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Ryan
03-28-2005, 10:10 PM
Boise

I was hoping for a transfer to Denver but, now there is a better chance for Boise. I need some good lake info. I only see one good sized lake to the East and want to know if they drop the level in the winter, and if it is accessible all year or not. Are there some other good spots to check out, Snake River???

Any info would really be appreciated. I need to know which side of town to look for a home, the closer to water the better.

6ballsisall
03-28-2005, 10:14 PM
Umm....... me thinks you will need a ice cutter on the front of your boat if you want to be on there during the winter in the MC :uglyhamme

Ryan
03-29-2005, 03:21 AM
Ice... what's that?

I suppose I've been spoiled skiing all year down here.

AirJunky
03-29-2005, 03:40 AM
Snake River is your only hope that far south, Ryan. It's pretty chilly for a California boy too. Better get yourself a wetsuit & a drysuit. Probably better off to either go further north to Coeur d'Alene or south to Denver.

lakes Rick
03-29-2005, 10:37 AM
Get a snowmobile..... and you should have lots of relatives there.. Californians have invaded Boise also......

6ballsisall
03-29-2005, 10:47 AM
Hey I am from Colorado, there's enough Californians out there too :cool:

j/k

Lived just North of Denver for 17 years, you will be hard pressed to ski (water) year round out there. Occasionally but at best, I did Jetski once on Feb 1st, its lots of fun shooting over ice flows!! :headbang:

Leroy
03-29-2005, 11:50 AM
Ryan; Did you pi$$ someone off at work? JK :D

jsonova99
03-29-2005, 11:56 AM
Well, if you own a house in California, you'll probably make a killing in Boise.

Brn85ss
03-29-2005, 12:03 PM
Boise

I was hoping for a transfer to Denver but, now there is a better chance for Boise. I need some good lake info. I only see one good sized lake to the East and want to know if they drop the level in the winter, and if it is accessible all year or not. Are there some other good spots to check out, Snake River???

Any info would really be appreciated. I need to know which side of town to look for a home, the closer to water the better.

I would visit my friend in boise when I was a kid and did plenty of skiing there.Lake arrowhead is about 20 min. out of Boise nice little res. I think you will have to drive an hour or two for the other lakes. Forget about winter,take up snow skiing.Bogus basin 20 min.out of town!

Ryan
03-29-2005, 02:55 PM
I've got my 2/3mm wetsuit and use it a lot since I ski in Pacific water (never warms up much). I'm already pricing out dry suits. I don't think I could handle only skiing for 4-5 months out of the year. If I could spread it to 8-9 that would be much better. Bogus Basin has got the best value for a season pass, sign me up! I need something to do the other 4 months.

Unfortunately I don't own a home here in CA. That's why I want out. I have been priced out of the market (the parts where I'd like to live anyway). I may have ticked someone off at work, I begged for Denver or Boise and they gave me Irvine. Same pay for each city...go figure.

Our 771 sq ft house will rent for $1900/mo. = sweet house anywhere else. Where I don't have to do contortionist acts to get my boat in the garage. I dream of getting the boat in and out by myself.

AirJunky
03-29-2005, 03:04 PM
Our 771 sq ft house will rent for $1900/mo. = sweet house anywhere else.

Ouch, probably $500 / mo. in Boise.

Ryan
03-29-2005, 03:06 PM
The invasion;

Out of curiosity, what are the perceived drawbacks of Californian's comin' to town?


We're not all that bad, most of us are pretty nice people, we raise the value of homes (unless they are uncontrolled by sprawl like Boise). That should make you pretty happy when it comes time to sell to...well, one of us. Until Schwartzeneger started straightening out the small business situation ther's great value in packing up and getting out-a-Dodge. That means more opportunity for people in your communities.

But, if you don't like change, and more people I can feel your pain. You have people come up from the south, and so do we, so I can empathize with population shifts.

As long as I don't show up ski behind a pontoon boat it should be all good, right?

Brn85ss
03-29-2005, 03:38 PM
If I was you I would move to Boise in a second.If you like the outdoors their is lots to do.My friend moved there when we were in our teens from CA, And he never came back .It really has everything CA has except the ocean.And the traffic,oh,and the high priced housing,oh and the crime.Great place to raise kids also. :)

By the way my buddy has never complained about the californians coming to town!

AirJunky
03-29-2005, 03:47 PM
The invasion; Out of curiosity, what are the perceived drawbacks of Californian's comin' to town?

We were working on purchasing a home last summer. Going rates were around $200k - $240k...... about our max. We looked at this one house, listed at $260k, and it's over our price range. A week later they have an offer for $280k, and a backup for $290k...... both offers from couples moving up from Cali, both cash deals.
A few weeks later, a house nearby goes up for sale for $290k.... they get an offer from another couple from Cali, $325k, cash.
2 more houses in that cul-de-sac go for $25k - $75k more than they are expected to, both couple from California. So now houses are over $100k over our price range.
Several months later we notice some more homes in this neighborhood going up for sale..... but for $50k - $75k less than they had when we were watching before. The realtor tells us he doesn't have as many Californians coming up any more so locals are making lower offers. Many are contingent on their own home selling first. Some go thru, a couple don't & the seller relists & takes less. We end up buying for $216k, similar home as the places that sold for over $300k.

The percieved drawback is you may or may not be able to purchase a home in your own town. If you already own a home, yea, it's great, bring'em in.
BTW, we new live in a cul-de-sac with 6 homes, 4 of which are couples from California. Now that it's all behind us, theres no problems. We hang out together, ski together, even party together. It's a tighter neighborhood than I've ever lived in.