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Old 08-30-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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Smile Settling down in Boise, Idaho

Wife and I are giving pause to our full-time Airstreaming, for our oldest daughter. We decided to take this opportunity to start investing in multi-family rentals since we'll be stationary for awhile. After a few months of research, we settled on Boise, Idaho and are closing on our first property there.

We're going to continue traveling here and there, but our oldest has some needs that require us to dedicate ourselves to a city. So new transition.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:37 PM   #2
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Family always comes FIRST. Idaho is another beautiful state. I hope all works out for you and yours. And keep your Airstream at the ready. Your kids are going to have great memories of their bold adventures.

And stay in touch. You have a lot of followers.

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:42 PM   #3
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Bold we have thoroughly enjoyed your adventures and posts. The memories you have made with your family will last forever. Been missing you here but peek at your Instagram off and on. Family first.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:56 PM   #4
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Nice to be able to look back and say "it's been a great ride", isn't it?

Aren't you glad you took the plunge, went out and embraced your dreams?

Such great memories you have.

Good luck in your next chapter, and I hope everything works out well with your daughter.

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Old 08-30-2016, 08:21 PM   #5
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Good luck.

We have Boise on our list to check out in our future travels. So what attracted you to Idaho and Boise in particular?

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Old 08-30-2016, 08:29 PM   #6
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We have come to really appreciate Idaho's subtle beauty. There's nothing like the Sawtooth's, but the backcountry near Challis is gorgeous as well. The panhandle is a bit too populated for me, but offers a gateway into the very interesting Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. And, Boise is a very nice town with skiing close at hand. Such a diverse state.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:56 PM   #7
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It sounds like priorities are in order here. We only have the children for a too brief period. Raising them is our most important job. You will be in a beautiful state with many things to do.

You have had a great ride. I will venture to say that the kids looking back on it will say that gave them their fondest memories.

Thanks for taking us along on your journeys. Best to you and your family.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:10 PM   #8
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Good luck.

We have Boise on our list to check out in our future travels. So what attracted you to Idaho and Boise in particular?

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It's just a good rental market for starts. Solid diverse economy (rare in the PNW outside the coastal cities), growing middle class, vacancy is 2.8%, housing shortage currently and low housing costs. SFH under 150k, MFH 220k - perfect for our current budget. We're picking up a SFH for base of operations we can rent next year when we move to another. And a triplex that will cashflow now. Getting our feet in the game.

Overall, it's a decent launching place for adventure. Crater Lake, where we are now is 6hrs away. Grand Tetons are 5hrs away. I can get to Moab in 6hrs. And we can get into the Saw Tooths in under 2 hours.

Boise is actually only around 200k population, very active outdoors lifestyle based community. Lots of outdoor rec. Bike friendly, family friendly city. Parks everywhere, all in excellent shape. Airid climate, so it doesn't get as cold or as much snow as other parts of Idaho. So overall, it looked like a good city to invest in.

Colorado would of fit our lifestyle too, but housing costs are greater, larger population, higher vacancy and some other factors.

We also want to buy some land outside of Moab. And long term, the eventual goal is to purchase a homestead.

But for now, we just need a home base for awhile. And I don't' want to program forever. I have no good business ideas. Haven't won the lottery and I'm almost to 35 (ekk). So real estate investing is the best thing I can come up with.

We've still got mini travel sessions planned. Glacier at the end of Oct. Back to Florida in Dec.

But we'll be focusing on our families goals, so no more fulltime.

We are keeping the Airstream. Although I have been toying with downsizing.

We shall see.
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It's been a heckuva journey for you and your family, and it's really just a different chapter. I sorta feel a kinship to you guys since we were somewhat on the same track to jumping the rat race around the same time. This forum and our collective love for all things Airstream, not to mention the great outdoors makes it easy to bond together. Good luck to you - I can't wait to hear from you now and then about your new Boise adventures. Something tells me you'll come up with something.
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Settling down in Boise, Idaho

Best of luck to all of you.

There is nothing better you can do for your family than experiencing travels together. Your priorities are certainly in the right place. Love your children and keep planning adventures of many different kinds.

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Hi from AZ. . . Good Luck on this new adventure. . . We spent a week in Boise a while back & thought it was an interesting town. I'm of the opinion that towns with Colleges are probably going to be happening places, with SOME culture, etc.. . . . Regards, Craig
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I've always enjoyed your postings based on your experiences. But I know things change and adapting is necessary.

So I wish you the best and look forward to your continued input to the forum from a different perspective!

Thank you!
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:33 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the kind words.

Well we have some plans for the Airstream this winter. Want to remodel the kitchen and dinette area. That's if I don't' downsize. Still debating.

Our property has a large RV Pad, one of the reasons I was interested in this particular SFH. Planning on setting up a 30/50 outlet and sewer service, we'll have room for moohdockers.
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Congrats on a successful full-timing tour and on the new stix/brix location! Looks awesome.
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