Nampa, ID Real Estate News

By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes -- unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose. -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ros   Today's quote was posted on Facebook by my buddy Susanna Madden.     I love this...I think this is one of the most important things we can teach children.   We are unique...no one else is like you....isn't that wonderful....although there are some of us who are thinking of those we are glad there are not multiples of!   LOL When you think of the fact that we were all created...and the Good Lord knows each of us personally that is pretty exciting! Make the most of yourself...don't waste the gifts and talents you have been given....don't strive to be someone else...be proud o...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
As the summer seems to have finally arrived in Nampa Idaho I thought it might be a good idea to give a few ideas to having a successful yard sale.   A successful yard sale takes a bit of planning....Follow these steps to make some extra money, find some extra room in your house and gain a clean garage!  1.  Go through everything in your house....I mean everything....every closet, drawer, cupboard.   Take everything   out...and put it back in...if you are going to keep it...if not have 3 piles in the garage....give away, throw away or sell it.   It is important to take out the stuff and put it back in...who knows what is hiding in the corners??  Start this a couple months before you plan on having the sale. 2.  Price everything...better to price it all than to have tables with certain pr...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Don't miss this wonderful FREE event in Nampa, ID tomorrow night.    This will be the 44th annual Festival....usually about 10,000 people attend with another 20,000 watching the finale fireworks out side of the venue.   Come to the Idaho Center located off of Garrity and Franklin Road starting at 5 pm.   This festival is one of only a few left nationwide which allows the community to combine patriotism and religious freedom.   How do they make this event free?  Every year they solicit $40,000 in donations and sponsorships  from area companies and individuals.   Many musical acts including "A life set apart", "Julie Turner", "Ryan Stevenson", "Treasure Valley Music Ministers Band", "Meredith Andrews" and "Need to Breathe" will be performing.   Also a salute to our military is customary! ...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Just got a  check that was for talking.  What did I do to earn this??  I talked.... I talked to an agent I know through Women's Council of Realtors, when she had posted about some condos she had for sale in the Portland Oregon area.    Then I talked some more to a lender who I knew had a sister who lived in the Portland area..... This was last summer....Her sister wasn't real interested in the area....but I talked some more earlier this year to this agent who had them listed.... She mentioned that she had dropped the prices on the Condos....well I talked a bit more to the lender who talked to her sister....now she  was maybe interested.   Ultimately she bought the house she was living in....the Realtor made a good commission and I made a good referral fee!!!  All for talking and talking...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
If you are thinking of moving to or around Nampa Idaho...and you have kids who attend Nampa School District you may not know of a great tool.   Nampa School District has a great tool for parents.   Thier website is www.nsd131.org (or you may click the link)   When you get to the page click on Schools ...a drop down menu will come up with Boundaries.   Click on boundaries and you will get an interactive map.    On the left hand side enter the address and it will list on the left all of schools for that address....elementary, middle and high school.   This tool is helpful if you are thinking about moving within Nampa, Idaho.   Check out addresses you might be interested in to verify that your child is going to atted the school you think that they are.  Call me today to look at homes in Na...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
I hope all of the Men out there who are Dad's are being properly spoiled today!    Happy Fathers Day to all.... I am sitting here waiting for my family to come over so we can celebrate my brother and my Dad....the Dad's in this family....My Husband is spending it alone in Illinois...can't wait til he can move out here....3 more years!  I want to send a special shout out to my Dad...He is an amazing man....he helps me in more ways than I can even list here. Last weekend he came over while I was working and weeded some of my front flower beds...between shoulder surgery earlier this year, being extremely bzy this spring with Real Estate and getting bronchitis....my yard has really been neglected.   Dad came over last Friday and worked...Last Saturday he came back and we worked on the yard ...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
Review Home value trends across Caldwell, Middleton and Nampa Idaho. Canyon County Idaho Real Estate Report Summary- Northeast Caldwell Southwest Caldwell Lake Lowell Area Melba Idaho Middleton Idaho North Nampa Idaho South Nampa
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein   Isn't this the truth....how many times have we given up to soon....if we had called that lead only one more time....if we had asked a few more questions to try to solve an objection.....if we had only ......and the list goes on and on and on....Persistance is the key...don't give up to quickly....the best things in life are not instant!!! Have a great day everyone!!
