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What a $400,000 Home Looks Like

What kind of house can $400,000 get you?

According to the Census Bureau, the median home price in the Western US is $410,600. If you are moving to Idaho, or from The Gem State, the data shows your relocation will most likely include California, Washington, and Oregon.

It probably doesn't come as much of a surprise that $400,000 doesn't buy much in major metros like San Diego (median home price $665,000), and even less in San Francisco ($1,762,500). But what about cities typically considered more affordable like Denver, Seattle, and San Bernardino?

While the days of the $200,000 house with the white picket fence and room for a family of four are no more, a quick look at the choices reveals Boise home prices are still relatively cheap.

Take

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Client Appreciation Party

Here are We Know Boise, the heart of our business is you, our clients and partners.

That’s why we host client appreciation events throughout the year—to say thank you and express our gratitude. In July, we hosted a “Last Taste of Summer” client appreciation party at Bodovino at The Village at Meridian and the event was a success!

Our client appreciation events are the highlight of our year. Without our clients, we wouldn’t be in business and we look forward to every time we get a chance to connect. As a team, we enjoy catching up with clients we assisted years ago, as well as current and recent clients.

At last month’s event, we reconnected with some of our very first We Know Boise clients—a special treat—as well as newer faces. Held at

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Take an Inside Look at the Latest in New Construction at Oregon’s Street of Dreams

I may not be able to predict the future, but I can give you some hints about what you’ll see in Boise’s new home construction in the coming years. That’s because I recently attended the NW Natural Street of Dreams at Stafford Meadows in Wilsonville, Oregon, just 20 minutes outside of Portland.

Just like our highly-anticipated local Boise Parade of Homes, the 2019 Street of Dreams showcases stunning examples of modern and innovative design, construction, floor plans, landscaping, and finishing touches.

The six homes I toured were excellent examples of what we’re seeing and will continue to see in the Boise new construction market and provided ample inspiration for those looking to build.

Farm to Table by builder Renaissance Homes - 2019 Street of Dreams Bespoke by Red Hills Construction Generations by BC Custom Homes
Priced from $1.1 to $1.8 million, these six luxury

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Five years of data and appreciation trends in the Boise real estate market

You have heard it before, "buying a home is a great investment." But just how good has owning real estate in the Boise market actually been?

As it turns out, probably better than you think.

The median home value in Boise has risen for eight years in a row. If you bought a house in that timeframe, you have most likely done very well.

While some fortunate buyers may have purchased at the market bottom, about half have purchased in the last five years, making that a better frame of reference.

Between the first half of 2014 and the first half of 2019, median home values in Boise jumped a staggering 68.4%.

So what happened if you bought a house in Boise five years ago?

If you bought in 2014, you paid the then median price of $193,000 and like the

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Boise Housing Market Forecast 2019: 5 Trends to Watch

Where is the Boise real estate market headed in 2019? In a nutshell - a move to a more balanced market.

First a quick recap of what’s happened over the last twelve months:

  • Boise area home prices jumped nearly 20%, with most neighborhoods showing flat or declining inventory.
  • Construction of new homes increased a bit but not enough to offset the high demand we saw from buyers.
  • Mortgage rates have risen from 3.92% to 4.87%, an eight-year high.

Price Appreciation Slows

Home values in the Boise area have been outpacing the national average since 2011. The double-digit appreciation we have seen over the last year will be a thing of the past in 2019.

The combined effect of higher home prices and higher mortgage rates pushed Boise

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What Boise Buyers Are Looking for in New Construction Homes

A new construction home is an ideal opportunity to have the house you’ve been dreaming of. While every client we assist is unique, there are some “wants” and “must-haves” we see on house wishlists across the board. Here’s a quick look at what we are seeing buyers ask for in a new home.

People-Centric Floor Plans Designed for Modern Living

There was a time when it was highly fashionable to segment a home, usually to add a sense of formality and to sequester the kitchen and bedrooms away from the entertaining areas.

Today, buyers want open floor plans with lots of natural light and are ready to sacrifice formal dining rooms, parlors, and living rooms to get it.

While open concept is nothing new, the focus has moved from the living room to

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Idaho Homeowners Exemption: Save On Property Taxes

Have you applied for your Idaho Homeowners Exemption for the 2019 tax year yet?

If you’ve recently purchased a house or moved to Idaho, you may be eligible for a property tax exemption. You’ll likely spend more money on owning a home than any other one thing in your life, so a tax break is a welcome relief.

A property tax exemption reduces the net taxable value of your home and up to one acre of your property. Instead of calculating your property tax percentage based on the full value of your home, the Idaho Homeowners Exemption subtracts $100,000 and determines your tax rate based on the resulting amount.

In 2017, the legislature set the exemption reduction at an even $100,000 (up to a maximum of 50% of the properties value), to remain in

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How Smart Is Your Home?

There was a time not so long ago when smart home technology was cost prohibitive and unrealistic for the average homeowner or apartment dweller. But as with any technological change, smart home gadgets have become increasingly affordable and practical as they move into the mainstream.

You don’t have to dive into the deep end to start making your home more convenient and safe, either: you can dip your toe in with a few inexpensive, easy-to-install devices. Here are our tips for easing into smart home technology. Fair warning, though: once you start incorporating a few of these devices into your house, you’re likely to quickly become addicted to the fun, function, and convenience of a smart home.

Stay Cool (or Warm) Wirelessly: Smart Thermostats

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Are We Headed For A Boise Housing Bubble

I meet a lot of people in my line of work. When people hear I’m a real estate agent one of the most common questions I get, "Is Boise in a real estate Bubble?" Considering local home prices have jumped over the last six years and memories of the great recession are still in the back of everyone’s mind, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.

There is a difference between a real estate slowdown and a housing bubble. So what is a bubble? “A run-up in housing prices fueled by demand, speculation and exuberance."

They start with high demand and limited supply which is the case with any rising market. But then, "Speculators enter the market, further driving demand. At some point, demand decreases or stagnates at the same time supply increases,

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Holiday Home Safety Tips

As we cruise towards the Holiday Season here in Boise, calendars will soon be full of parties and celebrations. Many will take to the skies or the roadways to spend time with loved ones. No matter how you will be spending the holidays, we’ve put together a list of must haves and have-nots to keep you and your home from getting burned during this Holiday Season!

Protect Your Goods From Porch Pirates

Shopping online sure beats fighting crowds at the mall. More people are shopping online and having gifts and goodies delivered home more than ever before. Protect your loot from would be porch pirates by scheduling deliveries while home. In cases where that won’t work, opt to have a delivery signed for or ask a neighbor to keep an eye out once your

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