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Thursday, February 25, 2021

When it comes to anything involving a loan, one of the most important facets is the down payment. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. Being able to put money forward is one of the best ways to show the seller that your offer is genuine. However, there are some pervasive myths about real estate down payments that are false or only half-truths. This article aims to show these myths and bust them.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/26/2021 1:57:00 AM
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

When people think about luxury living in the Boise Foothills, they will often point to Arrowhead Canyon.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/24/2021 5:47:00 AM
Monday, February 22, 2021

When you are buying a home, the most common area of negotiation is the listing price. In a hot, competitive market like Boise where homes receive multiple offers (many over asking price), negotiating is done beyond the sticker price. Here are 5 places to negotiate aside from the listing price.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/23/2021 1:52:00 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Get a bird's-eye view of the new Adams Ridge subdivision plot in Nampa, Idaho with Build Idaho's exclusive 360-degree aerial drone view.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/17/2021 3:56:00 AM
Friday, February 5, 2021

A home inspection is a vital part of the real estate process. It provides you with necessary information about the current state of the house, as well as any recommended actions to take in order to fix or improve the house. Buyers use them to help learn as much as they can about the property when they aim to purchase it. It is also common for sellers to use inspections to learn what needs to be fixed before they put it on the market.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/6/2021 12:44:00 AM
Thursday, February 4, 2021

COVID-19 and 2020 were a paradox. A new and novel virus spread quickly around the world leading to shutdowns, layoff, stay-at-home orders, and an economic recession. After the initial shock and awe period, the housing market started to explode around the country, especially in Idaho—spurned forward by rock-bottom interest rates. Since then, the housing market has taken off. Now that COVID vaccines are beginning to be distributed, this is how we see the effects playing out.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/5/2021 4:54:00 AM
Thursday, January 28, 2021

We have a new listing coming soon in Nampa, Idaho. We have a new video and virtual tour to view!

Posted by AndrewS at 1/29/2021 3:56:00 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Getting a loan in the easiest way for somebody to buy a home. As with any loan, you need a down payment to act as assurance for paying on the loan and to help reduce your monthly mortgage payments. The rule of thumb for a down payment is to put down 20%, but that is often not a feasible amount for most buyers. This is where down payment assistance programs come in. These programs that allow home buyers to put down less than the usual 20% and get into a home faster and easier.

Posted by AndrewS at 1/28/2021 3:16:00 AM
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Build Idaho is based in Boise and is focused on the Boise-area real estate market. But this North Idaho luxury listing is too interesting to not talk about. It looks straight out of a fairy tale book and sits on 30 acres on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille.

Posted by AndrewS at 1/27/2021 12:09:00 AM
Monday, January 25, 2021

They say that you shouldn't toot your own horn, but we believe that we should highlight everything Build Idaho brings to our clients, as well as everyone that is interested in buying or selling real estate in the Boise area. This incredible value is what will help you have an amazing real estate experience working with our team of real estate agents.

Posted by AndrewS at 1/26/2021 1:37:00 AM
Monday, January 18, 2021

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that everything in your house works for a long period of time, and cost efficient. As technology improves, both energy efficiency and product sustainability increase. Today, there are numerous ways to add green, sustainable technology to our house, to make it more environmentally friendly, and to reduce your utility bills.

Posted by AndrewS at 1/19/2021 6:34:00 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

It’s common knowledge that a home is one of the most expensive purchases a person will lake in their life. Because homes are more expensive than most anything else, a mortgage is the main way that people are able to buy one. Since the real estate market in the Boise area is incredibly hot, do all you can to improve your chances of getting approved for a loan with these 6 proven tips.

Posted by AndrewS at 1/13/2021 7:57:00 AM
Monday, December 7, 2020

Normally, home searches and home purchases all slow down as the weather cools off in winter. After breaking multiple records this year, the housing market across the country—especially the Boise real estate market—looks poised to stay hot as temperatures dip below freezing.

Posted by AndrewS at 12/8/2020 5:17:00 AM
Thursday, December 3, 2020

In today’s video, Trey talks with Build Idaho real estate agent and 2019 Rookie of the Year, Michelle Penick, about what it takes to be a local expert in today’s fast-paced real estate market.

Posted by AndrewS at 12/4/2020 5:28:00 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mike Butler is a real estate agent with Build Idaho. In today's video, Mike talks about what he has learned about helping clients buy and sell homes that are more than $1 million. With 22 years of real estate experience, Mike has learned everything there is to know about luxury real estate

Posted by AndrewS at 11/26/2020 3:01:00 AM
Monday, November 16, 2020

As promised in Friday’s blog, here are the real estate market snapshots for Gem and Elmore Counties from the Boise Regional Realtors measured from October 2019 to October 2020.

Posted by AndrewS at 11/17/2020 1:00:00 AM
Friday, November 13, 2020

The Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) recently released the real estate market report for October 2020. This report covers housing market updates from October 2019 to October 2020 for Ada, Canyon, Elmore, and Gem Counties. This blog will focus on the Ada and Canyon County reports. Monday’s blog will focus on the Gem and Elmore County reports.

Posted by AndrewS at 11/14/2020 12:23:00 AM
Thursday, November 12, 2020

We wrote a blog earlier about the basics of VA loans and how they work. This addition is about tips for veterans using VA loans to have better success and make the home buying process a little smoother. These are VA loan-specific tips to pay attention to in addition to the regular home search and home buying tips.

Posted by AndrewS at 11/12/2020 10:47:00 PM
Friday, November 6, 2020

Buying a home is simultaneously daunting and exciting, especially for first-time buyers. A home is a lot of money, and it is hard to come up with those funds to pay for a home in cash. That’s why most homeowners in the country get a mortgage loan. Whether you’ve bought a home in the past or are a first-time buyer, we created this 8-step checklist for getting a home loan.

Posted by AndrewS at 11/7/2020 12:46:00 AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

BridgeTower West is a sprawling upscale community in northwest Meridian that epitomizes the phrase “Location, location, location”.

Posted by AndrewS at 11/5/2020 3:50:00 AM
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