Here is a quick look at how we finished out 2015 versus 2014. As you can see it is good news for sellers with days on market shorter in almost all Counties, as well as a substantial increase in sold units. Another great indicator is that the distressed property sales are also down substantially across the board. It is a great time to sell if you have been on the fence!
2015 shows a healthy increase in sales over 2014 YTD as of 10/31/2015. It has been a great year for sellers across Southeast Idaho!
Immerse yourself in the Museum of Idaho. This is the perfect place to learn about historic Idaho Falls real estate, to spend an afternoon expanding your mind. With both exhibits and interactive events, the Museum creates many learning opportunities for the community. Permanent exhibits include Eagle Rock, the Local Idaho History Room and the Children’s Discovery Room.
The Eagle Rock display showcases replicas of what commercial Idaho Falls real estate would look like in the late 1800’s. There are 10 storefront windows to gaze into and imagine former times, including a blacksmith’s barn, carpenter shop and doctor’s office. In the Idaho History Room check out the town’s rustic school house and marvel at the contrast between past and future. Lewis and Clark memorabilia and a genuine buffalo hide tipi can also be found here. Geographical 3D displays of Idaho’s contrasting landscape set the scene in the Children’s Discovery Room. Designed to engage curious young minds and active little bodies, kids can crawl through a bear cave or beaver dam and explore a pioneer cabin.
Children living in Idaho Falls and its surrounding areas can also attend special events at the Museum. Meet A Scientist and Discovery Days both occur on a regular basis and feature interactive learning. See the Museum of Idaho for more details in planning your day and a description of current exhibits.
The scent of bold, smoky barbeque fills the air by Idaho Falls homes prompting hungry residents to head on over to Pitmaster BarBQue. Not only priding itself on providing quality traditional barbeque to its customers, this family run business also engages in barbecue competitions throughout the west. This competitive drive ensures that their slowly smoked cooked dishes, from brisket to ribs to pulled meat, will not disappoint. This is the place to satisfy the cravings of those living in Idaho Falls seeking good old fashioned barbeque flavors.
Napkins will be needed according to locals who love to pair Pitmaster ribs and chicken with sides of cornbread, green beans and bacon or homestyle macaroni and cheese. The combinations are seemingly endless. Connoisseurs who cannot get enough at the restaurant can bring the signature sauces back to their Idaho Falls homes and barbeque in their own backyards. Sweet savory sauces such as Smoky Chipotle, Honey Bourbon or the Pitmaster’s own rich Original Competition Sauce are available for purchase by the bottle. Pitmaster BarBQue Company also loves to give back to the community offering discounts on Tuesdays to military, law enforcement personnel and teachers. For more details and to take a look at the menu, visit Pitmaster BarBQue.
Re-discover your fanciful side at The Grape Van Gogh. Conveniently located in the Centennial Plaza near your Idaho Falls home, this quaint art studio is the place to participate in the painting party craze sweeping the nation. Perfect for all sorts of social activities, a painting party is sure to liven up your next birthday, date night or girls night out. The Grape Van Gogh provides all art supplies needed for your project, including an apron, although it is recommended not to wear your best outfit. Music will play in the background stimulating your artistic side and beverages will be served, with extras available for purchase. Artists over 21 are welcome to bring adult beverages if desired. Expert led instruction will guide you step-by-step through the activity. Art is a personal journey, so you are welcome to paint as literal or abstract as you desire, ensuring the finished product is a representation of you. Your will create a masterpiece by the end of the session, leaving you with the task of finding the perfect spot in your Idaho Falls home to hang it.
As a community venue, The Grape Van Gogh also keeps kids in mind in the Idaho Falls real estate area providing youth activities for pre-k through school aged children. Activities include subjects beyond painting and include multimedia crafts, science and literature. Birthday parties are also available. A listing of scheduled paintings is can be found at Grape Van Gogh, and reservations can be made online or at the studio.
Okay, so we all know that the real estate market isn’t quite what it used to be, right? Well the silver lining is there are some phenomenal deals out there right now on distressed properties if you are in a position to buy. Financing rates are still very attractive, and there are still a few 100% financing options available.
So you may be wondering to yourself “So how do I find these great deals??”, well the best place to start looking is online, specifically this website J. HUD homes have been very aggressively priced and can be excellent values. You can sign up to receive a color photo list of available properties at http://www.realestate-idahofalls.com/foreclosures
Additionally, I can set you up to be notified of all foreclosures in your area of interest so you will not miss out on that next killer deal. Just sign up at http://www.realestate-idahofalls.com and let me know what you are looking for.
I have sold many distressed properties in the last several years, and would be happy to walk you through the whole process!