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This is the public Blog of Debbie Holmes. Real estate agent extraordinaire, with scientific training (which makes me very good at analysis). I have three boys. One going who just graduated law school and two in graduate school. I am one lucky mom!
Here in the Treasure Valley of Idaho we have a scarcity of homes.  In Ada county we have a 15 day supply of homes.  The prices our rising quickly.  Many of my buyers are being priced out of the market.  They are being squeezed for rent and do not make enough to qualify for a home.   I have always...
I am known to be a smart lady.  A scientist in fact.  About a week ago my broker asked me what I thought of the new virus.   I hemmed and hawed and basically felt we did not have the facts.   I felt that the virus probably did not have the cases rate reported because I believed that the actual ca...
Sometimes we think we found the perfect house for the client.  It has all the checkmarks.   When we preview it we like it.   We bring our client in and they sorta like it.  They can't put the figure on it but it is not the one.  I have to keep telling myself they have to live in it not me.  Maybe...
In December I wrote about a tenant of mine who suffered from a stroke.   I went to find help and found there was not much help to be had.   I also published the blog on social media.  I received a lot of good advice.  Unfortunately she  is now $912 behind in rent and February is coming up soon.  ...
Does it ever fail.  I plan a trip to Florida to see my people.  I leave Saturday.  A lead I have been following since mid November wanted a proposal but they can't meet with me before I leave.  I have to own up to the fact that I will be away for 12 days.  I do have back up and this property I ca...
I got home from my open house and had dinner on the table in less then 15 minutes.  It was Chinese hotpot featuring Chicken meatballs I quickly made in the morning.  I also still have half of the yummy meatballs in my freezer.  I used store bought ground turkey and potato starch instead of corn s...
The holidays have come and gone.  The kids have come and gone.   Now it is time to work.  I am waiting to sign on a land deal in about an hour.  Then I need to find a home for one of my clients.  Then I will  try to list some distressed property.  They said they wanted to wait until the New Year....
Yeah it's almost here and I am almost done! At sundown tonight we will light the first candle of Chanukah! The piano has most of our wrapped presents for the adult children!   We are probably the only people who use a piano like a Xmas tree! We have two types of chocolate gelt.  One sort of expen...
We are an academic family.  My hubby is a full professor of Mathematics.  I have a MA in Chemistry.  My oldest son is a lawyer.  My daughter in law is a PhD candidate in Chinese History.  My middle son has a PhD in applied mathematics.   My youngest son, Josh, is a PhD candidate in computer scien...
I have sold homes during the holidays.  Of course at the time there were more homes on the market.  One year I actually sold a home on Christmas Eve.  I call it the miracle on Fry St.  It does happen if you are willing to work.  And I am! This year seems quiet.  I have no active buyers or sellers...

Debbie Holmes

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This is a blog about all things real estate (and a few extras). I blog about my buyers, sellers, listings, short sales, the real estate market. I am internet savvy and am trying to learn more skills. I like blogging because I get to share information with other real estate professionals and my clients. I can find you a great home in the Treasure Valley. I was the Democratic Nominee for CD2, Idaho for the US Congress. I have two website: