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Boise, ID HUD Homes for Sale - Idaho Real Estate

by Randy Gridley

Boise, ID HUD Homes for Sale - Idaho Real Estate

HUD Homes are Sold "AS IS" by Electronic Bid Only.  Property availability is given on www.HUDHomestore.com .  Almost anyone if you have the cash or can qualify for a loan will be able to purchase a HUD property.  Be sure to click on Idaho then on Boise or whichever surrounding cities around Boise, ID that you are interested in. For property conditions, forms, disclosure and  availability please visit www.HUDHomestore.com.

Financing or cash for HUD Homes

HUD does not provide direct financing to buyers of HUD Homes. Buyers must obtain financing through either their own cash reserves or a mortgage lender.

Initial Bidding Time Frame for HUD Properties

HUD properties in the beginning are only offered to persons that are going to be owner occupiers.  Following the time frame period for owner occupants, unsold properties are available to all buyers , including investors. 

Where to go find HUD Additional Updates

For additional forms, updates, step-by-step video and free photo list, please visit www.BLBResources.com. BLB Resources makes no warranty as to condition of property.  Buyer and buyers agent to verify all information about the individual property buyer wants to make a bid on.

For some active HUD Homes please click on any of the IDX/IMLS listings below to view a few active HUD homes:


FREE List of Kuna Short Sale Homes - Kuna Idaho Real Estate

by Randy Gridley

FREE List of Kuna Short Sale Homes - Kuna Idaho Real Estate


Click on the photos below to view a few Short Sale Homes provided to you by IDX/MLS. Each morning within your search criteria you will receive automatically all new listings that come on the market. If you are having problems filling out the search form above then give me a call and I will help you set up your automatic search that you will have complete and total control. You will be able to modify your search any way you choose at any time. You can also set up more than one search. For instance you could have a search for Short Sale Homes in Kuna and then you could do another search for just boise-meridian-bankowned homes in Kuna and the same with foreclosure homes in Kuna:

Kuna FREE List of Bank Owned Homes - Idaho Real Estate

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Kuna FREE List of boise-meridian-bankowned Homes - Idaho Real Estate



If you want to view a few Kuna Bank Owned Homes provided to you by IDX/MLS just click on the photo below. As new listings or changes in existing listings hit the market they will be sent to you the next morning automatically. If for any reason you are having problems filling out the search criteria once you click on the link above give me a call and I will walk you through your search criteria inputting. You also can have more than one search that way you can set up each search to what you would like to view. Happy House Hunting!

FREE List of Kuna Foreclosure Homes - Kuna Idaho Real Estate

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FREE List of Kuna Foreclosure Homes  - Kuna Idaho Real Estate



Kuna Idaho has a few foreclosure homes provided to you by IDX/MLS that you will receive free as they hit the market within your search criteria once you input your search criteria above and since foreclosure listing will be coming from MLS they will be current and active. All new foreclosure listings will come to you each morning automatically. Be sure to mark the appropriate boxes when inputting your information. Only select one box for short sale or foreclosures or boise-meridian-bankowned. Do not select all boxes only one of the three or if you want to view all the listings within your search criteria do not mark any of the boxes for short sale or foreclosure or bank owned. If you are having problems getting the right listings then give me a call and I will help you in filling out your search criteria:

Effective Ways to Use Real Estate Websites to Find Your Next Home

by Randy Gridley

Effective Ways to Use Real Estate Websites to Find Your Next Home

Looking for a new house is exciting. When you make the decision to start your house hunt, you are usually ready to start your hunt immediately.  One of the best ways to get started on your house hunt is to use the Internet to look for a home. One of the most effective ways to use the Internet to find your next home is to search various real estate websites, as well as website from your local area, and search them regularly.

Common Real Estate Websites

Some of the most common real estate websites are www.realtors.com and realestate.yahoo.com. These websites are the most commonly searched for real estate tips and homes that are on the market in the area you are searching for a home.

When searching these real estate websites you can choose a location, set your price range, and even ask for those that are most recently listed. You can set demographics like number of bedrooms, bathroom, and square footage. On www.realtors.com, you can select amenities that you are interested in as well.  These websites are an excellent way to look at the types of homes on the market in the areas you are interested and get a jump-start on your house hunting.

Local Real Estate Websites

Local real estate agencies have websites of their own. In fact, when choosing a realtor to work for you, you will want to find one with a website. Having a website will help you get to know your realtor and see what they have to offer with regard to listings in your area. These websites also allow you to search by area, address, and chosen demographics.

Peruse the homes for sale in your area and enjoy looking at the listings, narrowing down what is of interest to you and what is not. This is a great way to help decide what you might be interested in and what areas might be in your price range. Your realtor will also do this for you, which is great, but if you are ready to get started, or someone that likes to stay in the game, local real estate websites are a great way to look around at what is available without spending the gas money.

Here is my MLS search link you can input and control all your search criteria.  Once you save your search criteria then each morning any new listings and or changes in existing listings within your search criteria.  Click on the this link to get you started.

Short Sales in Boise, Idaho - A Great Deal

by Randy Gridley

Short Sales in Boise, Idaho – A Great Deal

Though we are at the down side of the housing crisis, the market is still full of distressed properties. That means that you can find boise-meridian-bankowned properties in many neighborhoods throughout Boise, Idaho and its surrounding areas. If you are in the market for purchasing a home, short sales in Boise, Idaho continue to be a great way to get more home for your money.

What are short sales?

