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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, June 11, 2020

On Monday, June 8, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the United States economy was in a recession. The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent layoffs and stay-at-home orders caused a sharp decline in economic activity. With the recession in 2008 fresh in our minds, many people are fearing that there will be another housing crisis due to this recession. 

But that won't happen this time. Here’s why.

Posted by AndrewS at 6/12/2020 12:03:00 AM
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