Boise Idaho Home Builders

Boise Idaho Home Builders

There are about a hundred active builders in Boise, based on building permits and new home sales. In 2022, the median price of a new home was $669,950, which was just over $308/per square foot.

If you are looking for a new home, it is probably good advice in this market not to lock in a builder too early as building lots may be tied a builder, which eliminates you from bringing your own.

Top Boise Builders

Build Idaho researches the real estate market and is glad to share. The following chart ranks builders by total new homes sold in 2022 and lists the median price of homes for each builder.

New Homes Sold Median Price
Blackrock Homes 66 $611,850
Boise Hunter Homes 64 $1,171,125
Hubble Homes 63 $373,900
CBH Homes 61 $514,900
Hayden Homes 51 $532,195
Avimor 42 $872,000
Tresidio Homes 38 $440,950
Brighton Homes 20 $890,950
Core Building Co. 15 $1,130,000
Toll Brothers Idaho 14 $845,340

Types of Home Builders:

  1. Production Builders
    These companies build the same floorplans over and over. They can build efficiently and have systems in place to create quality consistencies. Normally, these builders offer many upgrades, which cost a premium. Their business model is based on a streamlined process, therefore the client experience may not be as personal.
  2. Semi-Custom Builders
    These builders also have floorplans that clients may select from but modifications and personalizations are allowed. Clients have more say in finishes as well as amenities. The builder is more hands-on, even if they have superintendents on job sites during construction.
  3. Custom Home Builders
    A true custom home builder builds each home uniquely for each client. Price and size do not determine if they are a custom builder. Most builders consider themselves custom builders, but the reality is that very few are truly custom home builders. Custom home construction is where you purchase a lot, design the home, and hire a builder. This is the most expensive way to build a home.

What to know about Boise Custom Builders

  • It is best to understand your options before selecting a custom builder or a building lot. If you select a builder first, you may find it hard to find a lot where you can bring your own builder. If you select a lot first, it may be tied to a builder that you have to work with.
  • Hire someone you trust. You are going to spend a lot of money and depending on the size and complexity of your home, up to 18 months with them! You need someone that communicates well and will meet your expectations for.
  • Most builders will tell you that they are custom builders but don't take their word for it. Interview past clients and check recent homes completed.
  • Get it in writing. Assuming something will happen in the timeframe expected is a lot to ask of a busy person. Communication and setting expectations will create clarity for everyone.
  • Take care of the people that are building your home including the sub-contractors so that they want to do their best for you. Also, when you need a favor, they feel obligated to help you.

Building Permits

Build Idaho has tracked local residential single-family permits since 2005. This chart provides good insights into new construction activity as well as the growth of Treasure Valley.

Boise Idaho Home Building Permit Chart

New Homes for Sale by Boise Home Builders June 17, 2024
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