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PROACTIVELY REPLACING WATER HEATERS: One of the unknown, inevitable, and scary parts of owning any property, not just an investment property, is unexpected expenses for repairs and replacements. Sometimes the expenses are small, but other times, they can be quite costly.  Wa...
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Metric Trends

Blog Post Metric Trends
We continue to see Ada County 4 plex values increasing at a steady rate.  The good news is that rents have been increasing as well.  According to the financial information on the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service and financials provided by listing agents, February&...
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Economy by the Numbers

Blog Post Economy by the Numbers
The following post is from Jack Harty, a commercial lender with Harty Mortgage Advisors. Various observers of the economy see threats to the economy coming from opposite directions for two different and contradictory reasons.  Some think the economy is weakening; others thin...
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Investment Sales Still Strong

Blog Post Investment Sales Still Strong
FRPM manages hundreds of fourplexes and I tend to sell more fourplexes than anything else within Ada County (mostly Boise and Meridian), so I gather and report the data.  The trends from the 4 plexes' sales seem to be a good indicator of the Boise real estate investment ...
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