Short sales are simply when a property, typically owned by a bank due to foreclosure, is willing to take a lesser amount for a property to get it off their books.  They will go "short" on the price to unload the property.  That means that you can get a great deal on a property for less money.

Why are short sales in Boise, Idaho a good buy?

Short sales in Boise, Idaho are a good buy because there are so many bank owned properties that the banks are willing to give great deals on their properties so they can start receiving money for the property again.  With so many foreclosures over the past 5 years in Boise, there is an influx of bank owned property. That means that the banks want to give you a deal so you can own the property and not them. So short sales in Boise, Idaho are a great deal..

Some homes need some work due to having been vacant for some time; but, in most cases, the homes are in the good shape. They just need to have utilities turned back on and some cleaning done.

If you are looking to get more house for your money, then short sales in Boise, Idaho are something you may want to consider. Even if you have never purchased a short sale property, you can find assistance from your realtor in navigating the short sale market and be on your way to purchasing a great house for a great price.

Here are some current short sale home listings in Boise, Idaho that are furnished by IDX/MLS:

Have You Seen the New American Home of 2012?

by Randy Gridley

Have You Seen the “New American Home of 2012?”

This week in Florida, the National Association of Home Builders, along with the International Builder’s Show, unveiled what they are calling the “New American Home of 2012.” This home is supposed to demonstrate to the homebuilders and other professionals within the field what is “hot” in homes in 2012.

The year is highlighting a less-is-more attitude as well as a mix of techno with older conventional architecture. If you are planning to buy or building 2012, you will want to check out the newest trends in homes. View this article at http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/whats-hot-and-not-in-home-styles-this-year.html.

Few new never lived in homes located in Boise Idaho under $400,000 furnished by IDX/MLS.  These homes are updated daily so anytime you click on this blog these photo listings will be current:


Granite Countertops – Care and Stain Management

by Randy Gridley

Granite Countertops – Care and Stain Management

Granite countertops can be a beautiful accent to your kitchen. However, with this type of investment comes the worry that if something happens how will you clean it properly and keep the beauty of your granite countertops looking new.

Agents that Stain your Granite Countertops

As a granite countertop owner, or someone that is considering the installation of granite countertops, you will want to make sure that you understand how your countertops need to be treated.  Knowing what can damage your granite is the key to keeping it looking good.

Some of the most common agents that can stain your granite countertops include blood from raw meats, acidic foods like lemons and vinegar, and even wines, especially light or white wines. All these items can soak into the pores of the granite leaving stains and possibility producing a foul odor. Other common staining items include orange juice, coffee and cream.

Preventing Stains on your Granite Countertops

Once you have installed granite countertops, you will want to do a few things to ensure you are protecting them from possible staining. One of the best ways to do this is to seal your countertops biannually or as needed. You can find granite-sealing products where you purchased your countertops or even local hardware stores. Granite is extremely porous so without being properly sealed, you can risk having you countertops easily stained or watermarked.

It is also imperative to clean your granite countertops regularly after each use. Never use abrasive sponges or cleansers on your countertops. Clean granite with mild soap and water and a soft towel. Cleaning immediately after use will help keep your granite in good shape.

Stain Removal on your Granite Countertops

Of course, no matter how careful you are, you may eventually end up with a stain on your beautiful granite countertops. Should this happen it is best to address the stain as quickly as possible to have the best chance of effectively removing the stain.

A common agent that helps to remove stains from granite countertops is acetone. Acetone is helpful in removing peanut butter, cream, and fruit juices as long as you follow specific directions on how to use the acetone effectively on your countertops.

If you have decided to have granite countertops in your home, understanding how to use them and clean them properly can be the best way to ensure your granite countertops stay beautiful for years to come.  This video can help you see how to remove stains from your granite countertop as well as cleaning tips for basic upkeep. 

FREE List of Foreclosure Homes - Eagle Idaho Real Estate

by Randy Gridley

FREE List of Foreclosure Homes  - Eagle Idaho Real Estate



Here are a few Eagle Idaho foreclosure homes given to you by IDX/MLS that are current and active. Once you input your search criteria above for Foreclosure Homes then you will get everything that is active from the MLS and you will receive all listings within your search criteria the next morning from MLS automatically:

Things to Do in Boise, Idaho

by Randy Gridley

Things to Do in Boise, Idaho

If you have not been to Boise, Idaho, you are in for a treat if you are considering a visit or planning a move to the area. With so many things to do in Boise, Idaho, you will surely be able to find something for everyone while visiting Boise.

Boise Zoo – One of Boise’s prime attractions is the Boise Zoo. This 11-acre zoo is located in beautiful Julia Davis Park near downtown Boise.  With over 200 animals to visit, the Boise Zoo is a wonderful day visit for the whole family.  Visit their website at www.zooboise.com.

Idaho Botanical Gardens – This living museum is a dedicated to the advancement and love of gardening, horticulture, and conservation. Started in 1984, this not-for-profit organization provides beautiful plant collections and many educational programs from horticulture to gardening.  Their website www.idahobotanicalgarden.org can give you more information on this lovely garden, which is a must-see while in the Boise, Idaho area.

Old Idaho Penitentiary – Located east of downtown Boise, Idaho, the Old Idaho Penitentiary was built in 1870. It has housed over 13,000 prisons until 1973. As one of the only three left in the United States, this penitentiary has tours of all blocks, solitary confinement, and gallows. Visit the website www.history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary for more information about this unique landmark and tourist attraction.

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Silvercreek Realty Group
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Meridian ID 83642
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