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Boise Idaho Homes for Sale

Did you know that the Greater Boise area is comprised of desert, foothills, mountains, rives, lakes, and canyons. Within about 45 minutes of downtown, there are several cities and towns that have their own character and vibe. That being said, finding a house to buy is easier once we understand  lifestyle.

Local House Pricing Summary

  Existing Homes New Homes
N Boise $333,750 $551,000
NE Boise $392,500 $410,400
SE Boise $245,000 $304,900
Boise Bench $180,000 $217,351
SW Boise $223,000 $239,990
W Boise $183,000 $227,386
NW Boise $250,500 $320,627
Eagle $398,000 $415,523
Star $238,000 $318,900
S Meridian $294,000 $344,900
North Meridian $222,500 $320,298
Kuna $173,500 $231,666
N Nampa $159,000 $254,450
S Nampa $165,000 $231,142
N Caldwell $142,500 $167,682
S Caldwell $142,000 $193,448
Middleton $189,250 $245,000
*source Intermountain MLS

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The possibilities are vast- condominiums to farms, historical houses to brand new homes, homes near water or elevated with panoramic views. Get close to what you love most- hiking, biking, fishing or live far from it all.

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Boise Idaho Real Estate Market Snapshot

Review of Average Sales Prices by Quarter. Learn how prices have changed since 2006. The following charts track real estate values at their peak to the bottom of the market to the latest home value trends. People always want to understand the market and this is a great visual since the 2006 real estate boom .

Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Star-

Ada County Idaho Home Values

Caldwell, Nampa, Lake Lowell:

Canyon County Idaho Home Values

Home Values Source: Intermountain MLS
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The Home Buying Process


Episode 1: Knowing when you are ready
Buying vs Renting. Living within your budget. Are you and your partner on the same page?

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Episode 2: Mortgage Lending 101
Are you paying cash or will you need a mortgage?

Mortgage Calculater

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Episode 3: Your Search
What are your search requirements? What features are you looking for?

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Episode 4: The Offer
Making an offer, Negotating and going through the proper steps to get your house!

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Episode 5: Closing the Sale
Before you get the keys to your home you have to go through closing with a title company.

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Homes Just Listed for Sale in Boise Area

