Nampa, ID Real Estate News

By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(John L. Scott)
http://www.ktvb.com/news/Valley-woman-says-she-bought-half-a-house-228121911.html In this news article an old woman bought a homen from Fannie Mae for cash.   The buyer didn't realize that the property line went right through her home.   I read this and I am thinking that a lot of people didn't do their jobs correctly.   My title officer would have picked it up (as would most others).  Fannie Mae should have picked it up before they marketed the home.    The Realtor should have read the comittment document.  The net result is that this old lady owns half a home. Without the loan underwriters looking at this transaction everyone else must of gotten a bit lazy.  It's easy... It's cash... Well just cause it can close doesn't mean it should.   We owe it to our clients to try to protect them...
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By Ed Byington, Idaho Real Estate Broker
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
  Finding Homes for Sale in Nampa, Idaho's second largest city  Nampa is the second largest and the fastest growing city in Idaho and the second largest city in Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census.[4] Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise. Nampa is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name "Nampa" came from a Shoshone word whose meaning is either moccasin or footprint.   History   Nampa began its life in the early 1880s when the Oregon Short Line Railroad built a line from Granger, Wyoming, to Huntington, Oregon, which passed through Nampa. More railroad lines sprang up running through Nampa, making it a very important railroad town. Alexander and Hannah Duffes established one of the town's first homesteads, eventually forming the N...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
House Blessings in Nampa Idaho   Recently I had the pleasure of attending a couple of different House Blessings.    A house blessing is similar to a House Warming Party ...... in that friends and family are invited over to view the house and to help the new homeowner celebrate their new home.  The two house blessings I attended were similar but different One was for a woman from my church....Karen....who bought last summer.   She recently had some work completed on the home...   New blinds....fresh paint....and some rearranging of her pictures and accessories.   The second was for a younger couple, Andrew and Chasity, also from my church who got married  nearly a year ago.  they bought a home in March.   All 3 are pretty special folks in my eyes.   I see the service they provide at the ...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Congratulations to Arnetha Anderson Realtor...50 Yrs in Real Estate! Today I had the opportunity to attend a very special event for one of our special Nampa Realtors.  Arnetha Anderson has worked at Brandt Agency for 50 years....she also celebrated her 75th birthday! And she is still licensed as a Realtor.   We celebrated at the Brandt Agency today with a very nice and fun BBQ lunch.    Arnetha told me a bit about the story of how she got involved with the Real Estate Industry.  Her Husband Merrill and her were trying to buy their very first home.... However the home that they wanted they couldn't qualify for.   Don Brandt, was newly licensed....at his Dad's company "The Brandt Agency".  He offered Arnetha a job that would pay her $60.00 a month to help with the office and to do the boo...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Mothers Day in Nampa Idaho... I am very fortunate to still have my Mom.....and all of my siblings live here in Nampa Idaho.   For the past several years we have celebrated Mothers Day at my house... Maybe because I don't have children I have given birth too... ( I did become Mama Deb to my husbands daughter, Jamie, 5 years ago ) The only problem is that I don't really have a home conducive to entertaining large groups... We have 13 that attend usually....so it does get a bit cozy. But today the weather cooperated with us and it was 90 degrees...so we at outside.   My brother Greg grilled Salmon...of course there were no leftovers of the salmon... We also had baked beans, twice baked potatoes, a wonderful salad and corn on the cob and home made rolls... For dessert we had strawberry shor...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Things to Do In and Around Nampa Idaho ... Community Charity Bike Ride Register now.... Community Day Charity Ride Get your bicycles ready and don't forget your helmets.  Saturday May 4th 2013 Many different options are available: 8:00 am Metric Century $45 9:00 am 32 Mile $45 10:00 am 5 Mile Family Ride $20 per family (No Day of Event Registration so please register by May 2, 2013 Midnight All proceeds will benefit the Nampa Boys and Girls Club  and And the Nampa Firefighters Charity Looks like a fun time for all...Don't forget your helmet as all riders are required to wear one!! Things to Do In and Around Nampa Idaho ... Community Charity Bike Ride    
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Do You Give Concierge Type of Customer Service?  It is fair to say that most of us give Good customer service....some maybe even Great customer Service!  The real question is.....do you give Concierge Type of Customer Service to your Real Estate Clients?    I recently stopped at the Jack In the Box Drive Through near my office.... (I know ...I know ....not the best choice...but I was on the run...and it was close) As I pulled up I expected to get the muffled barely understandable voice to take my order.... Instead I got what I would call Concierge type of Customer Service! Hello there....my name is Anaka....and I am here to take your order....go ahead and order when you are ready!   I ordered and she repeated my order very clearly ..... afterwards instead of the standard pull forward......
