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Looking for work, or want to start a business?  Consider Boise, Idaho.  Boise was just named one of the top 20 cities in America to get a job.   Fortune Magazine combined Bureau of Labor statistics with recent Census data to compare the nation’s 100 largest cities....

The general mantra in the real estate world is you want to avoid paying points when obtaining a mortgage. As with most assumptions, this is not always true.   What Are Points?   When discussing mortgages, it is important to understand what points are. Points, or Discount Points, are essentially...

With record numbers of individuals seeking home loans these days, it’s no surprise that scam artists have developed new ways to separate borrowers from their money. Mortgage scams are on the rise and typically target people who are overextended, have bad credit, or are in...

For the first time in its 132-year history, the population of Caldwell Idaho has surpassed 50,000.  According to newly-released numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 50,224 people now live in the city.   Capital Group spoke with Mayor Garret Nancolas, Caldwell’s longtime leader, about the city exceeding...

Fortune Magazine just recognized Meridian, Idaho -- home of Capital Group -- as the 9th Fastest Growing City in America. The magazine looked at newly-released Census numbers.  The data shows Meridian had 5.1% annual population growth between July 2013 and July 2014, ranking the city in the top...

More retirees are turning to the Boise, Idaho area for great quality of life. Turns out, many people moving here are also saving a lot of money. Not only is it an incredibly beautiful & fun place to live, Idaho also has a reputation for...

Capital Group was in the spotlight recently when we were selected for KBOI TV’s Mugshot Monday.  Two news anchors from 2News This Morning dropped by our offices on Friday, May 1 to surprise us with free Channel 2 mugs and coffee from Dutch Bros.  They then...

By Dana Browning The rental market has been improving over the last few years and with it rental prices have steadily increased, yet many properties are still being rented under market value. There are many factors that go into pricing a rental property; these can sometimes...

Are you about to apply for a mortgage loan in order to buy a home? If so, you may be curious about your credit score and how this might affect your financing. Let's take a quick look at how FICO credit scores can affect your...