Brittany Manning's Blog Posts

Why Should You Buy In December

December and New Year’s Day give you the perfect occasion to buy real estate. Not only can you pick up a bargain property from a motivated seller, you can save on your purchase expenses.1. Home

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

Time to start getting your home ready for the upcoming cold months! Here is a great Fall Checklist to get you started.1. Stow your mower.2. Store hoses and turn off outdoor water.3. Drain and turn

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Benefits Of Buying In The Fall

If you have been thinking of purchasing a home and wondering if now is the right time for you then consider these benefits of buying a home in the Fall. 1. Less Competition. The competition for

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Why You Should Sell Your Home This Fall

Did you know that Fall is the 2nd best time of year to sell your home? It's true! Families have returned from summer vacation, kids have gone back to school and the Holidays aren't yet upon us.

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Best Restaurants In Meridian

Ahhhh food! One of my favorite topics! There are so many great restaurants here in the Treasure Valley. We have a good mix of chain restaurants along with local places. Are you here  

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Fire Pit Inspiration

Maybe it's just where I live, but it seems as if fire pits are a somewhat recent trend. I'm amazed at some of the elaborate fire pits my neighbors have put in their backyards and I can't help but be

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Kitchen Trends

Isn't is funny how trends change. Not too long ago it was all the rage to have orange kitchen cabinets, laminate counter tops and matching orange laminate flooring. Oh my! Sooooo glad that has

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Value Of Hard Work

Growing up on a farm in a small Southern Idaho town I feel like I learned the value of hard work. When you grow up on a farm working really isn't a choice, but more of a family responsibility.  

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Schools Out For The Summer

You may be cheering and jumping up and down or you may be sitting in your closet crying while eating a tub of ice cream at the thought of this. Either way summer is here, school is out and

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Sellers Market

You may have heard the buzz about it being a seller's market right now. As a buyer how can you be prepared to deal with a seller who has the leverage?1. Get A Mortgage Pre-approval. I have seen

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How To Not Use Your Friend As Your Agent

Don't let the title of this blog post confuse you. Notice it is a "how" not a "why" and I would never advocate not using a friend as your agent. If you don't already know the Real Estate industry is

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Smart Home Buying Tips

Whether you are a first time home buyer or have gone through the process before here are 5 tips that any smart home buyer will follow.1. Don't spend more than 2.5 times your income on a house.

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Realtor Love

Real Estate Agents have an obligation to their clients to do everything they can to smooth the process of selling your home.  We are your advocate, the

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Selling Your Home Fast

This blog post is not intended as a chance for me to brag, but rather to inform and educate. Just last week I got the amazing opportunity to work with some new clients who wanted to sell their home.

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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Home Search

 For many who have never purchased a home or are starting their home search after many years removed from the housing market, it can be an overwhelming task. Many start their home search

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Top 10 Things To Do In Boise

Boise is so great for so many reasons! The people, the food, the activities for all ages, etc. I'm going to try to narrow it down to my Top 10.  All of these things are great to check out if

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

If you have heard anything about Boise's Real Estate market lately then you have heard that it is a seller's market. With that being said you may have been thinking of selling, but don't know what

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5 Interesting Things About Martin Luther King Jr

1. King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin.  His father, a pastor at a Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther.

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How To Get Through ANOTHER Snow Day

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Boise it has been CRAZY! What is usually a fairly dry winter for us has become what some are calling "Snowmageddon!" Haha! Schools

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2017 Resolutions

Well, it's a new year! For a lot of us that means that in the past 3 days we have joined a gym and started some crazy diet. Have you ever found that you very rarely stick to those new year

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Traditions And The Christmas Season

Christmas traditions. I think everyone has them. Some have big traditions, some have small ones. I think the traditions we each make is what makes the Christmas season so special. I know for me as I

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