Boise Real Estate Information and News

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics, new home listings,  home values, real estate market happenings  home design, and community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Nov. 8, 2019

Open House Weekend - Brand New Construction

 

Don't miss your chance to be the first owner of this incredible custom-built home! Tour this BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION Sunday, November 10th from 1 to 3 pm.

1622 S Michigan Dr. | Southeast Boise
Set on a mature lot in an established neighborhood (close to BSU, Boise River, Greenbelt, downtown, airport), this pristine property offers high end details with thoughtful design. Exceptional chef's kitchen opens to great room and over-sized sliders that lead to entertaining deck with pergola. Master suite on main; Andersen doors and windows, hardwood floors, custom moldings, gorgeous tile and fixtures. Main level features 10-foot ceilings!
3 bedroom |  3.5 bath |  3004 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

Oct. 31, 2019

Open House Weekend - 2 Fantastic Properties!!

We've got two FANTASTIC properties to show off at this weekend's open house! Tour both this Sunday, November 3rd from 1 to 3 pm.

8676 W Thunder Mountain Dr. | South Boise (middle left, bottom left & bottom right)
Style and flair abound in this spacious, COMPLETELY RENOVATED home with AMAZING VIEWS of Squaw Butte & Boise Foothills. All new HVAC, water heater, gorgeous windows, flooring, fresh paint and modern fixtures. Enjoy relaxing in front of the fireplace or entertaining from the multiple patio areas.. No rear neighbors to obstruct views from your upper level deck off master. Large circle drive has plenty of parking with designated spot for RV or boat in addition to the over-sized 4-car garage! No HOA.
6 bedroom |  3 bath |  2653 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

2092 E Feldspar Ct. | NE Boise (upper left & upper right)
Fantastic single-level on corner lot just off Warm Springs Road! Neighborhood access to Greenbelt. Blocks from golf course, Natatorium, Botanical Gardens and Table Rock. Natural light and warm hardwoods showcase gleaming, bright kitchen, formal dining and spacious living room with high ceilings and unique architectural details. Large windows with remote solar shades allow views of quaint, low-maintenance backyard. Huge master with new jetted tub. Recently updated appliances, HVAC and whater heater. Custom heavy-duty shelving in garage.
3 bedroom |  2.5 bath |  2406 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

Oct. 25, 2019

Open House Weekend - 3 Exquisite New Listings!!

 

We've got three EXCITING new listings on the market! Tour them all this Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 3 pm.

6467 W Hammermill Way | Northwest Boise (bottom left, bottom right)
Gorgeous style with modern function in NW Boise! Close to foothills recreation and Pierce Park Greens, this custom open floorplan features abundant natural light, 10-foot ceilings, chic fixtures and wide-planked flooring. Enjoy gatherings by the cozy dining area fireplace after cooking in your chef’s kitchen clad with weathered granite counters, five-burner range, wall oven and large appliance pantry. Luxurious, main-level master retreat, plus second master suite or office. Upper bonus room, two bedrooms and Jack and Jill bath.
4 bedroom |  3.5 bath |  3073 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

2090 S Brookridge Way | Dallas Harris Estates, NE Boise (middle left, upper right)
Immaculate home in desirable Harris Ranch. Soaring 13' boxed beam ceilings, warm hardwoods, crisp cabinets, sparkling granite and stainless appliances. Unique, stylish light fixtures and hardware, custom plantation blinds, blackout window coverings, intricate trim and wainscoting, loads of storage and built-ins are just a few of many upgrades! Huge master bedroom with flex space has luxurious ensuite with marble counters and two shower heads. Fantastic curb appeal with low-maintenance landscaping.
4 bedroom |  3 bath |  2631 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

1951 S Londoner Way | Southeast Boise (top left)
Fantastic single-level in prime Boise location! Set on a beautiful, sprawling lot with mature landscaping, this home is conveniently close to downtown, BSU, Boise River, Greenbelt and steps to neighborhood Williams Park. The spacious interior features vaulted ceilings and a cozy wood-burning fireplace in family room. You’ll enjoy cooking in the bright kitchen open to dining room, spending time in the family room and on the large, covered deck – perfect for evening sunsets. Private master offers ensuite with dual vanities, walk-in shower and closet.
3 bedroom |  2 bath |  1604 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

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Oct. 15, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | MyKCM

Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the market right now. More often than not, in many areas of the country, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal market. This means that in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers.

