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Columns

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

Updated 6 days, 2 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 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Is it game over for your investments?

On one of my many business trips to Las Vegas, I was asked if I gambled. My reply was “Absolutely yes. I have a 401K comprised mostly of stocks and bonds. My e…

Updated 4 months ago
OPINION: Simpson: Jordan was not the right fit for speaker

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is accustomed to attacks from the right — for his work on the Appropriations Committee, his votes for big-budget bills and his s…

Updated 4 months ago
Marty and Max: Tear down that wall!

Real Estate accounts for about one-fifth of the US economy. The two big problems buyers face are interest rates and inventory.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max:Should I Stay or Should I Go

Is now the right time to sell your home?

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max (and TaylorAnne): Real Estate Photography and Copyright

I listed my home a couple of years ago and am getting ready to re-list with a different agent. My new agent wants to bring out another photographer and I don’t…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Don’t count on Congress to resolve fiscal mess

Round and round we go, and we all know where this stops. It’s Nov. 17, when Congress will face another chapter of tired talks about a government-shutdown.

Updated 5 months ago
Marty and Max: Real Estate Recipes

Today we will discuss two ways to buy an actively marketed home at a bargain, where you actually want to live.

Updated 5 months ago
MY TURN: Shoshone County BOCC blaming others, working less

This letter is to express my own opinion, and no one else’s. The new commissioners are pointing fingers and blaming us for overspending for the last four years, but not saying what we overspent on. Why?

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Market Segments

In today’s column, we are NOT going to discuss the market. Rather, we ARE discussing how to read and interpret the data when you do choose to look at the marke…

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max (and TaylorAnne): IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET UP IN SMOKE?

Selling a home is a stressful, personal, and emotional process. This is why it is crucial to partner with a trusted professional who takes the time to understa…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: How To Ensure You Are Insured

Home values and building costs are rising. How can I ensure my home is protected so if my home burned to the ground I can afford to rebuild?

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Leadership choices as bad as they can get

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is a self-described optimist, but he has trouble putting a smiley face to what he’s seeing on the national level.

Updated 6 months ago
Marty and Max: Where is the market going?

Where is the market going and how will the year-end? Is the market going to crash? How will the market react to 7.25% rates or perhaps 8% rates? Will inventory…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Don’t be fooled by low jobless rate

An unemployment rate of anything under 3 percent is like music to a politician’s ear, especially to those lucky enough to sit in the Oval Office or a governor’…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Discussing housing shortages and potential solutions

Estimates for housing supply shortage range from 4-6 million homes. Other data suggests that only 23% of listings were affordable to households earning a media…