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HOMES FOR SALE

Find your ideal property in Treasure Valley and Southern Idaho! Are you looking to buy a home, townhome, land or would you like to build a custom home?  Your Build Idaho Real Estate Team is ready to help.

 

 

Boise, Idaho Homes for Sale

The Treasure Valley is comprised of desert, foothills, mountains, rivers, lakes, and canyons. There are a golf courses and hot springs; colleges and a ski mountain. Southern Idaho is much more than fields of potatoes! This vibrant and dynamic city offers 4 seasons and is a place that is getting recognized for all its wonderful outdoor attributes as well as being a welcoming community.

A useful metric to keep in mind when considering to move to Boise is, the cost of living. This is the average amount of money needed to sustain a certain standard of living, which takes into account housing, food, taxes, healthcare, and so on. Here we are comparing the cost of living in Boise to living in other popular cities.

Phoenix, AZ +2% | Miami, FL +23% | Anchorage, AK +38% | Dallas, TX +10% | NewYork, NY +147% | Chicago, IL +33% | Los Angeles +161% Seattle +171%

 
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Boise Idaho Real Estate Market Snapshot

314500

Median Price

164145

7 Year Appreciation

5689

New Homes Built

709845

Boise Metro Population

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Homes for Sale in Idaho by City

Within about 45 minutes of downtown, there are several other nearby cities and towns that have their own character and vibe. That being said, finding a house to buy is easier once we understand your lifestyleand what you are trying to accomplish with your next move?

 

 

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How have Boise Area Home Values changed over the last 13 years?

The local real estate market peaked in 2006 and then started descending into 2010. Home values and real estate activity have been on a steady climb since. We have posted a number of reports and insights about home sales, in-migration, supply and demand plus other statistics about market shifts locally. People always want to understand the market and this is a great visual since the real estate boom.

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How to Search for Homes for Sale in Boise, ID

Touring houses is the easiest part and the component people enjoy the most when buying a home. Finding homes to tour is normally the first step by setting up a home search online. Many services will even send you alerts when homes that match your search criteria are listed. It is important that you and possibly your spouse are in alignment with what is import in your next home. Location, lot size, bedrooms, bath, square feet, garage spaces and any other specifics that are important. This is also a good time to define needs and wants as well as prioritizing them just in case you are not finding the perfect home at the price you want.

Actually buying a home can be very complicated with legal contracts, inspections, contingencies, warranties, taxes, HOA dues and many other hurdles every buyer and seller must accomplish to get to the signing table. In the end, fulfilling the American Dream of Home Ownership is a great reward!

Build Idaho offers the most extensive searches combined with the area's leading professional real estate services. When you need us or are ready to get started, Contact Us.


How much house can you afford?

This is more impartant than most realize! You need to clearly understand how much house you can buy, what it will take to purchase the house, what financing looks like for you (monthly payment) and know that you can confidently make an offer. Learn more

How important is location?

Real Estate is driven by Location but people are also getting very focused on getting close to what they love most: hiking, biking, fishing, retail therapy or living far away from it all. People are moving to Idaho for Lifestyle. There is more to life then a job! Did you know that 63% of Idaho is public lands?

Define your priorities in a home search.

What is most important to you and your family? What type of lifestyle do you want to have and how will where you live affect that? Do you need to live near childcare or schools? Where are homes that interest you in proximity to work? Are you wanting to live in the foothills, along the Boise River, out in the desert or near the Snake River? Are you looking for more country, more city, mountain living or something in between?

How much land do you want and what will you do with it?

Do you want a smaller yard or possibly zero-scape? Are you looking for acreage or something with no neighbors? Some communities offer patio homes or townhomes where mowing is included in the HOA dues. Some people dream of having a large yard. Remember that a yard can take a lot of time between mowing and weed-eating the garden which may require more than you actually want to commit to year-round?

As a note, land closer to Boise is more expensive and you are likely to find larger acreage parcels further away from the city. We recommend looking a little further out if you are looking for larger lots or acreage.

