Deciding Where to Live in Idaho

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 11, 2018 6:05:19 AM

Topics: Caldwell (Boise)

Idaho is a large state, but not all of the land is densely populated. Most of the people in the state live in the southwest corner, also known as Treasure Valley, with Boise being the largest metropolitan area. The mighty Snake River that flows through the region attracted early settlers and continues to be a natural resource for wildlife, industry, and recreation. The various counties in the region each have something to offer families who are considering building a new home in Idaho, whether it’s sweeping vistas, award-winning schools, or outdoor adventures.  

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7 Hiking Trails in Arizona with Incredible Picturesque Views

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 7, 2018 1:21:02 PM

Throughout the picturesque state of Arizona—from the majestic Grand Canyon to the hauntingly beautiful Saguaro National Park—one-of-a-kind hiking trails beckon to nature lovers of all ages. There’s no denying that the Grand Canyon State has an abundance of scenic beauty to offer. All you have to do is find the trails that will take you to the best views possible.

Here we count down seven of our favorite Arizona hiking trails that offer the very best views and are only a short drive from Phoenix or Tucson:

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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 2, 2018 6:51:53 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Central Oregon is an ideal place to raise an active family or retire with a peaceful mountain view. For people who love to get outdoors, the region offers hiking, skiing, fishing, and many other activities—all practically at your back door. With an average of 300 sun-filled days a year, Central Oregon is a perfect escape from the notoriously rainy climates of other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Families are attracted to towns with world-class hospitals and excellent school systems, and rural residents enjoy ample space to keep horses, chickens, sheep, and other livestock. These are just a few of the reasons land sells so quickly in this area.

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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in South Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 2, 2018 6:23:49 AM

The South Puget Sound area is rich in breathtaking natural beauty and teeming with activity in the small communities that offer year-round festivals, parades, and events for the whole family. With easy access to beaches, lakes, mountains, and prairies, outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of the clean air and lush greenery. Sports fans enjoy attending professional and semiprofessional sporting events, or playing casually in the vast parks.

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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 1, 2018 12:46:49 PM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Custom Home Costs

With its rolling hills, lush mountains, and 300 days of green, East Puget Sound is a picturesque setting for building a new custom home. Whether you decide to move to the area because of its excellent schools, the abundance of jobs in the tech sector, proximity to Seattle, or access to sparkling rivers, you can enjoy it all from the comfort of your dream home.

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Deciding Where to Live in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 27, 2018 9:06:12 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

The Pacific Northwest has experienced a boom in population over the last several years, as a growing number of people have been flocking to the region to call it their new home. The appeal is no surprise to locals—after all, this unique region offers gorgeous natural spendor, an incredible climate, friendly and laid-back people, and lively, fun-filled cities.

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Deciding Where to Live in South Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 27, 2018 9:05:42 AM

The Pacific Northwest is one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, and Washington ranks fifth on the list of states with the most significant population growth. In fact, the Evergreen State is growing at more than twice the national rate.

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Deciding Where to Live in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 27, 2018 9:05:15 AM

For people who love the outdoors and appreciate a peaceful, laid-back lifestyle, Central Oregon is an area that offers something for everyone. Residents enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine every year, which gives them a chance to make the most of a beautiful landscape that includes towering mountains, serene rivers and lakes, and world-class hiking and biking trails. To cap it all off, the climate is desert-like, so you get warm and sunny days that are cooled by crisp, clear nights.

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Camping In Puget Sound: 5 Locations Perfect for Families

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 20, 2018 6:21:11 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design

Whether you’re new to Washington state or you’ve lived here your entire life, you’re probably well aware that Puget Sound is a place like no other. Stretching a full 100 miles from Deception Pass south to Olympia, the sound is a beautiful, lively body of water that offers residents nearly limitless experiences, from hiking and boating to birding, whale watching, and whitewater rafting.

With countless state parks, beachfronts, islands, and intriguing coves, it should be no surprise that Puget Sound is also home to some incredible camping spots. So pack up the kids this summer or fall, and start exploring these perfect camping spots for families.

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Idaho Fishing Holes: The Best Place to Cast a Line in Boise

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 24, 2018 3:42:51 AM

Summer in Idaho is ideal for getting your fill of the outdoors. And there’s nothing quite like heading out at dawn or dusk for a bit of fishing, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of one of our beautiful lakes or streams and fall into the soothing rhythm of casting, reeling, and, hopefully, catching a fish or two.

Luckily, if you live in the Boise area, there are countless fishing holes inside the city limits and within a short drive. On the weekends, you can head a bit farther afield to really surround yourself with nature. It’s the best of both worlds.

Let’s take a look at some of the best spots to cast a line in and around Boise.

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