208-944-9042
822 Blue Lakes Blvd N, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
bryan@magicvalleyrealtygroup.com

Blog

11 Steps To Downsizing Your Home

Nothing lasts forever — including a home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life. And it’s a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start to feel cavernous and empty (or just contain more square footage than you really […]

Take Advantage of These Common Homeowner Tax Breaks

Being a homeowner definitely has its advantages, and saving money on your taxes each year just might be at the top of the list. Make sure you’re taking advantage of these common tax perks as a homeowner: 1) Mortgage interest One of the most common tax perks, you can deduct mortgage interest for your primary […]

11 Ways to Maximize Your Living Space

Between micro-apartments, tiny homes, and even #vanlife, the real estate industry is taking the saying “less is more” to previously unknown levels. And while we can all get behind the idea of streamlining your life and shedding possessions that no longer meet your needs, you only need to watch (maybe) half an episode of Tiny […]

How to Keep Your Stress Level Down When Dealing With Financing

One excellent way to improve your financial profile is to buy a home of your own. But we won’t lie: It’s a long and potentially incredibly stressful process, especially when it comes to the dollars and cents of securing a mortgage loan. So how do you navigate the stress of the journey in order to […]

21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents … and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you’ve got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real estate transaction? One way to know whether you’ve got a good agent (or not) is to consider […]

What you Need to Know About Fixed vs. Adjustable Rates

You’re about to become a first-time homeowner in the Southern Idaho area—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with Twin Falls area lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as “fixed” and “adjustable.” To help you make a smart decision, […]

Be Informed: What is Escrow?

The first time you heard the term, “escrow” you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow—what it is, what it’s used for, and how it works. What Is Escrow? Escrow is a legal notion where […]

How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs in the Magic Valley

You just found your dream home in Twin Falls, Idaho, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You’re worried that if you can’t find the money for the deposit, you’ll lose your chance to buy your perfect […]

Tips for Buying a Healthy Home in Twin Falls

Looking for a new home? Concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones? Here are a few factors that will help you choose the right Twin Falls neighborhood for your search. PARKS AND RECREATION It’s no secret that being healthy is about staying active. That’s a lot easier when you can […]

Lease vs. Buy: Which is the smarter choice for Southern Idaho commercial office space?

Your Southern Idaho company is growing and it’s time to move into a bigger, or maybe even a different space to meet the daily needs of your workers. The biggest question on company leaders’ minds: “Should we rent or buy commercial office space?” The answer, of course, depends on many factors – here is a […]