Boise Area Acreage For Sale

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An acre is a lot of land

Many people moving from a cramped major metro area come to Idaho seeking space and want land. While Idaho still has plenty of land for sale, the sizes of lots have decreased with the influx of people since 2010. This has driven prices up and also driven down typical sizes of land as developers subdivide it to fit more homes. Large homesites of 1 acre or larger are hard to come by and are more expensive to purchase. Those looking to buy acreage must also consider the premium cost of the land on top of what it will cost to build a home on that land.

In the Boise real estate market, a home on acreage is a very desirable property. Every buyer wants more open space; many want a shop or barn; others are interested in raising livestock. Most everyone is looking for storage to keep weekend toys and RVs.

Idaho homebuyers are often seeking land that offers a quiet and serene setting, such as rural or mountain areas. The quality of lifestyle these properties offer is incredibly appealing. Whether you are in search of one acre of land or hundreds, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you are looking for, including working ranches in nearby areas including Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, Parma, or Homedale.

If you are considering land, realize that it is a lot of work. We don't want to talk you out of it if your heart is set on acreage, but many do not realize how much work is involved in an acre. Mowing an acre or more takes a fair amount of time, even if you have a riding lawnmower. Every part of having more land requires more time for maintenance and upkeep. However, in our experience, those who are interested in buying acreage are up to the task and willing to put in the effort.

 

4 critical things to do before you purchase land in Idaho

  1. What are your expectations of your land?
    If you don't have a clear picture of expectations then it does not matter which piece of land you buy. If you know you want land for 40 cattle, we have a starting point. From there, we can start honing our search with focused questions: How much water will you need? How much land do 40 cattle need? What facilities are needed for 40 cattle?
     
  2. Buying the land is just the initial investment.
    Finding the perfect piece of land that requires no additional investment is hard to come by. If you need a fence and your raw land does not come with fencing, you will need to purchase and possibly pay to have it installed. Does it have a well and how deep is water? Irrigation pumps and piping will need to be installed and maintained. What equipment do you need to ensure you can properly maintain your property?
     
  3. Check deed restrictions and verify zoning and ordinances
    As part of your due diligence, check for any restrictions that may limit what you can and can’t do on your property. When you are working with a real estate agent, they can provide this information. Some things that may come up are:
    • Minimum or maximum dwelling square footages
    • Rules against outbuildings or auxiliary structures
    • Limits on building styles and materials you can use
    • Other limits pertaining to how and what you can build
       
  4. Double-check your budget and financing
    Having a budget in mind in real estate is important. But with land, it is more imperative that you have a plan for everything you will need. If you haven’t already evaluated the ways that you can finance your land, do that next. If you are looking to finance your entire project, as opposed to just the property, make sure your lender understands and can explain your options—what they cost and the guidelines you will follow. Get more than one bid and check references. You also need to make sure you figure out exactly how you’ll be paying for and insuring your land once you start building on it. 

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Boise Idaho Homes for sale with acreage

While Boise has developed a name for itself as a hip, up-and-coming city, many people are looking for space and privacy that a neighborhood cannot offer. Acreage allows someone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have more space for themselves. Whether you are looking for 1 acre or 100 acres for horses, or cattle, Build Idaho can help. Also, most larger pieces of ground can be subdivided into subdivisions or individual building lots.

How big is an acre?

An acre is defined as a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards. Visually, an acre is equal to about 76% of a football field when you consider both end zones. Considering most residential plots of land are between 0.1 and 0.2 acres, living on a full acre offers plenty of space.

Some questions to ask when buying homes for sale with acreage:

  • What is your intent in using the land?
  • If you are raising horses or livestock, how many can you have?
  • What is the condition of the fencing?
  • How much water do you need?
  • How much water is available?
  • Do you have water rights?
  • Is there an irrigation system and is the equipment included in the purchase of the acreage property?
  • Is there an existing barn or shed?
  • How do you access the land?
  • How is the property zoned?

Your real estate agent will ask you these questions, so it is important to have all of these answered before you start your search.

 