Properties 1-20 of 20
Quality built by Meadowbrook homes! Great curb appeal! Model hardwood,"Swing room" for formal dining/Den currently used as bedroom, 12ft ceilings, lots of windows, peninsula fireplace, beautiful cabinetry, craftsman accents, attention to detail! master on main level is spacious & accented w/ a tray ceiling & crown accents. Master bath offers corner soaker tub, separate shower, dual vanity. All the amenities you would expect in a quality home. Room for RV! Complete w/ full sprinklers & professional landscape
Arguably the nicest property in Pebble Crk subdv. Cute, clean, split bdrm floor plan, N facing backyard, RV parking easily created, garden space, AND NO SIDE or BACKYARD NEIGHBORS!! A true must see for your Buyer
Bring your buyers to this great 3 bed 2 bath single level home located in West Boise, near HP, schools, parks and the YMCA! Home features an east-facing backyard with a deck and a brand new roof!
Meticulously Manicured home boast giant RV garage 141442 with insulated walls for all your storage needs. Backyard patio has extended coverage, yard is fully fenced and landscaped. 96% efficiency furnace. 9ft ceilings throughout home including 2nd story. Huge Master bdrm w/ walk in closet. Walk in closets in bdrms through out. Double sided see-through fireplace into living area, Durafoam plush stain resistant 8lb. carpet pad, stainless steel appliances with double kitchen pantries. This house has it all.
Seller Transferred. Beautiful Vacant 4 bedroom 2.5 bath with gas fireplace extra large backyard with Patio. Stainless steel appliances, wood flooring Large whirlpool tub in master suite with separate shower. 3 car garage.
Delightful W Boise home only moments from the BTS Mall & Village Meridian offers an open concept & desired split bedroom design on a corner lot w/NO HOA's. This gem features: fresh interior & exterior paint, new luxury vinyl plank flooring, carpet/padding, light fixtures, toilets, blinds, updated cabinets & appliances. Oh, did we mention the RV parking is to die for & has it's own entrance? Bring your toys, there is an abundant amount of space. Includes 10x12 sgedm HW & HVAC Svc Plan are transferable.
This is .43 Acres lot. All sewer and water are to the site. access is right off of 5 Mile. Their are no CCR or HOA, but it is a residential zoning. ( Check with the City of Boise on use). This land can be Subdivided again, if you do a zoning change to R1-B or 9000 sf minimum lot sizes. Best to purchase both parcels to do a plat. Current zoning will allow a duplex.
Bring your toys, Build a big shop, Great location and close to everything! No CCR or HOA, This property could be split again into a small plat. The City of Boise said you would have to rezone to R1-B and then plat it into 9000 sf lots. Great Location and Sewer and Water subbed into the property
The Harrison by Biltmore is a gorgeous, well-designed home that offers a split bedroom floorplan, main level master suite with gorgeous bath, dual vanities, stand-alone soaker tub and tiled walk-in shower, a separate office off the entry and a spacious kitchen with quartz counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel Bosch appliances, including a double oven & large pantry - perfect for entertaining! Upstairs you'll find a huge bonus room, full bedroom & bathroom. Located in the new community of Hillsdale Park.
The Fairbanks ~ by Biltmore Co is a beautiful 2 story home with all the bedrooms plus the laundry room upstairs. This home features a spacious great room with a lovely corner fireplace that opens to the kitchen and dining area, large kitchen with alder cabinetry, gorgeous quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a large pantry. The master suite includes dual vanities and a spacious walk~in closet. Separate main~floor den/office off the entry. Located in the new community of Hillsdale Park...
The Sawtooth by Biltmore Co. is a beautiful two-story home in the outstanding community of BridgeTower West. This well-designed home features an elegant, main-level master suite, a separate office, great room with a corner fireplace and a large upstairs bonus room. High quality finishes throughout including hardwood flooring, quartz kitchen counters with lovely European-style knotty alder cabinetry, double oven and a huge walk-in pantry. Community pool, clubhouse and walking paths.
Stunning single level in a well-established neighborhood with great freeway access. This split bedroom home sits on a corner lot with RV parking and has an over-sized 3 car garage. It is a former parade home built by River Wood Builders and has tons of upgrades. Warm up this winter with the efficient gas stove. The exterior was painted this summer and the AC was replaced in 2014. The spacious backyard has a covered patio, extended paver patio, water feature, storage shed and low maintenance yard.
The Brookside by Biltmore offers a great floor plan with a convenient main floor master suite with walk-in shower, dual sinks, separate tub & huge walk-in closet. Other features include a large kitchen with over-sized pantry & Bosch stainless steel appliances, spacious great room with a cozy corner gas fireplace, office/den off the entry, utility sink in laundry room & a large covered patio. Three large bedrooms upstairs plus a bonus room or 5th bedroom. Located in the new community of Hillsdale Park.
Laundrymat business located at 4008 is an established business and includes all equipment. Neighborhood location on a high traffic street - 21,297 VPD (7/2016) Also Available are the two adjoining lots (4002 & 3940 Overland). If sold seperately, laundry at 4008 must be sold prior to the two adjoining lots (4002 & 3940). See listing #98673795 for adjoining lots.
Two lots on Overland for commercial, Zoned City of Boise C2-D. Neighborhood location on a high traffic street - 21,297 VPD (7/2016) Adjacent Laundrymat business at 4008 is also available and is an established business and includes all equipment. If sold seperately, laundry at 4008 must be sold prior to these two adjoining lots (4002 & 3940). See listing #98673793 for laundrymat listing.
Corner lot cutie!! New metal roof & steel siding. Tons of storage with two sheds (one with power). Garden space & RV Parking.
Fully remodeled within the last couple years, this home sits in beautiful SE Boise on almost a third of an acre with large private back yard and mature trees. Close to shopping, dining, and many outdoor activities. Ten minutes away from Lucky Peak and only five minutes from Downtown Boise. Within walking distance of the Boise Green Belt. Located in a quiet neighborhood. No HOA's!
A rare find, perfect condo with views in great location only 5 min from downtown. Balcony w amazing views of courtyard/lawn with ponds, fountains, even a view of foothills. Spacious 2 bed/2 full bath, great natural light, large rooms, beautiful laminate flooring, separate living/family rooms, gas fireplace, updated kitchen w granite, subway tile, new gas range, bar seating, new sink faucet & fixtures, laundry in unit, quiet complex, yet very close to amenities, easy access to freeway & lots of shopping.
Property is an estate of deceased with trustee -- very well maintained and ready to move into - 14x24 covered patio
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEW CONSTRUCTION in the heart of Boise. This 3 bed 3 bath home leaves you wanting for nothing. Open floor plan includes 9' ceilings, fully cased windows, custom tiled shower, granite counter tops, engineered hardwood flooring, bedroom ceiling fans, tiled bathroom & laundry room floors, floor to ceiling windows in great room w/gas fireplace. Completely landscaped front and backyard with sprinkler system and fenced yard. The patio area offers a great place to relax at the end of the day.
Properties 1-20 of 20
10 Tips to Buying a Home You Can Enjoy

