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Boise & SW Idaho Since 1991.  

May 27, 2022  What Is New Here...

Mortgage Rates dropped 15 basis points this week, averaging 5.1% on a 30-yr fixed owner-occupied loan according to the Freddie Mac weekly survey of mortgage lenders. The above rate costs on average 8/10ths of a point, so the par rate (no cost) would be higher. Below is the last 50 years average on mortgage rates to put things in perspective.

Inventory Continued Climbing in April New listings outpaced sales in March and again in April, trending upward earlier than usual. Contract signings are also trending upward, so no clear signs of slowing with just over a 2-week supply of homes for sale. For details, 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 15-year history.

Q1 Home Prices Resume Climbing in Boise Metro  See my latest Quarterly Newsletter with updates & analysis on local housing market trends.

Help for Sellers... Buyers are motivated with rising rates right now, but a slow-down is coming. Home prices can't fall with such low supply, but increases will slow. Now will be the best time to sell this year, with the most buyers in the market and your yard looking its best. 
Consider me for listing agent. I offer 31 years of experience in this market and a data-driven approach to help you set a likely sale price, identify repairs/improvements that will pay in resale value, get maximum exposure for your listing and the highest possible sale price.
*Contact me for a free consultation, market analysis & estimate of proceeds.

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... First-timers should act fast to get ahead of rising prices and rates. Contact me for help starting the home buying process. I've helped hundreds of buyers to evaluate thousands of homes. See my Why Use A Buyer's Rep article to learn more.

Hire me as your buyer's agent and I am required to be your advocate and be available to help you search, view, evaluate and make offers on homes for sale. I make searching easy with MLS listings fed to your 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? We are in the middle of a national housing shortage that will take years to remedy, so it is very hard to imagine home prices falling soon. With still historically low interest rates expected to keep rising, now is the time to make a move toward home ownership. Ask me what it takes to qualify for a home loan. See my First-Time Buyer Page to learn more about buying a home, the financial benefits and the home buying process.

Help for Investors... CAP rates are low on investment property, but our local housing shortage is still driving prices and rents up. Vacancy is very low here and money is still relatively cheap, making it favorable to invest and leverage real estate for long-term appreciation, tax shelter and positive cash flow. I bring experience in construction & repair, owning & self-managing rentals and have helped many investors be successful.
*Ask me for the best income & fixer properties for sale or a sample cash flow/investment analysis on a rental property.

Also see my Investor Page.

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 education to better serve you.

I serve Southwest Idaho- Ada & Canyon counties; Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton and surrounding areas.
911 Balsam Boise ID 83706
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