May 2013

Found 5 blog entries for May 2013.

Today’s high demand for Boise, Idaho property, combined with low interest rates, has created a market that may be tempting for real estate investors. Real estate investing has always been a popular venture, being historically viewed as a great low-risk investment. Before you make the decision to invest in Boise real estate, be sure to keep the following information in mind.

Renters and Investors Face Competition

With many people competing for properties in Boise, this does cause rent rates to increase, but it also causes listing prices to increase. Real estate investors, especially those interested in purchasing rental properties in Boise, often must compete with numerous offers, which causes the prices to inflate.

Not All Boise Real Estate

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by Scott Evans

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Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Updated yesterday at 2:31 PM

MIDDLETON -- A Middleton man has a plan to get the Nampa School District's budget shortfall paid off in a short period of time.

The plan is to raffle off homes in Nampa and raise enough money to erase the district’s financial problems.

Faith and hope - those were the two words used today when talking about the likelihood of this plan to raffle off homes to pay off the district’s debt.

Faith in people wanting to help, and hoping they'll buy a ticket.

Phil Allaire moved to Middleton about three years ago.

Like the rest of us, he began hearing and reading about the financial problems in the Nampa School

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You’ve likely heard the news that Boise, Idaho has become a seller’s market when it comes to real estate. The combination of fewer homes being listed, and low interest rates, has led to an influx of interested buyers. This can lead to great opportunities for sellers, but there are a few things to keep in mind before listing your home in this seller’s market.

Is Your House Ready to Sell?

Before listing your property, it is important to have the home evaluated in order to determine the true value and identify any issues that may hinder the closing process. By working with a realtor, you can access reputable home inspectors and determine the best plan of action.

List Your Home Using a Realtor

Because of the seller’s market, homeowners may be

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Especially for first time homebuyers, it can be very disheartening to submit an offer to purchase a dream home, only to learn that the offer is just one of many being made for that property. In the increasingly competitive Boise real estate market, this is happening very frequently. Here are a few tips for buyers competing for houses.

1. Put Your Best Price Forward

Before you submit an offer, have your realtor perform a comparative market analysis. This analysis will help you determine what a truly fair price would be for the property, given Boise market conditions. Your realtor can help you determine an offering price that will be both attractive to the buyer, and fair to you, which could not only help you win a bid war, but may also reduce the

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Boise, Idaho is experiencing a seller’s real estate market, meaning that there is a good chance that the Boise home you would like to live in may receive multiple offers. When purchasing a home in a seller’s market, it is important to keep the following tips in mind:

Do Not Offer Less Than the Listing Price 

In a seller’s market, the seller does have more negotiating power and, with multiple offers being made, bidding too low may be the factor that causes the buyer to ignore your offer. Have your real estate agent help you determine the fairest bid price.

Include a Preapproval Letter with Offer  

Sellers are typically most interested in buyers who can close quickly. They do not want the transaction to be held up due to financing problems.

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