Your Real Estate Advocate in
Boise & SW Idaho Since 1991.
September 18, 2020 What's New Here...
...Mortgage Rates ticked up this week from the new all-time record low set the previous week, averaging 2.87% for a 30-yr fixed owner occupied loan, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey. Never been a better time to borrow on real estate!
...August Sales Remain Strong, Lowest Supply Ever See my Market Monitor, updated to September 1st, for monthly updates on the Boise Metro housing markets; current trends and 13-year history on home sales, inventory, new construction & prices.
...Q2 Home Price Growth Nationwide, Boise Third Fastest See my Quarterly Newsletter with updates & analysis on local housing market trends.
...Foreclosures- ZERO! First time in decades. See all local repos currently for sale in my Foreclosed Homes and HUD Homes pages. Also my Auctions page with links to MLS listings for upcoming live & internet real estate auctions.
Help for Home Buyers... Please don't let the house choose your agent. Step one in the home buying process is choosing your own agent. Listing agents work for the seller and the asking price on almost all listed property already includes the seller paying your buyer's rep. Hire me and get my personal assistance through every step. See my Why Use A Buyer's Rep article to learn more.
Hiring me as your buyer's agent makes it my legal obligation to be your advocate, work in your interest and be available to help you search, view & evaluate homes for sale. I provide automatic emails on listings that match your criteria from the local MLS and a collaboration center dedicated to your search, allowing you to sort, save & map your favorites. I will coach you through the home buying process from qualifying to closing. I don't get paid unless you get a home. Call or text me now at 208-866-3481 to get started with a referral to good local lenders for financing.
Still renting? With these record low interest rates and rising prices, now is the time to make a move toward home ownership. I can help you buy, or get ready to, and with less cash than you might think. See my First-Time Buyer Page to learn more about buying a home, the financial benefits and the home buying process.
Help for Investors... Yes, Boise housing markets are tight, but appreciation is a good bet with strong population growth and a housing shortage driving prices and rents. Vacancy is low and money is cheap, making it a good time to invest and leverage real estate for long-term appreciation, tax shelter and positive cash flow. I bring major experience in construction & repair, owning rentals and have served many investors buying rentals and fixers. Ask me for the best income & fixer properties for sale or a sample cash flow/investment analysis on a rental.
Also see my Investor Page and the latest Q4 2019 Vacancy Report from NARPM for Ada-Canyon rents and vacancy rates.
I help Sellers...Ask me what your home is worth and I'll do a free market analysis that no computer-generated valuation can match.
My long experience in this market and unique skill-set will help to prepare your home for sale, price your home right, get maximum exposure and the highest possible price. I can provide market research and advice to help you decide when to sell, refinance or remodel. Contact me for a free consultation, market analysis & estimate of proceeds.
Repeat Clients... Thank you for trusting in me as your Realtor. In return I offer free advice, market price updates and savings on listing fees on any property you bought through me. Your endorsement would mean a lot to me- see About Me/Endorsements in the top menu.
What do those letters behind my name stand for?
They are designations I have earned and maintain from the National Association of Realtors: ABR = Accredited Buyer Representative, CRS = Certified Residential Specialist, GRI = Graduate of Realtor Institute. I've invested in extra education to better serve you.
I serve the Treasure Valley- Ada & Canyon counties; Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton and surrounding areas. Since 1991, I've helped buyers from Emmett to Marsing and from Fruitland to Glens Ferry.