Southeast Idaho Real Estate News & Market Trends

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April 27, 2020

April Housing Market Stats - SE Idaho

Feb. 25, 2020

Feb Housing Market Stats/Giveaway Winners!

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 21, 2020

January 2020 Housing Market Stats/Newsletter

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 6, 2020

December 2019 Newsletter/ Market Stats

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 30, 2019

Holiday Events Dec 2019, South East Idaho

Merry Christmas from your friends at The Russ Donahoo Real Estate Team! Here are a list of South East Idaho events this December:)


Stable And Live Nativity

Dec 2, 2019 - 6:30 PM

113 N and 35th E and Follow the Star.

Deck The Falls – Indoor Holiday Village and Cinema Projected on the Falls

December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20-31, 2019 at 5:30 PM–9:30 PM

475 River Pkwy, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3314, United States


Rexburg 2019 Downtown Tree Lighting

Dec 6 2019 - 4 PM – 6 PM

S Center St, Rexburg, ID 83440


Christmas Craft Expo

     Friday Dec 6, 4pm-8pm, Saturday Dec 7, 9pm-5pm

Pinecrest Event Center

560 East Anderson Street

Idaho Falls, ID 83401


Pet Pictures with Santa

Grand Teton Mall

Every Monday Through December - Mondays, 5PM


Santa Sleigh Ride

December 11, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM

Orchard's Naturopathic

216 Cliff St, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402


Bar J Wranglers Christmas Concert

Dec 12 - 7PM

The Colonial Theatre – Tickets available at the Colonial Theatre Box Office



GENTRI: Finding Christmas Concert

Dec 17 2019 - 7:30pm · Colonial Theater

$25 - $45 + taxes and fees · tickets on sale now


Dec 24 2019 - Photos with Santa At Macy's Court

Tue, Dec 24, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM 2:00PM – 5:00 PM

Grand Teton Mall



Posted in Community Events
Nov. 21, 2019

Housing Market Stats, This Ones Close To My Heart - November

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 24, 2019

October Newsletter!!!

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 9, 2019

August Newsletter:)

Posted in Market Updates
May 14, 2019

Good Example of a Bad Example

Good Example of a Bad Example



“What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” I have told my kids time and time again when mowing the lawn, you never get off the lawn mower without first shutting it off. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, you never play around the lawn mower while it is running. 

Amy and I had an experience when we were first married in which our nephew was run over by a riding lawnmower and was hospitalized. Through prayers and blessings he survived, but it was tough on him and the family. Any time one of my girls would get on the riding lawnmower I would remind them of our rule.

Fast forward a few years to the end of August 2012. While mowing the front lawn, the mower decided to stop cutting. I pushed the lever so the blade was not engaged but left the mower running on idle. I looked under the mower and noticed that the belt slipped off the pulley. Easy fix, right? I reached under and pulled the belt to slip it over the pulley. When I pulled the belt it engaged the motor and the pulley spun and sliced the tip of my finger open. Ouch! Bad Dad move! I looked at my finger and realized that it was cut a little too deep for me to just put on a band-aid and “rub some dirt on it” and get back to mowing. Three stitches later and a good frowning by Amyster I was back on the lawnmower. (Yes, I turned the mower off, slipped the belt over the pulley and away I went).

We decided to talk with the girls about Dad’s (that’s me) good example of a bad example. Great life lesson. To top it all off I had the girls pull the stitches out and sign a paper promising not to ever be a good example of a bad example :)

See Pic below




Posted in Personal Story
May 7, 2019

Food for Thought

Posted in Market Updates