Home Improvement Advice From A Realtor and Her Home Sellers

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Kareen Kinzli Larsen. Kinzli Real Estate.

By: Kareen Kinzli Larsen, Realtor, RE/MAX Alliance

 

It happens every time.  Home sellers who have spent the time and a little money to spruce up a house prior to putting it on the market, stand there looking at the fresh paint, new flooring, and a few subtle upgrades and realize their home has been transformed.  Then, without fail, they look at me and say, “Why didn’t we do this years ago?”

Take their advice.  Invest in these home improvements now so that you can enjoy them.  I have counseled hundreds of home sellers and

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Low supply drives spike in Treasure Valley real estate

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While prices have been rising since the Great Recession caused them to plummet, the novel coronavirus pandemic has done the opposite, shooting up record prices.

NAMPA, Idaho — Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The Idaho Press.

There’s a house for sale here, in Canyon County’s quickly growing, largest city. Built in 1937, the 842-square-foot, two-bedroom cottage-style home, with mint green paint, white trim and a shingle roof, has “income potential,” according to the listing by Silvercreek Realty Group.

The little house is listed for $399,000 — but according to the Canyon County assessor, whose assessments usually are

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8 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts To Inspire Your Next Decor Makeover

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We’re all spending more time on our phones than we probably should, so while you’re there, why not get some fresh inspiration for your next makeover project?

We believe that not all scrolling is created equal, which is why we created this list of some of the best home design accounts on Instagram—and a few hints on where to snag their one-of-a-kind decor.

From modern interior design to funky “jungalow” looks, this list has a little something for every style. So go ahead—take a look and dive into the world of Instagram’s best and brightest design accounts.


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Divorced Dad Decor Gets Big Upgrade from Interior Design Studio

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Fredrik Broden

My dad moved into a haunted house. There’s not a single ghost in that Contemporary Colonial, but the spirit of the family that lived in it before him sure stuck around. They were lovely people, probably. Their decor was god-awful. And my dad went and snatched it all up for a fair price—the black velvet hand towels in the bathroom, the wackadoodle paisley couch, even the bowl of fake plastic fruit on the dinner table. It mingles with his own furniture, which is less plentiful but loads nicer, and the decor he brought along in the move, which

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Need help with Home Improvement? Always get Three!

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Registration Now Open at 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm for Summer Day Camp

Auer Camp is a 6-week summer day camp at 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield that is offering a wide variety of camp activities for children ages 3-15, for one-week sessions from June 28th, 2021- August 6th, 2021. A nature-based summer day camp designed to foster creativity and exploration of environmental science with hands-on-learning in a unique setting.

Auer Camp day camp that offers a wide variety of activities including but not limited to: outdoor education, arts and crafts, nature walks, cooking, creative drama, games, sports,

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Desert homes become a hot commodity in California’s real estate boom

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Craig Higgins has lived and worked in big cities all over the world: New York, Seattle, London, Paris. But he moved — most recently from Los Angeles — and bought his dream home in an unlikely place: the middle of the desert.

“Every property I looked at sold within two days above asking price so I knew something was going on here,” he said.

“Here” is Wonder Valley, about 2½ hours from Los Angeles. Population below 1,000. 

Eventually, Higgins said, he got lucky and bought a small home directly from its owner, in an all-cash deal, for just under $50,000.

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