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Jim Paulson's views of Boise Real Estate, real estate technology trends, and life here in the Treasure Valley. Jim Paulson has nearly 25 years of Boise Idaho real estate experience.
It is almost impossible to know how accurate a website is when you are searching for homes online.  Websites have different reasons for posting homes for sale and therefore you will find different levels of data and data integrity.  Think back a few years ago when the various real estate booklets...
As Realtor's and just those involved in the industry, we should always be learning more about our industry.  A great way to immerse yourself into what is new is by attending the National Association of Realtor's trade show and expo held each year. There are hundred's of exhibitors ranging from: r...
In case the pre-season sales are not available soon enough already, you can go online and get some great "Pre-Black Friday" sales and even find some of the advertising slicks online now without waiting for your local newspaper! Two great resources for these deals are: http://www.blackfriday.info/...
As a national real estate trainer, Realtors are continously asking me which is the best laptop, computer or "pad" to buy.  The answer depends on your sophistication level, budget and needs. I have been using Tablet PC's for nearly 10 years starting with a Gateway, then an HP, then an iPad. The le...
  There will be a nationwide simulteneous test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System on November 9th at 2pm Eastern Time.   I just realized that this test is being conducted on November 9th, 2011.  That doesn't seem relevant until you spell it out as 11/9/11.  People into "numerology" will rea...
The first “nationwide” Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test will be conducted on November 9th at 2pm Eastern time.  In the past, you could just flip the channel if you were watching TV or change the radio station if you wanted to avoid the siren and the announcement. Some people are concerned that t...
One of the best times to negotiate to buy something is when no one else wants it. The seller is reading all the negative data about the housing market including things like: shadow inventory is going to flood the market;  buyer’s can’t get loans to buy homes; prices keep declining;  the economy i...
Trick or Treat Safety Tip – Search sex offender maps before you send your kids out! Unfortunately in today’s society we have to be extremely cautious about our surroundings.  Here in Boise, Idaho; we know we live in a pretty safe community but you should still take precautions! For example, befor...
With all this social media buzz going on it is hard to know which technology to get on board with.  Do you write a blog, post it on Facebook or post it on Google +? Once you think you have a handle on that, you need to think about communication.  If your wired, do you go with cable, CAT-5, CAT-5E...
Buying a home is a very stressful and daunting task.  The best way to overcome the first time buyer jitters if by getting educated about the process.   There are tons of resources available for free from the National Association of Realtors, HUD, Fannie Mae, and your favorite lender or Realtor. M...

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