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!

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!



June 28, 2018

Independence Day Festivities

Idaho Falls:  


Idaho Falls FireKracker 5k: Gun goes off at 7:15 am

4th of July Parade: beginning at 9:00 am. This year’s

parade theme is “A River of Hope”.


Riverfest at Snake River Landing: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food booths, live music, bounce houses, pony rides, helicopter rides and more.


Melaleuca Freedom Celebration at Snake River Landing: beginning at 9:00 pm

with the Freedom Symphony followed by a spectacular fireworks display.






Celebrate Blackfoot at Jensen Grove Park:  Friday, June 29th & Saturday, June 30th.

Petting zoo, kids’ business fair, inflatables area, fireworks, and more.





Teton Valley Hot Balloon Rally

Morning flights: June 29 - July 1, 6:00 - 8:30am

Teton County Fairgrounds in Driggs, ID

Hot breakfast is available for purchase

Parking for $5, walk or bike in for free! Three day RV parking passes are available for $35.


July 4th Parade: July 4, 10:30am

Main Street, Victor, ID

The annual Independence Day parade in Victor





7:30am     Flag Raising

8:00am     5K Run 

8:00am     Pancake Breakfast - $5 Person, $20 Family

9am-3pm   Car Show 

10:00am   Booths

All Day    Entertainment 

11:00am   Parade 

1:00pm     Kids Races

4:00pm     Duck Race

9:00pm     Retiring of the Flag

DARK     Fireworks




Saturday, June 1 at Rigby Lake: 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Live entertainment all day and food vendors during the event





Independence Day Parade: 10:00 am Smith Park to Porter Park

Celebration in Porter Park: food booths, arts and crafts, and more!


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