Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home MaintenanceDid You Know?  Big Piles of Leaves A big part of preserving the value of your home, both enjoyment and monetary, is to maintain it at a high level of condition. This means setting aside time and money to keep all the working parts of your home in...
Phantom Power

Phantom Power

Phantom PowerDid You Know?  None Phantom power, today known as “standby power”, is the term applied to electronic devices that use energy just from being plugged in, even when they are turned off and non-functioning. According to How Stuff Works this energy loss can...
Refinancing a Good Idea?

Refinancing a Good Idea?

Refinancing a Good Idea? According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the number of refinancing applications for the week ending August 23rd were up 167% compared to the same time last year.  The average 30-year fixed rate is now at 3.55%.  The numbers, both the...
Driveways

Driveways

DrivewaysDid You Know?  none Driveways are often overlooked as a major contributor to both the curb appeal and function of your home and property.  There are a few different choices of materials that come with different price points.  How prominent the driveway is to...
First Day of School

First Day of School

First Day of SchoolDid You Know?  none It is hard to believe summer vacation is over and the first day of school will soon to be here.  Monday, August 19th marks the first day of school for the Twin Falls public schools, as other area schools also begin the 2019/2020...
Negotiating Offers

Negotiating Offers

Negotiating Offers Did You Know?  none You have been busily maintaining and showing your home and the day arrives when you get a call from your Realtor® that he has received an offer.  Now is the most important part of any home sale.  It is a critical time to remain...
Fair Market Value

Fair Market Value

Fair Market ValueDid You Know?  none Fair market value is not a phrase you hear much.  You know about appraised value as being the guideline for placing a value on your property for the purposes of getting a mortgage.  A professional appraiser compares your home’s...
Idaho Heritage Museum

Idaho Heritage Museum

Idaho Heritage MuseumDid You Know?  none A cool place to take kids this summer, or anytime of the year, is the Idaho Heritage Museum right here in Twin Falls, Idaho. The Idaho Heritage Museum is spread over more than 7000 square feet and houses one of the largest...
4th of July 2019

4th of July 2019

4th of July 2019Did You Know?  none Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the...
The Season for Farmers Markets

The Season for Farmers Markets

The Season for Farmers MarketsDid You Know?  none Discover the fun and goodness of local farmers markets this summer and fall.  It isn’t just fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meat products.  There is so much more.  Baked goods, country decor, fresh flowers...
Movies Shot in Idaho

Movies Shot in Idaho

Movies Shot in IdahoDid You Know?  none Idaho has stunning scenery and unique spots along with long summer days providing daylight until 10 P.M.   Perfect for the movies.  Filming movies that is.  Beautiful locations and long working days provides an ideal fit for...
Old Idaho Penitentiary

Old Idaho Penitentiary

Old Idaho PenitentiaryDid You Know?  none The Old Idaho Penitentiary opened its doors in 1872 to some of the West’s most desperate criminals. Today, visitors can experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history with a visit to Solitary Confinement, cell...
Housing Trends 2019

Housing Trends 2019

Housing Trends 2019Did You Know?  none According to Realtor® Magazine the emerging trends for housing in 2019 are still closely tied to affordability and finances.  But who lives in those homes and the amenities in the home is changing. There is still a lack of...
Who is Buying in 2019

Who is Buying in 2019

Who is Buying in 2019Did You Know?  None Considering data gathered from closings and public filings, Realtor.com® has revealed some interesting facts that may be helpful if you are planning on buying or selling a property in the near future. One out of every 14 home...
Buying a FSBO

Buying a FSBO

Buying a FSBODid You Know?  None Unlike in most other professional fields, real estate sales are sometimes deemed a DIY project by sellers.  In active sellers’ markets especially, sometimes a DIY home owner takes on the job of selling their own home. If you are a...
Idaho Potato Museum

Idaho Potato Museum

Idaho Potato MuseumDid You Know?  None Early spring is a great time to start thinking ahead to summer.  When you live in the great state of Idaho, your spring and summer plans should not just be about projects for your home, but also plans for family fun chosen from...
Garage Doors

Garage Doors

Garage DoorsDid You Know?  None When considering how to improve the curb appeal of your home, one often overlooked element is the garage door.  Many times, garage doors are ignored until they are damaged or so old and broken, they don’t work and must be replaced.  But...
Quick Lighting Updates

Quick Lighting Updates

Quick Lighting UpdatesDid You Know?  None Lighting with LED’s is the biggest trend in home lighting in years.  And it is with good reason.  LED lighting offers: Great light and color quality Energy efficient, using 80% less energy than incandescent Do not generate...
Fun Facts About Idaho

Fun Facts About Idaho

Fun Facts About IdahoDid You Know?  None Idaho is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the...
FSBO vs Realtor Listing

