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Monday, December 2, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Boise Market Report Trends

According to the Boise Regional Realtors Market Report, we can report that Boise has seen some notable changes this past fall compared to last year.
In Ada County, the median sales price of single-family homes has gone up 9.5%, year-over-year. Prices now sit at a $352,000 median and with 999 homes sold in October, which is over 2.8% more than last year even though inventory is down 9.2%. Average days on the market in Ada County are around 35 days which is fairly healthy.
Taking a look at Elmore County, the numbers are slightly different. Average Days on the market is at a region low of 23 days, which is 46.5% less than last year - homes are going a lot faster here! Inventory is 6.8% lower than year-over-year but rolling 12-month median sales prices sit at $194,225. Finally, Elmore County has seen 10.4% more homes have been sold since last year.
Lastly, looking at Gem County single-family home statistics this past October, there has been quite a change year-over-year. Rolling 12-mont ...

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Monday, November 25, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Selling During the Holidays

It is commonly known that springtime is the busiest time in real estate. It’s an ideal time to move and there are plenty of options on the market for buyers to choose from. However, as a seller, there are very good reasons why selling your home during the holiday season may be better for you.
Buyers are more serious. If a buyer is on the hunt for a house during the holidays, they are no doubt going to be serious about buying your home. Spending their time going to open houses around Thanksgiving and Christmas is them using their precious time to find a home and a clear plan to buy. Fortunately for the seller, this can mean a quicker sales time and fewer days on the market.
Less inventory. If your home is listed around the holidays, chances are there is not a lot of competition around it. Since there is less competition, you can have a higher asking price and potentially sell quicker than if you were to list in the springtime. Sellers often have more say and command during the h ...

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Monday, November 18, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Cleaning Motivation

The holidays are just around the corner and that means schedules are becoming a bit busier and the number of guests entering or even staying in your home is on the rise. We all want to have a clean home, especially when we are having guests over, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. Between work, school, events, parties and getting in the holiday spirit, it may be exhausting to even think about cleaning the house top to bottom. However, don’t you want that sweet feeling of an empty countertop, things put away in their proper places and a closet you can actually see all your clothes in?
That feeling of happiness that overcomes you when your house is clean and organized, is the ultimate form of self-care. Yes, cleaning your home and living in an organized space is most definitely a form of self-care. We’ve all been there when the house is such a mess that it almost is impossible to think about where to even begin and you just don’t want to do it. It’s a ...

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Monday, November 11, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

November Healthy Snacks

It’s officially the busy holiday season and we seem to be running around town trying to show homes, make holiday events and spending time with family. We are in need of some healthy snack options for when we’re on the go this month but want to keep it festive. Do you have a bunch of pumpkin puree in your pantry as we do right now? Try out these healthy pumpkin snacks and let us know what you think! 


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 
Ingredients:


2 eggs




1/2 cup pumpkin puree




1/2 cup sweetened almond milk




2 tbsp. Maple syrup




1/2 tsp vanilla extract




1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice




1/2 tsp salt




1 cup oats




1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Once combined, add in the oats, chocolate chips and baking powder. Stir well until combined ...

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Sunday, November 3, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Why Boise, Idaho?

Have you been thinking about relocating to a different city? If so, we want to give our reasons as to why you might want to consider Boise, Idaho to be your choice. 

1. Boise is very safe. In 2017, MSN voted Boise as the 8th safest city in the entire world and one of the safest in the country. We have a safety index of 82.29 and as a resident, you can feel safe with your children walking home from school or not worrying about crime around your neighborhood.

2. We’re surrounded by nature. We have the Boise River snaking through our city, the Rocky Mountains to our right and the Great Basin deserts below. There is so much opportunity for year-round outdoor adventures for those that love anything from hiking, skiing, cycling, rafting or, just simply looking out at beautiful vistas every day.

3. We enjoy 4 seasons. Summer temperatures average around 71 degrees, winter average around 32, minimal rain and more than 200 sunny days a year. The city sees minimal to normal am ...

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