Buying a Home

Oct. 21, 2016

Are You a Buyer? Then Consider Cost, Not Just Price

Are You a Buyer? Then Consider Cost, Not Just Price

December 2015

 

 

Sellers in our current market are concerned about where home values are going in the next 6 months.  But as a buyer, your focus should be on the long term cost of the house.  All ...

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Feb. 26, 2013

Competing with multiple offers is the new norm when buying a home in Boise

Multiple offers common in current Boise real estate marketBuying a home in Boise? Don't be surprised if you find yourself competing with multiple offers.

Boise's low inventory levels are causing a market conundrum.  A slim selection of homes matched with a much fatter demand from buyers is leading to some not so fun competition for those looking at ...

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Jan. 16, 2013

Record breaking Housing Affordability Index boosts confidence in the Boise real estate market

Housing Affordability Increases in BoiseBoth buyers and sellers in the Boise real estate market can be encouraged by the record breaking Housing Affordability Index numbers for 2012.  According to the National Association or Realtor's (NAR), the index stood at 198.2 in November 2012, higher than any other year since record keeping began in 1970.

What is ...

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Jan. 6, 2013

Is the Boise real estate market a buyers or sellers market?

Is it a Buyers or Sellers Market?So, who really is calling the shots in the Boise real estate market?

With the recent upturn in the Boise real estate market, there may be a changing of the tide when it comes to who is calling the shots in our local residential real estate transactions. Had you asked ...

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Dec. 19, 2012

What you need to know when buying a short sale home in Boise (Part 2)

Buying a short sale home in BoiseSo, you're buying a short sale home in Boise.  You've made an offer that has been accepted by the sellers and now your ready to move toward closing.  What can you expect going forward?  What will be different about this purchase then the purchase of a regular sale ...

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Dec. 15, 2012

What you need to know when buying a short sale home in Boise (Part 1)

Buying a short sale in BoiseBuying a short sale home in Boise can be a long and cumbersome process, but it can be beneficial as well.  Successful short sales mean low prices for buyers and foreclosure avoidance for both sellers and banks.

If you are considering buying a short sale home in Boise, here are a ...

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Nov. 18, 2012

Buying a Home in Boise Could be More Difficult by 2015

Buying a home in BoiseProjected inflation in home prices and interest rates could make buying a home in Boise more difficult, even as early as 2015.  From a financial standpoint, now is the time to look at buying a home in Boise. But, for many, purchasing now just isn't a possibility  So, what ...

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Nov. 9, 2012

Rising cost of rent pushes more people to buy a home in Boise

Buy or RentThe rising cost of rent is encouraging many people to buy a home in Boise!

One reason many people are currently looking to buy a home in Boise is to escape the rising cost of rent in our area.  And, it's not only Bosieans that are feeling the push ...

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Oct. 30, 2012

Exclusive buyer agency is important when buying a home in Boise

Having a written exclusive buyer agency agreement with a reputable local real estate agent is important when buying a home in Boise!

According to Idaho law, anyone buying a home in Boise is considered a “customer” unless there is a written and signed  exclusive buyer agency representation agreement .  If ...

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Oct. 20, 2012

Rising Boise Home Values and 3 Hints of a Future Housing Boom

Rising Boise home values point to a future housing boom

Rising Boise home values give credit to talk of a new housing boom in the near future!

The rapid rise in Boise home values over the past few months supports Chris Isidore's recent article in CNN Money about a new housing boom that could be in the nation ...

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