Posts Tagged: idaho

Ed Elam – Boise Gay Real Estate Agent

Ed Elam - Boise Gay Realtor

After a successful career in the restaurant business in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California, Ed returned to McCall and managed the Shore Lodge before moving to Boise in 1994. Ed worked as an electrical contractor before obtaining his real estate license and putting years of experience building and remodeling homes to work. As a… Read more »

USA: Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota and California Post Largest November Home Price Gains

U.S. home prices in November were up 7.4 percent from November 2011, the largest year-over-year increase in 6 1/2 years, the Associated Press reported. In terms of monthly gains, housing prices were up 0.3 percent from October to November, according to CoreLogic which told the AP that the gains have been “widespread” in the U.S…. Read more »

Boise Home Sales to Continue Growth in 2013

Trey Langford talks to Boise home builders and prospective home buyers on a regular basis and continues to hear that optimism is growing. For five years builders have waited for the market to return and 2012 indicates that the demand for living in Boise is back. In 2011 nine thousand people moved to Boise but… Read more »

Boise is the Most-Improving Real Estate Market in the US

The Boise-Nampa metro area is the most improving housing market in the U.S., according to a report from CoreLogic, a national real estate research company. To measure the area’s market improvement, the company used year-over-year changes in its monthly real estate strength metrics — number of sales, home prices and delinquencies — in which it… Read more »

Boise Home Sales Strong in May

In May 2012, the Intermountain MLS recorded 604 home sales. While this did not represent a significant change in sales from the previous year, the average sales price was up over thirty thousand dollars. Also, due to the lack of inventory of homes, many buyers frustrated from bidding against investors, have started considering new construction…. Read more »

Idaho Foreclosure Rate Drops

RealtyTrac’s November numbers show a substantial drop in Idaho’s foreclosure rate. The state currently has the sixteenth highest rate of foreclosure in the nation, a big improvement from its August fifth place finish. The Boise market has been hardest hit in the housing crisis, with foreclosures concentrated in Ada and Canyon Counties. Idaho’s housing boom… Read more »

ID: Boise Area Home Sales Up, Prices Down in 2011

Existing-home sales up, prices down Ada County sales rose 7 percent in 2011 and Canyon County’s rose 8 percent, according to the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service. But median prices fell 7 percent in Ada, to $136,000 from $154,000. They fell 15 percent in Canyon, to $77,900 from $89,900. New homes reverse that trend Sales fell… Read more »

Boise Apartments Filling Up Fast

Aidan Hill moved into her first apartment Wednesday, a sunny, small one-bedroom in a new six-unit complex at 517 N. 13th St. “It’s difficult to find something that’s clean, in the right location, for the right price,” she said. Hill, 22, said she’ll bike to her job as a customer-service representative at a Downtown bank… Read more »

Idaho’s Economy Improving

Finally, some relief.After months of wading through a recessionary mud pit, Idaho’s economy is showing faint signs of pulling itself out of the mire. Consider: Idaho’s jobless rate hit a two-year low of 8.5 percent in November, down from an all-time record of 9.7 percent in March. Sales tax collections, while falling short of state… Read more »

ID: Boise Real Estate is a Seller’s Market

Metro Boise home sales in August jumped 30.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, to 1,180 properties, amid a seller’s market. Even so, home prices continue to sag under the weight of distressed properties across the region. Short sales and bank-owned properties account for nearly half of all home sales. At the same time, more than… Read more »

ID: State Real Estate Prices Dropped the Most in the Nation in May

May’s drop in Idaho home prices eclipsed all other states and the nation as well at 16.4 percent, including distressed properties, compared to May 2010, according to CoreLogic, an online tracker of real estate information. Idaho has topped CoreLogic’s Home Price Index since last year. Home prices in Boise and Nampa declined by 15.09 percent… Read more »

ID: Dream Home Was Full of Snakes

They slithered behind the walls at night and released foul-smelling musk into the drinking water. And they were so numerous that Ben Sessions once killed 42 in a single day. Shortly after buying their dream home, Sessions and his wife discovered it was infested with thousands of garter snakes. For the next three months, their… Read more »