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Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 3 days, 21 hours ago

Marty and Max: Escrow, the blind side of real estate

In real estate, there too is a blind side, and this is where things can get a little scary and you too need insura…

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
OPINION: Why Republicans should ditch Trump

I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready for the Republican presidential race to end. So, I say good for Nikki Haley.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Marty and Max: Q&A to avoid first-time home buyer catastrophes

Marty sits down with local lender Alisha Neff to discuss some of the pitfalls that first-time buyers routinely fall into.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
OPINION: ‘Save us from ourselves,’ says Congress

Given the conservative nature of the Idaho Legislature, you’d think that a resolution calling for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution would sail th…

Updated 1 month ago
Marty and Max: Should it stay or should it go now?

In real estate, we commonly use the expression, “Don’t step over a dollar to pick up a dime.” This is commonly used when a buyer or seller becomes emotional ov…

Updated 1 month ago
OPINION: Calls grow louder for budget amendment

Loren Enns describes himself as “a normal average Joe” from Florida who has never run for public office with “zero” political experience and “zero” name recogn…

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: 2024 Real Estate Market - Boom or Bust?

Nationally we have higher inventory than last year with 546k single homes of the market. New listings are slightly higher than last year at this time and we ha…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Navigating real estate alone can be perilous, especially if something goes wrong

On my first flight as a licensed pilot, Mad Dog, a legend in aviation, guided me while holding the map open across the windshield obstructing his view. I brief…

Updated 2 months ago
OPINION: Risch, Fulcher split on Ukraine aid

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is not one of the most sought-after talking heads for TV network news programs. Fulcher does not serve on a high-profile committ…

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Drone safety

I have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. I am a professional drone pilot in Idaho. I am not with the FBI or the government, however, I have had more guns pointed in my direction than I can count.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Lawmaker: ‘Rational people’ need to step up in GOP

Bonneville County’s Republican Central Committee may have picked a fight against the wrong legislator.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Rawhide real estate marketing

When preparing your home do it the rawhide way. Remember the old country song from many Western movies including City Slickers? It goes something like… “Rollin, Rollin Rollin, Keep those dogies rollin', Head 'em up…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: GOP lawmakers get no love back home

One thing I learned from my five years at the Post Register in the 1980s was the love that people in Idaho Falls had for Republicans. Almost as much as the Fou…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Is the market recovering?

The estimated single-family year-end inventory will be around 525k. Our normal inventory peak is in August, however this year it appears that it is November.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Are we in a double-dip housing recession?

The big question on everyone’s mind is: when will home sales turn around? Are we on the cusp of a double-dip housing recession, or are there signals that 2024 …