$1,799,999  Emmett, Idaho
Two homes on 6.7 acres. Perfectly situated for multigenerational living. Main home is a single-level custom built with a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath split-bedroom floorplan. Open living area with a fireplace and lots of natural light from wall-to-ceiling windows tucked under an inviting covered front patio. The gorgeous kitchen features dual Bosch dishwashers, double ovens, pot filler, large granite island, large counter/eating space, formal dining area and walk-in pantry. Office/craft/multi-use room with built-in cabinetry and large granite work island. Covered patio off of dining/kitchen area. Live/work scenario with TWO 40x60 shops (both have power, one is set up for office use with mezzanine and bathroom. Other various outbuildings and full auto sprinklers for lawn. Second home is under construction 2bed/2bath/2car with porch and 30x60 shop. Home is closed-in (roofed, sided and framed) Seller is in the process of completing it-or-take it over and choose your finishes. Lots of special extras, too much to mention
Call Cori Duncan 208-861-1663

$719,900  Meridian, Idaho
Welcome to your dream home in the heart of NW Meridian! This stunning single-level residence boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 43' RV Garage. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a bright and airy great room that's perfect for entertaining or relaxing with loved ones. The spacious kitchen features beautiful granite countertops, stainless steel appliances from Thermador and Bosch, and ample storage space. The adjoining dining area is perfect for hosting dinner parties or enjoying casual meals with your family. The master suite is a true retreat, with a large walk-in closet and a spa-like ensuite bathroom featuring a luxurious soaking tub, dual vanities, and a separate shower. The two additional bedrooms are well-appointed and share a full bathroom. Other highlights of this gorgeous home include a convenient laundry room directly off the master, a cozy fireplace, and an oversized garage. The backyard is fully fenced and beautifully landscaped, providing the perfect setting
Call Ryan Wallace 208-971-0887

$345,000  Boise, Idaho
HISTORIC BELGRAVIA, ONE OF BOISE'S 150 SESQUICENTENNIAL ICONS! This unit sits on second floor, above 445 Main at street level, for a shared entry. Unit has mixed use allowed within Zone C-5HD; Neighborhood Commercial with Historic District Overlay. This allows Retail, Commercial, Office, Services, Etc.
Call Debowden Bauer 208-573-4487

$2,450  Meridian, Idaho
This must-see, nearly new, custom home at The Grove At Pine with beautiful finishes throughout. Open kitchen/living floor plan offers custom soft close cabinetry, quartz counters, tile and LVP flooring. Primary bedroom has spa-like ensuite. A second bedroom and full bath are on the main floor and there is an upstairs bonus room that could be used as a 3rd bedroom. 2 car garage and off-street parking. Community amenities include pool and tennis courts and walkable neighborhood. Easy access to dining and shopping at The Village and quick commute to I-84. Tenant is responsible for all utilities.
Call Taylor Jackson 661-755-0663

$3,100  Eagle, Idaho
Want to live downtown Eagle and pick up your coffee in the morning from one of its various yummy coffee shops? This property sits right outside the main downtown park, Heritage Park. The single level condo is modern and bright with lots of light. It is two bedroom two bath 1438 sq ft. with soaring ceilings and spacious bedrooms. Keyless security entry and advanced heating and cooling system to control the temperature in every room. The oversized private garage has plenty of room for storage. Phenomenal views of the mountains and Heritage Park from your deck. Tenant pays all utilities. Washer and dryer included.
Call Taylor Jackson 661-755-0663

$225,000  Fairfield, Idaho
Scenic 40 acre parcel overlooking the picturesque forks of Three Mile Creek directly below the towering Soldier Mtns. The rambling terrain and elevated location offers the very best of the outdoors in all seasons. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing opportunities (Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope) and amazing sunrises and sunsets! A seasonal creek flows nicely near center of property. Numerous building sites offer “one of a kind” views. Power is available near the East edge of parcel. Access road to property is not county or winter maintained. The gateway way to USFS lands and Sawtooth Mtns is just minutes away providing endless opportunities to UTV, moto, snowmobile, mtn bike, hike, hunt & camp. Zoning is Ag-Tran (1) acre allowing potential division.
Call Steve Claridge 208-539-2833