Historically, a homeowner would stay an average of six years in his or her home. Since 2011, that number has hovered between nine and ten years. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

Many homeowners were reluctant to list their homes over the last couple years, for fear that they would not find a home to move to. That is all changing now as more homes come to market at the higher end. The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until additional inventory comes to market before you decide to sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster and simpler, as buyers know exactly what they can afford before shopping for a home. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the time needed to close a loan is 43 days.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move up. There is currently ample inventory for sale at higher price ranges. This means if you're planning on selling a starter or trade-up home and moving into your dream home, you’ll be able to do that in the luxury or premium market.

According to CoreLogic, prices are projected to appreciate by 5.2% over the next year. If you’re moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move on with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to these questions. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

Oct. 13, 2019

Boise Ranked #1 in Livability's 2019 Top 100 List

 

Whether you're a Boise native or a recent transplant, there's one thing all residents here can agree on: Boise is an incredible city to live in!

This local love stems from much more than bias, as Boise has earned the NUMBER ONE spot on LIVABILITY's 2019 Top 100 Places to Live in America list!! 🏆 Weighted factors include affordability, economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.

Boiseans already know we have it good, but seeing this list reaffirms how fortunate we are to call this remarkable city home. ❤

Check out the full article here: http://bit.ly/Livability2019Top100

 

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Oct. 8, 2019

Warehouse Sale Map

Our warehouse is full of our staging furniture and decor, so to make room for new inventory, we're holding a warehouse sale! Come take these gems off our hands this Saturday, October 12th from 9AM - noon. We'll be accepting CASH ONLY and you must haul. Our warehouse sale will be located at 4503 S. Federal Way, Boise, ID 83716 on the East side of the U-Haul building. Dress warmly, and we look forward to seeing you! Please refer to above map for parking.

Oct. 4, 2019

Open House Weekend - 3 Enchanting New Listings in Fantastic Locations!!

 

 

We've got three WONDERFUL new listings on the market! Tour them all this Sunday, October 6th from 1 to 3 pm. 

2092 E Feldspar Ct. | The East End, NE Boise (bottom left, bottom right, top right)
Fantastic single-level on corner lot just off Warm Springs Road! Neighborhood access to Greenbelt. Blocks from golf course, Natatorium, Botanical Gardens and Table Rock. Natural light and warm hardwoods showcase gleaming, bright kitchen, formal dining and spacious living room with high ceilings and unique architectural details. Large windows with remote solar shades allow views of quaint, low-maintanence backyard. Huge master with new jetted tub. Recently updated appliances, HVAC and whater heater. Custom heavy-duty shelving in garage.
3 bedroom |  2.5 bath |  2406 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

2020 W Spaulding | on Boise Bench (upper left)
Gardener's Paradise! This single-level Boise Bench home on 1/2 acre has huge, ESTABLISHED garden with irrigation, fenced yards with green space, herb garden and mature fruit trees. Two over-sized detached garages, one with ac and 9'x12' flex space, perfect for home business, art studio or office. All with own entries. Large circle drive with loads of parking. NO HOA- bring your boat or RV (30 amp hookups). Updated kitchen and guest bathroom, bamboo floors, rec room with walls of windows, formal dining room and two wood-burning fireplaces.
3 bedroom |  2 bath |  1993 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

2080 S Cleveland | on Boise Bench (middle left)
Fantastic Boise Bench location on over 1/3 acre! Remodeled single-level with gorgeous new flooring and light fixtures throughout, new interior and exterior paint. Vaulted ceilings and large windows flood the home with natural light and the open floor plan offers a spacious feel. The kitchen features a breakfast bar and brand new stove, vent and dishwasher. Curl up with a blanket on one of two large window seats and enjoy a good book or view of the private yard. Outside is perfect for entertaining with two patio areas and mature landscaping.
3 bedroom |  2 bath |  1246 sq.ft.
 
>> Click HERE for more property info

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Sept. 29, 2019

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”? | MyKCM

 

In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 3.6% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogic predicts home values will be 5.4% higher.

