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Boise home prices rise $225 per day

With only weeks of available inventory and homes selling in a median of 6 days, it’s no surprise home prices are continuing to skyrocket across the Treasure Valley.

We said goodbye to 2020 and rang in the new year with another round of record-high prices across the valley. In December, Ada and Canyon county and the cities of Boise, Meridian and Nampa all broke previous price records.

Over the past year, the median home price in Ada County rose by more than $82,000, a 23.6% increase to $432,462. Canyon County home prices increased by a whopping $85,000 since last December, a 33.3% jump to $339,900. Not to be outdone, the cost of the typical home in Boise increased by $86,000, or 25.6% to $420,750.

Fortunately for home sellers (and less so for

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Boise Housing Market Forecast 2021: Prices, Trends and Predictions

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted that within months the world would be battling a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, which would cripple both national and global economies. It was nearly inconceivable that local governments would be forced to limit or entirely shut down many business activities and that unemployment would rise to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

Just as no one could have predicted that national home sales would hit 14-year highs during this same time period, ringing in new price records in every major American city.

While it seems counterintuitive, what we’re seeing is two sides of the same coin. For better or worse, the roaring twenties have indeed arrived, and in Treasure Valley real estate at least,

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Boise furniture and home decor stores

While there are dozens of chain furniture stores in the Treasure Valley filled with hundreds of couches and tables and lamps, transforming a house into a home takes a personal touch. A new house is just good bones; you have to fill it in with heart and soul to make your home, well, home.

And by “heart and soul,” we mean mid-century couches that beckon you to relax after a long day of work; antique bookcases to hold a lifetime’s worth of tchotchkes and novels; a stately dining table designed to hold decades’ worth of family dinners; the perfect lamp to tie your living room together; and whatever else catches your eye and suits your personal style.

To help you find everything from big-ticket items to unique finishing touches, we’ve compiled a list

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Best Neighborhoods in Boise, ID

Your guide to exploring Boise's best neighborhoods – and what makes them top notch.

When hunting for a new home, people often forget to look beyond the four walls in front of them to think about how the neighborhood would support their lifestyle. But your neighborhood can be more than just a place to commute to and from – it can be the place you take long runs to unwind after work, or the home of your favorite brunch spot. It can be where you find community.

Neighborhoods are like people, full of quirks and strengths and weaknesses that are wholly unique. Picking the best one for your lifestyle and needs is important. That’s why we’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find the best neighborhoods in Boise hand-picked by us for their strengths,

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Harrison Boulevard Boise ID neighborhood

The story of Boise's Harrison Boulevard has been in the making for more than 100 years.

Imagine being part of a city’s living history – taking tea in the same sunroom once used by one of Idaho’s first governors, or cooking in the same kitchen where J.R. Simplot may have had a billion-dollar epiphany about flash freezing Idaho potatoes, or walking your kids to school down a road that was once lined with the tracks of Boise’s electric trolley car.

Living on the stately, tree-lined street of Harrison Boulevard in the North End is as close as you can get to stepping back in time to Boise’s early days as a fledgling city. When viewing its eclectic homes, most of which were built between 1901 and 1942, you might not guess that the street was Boise’s

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Choosing the Ideal Boise School

If you’re shopping for a home in the Boise area, you already know your decision hinges on a lot more than updated appliances or square footage; you’re vetting more than just four walls to sleep in.

You’re also examining how the particular neighborhood, community, and school district fits your family’s needs, and that’s a bigger task than taking a quick home tour. When you choose a new home, you’re also selecting a broader community to be a part of, including your child’s future school. If you plan to stay in an area for several years, you could be determining their access to every school they’ll attend throughout their K-12 education.

This means home shopping is also school shopping, and it’s time to do some homework. As with looking for a new

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Where to live in boise – best boise suburbs

For decades, Boise and the surrounding suburbs were the Northwest's best-kept secret, however, with the area's population growth projected to hit one million residents by 2040, it's clear the secret is out. Whether you crave expansive desert solitude, big-city bustle, tranquil farmlands, sleepy suburbs, or rolling foothills, there's a home in Boise, or a nearby suburb, waiting for you.

The Boise metro area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes small towns and big cities. Each offers unique strengths and vastly different housing options (and prices). Whether you're relocating from another state or considering a local move, the biggest question on your plate is likely, "where is the best place to live in the Boise area for me?"

You're in

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Treasure Valley Idaho - Greater Boise Metro Area

From the remote desert of the Owyhee Mountains, to expanding vineyards and family-run farms, to bustling metropolitan areas ringed by national forest, there is no other place in Idaho – or perhaps even the Northwest – that contains the diversity of the Treasure Valley.

In addition, job opportunities are plentiful, housing prices are reasonable, and national rankings show everyone from millennials to retirees think it’s a desirable area to live. So it’s no surprise that the Treasure Valley, also called the Boise Metro Area, is currently consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing in the nation.

But all that diversity can sometimes cause confusion. For instance, what exactly do we mean when we’re speaking of the Treasure Valley? Is the

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Buying a Foreclosed Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Buying a foreclosure can be an excellent opportunity to save money on a new property purchase. The key is to do your homework and go in with your eyes open.

In most parts of the country, home prices seemingly increase by the month. Despite the fact that there are fewer Boise foreclosures for sale today than there have been in the past few years, there is still very strong interest from buyers considering buying a foreclosure. With the potential to save some hard-earned money, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise.

So what exactly is a foreclosure and how do they work? When different people mention foreclosures, they are not always referring to the same type of foreclosure. Let’s review the five main types of foreclosures, how they differ, and

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Idaho Property Tax

For first-time and seasoned homeowners alike, Idaho property taxes can be confusing. For instance, what’s the difference between a home’s market value and assessed value – and which one is used to calculate property taxes? And why can two very similar houses in the same neighborhood have drastically different property taxes?

If you have a home mortgage, chances are your property tax payments are rolled into your mortgage payment each month. But it’s still helpful to know what you’re paying as a homeowner and why. Below, we break down how rates are set, how you can estimate your property tax rate, and how to appeal if you believe your property taxes are too high.

What Are Idaho Property Taxing Districts and Why Do They Matter?

Property taxes

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