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
April 20, 2013 is Earth Day.....How Can We Help? We all know about Earth Day and how we need to do things to preserve and Save our Earth.... But how do we do that?    I ran across an editorial today in the Idaho Press Tribune The Editorial Board gave us 5 Easy to Accomplish Tasks 1.  Drive Less This one is probably the hardest for me to think about.   As a Realtor we drive a lot of miles.   However, we can minimize our driving.....combine your errands, walk or ride a bike when possible, carpool with friends and family whenever possible.   We don't have to completely eliminate driving...but if all of us become aware of how much we are driving...and we even eliminate one trip a week we will be helping out.  2.  Recycle In Nampa it is pretty easy to recycle.    We have garbage cans or blue...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Things to Do in and Around Nampa ... Cowboy Time at the Idaho Center The next few months will bring plenty of opportunity for the cowboy....or the cowboy at heart.  THere are plenty of Things to Do in and Around Nampa Idaho  Starting today you can attend the Idaho Horse Expo April 19, 20, 21, 2013 Firday 10-8, Saturday 9-9 and Sunday 9-6 This will be held at the Idaho Horse Park located behind the Idaho Center On April 26 and 27, 2013  at 8:00 pm will be a PBR (Pro Bull Riding) event at the Idaho Center.... You know the saying Built Ford Tough?  Well Ford and DeWalt tools will be sponsoring the Pro Bull Riding event For tickets check out IcTickets.com or call 208 442-3232    Future things to do in and Around Nampa Idaho  at the Idaho Center and Idaho Horse Park include: Des Arab Horse E...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Drive Drop and Donate Nampa, Idaho April 19, 2013 9 am - 7pm   Lots of folks donate extra food to the local food banks during the Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays.... However with the amount of folks who are relying on assistance still pretty high. We need to remember to donate all throughout the year.   An easy way to donate is to participate in the Drive, Drop and Donate event on April 19th, 2013. Simply bring non perishable food items to any of the drop off location closest to you ... You can Drive....Drop Off....and Donate.... all with out leaving your vehicle.   Drop off Locations are below: Nampa: Idaho Press Tribune 1618 N. Midland Blvd Bronco Motors--Nissan  15885 Idaho Center Blvd Bronco Motors--Mitsubishi  16295 Idaho Center Blvd Bronco Motors--Hyumdai West  15715 Idaho...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Secure your Identity in Nampa Idaho "Senior Scam Jam" Coming up on April 25th at the Nampa Civic Center is A one day seminar entitled:  Senior Scam Jam To register you must call 1 877-926-8300 or register online here. You must register by Monday April 22nd.   The schedule looks pretty interesting 7:30-9:30  is free document shredding by Shred-It 8:00 am registration, snacks, and visit vendors 9:00 am Opening and Keynote Speaker Gavin Gee from Idaho Department of Finance 10:15-12:00 noon workshops Noon-1:00pm is Free Lunch and a Resource Fair 1:00-3:00 Workshops 3:00-3:15 Drawing for free Prizes!   More information can be found online regarding this event!  If you can't make the event there will be a "free shred day" on April 20, 2013 at the Idaho Department of transportation 3311 W. Sta...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Take your time ....slow down.....and enjoy the sights in Nampa Idaho!   The past couple of weekends I have ran errands  to True Value in Nampa Idaho.  Nothing exciting about that except for that I have been totally enamored by a Duck Couple that meanders down the sidewalk.  I got pictures this past weekend.    Mr and Mrs Duck take a stroll down the strip center.... At their own slow pace of course... Taking in all of the sites... I think they must have been fed around this store at some point... They look almost like they are taking in the bargain priced garden tools and fertilizer as they stroll along.  A clerk from True Value came out for a break and had to chuckle as the Duck couple tried to sneak into the store.   They didn't much care for me following them along with a camera....bu...
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By Juniper Cooper, I will provide the services you need and expect.
