October 2010

There are 2 blog entries for October 2010.

There were 487 real estate sales last month in Ada County (Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Star). 47% were either short sale or bank-owned homes (81 short sales & 148 bank-owned).

As you can see below, the foreclosure market is not evenly distributed across Ada County. NE Boise had the smallest number of foreclosure sales that only accounted for 17% of its market activity while the largest influence was 71% in SW Meridian (see which areas had the most home sales last month.)

Foreclosure Market Share in September '10

Browse through the Boise short sales, Meridian short sales, or Eagle ID short sales.  Or, get a list of bank-owned properties and receive email updates on new foreclosures that hit the market.

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Have you wondered where most of the home sales are occurring in the Boise real estate market?  As you can see below, the largest number of sales are in NW Meridian, W. Boise/Garden City, SW Boise, NE Meridian, and North Boise.   These areas are identified by MLS zones 100, 550, 650, 1020, & 1030 on this map.

Number of Homes Sales in September '10 by MLS Area

While the above graph reflects real estate demand, the information more useful when supply is also taken into consideration.  The most effective measure to show that balance of supply vs demand is called an absorption rate (inventory divided by sales).  The following graph shows the absorption rate in September '10 by MLS zone.  The lower the absorption rate, the more demand and less supply.

The average absorption rate for Ada County was

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