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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...

What to expect on signing day

When you are purchasing a home, signing day can be an exciting experience – but it can also cause some anxiety if you don’t know what to expect. Signing day comes after your loan team has cleared your loan for closing. Once cleared, your loan will be sent in for...

The road to the X Games goes through Boise

Get ready Boise! On June 15-16, the world’s top skateboarders and BMX riders will compete at Rhodes Skate Park for an invitation to X Games Minneapolis. THE ROAD TO X GAMES: 2018 BOISE PARK QUALIFIER will feature three disciplines: Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s...

Boise – a place to call home

If you’re looking for a good American town to call home for you and your family, Boise might just be close to perfect. In fact, so many families want to live here that the inventory of unsold existing single-family residences is zero. Boise has it all – food, culture,...

Tips to improving your credit score

Owning your own home is a dream come true for many of us. We love the thought of creating a space that is a vision of our perfect environment; the right flooring, the right paint color, the right kitchen, etc. A place we can live a full life with our loved ones....