FSBO vs Realtor Listing

FSBO vs Realtor ListingDid You Know?  None Early spring is historically a popular time to buy and sell real estate.   Add to this U.S. mortgage rates falling to a 10-month low this past week, and if selling in 2019 is in your plans, now is the best time to actively...
Snow Skiing in Southern Idaho

Snow Skiing in Southern Idaho

Snow Skiing in Southern IdahoDid You Know?  None Add to the list of great amenities of living in Magic Valley, Idaho, that of family-friendly, easy access and affordable snow skiing. Close to Twin Falls and an easy day trip are two ski areas that provide skiing and...
Prepare to List

Prepare to List

Prepare to ListDid You Know?  The Market: Getting Ready In a matter of weeks, the typically prime buying and selling months for real estate will arrive.  If selling your home is in your plan for this year, now is the time to buckle down and organize your...
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We Wish You A Merry Christmas 2019Did You Know?  None We Wish You A Merry Christmas Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To...
Poinsettia Flower

Poinsettia Flower

Poinsettia FlowerDid You Know?  None Nothing screams Christmas like a poinsettia plant. Part of the Euphorbiaceous botanical family, poinsettias were introduced to the United States by Joel Roberts Poinsetta botanist, physician and the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico....
We Are Thankful

We Are Thankful

We Are ThankfulDid You Know?  Thanksgiving The team at Lezamiz Real Estate Company is thankful. For the natural beauty in the state of Idaho. For the freedom of living in the United States of America. For the abundance of food from our fertile land. For the cultural...
Winter Listing

Winter Listing

Winter Listing Did You Know?  none Historically spring is the busiest time the year for listing and buying real estate. But don’t dismiss winter listing, as this time to list your property has some real advantages that cannot be overlooked. Lower inventory means less...
Fall Back Sunday 2018

Fall Back Sunday 2018

Fall Back Sunday 2018 Did You Know?  none Before you go to bed Saturday evening November 3rd, give yourself an extra hour of sleep and turn your clock back one hour. Daylight Saving Time officially ends for the year, Sunday November 4, 2018 at 2 A. M. It is time to...
Mudrooms

Mudrooms

Mudrooms Did You Know?  none Fall is the time of year to view beautiful fall foliage not piles of coats, dirty boots and shoes. Mudrooms and organized entrance areas are fast becoming a necessity to busy family homes. From stylish custom-built individual rooms to...
Idaho Trivia

Idaho Trivia

Idaho Trivia Did You Know?  none Idaho is called The Gem State because there are 72 different precious and semi-precious gem stones that have been found in Idaho. Star garnet is only found in quantity in two places in the world. Idaho and India. Most of the nation’s...
Mailboxes

Mailboxes

Mailboxes Did You Know?  none If you live in an area where your mail is delivered to your home, you are required by the U.S. Postal Service to have a receptacle to receive the mail. Door slots must be at least 30 inches above the floor where they are installed and...
Fairs and Stampedes

Fairs and Stampedes

Fairs and Stampedes Did You Know?  none One of the most highly anticipated events for Magic Valley, Idaho residents opens tomorrow.  We LOVE Fairs and Stampedes. August 29-September 3, 2018 Twin Falls County Fair & Magic Valley Stampede215 Fair AvenueFiler, Idaho...
Home Staging

Home Staging

Home Staging Did You Know?  none Staging your home when listing it for sale can be an important part of the selling process. As always cleaning and de-cluttering is crucial. But sometimes a trained eye that sees beyond the way a room looks and functions can...
Closing Smoothly

Closing Smoothly

Closing Smoothly Closing Smoothly If you are among the many people who have purchased a new home during the summer and expect to close within the next few weeks, it is crucial to follow some very important advice until the closing. Your mortgage lender has approved...
Buy in July

Buy in July

Buy in July Did You Know?  none The back to school ads are starting to appear signaling the end of the traditional school summer vacation. Although there is still at least a month for most kids before getting their backpacks out of storage, the middle of July is...
Porchfest

Porchfest

Porchfest Did You Know?  none In the ever-changing culture of community and how people live and interact, enters a recent phenomenon, Porchfest. This simple idea started in Ithaca, New York in 2007. Local musicians were invited to perform on several volunteered...
Independence Day 2018

Independence Day 2018

Independence Day 2018 Did You Know?  none July 2, 1776 the Second Continental Congress voted in favor of declaring independence from Great Britain. Two days later on the 4th of July delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by...
Final Walk Through

Final Walk Through

Final Walk Through Did You Know?  none A final walk through is a final look at a property you are going to purchase, before closing. Generally, it is arranged between a week and the day before you are scheduled to close the sale. The time may vary but it is beneficial...
Summer Vacation in Idaho

Summer Vacation in Idaho

Summer Vacation in Idaho Did You Know?  none There is no better place to plan a family vacation than Idaho. You can travel many miles to other states and countries, but in fact some of the finest natural beauty and recreational opportunities are right here in Idaho....
Curb Appeal 1

Curb Appeal 1

Curb Appeal 1 Did You Know?  none Memorial Day weekend has become the unofficial signal of the official beginning of summer. Schools are recessing, graduations are being celebrated and moving vans populate the roads. It is a time of change for many people. Along with...
Finally Home!

