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Idaho Top Builders
Febrauary 2014 Report
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CBH Homes of Idaho
Corey Barton
Meridian, ID

Boise Hunter Homes
Jim Hunter
Eagle, ID


Brighton Homes of Idaho
Lars Hanson
Boise, ID

Berkeley Build Co.
Joe Atalla
Boise, ID
James Clyde Custom Homes
James Clyde
Eagle, ID

Tresidio Homes
Jon Hastings
Meridian, ID


Coleman Homes Idaho
Thomas Coleman
Meridian, ID


Hubble Homes of Idaho
Don Hubble
Meridian, ID


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Best Subdivisions
in 2013
Total New Homes Sold
Paramount Subdivision
Meridian, ID
Tuscany Subdivision
Pine Tree Village
Boise, ID
Hazelwood Village
Boise, ID
Harris Ranch
Boise, ID
Charter Pointe
Boise, ID
West Highlands
Middleton, ID
The Preserve
Eagle, ID
Spurwing Greens
Meridian, ID
Bridgetower Crossing
Meridian, ID
Stan's Homeplace
Boise, ID
River Heights at Barber Valley
Boise, ID

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Boise, Idaho

Visitors will enjoy all Boise, Idaho has to offer from numerous cultural events  including philharmonic orchestra, opera, ballet and theater companies to the Boise summer Shakespeare festival that features outdoor performances along the Boise River. The Gene Harris Jazz Festival and Art in the Park continue to be favorites among both Boise locals and visitors and there are plenty of museums and attractions to educate and entertain all ages.

Culture and entertainment mix nicely with the Boise's abundant outdoor recreation. Summer brings plenty of sunshine, perfect for a bike ride or a walk along Boise's 25-mile Greenbelt or a round of golf at one of the area's 12 beautiful courses. For those who like a bit more adventure, try mountain biking in Boise's foothills, floating the Boise River on an inflatable raft or tube, or whitewater rafting on the Payette River, just 45 minutes north of the city. In the winter, enjoy nordic skiing at Bogus Basin Mountain Resort or spend a day - or night - skiing or snowboarding the resort's groomed downhill trails. Boise's indoor ice-skating rink is open year-round.

Sports fans can enjoy Boise's professional athletic teams, including the Idaho Steelheads ECHL hockey, Boise Hawks baseball, Boise Burn Arena2 Football and the Idaho Stampede NBA D-League basketball. Les Bois Park features both thoroughbred and quarterhorse racing and simulcast racing and betting during the off-season.

Boise, Idaho's rare blend of urban amenities and outdoor recreation opportunities offers something for everyone.


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2016 Boise Idaho St Judes Dream Home

2016 St. Jude's Dream Home

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Subdivision: Reflection Ridge
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A guide for first-time home buyers

Pursuing the American Dream of Home Ownership is a big deal and many consider is a step into adulthood. And now millennials are joining the party—the average first-time home buyer in the U.S. is 31 years old. But before you buy, here are some things to do.

1. Assess your need

You don’t want to be buying a home just because you turned 31 or because your friends have started doing it. Determine whether it’s better for you to buy or rent at this time in your life. Think about your family and whether you have plans to marry or have children in the near future. Factor in your job and if it’s stable, whether you plan to stay long term or if you are itching to try something new. Make sure you are buying a home because you want to and you are ready at this time.

2. It's a Math Question

Many people focus on the down payment when they think about buying a home. Yes, the down payment is usually a large chunk of money. But there are other upfront costs you need to think about—taxes, property insurance and closing costs for example. Insurance rates and property taxes will vary by state so you’ll want to check on what it would be. Closing costs encompass many fees including origination, underwriting, appraisal and title insurance. It can add up to a surprisingly large number so it’s good to know it ahead of time.

3. Start Preparing in Advance

You’ll want to have all your documents ready to make the process go smoothly. In most cases, you will need government issued ID, a credit report (you can get free copies every year), a verification form from your employer, W-2 forms, federal tax returns and bank and asset statements. Some of these documents would also have helped you to figure out how financially ready you are to buy a home. For example, you want to make sure your credit is in great shape before you try to get a mortgage and pulling your credit reports can help you see where you stand. You can also check your credit scores for free using the Credit Report Card, a free tool that gives you grades on the major credit scoring factors so you know where you can improve your scores.

