What to Consider When Building a New Home

Buying a new home is always exciting and sometimes it’s thrilling to know you’re the first one to inhabit a newly built home. As you’ve probably noticed, there’s a lot going on in the Treasure Valley new construction market. Lack of inventory of existing homes is creating a noticeable demand for housing, thus creating a strong need for brand new homes.

There are many benefits to buying a brand new home, including energy and cost savings. Today’s new homes are far more energy efficient than homes built just seven years ago. New homes may also offer advanced technology and design,… Continue reading

6 Ways to Integrate Water into Your Landscape

Adding a water feature to your yard or garden can create a beautiful focal point and produce a peaceful and relaxing retreat. Seeing cascading water and hearing its soothing sound can quickly melt away any stress you may be feeling. A water feature is usually fairly low maintenance and doesn’t have to take up a lot of space within your landscape. You can allocate a small corner of your yard for a fountain, or design a bigger space leading into a large pool or pond. There are endless options and there’s something for every budget. Also, if you enjoy making… Continue reading

6 Idaho Camping Spots You Must Visit

In addition to well-known camping spots like McCall’s Ponderosa State Park or Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, consider visiting one of these destinations during the upcoming camping season:

Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast (near Sandpoint) in Clark Fork, Idaho

Upscale camping only 30 miles east of Sandpoint Idaho. You’ll love the old-fashioned camping experience with all the comfort of a bed and breakfast. Fully furnished canvas wall tents are available with a queen sized bed, plank floor, wood stove, camp kitchen, complimentary breakfast, propane hotplate, ice chest, camp fires, and s’mores! A recent review says, “If you are… Continue reading


imageThe HERS® (Home Energy Rating System) was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspection and calculation of a home’s energy performance. The RESNET HERS Index® is a linear scale and is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured.

A standard new home is given a rating of 100 on the HERS Index®. The lower the rating, the more energy efficient it is and the lower the homeowner’s energy costs will be. So, a home rating of 70 on the HERS Index® is 30% more efficient than the standard new home. A rating… Continue reading

Eagle, Idaho Named in Richest Towns in America List


When it comes to choosing a place to live, many factors go into making your choice. If you are trying to find the perfect location in Idaho, Eagle is sure to jump right to the top of your list. From its stunning location in the Boise foothills to its close proximity to downtown Boise, Eagle, Idaho has everything you might be looking for in a new place to live.

A Small Town Feel

While Eagle was listed on MSN’s Richest Towns in America list, that just doesn’t do justice to this gorgeous setting that feels more like small town living.… Continue reading

18 Golf Courses Within 18 Miles of Eagle, Idaho

If spending time on the green is your idea of the best day ever, Eagle, Idaho is certain to be your new favorite place to call home. With a wealth of options, including 18 different courses that are within 18 miles, Eagle is a golfer’s paradise.

Golf Course Living

There is a special way of living that golfers, those who love watching people have a good time and people who appreciate vibrant green grass can all appreciate equally – golf course living. These gorgeous communities are located along or around golf courses, providing spectacular views and outstanding amenities for the… Continue reading

Thinking of Relocating to Eagle, Idaho? There’s No Shortage of Water Here!


If you live in California, chances are you’ve grown accustomed to brown, crunchy lawns, taking two minute showers and missing out on all the joys of having water available whenever and wherever you want to use it during the four-year drought. If you’re ready to rediscover the joy that comes with plenty of water, leaving California’s drought behind is an option. When you choose Eagle, Idaho for that option, you’ll be able to enjoy all the water you want, without worrying about restrictions, bans and shortages.

Embrace the Lakes

If you love swimming, fishing and boating, the drastically lowered water… Continue reading

Ninety Degree Construction 2015 Spring Parade Home Featured in Somerset Farms

When you are buying a new home for you and your family, you do not want to settle for anything less than the best. We understand that sentiment completely, and we’re proud to offer homebuyers in the Boise area beautiful award-winning homes. Recently, the Wyndham by Ninety Degree Construction in Somerset Farms, earned awards in the 2015 Parade of Homes awards.

What Is the Spring Parade of Homes?

Each year, the Spring Parade of Homes showcases the best and most beautiful new homes in the Boise area. Hosted by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho, this tradition has been… Continue reading

Before You Build: 5 Steps to Your New Home

By Jackie Craven

1. Plan Your Budget

Begin now to think about how much you can afford to spend and how much building your new home is likely to cost. Chances are you will need a construction loan and a mortgage. It’s not too early to find out what size loan you qualify for. Also, knowing the approximate costs will help you modify your building plans to meet your budget.

2. Choose Your Lot

Whether you are building your home in a suburban development or a site with sweeping ocean views, you will almost always need to choose the… Continue reading