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Find Your Home in Boise.

Boise, Idaho

Business Insider Writes About Boise

Boise Real Estate News – Why I left New York City metro for Idaho, the fastest growing US state – Business Insider

Here at Find Your Home in Boise we often read news articles about our great state and our beautiful city.  Boise has become the place to visit and the place to buy a home.  Many are surprised to read that Idaho’s population grew faster than any other state in the country last year.  This article, by author Benjamin Rippey, details why he and his wife decided to move from an apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey to a home in Boise, Idaho.

Read the article HERE.

From 'Joisey' to Boise

From ‘Joisey’ to Boise: Why I left the New York City metro area for Idaho, the fastest-growing state in the US.  Business Insider Article.

Surprising Boise Real Estate Myths

Find Your Home in Boise Realtors, Ava Tong and Cristina Pescaru, reveal 3 surprising Boise real estate myths.

boise real estate myths

1. Housing prices will always be low.

Incorrect. They were at one time…but the steady influx of people into the area has changed that. Supply & demand = shortage = higher prices.

2. Any location in Boise is good.

Wrong. Housing values vary in different areas due to many factors; growth, taxes, infrastructure, LID’s & more.

3. You can build your dream home anywhere in Boise.

Not true. Neighborhood groups are forming in nearly every section of Boise. And watch out, because many aggressive groups are overriding city planning & zoning and even the city council.
*** Find out what you need to know by due diligence and investigating before putting your property on the market or making an offer on any property.

Contact Ava or Cristina with any questions or concerns you have. With over 58 years of combined experience, we really know the Treasure Valley.

Stop wasting your valuable time and money.

Stop wasting your valuable time and money. Contact Ava Tong, Boise Real Estate Agent.


Thinking that any agent is ok to work with/ hire.

Surveys and feedback show that
#1 in importance are Life Long resident agents with decades of experience. They are trusted more fully and know areas/locations, construction/contractors better than most anyone.
Don’t you agree? Location & quality makes the sale!

So stop wasting
your valuable time
& $money$
& contact your life long resident agent of the Treasure Valley
with 38+ years experience and the largest network of service providers especially for you.

Ava Tong, BA, CSP, HRC
Life long Boise/Treasure Valley resident with over 38 years experience
Gold Key Real Estate
Boise, ID. 208-440-5810
For all your real estate

You can surf in the middle of Boise, Idaho

CNN is highlighting the City of Boise with a video that shows the true quality of life we have here in the City of Trees and one of the hidden gems in the state of Idaho.

You can surf in the middle of Boise, Idaho  – Boise, Idaho has over 90 parks including that offer activities like surfing, paddle boarding, biking and canoeing. Many parks are named for women, thanks to donations from potato farming families.

Source: CNN


The Boise River Greenbelt, used for hiking and biking along the Boise River, serves as the uniting ribbon that link Boise’s precious recreational parks—the properties given to the city in honor of some of Boise’s finest civic leaders. The parks are legacies of these remarkable women and their commitment to their community.

These parks are known as the Ribbon of Jewels.

The Boise foothills have become a favorite playground for hikers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers. The Ridge to Rivers trail system is one of the best trail networks anywhere in the west with 135 miles of trails.

From CNN – Best Things To Do In Boise

Boise, Idaho (CNN) — Boise, the capital of Idaho, is becoming one of America’s most interesting small cities.
It feels thoroughly Western, with long expanses of land in every direction, but the city’s affordability has brought new residents from around the USA and the world.
The result: an up-and-coming mix of healthy restaurants, outdoorsy activities and friendly locals.
One of those locals is Tammy Stowe-McClure, who has become known not only to her fellow Idahoans but to the whole world as a contestant on the popular competition show “American Ninja Warrior.”
The article goes on to show a video introducing Tammy Stowe-McClure and her view of Boise. Read the CNN travel article HERE.
Best Things to do in Boise

CNN Travel Article – Best Things to Do in Boise

Boise Realtor, Ava Tong, has 38 years as a licensed real estate professional selling residential homes, land, investments, development and new construction.

It's a big deal to hire the right agent.

Are you hiring the right real estate agent?

A Little Mistake in the Treasure Valley, Idaho (Boise and greater metro areas) That Can Cost You Thousands

That Little Mistake;

Not so little…

It is a big deal to hire just the right agent to represent you in the sale or purchase of your house.

