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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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.

Posted by AndrewS at 7/29/2021 12:51:00 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

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!

Posted by AndrewS at 7/23/2021 4:00:00 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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?

Posted by AndrewS at 7/15/2021 2:21:00 AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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.

Posted by AndrewS at 7/7/2021 4:10:00 AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

At this point, everybody knows that home values have gone up across the country, especially in Idaho. And once again, Idaho leads the country with the largest year-over-year home equity gains thanks to these rising home values.

Posted by AndrewS at 7/1/2021 2:38:00 AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Renting versus buying: the eternal question of how to pay for where you live. After watching the real estate market take off with few signs of slowing down, it has left a lot of people wondering if it is worth it to stop renting and buy a house. We have some recent facts and figures to potentially help you make your decision.

Posted by AndrewS at 6/30/2021 2:13:00 AM
Monday, May 17, 2021

It’s not new news that the real estate market in the United States has been insane in the last 12 months with unparalleled buyer interest causing price increases and making the housing shortage more dire. Idaho is no exception and has been a national leader in all of these criteria. So how do buyers succeed in such a tight seller’s market? Patience.

Posted by AndrewS at 5/18/2021 2:42:00 AM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

There is one over-arching question when it comes to deciding where to live: rent or buy? For many people, it makes sense to rent due to financial, employment, or lifestyle reasons. Buying a home is seen as more of a long-term solution for people who want to put down roots in a beloved city, and maybe start or grow a family. Being a homeowner also comes with benefits that are inaccessible to renters. Here are the top 4 reasons why owning a home is so financially powerful.

Posted by AndrewS at 5/12/2021 11:42:00 PM
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The question of how long it takes to sell a home is a common question, so we have provided an average timeline below.

Posted by AndrewS at 10/15/2020 3:31:00 AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Homeowners who are on the fence about selling their home, this article is for you. The most important takeaway is: now is the perfect time to sell your home, because sellers have the power in the current market. Here’s why:

Posted by AndrewS at 8/20/2020 1:10:00 AM
Friday, August 7, 2020

Just a few months ago when COVID-19 lockdowns were imposed across the United States, many parts of the economy slowed down, people lost their jobs, and many people didn't leave their homes. As restrictions have lifted, one industry has seen a faster nationwide recovery than expected: real estate.

Posted by AndrewS at 8/7/2020 11:53:00 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Boise, Idaho has become very popular, and Eagle seems to be one of the favorite communities for out of state home buyers and local residents.

Posted by tlangford at 7/9/2020 3:14:00 AM
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Two cities in Idaho were in the top 25 Hottest Real Estate Markets in the United States in March 2020. Check them out here!

Posted by AndrewS at 6/17/2020 11:55:00 PM
Monday, June 15, 2020

Check out the latest Boise Idaho Real Estate Trends. It may be hard to believe that during a pandemic and large unemployment stats that home sales in Boise would remain strong. But they are actually very strong.

Posted by tlangford at 6/15/2020 10:00:00 PM
Monday, May 4, 2020

I am not an economist and I don't predict the future but I do have some thoughts to share!

Posted by tlangford at 5/5/2020 12:13:00 AM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Lots of interesting developments in the local real estate market. We have been tracking a couple of trends, check it out!

Posted by tlangford at 4/8/2020 7:34:00 PM
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