Impact Investing

What is Impact Investment?

Impact investing

Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing field powered by investors who are committed to generating positive social, community and environmental impact as well as solid financial returns to grow their wealth. This is taking place all over the world, and across all asset classes.

When it comes to protecting your assets, homebuyers – and real estate investors –  can pay now or pay later. Most investors prefer to pay later, which means investing in a slightly more affordable home, often new construction, which is rentable and makes a great investment. Make no mistake, we have helped investors for over a decade build portfolios that build their wealth and create secure retirements with code built homes.  It’s one option.

But the truth is, given current building code requirements, homes are not built to last in the Treasure Valley.  Almost all are built with the most affordable building materials for the builder – cottage lap siding, which requires repainting every 3-5 years plus replacing rotted siding periodically; HVAC system which requires new filters every 3 months, standard water heaters which need to be replaced every 8-12 years, flooring and countertops that were never built to last, etc. and then dressed with fancy “lipstick”.    We then ask our tenants to breathe the toxic fumes that off-gas from carpets and pads, cabinetry and countertops, high VOC paint, etc. Code built homes also have such low insulation that energy leaks out of every pore – costs we pass on to our tenants.

These homes may look pretty, but they require a lot of maintenance, which comes out of your bottom line at least 3-5% every year to be exact.

A New Model

But there is a new model – investing in a Flynner High Performance home.  You may pay a little more  now, but you get what you pay for!  

Your slightly higher cost will be more than offset in the long-run.  When you invest in a Flynner Home, your investment is:

  • Built to last with durable materials that require less maintenance
  • Maximum energy efficiency
  • Constructed with healthy, low VOC materials that support human health
  • Comfort Guarantee
  • Healthy air
  • Uses less non-renewable resources
  • Is solar and off-grid ready
  • Is creating a different model for Boise and for future generations

Advantages of Investing in a High Performance Home

  • Lower energy costs for tenants and healthy homes means you can charge higher rents
  • Attract the kinds of tenants who are heart-centered and sustainability  and more likely to be responsible with your investment property
  • Increased durability means you save thousands of dollars over the years in deferred maintenance costs
  • Flynner High Performance homes are built to last by a multiple award winning builder you can trust   

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For our multi-family housing investors, we offer a new model for duplex, fourplex and multi-family dwellings.  Rather than finding you an existing structure made from code-built construction with unhealthy, energy inefficient and non-durable materials that require frequent maintenance, we invite our investors to consider building their own structures with IndieDwell units.  Owners of IndieDwell investment properties are investing in affordable, healthy housing for Idahoans while generating cash flow.


Our experts can help you find available land and develop it for either duplexes, fourplexes or a multi-unit dwelling.   IndieDwell units are converted container homes that are built sustainably and responsibly for healthy living. These units can also be sold individually as attached dwelling units that are perfect for home rentable, affordable additions on an existing property.  

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