mountain home idaho: 2705 NE Haskett Mountain Home, ID $187,500 - 06/18/08 03:04 PM
Don't Like Tiny Rooms?Location: Stormy MountainThen you'll love this spiffy clean, 3 year old home near beautiful Legacy Park. Split bedroom design, spacious living room with fireplace and closets everywhere. The "smaller" bedrooms are anything but and the kitchen includes a pantry and extra cabinets. Even the laundry room has been upsized and includes a laundry sink. BIG 1/4 acre lot with covered patio, full fencing and sprinklers (all you need to bring is a lawn mower). Freshly painted, dressed up and ready to go.InformationContact InformationJan DeGiorgio(208) 890-6416Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $187,500Property Location2705 NE Haskett PlaceMountain … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Turning Back the Clock on the Older Home - Part II - 05/08/08 02:24 PM
It's Crunch Time - You just got orders, are buying a bigger house or just need to sell and move on.  You've dealt, as much as possible, with the major items (see Part I of this post) but what final adjustments should you make to your older home just before putting it on the market?  Some cost effective suggestions:
Grab Your Agent - What the heck, you're paying him anyhow so why not put her years of experience to work for you.  One thing though - please don't ask for an unvarnished opinion of what needs to be done and then get … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: 855 Quail Place Mountain Home, ID $158,500 - 05/08/08 02:18 PM
Coddled Cutie in Quiet Cul d'sacLocation: Sunrise ParkThis could be love at first sight. Call me quick to see this spotless 3 bedroom with family room. Dream home upgrades at a first home price - bowed windows, wood laminate floors, vaulted ceilings, plant shelves and more. Very nicely landscaped with a big back yard for family activities and there's even room for a boat.InformationContact InformationJan DeGiorgiojan@mtnhomejan.com(208) 890-6416Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $158,500.00Property Location855 Quail PlaceMountain Home, ID 83647View MapLinksMy BlogMy SiteFeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Parking: 2Year Built: 1996Subdivision: Sunrise ParkSchool District: Mountain HomeSquare Footage: 1352Agent Name: Jan DeGiorgioBroker: CENTURY … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: 6887 South 18th East Mountain Home, ID $220,000 - 04/21/08 05:20 PM
Private, Secluded and Just Plain GorgeousLocation: Mountain Home, IDOne of the most desirable suburban properties in the Mountain Home area. Super nice 3 bedroom on tree covered 5 acres and an open view of the Trinity Mountains. This home is ideal for active retirees or dedicated hobbyists who will probably spend too much time puttering in the 2500 square foot garage and finished workshop. The home looks barely lived in and offers lots of light, large rooms and storage everywhere. Very low property taxes and the adjoining 5 acres is also available.InformationContact InformationJan DeGiorgio(208) 890-6416Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Turning Back the Clock on The Older Home - Part I - 04/15/08 04:05 PM
The clock starts running on a new home when the Mountain Home, Idaho Building Department signs the building permit. Advances in building science and changing economic conditions work together to cause our homes to rapidly become something less than "state of the art" and worth less than the "next new thing". This is true of every home in the community, but 30+ year old homes need special attention to ensure that value lost by obsolescence doesn't negate value gained through other factors.
It's important to recognize that older homes, in particular, are competing not only with other homes for sale but … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: 325 East 17th North - Mountain Home, ID - $252,000 - 04/15/08 04:00 PM
Half Acre Park for Sale (Gorgeous Home Included at No Cost)Location: Mountain Home, IDLocated near beautiful Legacy Park this pristine property offers everything the active family could ask for with room to run and plenty of concealed parking for the RV, ATVs and even a boat or two. The home has been meticulously maintained with extensive updates throughout. The vaulted family room includes a fireplace for Winter gatherings and the large loft would make the perfect office or play room. Contact me to see this Bel Air home that's too good to be true (but is anyhow!).InformationContact InformationJan DeGiorgio(208) 890-6416Contact Reply … (1 comments)

