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Jan 28

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.


Jan 27

Build Idaho is based in Boise and is focused on the Boise-area real estate market. But this North Idaho luxury listing is too interesting to not talk about. It looks straight out of a fairy tale book and sits on 30 acres on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille.


Jan 26

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.


Jan 19

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that everything in your house works for a long period of time, and cost efficient. As technology improves, both energy efficiency and product sustainability increase. Today, there are numerous ways to add green, sustainable technology to our house, to make it more environmentally friendly, and to reduce your utility bills.


Jan 13

It’s common knowledge that a home is one of the most expensive purchases a person will lake in their life. Because homes are more expensive than most anything else, a mortgage is the main way that people are able to buy one. Since the real estate market in the Boise area is incredibly hot, do all you can to improve your chances of getting approved for a loan with these 6 proven tips.


Dec 08

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.


Dec 04

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.


Nov 26

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


Nov 17

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.


Nov 14

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.


Nov 12

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.


Nov 10

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.


Nov 07

Buying a home is simultaneously daunting and exciting, especially for first-time buyers. A home is a lot of money, and it is hard to come up with those funds to pay for a home in cash. That’s why most homeowners in the country get a mortgage loan. Whether you’ve bought a home in the past or are a first-time buyer, we created this 8-step checklist for getting a home loan.


Nov 05

BridgeTower West is a sprawling upscale community in northwest Meridian that epitomizes the phrase “Location, location, location”.


Oct 23

A home inspection is one of the most vital parts of selling and buying a home. Buyers want to make sure the roof won’t leak and all of the plumbing works properly. Sellers want to catch any problems that will potentially bring down the value of the house or will turn buyers away. This is where a home inspection comes in. When you get the inspector’s report back, are there some things you have to fix before putting your home on the market? Absolutely.


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