House Hunting for your Boise Home

Posted by Kevin Hughes on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 8:27pm.

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When you’re scouring the area looking for a Boise home, you’ll quickly discover there are many choices of homes and real estate in Boise Idaho. The possibilities can be overwhelming. Help yourself by narrowing down your choices. Here are some tips to help you both narrow down your choices, and make sure the home you choose meets your needs.
Size
When it comes to house hunting, size matters. You need to find something that will not only accommodate you now, but at least 10 years into the future. Household size changes, health changes, and age changes mean that your home can suddenly become too small or too large in a hurry.

  • Consider the amount of people living in your home. If you plan to have children, or are planning to have children move out (to college or elsewhere), choose a home that will accommodate these changes.
  • Consider your age. If you’re young, you might want a place that’s very close to work. If you’re heading for retirement age, you might want a place closer to relevant cultural scenes.
  • Consider your health. Can you navigate stairs? Do you want a huge house that needs to be cleaned? Figure out what you’re capable of handling before choosing a home.

When it comes to the size of the home, don’t let your eyes get bigger than your budget or physical needs. Find a home that’s correctly sized for you, your age and health. Your very own Boise real estate meaning the land or lot which comes with your home is a critical element of your choice as well as larger lots and small acreages require far more attention. Choose your land size wisely depending how many weekends you want to spend outside tending to the landscaping.

Weatherization
While size of a home can really apply to any geographical location, weatherization in terms of winter readiness is a big consideration for Boise. Winters can be draining on Boise residents, at least in terms of energy costs — and while the summers do get hot, it’s a dry heat, and many people find that the winter is much harder on their pocketbooks in terms of energy use.
But there’s a simple solution for both summer and winter in a Boise home. Proper weatherization. Ensure that the home you choose either has great insulation in place, or that it will be easy to upgrade (in that case, you can offer a lower price or ask the sellers to weatherize the home in advance).

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A Boise home is a Boise home, right? Nope! The homes in the area offer many different experiences. Some are closer to golf courses and leisure activities, while others are closer to the business of downtown. Choose a location in Boise that will best suit your lifestyle activities, whether it’s a place close to work, or close to play. You’ll likely not be disappointed.
So when you’re searching for your ideal Boise home, keep these three things in mind. They can help you lessen your stress and find you the Boise home you deserve.

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