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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

When living outside of the bustling urban centers on rural land or in the mountains, it is most likely that your home is attached to a well water system instead of the municipal sewer system. Often it is because the well is easier to tap into than to run a sewer line all the way out into the boonies. 

Posted by AndrewS at 2/3/2021 5:04:00 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
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
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Not sure what to do this holiday season in Boise, Idaho? We have got you covered! Find all kinds of activities in our 2020 Christmas and Holiday Guide.

Posted by tlangford at 12/16/2020 1:32:00 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 buying luxury real estate. Here are some of his tips for buying million-dollar houses.

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
Monday, November 9, 2020

Across the country (and especially here in Boise) pent-up buyer demand from the COVID-19 pandemic has been unleashed on the housing market. Record high demand coupled with record low inventory and interest rates has created a seller’s market where bidding wars have become the norm. Here are our tips for how to prepare and have the best chance of winning a bidding war.

Posted by AndrewS at 11/10/2020 6:03:00 AM
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
Thursday, October 22, 2020

A home inspection is one of the most vital parts of selling and buying a home. Buyers want to make sure the roof won’t leak and all of the plumbing works properly. Sellers want to catch any problems that will potentially bring down the value of the house or will turn buyers away. This is where a home inspection comes in. When you get the inspector’s report back, are there some things you have to fix before putting your home on the market? Absolutely.

Posted by AndrewS at 10/23/2020 3:57:00 AM
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

If you have kids, they are one of the biggest factors to consider when purchasing a new home (if not the number one factor). Whether you need another bedroom or more space to play, there are plenty of reasons to consider the needs of your children when deciding to move. Even if you don't have kids, your neighbor’s kids can have an influence on where you live (in a very positive way).

Posted by AndrewS at 10/21/2020 5:21:00 AM
Friday, October 16, 2020

Homeownership is part of the American Dream, and it’s important that everyone gets the opportunity to take part in it, especially our veterans. VA loans have been a fantastic and attainable way for former military members and their families to move into a home since 1944. Here is how VA loans work.

Posted by AndrewS at 10/17/2020 1:01:00 AM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, Mad Swede Brewing in Boise is combining its Scandanavian-inspired roots with Halloween fun and socially-distanced, COVID-19-safe activities. To celebrate the release of their spooky autumn seasonal beer, Helhest Oat Ale, Mad Swede has created an outdoor haunted house. This is a unique event running through Halloween that you don't want to miss. Read on for more details.

Posted by AndrewS at 10/16/2020 3:08:00 AM
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