2020 BOISE IDAHO REAL ESTATE BLOG
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May 20

Your kitchen is one of the best selling points for a house. It is also a place that you will spend a lot of time in while you are living there. Cooking, cleaning, entertaining, playing games, and helping the kids with homework all happen in the kitchen. If you think your kitchen needs an upgrade or update, consider one of these five options that are cheap and will have a great Return on Investment (ROI) when it comes time to sell.


May 19

Take a virtual driving tour of the high-end Bainbridge subdivision in Meridian that sits on the south side of Chinden Blvd between Black Cat Road and Ten Mile Road.


May 16

Without a doubt, buying a house is the largest and most expensive purchase you will ever make. Beyond the listing price, what does it actually cost to buy a home? This article will break down what costs to factor in. 


Apr 01

Take another look at the Lilac Springs subdivision in Eagle. Get an on-the-ground of this new subdivision with our guided community tour.


Mar 26

When you are looking at a house, there are plenty of things to consider before you buy. What’s the neighborhood like? Is the yard big enough? Is there enough storage? What appliances are in the house? The list goes on and on. But, here are a few things you don’t have to worry about when you are considering a house.


Mar 24

In the wake of the spread of the coronavirus (COVD-19), the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released flash studies about buyer and seller behavior. Here is what they found and how Build Idaho and Full Sail Real Estate are working to ensure a safe, healthy, and efficient, home buying and selling process.

The first survey was released on March 9th and the follow-up on March 19th. Between these two surveys, there has been a shift in national real estate trends that are also reflected here in the Boise area.

The findings say:

“While the majority of sellers aren’t yet removing their homes from the market, they are changing their behavior around showings.

When the survey was first launched on March 9, 81% of the agents surveyed said their sellers had no interest in removing their homes from the market. By March 19, that number dropped to 61%, with 16% of sellers actually taking steps to stop marketing their homes.”

Despite this drop, the vast majority of sellers are keeping their homes on the market. In doing so, their home stands out in a shrinking pool of listings, meaning it is more likely to get seen and sold. In addition, agents report that sellers are changing their behaviors when it comes to showings. Most notably, there are pushes for hand washing before and after showings, to the use of hand sanitizer, and removing shoes before entering the house. Another behavior change is not shaking hands. Introductions and hand waving or even a friendly elbow bump are becoming the norm (elbow bumps are a hygienic way to inject some humor into the situation).

How we help you more than anyone else.

One large change is the cancelling of open houses. At Build Idaho and Full Sail Real Estate, we offer fully digital showings of all houses using state-of-the-art Matterport 360 home tours. Using 3D imaging and high-definition photography, you can tour a house on your computer with the clarity of actually being there.

We also offer 360 degree aerial drone pictures for many listings and neighborhoods, so you can see more than just the house. Our community tours take you on a guided tour of some of the top subdivisions without leaving your home. When you are ready to schedule a tour, we offer live video tours where the agent will use FaceTime to stream the video with you live and walk through the home like a regular tour.

Here's what you should do if you want to see a property via live video tour.

  1. Identify property/properties that match your pre-qualified buyer's criteria.
  2. Coordinate times with the real estate agent so that they are available for FaceTime/ Video calls, if doing a live tour.
  3. The agent will set up the showings requested and confirm time(s) with you.
  4. When the agent calls you, have the property information in front of you for easy reference and to ask questions.
  5. The agent will start the tour from the outside of the house and walk through like an in-person tour.

When you do buy or sell your house (and it is a matter of when, not if), our agents and transaction department are working with mortgage lenders to expedite the process as much as possible. We are taking the coronavirus outbreak into account with clauses in the contract to account for slowdowns or delays in the closing process. Talk to your agent for detailed information. 

Our normal mode of operation is to be transparent and help you get the best deal possible. In this time of uncertainty, we are working harder to give you all of the information we can and helping our clients buy and sell their homes in a safe, efficient manner, while working with health and safety precautions.

If you have any further questions, call us at 208.629.0217. We are more than happy to give you answers and help you make the right decisions. We are here to help.


Mar 23

The Mace River Ranch subdivision in Eagle has everything you want out of a luxury gated community: large waterfront property, easy access to work, dining, and schools, private pool, and a 40-acre nature preserve.


Mar 19

The prospect of building a custom luxury home is incredibly exciting. You get to work with a builder to design the perfect home for you and your family that is exactly how you want it. We have a lot of experience working with custom home builders, and these are 8 features that can create hiccups in the design process. Think about these features early so they don’t bother you later.


Mar 18

Now that we are in the time of year when home sales and showings are on the rise, it is important to remember a few ways to help your house put its best foot forward. Here are 7 proven winning tips to help wow potential buyers.


Mar 12

Update: Treefort Music Fest has been postponed until September 23-27. However, you should still get out and experience this fun local art. Who knows? Maybe there will be new art on display for the special fall edition of Treefort.

In anticipation for Treefort Music Fest, local artists have transformed downtown Boise with Treefort-inspired art. Downtown in the heart of Treefort, so multiple local businesses have been decked out with Treefort vibes! Use our map and list of businesses to see them for yourself.


Mar 10

One question a lot of first-time homebuyers ask is: What is Equity? Here is what it means and how it applies to home ownership.


Mar 06

Update: Treefort 2020 is postponed and will now take place September 23-27.

Mark your calendars! Treefort Music Fest is back for its 9th year of taking over downtown Boise and expanding your artistic horizons. For five days, Boise will be the host of music, movies, yoga, writing, tech, comedy, food, and beer from sunrise until midnight.


Mar 05

In writing this article, we discovered one thing is certain: Boise residents love golf. In the Treasure Valley—which encompasses Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Star, Nampa, Kuna, Caldwell, and Emmett— there are 20 golf courses to visit. Each one is completely unique in its feel, layout, and atmosphere. Some of these courses host professional tour events and are used by pros to practice. Try them out and find your new favorite course. We broke them down by city and have all of the necessary information: address, phone number, green fee cost, and hours.


Mar 04

Boise has plenty of sporting events to watch throughout the year, including high school, college, and professional teams. Yes, we have professional sports teams in Boise. They aren't the big name teams, but rather their minor league affiliates. Regardless, these are paid, contracted athletes that train and play for their chance to make it to the big leages, many of whom have gone on to win national titles after playing here. Here is a list of the college and professional sports teams we have in Boise, as well as other sports you don't want to miss out on.


Feb 29

Spring is here! As the weather warms up and the sun shines longer, it's time to give your house the deep clean it deserves. If you are planning on selling your house this year, spring cleaning is a great start to making your home look amazing. Here are a few tips to make the most out of your spring cleaning.


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Michelle Penick, Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent

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