Retire In Boise?

Posted by Boise Home Helper on March 2, 2015

502438_29751262Baby Boomers have always had a big impact on American culture no matter what stage in their lives they are at; it’s not likely that will change any time soon – even as they move into retirement age.

That being the case many seniors today are changing the way they retire, and where they retire too. More and more frequently we’re seeing people looking to retire not to the sleepy little one stop light towns as they had in previous generations, but instead there has been an explosion in those looking for more amenities in bigger cities.

 

This shift in living is expected to continue with city life becoming even more appealing as we approach the next decade, especially considering the number of Americans over age 50 is expected to triple in the next ten years. Before long it won’t be seniors that are adapting to city life, but rather cities adapting to how seniors want to live! Even today there are a number of reasons why a little bigger city might be appealing, for instance:

 

Educational Opportunity
The Baby Boomer generation is big on keeping boredom at bay, and one way to do that is by keeping your mental facilities strong and growing. Larger metro areas definitely offer more opportunities to take courses just for learning sake, or for those who missed their chance earlier in life to complete their greater education.

 

Public Transportation
In many cases seniors living in more rural areas may lose their ability to drive and become more dependent on family or others to take care of themselves. Even if physical issues aren’t a problem the cost of owning a vehicle and keeping it running well are often daunting if you are on a fixed income. With more access to city provided transportation seniors can regain some of that lost independence and also save travel costs.

 

Better Health
Many larger cities will be able to provide a larger selection of health care providers, including specialists, and a greater number of therapy options. Should you have a medical emergency you can also count on a faster response in the city than you might if you were far out in the wilds.

 

Shopping shopping shopping!
Cities obviously will have a larger number of businesses to choose from no matter what you might be shopping for; let’s be honest, sometimes we aren’t shopping for anything except to see what there is! Whether it’s a chic boutique, or something so simple as your daily groceries, chances are if you are in the city you will be closer to the source for whatever kind of goods you may need.

 

Staying Social
Establishing a good circle of friends and social resources is crucial to a satisfying retirement life. Staying active, and interacting with others can help prevent depression, loss of health, and generally promotes a greater enjoyment of living. City life not only offers more social activities like theaters, plays, and get togethers but it is also usually much easier to grow your social circle and meet new friends when there is a larger community of individuals to mingle with.

 

Housing
Without a doubt there are more homes to choose from in the city. Whereas most rural communities have not only a limited type and number of living spaces they also generally have fewer rental homes and retirement living centers as well. More metro areas will have not only more places to choose from on the whole but most of those places will offer more features as well like property management, so maintaining your new home won’t be an added hassle.

 

Have you considered retiring in Boise? It is a wonderful place to live, work, and play! Not so big of a city to be intimidating, and not so small of a town that you have to worry about doing without, the City of Tree’s has an endless number of great resources for today’s active senior.

Boise Builders Group: Good for Us is Good for YOU

Posted by Boise Home Helper on August 11, 2012

The Boise Builders Group is a little bit different than most other business groups in the valley. We aren’t solely focused on leads or hard marketing, we don’t believe in high pressure sales, or pushing a product the customer doesn’t really need. While we’ve adopted the advantages the technological age has provided we have not forgotten what real world experience has taught us.

One of the things that includes is that as a group we invest a lot of time in gaining an understanding of each members business and who they are in character as well – because we know we can’t give a valid referral otherwise.

How does this benefit you, the homeowner?
Our association has a core foundation based on a close knit group of skilled Idaho professionals. As we’ve grown, we have hand chosen each of our new affiliates to provide their specialized services for you based on their exceptional qualities and reputations. They have a proven and sterling track record in their industries; operate from backgrounds of seasoned experience in Idaho – insuring the services you receive will be the very best.

What does this mean to our members?
The BBG offers a constant flow of online and real world  support for each of our affiliates by harnessing the power of the internet through today’s most popular social networks, blogs, and news sources.

Members also enjoy monthly brainstorming meetings with a well developed group of partners,  as well as benefit from informative guest speakers and business marketing training sessions.


We proudly serve Treasure Valley residents and business with today’s best home services.Please enjoy browsing our website and be sure to visit us on Facebook as well! We love connecting with other area people and organizations; believe our unity is from where we can draw our biggest strength!

See a service we don’t offer? The Boise Builders Group is always looking for new members! We’d love to learn more about your own business or hear YOUR local area suggestions for other great service providers!

Summer Energy Saving Tips

Posted by Boise Home Helper on July 2, 2012

Summer time Summer time sum-sum-summer time! It’s here in full force!

summer time fun in BoiseWhile this is many people’s favorite time of year, a time of long warm days and relaxing evenings shared with friends higher energy bills are something homeowners don’t look forward to during this time. Extra energy costs can come from running the air conditioning, or even just electric fans, but there are ways you can help keep energy costs down.

Check out these 10 Summer Time Energy Saving Tips from our Home Warranty Authority Lori Apodaca from Home Warranty of America!

1.Close shades, drapes and blinds during the day, especially on the east and west ends of your home.

2. Don’t choose a lower thermostat temperature when you first turn your A/C on. It won’t cool faster; it will always run as fast as it can. It will only cool longer, not faster.

3.Use fans when weather is cooler instead of turning on your cooling system.

4. Light up your outdoor grill. The stove or over can raise the temperature in your kitchen as much as 10 degrees!

5. Use clothes lines – they are a great alternative to using your clothing dryer.

6. Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s heat cycle.

7. Take shorter showers. They use less hot water than a bath!

8. Plant shaded trees. Shade on the east and west is most important. Outside shade can actually reduce air conditioning costs up to 30%.

9. Delay heat producing chores such as laundry and dish washing until the end of the day.

10. Spend more time outside. Spending time outside of your home will help curb your energy consumption.

Did you know that another great way to not only save money but to also protect your home investment is through a home warranty? Home warranties can save you a lot of headaches and hassles when it comes time for repairs to your home, or for those unexpected accidents. Home Warranty of America offers one of the countries best home warranty plans – contact Lori Apodaca ( 208-761-1666 ) today to find out more about how they can help you!