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July 2015

Found 5 blog entries for July 2015.

The City of Trees offers over 100 parks throughout the city, so there’s no shortage of options to help you get out and enjoy the fresh air and open space. With great weather and recreational opportunities here, we’ve rounded up some of the Best Boise Parks to visit.

Ann Morrison Park urban park located within the Downtown Boise Area. Ann Morrison Park is a 153-acre park and is situated alongside of the Boise River. During the summertime, the park is the drop off destination for river floaters. Throughout the year the park is host to several events including the popular Boise Balloon Classic in August. Ann Morrison Park is a staple for all things recreation here in Boise offering softball, football, volleyball, tennis and soccer fields, and playground.

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In Ada County, rental vacancy rates increased by 1 percent to 3.8 percent in the 2nd quarter of 2015.  In the second quarter of last year vacancies stood at 3.7 percent. Single family properties saw the greatest increase in vacancy rates from the last quarter. It’s important to keep in mind, single family vacancy rates are considerably lower than the 5.4 percent we saw in the second quarter of 2014.

Rental market trends for the first half of 2015 are showing multifamily and single family vacancies continue to increase. Rental rates increased slightly for single family homes, with an average of a $9 increase. There was an overall decrease of $31 in rental rates for multifamily homes. On the average, Ada County showed an $11 increase in rental rates over

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How to Choose a Realtor to Sell Your Home

So you’ve taken that job offer in another state, or perhaps you’ve simply outgrown your current home. You spent time personalizing and making the home yours and chances are, you remember the day you bought your property, signed all your documents and got your keys.

Depending on the circumstances, it can be an emotional time for someone to sell their home, but the time has come to put the property on the market. So the question is… how to choose a Realtor to sell my home?

Not only is it the home itself that sells the property but choosing the right listing agent to get the job done is of utmost importance. I can’t stress enough how the experience of selling your home can be the difference between night and day depending on whom you choose to sell

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You are now an expert on how to buy a house – you went to open houses, put in offers and found the home of your dreams! Fast forward to the closing, the end of the road of your home buying experience. Now you’ve found yourself in a conference room- pen in hand, ready to sign away. While the closing home timeline varies for every closing, most likely in the next couple of hours, you will officially be a homeowner!

What is a Home Closing? In simple terms, a closing is where the home purchase is finalized and ownership of a property is transferred from seller to buyer and made official with the county.

Things to Expect During the Closing Process

Your lender will send all the mortgage paperwork to the title company- who acts like an impartial 3rd

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Single family home sales in the Boise real estate market for the month of June totaled 568. This is a 12.5% increase in Boise home prices, versus the 454 homes sold in June of 2014. Median sales price for June was $218,750 which is a 10.76% increase from last year at $203,250. The median price per square foot for a single family home was $128.

Median days on market is still very low at only 13 days however this is an increase from May which only saw 8 days on market. This time last year, average days on market was just 16 days. Right now in Boise we currently have 2.05 months of inventory available. This is a decrease from the 2.43 months we had last month.

New homes sold in Boise totaled 57 units. This was five more units than this time last year

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