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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Lightly Lived In Custom Built Home


Lightly lived in custom built home by Ramsey Construction located at 10590 W Kyoga St in Star. Upgraded to perfection with granite counters in kitchen, baths and coffee bar in walk in pantry. Three spacious bedrooms plus office, hardwood flooring. Oversized 2 car garage plus 15X43 RV garage. Fabulous covered outside living and dining space surrounded by fountain and park like landscaping.



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Saturday, June 16, 2018

ADA COUNTY HOME SALES REACHED RECORD $404 MILLION IN MAY

ADA COUNTY HOME SALES REACHED RECORD $404 MILLION IN MAY;

DRIVEN BY INCREASE IN NEW CONSTRUCTION CLOSINGS

Key Takeaways:
  • The total sales dollar volume of all residential real estate sold in Ada County in May 2018 exceeded $400 million for the first time ever in a month, based on data going back to 2005. The previous high point was $371 million in June 2017.
  • This jump in dollar volume was driven by a 60% increase in the number of newly constructed homes that sold compared to May 2017, along with an 8.7% bump in the median sales price — reflecting increasing costs of land, labor, and construction materials.
  • Existing home sales were up just 2% from last year, but persistently low inventory pushed existing home prices up 16.1%, which further contributed to the record sales volume.
Analysis:
The total sales dollar volume of all residential real estate sold in Ada County last month was at the highest level ever in a month (based on data going back to 2005), reaching $404.4 million, an increase of 30.5% over May 2017. The previous high point was in June 2017 at $371.1 million.
May’s jump in volume was driven by a 60.1% increase in the number of new homes that sold compared to May 2017, along with an 8.7% year-over-year bump in the median sales price.
Existing home sales were up just 2% from last year, but persistently low inventory and high buyer demand pushed existing home prices up 16.4%, which further contributed to the record sales volume.





Info taken from "Boise Regional Realtors".

Friday, June 15, 2018


Beautiful home on nearly 2 acres located at 13378 Skyview St. in Nampa.  This beautiful home has 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4 car garage and over 4500 square feet!  Outside you'll find a beautiful yard, riding arena and barn.  Come take a look today!



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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Great Home On Spectacular Lot!


Great home on a spectacular lot! Located at 4182 Braveheart Ln in Eagle. This property sits on 1.92 acres in a very quiet sub with a single street and a cul-de-sac. The Galley style kitchen with double ovens & separate prep sink will meet your family/entertaining needs! The best portion of the lot is ready for your dreams...shop, barn horses, you decide! New roof in 2014.



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Friday, June 8, 2018

Waterfront Living



Absolute waterfront living in SE Boise’s highly desirable River Run. Located at 1901 Lake Heron Lane. This one-level 2/2 townhome is nestled in a natural setting at the end of a quiet cul de sac with ducks, geese and beaver galore.  Whether sitting on your large deck overlooking the lake or enjoying coffee on the shady patio in the front courtyard, you’ll love living here. A block to the community pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Steps to the Greenbelt, Boise River and walking paths. Very close to shopping, restaurants and downtown.  



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Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step


In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.
Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing if your dream home is within your reach.
Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-approval in the ‘My Home’ section of their website:
“It’s highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved before you begin house hunting. Pre-approval will tell you how much home you can afford and can help you move faster, and with greater confidence, in competitive markets.”
One of the many advantages of working with a local real estate professional is that many have relationships with lenders who will be able to help you with this process. Once you have selected a lender, you will need to fill out their loan application and provide them with important information regarding “your credit, debt, work history, down payment and residential history.”
Freddie Mac describes the ‘4 Cs’ that help determine the amount you will be qualified to borrow:
  1. Capacity: Your current and future ability to make your payments
  2. Capital or cash reserves: The money, savings, and investments you have that can be sold quickly for cash
  3. Collateral: The home, or type of home, that you would like to purchase
  4. Credit: Your history of paying bills and other debts on time
Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and it often helps speed up the process once your offer has been accepted.

Bottom Line

Many potential home buyers overestimate the down payment and credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage today. If you are ready and willing to buy, you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to do so.



Story taken from "Keeping Current Matters".

Monday, June 4, 2018

Close To Golf Courses


Elegant home located at 8111 S Diego Way in Boise, close to several Boise Golf Courses! Custom detail, vaulted ceiling in main living spaces, spacious bonus room above oversized 3-car garage, sunroom & MORE! Inviting entry opens into an open concept great room w/gas fireplace. Beautiful master suite w/vaulted ceiling, corner soaker tub, separate shower, dual vanity & walk-in closet. RV parking, storage shed, mature landscaping and flower garden w/vinyl fencing, back patio w/hot tub area, excellent view of Owyhee Mountains and awesome sunsets.



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