Home Buyer Tax Credit IRS Form

If you're thinking about applying for the new $6,500 home buyer federal tax credit or the extended $8,000 version, the Internal Revenue Service has just issued its first formal guidelines for you.

Tops on the agency's list of advice: Cool it for a couple of weeks. Even if you qualify for one of the credits, don't send in any requests to the IRS quite yet. Wait until later this month when the agency publishes its revised Form 5405 with the key instructions needed to get you a check from the government.

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Claim Your Home Buyer Tax Credit

This is a great video that will answer a few basic questions in a simple to understand method for both:

First Time Home Buyers and

Repeat Buyers

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Apply On-Line to Finance Your Idaho Home

It's never been easier to apply for a loan!

You certainly don't want to lose that personal touch when working with a mortgage lender. And you certainly won't when you choose Leon Baker with First Mortgage Company in Nampa Idaho!


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No Mortgage if You Lose Your Job

Now there's no need to worry about paying your mortgage if you lose your job.

Introducing "Worry Free Mortgage Protection Program" from First Mortgage Co.

In the event that you lose your job or experience an unexpected financial setback, it may give you some peace of mind while you get back on your feet.

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Idaho Short Sales Report Updated for 2009

Boise Area Market Report:

Nampa Realtor, Don Wixom, Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), updates his Exclusive Short Sale Report as of year end, 2009.

This report shows year-end statistics for both bank owned homes and Idaho short sales as compared to traditional listings and sales.

If you or someone you know is close to losing their home to foreclosure or has recently lost a job or had a major life change not allowing them to continue their monthly mortgage payments, please download this report and contact Don Wixom, ASAP.

Download the 2009 Year-end Idaho Short Sales Report 

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Renovate that Idaho Foreclosure

Conventional Rehabilitation Loans

                             Make over the house to fit your lifestyle...

"We really loved the house, BUT..."

You just toured a home you liked, in a great location. But it didn't have new carpet, had unattractive landscaping, or it needed new electrical wiring throughout the house. Perhaps the house's paint sorely needed updating, or the home just lacked the modern amenities you and your family look for.



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Boise Idaho Home Prices

Treasure Valley Historic Home Prices

After tracking our Idaho MLS statistics for the past few years, I have compiled the average SOLD prices for single family homes in the Nampa / Boise area.

As the graph shows, our peak prices were in the fall of 2006 and began to drop quickly. Canyon County experienced the most fluctuation in both rise and fall of average home prices in the Treasure Valley.

The graph for these Idaho Real Estate Statistics indicate we are currently at a pricing level similar to the beginning of 2005.

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Happy New Year From Your Nampa Realtor

Happy New Year From Your Nampa Realtor



Did you know:

The tradition of New Year resolutions originated about 4,000 years ago when the ancient Babylonians used them as a way to begin the year with a clear conscience, usually by returning borrowed items.
The song “Auld Lang Syne” — meaning “old long ago” — is sung at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the start of the New Year in almost every English-speaking country in the world. The word “syne” is pronounced like the word "sign." The song is an old Scottish folk lyric modernized by the poet Robert Burns in 1788.
The first ball drop in New York’s Time Square was in 1907. The ball was five foot wide and included 100 25-watt bulbs. The current New Year’s ball is a 12-foot-wide geodesic sphere encrusted with 32,256 super bright LEDs.


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Garrity Interchange Construction in Nampa Idaho

Construction at the Garrity Interchange

will begin the first week of January, 2010 and finish in June, 2011.  Construction will affect traffic on Garrity Blvd./Idaho Center Blvd. and I-84.

The Idaho Transportation Dept. (ITD) invites you to attend an open house meeting regarding the roadway improvements.

The meeting will focus on traffic and noise impacts, planned closures and detour routes.

Garrity Exit


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Nampa Realtor Earns SFR Designation

Nampa Idaho real estate agent, broker, owner, Realtor, Don Wixom with RE/MAX Executives in Nampa, Idaho, recently earned the "SFR" Designation, Certified by the National Association of Realtors.

Idaho Short Sales are becoming a larger portion of the market than ever before. Don Wixom is now a Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. (SFR)

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