Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | 43° North Blog - By Jeff Martel

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43 Degrees North Real Estate in beautiful Boise, Idaho. Writing about all things Real Estate in Boise, Idaho



It is said that the United States needs to produce approximately 1 Million housing units annually just to keep up with demand. Demand comes from Marriage, Divorce, migration, immigration, etc. This year the United States has built the same number of units as in 1959. In 1959 the US had 179 milli...
This morning I read an article in the Idaho Business Review that discussed home price value declines. It states that  Idaho is "in the middle" in terms of home price declines. There were 24 states that declined as much or less than in Idaho and there were 25 states that fared worse or had higher...
It seems like the general topic of discussion at the Holiday parties of late is the preverbal "are we at the bottom" conversation. I for one am excited that the topic is finally becoming part of general conversation. I told my agents about 8 months ago that things would start to get better when w...
So, I've had my personal home on the market for a while. I don't do the things I am supposed to do. I don't follow my own process. For whatever reason, selling my own home is just different. I would fire me. I think the biggest problem is I am way too close to this home. My family and I spent 2 f...
This past weekend I hosted a group of 11 investors from China here in Boise, Idaho. I have been working on this deal for about 6 months and it never fully seemed real until this weekend. It was one of the greatest experiences of my career! The group consisted of developers, builders, and investor...

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