Meridian, ID Real Estate News

By Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm
(RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID)
Fun Halloween facts!   · 36 million kids, aged 5-13, will participate in Trick-or-Treating this year.  · 51.8 million adults will dress up for Halloween events. · 73.4% of all households plan to dish out treats for Halloween. · 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins are decorated, turned into pie, and smashed in the U.S. each year. · $5.77 billion dollars are spent by consumers in preparations for Halloween. · 28% of all children, aged 2-5, will get at least one cavity this year.   Be sure to visit:   Meridian Idaho Haunted Maze Fundraiser!     Have a wonderful weekend! By the way, it's a great time to buy Idaho Real Estate!    
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
It is not to late to attend the Linder Farms Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch According to thier ad they will have tons of fun including a Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch with all sorts of sizes...small to enormous Linder Farms is the Official maze of the Boise State Broncos Hours of operation are: Mon - Thursday from 4 pm -9pm Friday from 4-11 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 11pm This year Linder Farms has added a few new attractions including a mechanical bull, rock wall and laser tag! Look for a white farm house and a big red bard on Linder Road south of Lake Hazel in South Meridian Idaho 7165 S. Linder Road Meridian Idaho 83642 Oh....go to www.linderfarms.com for a special internet discount for events!!! and become a fan on Facebook of Linder Farms
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By Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm
(RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID)
This is about the 3rd year in a row, my Real Estate Assistant, has opened up her home & yard to complete strangers for lots of Halloween Fun and for a good cause! These photos are just out in front of her house. The FUN and SCARY stuff will be in the maze, being built this weekend!   The Wishing Star Foundation helps local kids who are suffering from critical illness and need a chance for some dreams to come true! Many kids lives are changed through the efforts of this local charity. It is a heart warming benefit! 100% of the funds they raise go directly to the kids. Neighbors are pitching in with extra candy giveaways on all 3 nights, October 29, 30 & 31st!   Located at 3858 Water Song Way in Meridian, Idaho, this Haunted Maze and Trick or Treat site will be open from 6pm - 10pm on Fri...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Just read an ad in the newspaper that advertised that Mario Andretti is coming to Meridian Idaho on October 16th, 2010 He will be visiting Commercial Tire located at 100 W. Pennwood Street Meridian Idaho 83642 The first 500 visitors will receive a free gift and a photograph with Mario Andretti! If you have any questions please call 208 288-0981 or visit their website at www.commercialtire.com
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
BCA of Southwestern Idaho 2010 Boise Fall Parade of Homes Saturdays & Sundays OCTOBER 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 11am to 5pm   Boise Idaho Parade Home Builder Company # references Parade Home Parade Home Details   19. Amyx Signature Homes Todd Amyx 939-5665 Woodhouse Group Jeff Sherburne 941-5373 Alpine Pointe 2651 W. Wainwright Drive Meridian, ID 3 Bdrms     2.5 Bth 2,376 ft2     0.39 Acres Home Details   1. Berkeley Building Company Joe Atalla 323-4074 John L. Scott Roland Desaulniers 863-7001 Heron River 196 S. Streamleaf Star, ID 4 Bdrm  2 Bth 2,294 sqft  Home Details   27. Blackstead Building Company Rod Blackstead 376-2727 43° North Real Estate Rob Pearce 353-6407 Cedar Edge 5918 S. Snowdrift Place Boise, ID 4 Bdrm  2 Bth 2,150 sqft    0.21 Acres Home Details   9. Boise Hunter Homes J...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
  Boise Idaho Parade Home Builder Company # references Parade Home Parade Home Details   19. Amyx Signature Homes Todd Amyx 939-5665 Woodhouse Group Jeff Sherburne 941-5373 Alpine Pointe 2651 W. Wainwright Drive Meridian, ID 3 Bdrms     2.5 Bth 2,376 ft2     0.39 Acres Home Details   1. Berkeley Building Company Joe Atalla 323-4074 John L. Scott Roland Desaulniers 863-7001 Heron River 196 S. Streamleaf Star, ID 4 Bdrm  2 Bth 2,294 sqft  Home Details   27. Blackstead Building Company Rod Blackstead 376-2727 43° North Real Estate Rob Pearce 353-6407 Cedar Edge 5918 S. Snowdrift Place Boise, ID 4 Bdrm  2 Bth 2,150 sqft    0.21 Acres Home Details   9. Boise Hunter Homes Jim Hunter 577-5507 Keller Williams Real Estate Chris Findlay 867-3884 Saguaro Canyon 755 E. Pasacana Meridian, ID 4 Bdrm...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Recently I have had to have a few minor medical procedures...that have resulted in getting undressed at the Doctors Office.....Nothing is worse than going to a Doctors appointment or the hospital and feeling like you have to leave your modesty at the hospiatal entrance....once you get into their hospital gowns.  A nurse from Meridian Idaho, Carleen Egbert and Doctor Brian Kerr of Boise have collaborated to develop a new type of a hospital gown...This gown covers those posterior parts of the body that traditional gowns do not.     The new gown opens on the side rather than the rear...covering up the backside and saving the patient from embarassment. The patented "Privacy Preferred Hospital Gown" not only covers the patient better but it also makes it easier for medical personnel to reach...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Meridian Based Scentsy was recently ranked number 1 in Consumer Products and Services by Inc Magazine.   Scentsy was started by Orville and Heidi Thompson in 2004.   They market wick less candles and electric warmers to the public.    According to the article Orville Thompson was nearly bankrupt when they decided to start this company.    They opted to use a home party approach in selling the wick less wax in a Tupperware fashion.    Now 6 years later they have more than 75,000 active sellers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam.   Having individuals market the product via a home party plan has increased sales and educated the public very quickly. The unique concept has been very popular amongst many and sales have increased in the past 3 years by 8,094%...WOW...what reces...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
Meridian Homes - Meridian, Idaho Meridian is a large suburb, west of Boise, Idaho.  Meridian homes are spread out amount 11.5 square miles within the Meridian city boundaries.  Where living in Meridian was once considered "living in the country", Meridian has experienced double digit growth within this decade.  Meridian's reputation for providing good quality and affordable housing, excellent schools, well developed communities, and family friendly atmosphere continues to draw new residents from all over the United States.  In fact, Meridian has received numerous accolades, and was very recently nominated by the Family Circle magazine as one of the top 10 best towns for families and was honored by Money magazine in Best Places to Live 2010.   (Image created and uploaded by Clover_1) Mer...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Meridian Idaho 4 Bedroom Homes for Sale Are you looking for a 4 bedroom home in Meridian?  At any time there are numerous 4 bedroom homes available for sale in Meridian. If you havent started searching MLS listings yet, I would recommend starting an online property search at www.AgentIdaho.com ---OR--- I would be happy to send you a list of all the best bargain 4 bedroom foreclosure homes for sale in Meridian. I am an exclusive buyers agent. This means I am an expert in finding particular homes for even the most particular buyers.  Single story, 2 story, 2 car garage, 3 car garage, corner lot, RV parking, view lot, close to particular schools, golf course community, swimming pool, granite counter tops, cathedral ceilings, vaulted ceilings......etc.     Call text or email the Meridian 4 ...
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By Dean Tucker NMLS 103829, Mortgage Banker
(Dean Tucker OneTrust Home Loans)
Sales of previously occupied homes surprised economists by beating economic and market estimates.  According to the National Association of Realtors, June Existing Home Sales beat estimates by 190,000 units.   The annualized rate came in at 5.37 million units vs. consensus estimates of only 5.18 million units.This is the first reading since the housing tax credit has expired, so it is a positive sign that we surprised to the upside.  The month-over-month numbers for June were actually down 5.1% but the year-over-year numbers showed an increase of 9%!
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
All the homes in Meridian that have closed since 6/1/10 that were listed as To Be Built, Under Construction, or New-Never Occupied.    If you include ALL the solds including the Zero Sold Price and Unpublished Sold, here are the hard numbers NEW CONSTRUCTION List Price Total: $19,421,853 (Same period ‘09 $17,076,166) Sold Price Total: $18,786,070 (Same period ‘09 $15,943,369) Difference: -$635,783 (96.7% of asking price or 3.27% discount) (Same period ’09 -$1,132,797 or 93.4% of asking or 6.6% discount. An improvement of 3.33% over last year)   When you REMOVE all the listings that skew the total because they are $0 sold price or Unpublished Sold, here are the hard numbers List Price Total: $15,423,029 (Same period ‘09 $15,741,338) Sold Price Total: $15,425,046 (Same period ‘09 $15,305...
