WOW Them With Your First Impression!

Let’s be honest, having your home on the market can be downright exhausting, especially with showings that can occur at any time of day or night with little notice. The sooner you can secure a buyer the better for everyone involved.

Paying attention to the interior of a home to keep it show-ready is a time-consuming endeavor, but as you are doing so, don’t neglect to take care of your home’s exterior spaces, as well. Pay attention to small details.

The very first impression buyers will have of a home is the front exterior spaces, and a lawn that is neglected, shrubs that need  pruning, and other eyesores will potentially turn buyers off before they ever set foot in your home.  

ImageOne of the services we offer at Integrity Group Real Estate is a free consultation for staging not only the interior of your home but also specific recommendations on prepping the exterior of your home as well.

For a complimentary market analysis, you can contact us at 208.890.8390 or send us an      e-mail at iGroupRE@gmail.com

 

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2631 W Sky Wood Drive Eagle Idaho ~ $524,900.

Take a moment to check out our newest listing in Timberland Estates, Eagle Idaho.  Custom built, one owner home situated on .85 acres.  This single story home with upstairs bonus room features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal dining and vaulted living area.  The kitchen has all the goodies any chef would desire including two pantries, double ovens, granite counters and is open to the eating  and living area.  An 18×13 workshop, separate from the garage,  is a plus for any hobbyist. Bedroom 2 has a full bath attached and would be a terrific second mini master. Property includes apple, peach, and plum trees with permanent garden shed and garden area. Lots of quality in this house with hardwood floors, tile and custom woodwork. If you love lots of storage and a bit of elbow room, this might just be your new home.

2631 W Sky Wood Drive

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To visit this home, please call today at 208.890.8390

Energy Saving Alternatives Can Save You Some Greenbacks

These hot summer days make me cringe at the thought of my next power bill.  When the air conditioning unit come on I can see the greenbacks floating out of my checkbook.

I don’t currently have any alternative energy sources but I am considering it for my next home building project.  Nice to know that there are a few federal tax credits for those that choose to make some energy efficient home improvements.Image

Not all energy efficient improvements qualify. You can get credit for the following:

  • geothermal heat pumps that meet the Energy Star program requirements.
  • small residential wind turbines
  • solar water heaters ~ not applicable for hot tubs or swimming pools.
  • solar panels ~ must meet current building codes.
  • fuel cells

The residential energy tax credit helps individual taxpayers pay for residential alternative energy equipment. It is only good thru 2016 so move fast if you plan to install some of these energy efficient improvements.

This credit is not available on rental properties, only on your primary residence or second home.

If you’re eligible, you can claim this credit on Form 5695,  Residential Energy Credits when you file your federal income tax return.

For all the details, see IRS Notice 2009-41, which you can download from www.irs.gov. Click here for the direct link to form 5695.

Stay cool my friends and thanks for stopping by my blog.  If you are ever in need of a friendly Realtor with lots of experience, please give me a call at 208.890.8390 or send me an e-mail @ iGroupRE@gmail.com

Love To Cook? You Might Just Like This Kitchen!

ImageHomes are moving quickly in this sought after Meridian neighborhood.

Don’t wait too long before taking a peek at my newest listing in Settlers Bridge.

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Deck Your Boise Home With LIGHT!

holidaysChristmas lights are a thing of beauty, brightening our holiday with their cheerful glow; raising our spirits high…unless you are the poor guy who has to deal with actually getting those lights up (and back down!) each year. Here are just a few tips to help make this ritual of the season a little less stressful!

Safety first.
Emergency rooms are filled with well meaning lightsmiths every year who lose the battle with their ladders, or who have other light hanging related injuries every year! Never hang lights alone, make sure your ladder is secure; it wouldn’t hurt to have someone down below to hold it!

Cordage.
If you’re going to splurge on fancy lights spend that extra couple of dollars for decent heavy duty extension cords! This can help avoid circuit overloading; be sure to only link FIVE strings of lights together before connecting them to the power.