4. Go Shopping

A house is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make, so treat it like other large purchases. That means you want to shop around as you would for a car, TV or couch. It may be time consuming but it’s important to look at comparable homes in the area. You could work with a licensed real-estate agent or start your search online. You want to look at a variety of options to not only find the right one for you but to get a feel for the pricing in the area.

5. Step back and Be Prepared to Walk Away

If you aren't comfortable with the purchase, you may have to leave a near-perfect house for someone else to buy. Before you make this large of a purchase, you want to be sure you feel OK committing to a monthly mortgage payment.

New Subdivision resource
is a comprehensive list all the new subdivisions with vacant lots or new house for sale in Boise and surrounding Treasure Valley, Idaho. Subdivisions are displayed by MLS Area and categorized into lifestyle including Townhomes & Condominiums, Entry Level, Move-Up, Upgrade and Luxury Subdivisions. Each category lists lot sizes, lot prices and starting home values for those subdivisions. Community profiles are also available that include community amenities, HOA dues, schools, other information about the community and then view listings from the MLS for New Houses for Sale and Building Lots.

2015 is off to a strong start with new home construction. Home Values are rising which could slow the pace down but probably only for local buyers. Out of state buyers find Boise very affordable and love the lifestyle offered.

Tips to selecting a new subdivision

  1. Define your needs and priortize them: Location, Lot Size, Community Amenities, Schools, etc.
  2. Determine how much you can afford and stick to it.

Determining your selection criteria will help you quickly eliminate new communities that do not fit your criteria and narrow your search.

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Boise's Hottest Homes; Solitiude Custom Homes

Solitude Custom Homes
Subdivision: Legacy
Floorplan: The Azela

Boise Idaho Interior Design Fall 2016: Judith Balis

Boise Idaho Design Trends
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Subdivision: Antelope Springs

Custom Home in Lakemoor by Sherburne-Marrs

Subdivision: Lakemoor
Floorplan: The Kimberly

Custom Home in Mace River Ranch by Azure Properties

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Custom Home in Mace River Ranch
Subdivision: Mace River Ranch
Floorplan: Hiddenwood

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Subdivision: Spurwing
Floorplan: The Long Beach

2016 Boise Idaho St Judes Dream Home: Berkely Bulding Company

2016 St. Jude's Dream Home
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Floorplan: The Belmont

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Boise Idaho Overview

Most people did not know about Boise, Idaho until about ten years ago when the capital city and largest city in Idaho started consistently making the nations list of top places to Live, Work and Play. People started noticing businesses like Micron and HP as major innovators and the Boise State Broncos football team started winning games on the national stage in style. There are many reason people move to Boise from jobs to family but one theme everyone mentions is the LIFESTYLE! Spend a week exploring Treasure Valley and you will find this is a place you can feel safe living in and raising a family. Boise is also an affordable place to Live, Work and Play. Located along the Boise River and nestled against foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boise offers many outdoor activities to local residents, from skiing at Bogus Basin Ski Resort to biking on the Boise River Greenbelt to boating at nearby reservoirs. The Boise Valley has it all - desert, rivers, mountains and lakes for hiking, camping, kayaking, river rafting, hunting, fishing and many winter activities including snowmobiling. If you like the outdoors and open space, you will be immediately attracted to Boise, Idaho. Boise has numerous recreational opportunities including extensive hiking and biking in the foothills to the immediate north of downtown. and an extensive urban trail system called the Boise River Greenbelt that runs along the river from north Boise to Eagle. The Boise River itself is a common destination for fishing, swimming and rafting. You may also want to check out the Rivers to Ridges trail system. The climate is characterized as semi-arid with four distinct seasons. The summers can be hot and dry with mildly cold winters with fair amounts of snowfall. Rainfall is usually infrequent and light, averaging 1 inch (25mm) per month. March is the wettest month with an average of 1.41 inches (36mm), August is the driest month in Boise and spring and fall are generally temperate in Boise, ID.

