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Boise Idaho Real Estate

Many equate buying real estate with buying a car. While it is an emotional purchase, and they both are something that people like to show off when they are new, years after you purchase real estate it has appreciated in value, at least to you. When it is time for the old car to go, you move on but moving is one of the most stressful times in life. Moving from a home filled with great memories and nearby friends is completely different than selling a car. Boise Idaho real estate seems to hing on the word Lifestyle.

People in Boise are more considered about weekends and freetime. We don't go to work in a suit and tie unless we have to. There are more trucks in Boise than cars and more mountain bikes, boats, skis, Atv's, canoes and other hobby transportation than cars. Living in Boise is far from ordinary and so is the real estate.

While current real estate market conditions favor the seller, there are many types of places to consider in the surrounding area to call home. From the mountains in Idaho City, to the Foothills just above Boise and Eagle to the Bench, on out into the desert and across to the owyhees, one can find condominiums to ranch homes to ranchettes and small vinyards. Boise has an abundance of real estate whihc includes living with the crowd or away from it. Boise Idaho Real Estate comes in many forms as you can see,

Obviously most people are looking for something within city limits or very nearby. Boise is growing and with this growth comes new developments so as you are searching real estate keep in mind that if you don't find what you want today, new things are coming all the time, which includes new stores, restaurants and services.

Boise (pronounced boy-see), the capital and largest city in the State of  Idaho. Many may see not see Boise as a major US city. It is considered by many a large town but because it is so remote, the next major city being 5 hours away. For many businesses, Boise is not easily accessible meaning it is difficult to get to her or travel from here to another destination. What Boise does offer is why it is a growing place.

The climate for business is energized and filled with entrpreneurs. While corporations may not find Boise convenient, people love doing business in Boise. It is know as the 'City of Trees' which may seem odd if you are from the east coast but from the tops of surrounding you can see that Boise was an oasis in teh desert to pioneers crossing the terrain as they headed west on the Oregon Trail. The Boise River, Snake RIver and Payetter River are the life source of the Treasure Valley. While this is the desert, there are several areas that have a high water table.

Boise would not be a successful town with out a strong business base and corporations but it is the family atomosphere and outdoor recreation that people fall in love with. When watching the news, weather is very important and changes constantly. Idahoans love the outdoors. There are plenty of garages iwth toys from RVs to boats to ATVs. During the summer one can enjoy the Boise Foothills on a mountain bike, on a hike or as a photographer or bir watching. Many people also fish in the Boise River or float it on a hot day. There is no end to the free opportunities to recreate in Boise much less the Treasure Valley and we have not even mentioned all the festivals. Boise frequently receives national recognition for its quality of life and business climate.

Boise Idaho Real Estate made the news consistently in 2012 as one of the top real estate recovery towns. Boise saw home values rise, the number of foreclosures & short sales decreases, overall home sales increased, and Build Idaho is predicting a 66% increase in new construction building permits.  Boise Idaho real estate provides many jobs and circulates a lot of money as people not only need new blinds for windows but also spend money on other goods and services in their local market.

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Boise Idaho Real Estate is one of the consistent topics at any water cooler around town. From rising home values and new subdivisions popping up across the valley, everyone want to be in the loop on the local real estate activity and newest trends.

Just remember, everyone is an expert! It is up to you to understand what it means and if there is any real actionable intelligence. The one mistake most everyone makes is trying to simplify the market into one simple statement. Real estate is a dynamic industry with many moving parts inlcuding new construction, re-sale homes, forclosures, short sales, property auctions and more. On top of that there is land values and developers creating new communities and for Boise the one factor that dominates the market is "In-Migration"

While the economy moves along and the job market evoloves from new businesses and growth, people are moving to Boise. It has become consistently recognized as one of the best places to live, owrk and play. This fact has therefore made Boise Real Estate a hot topic. People want to know who they, where they are from, why they chose this place and other insightful information about them.

A few of the overwhelming consistencies among these out of state buyers-

  • They have been visiting here for a while, and obviously loved it
  • They have family here
  • They are retired/ semi-retired
  • They have money
  • Majority are from California
  • Many were raised here and are moving back because to raise their kids here

The bigggest thing about Boise is lifestyle. There is so much to do right in Boise and within 20 minutes to 40 minutes there is exponentially more.The outdoor opportunities and cultural events make the Treasure Valley a wonderful place in Idaho. The foothills, rivers, desert, canyons, mountains and everything in between are just some of the reason people love the outdoors and it is just beyond most people's back door.

So why has real estate boomed here? There are many different answers and a few are listed here but one two conclusions can easily be made.

  1. People like what Boise is about. No one brags about the job market so the fact that the city is growing says there is more to it than a high dollar career. The stability of the city, four seasons, quality of life are all very important.
  2. People are happy here. As previously noted, lifestyle is important, especially if you are retiring. There are many things to do in the area that don't require more than the gas to get there. If you have a hobby like photography, fishing, biking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, hiking you are set!

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