Southeast Idaho Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Nov. 1, 2018

Noah's Lawn Care

Today we would like to take a minute and spotlight a local business we have heard great things about; Noah's Lawn Care!

Here's a little of this season's hottest services he provides:

Love looking at the fall leaves, but tired of tracking them into your house? Do you find yourself dreading the thought of standing out in the brisk autumn air attempting to put wet, soggy leaves in a garbage bag just to have the bag blow away or fall over and all your work be for nothing?

Let Noah's Lawn Care clean up those annoying fallen leaves by mowing and bagging them, then hauling them away for you.

Noah's Lawn Care is a locally owned and operated business in Idaho Falls, ID. The owner, Noah Brown, has been an Idaho resident for over 10 years. He started his business in high school and has kept it running since. Since starting his business, Noah has continued to enhance his knowledge, experience, and reputation over the years. He looks forward to the opportunity to help make Idaho Falls a more beautiful place to live, one yard at a time!

Check out Noah's Lawn Care services ( and let us know about your experience!

Oct. 24, 2018

Community Events for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and the community is gearing up to treat everyone.

Many free events are starting this weekend! 

October 25, 26, 27- Boo at the Zoo 5p-9p at the Idaho Falls Zoo (Tickets encouraged)     

October 25- CEI Trunk or Treat 6p-8p in the CEI parking lot (formerly EITC)

October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31- Halloween Celebration! at Cabela's, Ammon (times vary)

October 26- Boo to Cancer 2:30p-6p at the Teton Cancer Institute

October 26- 4th Annual Haunted History Tour 6:30p at the Museum of Idaho

October 26, 27, 29, 30- Trick or Treat the Maze 5p-7p at New Sweden Farms

October 27- Halloween Kid's Craft Class 10a or 1p at Idaho Falls Wood-N-Craft

October 27- Real Heroes' Trunk or Treat 12p-2p at the Idaho Falls Police Department

October 30- Super T Transport Trunk or Treat 6p-8p at Super T Transport

October 30- Teton Toyota Costume Contest 4:30p-7:30p at Teton Toyota

October 31-1st Annual Trunk or Treat 3p-6p at Broadway Ford

October 31- Smith Chevrolet and Smith Honda's Family Fright Night 5p-8p at the Smith Group

October 31- Shaka's Oasis Trunk or Treat 5p-7p at Shaka's

October 31- Teal Pumpkin Project Trunk or Treat 6p-8p at the East Idaho Aquarium


Have a safe and fun Halloween!



Oct. 22, 2018

Pumpkin Carving Contest!!

Remember those pumpkins we gave away at the beginning of the month?

We want to see what creations you have made with them!

There are a few pumpkins still left in the office for those that might need a few.

To enter:

    Post your carved pumpkins on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag us to be entered to win a pizza dinner from Papa Murphy's.

To tag us on Facebook: @Russ Donahoo Real Estate Team-Keller Williams East Idaho or @Russ Donahoo 

To tag us on Instagram: @russdonahoo 

If all else fails, email us ( a picture of your pumpkins and we will enter you.

Contest closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, 10/29, a winner will be announced Tuesday, 10/30

Have a Happy and safe Halloween!!

Oct. 17, 2018

TIP of the Week

Becca shares some advice when faced with a bidding war.


Oct. 11, 2018

TIP TUESDAY...but on a Thursday!

Is your home the shiny apple?

Oct. 5, 2018

Pumpkins Everywhere and We Want to Share PLUS a Giveaway!

The leaves are changing colors, the nights (and days) are getting cooler, and pumpkin is must be October! Here, inside the Russ Donahoo Real Estate Team office, we are surrounded by pumpkins; all shapes, sizes and even colors!

We started a pumpkin giveaway on Monday, October 1st and have had such a great response, we have decided to order more.  Thank you to everyone that has come! We are getting another delivery of pumpkins this weekend and will have even more to share on Monday, October 8th!

Our pumpkins come from Harvest Moon Farms located in Shelley.

It's the neatest little pumpkin patch run by the children of Tom and Lauren Yearsley. Tom and Lauren have found an exciting way to teach their children work ethic and responsibility.

What child wouldn't be happy to grow and harvest a large pumpkin patch?! We understand they yield close to 5,000 pumpkins!

The children use the profits to go towards savings of their college tuition, LDS missions and allow themselves some spending money. They are quickly learning the value of a dollar as they are also required to pay 50% of their school clothes and other things that they want.

We, the Russ Donahoo Real Estate Team, feel privileged to support them. If you would like to visit their farm and obtain a few more pumpkins, call their mother to schedule an appointment; Lauren 208.680.5763

As part of our pumpkin giveaway, we are holding a pumpkin carving contest.

After you carve your pumpkins, upload a picture onto Facebook and/or Instagram and tag us in your post to be entered to win a Papa Murphy's pizza dinner for your family.

It's that easy. We can't wait to see your incredible carving creations! 

Pictures should be uploaded by 11:59pm on Monday, 10/29 and a winner will be announced Tuesday, 10/30.

Sept. 19, 2018

Team Pictures

Every fall we have new team photos taken. It’s always good for a few laughs. Here’s a few of our favorites. Thanks to Anita Burke of Anita Burke Photography for the great pictures!


Sept. 18, 2018


Another awesome tip from our buyers agent, Becca Nelson!


Sept. 12, 2018


Click here for a quick video market update from our buyers agent, Becca Nelson.


Aug. 28, 2018

Andrus Home Inspection


A shout out this week to one of our favorite Inspectors! Jason Andrus with Andrus Home Inspection helps us with our transactions by inspecting homes for our buyers to make sure that there are no major issues with the home prior to purchase. His reports are simple, yet thorough, and makes sure to include photos so that there is another reference for the buyer. One of my favorite things about Jason is that he takes time with each buyer during the inspection to walk them through important things he noticed about their future home that he thinks they would like to know about. He will also return to the home at no extra charge once any repairs are completed and make sure everything was done properly. He is quick to respond, easy to get a hold of, and sends his reports the same day! He is seriously a rock star in our book!