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*Please be respectful of our neighbors. No drive-bys or access without a showing appointment. Thank you.* This impressive Legacy Homes estate property is nestled in the Eagle foothills and feels a million miles away, yet is close to plentiful upscale amenities. Modify existing build plan, or start fresh and bring your ideas to life. Photo of view taken standing on build site. Must see to fully appreciate. Breathtaking. Lot 5. Copy and paste to watch video tour: https://bit.ly/3fL9JIY
Amazing modern estate home in desirable north Eagle with over 2 acres, surrounded by open space and community pond! Entire property is fenced and gated for ultimate privacy. Amenities galore including chef's kitchen with Wolf appliances, double ovens, double dishwashers and double refrigerators! Outdoor space becomes indoor with large retractable glass wall opening to a beautiful pool, outdoor kitchen and firepit. Expansive living space includes three levels and two laundry rooms. An Idaho gem!
A pristine private 5.6 acre hidden gem!! Beautiful tree lined drive leads the way to this immaculate home surrounded by breathtaking views, small waterfall and stream cascading into your own glass like pond with dock and white sand beach!! You won't find the charm of this home anywhere else in the Valley. Bring your horses, cows, and chickens to graze on your irrigated pasture. Sit on your covered back porch and watch the sunrise blanket this one of a kind piece of Heaven! This home is pure perfection.
Welcome home to the private, custom estate at gated Wildhorse Ranch. This exquisite 40 acre, equestrian, single level, 5 bedroom option home has every attention to detail. Cathedral ceilings welcome you to the open floor plan of the family room, kitchen and dining room. Panoramic windows showcase the sunrise, sunset, city lights, mountain and Lake views from almost every angle of this home. The elegant master suite offers breath taking valley views.
Stunning home on private lane! In addition to main house, new saltwater pool with swim jets, new barn with five stalls, heated tack room, shop, and full bath. Upstairs reveals a 2100 sf studio apt with full kitchen, full bath and private office with half bath. Riding arena, round pen and 3 pastures.
Set on a prime rim lot overlooking the Boise River with views of Squaw Butte, this Trey Hoff designed masterpiece offers nearly 5 acres of space including a detached shop, & a horse barn with riding arena. Wake up to stunning views in the master retreat that features its own sunroom and indoor hot tub. The kitchen features state of the art amenities including Wolf & Thermador appliances, and beautiful granite finishes. The backyard oasis has multiple entertaining spaces and a large pool and sport court!
Rim view acreage. Overlooks Eagle & the Boise River. Enjoy finest lifestyle & work style location at the hub of Boise, Meridian & Eagle. Flex Space! Excellent to operate home business. Luxury boardroom & workspace with Theater all separate from home. Two multi-generational suites both with kitchens (700 sq.ft. apartment above shop & basement suites). Furnishings Included! 10 decks & patios, pasture & garden. Eligible for administrative split. NO HOA fees. 100 step decent to miles of Greenbelts & paths. BTVA
SOLYSOMBRA- A SPRAWLING 3 LVL SPANISH HILLSIDE HOME-SITS ON 10 + ACRS & FEATURES STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BOISE FOOTHILLS. PRIVACY,LOOK NO FURTHER.GRAND FRT DOOR,STAIRS LEAD UP TO THE MSTR SUITE BOASTING A SEP HIS & HERS CLOST, SPACIOUS SITTING AREA,JULIET BALCONY,PRVT CUSTOM WOOD LIBRARY,HUGE STRG ROOM WITH BUILT INS-ON THE M FLOOR FRM DINING & LV ROOMS,CENTERING KTN,BUILT IN BOSCH ESPO MACHINE,SEP E WING A G ROOM W/EN SUITE W/A GYM NXT DOOR.N SIDE LDRY SEP PWR R, 2 SPACIOUS BDRMS A SHRD J&J
Live the luxurious life in this spa-like Tuscan Estate home in desirable north Eagle. This beauty is situated on nearly 2 acres surrounded by open space. Among the many unique features of this home are extraordinary chandeliers, Cantera stone accents throughout, Turkish travertine tile flooring, rich dark wood & faux crown molding in nearly every room. Enjoy from your chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, private theatre room with 10' movie screen, pub-style game room & Elan home automation sys.
Exceptional equine property located on outskirts of quaint Eagle.Total renovation completed in 2015 by Buster Dancer. Please see amenities list for description of home features. 180X120 indoor arena with two 250K BTU heaters and six doors. Round pen. Outdoor arena. 3-stall barn with tack room and runs. Pastures and holding pens. All welded custom metal fencing. Irrigation is in the top rail of fence. Outstanding low maintenance landscaping. See associated documents. Buyer to verify all data.
Luxury custom home in Moon Lake Ranch with frontage along a private 40-acre community lake. The interior design is exquisite throughout. It showcases an impressive great room with 2 spiral staircases, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, lavish master suite, workout room, bonus room, full bar, 5 fireplaces, & an office. The grounds rival those of a resort with a peninsula gazebo, private dock, fire pit, outdoor bar, hot-tub, private sitting area, an ornamental pond, & an artesian pond with a waterfall.
Welcome to Shooting Star Ranch- a gorgeous equine estate nestled in a gated community on 10.07 acres. This dramatic architectural masterpiece boasts the finest finishes, making it the pinnacle of Idaho Luxury. A magnificent design of harmonious indoor/outdoor entertaining features a courtyard, pool, gym, theatre room, game room, & chef's kitchen. The horse set-up is 2nd to none - 2 arenas (Covered & outdoor) w/sprinkler system, 6 horse stalls w/runs, haybarn, cross tie, 2 tack rooms & ~5 acres of pasture.
Incredible one of a kind estate home situated on 5 acres, offering fantastic bogus/mountain views. This magnificent 6430 sqft single level custom home is upgraded to the NINES, and was designed by Trey Hoff & Idacal Properties! Also features a custom Pool/Spa & a 2400 sqft shop. A professional designer is included as well to walk you through the whole design process and make the home unique to you! Also, for horse enthusiasts, there is a top of the line Horse Barn & Riding Arena that could be added!
Storybook waterfront setting on 5.4 private acres. One of the premier luxury gated estates in the Treasure Valley. Incredible views of the lake & mountains! English Country architecture w/ resort style living. Entertain w/ the infinity swimming pool, dual waterfalls, hot tub & cabana that opens up to the patio ft. outdoor kitchen. Two houses in one! Private main level guest house w/ full kitchen, bedroom & private patio. Top-of-the-line Chef's kitchen, main level master wing w/ windows overlooking the view!
This extraordinary waterfront estate in Laguna Pointe is a special place to call home. Set on a prime 1.2-acre lot, this is an entertainers dream with 6,000+ square feet of living space overlooking the pool and sandy beach. Relax in the private master suite offering views of the lake, a fireplace, and spa-like master bath. With a 4 car garage and a double RV detached shop, there is room for all of the toys. Laguna Pointe has direct Greenbelt access and a private 43 acre lake with non-motorized enjoyment.
Nothing quite compares to this oasis of comfort lodged at the edge of adventure on Boise's East Ridge. Perched above Idaho's high-desert, urban capital, this secluded retreat will protect, inspire, enlighten & fulfill. Boise's central core is just moments away from this exquisite sanctuary of stone, wood, air, & water. Nature built the base, ingenuity added the comforts, & you can add the life while soaking up this magnificent home's energy. 60-acre private preserve surrounds this unique visionary retreat.
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