaho Short Sales

Idaho Short Sales and Foreclosures 

Avoid Foreclosure

Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) loans will continue adjusting through 2010.  5/1 ARM loans made in 2005 will have their final reset in 2010. These resets will certainly cause more homeowners to face a Short Sale or Foreclosure unless something drastic happens in the financial markets and in our economy. This could increase the inventory of Idaho Short Sales dramatically!

An article written by "Market Watch" states that in the coming months and years, the credit crunch that's now squeezing mainly the poor is likely to hit millions of middle-class homeowners who took out risky loans during the great housing boom early in the decade. Even though they look at a national market, Idaho Short Sales are here to stay for a while.

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The Art of Public Speaking

I found this article about public speaking very interesting, because a) I enjoy speaking in public, b) it's a "sales thing" and of course, c) I always want to become better at what I do.

So, what does this have to do with real estate in Idaho? Well, if you are selling your home, you are ultimately giving a presentation.  When you review the 7 reasons below, take a look at what your homes in Idaho are saying to their audience.

I hope you can find a good take away in this article.  Whenever you have a home in Nampa or a home in Boise to sell, contact Don for all of your real estate needs in Idaho.  selling your home in idaho

  

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Who are Fannie & Freddie?

A friend had e-mailed this article to me, as printed in the New York Times.  What tipped Fannie Mae over the top?

In spite of any slants that the author places into the article, it certainly gives a simple picture of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fit into our financial world.

By the way, banks are still loaning money & people are still buying and selling homes in Idaho!  Call me today to analyze your real estate needs and possible investments!     Don Wixom   RE/MAX Executives  (208) 880-5039

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Boise Idaho in USA Today

Boise: Correction 'relatively mild,' but sales hit a rough spot

The county seat of Ada County is headquarters to Micron Technology and Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet division. This year, CNNMoney.com anointed Boise the nation's No. 3 launching pad for high-tech companies, after Bellevue, Wash., and Portland, Ore.

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Government Takes Over Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

This is a brief summary of the recent government intervention of the Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac situation, written by Dave Linegar, Co-Founder of RE/MAX International.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

It's amazing to watch what is happening in our national economy and I think it's important that we all pay attention to what's going on.  It's time for Americans to start spending less and saving more and to regain our strength.

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I-84 Construction Update

When traveling from your Nampa Home to your Boise job or from your Boise Home to your Canyon County job, there is traffic!  Some times of the day are worse than others and the 55 speed limit is certainly a bother as well....

But, they are fixing the roads!  YEAH!  A nice wider freeway between Nampa and Boise will be great....and a long time needed!  A much easier drive home is on its way!

Boise ID Real Estate

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Best Buys on Boise Valley Real Estate

Idaho's Best Real Estate Opportunities: 

These 5 properties are priced ahead of the market, allowing you to get even a better deal today!

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