$650,000  Arco, Idaho
What an opportunity! Although The Golden West Cafe was rebuilt on the edge of town in 1989, it has been an Arco icon since the late 1940's. Always locally owned and a favorite, not only by the local patrons but those who have traveled US-20 for decades. This is a rare opportunity of property & business combined into a smooth continuation of operation, ready for fresh ideas, or an entirely new concept. The east section of the restaurant has a banquet room for private parties that has recently had the start of a remodel converting it into living space giving you both a restaurant & living quarters under one roof!
Call Tia Dowdle 208-631-1396

$150,000  Garden Valley, Idaho
Welcome to picturesque Garden Valley! This lot is a little over an acre of wooded flat land. It already has a clearing in the middle just perfect for your future cabin getaway. There is a septic permit in place, power to the property line and cell service. We also have a full set of cabin plans drawn by a local architect that comes with the land purchase free of charge. The plans have already been approved by the HOA although you are not obligated to use them. Roads are maintained by the HOA. This property is walking distance from the Payette River and close to the town of Crouch (restaurants, shopping and golf). Only a 55 minute drive from State Street and Hwy 55.
Call Dianna Bentley 208-484-1182

$2,995  Meridian, Idaho
Lots of room in this 3 Bed/ 3 Bath/ 3 car garage home! This like new property has exquisite finishes throughout. Landscape maintenance included. Subdivision offers a pond, pathways and a pool. Nearby YMCA offers swimming and childcare. Close to shopping and quick commute to I-84. Tenant is responsible for all utilities.
Call Taylor Jackson 661-755-0663

$459,000  Garden City, Idaho
Gardener's Delight! Atrium, Pond, Potting Benches, in Active, Gated 55+ Community. Light & Bright w/secluded, spacious open feel, vaulted ceilings & 7 Skylights. Well Built by Gregory Construction 2 Additions 2x6, Custom Wood Built Ins, Folding Draw Table, Offices, Desks & Multiple living areas. Living-Dining w/Bay Windows, Fireplace-Heat Pump & Beautiful Cabinets! Roomy Custom Kitchen, BIG Sink, Pull Outs, Prep O Matic, Extra Storage & Counters. Peaceful Deck has Mtn. Views & Waterfall perfect to relax or entertain. Well designed, Summer shade, Sunny 10X25 Garden, 8 Irrig. Zones, many Plants & Flowers. Desirable Willowbrook offers Pool/Spa, Tennis/Pickleball, Putting green, Horseshoes, Yoga, Walkways & many Clubhouse activities. 1 FREE Secure RV Parking place for Owner. Nearby Shopping, Dining, Breweries, City Hall, Library, PO, Wineries, Greenbelt & Healthcare. Manufactured Home on Foundation, Owned Land & Financeable. Please see Amenity List Attached. New Paint, Roof, HVAC, Water Htr, Carpet & Skylights!
Call Sue Kropf 208-405-5785
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So. Here we are, in the midst of a Potential? Absolute? Maybe not? r e c e s s i o n.


Recently, a room of hundreds of realtors, bankers, builders and related trades attended a presentation of economic study, in attempts to scope out our future, presented by one of the most lettered, renowned economists in our country, and sponsored by Stewart Title. This is a way of forecasting the real estate market for us, allowing us to prepare, strap on our seat belts and head into the wind. One of his quotes during this presentation was “it’s going to ugly on down some more”.

I’ve learned through my tenured years in the design/build industry that there will always be a ‘sky falling’ chicken in our futures. Running around, freaking out that the sky is getting dark. And to be sure, we should always be prepared for calamity of one sort or another. We should never get too far extended ahead of ourselves; we should understand the tipping point between risk and reserve.

However, when we let others forecast our futures, there tends to be the domino effect. We let others steer our ships, take our masts down, and tuck in. When the storm comes, we need to be ready, head into it, and work a bit harder, not less. I say this from experience, and true to form, there will always be the very small percentage of winners in a recession that take the market by storm, because their competition has tucked in. In other words, if you buy into it, for sure, it will be there, and it will take you down like just one more domino. . .

So, whichever industry you are in, sure you will be affected. It’s your choice as to whether or not you buy into it, or move forward. I know from my past experiences that some of these low economic periods have been some of the most fruitful. I hope this can be true for you as well.

I remain eager, persistent and resourceful to fulfill your real estate needs, and I wish you all the best through this next economic chapter.

Debowden Bauer

Welcome to the middle of February!


