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Monday, December 02, 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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Sunday, November 03, 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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Monday, October 21, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Fixer-Uppers vs. Buying & Renting

Investing in real estate can really be a great thing for your financial portfolio and a great way to see continuous cash flow. However, the downfalls in real estate investing are that it can be very risky and often times there are long term commitments and up-front expenses that you should be ready for before you decide to invest. Here are the two main ways to invest your money into real estate that you will need to evaluate in order to decide which route is best for you.

Fixer-Uppers
One of the most sought-after opportunities in real estate is to find a home that needs some loving and turning it into the modern-day dream home. However, a lot of this that is seen on TV does leave out a lot of the un-glamorous parts -  for starters, expenses aren’t necessarily coming out of your pocket while you're watching it all unfold from the comfort of your own couch. However, if done right, you can find yourself making a great profit. A RealtyTrac report found that in 2016, homes fl ...

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