mountain home idaho: 1264 Mandarin - Mountain Home, ID - $182,500 - 04/02/08 07:24 PM
No Need for NewLocation: Mountain Home, IDHome office or 4th bedroom in roomy and nearly new Mandarin home. Split bedroom plan with Berber carpets and tile flooring throughout. The shiny bright kitchen offers lots of work space for the family cook(s) and a gas fireplace warms the spacious living room. No need to worry about family safety -sophisticated ADT alarm system monitors for smoke, carbon monoxide and entry. No need to pay new construction prices while this home is available. Call me now to make it yours.InformationContact InformationJan DeGiorgiojan@mtnhomejan.com(208) 890-6416Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $182,500.00Property Location1264 NE … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Keeping the Wolf Away - Still Few Foreclosures to Report - 03/25/08 06:00 PM
Don't get me wrong - homes sales are clearly off from a year ago and I currently have more time to catch up on old paper work than I care to. Still, despite the media's constant wailing and gnashing of teeth, the Mountain Home, Idaho real estate market remains in pretty good shape. There are a couple of reasons for our relative good fortune.
The dominance of Mountain Home Air Force Base in the local economy is a powerful force in maintaining employment stability. The number of jobs at MHAFB, at least in the short term, isn't directly tied to changes … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: It's Only (Your) Money - Planning An Energy Efficiency Upgrade Project - 03/05/08 05:45 PM
Recently, one of my clients was preparing to replace the single pane windows on his 45 year old home and found himself looking at a bid for $8000.  Sensing that this might be a bit high, he called me at home for some quick feedback.  After recovering from a fit of choking, I pointed out that I'd recently managed the "re-windowing" of a similar home for a bit less than half of that using pretty much the same product (I think my windows had argon gas and the $8000 windows used red kryptonite or something).
Inspired by this save, I'm providing a few hints for your consideration before tackling … (1 comments)

mountain home idaho: The End of the Ever Larger Home? - 02/14/08 01:39 AM
After running my weekly analysis of what's going on in the Mountain Home, Idaho real estate market, I'm now of the suspicion (and working towards the conclusion)  that new home prices may have finally reached the point where local builders are drafting new game plans.  In 2007, for the first time in practically forever, the median size of a new home was smaller than in the year before.  The difference was small, only about 6%, and one year does not a trend make but it is something I'm watching closely.
Apparently at least one Mountain Home builder has taken notice and is … (1 comments)

mountain home idaho: Residential Garage Fires - Serious Problem, Simple Solution - 01/24/08 06:44 PM
An Interesting Fact that's probably as true in Mountain Home Idaho as anywhere else.  Did you know that nearly 1/4 of all fatal home fires begin in the garage? These fires are especially deadly because they spread quickly and are well underway before  occupants are alerted to the blaze. Gas Cans, fumes from spills and leaks plus the inevitable collection of rags and boxes provide a ready fuel supply.  (Technical note:  Those propane cylinders for the family bbq stored in the garage fall outside of the fuel category and into that of explosives.)The Typical Garage also provides several ignition sources from "home brew" electrical wiring to light bulbs … (5 comments)

mountain home idaho: Keeping Secrets from Our Clients - 01/09/08 06:52 PM
Every Day we hear about how today's home buyers are fixated on value.  They're smarter, more sophisticated and have access to tools and information that makes them more informed and astute buyers.  That may all be true but, after reading the engagement agreements of more than a few relocation/referral companies, I've got a few questions about the decisions some of them (and we) are making.
How Come buyers let themselves get mauled by various relocation/referral companies that promise endless "Buyer Benefits" but who deliver only a fraction of the referral fees paid to them by agents who agree to work for huge … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Mountain Home, ID Real Estate Wrap Up and Forecast - 01/09/08 03:14 AM
Activity and Prices By historical standards, 2007 was a good but not record setting year for Mountain Home. Sales of both new and existing homes were off about 19% from 2006. During the same period, the median price of existing homes increased by 12% to $152,000 while new homes saw a price drop of about 5% to $192,000.  Much of the decrease in new home prices is because fewer, more expensive homes on acreages were built in 2007.
Marketing Time The average marketing time (from date of listing to date of closing) is currently 59 days, an increase of 7 days for the year.  However, a recent … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Is Energy Efficiency a Leading Cause of Energy Consumption? - 12/12/07 03:20 PM
According to Canadian scientists, increasing energy efficiency also increases overall energy consumption.  You heard it here first - consumers are taking their newly acquired energy savings and plowing it back into more and bigger energy guzzling products.
The conclusions by CIBC World Markets were reached, in part, by studying the effects of increased efficiency standards for new, Canadian homes.  The results indicate that, despite huge gains in energy efficiency, per capita energy consumption grows by ever increasing amounts.
The major culprit in the housing sector is demand for larger homes which include more and more energy gulping goodies such as media rooms, deluxe appliances, additional water heaters and the like.
Jeff Rubin, CIBC's Chief Economist, suggests that the problem … (3 comments)

