Quarterly Real Estate Update
Boise ID Metro Area
Q4 2020 Report (Metro Medians Added 2/18/21)

Strong Q4 Caps Amazing 2020 in Boise Metro. Record low mortgage rates and growing population are driving unprecedented demand in the face of extremely low housing inventory and this is driving home prices up faster than ever. These conditions will not change quickly, so another year of double digit increases is my forecast for 2021.

Boise Metro Home Prices- Q4 2020
Quarterly Median Existing Home Prices are the most reliable indicator of housing market price trends. Monthly numbers are too small and erratic. I use only existing homes in my chart, as the ebb & flow of new construction can skew the numbers.

AdaCanMedPriceQ419.gifThe Ada County median existing home price for Q4 2020 jumped a strong 5.9% from the previous quarter to $413,000. That is almost two percent a month! Normally, fourth quarters are weak, so this is a sign of pent-up demand and a strong year ahead. Year over year, the Ada County median existing home price ended the year up a remarkable 25.15%.

The Canyon County median existing home price for Q4 2020 accelerated an already strong pace, rising 8% from the previous quarter to $305,000. That is amazing for the off season.

Year over year, the median in Canyon County is now up a steep 26.5% when compared to Q4 of 2019.

Boise Median Home Price Comparison
This table helps you compare Boise Metro existing-home median prices and trends with national, regional and most relevant major metros covered by NAR in their quarterly report. Please note that NAR somehow blends prices together within metro areas and those numbers do not match our local MLS stats exactly.
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Boise Metro home prices have appreciated very quickly over the last 3 years. We surpassed the national median in 2018, but remain well below the more relevant Western region.  

The year over year column shows the change from Q4 2019 to Q4 2020. We are up an amazing 27.1% in that column, but we came in SEVENTH for highest appreciation rate on the full list.

Housing Inventory Shortages
Locally, our supply levels are a fraction of normal and this is virtually a guarantee that prices will continue to climb.

  Today in the Boise Metro, we have just a one week supply of homes. Half the homes sold in Ada/Canyon last month sold in 3 days! Buyers must be ready with financing lined up to make offers and compete against multiple bidders. A good agent/broker can help you get there fast, advise you on what it might appraise for and keep you from overpaying, balancing that with how many offers you are willing to make to secure a contract.

I have many more charts in my Market Monitor for more information on Boise Metro housing markets and trends, updated monthly.
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