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Caldwell Idaho Homes for Sale

Zip Codes: 83605, 83607

Caldwell Idaho Homes for Sale

Caldwell, Idaho is strong town in western Ada County. Several times Build Idaho has mentioned open spaces and a slower pace of life in outlying cities around Boise and here in Caldwell it is very true. It is also  family oriented place but the one thing that one will notice is that residents are proud to live here. Attend a Caldwell Chamber of Commercer luncheon and you will see just how strong a community it really is.

The city is best known for the College of Idaho and Caldwell Nights Rodeo.Simplot also has a long history and strong ties to this community. Drive through downtown Caldwell and you can see that this pioneer town is steeped in history.

Caldwell Idaho Homes for Sale, like other areas, offer an array of homes but one thing you will see a lot of across the Caldwell community is larger pieces of land with animals and gardens. Many people here have horses or a land for crops. You will also see many homes with ATV's. This would indicate a strong agricultural community as well as 4H. Visit the community fair and you will see this is very true. This is also a signal that Calwell has strong family values.

Caldwell homes offer some of the best values available as it is the furthest major town from Boise, but only about a 25 mile commute. If you are seeking this type of area, come visit Caldwell, Idaho and learn more about the homes for sale.

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Adorable. This charming house sits on quite corner lot & has RV parking. Inside, is large family rm with vaulted ceiling, & a large eating space that whole family can sit together. Adorable kitchen with huge bay windows, & breakfast bar. Master bd has own bath, & other two bedrms are side by side with 2nd bath. Subdivision is quite and well kept, with Skyway elem school less than half mile away. This is a great home for young family or great opportunity for investment. Don't let this one get away!
Bring the kids and toys. This home has all the room you need. From the 4 bedrooms to the 3 car garage. Fully functional island kitchen boasts black appliances, abundant matching cabinets, nice size pantry. Eating area open from kitchen features a slider to the fully fenced back yard. Designer paint colors throughout. Hardwood floors and ceiling fans. Spacious master includes large private bath with walk in closet. Great schools in Vallivue school district.
This beautiful 3 Bed, 2 Bath Split bedroom design is super clean and move in ready. Located in a desirable area of Caldwell. This open floor plan is sure to please..
2 bedroom beauty in SW Caldwell with easy access to the freeway. No CCR's with a fenced lot and room for RV/Boat parking. Great work space in the huge shop with electricity (110/220) attic. House was completely stripped down and remodeled 4 years ago-new HVAC system, furnace, and hot water heater. Quiet location with no back neighbors, enjoy your evenings on the back deck. Tiled shower/sink. 100 year metal roof. Call today to schedule your showing!
Welcome home to this single level, open floor plan with split bedrooms and three car garage! Large, open kitchen features maple cabinets with crown molding and includes refrigerator! Fully-fenced, spacious back yard with covered patio. Subdivision features a community pool! Washer and dryer also included. Don't miss it!
Check this one out!! Great country living 1 bed 1 bath home on amost 1/2 acre!! Clean, neat and tidy home with detached 2 car garage and an additional shed/shop with power. This one is priced to sell F-A-S-T.
Spacious home with newer interior paint, carpet and vinyl. Easy access to Valliivue High School, shopping, downtown, etc. Quiet neighborhood and easy maintenance home. Large culdesac lot with the ability to create what you want in the rear yard. There is a fenced irrigation canal between this home and the rear neighbors for even more elbow room. No sign on property yet .
Beautiful corner lot home with 3 car garage(2 & 1), back yard patio/BBQ area with gate to a walking path behind the home. Open concept. Green belt area across the street. LED lighting throughout the home. Front landscaping includes a bubbling water feature. Garden area in backyard. Home is well maintained.
Custom single level home on almost 1 acre. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, with office and large 3 car garage. Office does have a closet so possible 4 bedroom. Dual vanities in both bathrooms. New carpet, custom cabinets, hardwood floors, tiled utility room, and a wood stove! Full Kitchen remodel in 2013 including granite counters. No HOA or CC&RS means horses, goats, chickens, cows, etc. are ok. See county for any limits. Very rare to get an acre not in a sub.