mountain home idaho: The First Eight Dollars - Energy Efficiency - Mountain Home, ID - 11/13/07 03:46 PM
Residential energy efficiency is a lot like the weather - everybody talks about it but nobody does anything.
But the good news is energy conservation and lower utility bills don't have to start with expensive projects - it only takes $8.  Stop by any one of a number of Mountain Home, Idaho retailers and you'll change back from a ten for a 4-pack of compact fluorescent bulbs.  At this price, payback for the higher priced bulbs is reduced to just a few months.
A couple of hints about what to expect and how to best use these bulbs.
They may dim over time so pick a bulb that is rated 20% higher … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Not All the Real Estate News is Grim - 11/07/07 05:29 PM
Time to put aside all the media hysteria, gloom and doom and look at a couple of fun things that have absolutely no relevance to Mountain Home Idaho real estate. Naked Carpenter Acquitted!
A Bay area (why does this not surprise me?) carpenter has been found not guilty of indecent exposure for building a client's bookshelves while nude. After a three day trial, the jury determined that even though 51-year-old Percy Honniball of Oakland was working naked, he was not acting lewdly or seeking sexual gratification. Honniball explained that he likes to work unclothed because it "gives him a greater range … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Warm Winds From Washington Waft - Real Estate News - Mountain Home, ID - 11/01/07 04:10 AM
Prompted by the meltdown of the subprime mortgage market and the resulting flood of foreclosures, House Democrats have reacted (over-reacted?) with HR3915 the "Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007". Among other provisions, the Act would prohibit prepayment penalties on "High Cost" mortgages (including loans already in existence) and require that consumers receive "counseling" before entering into loans of this type.
Borrowers won't be the only group that will need counseling if the Act passes as drafted. Lenders will be prohibited from steering any applicant into a loan that "isn't in the consumer's best interests" (could that possibly be any … (0 comments)

mountain home idaho: Corn Maze Honors MHAFB and Idaho Air Guard - Community - Mountain Home, ID - 10/22/07 04:45 PM
 
Queysmaze is honoring Mountain Home Air Force Base and the Idaho Air National Guard with a specially designed holiday corn maze.   The maze includes an F16, the shields of the United States Air Force and Air National Guard plus the phrase "Defending Freedom".  The maze is located in MHAFB's flight path and properly oriented to be easily read by air crew.  It's worth the trip just to walk the maze but be sure to visit the Queysmaze website to learn about the other activities available.  The maze adjoins the Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park on Highway 78 and will be open to the public until November 30th.
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mountain home idaho: It Isn't Easy Being Green (Yet!) - Energy Efficiency - Mountain Home, ID - 10/18/07 03:58 PM
I just completed a year long (well, it took ME a year) program leading to certification under the ECOBroker program.  The primary goal of ECOBroker is to train real estate professionals about residential energy efficiency and home environmental issues (e.g. indoor air quality) so that we can can then provide knowledgeable advice to our clients.
Unfortunately, it appears that I'm all dressed up but have no place to go.  Despite consumer interest in hybrid cars, synfuels and such; commitment to residential energy efficiency appears to be hovering at the lip service stage.  Nationally, 80% of home buyers claim that energy efficiency is … (2 comments)

mountain home idaho: Real Estate Investment Goes Bust - Real Estate News - Mountain Home, ID - 10/05/07 03:15 PM
I'm not quite sure how to handle this (true) story. I'll try to do so with sensitivity and dignity but.....
Several Boise investors were among those victimized in a $95 million dollar scam where a "1031 Exchange Accommodator" (more about this later) took the investors' money to purchase businesses for itself - specifically breast implant manufacturers in Great Britain and France.
The company, Arrow 1031 Exchange (a subsidiary of Southwestern 1031 Exchange) allegedly lifted and separated the money from the victims over a period of several years but were able to repay accounts until the breast implant industry went flat.
In … (1 comments)

 

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