Deb and Tom Nicholls
Deb and Tom Nicholls
2024-04-16
Kara, Gracie and Becky were great to work with during our home search. It was a long process and they were both patient and gracious with us from beginning to end. If you are in the market to purchase or sell your home, we would highly recommend City of Trees Real Estate.
Louis Spiker
Louis Spiker
2024-04-14
We recently had the pleasure of working with Renee Faught as my realtor, and I cannot praise her enough for the outstanding service she provided throughout the entire home-buying process. Renee took the time to understand our needs and preferences truly, and she was dedicated to finding us the perfect home that checked off all the boxes on our wishlist. Her attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market were invaluable in helping us navigate through the various listings and make informed decisions. What truly sets Renee apart is her exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. She was always available to answer any questions, provide updates on new listings, and guide us through each step of the home-buying process. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. Thanks to Renee's expertise and guidance, we found the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Renee highly enough to anyone in search of a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor. If you're looking for a real estate professional who truly cares about finding you the perfect home, look no further than Renee. Thank you, Renee, for helping us find our dream home!
LeeAnn Rossi
LeeAnn Rossi
2024-04-10
Tara and her team did an outstanding job helping us Selling our home!
Dennis Lanham
Dennis Lanham
2024-04-04
very easy and very professional.
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
2024-04-02
Francesca is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend using Francesca if you are in need of real estate services.
Meghan Yenney
Meghan Yenney
2024-04-02
Thank you to Victoria and team for helping us through buying our new home and selling our previous home! Our experience was great and so much less stressful because of them. Highly recommend!
Teena Nash
Teena Nash
2024-03-21
I can't say enough good about working with Lucas O'Neill. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his work with my elderly parent. He soldiered through a very difficult transaction with two clients that couldn't coordinate, had a rocky divorce sale, court orders, difficult title company to work with and yet he remained positive through the entire experience. I'm impressed with his ability to problem solve with all the issues we had between the two clients, two attorneys, and the inspections and repairs. The one client was really difficult to coordinate with, wouldn't provide keys or use a lockbox, locked the inspector out and yet Lucas was so good about dealing with all the crazy that was going on and still making the sale go through on the closing date. I really don't know any other agent that would have stuck around to finish the deal, and through the holidays to boot. Lucas is a keeper, and just such a good solid guy! Bravo for a job well done!
Blake Mckernan
Blake Mckernan
2024-03-19
City of Trees Real Estate has an amazing team that made our big move painless and easy! They were all very responsive on top of each step and very informative when needed. Cant thank them enough for getting us into our dream home!
Blakely Frechette
Blakely Frechette
2024-03-18
Francesca exceeded my expectations as a real estate agent. From the moment I expressed interest, she was prompt in her responses and demonstrated a genuine attentiveness to my specific needs throughout the entire home buying journey. Her professionalism and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. I wholeheartedly recommend Francesca to anyone seeking a reliable and committed agent.

Boise State Football – A Tradition of Excellence

By: Brent Hanson

Boise’s own Boise State Football

Boise State University has certainly become a popular household name. And it comes as no wonder since the Boise Broncos and their trademark “Blue Turf” have been plastered across many of our nation’s flat screen televisions. Though today’s BSU football has forever sealed the Broncos on the college football map, the founders of BSU might be very surprised to see exactly how very large and well-known the school has grown throughout the years.

In 1892, the sleepy town of Boise, Idaho had a small Episcopalian school named St. Margaret’s which began to cultivate a larger student population and by 1932 evolved into Boise Junior College. However, it wouldn’t be until 1965 that this more intimate college began to award four-year degrees and finally in 1969 officially became Boise State University. Now with its title of Idaho’s largest university, BSU awards associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Though most students live off-campus, the university has over 20,000 full-time students attending on average. With their very prominent football program, game days in Boise tend to be heavy on the Blue and Orange color schemes. Which brings up another important topic: football!

The Beginning of Boise State Football

When Boise Junior College began recruiting enough students to field a football team, the season and the stats were hardly noteworthy (1-2-1). During World War II (1945-47) the team took a hiatus to support those men who served in the military. Once the boys made it back home, football season picked up right where it left off. Coach Lyle Smith got the ball rolling with an impressive 31-game winning streak, even missing three games on account of his own active military service (Korea).

Dedicated coaches, determined players and a team that inspired the pioneering spirit of the West, the Boise State Broncos have become synonymous as a dark horse contender (make that a dark ‘blue’ horse) and their efforts have played out on some of the biggest college stages. BSU has earned a reputation as a quietly humble team, not one to generate fodder for the tabloids, instead BSU has stunned sports casters, statisticians and some of the biggest schools with their unpredictable tenacity and heart-stopping dramatic play. Under the direction of coach Chris Peterson, during 2008-2011 the Broncos went 50-3 in an unprecedented title of winning 50 games in a four-year span. In 2009, BSU defeated TCU in the Fiesta Bowl to clinch a perfect 14-0 season.

Though Boise State has yet to reclaim their title and their undefeated season, they are still a strong and popular college football team. The 2014/15 season promises to be fraught with exciting opponents, some from within the Mountain West Conference and others from across the country.

Don’t forget to wear your blue and orange on game day!