Amazing investment .34 acre lot. Walking distance of Memorial Park, tennis courts and Fairview Golf Course. Would make a great first time home or rental especially with the accessory unit that has separate utilities. Accessory unit has 372 sf above grade and 240 sf below grade and is currently rented. Property has alley access at the rear and is zoned R2. Current zoning allows up to 3 units and a special use permit would allow up to 6 units. Earn income to cover expenses as you develop the property.
3 bedrooms/1bath Duplex. Has 1 leased unit & 1 Move-in Ready unit! Perfect investment opportunity with excellent rental history.
This home only - up to $12k promo! See sales specialist for details. The Sundance 2710 gives you all the room you need. The upstairs features four large bedrooms with a loft area. The main level boasts formal living and dining, with a large family room off the kitchen. A large open kitchen conveniently placed next to the laundry room and 5th bedroom round off a wonderful home that has everything. Price includes base price, lot, traditional elevation, 3rd bay, dual vanity, tech desk, and more. RCE-923
This home only - up to $10k promo! See sales specialist for details. The Westover 1845 leaves no space wasted, while satisfying every need. A spacious master bedroom with huge walk-in closet is separated from the other bedrooms providing the perfect retreat. Quick and easy access to the rest of the home with many options to create exactly the home you need. Price includes base price, lot, craftsman elevation, vaulted great room, 4th bedroom, 10x10 back patio, kitchen island, and more. RCE-923
Updated popular Mc Call floor plan with lots of rooms in Virginia Park sub. 4 bedrooms plus bonus room which can accommodate any use. New paint, new quality laminate flooring, new carpet, new stove, new garage opener. Other features include: Covered front porch, fenced yard, vaulted ceilings and more. Located in desirable location close to Hwy 20-26 with easy access to I-84 and work commute, services and Vallivue schools.
This home only - up to $12k promo! See sales specialist for details. The Sundance 2710 gives you all the room you need. The upstairs features four large bedrooms with a loft area. The main level boasts formal living and dining, with a large family room off the kitchen. A large open kitchen conveniently placed next to the laundry room and 5th bedroom round off a wonderful home that has everything. Price includes base price, lot, classic elevation, 3rd bay, fireplace, full sprinklers, and more. RCE-923
This Custom Home is a Must See! The home includes built-in bookshelves, home theater system with built-in surround sound, custom wood working, hardwood floors and a hidden room! Who hasn't wanted a hidden room? Call today and set up your appointment to see this 4 bedroom (4th also makes a great office) 2 bath, single level home with a 3 car garage and too many custom features to list.
Absolutely gorgeous property waiting for your dream home on almost 5 acres with incredible views of the Boise Front and Owyhee Mountains! This retreat is at the end of a cul-de-sac in the desirable Chaparral Ranch Subdivision & just minutes from Lake Lowell! Believed to be the last lot available in the sub, so don?t hesitate to drive by and get started on your Dream Home Retreat!
Very cute 4 bed/2 bath home has that 40?s flavor with hardwood, coved ceilings & built-ins. Full basement has new carpet and bedrooms have egress windows. Entire home has new interior paint and new vinyl windows. Garage/shop is dry wall finished with a gas furnace, large work benches. Shed has cement floor, power, and shelving. RV parking, covered patio and close to schools, library, shopping and downtown.
Beautiful home with tons of amenities in Vallivue School District! All new carpet, laminate wood-look flooring and upstairs vanities. Spacious entry opens to great room with vaulted ceiling and built-in plant shelves, which accents the open floor plan. Kitchen over looks great room and dining areas. Separate bonus room area off the dining room with half-bath. Large lot with extended back patio plus additional deck makes it great for entertaining! Vinyl siding, full fence, full U/G timed sprinklers.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1225sqft Single Level home in Caldwell with all the extras. New HVAC installed September 2016. Spacious living area with vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light. Roomy kitchen with plenty of storage space and built-in breakfast bar. A convenient split bedroom floor plan with open concept kitchen and living room. Good sized pantry area with built-in shelving. Covered patio, large cement patio around house. Full fencing, full landscaping, full auto sprinklers, storage shed.
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