To many, it seems as though we just celebrated the New Year, but let’s not let this early springtime slip away. This is a great time to be thinking about your garden and getting a jump on spring planting.
Starting flower seeds indoors offers a wonderful opportunity to get a head start on the gardening season. It also allows those of us in cooler climates to grow some amazing plants and flowers even if our growing season wouldn’t normally let us grow them to maturity. However, growing seeds indoors does take a little planning. Here are a few easy tips!

How to Start Flower Seeds Indoors

The wonderful thing about growing from seed is having access to a greatly increased selection of flowers. It’s easy to purchase seeds online these days, and we can grow many different types of seed not normally grown at our local nursery; just be sure to grab a packet that will do well in your area.

There are many different types of containers that can be used for starting flower seeds indoors. Some examples include:
• plastic cell trays of varying cell sizes
• soil blocking (container free- the soil is essentially the container)
• growing in homemade paper pots
• recycled containers, such as egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, take-out containers with lids
• compostable pots, such as peat pots nurseries.

Seed starting mix is important to grow strong healthy seedlings. It should contain a mixture of ingredients, all essential to keep the soil aerated and well balanced for the growing seedling. You can generally pick up any good seed starting mix at your local hardware store. The mix should contain peat, vermiculite, and perlite. Sometimes it will contain a fertilizer as well.

• If you are growing a small number of seeds in a sunny south facing window, you may not need any additional lighting. However, if the seedlings get tall and leggy, they probably aren’t getting enough light.
• You may need some sort of lighting source to provide supplemental lighting to seedlings grown indoors.

These are just a few tips to get a jump on making your home the most beautiful it can be – while having a little fun in the meantime! Sit back and let them grow. Enjoy thinking about how beautiful your garden will be when your seedlings are ready to be replanted outside!

Ideas from: https://farmhouseandblooms.com/

Carol Relf

Are you ready?


Hey, first time homebuyers, get ready for a great buying season this spring. With interest rates possibly down into the fives and property values down at least 10+ percent now is the time to put your best foot forward and go and make that offer.

You’re going to want to use an experienced agent who knows how to use this new environment for your benefit. We can get closing costs, money to buy interest rates down and repairs. These types of benefits have been rare these last few years.

Val Gray

Boise loves it parks!


The city of trees, also known as Boise, Idaho enjoys a beautiful river running through it alongside the ever-popular Greenbelt. This stretch of river is home to cycling, walking, running, fishing and more and it connects to a number of community parks that are all named for women who have a leadership history in this community. A few of our favorite places to enjoy are these four parks located within the city. We encourage you to explore the many others such as Kristen Armstrong Park, Cherie Buckner Webb Park, Ester Simplot Water Park, Bernadine Quinn and Marianne Williams park. We are a city proud of the women who have called this city their home.

Kathryn Albertson Park The public park system running through the middle of Boise has been dubbed “String of Pearls”, and its nine riverside parks are known collectively as the “Ribbon of Jewels.” The acreage comprising all nine existing parks and future park sites found in the Ribbon of Jewels were deeded to the city by families and named for the families’ esteemed matriarchs. Doug Holloway says, “It’s an honor because it shows the proud ownership each of those families have in the city to be able to do that.” Just as the Boise River unites these parks, the women themselves are linked by their love and appreciation of Boise. Each of these women saw their future in this city, and they worked hard for the majority of their lives to be able to give back to the community they grew to hold so dear. In return, their families chose to honor them with a park- a commemoration as great as the women themselves.
Julia Davis Park The history of Boise’s park system really begins with Tom and Julia Davis. Tom was one of Boise’s founding citizens, meeting Julia when she visited from Ontario with a friend’s family. They married in 1871. As Boise grew, so did its need for a park, but the expense to taxpayers was a major obstacle in developing it. Citizens tried to convince city council to establish a park by identifying possible locales for development, one of which was a 40-acre parcel of land on the north side of the Boise River owned by the Davises. In 1899, Tom offered the land to the city free of charge, but the gesture was hardly welcomed with open arms. Critics feared it would be too costly for the young city to convert a swampy patch of land prone to flooding into a stately park. His offer was turned down. Julia did not live to see the Boise City Council finally accept Tom’s land offer. She is rumored to have contracted typhoid fever from a sick traveler, and passed away in September of 1907. Shortly after her death, the city purchased the land from Tom for one dollar under the condition that it would “always and forever be used for public purpose” and henceforth be known as Julia Davis Park.

