Nampa, ID Real Estate News

By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
The Canyon County Area Immunization Coalition is having an Immunization Party Saturday March 12th, 2011 At the Nampa Civic Center 311 3rd Street South Nampa Idaho 10 am - 12 pm All children between the ages of 1-6 years old and their families who have up to date immunizations and current shot records receive a FREE ADMISSION TICKET Grand Prize drawing for a Wii Game. (must be present to win) This will be a fun event with clowns, games, astro jumps Prizes, Face Painting and lots more!  
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
It is that time of the year again.... Time to pre register for the annual Taste of Home Cooking School! Presented by the Idaho Press Tribune This year it will be held on Thursday April 21, 2011 7-9 p.m. Northwest Nazarene University!   In addition there will be a Women's Expo From 2-6 pm Admission is $10 each Unless you wish to purchase one of 100 VIP Tickets they are $35.00 each and what is a VIP Ticket?   A VIP ticket will allow you to sit at the front of the auditorium and you will also receive a copy of the new 2011 Taste of Home Best Loved Classics Cookbook!    What a great way to get some new recipes...network with friends...and just plain ol have fun!!! Don't miss out!!!  For tickets go to www.idahopress.com or stop by the Idaho Press Tribune 1618 N Midland Blvd, Nampa Idaho    
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Tomorrow....March 5th head on over to Karcher Mall   in Nampa Idaho from 1-4 p.m. Hear Guitarist Wayne White during a FREE Concert! Don't miss this time of beautiful music! At the Artist Blue Gallery Comic Book Style Artist Jason O'Darrah Will be on hand! Plan now to also attend the Free Comic Book Day on May 7th 2011 At Fat Dog Comics and Collectibles in Karcher Mall
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
he Nampa Family Justice Center 7th Annual Hearts of Hope Gala Casino Royale Style Come Roll the Dice with The Nampa Family Justice Center A night filled with Fun, Games, Entertainment and Food! I attended last year and what a fun night!    I can't wait for this years event! There will be  both Live and Silent Auctions And a No Host Bar Saturday March 12, 2011 7:00-11:00 p.m. Nampa Civic Center Prices are $45.00 per person or $80 per couple (includes food and funny money) Come Dressed in your Semi Formal Attire   Space is limited So please RSVP soon! Donna at DMuhlstein@cableone.net (they also would welcome donations for the Auctions!) All proceeds benefit the Nampa Family Justice Center
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Northwest Nazarene University Music Department is presenting A musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling!!! HONK!!!! March 3-7, 2011 NNU Brandt Center Swayne Auditoruim General Admission is $10.00 Students and Senior Citizens $8.00 THere are many ways to get tickets: You can call or Pick up tickets to day at the following locations Nampa Civic Center ( www.nampaciviccenter.com ) Or (208) 468-5555 The NNU Bookstore or NNU Music Department (208) 467-8413 As the ad says.... HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Lots is happening at the Nampa Civic Center in March!   What a better way to start the month than a Performance by the Eugene Ballet Company They are performing Alice in Wonderland Red Pony Solo in 9 Parts When?   March 3, 2011 7 p.m. What a fun time this promises to be!!!   If Alice in Wonderland isn't your cup of tea.... How about Nashville Star Buddy Jewell? He will be perforning on March 14th at 7 pm His Hits include "Help Pour Out the Rain", and "Sweet Southern Comfort" The ballads are tender and heartfelt.    For more information and Tickets call the Nampa Civic Center at 208 468-5555 or visit them at WWW.NampaCivicCenter.Com
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
If you are wondering how you will be able to afford getting your taxes done in Nampa Idaho .... there is hope!! Bank of America Charitable Foundation and United Way of Treasure Valley  have joined forces. Starting now you can come down to the College of Western Idaho  at 2407 Caldwell Blvd. to get help! This program is free with income limitations.  They are as follows: $43,352 single / $48,362 married....with 3 or more children $40, 363 single  / $45,373 married ....with 2 children $35,535 single / $40,545 married....with one child $13,460 single /  $18,470 with no children!! Ron Crane, Idaho's State Treasurer is the  program spokesperson. If you meet the above income guide head on down to get your taxes done....then you will be able to get your tax refund possibly faster!
