Your Real Estate Advocate in
Boise & SW Idaho Since 1991.
January 15, 2021 Welcome! What Is New Here...
...Mortgage Rates rose this week from the new record low, averaging 2.79% on a 30-yr fixed owner occupied loan, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey. Rates are expected to rise this year, so make your move.
...Boise Market Among The Hottest in Next 3-5 Years NAR recently placed Boise among 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 Buyers Paid Over Asking in December See my Market Monitor, now updated to January 1st, for monthly updates on the Boise Metro housing markets; home prices, inventory, new construction, current trends and 13-year history.
...Strong Q4 Caps Amazing Year in Boise Metro See my Quarterly Newsletter with updates & analysis on local housing market trends.
...Foreclosures- ONE! 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... Remember that listing agents work for the seller (with few exceptions) and the asking price on almost all listed property already includes the seller paying your buyer rep. You need your own agent, who works only for you. 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 and make offers on 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 and beyond. 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, a discount is hard to find, but future appreciation is a good bet 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 major experience in construction & repair, owning rentals and 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...Ask me what your home is worth and I'll do a free market analysis that no computer-generated valuation can match.
My 30 years of 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 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- scroll to bottom to leave one.
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.