Anne Morrison Park Following the successful development of Julia Davis, Boise’s flagship park, in the early 1900s, Harry Morrison wanted to create a similar tribute to his wife Ann after she passed away in 1957. R.J. Brown, Jr. said, “He envisioned a living memorial to the woman who shared with him the trials of Morrison-Knudsen’s struggling infancy and the tribulations of its ultimate success.” In only ten months, Harry converted a large stretch of swampy, river-bottom land into a 153-acre tribute to his late wife. When describing the exquisitely landscaped grounds, which include 2,000 trees and shrubs, 30,000 smaller shrubs and perennials, 20,000 flowering annuals, and a magnificent reflecting pool and fountain, local publications said it called to mind the Tuileries Gardens and Taj Mahal. But it was never intended to be a “keep-off-the-grass” park. Strategically placed amidst the impressive landscaping are sports fields, picnic areas, a playground, and a boating and watersports area. The Harry W. Morrison Foundation spent well over a million dollars developing the park before deeding it to the city in June of 1959. The day of the dedication ceremony, 46 flags were flown for every country Ann had visited. Thousands of Boise residents were in attendance, remembering the woman known for her friendliness and generosity. A gilded bronze medallion engraved with Ann Morrison’s likeness was unveiled at the end of the ceremony that read: “She knew the shrines, the people, the cities of far away lands…yet dearest of all was this her home, the place she knew as Boise the Beautiful.”

Kathryn Albertson Park The city has done such an outstanding job maintaining its parks system that it does the Ribbon of Jewels’ namesakes proud. Boise Parks and Recreation director Doug Holloway says, “We have a vision to make Boise the most livable city, and maintaining our parks system keeps us marching toward that goal. Our mayor and city council look to us in the parks department to maintain quality of life for the city and it’s a responsibility we take very seriously.” As federal funding is generally not available to help cities develop and maintain parks, it is interesting to note that Boise continued to develop and improve the parks system during the economic downturn of 2008. “Our mayor said he did not want to go backwards. We had to cut a lot of things, but we knew it was important to maintain and increase the service level with our parks, even during the downturn.” State of the art playground equipment, finely manicured lawns and horticulture, walking paths, benches, game courts, and a generally spotless appearance are typical of all of Boise’s parks. The parks have become a community asset. They bring people and businesses together, and they attract others to the Boise area, not unlike the women behind the Ribbon of Jewels.

Contributions for the article were made by the Boise Parks and Recreation.
Marty Siebertz & Joe Devlin

What do I do for a living...?


Anyone that has been in the real estate business for more than a minute, can attest to the fact that you meet some unusual people, and you see some unusual things on any given day. This is especially true for any of us that have been in the business long enough to have survived the era of short sales and bank-owned properties. I doubt that my experiences are substantially different from those of my colleagues, in that regard.

We've all seen (and still see) homes in states of disrepair or neglect, as well as properties suffering from blatant abuse and vandalism. Of course there are also the homes that we are utterly in awe of, those out-weighing the former, thankfully. Yes, we get to show and list beautiful homes. Where I believe we differ, is in the deeply personal connections that we make with the clients we serve. We all have those clients we were able to help in a profound way, and we all have our stories, each as unique as the people in them. Here are a couple of mine.

Take "Jim", for instance. Jim was a gentleman on disability, as he had many health issues and was trying to get assistance from the state to pay his medical bills. He was quite ill and had to move out of state to a medical facility, and left his house for me to sell "as is". First, know that this was a bachelor pad, but not in the swanky black leather couch and dogs playing poker on velvet art, kinda way, but in the loads of deferred cleaning (greasy) and maintenance kinda way. Because I have a stager's brain and take a great deal of pride in anything that I put my name on, "as is" just didn't work for me, thus I spent a ton of time cleaning, repairing and de-junking. The home sold the first day with multiple offers, for about $30,000 over our original estimate (back in 2017, no less)!! Even better, it was sold to a woman whose fortysomething husband had just had a stroke and she needed a single level home. Additionally, she had a baby on the way. That may have been one of my happiest and most karmic transactions. Blessings all around!! I shed happy tears for a buyer that wasn't even mine! Super happy seller, super happy buyer.

Another memorable transaction was with a seller that I call "Mary". Mary was an intelligent young woman, graduate of a prestigious university and wise enough to have purchased a home in her twenties, but she tragically found herself in an abusive relationship. She wanted to leave the bad stuff behind and enlisted my help to sell her home. Other than the usual cleaning and staging that I alway recommend, Mary's house was pretty easy to sell.....pending in two days with multiple offers. What I couldn't do is to put a price tag on the financial security that allowed her to distance herself from the abuse. What, exactly, is that worth?

