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The 4 best pumpkin patches in Boise

Nothing quite says family like the holidays, which are fast approaching. So, kick off this wonderful time of the year by taking your family and friends on a pumpkin patch adventure. When you visit one of these incredible Boise establishments, you’ll enjoy the sights...

Boise has big dreams — so do you!

American cities from coast to coast are taking on the challenge of fulfilling the energy needs of tomorrow. The city of Boise is no exception, which is now committed to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy sources. Currently, the city uses nearly two-thirds...

Flex your mortgage muscle by locking in your rate

With so much unpredictability in today’s mortgage market, it’s nice to know you can have some certainty. Increasing interest rates, rising home prices, and low inventory are factors beyond a homebuyer’s control. That is why we highly recommend our clients take control...

The loan process should be seamless for the consumer

Buying a home requires proper planning, an abundance of resources and patience. Given those factors, you wouldn’t think the process is exactly seamless. When you work with Team Mandi, however, we strive for just that. We believe every consumer should be given the...

Boise named in the top 5 of the best-run cities in America

If the city of Boise were assigned a letter grade, it would earn an A+. That’s according to a recent study that ranked the best- and worst-run cities in America. It’s no small feat. Running a city, managing its resources, providing for the citizens, educating children...

8 things to avoid as you prepare to purchase a home

Like any competitive process, strategy plays a major role in buying a home. As home prices increase, inventory tightens; and with interest rate increases looming, strategy is as important as ever. With that said, here are eight things to avoid when you prepare to get...

Phase 2 of Boise Whitewater Park set to begin

This August, Boise’s Parks and Recreation department will begin construction on Phase 2 of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Boise Whitewater Park. Phase 1, a $3.4 million park with a single wave-shaping feature that varies in shape and difficulty, was completed in 2012 and has been popular with visitors since it first opened.

What goes into ordering an appraisal

Getting an appraisal is important because it will help a lender determine the amount you can borrow for a property. It may also protect you from paying more than the house is worth. There are certain factors that a lender takes into consideration in determining the...

What to look for in a closing disclosure

A Closing Disclosure is a form designed to help borrowers understand the fine details of their loan before they sign the bottom line. A lender must give you a Closing Disclosure at least three business days before you close on the mortgage. The three-day window gives...