1. If you can't stay put, don't move
If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a several years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, it's an even worse proposition.

2. Get Your Credit and Finances aligned so you can get a loan
Since you most likely will need to get a mortgage to buy a house, you must make sure your credit history is as clean as possible. A few months before you start house hunting, get copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you discover.

3. Buy Something you can afford to enjoy
The general rule of thumb is that you should aim for a house that costs about 2½ times your annual salary.  Try Build Idaho's mortgage calculator to get a better estimate on how your income, debts, and expenses affect what you can afford.

4. Many banking institutions require 20 percent down,but others don't so you may still qualify for a loan.
There are a variety of public and private lenders who, if you qualify, offer low-interest mortgages that require a small down payment.

5. Search for homes in a good school district
In most areas, this advice applies even if you don't have school-age children. Reason: When it comes time to sell, you'll learn that strong school districts are a top priority for many home buyers, thus helping to boost property values.

6. Get a professional Real Estate Agent to help
The Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings, most new buyers (and many more experienced ones) are better off using a professional agent. Look for an exclusive buyer agent, if possible, who will have your interests at heart and can help you with strategies during the bidding process.

7. Mortgage Points vs Interest Rates
When picking a mortgage, you usually have the option of paying additional points -- a portion of the interest that you pay at closing -- in exchange for a lower interest rate. If you stay in the house for a long time -- say three to five years or more -- it's usually a better deal to take the points. The lower interest rate will save you more in the long run.

8. Get pre-approved
Getting pre-approved will you save yourself the grief of looking at houses you can't afford and put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house. Not to be confused with pre-qualification, which is based on a cursory review of your finances, pre-approval from a lender is based on your actual income, debt and credit history.

9. Do your homework before bidding
Your opening bid should be based on the sales trend of similar homes in the neighborhood. So before making it, consider sales of similar homes in the last three months. If homes have recently sold at 5 percent less than the asking price, you should make a bid that's about eight to 10 percent lower than what the seller is asking.

10. Home Inspection
Sure, your lender will require a home appraisal anyway. But that's just the bank's way of determining whether the house is worth the price you've agreed to pay. Separately, you should hire your own home inspector, preferably an engineer with experience in doing home surveys in the area where you are buying. His or her job will be to point out potential problems that could require costly repairs down the road.

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