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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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.

Posted by AndrewS at 10/7/2021 3:30:00 AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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.

Posted by AndrewS at 9/22/2021 3:19:00 AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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.

Posted by AndrewS at 8/18/2021 3:35:00 AM
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
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 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
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
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