Garden Valley, ID Real Estate News

By Kathy Vaughan
(Garden Valley Properties)
Posted in: Garden Valley Events, Garden Valley Living, Garden Valley Real Estate Weilmunster Park to be Dedicated August 15th The Garden Valley Recreation District has announced the date for the Weilmunster Park dedication. This is an important event in the history of Garden Valley. For years the Garden Valley Recreation District, headed by Jamie Anderson, has worked tirelessly to make the park a reality. They identified the property location and have applied for grants, solicited donations, managed fundraisers, and kept the community involved and informed. I can’t think of a better location for the park. I especially like the idea that it includes some Middle Fork river frontage. No matter what happens to private and public land along the Middle Fork in the future, our kids will alway...
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By Kathy Vaughan
(Garden Valley Properties)
Is Your Realtor a Mountain Property Specialist? I love the mountains. I understand them. Mountain property is a unique character. Living in the mountains has it's own idiosyncrasies. There is snow load, planting seasons, septics, wells, surveys, emergency services, road grading, zoning laws, building codes and on and on. If a client wanted to hire me to assist them with property in, lets say, the Boise North End. I would have to admit that I am not an expert in the unique characteristics of that neighborhood. Certainly, I can investigate the market. I have many tools available to me for that purpose. But I could never truly know the nuances of the area. It would be in the best interest of the client for me to refer them to an agent who has that particular knowledge. Buyers and Sellers a...
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By Kathy Vaughan
(Garden Valley Properties)
Benefit Fund Raiser - Fun Run and Walk in Garden Valley The first annual Mountain Shadows Stride will be held in Garden Valley, Idaho, on April 26th. Everyone is welcome to attend the Fun Run/Walk. Come along and bring your family and friends. Participation is free. There will be Food, Live Music and Fire Department and Ambulance demonstrations. All donations will go directly to Garden Valley Emergency Services. Saturday April 26th 10:00AM Registration opens at 9:00 Food and Entertainment Free for all ages (donations requested) Fire and Ambulance Department Demonstrations Directions: Take Hwy 55 North to Banks. Turn right on the Banks/Lowman Hwy. Approximately 7.5 miles, on your left, is the entrance to Mountain Shadows. Follow the signs to the registration area. " Want to know more abo...
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By Kathy Vaughan
(Garden Valley Properties)
Just the Facts There is so much controversy about media coverage of the economy. There are those who believe this is the end of the world, as we know it. There are others who sprinkle flower pedals where ever they tread, and never notice they are stepping in a puddle. Here’s your chance to make up your own mind on the current market conditions in Garden Valley, Idaho. These facts were taken from the Idaho Intermountain MLS. Hint: Buyers! Are these numbers speaking to you? Now would be a good time to visit Garden Valley. Click here to search for available Garden Valley homes and land.
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By Kathy Vaughan
(Garden Valley Properties)
Home Owners Exemption Applications Due April 15th. Did You Purchase a Primary Residence in 2007? Idaho offers a tax exemption for your primary residence. In order to benefit from the tax break in the current year, your application for the Idaho Home Owners exemption must be filed before April 15th. This Tax Break Is No Small Potatoes The exemption is applied to the property improvements and up to one acre of land. The schedule of exemptions is as follow. 2007 - 50% of the value of your home and up to one acre of land with a maximum exemption of $89,325. 2008 and 2009 - percentage reduction is unchanged (50%), but the exemption maximum will raise to $100,938. Did You Purchase Land With A Septic Permit in 2007? Did you know that a septic permit is issued for one year? Septic permits must ...
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By Kathy Vaughan
(Garden Valley Properties)
Please Don’t Put That In My Back Yard! Most municipalities have some kind of sign ordinance. Boise County is no exception. I quote the ordinance: “It is also the intent of this chapter to preserve the rural character by not allowing flashing, reader boards or outsized billboards but to encourage artistic design and creativity through simple effective signage. Therefore, the intent is to promote rural character and not a city center appearance in the county… Residents and tourists will notice the improvements this makes to the general appearance of Boise County.” Most signage I see in Garden Valley meets the ordinance size and location requirements, except for a few direction signs. Most of those violators are out of area agents. Local agents seem to work hard to obey the laws and be cou...
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