Finally Home!

Finally Home! Did You Know?  none Created under the leadership of former Governor Phillip E. Batt in 1997, Finally Home! is an educational course designed to learn the process of buying a home in Idaho. The Finally Home! program originated in 1997 when the need for a...
Car Condos

Car Condos

Car Condos Did You Know?  none Buy a condo for your vintage car, boat or RV. Really? It appears to be a growing trend to address how and where to store upscale motorized toys. Multiple cars. Vintage and collector cars. RV’s. Boats. Car condos are climate-controlled...
Backyard Fire Pits

Backyard Fire Pits

Backyard Fire Pits Did You Know?  none Outdoor living has become increasingly popular and continues to be a very good way to improve your property for your own pleasure and to add value if you are selling. Backyard Fire pits can be a cost-effective way to glam up a...
Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 Did You Know?  none Earth Day is officially April 22, 2018. This year’s Earth Day theme, End Plastic Pollution. Americans use up to 500 million plastic straws every day. From fast food restaurants use in every drink, to iced coffees, to even plain...
Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Did You Know?  none It is spring and time to clean up the winter rubbish from your lawn, fertilize, trim landscaping shrubs and trees and glam up the curb appeal. One addition to the curb appeal of your home that has many options is lighting. LED...
What Are Comps?

What Are Comps?

What are Comps? Did You Know?  none The term comps, used frequently in the real estate industry, is simply short for comparable sales. In the task of generating a listing price for a property to be sold, a listing agent finds recently closed or pending transactions...
Pluses and Minuses in House Hunting

Pluses and Minuses in House Hunting

Pluses and Minuses in House Hunting Did You Know?  none house-hunting (noun)    the activity of looking for a house to live in: We’ve been house-hunting for months. I’m going house-hunting later today. Spring has sprung forward and now is the time to get...
Newest Home Gadgets

Newest Home Gadgets

Newest Home Gadgets Did You Know?  none Introduced at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the best new home gadgets for 2018. Gadgets may not be the best description considering the price tag on some of the equipment, but the ingenuity and...
New LED Light Bulbs

New LED Light Bulbs

New LED Light Bulbs Did You Know?  none Light emitting diode. That is what the “LED” on the newest energy saving light bulbs stands for. Although LEDs have been on the market for several years in at least the basic bulb style used in residential housing, there has...
The New Empty Nesters

The New Empty Nesters

The New Empty Nesters Did You Know?  none The kids are finally out of the house. They are in college, finished with schooling and starting careers or married and starting families. History would predict it is a good time to downsize. Current real estate figures,...
Millennials 2018

Millennials 2018

Millennials 2018 Did You Know?  none Millennials, born between 1982 and 2000, constitute the largest population of U.S. workers. They started their post-college careers slowly, with large college loans and sluggish employment. They are finally beginning to settle down...
Winter in Idaho

Winter in Idaho

Winter in Idaho Did You Know?  none According to the Farmer’s Almanac, southern Idaho can expect another month of cold weather. According to Visit Idaho, there is still time to experience these three-great winter activities. Skijoring. A crazy competition that is half...
Resolution 2018 Buy A House

Resolution 2018 Buy A House

Resolution 2018 Buy A House Did You Know?  none It is January, the month to set goals and resolutions for the coming year. One of the best goals you could consider is purchasing a home in the coming year. Along with that goal of homeownership comes some serious...
January Freeze

January Freeze

January Freeze Did You Know?  none January can be cold, dark and unwelcoming. Don’t complicate the wintry weather by avoiding simple maintenance and defense procedures to protect your home. Water expands when it freezes. If it freezes inside your pipes it could expand...
Paint Color of the Year 2018

Paint Color of the Year 2018

Paint Color of the Year 2018 Did You Know?  none Every year the major paint companies release their choice of “color of the year”. Based on what they see as trends, starting with the colors they may see at fashion week in the major cities of the world, they mix and...
Real Estate in the New Year 2018

Real Estate in the New Year 2018

Real Estate in the New Year 2018 Did You Know?  none With Christmas over for another year it is a good week to start thinking about goals and resolutions for real estate plans you may have in the coming New Year. It is helpful to write down ideas and plans for your...