Don’t be fooled by;

* The out of reach, confused poorly communicating Real Estate Teams
* Newly licensed inexperienced agents
* New to the area agents

Teams are the latest fad,
BUT you should be able to talk to your full fledged personal professional agent, not an assistant or inexperienced team agent.

Anyone can take the real estate courses, take the test,
BUT where is the experience so necessary in such a volatile market?

Boise is growing and with it come folks looking for jobs,
BUT new to the area folks that get a real estate license know very little about neighborhoods, growth, trends and inside information pertinent to selling and buying.

When that time comes and you have that little thought of selling or buying pop into your head, contact Ava, life long resident of Treasure Valley or Cristina, your 58 years experienced professional agents.

✓Talk to us, we know the business and want to get to know you. Let’s build a relationship of trust, confidence and success in selling and/or buying your next house.

✓Rely on us for professionalism, the best results possible in your sale and/or purchase and some of the best networking in the business!


FindYourHomeinBoise.com lists five main points every purchase contract should cover.


  1. Legally competent buyer & seller.
  2. Offer & acceptance.
  3. Consideration
  4. Description.
  5. Consent, dates & times.

Don’t risk your property and money on a questionable transaction.  Always consult your attorney and accountant when considering entering into a contract.

You can rely on Ava & Cristina to guide you every step of the way in procuring your next home or selling your current property.

Combined experience of 58 years means a lot. Don’t hesitate to call, text or email with any questions or concerns.

Ava 208-440-5810


Top 5 fears of real estate investing

FindYourHomeinBoise.com lists top 5 fears of real estate investing.

  1. Real Estate Investment - Rent or BuyAfraid can’t afford payment~rent is easier.
  2. Maintaining a home.
  3. What if I have buyer’s remorse; don’t like the house?
  4. Don’t have down payment.
  5. Don’t understand the process of buying.

If you are serious about buying, all of the above can be overcome.

Home ownership is possible for you!

Reach out to us without delay.

Call, text or email;

Ava 208-440-5810


Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash edited by FindYourHomeinBoise Webmaster using PaliGraficas  image.

Tips for LandlordsEvery landlord wants to save money. The best way is to think ahead and be pro-active.  These true & tested tips will help you keep $ in your pocket.

  1. Keep your “Good as Gold” tenants as long as possible ~this saves you move out costs.
  2. Look to purchase reasonably sized properties~ this means less maintenance costs.
  3. Stick with one contractor for repairs~they may offer big discounts on their services.
  4. Try your best NOT to use property managers~a waste of money.
  5. Personally inspect your property at least 2x a year.

Resources, solutions & wisdom.

Call, text or email;

Ava 208-440-5810


Boise’s Treefort Music Festival Review

UPROXX reviewed our hometown’s music festival, Treefort.

Read their review:

Boise’s Treefort Shows The Possibilities Of Diversity And Representation At Music Festivals

When referring to major American Music Festivals of 2018, the article notes that

” It often times tends to be smaller, more thoughtfully curated events that don’t get a ton of national press that rise above the norm and set the standards for how music fests should look.  Just this week in Boise, Idaho, one of these festivals kicked off its seventh year.”

“The real star of Treefort Music Festival is Boise itself. For anyone unfamiliar with the Idaho state capitol, the likely perception is that it is merely a blip on a map, the place with the blue football field, a likely quiet town without much in the way of culture or attractions. But Boise is so much more than that. Along with the blue field of Boise State comes the young vibrancy typical of college towns. But even the word “town” feels insufficient for a city of more than 200,000 people. Boise falls in the sweet spot of being big enough to house ample satisfying options for cuisine, hotels, and activities while also giving its residents and visitors the feeling of calm and space. For someone from LA or similar urban sprawls, it is very easy to fall in love.”

The History of Treefort Music Festival

According to Treefort Music Festival Website,

“Idaho – With our vast wilderness areas and mountain ranges, clean rivers and lakes, open prairies and big skies, this big little state in the NW can often feel like living on the frontier of a young developing nation — and it’s exciting times on the frontier.”

“Music is the trunk of Treefort. We get our biggest thrills from welcoming spellbinding well-known and independent emerging artists from all over the globe. Since the festival’s inception, Boise has played host to thousands of bands traveling from within the Treasure Valley or as far as Western Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Just like the uniqueness of every tree, each Treefort Music Fest features a wide variety of musicians and bands – every Treefort moment has its own soundtrack.”


2018 Treefort Music Fest – Boise, Idaho treefortmusicfest.com

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