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Dear Deborah... You mentioned we might need to hurry to make an offer on a home because it could be more expensive if we wait?  What did you mean by that?    Are prices going up?   Anxious Buyer   Dear Buyer, Yes we did talk about the fact that now is the deadline for getting the best deal on a home....especially for Banked Owned Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes.   No prices are not going up...in fact they are going down actually in the Nampa Idaho area.  However, coming up in April are 2 very important deadlines.... First Mortgage Insurance Companies are going to increase their premiums that they charge monthly.    Because of this change if you have not locked in your FHA loan number when this goes into effect in April...you will have to pay more every month in your payment.    The se...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog on if it was agood time to build a home in Nampa Idaho.   After talking to the Builder I have been working with the past several months he mentioned a great loan program here in Nampa that is available to those wanting to build.   I called Zions Bank and they do in fact have an awesome plan...5% down on a Construction Perm loan.   Why is this such a big deal?   Many lenders have Construction Perm Loans currently but they require 20% down payment in order to get the loan.  What the benefit is to getting this type of a loan is that many builders can not get financing right now on thier own....the banks were burned with many builders losing homes in the past few years.    Even if a builder is solvent and  can get financing the banks limit the number of homes ...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Dear Deborah.... We want to offer on a home that is listed for sale in Nampa Idaho....We have been watching this home and the price is high in our opinion.....what should we do?   Can we offer less than asking price?    Do you think that the seller will take the offer if it is lower?   Thanks for your help! Anxious Buyer in Nampa Idaho   Dear Anxious Buyer..... Well to answer your question I don't know if they will take less....We can do a CMA (comparative market analysis) on the home you are interested in.   When we see what else has sold in the area that is similar we can come up with a price we think is fair and reasonable.... As far as knowing if that will be enough to convince the sellers to take our offer....I don't know if they will take it....but what I do know is that if you do...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
It is the time of year to start thinking about planting trees in our yard!  Are you puzzled about tree selection and just how to plant a tree?    The City of Nampa will be hosting a Workshop on February 24th, 2011   at the Nampa City Hall in the City Council Chambers from 7-9 p.m.   The class is free to the public but class size is limited so pre-registration is recommended!    to register call the Nampa Forestry Office at 208 468-5748 or go online to the Nampa Parks Department at www.nampaparksandrecreation.org/partksdepartment/ This is a great program that the City of Nampa hosts to help the public understand the ins and outs of selecting and planting trees.    Lets continue to Beautify Nampa Idaho with an abundance of trees!  I know I need to attend....the wind has managed to destroy...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
THere is still time to buy your tickets for the Nampa Idaho Empowering Women Conference presented by Intermountain Community Bank This event will be held on March 4th -March 5th, 2011 At the Nampa Civic Center Nampa Idaho This conference will inform, inspire, educate and Invigorate....according to their ad in the Newspaper!  They have a group of wonderful women lined up to speak and teach!  Keynote Speakers will be Claudia Weathermon and Lorene Oates This has been touted as a great chance to interact and network with women and to learn at the same time!!! Natalie Hurst KBOI Newscast will be the emcee!   Many workshops will be offered throughout the conference by Nampa area leaders: Barbara Khozam, Kim Lewis, Revveca Evans, Dr. Marcia Smart, Jennifer Derion, and Patricia Drain! Buy your ...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
February 23rd  2011 will be the day that the HasBrouck House located in Nampa Idaho will be auctioned off according to a banner on the property!  The HasBrouck house is located at 1403 12th Avenue South...right on the Bend at Roosevelt! Most recently The HasBrouck House was home of the Best of Everything Beauty Salon.   The owner lost the building due to the man she sold it to defaulting on the payments.     Best of Everything closed its doors in 2009!  Previously the Nampa Association of Realtors had their offices in the building! Vintage details abound in the building that was built in 1908....with beautiful windows and woodworking all throughout!  A beautiful staircase is in the center of the building leading upstairs to where the salon was.    In the 1980's the HasBrouck House was a...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
I know I have seen a lot of ugly bathrooms in the 17 years I have been licensed as a Realtors.....\ Now I wish I remembered where they were so I could call the owners to have them enter this contest!  Sponsored by the Idaho Press Tribune and Custom Marble.   Time is running out though....you must enter by February 23rd as the winners will be announced on February 28th, 2011 How to enter?  Upload a picture of your Ugly Bathroom at www.Idahopress.com and then get all of your friends and family to vote on line for you and your bathroom!!!! As they have said in the ad... Show us what lurks behinds your closed doors!!! Winner will receive a $2000 bathroom makeover!
