June 2014

There are 2 blog entries for June 2014.

Those of us who have bought Boise real estate know that it's a great place to buy a home. But even the most ardent Boise City fan among us may not automatically think of our home town as a good place for a vacation. It's not the the city isn't a nice place. It is. We just see it through different eyes than the tourist would. In light of that, would it surprise you then to learn that our fair city has made Wallet Hub's "2014′s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations" list?

Why You Might Look at Your Boise Home in a Different Way

Boise, Idaho landed the number sixteen spot on this year's list. Buffalo, New York was number one, followed by Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Portland, Oregon respectively in the top five. The

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The number of Boise real estate sales so far this year closely resembled last year's sales.

There were 357 Boise homes sold in April this year, a 3% rise from 2012 and a 10% decrease from last year. In March, real estate sales rose 5% compared to 2013 and 16% compared to 2012. Overall, Boise real estate sale activity is down 5% compared to 2013. It should be noted, that while this is a slight decrease, sales are still considered very strong.

As real estate sales in Boise have risen in recent years, so have home prices. The median home sales price in Boise in April was up to $191,500. Since the begining of 2012, which is when home prices began to move upward, the median home price has increased by 47%.   

Of the 257 home sales April of 2014 (in…
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