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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

As a follow-up to our article about the steps in the underwriting process we posted earlier this week, we decided to write about some mistakes to avoid during the underwriting process so you don’t mess up the financing just weeks before closing on the house. You’ve come so close to buying a new home, so avoid these roadblocks.

Posted by AndrewS at 4/8/2021 3:46:00 AM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Now that the weather is warming up and the sun is out for more hours of the day, it is time to get out and enjoy that sunshine. Build Idaho's founder, Trey Langford, made a short video talking about 5 places to visit around Boise that are fun, affordable, and (most importantly) fun for everybody. Take a look.

Posted by AndrewS at 4/6/2021 2:50:00 AM
Friday, April 2, 2021

Loan underwriting is one of the final steps before closing a real estate transaction. If you were pre-approved for a loan beforehand (hopefully you were), you have already seen a simplified version of loan underwriting. Here is how loan underwriting works.

Posted by AndrewS at 4/3/2021 2:49:00 AM
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Everybody knows that Boise is one of the most popular places in America to move to, and even more people are moving here thanks to COVID-19. Because of the low housing supply, prices have gone up and affordably-priced homes are lacking. Build Idaho has gotten the inside scoop on how the Treasure Valley is going to tackle that problem.

Posted by AndrewS at 4/1/2021 9:35:00 PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

March 25th marks National Medal of Honor Day. This is a celebration and remembrance for our military service members who went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their country, and were rewarded with the nation’s highest honor. We wanted to show the medal of honor recipients who are living in Idaho, were born in Idaho, and who are buried in Idaho.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/26/2021 12:44:00 AM
Monday, March 22, 2021

As they say on Marketplace, NPR’s economics update segment, “Let’s do the numbers.” This market report will show how much Boise, Idaho and Idaho, in general, have grown since the beginning of 2020 and how our local real estate market has exceeded expectations in the face of the Coronavirus.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/23/2021 2:12:00 AM
Thursday, March 18, 2021

The purpose of this article is to provide as much information as possible about what it costs to build a new home in Boise, Idaho and the surrounding area. Information will include price per square foot, lot costs, home prices, and more. We will update this page every year with the most recent numbers.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/19/2021 3:38:00 AM
Monday, March 15, 2021

Heron River has made a name for itself as a sprawling, upscale community star that is bigger than the Star city center. Read on to learn about all of the amenities this subdivision has to offer its residents.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/16/2021 12:53:00 AM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

On March 4, 2021, Freddie Mac announced that interest rates have risen above 3% for the first time since July 2020. This has many buyers, lenders, and agents worried that it will bring a halt to the current real estate market. However, there are multiple reasons why this can actually be beneficial to buyers and shouldn’t be a surprise.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/10/2021 5:18:00 AM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Everybody knows that Boise and the Treasure Valley are growing quickly. So it helps to have a real estate company that is on the leading edge of new construction in the valley. Build Idaho has the scoop on two subdivisions that will begin development soon in Caldwell and Eagle.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/6/2021 2:09:00 AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Avimor is a luxury community in the foothills along Highway 55 north of Boise and Eagle. As you can see with our new aerial 360 drone footage, the newest phase of Avimor is being developed.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/5/2021 4:36:00 AM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

2020 saw home prices rise to nearly unprecedented levels as pent-up homebuyer demand was let out across the country. Idaho saw the highest increases in home prices and the lowest levels of inventory in the nation as thousands of people move to the state to get a piece of Idaho for themselves. As a result of rising home prices across the nation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it would raise the amount of money that qualified buyers could borrow in 2021.

Posted by AndrewS at 3/4/2021 12:14:00 AM
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
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

It’s everybody’s favorite time of the year: Tax Season. As it comes time to file your taxes for 2020, you can strongly leverage your homeownership on your taxes with many write-offs. Here is a list of 7 tax benefits that homeowners can claim.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/25/2021 1:34:00 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
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

In this new agent-hosted video, Build Idaho agent Spencer Southey talks to Jeff Allen of Executive Management Services about investing in single-family-and multi-family rental housing in the Treasure Valley.

Posted by AndrewS at 2/4/2021 12:46:00 AM
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