Lastly, there was "Jane". Jane had been trying to sell her deceased mother's home on the Snake River for six months. She had no income and both she and her son had some major health issues. She had an agent friend, who was trying to bring her a buyer without putting the home on the market. With no real action in sight, Jane was getting nervous and desperate. This property was a manufactured home with a well and septic, and also had special financing requirements because of foundation certification. It was on 2 acres with a view of the river and I felt that the other agent had significantly undervalued the potential sales price, perhaps because of the "inside deal" she was trying to broker with a buyer? At any rate, there were lots of moving parts, lots of research to be done, none of which her agent friend had done up to that point. Suffice it to say, once I was able to secure the listing, we closed within 40 days, even though so many inspections/reinspections were required in a transaction like this one. Jane was ecstatic as many bills got paid and she and her special needs son were able to ride away in her new RV, with more cash than she had anticipated.

These are just a few of my "close to my heart" transactions. I have made MANY more new and lasting friendships in my 12 years in real estate, but these are just a few that I know I have helped in some small way. I know my fellow agents have similar stories and I would encourage you all to reflect on those every now and again, especially when someone asks you what you do for a living.

Yes, I sell houses. Sometimes I sell dreams. Occasionally, I believe that I help provide a little financial security for those in need. Every now and then, I get to show a pretty house.

Lori Venable

What is CMA, and why do you need one?


A CMA in real estate is short for a Comparable Market Analysis. It's a way for a real estate professional to find the value of a property by comparing it to other similar properties that have recently sold, are pending, and are currently for sale. This is different than an appraisal as an appraisal is done by a licensed appraiser for a fee. Commonly an appraiser is hired by a mortgage lender to determine if the value of the home meets the contract price. A CMA on the other hand is done by a real estate professional (usually at no cost) for determining the value of a home for a client. When a real estate professional is preparing a CMA they often look at criteria similar to the subject property such as age of home, square footage of home, location, size of lot, number of bathrooms and bedrooms, and number of levels. The more things in common the comparable home has with the subject home in these major areas the more accurate the value will be. Homes that have sold in the past 3 months will generally be the best indication of value because that is what homes actually sold for, however pending and active homes can also give indications of where the market is heading which can be helpful as well.

Why is getting a CMA important? An accurate CMA can help a potential seller determine the right asking price. Every seller wants to get the most out of selling their home as possible. However, pricing the home too high can backfire and lead to an overall decrease in profits in the end. Therefore, knowing what comparable homes have been selling for and what current asking prices are can greatly aid in choosing the best list price. CMA's can also help potential buyers determine if the home they are interested in is priced too high or not. All of this information is valuable and can help both buyers and sellers negotiate the best prices for homes.

Dianna Bentley
(208) 484-1182

Who’s ready for some trivia?


Let’s forget about market trends for a moment and enjoy some weird and wacky real estate tidbits instead…

Pretty Boy Floyd’s criminal exploits gained widespread press coverage in the 1930s. He was seen in a positive light by the public because it was believed that during robberies he burned mortgage documents, freeing many people from their debts. What a considerate gangster.

Back in 1976, a North Carolina couple paid $6,000 for one acre of land. Fast forward 34 years later to when Apple Inc. needed land to build a data server. The elderly couple sold their acre of land to the iconic hardware and software developer for a shocking $1.7 million!

For the most diehard Star Wars fans, head to Tunisia and rent Luke Skywalker’s childhood home for the night. Don’t forget to pack your light-saber!

Supreme Court Justices often find themselves working long hours and, like firefighters, they oftentimes spend complete days and nights at work. Because of this, the building provides many perks for the bleary-eyed justices, including sleeping quarters, study rooms, offices, and a workout facility. They even have a full-sized basketball court nicknamed the Highest Court in the Land.

In 2007, real estate magnate and hotelier Leona Helmsley left $12 million in her will to her dog, Trouble, making it the richest dog in the world, at that time. That’s lots of kibble!

Adolf Hitler once owned a Hollywood mansion in the Pacific Palisades. Even though he owned the home and the land, he never once stepped foot onto the sprawling estate.

Did you know that the Mall of America is owned by a Canadian real estate company?

