What are Casting For Recovery, Expedition Inspiration and Angel Wings Network? – September Newsletter

September Newsletter 2014 

Happy Fall to you!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the past couple of years, my daughter’s soccer team CHiCAS FúTBOL Club and it’s associated families has raised money to contribute to three very important local Breast Cancer support groups in conjunction with Franz Witte Nursery’s Oktoberbreast Celebration on the evening of September 25th.

The three groups that we support are Casting For Recovery, Expedition Inspiration and Angel Wings Network. All of these groups play a very important part in our community and beyond. Please take some time to visit their websites to gain a better understanding of our project:www.castingforrecovery.org or www.expeditioninspiration.org andwww.angelwingsnetwork.net 

Over the past few years our CHiCAS (purchased and) contributed enough gas cards to help over 60 patients travel from rural Idaho towns into Boise for treatments. Last year we were able to sponsor 4 women for the Casting for Recovery Project.

Chicas presenting a check during Oktoberbreast in 2012

Chicas presenting a check during Oktoberbreast in 2012

We are happy to be a part of the Franz Witte Celebration and the help these organizations provide help to many women fighting breast cancer. 

If you would like to contribute to our efforts, we are selling bracelets for a suggested donation of $5.00.  Please contact me to contribute by Wednesday noon.

This year's bracelet design

This year’s bracelet design


August Market Report

Single family home sales in August 2014 were 737 in Ada County, a decrease of 12% compared to July 2013.   YTD total sales are down 4% compared to this time last year; 5,265 homes sold compared to 5,508.

Average Days on Market in August were 53; six more days than last month. In August 2013, Days on Market was 52. 

Historically August sales increase from July levels.   Last year the increase was 8%. This year there was a decrease of 11%.  The National Association of Realtors attributes this change to a decrease in investor sales.  The positive side of this situation is that it leaves more room for first-time homebuyers to have a better chance of purchasing a home with the higher inventory and reduced cash-only sales.

October is a great time to buy and get in your new home before the holidays!  If you or someone you know is ready to buy, I’d appreciate your referral!

Tool of the Month – Nextdoor.com

If you are not using Nextdoor, I highly recommend you check it out. Simply put, Nextdoor.com is a social network for neighbors and neighborhoods to communicate quickly and easily.  Some reasons you should join:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike