2022 Boise Idaho Real Estate Blog

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Jun 08

Our most recent blog talked about how the market is shifting and how it is no cause for concern. Rather, we are seeing the inventory increase and the real estate market start to get a little healthier. We dug up some more data on how and why this is happening and explained why this is healthy for the market, but not the first signs of a crash 


Jun 06

One of the biggest topics in real estate right now is if the market is shifting. While we are seeing the beginnings of a shift, there are important factors to look at to understand why the real estate market is behaving like it is. And, no, the market isn’t going to crash.


Apr 25

For Perspective:

Todd has been waiting for over two years for the market to shift. He decided to rent because he feels houses were over-priced. Unfortunately, the market that people have been predicting to shift since 2015 is still strong. Is renting a good idea while you wait for home prices to come down?


Mar 14

Build Idaho researched which subdivisions between Ada County & Canyon County sold the most homes in 2021, including median prices. Check out the results.


Feb 07

Review total home sales and the median price of homes sold in new subdivisions in Boise Bench and SE Boise areas.


Feb 07

Build Idaho is updating new subdivisions in the Treasure Valley with our annual report of the top-selling communities in 2021. Check them out!


Jan 18

Builders took down over 4,800 building lots in 2021 so developers are going to need to develop more land to meet current demand.


Jan 15

How many homes have sold in Boise, Idaho? Build Idaho breaks down how many homes sold across Treasure Valley, including a year-over-year comparison of 2021 vs 2020.


Jan 14

Real estate is a popular topic at the water cooler. There are stories we share, the news we hear, and our own perception of how Boise home prices are changing. Here is the data to compare what actually happened.


Jan 13

Spring is often the busiest time of year for real estate. Warmer weather, lengthening daylight hours, and approaching summer vacations lead to higher traffic. However, we have 4 reasons advocating why listing your home at the tail end of winter (the slower season) is a great way to get ahead of the curve.


Dec 10

What is the first thing a buyer will look for when looking at homes for sale? The price. From there, buyers will then look at the details of the home: beds, baths, square footage, amenities, etc. Your agent is the person who makes the crucial decision for how to price your home. Here is what goes into pricing your home to fetch dop dollar.


Nov 23

As a buyer in a heated seller’s market like in the Boise area, standing out is critical. As homes receive multiple offers, it becomes even more imperative to catch the eye of the sellers and their agent. Here are 4 strategies you can use to help your offer rise to the top of the pile.


Nov 03

Purchasing a home is anything but a straightforward process, especially for those who are buying for the first time. There are a number of pitfalls that you can run into, and by avoiding the first-time homebuyer mistakes listed below, your transaction will go much more smoothly.


Oct 07

There are a number of features that buyers want in a contemporary home. Aside from lifestyle and the desire for a greater room, what homebuyers look for also includes the ability to grow their equity while being able to start a family. Below are lists of lesser-known features that are just as pertinent.


Sep 22

The temperatures are coming down from the hot days of summer. As leaves start to turn bright colors, sweaters and jackets come out, and decor turns to pumpkins, it is quick;y becoming an amazing time to sell your home. We are still riding the wave of this ultimate seller’s market, so you can still take full advantage of it after the summer buying rush. Here is how.


Aug 18

The real estate market in Boise (and the country at large) has been absolutely bonkers in the last 18 months. Home values are rising quicker than ever, mortgage rates are the lowest in history, and buyer interest is through the roof. As a result, there are many prospective buyers who have been caught out as prices rise—especially first-time homebuyers. So how do the buyers with historically the fewest funds compete? We compiled a strategy to put first-time homebuyers in the best position to compete in this market.


Jul 29

Home values in Idaho and across the country have soared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic-fuelled real estate boom. Now that we are halfway through 2021, we gathered some of the most important numbers to see how they have changed since the pandemic started last March.


Jul 23

Build Idaho was recently featured by RealTrends for its performance in helping people buy and sell homes in the Boise area in 2020. These rankings are of the top 1,000 agents and teams in the country, and Build Idaho is near the top!


Jul 15

The appraisal is an important part of the home buying process because it shows the buyer and their lender how much the home is actually worth. But as home prices continue to rise, the gap between home values and their appraised values grows. What does this mean for buyers and sellers?


Jul 07

One of the central questions in real estate is: “How much house can I afford?”. Since what you can afford sets the standard for the homes you can search for and reasonably buy, we have a short list of 4 questions to ask yourself to be realistic about your home buying goals.


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