Your Real Estate Advocate in
Boise & SW Idaho Since 1991.
July 12, 2019 What's New Here...
...Mortgage Rates held near a 3-year low and within a half point of the all-time low this week, averaging 3.75% for a 30-yr fixed owner occupied loan, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey. Could not be a better time to borrow on real estate!
...Spring Rush Peaked in June See my Market Monitor, updated to July 1st, for monthly updates on the Boise Metro housing markets; current trends and 10+ year history on home sales, inventory, new construction & prices.
...Q2 Housing Prices Jumped Big See my Quarterly Newsletter with updates & analysis on local housing market trends. Q2 Update Coming Soon.
...Foreclosure Bargains- Very Few See all (4) 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... The listing agent works for the seller and anything you say (like "I love this house!") could get back to the seller and hurt you in negotiations. The good news is: the asking price on listed property almost always includes a fee for your own buyer's rep, who will insulate you from listing agents and guide you through the home buying process. Hire me and get my personal assistance through every step, backed by nearly 30 years experience. I will work evenings and weekends to fit your schedule. I don't get paid unless you get a home. See my Why Use A Buyer's Rep article to learn more.
Hiring me as your buyer's agent makes it my obligation to be your advocate and work in your interest to help you search, view & evaluate all homes for sale in your price range. I provide automatic emails on listings that match your criteria from the best source- the local MLS, and a free collaboration center website dedicated to your search, allowing you to sort, save & map your favorites. Call or text me now at 208-866-3481. I can also refer you to good local lenders for financing & pre-approval.
Still renting? I can help. 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, the Boise housing market is tight, but strong population growth and the housing shortage has prices and rents rising with no end in sight. 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 Vacancy Report from NARPM for Ada-Canyon rents and vacancy rates.
I help Sellers...Ask me what your home is worth. I won't pad it just to get your listing, but I will also ensure you don't leave money on the table. This is the best seller's market I've ever seen and half the homes listed for sale sell in the first week. Buyer activity usually peaks in June/July, so now would be a good time to start preparing.
My years of experience 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?
To me they mean quality, commitment & experience. Actually, they are designations I have earned and maintain from the National Association of Realtors: ABR = Accredited Buyer's Representative, CRS = Certified Residential Specialist, GRI = Graduate of Realtor Institute. Last I checked, only 14 out of 1800+ Boise Realtors hold all three designations.
I serve SW Idaho: Mainly the Treasure Valley- Ada & Canyon counties; Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton and surrounding areas. Since 1991, I've helped buyers from Horseshoe Bend to Marsing and from Glens Ferry to Fruitland.