LED Lights.
Everyone knows LED’s are a greener solution, but did you know they can use up to 90% less energy and last almost 10 times longer than regular lights? You can also safely string more strands of this type of light together, the only downside is they tend to not be quite as bright as traditional lights.

Don’t Procrastinate.
If it’s Easter; and you’re lights are still up it’s likely too late! Take lights down sooner than later to avoid excess damage from sun, rain, and snow. The longer you leave lights out in the elements the sooner you’ll need to replace them.

Get Attached.
Permanent light attachments save time and trouble each year. If you generally will be hanging your lights the same way from year to year these are a great investment as you won’t have to bother with a staple or tack system.

Have a Ball.
It may sound counterproductive but many believe the best way to store your Christmas lights to it ball them up. Wrap them five times in one direction, then turn the ball 90 degrees around and repeat. Also, store your lights in a cardboard box rather than a plastic bag – cardboard will help absorb any excess moisture rather than hold it in like plastic will.

Need a place to hang your lights?! You’re in luck – I can help you find just the right winter wonderland to call your own! You can find any home in Boise or in the Southwest Idaho region right on my website. Go there to start finding homes now!

Boise Says So Long Summer!

Summer in Idaho is slowly winding down. The days are starting to get just a little shorter and there is that hint of crisp Fall air in the mornings. That doesn’t mean things aren’t still hopping here in the Treasure Valley – quite the opposite! As this season draws to a close the next is already getting started; there are tons of festivals, events, and great times ahead to look forward to!

 

 

Home Prices Climb
One thing that specifically impacts my industry is the recent increase in home prices in the greater Boise area. Studies show that the cost of a home from July 2011 to July of this year as increased as much as 10%! Comparatively home prices nationwide have also seen an increase of about 3.4% – this is a definite sign that not only is the real estate sector recovering but also that the time to get in on historically low home prices may be slipping away! Read More…

Things Happening in Boise
There’s always something happening in the City of Tree’s! In addition to great events that just happened like the 1st Anniversary Boise Food Truck Rally there are also some upcoming activities you won’t want to miss!

For members of the Crane Creek Country Club the annual hot air balloon night glow event is coming up fast – don’t miss your chance to see these magical balloons shining through the night!

Here too is a current list of great things to do in Boise this weekend! See the top 5 things to do in Boise this weekend – click here.

Great Tips for Homeowners and Buyers!
I always strive to keep my clients and friends up to date on the latest happenings in the real estate world, as well as great tips for remodeling or improving their homes. Here are a couple of my latest finds that you might enjoy:

3 Home Buying Musts That Get Overlooked

3 HOT Home Design Trends

One way you can stay up on what’s going on is to LIKE my fan page on Facebook! Frequently updated with not only real estate news but also great local info and inspirational ideas. If you are wanting to learn about the area, or find a home in Boise please visit my website search area to get started – you
can always contact me directly for help as well!

New Home in Nampa Just Listed

Nampa Idaho Homes
I am EXCITED to share this one with all of you! This elegant home in Nampa Idaho comes with all of the modern amenities you demand plus rich warm interior styles you love!

Check Out These Details:
809 Augusta Drive Nampa, Idaho
4 Bedroom | 2.5 Baths | 3,041 Sq Ft

Fantastic custom built home on 1/2 acre with in ground pool and hot tub. Fully fenced yard with auto sprinklers, covered patio, storage area, and pool room. Nice flowing plan with formal living, dining, family room and office on the main level. The spacious kitchen features stainless steel appliances, large center island, hardwood floors and granite counter tops. 2 gas fireplaces and 1 pellet, 2 furnaces for temperature control. The master suite has a fireplace, coved ceiling, fan, dual vanities, jetted tub – a posh sanctuary from your busy day.

I am proud to serve the Treasure Valley with some of the best home finding services available today! Big or small I can help you find the most exceptional homes on the market in Idaho today. Visit my website to begin your Idaho home search now or contact me to get hands on help!