Your Real Estate Advocate in
Boise & SW Idaho Since 1991.
May 14, 2021 Welcome! What Is New Here...
...Southwest Idaho- Seller's Market You could not ask for a better market to sell a home. The inventory of homes for sale and vacancy rates are near historic lows. Half of the homes sold in the Boise Metro in April went under contract in 4 days and most for more than asking with multiple offers. Why is the market so hot? Low long-term interest rates and affordability- dare I say it- trump temporary market conditions. It is still a good time to buy.
...Boise Market Among The Hottest in Next 3-5 Years NAR recently rated Boise in the top 10 metros expected to have the strongest housing markets factoring in domestic migration, affordability, consistent job growth, population age structure, attractiveness for retirees and home price appreciation.
...Home Prices Soaring Nationwide Nearly 90% of metros across the country posted double-digit gains, according to NAR in the latest quarterly report. The national median existing home price rose 16.2% year over year, the highest jump in at least 32 years. Boise-Nampa, Idaho (at 32.8%) ranks only 5th for highest appreciation rate.
...April Home Buyer Bidding Wars Still Strong How much over asking? See my Market Monitor, now updated to May 1st, for monthly updates on the Boise Metro housing markets; home prices, inventory, new construction, current trends and 14-year history.
...Mortgage Rates dropped slightly again this week, averaging 2.94% on a 30-yr fixed owner occupied loan, according to the Freddie Mac weekly survey. The all-time low of 2.65% was set in January. This is the main reason why the market is so hot.
...Q1 Price Increases in Boise Metro Were Amazing See my latest Quarterly Newsletter with updates & analysis on local housing market trends.
...Foreclosures- ZERO See all local repos currently for sale in my Foreclosed Homes and HUD Homes pages. Also for bargain hunters, my Auctions page with links to MLS listings for upcoming live & internet real estate auctions.
Help for Home Buyers... This market is challenging for buyers- listings go fast and most have multiple offers. How do you compete without overpaying? You need your own buyer's agent to help you prepare, coach and counsel you through the home buying process. 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, maintain confidentiality and work in your interest. I am required to be available to help you search, view, evaluate and make offers on homes for sale. I can provide a direct feed of MLS listings via email and a collaboration center that allows you to map, sort, save and track your favorites. Call or text me now at 208-866-3481 to get your questions answered.
Still renting? Home prices have sky-rocketed in the last year and we only have a one-week supply, so forget waiting for a downturn. With these near 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 maybe 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... Future appreciation is still a sure bet in the short term with strong population growth and housing shortages driving prices and rents up. 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 experience in construction & repair, owning rentals and have served many investors.
*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.
I help Sellers... I bring 30 years of experience in this market and a unique skill-set to help prepare your home for sale, 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 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 have invested in extra education to better serve you.
I serve Southwest Idaho- Ada & Canyon counties; Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton and surrounding areas.