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Idaho's Low Taxes is a big attraction for Migration

 Recent studies show Idaho's overall taxes are the lowest in the region and is ranked 48th in the Nation, according to a recent article published in the local Idaho Statesman on November 26, 2017.   This article also states the tax burden on each person is the lowest in 11 Western states.  One must also consider the effective rate vs. looking only at the actual tax rate reasoning is that all taxing system at the local levels are not created equal and vary which can be misguiding.

Idaho relies on three major taxes such as Income, Sales and Property Taxes.  

If you are looking for ways to save yourself some taxes and keep more of your money in your pocket, you might consider moving toward a state

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Looking for great reasons to check out Idaho for housing and business opportunities when thinking of moving from California or another state into Idaho?

I have researched several reasons for you that might catch your interest and that of your current employees.

A MERIC Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2017 ranked California number 49 for the cost of living compared to Idaho ranked at number 12.  This report also breaks down housing comparisons on the two states for which you can draw your own conclusions on the difference and know that Idaho has real estate that you may want to consider quickly while it is still listed at a great price.  Many Californians have started migrating to Idaho because of the great outdoors, a more affordable home, lower

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Sellers are taking up this opportunity to save thousands of dollars selling their home, or are they?


While some sellers are attempting to sell their homes on their own, they are missing the opportunity for the best marketing strategies to get the best possible outcome for their bottom line and net profits.  While it may seem easy to cut out the agent and to just stick a sign out in front of their lawn, or find a for sale by owner website to post the home with a few pictures, one must ask how well is their home really being perceived by a buyer in its presentation and have they mastered the art of tough negotiations to render the best possible outcome for the sell of their home to the right buyer with the proper qualifications?  Unless you have

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fun things to do in the boise region


By Allen Cofield,
Dated: October 3, 2017

Idaho is the state to get you outdoors with plenty of fun things to do.  This is main reason it attracts so many people to the Boise, Idaho Regional area.  The statistics show there is 444,028 population now and growing daily, the married population show 54.8% which means there's still a chance for singles to meet, the Median resident age is 35.8 years, unemployment rate at 3.0%, the median home price as of June 2017 was $273,950 and your average commute time is about 20 minutes.

No matter where you go during the spring and summer seasons, you will experience many green trees in Boise, Idaho which is also known as the City of Trees, the plush green embankments near

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While many people may believe Homeowner Associations (HOA) are a nuisance, others may find them to be more appealing. Here in the Treasure Valley, HOA’s have become very popular in the newer developments and while they may have their drawbacks, they do have their advantages as well. When searching for a new home, it is important to know if there are HOAs.

If the home you love is in an HOA, you do not have a choice of joining the association as it will be mandatory. The purchase of your home becomes a contract with the HOA so it is crucial that you have read the CC&R’s (covenants, conditions and restrictions), the HOA rules, and read the minutes to the meetings. These rules could include how many cars you can park in the driveway, what structures

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equifax could have exposed your credit data to hackers

By Allen Cofield
Dated: September 13, 2017

Buying a home in the Boise, Idaho Real Estate Area with a mortgage should be an easy task, but can become very complicated when your identification has been hacked and ruined by an intruder.  As a Mortgage Broker and Real Estate Broker, it is important for me to help residents of the Boise Regional Area of Idaho obtain their dream homes without too many complications throughout the real estate and mortgage process. 

You might have heard, Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, recently revealed that hackers gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers'

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Moving  from California to Idaho

Many peers asked me, “why Idaho?” I mean, what’s not to love with California living there all my life, having great weather, being close to the mountains, beaches, amusement parks and many other attractions that draw visitors from all over the world? Some areas that sparked my interest here in Idaho were affordability; less traffic; lower taxes; a growing community; raising a family; decreased crime; friendly neighborhoods; close access to lakes and rivers, hiking, fishing and the enjoyment of the peaceful serenity on the Boise river greenbelt. These compelling factors are what sparked my interest and brought my family to Idaho making it an easy decision.

The next question was “what area of Idaho would we choose when

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When it comes to luxury real estate, there is no one design, style, or size that can define its meaning. From sprawling 15,000 square-foot mansions sitting on several acres, a 4,000 square-foot contemporary home nestled into the side of a mountain, or a 2,000 square-foot downtown condo, it's hard to define what 'luxury' really means; although most home buyers think they have a good idea.

Buying a luxury home is an exciting and often daunting experience. It's not as simple as browsing your local listings and setting up a viewing, it's whole different market, but with a little footwork, you can prepare yourself to find the home you've always dreamed of. Before you get started on your home search, consider these three tips when buying luxury property

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