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. 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!


Posted in Community Events
June 25, 2018


    Have you jumped in on the flavored soda craze? If not, we definitely recommend giving it a try! 
There are lots of  options to choose from, but one of our favorites is the Java near the corner of
St. Clair and 17th Street. Soda not your thing? They also have fruit smoothies, coffee, hot chocolate,
and sugar cookies that are to die for! Did we mention that the baristas are super helpful and friendly?
You probably need this in your life!
Posted in Local Favorites
June 15, 2018

Ridge Avenue Historic District

Come learn about the legacy of the beautiful Ridge Avenue Historic District

in Idaho Fall hosted by the Idaho Falls Historic Preservation Commission.

Free walking tours and registration begin at 10:00 am on

Saturday, June 23. Enjoy the variety of sizes and styles of homes all while

learning a little more about this great city and getting a little exercise. Don't

forget to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of drinking water.

Posted in Community Events
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates