Boise Idaho Real Estate

When people are thinking of relocating from one state to another, many times they wonder what are the safest states to live in. Happily, Idaho ranks as one of the safest places in America to move to if you're facing a move.

Yahoo Homes, Idaho reports that Idaho earned its #7 ranking on the top ten list of safe places to live because of the following factors. These were taken from the FBI's 2013 Uniform Crime Report. This list measures the number of incidences for the following crimes:

  • Murder/ manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Larceny
  • Vehicle thefts
Other factors aside from crime also went into the formula. Among them were educational attainments and income and poverty rates.

Vermont topped the list as…
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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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The Wall Street Journal recently brought up an issue that's likely to be near and dear to many people who want to sell their Boise, Idaho real estate. Do you need to undertake some home improvement projects before you try to sell your home? That was the question posed, and in short, the answer seems to be 'yes,' although home owners in different parts of the country concentrate on different things for these types of home improvement projects.

How to Sell Your Home in Five Easy Steps

The truth of the matter is, there aren't five easy steps to selling your Boise home for sale. There are a lot of them, but making quality home improvements can help (as can doing some home staging). For example, if the WSJ article, one home on the market sat for two months with

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Looking for fun things to do in Boise this weekend? Then you'll want to check out what's happening with the weekend activities for Boise Bike Week. For those of you in love with the Boise greenbelt and who've been hankering to leave your piece of Boise, Idaho real estate, this might be the perfect opportunity for some outdoor recreation and fun that you can do with friends and kids in tow.

Things to do Around Boise for May 16, 17 & 19

To get you up to speed, Boise Bike Week kicked off earlier this week, and if you were anywhere near the Boise bike paths near Boise State University, you know that there were fresh bagels to be had and free bike repair kits. However, there are still events yet to do.

Friday is the Bike to Work Day Celebration, so if you've been

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For many Boiseans, riding their bikes on the Boise greenbelt counts among their favorite activities. And why not? Among the things to do in Boise, it's relatively inexpensive, beautiful and peaceful. If you've got a hankering to really get out and enjoy the bike path, you'll want to make sure your bike is in tip top shape for the experience. The Bellingham Herald has a few tips for making that happen.

Before You Do Anything Else

You're probably chomping at the bit to really take your bike for a long ride along the Boise River. However, first and foremost, your safety on the Boise greenbelt trails as well as on the road should be your first priority. KTVB reported recently that the Boise Police Department unveiled a bike-themed police car to remind viewers…
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Boise Real Estate

1829 S Eagleson Rd. Boise, ID 83705

Status: Sold

  • Price: $124,900
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 1
  • Sq/ft: 1000+/-
  • Year: 1982
  • MLS: TBD
This home truly is a must see! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000+/-sq/ft all on one story! Cute and cozy house with everything a homeowner would need, along with warm fireplace and two car garage. Also has 100sq/ft patio to enjoy this summer, and nice front yard with lots of parking. Great location on Boise Bench just minutes from downtown! 
       
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Boise Real Estate

6323 W Everett St. Boise, ID 83704

Status: SOLD

  • Price: $114,900
  • Bed: 2
  • Bath: 1
  • Sq/ft: 842
  • Year: 1910
  • MLS: 98553427

Great condition! Beautiful home in a convenient W Boise location with refinished hardwood floors, slab-granite countertops, fresh paint, new hot water heater, stainless-steel appliances, tile floors in kitchen & bathroom, and a huge backyard! Tons of wood-casing/built-ins gives a classic, warm feeling to the home.

 

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Boise Real Estate

2821 N Woody Dr. Boise, Idaho 83703

Status: SOLD

  • Price: $224,900
  • Bed: 3
  • Bath: 2
  • Sq/ft: 1580
  • Year: 2004
  • MLS: 98554863

Coming Soon: New Listing near the foothills in Boise, Idaho. This home is in great condition; 3 bedroom, 2 bath single level built in 2004 located in the Woody Subdivision. This home has an above average lot size of .18 acres with great landscaping and 1580 square feet all on a single level! It also features a 400sq/ft deck with patio cover making it the perfect entertainment home especially for backyard BBQ's... Summer is on its way! Hardwood floors, fresh paint, stainless-steel appliances and great location. Also features large 2 car garage and quick drive to downtown Boise. 

 

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It might be a source of pride to be named one of the best places to live in America by Forbes. However, Boiseans may be inclined to worry a little now that Boise has made yet another 2014 "Best of" list for the magazine, this time for "Best Places to Raise a Family."

It seems apropos given that Movoto named Boise one of the safest places to live in a recent article.

The Way of Life in Boise, Idaho is Key

Will all these accolades cause an influx of people who want to buy Boise real estate? Who knows? Chances are, if people do move this way, it won't only be the fact that Boise counts among the best places to live in the US because of attractions like Bogus Basin or the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or the greenbelt and the Boise River. In fact, it was Boise's…
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