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Found 27 blog entries for April 2012.

Boise HouseBoise Forclosures Facts

If you're looking to buy a distressed property, Boise foreclosures make up a small percentage of the overall Boise real estate market, but there still are many available to the buyer. To locate the forclosure properties in the Boise area, click here: Browse Boise Foreclosures. Of the 1,879 homes for sale in March in Ada County, only 47 were REO (foreclosed) properties, or 2.5% of the total number of homes (excluding condos and townhome properties), according to the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service. Some of that could be attributed to the number of short sales, which typically takes longer than foreclosures. National real estate experts, though, warn of a possible uptick in the number of homes entering foreclosure in the…

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boise-home-13_400Are you looking at homes in Boise for sale? If you're considering relocating to one of many beautiful homes in Boise, feel free to call us anytime at (208) 571-7145. Or start browsing Boise homes by clicking here: Boise home search. 

Below you will find the things you may want to look for and check as you search homes in Boise to find your very own Boise home.

Materials and Finishes

All of the materials and finishes on homes in Boise will depend upon the price range of the house in question. If the house is selling at a lower price point, the materials and finishes will be along the lines of vinyl, carpets, plastic, and plastic laminate finishes on counters. High price point homes should have tile, hard wood flooring, high-end carpeting, and granite…

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If you're considering relocating to the City of Boise, you'll want to get to know the area. Give us a call at (208) 571-7145 to meet an agent and to learn more about what the beautiful city of Boise has to offer, both Boise real estate-wise as well as in other aspects of Boise as well. If you're ready to start looking now click here: Search Boise homes.

You may be pleasantly surprise that the City of Boise has diverse activities, attractions, and cultural events for just about everyone. Here are some of the top places to be when you visit or live in the City of Boise.

  • Nature/Wildlife: There are many places to see for nature hikes, biking, bird watching, and outdoor leisure and recreation. Check out the Boise River Greenbelt or the Ridge to River…
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boise_house_101_with_tree_400Relocating can be difficult, especially if you're looking for a unique North End Boise home but don't have a lot of time to actually see the places physically. Many people devote three-day weekends to house hunting when they shop for a house in Boise. But an increasing number of people are doing their house transactions 100% online. While that can be risky, there are several things you can do to make sure your relocation is as painless as possible.

Get Online

Begin your search for a house in Boise online. Find an agent with good reviews and happy customers, and sign up with them to be your buyer's agent. They can help you figure out how much house you need and what your wants are, and send you listings via email or RSS for your perusal.

Get…

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Boise HomeAre you ready to put your Boise house on the market? Check again — your home might not be as ready as you think. Follow these tips to make sure your house is in shape and ready to be viewed and visited by buyers.

#1 - Pet Preparedness

If you have pets, no matter how much you love them, you know they can be little stinkers (literally). So make sure your home has been thoroughly cleansed of pet odors prior to having buyers enter your home. You don't want your Boise house remembered as "the house that smelled like a kennel." There are a few options for your home to restore it to pre-pet perfection:

  • Hire a professional to deodorize carpets.
  • Replace drapes and cover furniture with slip covers.
  • Replace carpets with hardwood floors (and…
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Boise house interiorWhether you're looking to buy or sell a home in Boise, there are some things that you and your buyer/seller will have in common. One of those things is a concern over internal aesthetics for your home in Boise.

There are some things about the inside of a home that will be easy to change, and others will be far more impractical or expensive. If you're a buyer, take this guide as things that are reasonable to ask for and things that are a bit much for you to undertake as part of the housing transaction. If you're a seller, take this guide as things that will be easy and reasonable for you to offer the seller, and things that are enough to mean you should either come down in price or upgrade prior to putting your house on the market.


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Boise HomeWhen you're buying a house in Boise, ID — whether you're relocating to the area or making a local move, it's a good idea to invest in a home inspection by a qualified home inspector. There are three major considerations when selecting a home inspector.

#1 - Professional Affiliations

In the United States, there are two major professional groups that ensure their affiliates follow certain standards of practice when it comes to home inspection. Think of it as the AMA (American Medical Association) for properties — it ensures a certain level of quality in order to be part of the group. The two non-profit organizations are the NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors), and the ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). When you're buying a house in…

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Boise area homeIf you're looking to find your ideal home in Boise, Idaho — you're in luck. There are a diverse amount of homes, condos, townhomes, luxury homes, and properties throughout Boise, Idaho that fit just about any lifestyle, budget, and individual tastes.

Here are the top three ways to find a home in Boise, Idaho that suits yours needs:

#1 - Lifestyle

The way you live is one of the most important factors that goes into choosing an ideal place to live. Some people need the peace and quiet of a suburb of Boise, Idaho — while others prefer to live where the action is, in the heart of the city.

In order to determine your preferences, consider the following evaluative questions:

  • Do you enjoy an active environment, and can't go to sleep without some kind…
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Boise homeIf you're ready to sell your home in Boise, ID — make sure your place is ready for market. Follow these tips to make sure your sale goes as quickly and smoothly as possible.

#1 - Remove Clutter & Depersonalize

The key to marketing a house for sale, even in Boise, ID, is to make sure that you have a generic looking interior so that buyers can envision themselves in the living space. Make sure that you have removed things like hunting trophies, special knick-knacks, pictures of relatives, and other personalizations of your home.

Additionally, make sure the house is spartan — minimal decorations also allow the buyer to picture their own things in the house. If they are able to envision it as their new home, the better off you'll be in selling your…

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Boise skylineIf you're relocating to a home in Boise, chances are, you're in need of a great buyer's agent who can help you settle in to the house that's perfect for you. But because homes in Boise have such a variety from which to choose, you want to make sure you're getting an agent who will keep your best interests at heart, rather than a fat commission.

Here are three sure-fire ways to make sure you get the great real estate services in Boise that you deserve:

#1 - Experience

When you're relocating, you need an agent that has experience — not just with finding a great home at a great price, but someone who is familiar with the area and has sold enough homes to know what advantages and disadvantages of a home exist. It's important to note that, even if the…

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