What does your house look like?

The possibilities are vast - condominiums to farm & ranches, historical homes to brand new houses, near water or elevated panoramic mountain views. Is it a modern farmhouse, mid-century or a log cabin? One thing about finding the perfect home is that it has to resonate with you. It needs to remind you of your home or be a house that tells people who you are. Pride is a big part of the decision. It has to be a place you want to show off whether you are entertaining friends or hosting a business dinner.
Note: Many times people have to find a balance between what they want and what they can actually afford today.

Is your home for sale today?

The more specific your search gets, the harder it gets to find that perfect house. Sometimes, a person is looking for a specific feature, location or design element but it may not be listed for sale yet. Most home searches allow you to enter any number of criteria so you can narrowly identify what you are looking for. Depending on your situation and motivation, if you can be patient, your home may be for sale tomorrow.

Are you trying to time the real estate market for your next home purchase?

We all want to find a house that meets our needs and is a 'great deal'. Boise has been a seller's market for years now, so finding a home that is underpriced is rare. Many times homes that are uderpriced are sought out which then drives the price up? 2019 was predicted to be a year of normalization and correction in the marketplace for home values but the activity we are seeing is no indication that the demand is slowing down locally. That being said, other major metros are experiencing shifts and Boise will eventually be affected. Currently, we are seeing more multiple offers on Boise houses for sale!

 

Tips to winning your next home and making the best offer when looking for Boise homes for sale

  1. Get Pre-Approved. Have you home loan program, earnest money and down payment ready to go. Are you paying cash? Wonderful, have proof of funds available with your offer.
  2. When a home comes on the market that could be 'the one,' go see it immediately. Waiting until the weekend in this market is going to create a missed opportunity.
  3. Find out what is important to the seller and make your offer match accordingly. Do they need to close soon or maybe they have a date in mind that would work best for them? What price are they really loooking for or need to net? It is interesting how often someone will share this to help they buyer out.

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The curb appeal radiates from this charming fully remodeled (2019) home in Boise's most desirable area. Original details infused with a fresh clean look & tons of natural light give it the sought-after character of the North End. Two short blocks to Camel?s Back Park Trail system makes it ideal for the outdoor enthusiast & the private entry to the main level master suite makes it easy to clean up after your adventure. Check out the huge yard & extra-large Garage/carport area to store your toys & RV.
Wonderfully well-maintained single level home in desirable SE Boise. This home features a three car garage, beautifully landscaped backyard and split bedroom floor plan. The oversized living room is full of natural light and features a beautiful brick fireplace. Updated kitchen includes granite countertops, decorative tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The master suite is complete with walk-in closet and jetted tub. Many more upgrades to be seen in this charming, move-in ready home.
Come see this beautifully presented, split bedroom designed home! Enjoy this easily maintained garden and welcoming front porch. A mature apple tree, strawberry plants and raspberry bushes give a country feel near the city. Open plan kitchen, dining and living room have plenty of space for relaxing or entertaining and look great with fresh paint and vaulted ceilings. The Bonus room allows for extra living space or somewhere for hobbies. The covered patio with misters is great for summer BBQs.
Rare opportunity to get into a Tahoe Home in Solterra subdivision at a fantastic price! 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom located near the Village shopping center and in the heart of Meridian. All of the upgrades you would expect like slab granite counters w/island, hard-surface main level flooring, walnut stained cabinetry, etc. Full vinyl fencing with back patio. Low maintenance living w/full lawn care provided by HOA, never mow again. A private park for Solterra offers 1/2 size BB court & lg playground w/dome!
Remarkable custom home that surprises you at every turn! Amazing two-story great room greets you as you return home each day. Kick up your creativity in the kitchen, your feet on the serene back patio, or your heels in the fun-zone loft above! Retreat to the library off the upper floor master (yes, there are two!). The options to love & live in this great home are many. Quiet, friendly neighborhood with quick access in any direction to Idaho work & play. Irrigation water included in HOA dues. Check it out!
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