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
At Keller Williams Realty Boise we have weekly team meetings.   Every week at our team meeting we go over our Mission Statement the WI4C2T's.   Today we talked about TRUST. We had quite the lively conversation regarding trust ....In this market more than any other time I have been licensed in Real Estate the past 16 years it is of the utmost of importance.   Trust....what is it?    Believing that what some one tells you is the truth?   A promise kept?    What does it mean to you?    I was reminded of a phrase that a manager of mine, in a previous business I was in, used to say.    Nelda always said "when it comes to promises be slow to make em and quick to keep em."   WOW....when you think about it in the arena of Real Estate it takes on a whole new meaning...  How many times do we have...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Today at our weekly team meeting we learned that there is a new Short Sale Fraud going on in the Idaho Real Estate Market.  Apparently sellers who are already in a distressed situation are being approached with ads from unscrupulous individuals....they are calling themselves many names such as "Foreclosure Prevention Auditors" and  "Forensic Loan Auditors".   Many times these scams are costing sellers a pretty high fee---ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 to determine whether they have "solutions" for the clients.   Solutions could include helping the sellers avoid foreclosure, reducing loan principals or speeding up the loan modification process...some are even claiming to have their loans canceled.  According to Lawrence Wasden, Idaho Attorney General, "Nothing could be further from the tr...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
On May 14th over 100 local real estate agents from the Keller Williams Boise offices located in both Nampa Idaho and Boise Idaho  gave up their day to help raise donations for local charities. We set up at all 6 Fred Meyer stores in Boise, Meridian, and Nampa.   While there from 11-7 we collected needed items for  these  6 local charities: ** WCA (Women's and Children's Alliance), **Hope House, **Idaho Food Bank, **City Light Home for Women and Children, **Horizon Elementary School, ** Nampa Family Justice Center It was a great time and a great way for us to give back to our great community.We collected toiletries, diapers, school supplies, cleaning supplies, yarn, craft supplies, children's toys, toilet paper and Paper Towels as well we accepted cash donations and gift cards.   This wa...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior."Henry C. Link   How true is this???    How many times have you hesitated....or maybe procrasinated and not got started on a project because you didn't quite know how to do it??   Maybe it is better to just get started..it may be rough at first but we all know that with practice all things get better...or even ask for help....don't let ignorance hold you back....we all can learn.  I heard my Mentor Erica Hill say one day that she loved people who procrasinated...she ate them for breakfast...because while some one is putting off doing what they should do...she is already half way through and on her way to achieving her goals!!!   I personaly would rather learn along the way than...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Looking for ways to celebrate in June??    Check out this list! Thank you to my friend Carole Hymer for researching this!       JUNE June 1 is … Dare Day June 2 is … National Rocky Road Day June 3 is … Repeat Day June 4 is … National Donut Day June 5 is … Festival Of Popular Delusions Day June 6 is … Teacher's Day and National Applesauce Cake Day June 7 is … National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 8 is … Name Your Poison Day June 9 is … Donald Duck Day June 10 is … National Yo-Yo Day June 11 is … National Hug Holiday and King Kamehameha Day June 12 is … Machine Day June 13 is … National Juggling Day and Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day June 14 is … Pop Goes The Weasel Day June 15 is … Smile Power Day June 16 is … National Hollerin' Contest Day June 17 is … Eat Your Vegetables Day June 18 is...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
It is that time of the year...my refrigerator is loaded with Announcements...For many graduation ceremonies.... I didn't attend any of them but will attend a party tonight for our pastor's daughter.  Hardly seems like she could be graduating already....as well as the others from our church who have grown up and are now getting ready for college.... Does a kid growing up mean i am also growing older...???  or is that Growing up???  LOL    I really refuse to truly do either... What advice could I offer to these kids?  Or would you offer to a kid today?   Or should I be politically correct and refer to them as YOUNG ADULTS?   I think my number one piece of advice....I have many tidbits...but if I narrowed it down...I would tell each of these kids to live life fully now....this is their las...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
It is Memorial Day weekend...a time for family BBQ's and picnics....and maybe even some yard work.  Memorial Day is a special weekend for many of us who have family and friends who have served in the Military in years past.   My Gramps served in WWII.  I don't know much about his time over there...as it was somewhat of a taboo subject....I do remember falling asleep listening to him and my Dad and Uncle playing the banjo, guitar and Gramps playing his accordion that he had gotten during the time he served in Germany.     I know he had to have seen plenty that he wouldn't talk about in the years after the war.  I also had family in the Coast Guard...   My Uncle Gordon was in the Coast Guard as a Chief...he served time in Vietnam...I remember his trips home vaguely....mostly I remember ta...