(Silvercreek Realty Group )
Before moving or making an offer on a home. This is one of the most important factor to consider. The Crime Risk Index compares the likelihood of different crimes happening within this community to the national average. Put in your zip code on the image below to know Crime Risk House Search in Nampa ID.    Crime Risk courtesy of Juniper Cooper, Keller Williams Boise. Crime Risk House Search in Nampa ID.              
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
What School will my Children Attend in Nampa Idaho?    As we move into the Spring Season in Nampa Idaho Many folks are thinking about making a move to a different home.  One of the considerations Nampa Buyers must consider, if they have children, is what School their child will attend if they move.   The boundaries have changed over the years due to new schools being built and the general growth of the Nampa Idaho area.   Nampa School District 131 has a great website to determine what school your child will attend.   Click here  to play with the interactive mapping system they have developed.   To use this program you enter the homes address at the top of the page and press enter. To the Right side of the screen a pop up box will show what the elementary, middle and senior high school w...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Is it OK Mr and Mrs Seller if I sell your home Quickly??? This seems like such a silly question doesn't it?   However in the Nampa Idaho area we are experiencing  a huge shortage of homes for sale.  Many buyers are anxiously looking to find a home quickly.   They may be set up on a program that allows them to search for homes on their own... Or their agent may have set up automatic emails for them on homes that meet their criteria.   What ever the reason.... Buyers are more aware of homes coming onto the market than at any other time.  We may very well receive an offer with in a couple of days of the home going on the market.... or as Belinda in Colorado says....your home may be a Flash Sale.  Flash Sale refers to homes that get offers very quickly....in many cases the first day it is o...
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By Juniper Cooper, I will provide the services you need and expect.
(Silvercreek Realty Group )
Weather Risk homes for sale in Nampa ID 83687. Before moving or making an offer on a home. This is one of the most important factor to consider. Weather Risk, shows you the different kinds of extreme weather in an area, based on historical storm events and weather patterns. Put in your zip code on the image below to know Weather Risk in Nampa Idaho.   Crime Risk courtesy of Juniper Cooper, Keller Williams Boise. Weather Risk homes for sale in Nampa ID 83687.    
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By Juniper Cooper, I will provide the services you need and expect.
(Silvercreek Realty Group )
Weather Risk sale home in Nampa ID 83686. Before moving or making an offer on a home. This is one of the most important factor to consider. Weather Risk, shows you the different kinds of extreme weather in an area, based on historical storm events and weather patterns. Put in your zip code on the image below to know Weather Risk in Cascade Idaho.   Crime Risk courtesy of Juniper Cooper, Keller Williams Boise. Weather Risk sale home in Nampa ID 83686.    
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By Juniper Cooper, I will provide the services you need and expect.
(Silvercreek Realty Group )
Weather Risk house sale in Nampa ID 83651. Before moving or making an offer on a home. This is one of the most important factor to consider. Weather Risk, shows you the different kinds of extreme weather in an area, based on historical storm events and weather patterns. Put in your zip code on the image below to know Weather Risk in Cascade Idaho.   Crime Risk courtesy of Juniper Cooper, Keller Williams Boise. Weather Risk house sale in Nampa ID 83651.
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By Juniper Cooper, I will provide the services you need and expect.
(Silvercreek Realty Group )
Put in your zip code on the image below to compare home price trends in Market report property for sale in Nampa ID 83687.       Market report property for sale in Nampa ID 83687. As you can see home prices in Nampa ID 83687 increased from the previous month. If your planning to buy a home make sure to have a good real estate agent that does a thorough market analysis of a home you are making an offer on. To avoid buying a home above market value. Market Report courtesy of Juniper Cooper, Keller Williams Boise. Market report property for sale in Nampa ID 83687.  
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By Juniper Cooper, I will provide the services you need and expect.
(Silvercreek Realty Group )
Put in your zip code on the image below to compare home price trends in Market Report finding a home in Nampa ID 83686.       Market Report finding a home in Nampa ID 83686. As you can see home prices in Nampa ID 83686 increased from the previous month. If your planning to buy a home make sure to have a good real estate agent that does a thorough market analysis of a home you are making an offer on. To avoid buying a home above market value. Market Report courtesy of Juniper Cooper, Keller Williams Boise. Market Report finding a home in Nampa ID 83686.  
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