With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing their homes a little over market value to leave room for negotiation will actually dramatically decrease the number of buyers who will see their listing (see the chart below).Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”? | MyKCMInstead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price their house so demand for the home is maximized. By doing so, the seller will not be negotiating with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers competing with each other over the house.

The secret is making sure your house is Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI). That way, your home will be seen by the most potential buyers. It will sell at a great price before more competition comes to the market.

Bottom Line

If you're debating listing your house for sale, let’s get together to discuss how to price your home appropriately and maximize your exposure.

Sept. 27, 2019

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much. | MyKCM

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable.

In a recent surveyBank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered yes, while only 7% said no. The survey also revealed:

  • More than 80% said they wouldn’t go back to renting
  • 88% agreed that buying a home is the “best decision they have ever made
  • 79% believed owning a home has changed them for the better

Those surveyed talked about the “emotional equity” that is built through homeownership. The study says more than half of current homeowners define a home as a place to make memories, compared to 42% who view a home as a financial investment. Besides building wealth, the survey also showed that homeownership enhances quality of life:

  • 67% of current homeowners believed their relationships with family and loved ones have changed for the better since they bought a home
  • 78% are satisfied with the quality of their social life
  • 82% of homeowners said they were satisfied with the amount of time they spend on their hobbies and passions since purchasing a home
  • 75% of homeowners pursued new hobbies after buying a home

Homeowners seem to be very happy.

Renters Tell a Different Story…

According to the latest Zillow Housing Aspirations Report45% of renters regret renting rather than buying — more than five times the share of homeowners (8%) who regret buying instead of renting. Here are the four major reasons people regret renting, according to the report:

  • 52% regret not being able to build equity
  • 52% regret not being able to customize or improve their rentals
  • 50% regret that the rent is so high
  • 49% regret that they lack private outdoor space

These two studies prove that renting is just not the same as owning.

Bottom Line

There are both financial and non-financial benefits to homeownership. As good as the “financial equity” is, it doesn’t compare to the “emotional equity” gained through owning your own home.

Sept. 20, 2019

Open House Weekend - 3 Spectacular New Listings!!

We've got three SPECTACULAR new listings on the market! Visit them all this Sunday, September 22nd from 1 to 3 pm. 

1894 E Table Rock | Northridge Sub, NE Boise (bottom left and middle left) Pristine, private, corner lot (over ½ acre) on Boise’s coveted Table Rock! Take a dip and relax in your resort-style heated pool after you hike or bike out your back door along the Ridge to Rivers trail system. Well-appointed, sprawling home is freshly updated with paint and new carpet. The kitchen, clad with double Sub Zero professional refrigerators and wall ovens, will inspire your inner chef. Gorgeous main-level master with spa bath includes steam shower, jetted tub, marble, granite, heated floors. Bonus room and office.

5 bedroom | 4.5 bath | 3920 sq.ft.

>> Click HERE for more property info                                                                                                                 

4147 S Danridge Court | Lahontan Ridge, NE Boise (top left and bottom right)
Private Retreat with major wow factor! Panoramic, unobstructed VIEWS of the east BOISE foothills to Downtown! Impressive and expansive floor plan–perfect for entertaining family and friends! Main level features soaring ceilings, filled with light and walkout to fabulous low-maintenance deck with gas fire pit. Relax and take in dreamy sunsets from your private main level master with patio access and ensuite. Spacious loft with balcony and huge lower level rec room with kitchenette! Pull-through, 4-car garage with shop area.
5 bedroom | 3.5 bath | 3842 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

3873 S Woodcraft | Harris Ranch, NE Boise (top right)
Immerse yourself in all things Boise with this stylish townhouse in prime Harris Ranch, Mill District Square. Three years new with contemporary feel. Sleek dark wood cabinetry with granite counters, center island and stainless appliances. Open-concept living and wood floors on main. Quaint, verdant patio off dining area. Two spacious masters each with private ensuite bath. Convenient upstairs laundry room. Ample storage and built-ins throughout. Low maintenance living at its finest!
2 bedroom | 2.5 bath | 1671 sq.ft. 
>> Click HERE for more property info

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