Looking for a unique getaway and want to get your money’s worth? Consider renting an entire castle in France where, in some places, it costs less than renting a 2-bedroom apartment in Australia!

Think outside the box, I mean, planet. You can buy an acre of land on the moon for around $25 from Dennis Hope, a man who claims he owns it due to a loophole in the 1967 United Nations Outer Space Treaty which says no country can own the moon.

There is a 1,100 year-old Bavarian town called Nördlingen that was built on top of a 15 million year-old meteor. The meteorite, which hit with an approximate speed of 43,500 mph, left the area littered with an estimated 72,000 tons of micro-diamonds.

I hope you enjoyed these!

Cindy Ritchie

Are you a successful buyer or seller in today’s real estate market?


While the majority of homes here in the Treasure Valley have continued to sell quickly and at
higher than list prices, interestingly, we have seen a few price reductions and longer days on
market then we were seeing in the spring of 2021.

What does this mean for someone wanting to buy or sell property here in the Treasure Valley?
For Seller’s our supply is still low, this means if you list your home within the market range and
follow your Agent’s advice for getting your home sold you will be successful in selling your

For Buyer’s this means that you must be diligent in your search for a new home, don’t let any
opportunity pass, watch the daily new listings, price changes and/or back on the market listings,
get out and view them! Try to at least do a drive by that way if you are happy with the location
you can view ASAP! Listen to your Agent’s advice, take advantage of the still historically low
mortgage rates available and you too will be successful in buying a home or investment
property in today’s crazy real estate market.

Cortie Noud

Statistically Speaking…


There’s no doubt the real estate market was in hyper drive for most of the first 3 quarters of the year, as well as much of 2020, but it has started to normalize a little bit here in the Treasure Valley. Quite honestly, I feel that we needed a slight reprieve in the craziness that ensued when our available home inventory dropped to record lows. I’m sure you’ll agree.
The good news is that we have over twice the number of homes available for sale in Ada County compared to this time last year (889 compared to just 409 last year – up 117% YOY), and in Canyon County there are almost 4 times the number of homes! (617 compared to just 160 last year – up almost 286% YOY) We’re certainly still way below what we are used to, but the demand is still pretty high. Additionally, builders are starting to see fewer supply chain shortages and delays, and interest rates continue to be near record lows.
Another good indicator of normalization is the upward trend of a listed homes days on the market. (DOM) The latest data shows that in October, the average DOM in Ada County was 21 days, up from 13 days last October. For a little perspective, the DOM in May 2021 was a mere 9 days, and as we all know, many homes barely lasted a day without getting multiple offers for over asking price. October 2019 saw the average DOM at 30 days, which is more representative of what we usually see in October historically.
Are prices going to come down any time soon? Only time will tell. Logic dictates that with more inventory, there will be downward pressure on the asking price – how much remains to be seen. Supply and demand are always the controlling factor. Remember, a strong real estate market reflects a strong economy, so it’s nice to see – growing pains and all.

Happy Holidays!

Terry Ivins

First Impressions


Did you know the first impression of your home starts with the landscaping?
Landscaping can seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. Here are a few simple ideas to get started.
1) Powerwash dirty surfaces such as your driveway, walkways, and the outside of the home if needed. You may be thinking, it's outside, what does it matter, but seeing stains on these surfaces makes one wonder what may be lurking inside the home.
2) Don't leave containers empty. Either remove them or add a little color with some inexpensive annuals. Having a few brightly colored flowers along with greenery in containers or in the flowerbeds makes the landscape pop.
3) Add mulch for a fresh look. Remember to neatly place the mulch, so it doesn't look like it was just thrown on, by removing excess covering walkways or foliage. This will give a feel that the home is always cared for and not just a quick sprucing to sell.
4) Be sure the grass and plants are getting enough water to be well fed but not over-watered. Not enough water or over-watering will cause the plants and grass to show signs of stress and cause the question of water or drainage issues.
5) And last, keep the weeds down. It is much easier to pull a weed or two each time you pass by the area rather than letting them get out of hand and end up spending hours trying to get caught up on the task.
Remember, it takes a little time after planting or applying mulch for it to look natural in its surroundings so, if possible, think ahead when adding curb appeal for selling, it can attract buyers and add value to your home. Curb appeal can mean something different to all of us depending on the season and region we are in but the idea is to keep it simple and neat. Curb appeal does not have to be an expensive or timely process so have fun with it.

Tia Dowdle