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Found 4 blog entries for April 2011.

Boise Home for SaleSpring is finally here which means we have completed the first quarter of 2011.  The latest and greatest news on the Boise Real Estate market is mixed.  We have some bright spots, but the market still has a long ways to go before we can start celebrating.  Typically, the first 3 months of the year are slower for our cyclical buying seasons in Idaho and this year was no different.

The good news overall is that the total number of sales are up.  In Ada County, which includes all Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, and Star properties, the number of sales has increased by 4.36% over the same quarter in 2010 levels and has consistently improved over the last several quarters.  However, the bad news is that prices are still declining.  Median prices went from…

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boise-home-22_400How do I know if buying a home in Boise is the right decision for me?  What are the factors should I consider whether I should finally bite the bullet and buy my own home?  If you have been asking yourself these questions, then you are not alone.  There are so many factors to consider and with the boise real estate market experiencing significant declines, it can be downright scary.  Here are some tips to help you make your decision a little easier. 

Top 3 Factors to consider whether buying a home is right for you:

  1. How long to you intend to stay in the home.  This is really important when making the key decision to buy or rent.  If you're really not sure of your future plans in the next few years, it is safer to rent.  However, if you are not…
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boise-home-10_400If you are trying to sell your Boise home right now then you know how tough it is.  Price, condition and location are all important factors in how quickly a home sells but there things you can do RIGHT NOW that will help sell your home quicker and for money.  The last thing you want to do as you are trying to sell your home is to dump a bunch of money into that you will not reap the benefits from enjoying the upgrades or recoup them from the sale. Before you get started, if you want to size up the competition in your neighborhood, you can now search all Idaho real estate for sale by neighborhood, zip or even use polygon mapping to zero in on specific blocks of your area.  

  1. Clean and De-clutter.  The payoff of a clean and spiffy home cannot be…
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Top 10 Reasons Why Middleton may be the best move you ever made! 

fall-foliage-flowers_400Have you considered a move to Middleton, Idaho?  Are you looking for a smaller community filled with country charm, rural character, and a place where the residents actually seem to care for one another?  Are you tired of the traffic, the crowds, the noise and hustle and bustle of big city living?  Middleton real estate offers some unbelievable values and now maybe the right time to get in on these incredible deals.  Here are 10 reasons why buying a home in Middleton can be the best decision you ever made. 

  1. Small Town Charm.  Although Middleton has experienced significant growth in the last 10 years, it still remains a small town of 5800 residents and still has all of the charm.  An…
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