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Yesterday over 100 Real Estate Agents and Affiliates from the Nampa Association of Realtors gathered together for our Affiliate Thank You Party!    There was an awesome turnout and support of the Affilliates all throughout....We have had this party for many years...as long at least as I have been licensed in 1994!  This year we had a breakfast at the local theater where we have our weekly tour meetings....we had breakfast and social networking time....then the fun began...all Realtors brought at least one gift for an Affiliate...   we had so much support that we drew names and handed out gifts...and still had a ton of gifts left over.... So what did we do?    We drew all the names again and gave out 2 gifts per Affiliate!!!  WOW...most of the gifts were simple thank you gifts...movie ti...
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Who are Nampa Idaho's largest builders? While Nampa new construction has been heavily hit by the downturn of the economy, home builders still see demand for new homes. This report includes Middlton, Caldwell, Melba and all of Canyon County Idaho. This indistry report is based on permits not real estate sales. It is a report about which builders are most active.   Nampa Home Builders Total Permits Average Permit Value 1 CBH Homes 20 $132,493 2 Coleman Homes 15 $234,631 3 Hubble Homes LLC 13 $146,254 4 DR Horton 8 $121,408 5 Hunter Homes 4 $111,618 6 Triple Crown Const 2 $117,286 7 Galacia/Riverwood Homes 2 $131,182 8 Cotner Building Co 2 $154,994 9 Dan Corkill Custom Homes 1 $201,107 10 Heartwood Homes 1 $81,766 11 Chaney Stotts Const Inc 1 $172,922 12 Adair Homes 1 $121,403 13 Barclay ...
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By Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm
(RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID)
Nampa Short Sales Here are the numbers for the 1st quarter of 2010 for Nampa Idaho Short Sales and Distressed Properties:   Currently there are 1182 single-family homes for sale, listed as "Active" in the Intermountain MLS 46% of those homes are "distressed listings," 140 REO & 409 Short Sales (35%). The Average Asking price of All Nampa Idaho Homes is $144,153 32% of these homes are priced from $100k - $150k   SOLD DATA: As of 3-31-2010 (1st Quarter) 349 Single-Family homes have SOLD in Nampa Idaho! 73% of these Nampa Homes were distressed properties. 189 REO & 67 Short Sales (19%). The Average SOLD price for Nampa Idaho Homes is $114,938   Nampa Weather Search Nampa Idaho Homes for sale Idaho Short Sale Video Nampa Homes Idaho Short Sale Report          
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By Travis Adams
(Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group-Boise)
TRAVIS ADAMS | Coldwell Banker TG-Boise | realtorofidaho@gmail.com | 208-353-0080 1896 West Creek Ct, Nampa, ID Popular split plan with upstairs bonus room over garage. Large fully fenced lot with full sprinklers and landscaping. Ornate rock on front of residenc 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $119,900 Year Built 2008 Sq Footage 1,863 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 10,454 sqft HOA/Maint $9 per month DESCRIPTION Popular split plan with upstairs bonus room over garage. Large fully fenced lot with full sprinklers and landscaping. Ornate rock on front of residence. Upgraded appliances with fridge. Full tile backsplash, double-doors. 4th bedroom could be a den. Bonus room has closet & could also be used as a bedroom. Home is vacant and re...
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By Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm
(RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID)
No Greater Love... Nampa Idaho First Church of the Nazarene puts on a fabulous passion play, "No Greater Love," every year with outstanding props, talent and music! The production has been going strong in the Treasure Valley for decades! You often times will see men in the community growing their beards out months in advance to play their special part of the Easter program. This year's performances run from March 30th through April 4th (Easter Sunday). If you're looking for a fabulous performance with a message that can stir your heart, visit Nampa, Idaho and the No Greater Love performance by Nampa First Church of the Nazarene! "No Greater Love" (Commercial) 32 sec - Apr 3, 2009This is a short commercial that was created by Paul Otremba for Nampa First Church of The Nazarene's producti...
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