Your Next Home in Boise Idaho - Check Your List!

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As you begin your new home search, the best thing you can do is start off by listing all the things you want. There’s so many great Idaho homes out there, but it’s unlikely you’re going to find everything you want. Starting off with a detailed new home checklist can ensure you do get the things you want, or need, the  most. We all have our own unique list of preferences, some more important than others, so it’s helpful to make two columns on your checklist, one for needs and one for wants. This is the part where you can dream big and go crazy, as the list will be modified as you go through each step of the new home buying process.

Things to think about:

Location. This one always comes first, and is undoubtedly the most important. Is your job in Boise? Are you looking for a commute time under 15 minutes? While that will narrow down the available homes to look for, it’s the first thing you need to think about. You may also find that as you hunt for a house in Boise, other homes that catch your eye may crop up that fall outside your designated parameters. Don’t dismiss them right out. One of them could end up being your dream home. Though for the sake of your checklist, start off with what you want the most.

Neighborhood. There are many different neighborhoods to choose from within Boise, each with their own character and disadvantages/advantages. Your real estate agent can really help you with this one, as they’ll have extensive knowledge about Boise neighborhoods. We can also answer any questons you may have on the trade offs to consider when you compare homes in Meridan, Eagle Idaho properties or the types of real estate in Nampa. Which brings us to the next point.

Amenities: Boise is your amenities headquarters. No matter which neighborhood you ultimately move to, you'll be close to the wide variety of things to do and places to go. It's simply a matter of what is most important to you. Do you want to be within walking distance of the Boise Greenbelt? Or the grocery store? Maybe you want to be closer to the mall? Whatever your preference, write it down on your list and your agent will be able to find homes that fit your criteria, or as close as possible.

While these are just a few of the things you need to consider and put down on your checklist, they are among the most important. Your list should also include things like home size, number of bedrooms, yard condition, property tax and so on.

Your new home checklist can, and should be a long one. Here's to happy house hunting!

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