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Recently we have been blessed in Nampa Idaho by expansions and remodeling and relocation of 2 different local Thrift Stores in Nampa Idaho.    Savers nearly doubled their space the end of 2010 to accomadate growing customer demand!  They are having a big 50% off sale on February 22....Presidents Day Sale....a lot of items will be on sale all day long!   I have shopped this sale before and can say that it is best to get to the store early or it can get crazy!!!   The sale isn't usually on everything....but it is on clothing and houseward linens!!   Idaho Youth Ranch relocatred their store down  Caldwell Boulevard close to the Corner of Midland and Caldwell Blvd.   They grand opened their store on Fevruary 5th!   Driving by the store on that day showed that many were very excited about th...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
In October I wrote a blog introducing you to  Edna my GPS.   She continues to entertain us...and these past couple of weeks where it seems as if I have been having marathon showings here in the Treasure Valley.....lots of buyers have called and it has been fun....Edna continues to entertain us! Her pronunciation is some thing else.....we have a fairly well traveled road in Nampa Idaho called Ustick.    In this area we pronounce it "you-stick"   but dear Edna calls it "us-stick".  We all got many chuckles as we traveled over that road!   But the one that took the cake for me was when we were going to a subdivision  house in Nampa Idaho on Dragonfly!    Dear Edna called it "Drag-oon-flee"   LOL   Now how hard is it to program a machine to speak correctly!!?!?!? What are some of the funny ...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
This year I have felt a bit guilty at the great weather we have had!  I know most of you have got hammerd with bad weather this year...we have not!!!   I got back from Illinois where I had surgery and recovery for 5 weeks on January 12th!   Since that time I think we have had a small amount of rain but not snow!    Of course living in the high desert that we do...we only get maybe 12 inches of precipitation per year!    Unlike the per storm many of you get!  The temps have been very mild....and yesterday even got up to 60 degrees....although the Treasure Valley is known for mild banana belt temperatures usually, this was a bit extreme, even for us in February!  But needless to say we have all been enjoying it!!! Since the weekend the weather men have been forecasting that we would have ...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
18458 11th Avenue North NAMPA, ID Beautiful Country Setting ....Remodeled Farm House 4BR/2BA Single Family House $139,900 Year Built 1940 Sq Footage 2,003 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking None Lot Size 1.2 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionBeautiful remodeled farm house on 1.2 acres with no CCR'S. Newer carpet in living areas. Plenty of storage in every nook and cranny. Large deck in back and beautiful views. Farmland on 3 sides of home. Extra large garden, storage shed and even a green house. Get away from town in this home. Property Features Central A/CCentral heatFamily roomLiving roomBreakfast nookStove/OvenLaundry area - insideBalcony, Deck, or PatioYard Additional Photos Front of HomeKitchenEating Area and Family RmStorageView in Back of PropertyGreen...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
How will you spend this Valentines Day Weekend with your Sweetheart?   How about Dinner and Dancing? You might be interested in attending this year's Knights of Columbus Dance and Dinner Located at 2900 Railroad, Nampa Cocktails are at 6 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner and Dancing begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 per couple and $20 for a single ticket! For more information and Reservations please call: Walter Kimbrough at 208 466-5941 (Proceeds to benefit the "building of faith" fund for St Paults Catholic Church)
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Dear Deborah, My husband and I have been looking and looking for a home to buy!  Our home is sold and we are renting so we have time to find the perfect home.    We found a home that we really liked in Creekside Subdivision but it was a short sale and our offer was not accepted.    There are lots available Creekside Subdivision do you think we could build instead of waiting for another to come onto the market?  Or is it silly to build when there are so many homes at bargain prices on the market?    Sincerely, Anxious to Buy     Dear Anxious, It is a tough market out here in Nampa Idaho.   Many homes are either Bank Owned or are Short Sales with a lot of competition.    Many of these homes are getting more than one offer.   I think that building a home is a great option that may be avail...
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