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

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North
43 Degrees North Real Estate in beautiful Boise, Idaho. Writing about all things Real Estate in Boise, Idaho
This is an amazing movie about the current and future state of technology. Our world is changing around us so fast these days. It's amazing how much technology has changed the way Real Estate is found and purchased - even in the past few years. What really gets me thinking is how different life ...
We have decided that sharing information is the BEST way for everyone to do better in this economy. So, we have decided to host a series of information seminars for the general public as well as industry professionals. We will be discussing such topics as "Timing The Market", Building Custom Home...
WHATTTTT? Forbes wrote that Boise Idaho was in the top 25 weakest housing markets! the article only makes a small mention here: "Provo, Utah, and Boise City, Idaho, are also headed down with the drop in nearby ski home sales, says Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's" Ok - first o...
This morning I thought of an idea that may be worth thinking about. What if we create a program for Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan where Soldiers receive access to Foreclosed homes. What I'm thinking we do as a country is this - Homes that are going into Foreclosure can be purchased with the TA...
If you are looking for a view - then this is the home for you! Perfect view of Downtown Boise and City Lights at Night! High-end custom home on 5.96 Acres with no HOA Dues and LOW TAXES! Ask about the free High-Speed Internet! 2 Full Kitchens, 2 Fireplaces, Slab Granite, Travertine, Gourmet SS A...
For the past 60 days my business partner and I have been building a new website dedicated to the New Construction Division of our company in Boise, ID. Building a new website is tough because 1) it is extremely technical and 2) you can do anything so being focused is key. It's easy to get off tr...
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...
Everything you ever wanted to know about distressed properties but were afraid to ask. Below statistics were complied using MLS data. I did not scrub the data or check every single listing, so accuracy is implied but not guaranteed. Ada County Currently there are 5209 total Ac...

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