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By Lonni McDonough, Realtor - Eagle, ID Real Estate; 208-949-3845
(Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group )
Two Idaho cities are considered a couple of the best cities to live in, according to Money Magazine. The magazine ranked the best 100 towns in America based on a poll conducted on their Web site. The poll asked families what is most important to them when choosing a place to live, and the cities were ranked based on those things; safe streets, good schools, good jobs, affordable real estate, etc. Meridian, Idaho is ranked as the 62nd best place to live out of 100 cities and towns.  The magazine says Meridian made the list because it is a family-friendly place, with 18 public parks, nearby ski trails, colleges nearby and major employers like St. Luke's and Blue Cross of Idaho. Meridian isn't the only Idaho city that made the cut. Money Magazine's 99th best place to live is Idaho Falls. ...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: FAMILY CIRCLE REVEALS THE 10 BEST TOWNS Data Driven Survey Reveals the Best Communities across the Country   July 7, 2010, NEW YORK—Family Circle today announced the results of its exclusive survey to identify the best TOWNS AND CITIES across the country FOR FAMILIES.  The communities featured in the magazine’s annual roundup of perfect places to call home combine affordable housing, good neighbors, green spaces, strong public school systems and giving spirits.  The results of the comprehensive survey appear in Family Circle’s August 2010 issue, on newsstands today.   According to Family Circle’s survey, the 10 Best Towns are: Edmond Oklahoma Hampton Township, Pennsylvania Edwardsville, Illinois La Verne, California Windsor, Colorado Round Rock, Texas Simpsonville, Sou...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Where to See 4th of July Firework Displays in the Treasure Valley - Boise - Meridian - Nampa  This 4th of July you will be able to watch nearby firework displays on Saturday and Sunday. All events are FREE to watch......just look towards the skies at the time noted!  Boise: Ann Morrison Park - Sunday Firework display starts at 10:15pm   Hawks Memorial Stadium - Saturday Firework display starts following the Hawks game   Meridian: Storey Park/Meridian Speedway - Sunday Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with bounce houses, climbing wall and obstacle course for kids.Live bands will perform beginning at 3 p.m., Meridian Speedway races begin at 6:30 p.m.Fireworks display begins at dusk.   Caldwell: Memorial Park - Sunday Firework display starts at dusk.   Middleton: Foote Park - Sunday Firework di...
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
The City of Meridian and Meridian Speedway are partnering once again to provide the community with a full day of 4th of July activities.  The event will be held in Storey Park on Sunday, July 4th starting at 1:00 pm with bounce houses, a climbing wall and an obstacle course available for kids.    Live local bands including Apple Thief, Craving Dawn, and Big Wow will start performing in the park at 3:00 pm and will continue through the evening.  The Meridian Speedway races begin at 6:30 pm and the evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks show at dusk.   Concessions will be available in Storey Park throughout the day including hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, funnel cakes, corn dogs, cotton candy, ice cream, and smoothies.   Free event parking and shuttle service to and from the ...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
 Cedar Springs Subdivision - Meridian ID Homes for Sale - Open Houses   Located in Meridian ID, Cedar Springs Subdivision is centrally located. Bordered by Ustick, Meridian, Linder and McMillan Roads. Cedar Springs offer beautiful entrys, tree lined streets, open park like areas, walking-bike paths! Within Cedar Springs there are 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. New construction currently by Aspen Homes. 1400sf to 3200 sf homes offer a wide range of options. Lots available-Call for current listings.        For a current tour and list of homes for sale in Cedar Springs, contact Eric   Cedar Springs Subdivision - Meridian ID Homes for Sale - Open Houses  
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
Northwest Meridian Idaho Real Estate Report Average Quarterly Sales Price of New and Resale Homes in Northwest Meridian Source: Intermountian MLS Legend Community Profile Available Community Building Community Golf Course Pressurized Irrigation Community Contact Fiber Optics Community Park Lots by Water Community Walking Path Gated Community Community Pool     Northwest Meridian Townhomes & Condominiums Starting Home Values       NW Meridian Entry Level Subdivisions Lot Sizes Lot Prices Starting Home Values Ambercreek Subdivision On Meridian Rd S of Mcmillan    0.1 to 0.2   $123 - $190k Castlebrook Subdivision  On Black Cat S of Cherry            0.19±   $184k Cedarcreek Subdivision  off McMillan between Meridian and Linder     $126 - $156k Chesterfield Su...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
Northeast Meridian Real Estate Report Average Quarterly Sales Price of New and Resale Homes in Northeast Meridian Source: Intermountian MLS Legend Community Profile Available Community Building Community Golf Course Pressurized Irrigation Community Contact Fiber Optics Community Park Lots by Water Community Walking Path Gated Community Community Pool     Northeast Meridian New Townhomes & Condominiums  Lot Sizes  Starting Home Values  Alexandria    W of Locust Grove & S of McMillan           0.12 to 0.19 $414k Sharp Estates from Fairview, N on Locust Grove, E on Chateau, N on Katelyn, N on Devlin to Lochmeadow      13+ $155k La Mirada/ Hacienda S of Chinden & E of Meridian 0.08 to 0.18 $265 - $299k   NE Meridian New Entry Level Subdivisions  Lot Sizes Lot ...
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