Bill's Boise Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group
Occasional posts about Boise, real estate, and things that catch my mind... I love it here, and sometimes I just need to tell you about it!



The 2007 Parade of Homes by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho will take place beginning Saturday May 5th through Sunday May 20th.  This year there are 37 new homes on the Parade in new home communities from Star, Eagle, Hidden Springs, Meridian, and Boise.  (The BSASWI w...
We all know the old saw about truth, lies, and statistics.  We also know that real estate is local.  One of the headlines over at Mortgage News Daily is "Existing Home Sales Drop at Fastest Rate in 18 Years".  The article states that new data "mudd(ied) the real estate waters even further".  They...
I received the following comment last week on one of my older posts about Treasure Valley population growth:  I live in Idaho (think McCall) and love it. I am currently attending college outside the state, but I frequently return home to visit. My favorite aspect of returning home to my beautifu...
You've decided to buy a house.  You've found a Realtor and chosen a lender.  You've been pre-approved.  You determined what your new home should look like, and now, after a period of exciting (and sometimes tedious) searching, you find yourself standing in a home that meets all of your "must hav...
 Now that you have identified your new home, it's time to go find it.  Here is a place that a Realtor can add value and make the whole process easier.  Have you ever been fishing in a new river?  Did you read the guidebooks, then drive there, put on the waders, slap on any old lure, then go splas...
Now that you know what your budget and finances are, and how much you can spend for a new home, it's time to think about finding the right home to buy.  But where do you start?  Do you grab the Saturday Real Estate section and look at pictures?  Do you jump on the internet and search for "Boise ...
The first step in buying a home has to be understanding where you are financially.  Are we ready financially?  How is our credit?  How does a lender see our creditworthiness?  How much can we afford?  What is the best loan for us?  These are the kinds of questions that need to be answered before...
Early this past week I had the pleasure of meeting a young couple who are considering buying their first home.  As with all new buyers, they had more questions than they were asking, and it was apparent that they were following the old "look now, ask questions later" method, driving around looki...
We are seeing a marked increase in buyer interest and open house activity this past month.  The sales number I posted a couple of posts back show we're getting more closed sales as well.  I wanted to comment on the folks I'm meeting and talking to this past couple of weeks, especially at Open Ho...
Despite the many stories about the troubles in the subprime mortgage market and how it might affect the housing market, here in Ada County the sale of homes increased in March by 159 units over February.  Intermountain MLS shows 708 Single Family homes closed in March, making this the first month...

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