One of our awesome agents, Jenn Hickey had the pleasure of working with a family buliding their dream home. Here is the expressed gratitude for this new home, the love the owner feels for it, the town of Star, Idaho and how she couldn’t have done it without Jen. 

” Oh, It Is Love…
…from the first time I set my eyes upon you…  And by “you”, I mean my house.  😉  I LOVE my new house!  We moved in mid-January and although it was later than expected, it was well worth the wait.  Since then I continue to convince myself that I can’t possibly love it more, but as days go by I continue to find new things that I love.

I love the house itself.  I love the floorplan – it’s exactly what we were looking for.  I love that I have a dedicated office, albeit it desperately needs organized.  I love the finishes that we chose – sorry to my neighbors, but I still think it’s the best looking house on the street.  🙂  I love that everything came together – the granite, the counters, the floor, the tile… so hard to choose, but totally nailed it!  I do have a love-hate relationship with my wood floors though – they are impossible to keep clean (but beautiful when they are)!  I love finally having a pantry.  I love my double sliding door.  I LOVE my slightly ridiculous master suite.  I feel like I’m in a hotel!  I love the over-the-top walk-in tile shower.  I love my massive closet, although I’m positive I need more clothes to fill it (although I’m having other issues in that department).  I love the built-ins – all the closets (so much easier for kid clothes!) and around the fireplace (although they are a bit bare).  I love the coffered ceilings and the beams in my living room.  I love my backyard – the comfortably shaded patio with a view of my beautiful green grass, a field, and the mountains, with the babbling sound of the irrigation ditch nearby.  I even love mowing it with the new mower we got (that I also love!).

I love the stuff we put in the new house – new couch and loveseat, new appliances, new bed.  I LOVE my washer and dryer – I actually don’t mind doing laundry or dishes anymore.  I love my pics I put in the entryway.  I love my shrine to my Bailey Jo in the living room.  I love the beautiful exhibition of the flower painting Loren’s dad gave us (one of the main focal points in the living room).  I can’t wait to decorate more (all these new things have strapped my budget a bit).


I love the area – quiet and safe with friendly neighbors.  I love going for walks in the neighborhood and that I can let the kids and dog play in the front of the house without constantly fretting.  I’m loving Star in general – such a small town feel while being minutes from city comforts.  I love the post office and city hall – so quiet and personable.  I love that there are town and neighborhood events.  I love that my mom is 1 mile away.  I love the 15 minute highway drive to Nampa (it’s quite a beautiful ride with an open view of fields, mountains, and sky) with Costco and everything else I might need.  I love the Star Merc, that has a little bit of everything.  I’m not even minding the drive to work and the kids’ school – traffic usually isn’t too bad and I grew up with highway driving that I don’t mind (SO much better than city driving!).  I’d much rather spend 40 minutes of highway driving home than the 20 minutes of city driving I had before (especially in my Rav, that I also love).  Stop, go, stop, go, stop, go, stop, effing GO!!!  It gives me a bit of time to unwind from the day and I can enjoy some music.

I’ve had people ask how the new house is, so there you go.  I have to send out a huge thank you to Donnie Dwyer, our builder – he made me pull my hair out at times, but he’s a good guy and I know I could have never built this house with another builder for the price.  If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have my dream house!  And I think I owe an even bigger thank you to Miss Jennifer Hickey, from Boise Real Estate Pros.  Without her, I don’t think I would have survived this build.  Heck, it would have never even happened.  She listened to what we wanted/needed, knew even better than we did what would be a good match, and was there every step of the way, cracking the whip with no questions asked.  Totally got us the hook-up too, on several things!  She is, put simply, pretty freaking awesome.  😉

Now, the hardest part…  finding the motivation to do anything but enjoy my new house this summer!  It really feels like there is something else I need to be doing…  some pesky little thing…  oh yes, a dissertation…  😛 “- Pixie

We have some amazing smaller towns on the outskirts of Boise. These towns still hold that small town feel and are only minutes from Boise. If you are moving to Idaho and would like help finding your new home here in Boise, Idaho you can start your search here