Home Buyer's Guide and Tools

Boise homebuyers receiving their new home keysWhether it's your first time or your fifth, buying a home is exciting! For most Americans, a house is their biggest investment, so as realtors we want to ensure our clients buy the home of their dreams.

Now is the perfect time to buy a home to get the most out of your investment. The real estate market in Boise, Idaho is booming. Home values have been on the rise and are showing no signs of stopping. These positive market trends are capturing the eyes of people from across the nation and bringing more and more home buyers to Boise.

With so many people relocating to Boise, housing supply is low. The influx of buyers and the low housing supply has made Boise's real estate market more competitive than ever. But, with a great real estate agent, you don't have to worry about missing out on Boise's best real estate deals!

Here's a Greater Boise homebuyer's guide to get you started:

Buying a Home in Boise, Idaho

Getting a great real estate agent is important when buying a home, especially in a competitive market like Boise’s. Our agents at The Mike Brown Group use local expertise to find you premier neighborhoods that suits you and your lifestyle.

There is so much to consider when choosing which neighborhood is best for you. Whether you want a low-maintenance property close to trendy restaurants and bars, or a stately single-family home down a quiet street, Boise has the neighborhood for you.

Boise is filled with fantastic communities with properties suitable for all home buyers. The North End is a charming, tree-lined community with amazing historic homes. This area is near the downtown core, so residents have easy access to all the amenities of the city.

Boise Bench is a more affordable neighborhood near downtown, where you can find phenomenal single-family homes with great views of the Boise River.

There are so many other great areas around Boise with top-quality school districts and lush green areas, perfect for growing families. Check out our community pages to learn more about what Boise neighborhoods have to offer, or talk to one of our agents at The Mike Brown Group who are always happy to share their local advice.

After you find the perfect home in a prime neighborhood, your realtor will work with you to build an attractive offer. Our agents are trained in making your offer stand out among the competition.

Tips for Buying a Home in Boise

Although buying a home is exciting, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. So, here are some tips to consider in your home-buying process:

Get Your Mortgage Pre-Approved

Getting your mortgage pre-approved before you start searching for your new home is a great idea for two reasons:

  1. You'll know your budget
  2. Your offer may look more attractive to a seller

When you get your mortgage pre-approved, you’ll know exactly what you can afford, as well as your loan options.

Also, a pre-approved mortgage shows the seller that you’re motivated to buy, making your offer stand out from the competition.

Create a Must-Have List

Prioritizing your must-have list before you start looking makes the home-buying process much easier. You’ll be able to make fast decisions on whether or not a home is right for you based on your deal-makers and your deal-breakers.

Open Up Your Schedule

Buying a home in a seller’s market means homes sell fast. So, when your realtor updates you on new homes on the market, you’ll want to strike while the iron’s hot! Make sure your schedule is flexible so you can be one of the first buyers to view amazing Boise properties.

More Home Buyer Resources

Use our Online search tools to find a variety of properties for sale (single-family homes, condos, townhomes, etc.) 

Registering for the home finder! Save your searches and keep track of your favorite listings! When a home comes available that matches your criteria, you’ll be the first to be notified via email.

Here’s our Relocation Guide to learn more about the Treasure Valley!

First time home buyers? Read about some things you need to be aware of if you’re new to this process.  

Our Guarantee and find out why working with us makes buying a home in Boise a pleasant experience.

Use our Mortgage Calculator to figure out what your mortgage payments will be on the home you want. 

Out-of-country purchases.If you're outside the U.S. and want to buy property here, we can help. 


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