All Blog Entries by Allen Cofield

Allen Cofield, Associate Broker

Boise Premier Real Estate
ph. 208.908.1777

Mortgage Broker, OMNI-FUND, INC
NMLS #314549

My success is marked by the referrals from my clients.

Go to my Home Page!

Found 14 blog entries published by Allen Cofield.

A Senior Guide to House Hunting in Boise City

The numbers don’t lie: Seniors are flocking to Boise for their retirement years, and it all comes down to the many financial advantages of living in Idaho. A forecasting model from the Idaho Department of Labor reports that the over-65 population is an enormous driver behind the state’s population growing at three times the national average. Currently 14.7 percent of the population, seniors will account for 34.4 percent of the population growth between now and 2025, growing to become 17.3 percent of the population.

Those figures are impressive, but bring up an important question: What’s attracting seniors to this area? Read on to learn the answer.

 

Senior-Friendly Property Taxes

The Idaho

44 Views, 0 Comments

JUly 2019 FUN EVENTS IN THE TREASURE VALLEY OF IDAHO!

 

July 16th - 20th - Snake River Stampede - Top 10 regular season professional rodeos in the nation.
Get your tickets Here!

July 17th - Big Als - Live Music at the Village in Meridian - Every Weds until Sept 25, 2019
Follow them on Facebook for more details on this link!

July 20th - Annual River Safety Course -  Hosted by Idaho Whitewater Association - 
Why should you go? - July 4th a woman drown on the Payette River, North of Emmett- A popular tubing spot! On July 13th, another woman drown wearing a Life Jacket with an inner tube.
Click on the  Link for more Info!

July 20th- Tater Dash Mud Run - Run times: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Twin Oaks Farm in Eagle, Idaho - Starts at $40.00/person

JUL

52 Views, 0 Comments

June 2019 FUN EVENTS IN THE TREASURE VALLEY OF IDAHO!

June 12th - Family fun car meet @ Meridian speed way. (BEER!) - Wednesday at 6 PM – 9 PM
Meridian Speedway
335 S Main St, Meridian, Idaho 83642

June 14th and 15th - Truck Pull/Demolition Derby - Gem County Fairgrounds
Emmett, ID 83617
June 15th - Demolition Derby and Sled Pull brought to you by Raw Iron Gym. They will be doing the Power Wheels Pull for the little ones (must be pre-entered to participate). -See More on link above about this event.

June 14th - Smooth Avenue Band at Sandbar Patio - 6PM Friday - Riverside Hotel - Garden City, ID
Hosted by Smooth Avenue Band and Treasure Valley Live Music Events
This is a Blues, Soul and Funk Band to entertain your ears along the Boise Greenbelt.

72 Views, 0 Comments

Fun Events in the Treasure Valley of Idaho!

Tour d’Funk Treasure Valley Ride to Defeat ALS 2019 - Eagle -  May 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Injury Care EMS is in the fight against ALS with this year’s Tour d’Funk Treasure Valley Ride to Defeat ALS. This one day cycling event includes participant support from start to finish, with crewed stops, volunteers, and a safety team. The ride starts and finishes at Stephen C. Guerber Park at the Sunrise and Sunset shelters in Eagle, ID. The purpose is to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. Get more info on link above...

Boise Technology Show - Boise - May 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Interact with Idaho’s most influential and innovative business leaders, as they address the most relevant technical issues facing

105 Views, 0 Comments

Finding a great fishing spot in Idaho is easy to do. There are so many lakes and rivers to discover and each one has something unique to offer.  I am going to share with you some of the highly treasured spots noted by local Idahoans. Idaho contains about 26,000 miles of streams and rivers and upwards of 3,000 natural lakes and has a variety of species of fish some which are unique to Idaho to offer you. Whether you like to fish in the spring or the fall seasons, you’ll find other anglers packing up their poles and fly rods and taking full advantage of the fishing opportunities offered within our state of Idaho.

 

 1. Brownlee Reservoir – Reference:

346 Views, 0 Comments

Water for a home or property in rural idaho

Many property buyers today are contemplating buying a home or land in a rural area that are not well educated on water supplies leading to those areas. In the Boise regional area, some parcels have rights and access to the irrigation water that is sent throughout the treasure valley, while others do not.

Many subdivisions being developed today are including pressurized irrigation water throughout the community and are implementing HOAs to cover for the pump house cost. If you are moving from another area like Southern California, there is no such thing as irrigation water available and much of the land is covered with city provided water, not wells.

The Idaho Department of Water Resources,  is a great

84 Views, 0 Comments

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

493 Views, 0 Comments

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

376 Views, 1 Comment

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

274 Views, 0 Comments

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

330 Views, 0 Comments

Have a Question?

Contact Us

Follow Us