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When people are thinking of relocating from one state to another, many times they wonder what are the safest states to live in. Happily, Idaho ranks as one of the safest places in America to move to if you're facing a move.

Yahoo Homes, Idaho reports that Idaho earned its #7 ranking on the top ten list of safe places to live because of the following factors. These were taken from the FBI's 2013 Uniform Crime Report. This list measures the number of incidences for the following crimes:

  • Murder/ manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Larceny
  • Vehicle thefts
Other factors aside from crime also went into the formula. Among them were educational attainments and income and poverty rates.

Vermont topped the list as…
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It might be a source of pride to be named one of the best places to live in America by Forbes. However, Boiseans may be inclined to worry a little now that Boise has made yet another 2014 "Best of" list for the magazine, this time for "Best Places to Raise a Family."

It seems apropos given that Movoto named Boise one of the safest places to live in a recent article.

The Way of Life in Boise, Idaho is Key

Will all these accolades cause an influx of people who want to buy Boise real estate? Who knows? Chances are, if people do move this way, it won't only be the fact that Boise counts among the best places to live in the US because of attractions like Bogus Basin or the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or the greenbelt and the Boise River. In fact, it was Boise's…
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Simple Moving Labor (SML) has named Boise, Idaho its top choice in the best cities in America to move to in 2014. The City of Trees beat out cities like Seattle, Phoenix and Salt Lake for the top spot. This is useful information for people who are interested in buying one of the homes for sale in Boise, Idaho.

Why You Should Consider Buying Boise, Idaho Real Estate

SML has used the following criteria to determine its list of the best cities in the USA:

  • Unemployment
  • Median income
  • Projected Home Value Growth (3-Year time frame)
  • Home affordability
Why The City of Trees Made the Top of the List as the Best Place to Live

To make the list, Boise had to have an unemployment rate of less than 6.5%, which is the current national average. The…
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It's a piece of Boise, Idaho real estate that has been in the North End since 1995, and it's synonymous for fresh food and healthy living. It's a true cornerstone resource for those of us who love living in one of America's fittest cities and shopping in places that promote that lifestyle. I'm talking, of course, about the Boise Co-op, and pretty soon, there's going to be a second one, according to IdahoPress.com.

More About the Boise Co-Op

Many people have a soft spot for this unassuming piece of Boise real estate. It's a great place to buy vitamins, shop for organic produce and many who've tried its buffet will swear it's one of the best places to eat in Boise.

The Boise Co-Op Wine Shop is also a popular destination for people who want to enjoy a

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Recently, I had occasion to think about the characteristics of Generation X when I was reading an article in Investment News about how this generation deals with its money.

Here in the City of Trees, Gen X felt the effects of the devastation of the 2008 housing market. After all, the Boise, Idaho real estate market was hit like everywhere else.

Turns out that the characteristics of Generation X that determine their investment styles also affect the kind of home they buy and what they do in terms of home repairs because of these personality traits.

Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes not so much, especially when it comes to investing, but Generation X came by these characteristics honestly.

Generally, speaking, Generation Xers:

  • Are independent
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Usually, the tips for first time home buyers can include ideas like visit with your lender or have your home appraised. While these home loan ideas are certainly the traditional way of doing things, it doesn't mean they're the only way that you'll be able to buy one of those Boise homes for sale that you've got your eye on.

Not convinced? Recently, the LA Times ran an article highlighting a non-traditional loan program that's actually quite traditional when you think about it. Parents and other relative have started their own first time home buyer assistance programs, if you could call them that.


Problems Associated With Getting a Home Loan ~ Student Loans

If you want to buy one of the homes for sale in Boise and are fairly certain that you're

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The "Forbes Best Places to Retire" list is a must-read every year for those who are about to make the transition from full-time working life to retirement. And Boise, Idaho was named one of the 25 best places to retire on the 2014 list. In fact, Boise is in the top 8 of the list.

Why Boise's on the List of Best Places to Retire

The Forbes list cites several factors that put Boise, Idaho in the top 25 places to retire. The climate here is a dry and the cost of living is comparable to most places in the U.S. The City of Trees also rated high as a walking and biking city, thanks no doubt in large part to the 25 miles of bike path that dissect the city.

Boise also counts as a great place to volunteer. Organizations like the Boise Art Museum, Art Faire, the Humane…
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Summer in Boise, Idaho brings a different kind of quiet or more accurately put, the din of screaming fans cheering a touchdown on Boise State University's blue turf gets replaced by the steady hum of bees buzzing around summer blossoms and the sounds of dogs barking at the local dog park. It's a season which inspires the people living in the City of Trees to get out and move -- their bodies, their furniture from end of the living room to the other and even to a new home. But there are some things that wayward Boiseans should consider if they'd like to switch one piece of Boise real estate for another.

During the last five years since the market crash of 2008, many potential new homebuyers have either pulled back their efforts to buy a new home or

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According to the Builder Sentiment Index recently released by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo, it appears that homebuilder, as well as consumer, confidence in the housing market is increasing and is now at a five-year high. This index, compiled from the responses of 478 builders, showed that, nationwide, home builders have seen higher new construction sales this year, possibly buoyed by falling mortgage rates and an otherwise decreasing market inventory. In June, the NAHB reported that the number of building permits for single family homes are at their highest levels since March 2010, and there were more housing starts in June than in almost 4 years.

Consumer confidence appears to be trending upward in the Boise Idaho real estate

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The Boise Idaho real estate market is improving—at least most Americans think so. According to a National Housing Survey conducted by Fannie Mae in June 2012, 73% of the American public thinks that now is a good time to buy a home. In addition, 35% of the people surveyed say they expect home prices to rise in the next year.

The Boise Idaho real estate market is backing up that optimism. In an article published in the July 17, 2012 edition of the Realty Times Market Conditions, Paula K. Stern notes that median sale prices of single family homes sold in the Boise ID real estate market for May and June 2012 were markedly higher than 2011. The number of pending sales for June 2012 were also higher than June 2011. And even though the Boise Idaho real estate

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