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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
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
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, 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
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, 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
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
Monday, October 12, 2020

Finding the right location to buy properties is one of the biggest headaches of property investors. Identifying an area with the perfect combination of high demand for rental properties, moderately priced homes and high prospect for value appreciation is surprisingly difficult. If you have been looking for such a location, this article has just the place for you.

The state of Idaho in the Pacific Northwest of the United States has some of the most lucrative locations for buying investment properties in the country. Many areas of the state meet all the important criteria that savvy real estate investors look for in a viable location.

Five Star Management in Pocatello, Idaho shares a few of the reasons why Idaho is such a great real estate investment location and why you should be thinking of investing here.

Posted by AndrewS at 10/13/2020 12:19:00 AM
Friday, October 2, 2020

Trey Langford with Build Idaho Reviews top three reasons that make Boise a great place to move to.

Posted by tlangford at 10/2/2020 9:16:00 PM
Monday, September 14, 2020

Once again, WalletHub’s real estate data analysis shows love for Boise, ranking it as the best real estate market in the nation.

Posted by AndrewS at 9/15/2020 2:07:00 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2020

As people flock to Idaho from around the country (primarily from the west coast), Boise and the surrounding metro area has become one of the hottest places to live in America. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic creating opportunities for remote work, even more people are leaving large cities and moving to Idaho. As more people move to the area, home buyers are looking to buy homes in the smaller surrounding towns and cities. These areas are poised for large growth in terms of population and new home construction. Many of them have large lots that are perfect for building custom homes.

Posted by AndrewS at 9/11/2020 3:56:00 AM
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Normally, economic downturns are not helpful for real estate. This current recession that was brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak has bucked that trend. Real estate is hot, and that includes land.

Posted by AndrewS at 9/9/2020 3:34:00 AM
Friday, September 4, 2020

So you’ve found your perfect house and want to make an offer. But how do you prove to the seller that your offer is serious? In a competitive real estate market, sellers tend to favor potential buyers who use a show of good faith that the deal won’t fall through.

This is where earnest money comes in.

Posted by AndrewS at 9/5/2020 12:31:00 AM
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