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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 easy but mtaching it to your lifestyle is what makes the Treasure Valley a fantastic place to live!

Local Home Values Overview

  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
*source Intermountain MLS

You Define the Priorities for Your Home Search

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.

Build Idaho offers the most extensive searches combined with the area's leading professional real estate services. When you need us or are ready to get started, Contact Us.

 

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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
Review detailed report and analysis on Boise Area Home Values

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When you work with a team of experienced professionals, it is an easy transition. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for or work with a builder to build your home..

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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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