931 W. Great Basin Drive – Meridian, Idaho
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Here are comparisons of price appreciation for Boise, Idaho homes for September 2015 vs. September 2016.
Average Price Comparison
Median Price Comparison
Data pertains to Ada County single-family homes on lot or acreage.
Data does not include condo or townhome properties.
Data range = 9/1 thru 9/30 of each year.
I see many Boise homes for sale in subdivisions with a HOA (Home Owner Association and CCRs (Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions).
Fact it, nearly all of the newer subdivisions in the Boise real estate market have HOAs and CCRs.
Plainly stated, CCRs are “the rules” and they explain what is and isn’t allowed in a subdivision.
Amazing as it may seem, many buyers first learn about the CCRs for the home they’re buying when they get to the closing table.
My standard practice is to provide a copy of the CCRs to my buyers before they sign an offer to purchase.
And, I strongly urge my buyers to review and understand the CCRs as part of their home buying process.
Here are a few things to look for:
This is just a sampling of things to consider.
Make sure you do your ”homework” and understand the CCRs before you make that buying decision!
Many Eagle, Idaho homes are surrounded by mature trees providing gorgeous Fall Color now.
That stunning Fall Color is already producing a lot of falling leaves.
Many of those fallen leaves will end up in your gutters and potentially cause problems for you when our rainy season arrives.
The following is a true story:
Several years ago, I represented sellers whose home had gutters packed with leaves.
During a very heavy December rain, those gutters overflowed and resulted in a crawlspace filled with several inches of water.
Naturally, this occurred right after my sellers had accepted an offer, but before the home inspection.
My sellers had to have a crawlspace drain system installed at a cost of thousands of dollars in order to keep their deal together.
Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of leaves this Fall!
If you’re planning to sell your Eagle Idaho home, you probably have some work to do.
Living in your home and preparing it for sale are two entirely different things.
Your chances of achieving a top-dollar sale are largely dependent upon making your home appealing to prospective buyers.
Homes in pristine, move-in condition always command higher prices and sell faster than those that need work.
Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare your home for a top-dollar sale.
Remove The Clutter
This is almost always my #1 recommendation when listing a home.
Go through your home with a critical eye and put away everything that creates visual clutter.
This often means putting away small kitchen appliances, the kids’ toys, refrigerator magnets/to do lists, the cat little box, removing that wall full of family photos, and other items that cause visual distraction.
If your home and garage are crammed with too much “stuff”, you may want to consider renting a storage unit and removing your excess possessions.
Less clutter will create a better viewing experience for prospective buyers and allow them to visualize it as “their home”.
Scrub and Clean
Look at your home, inside and out, with a critical eye toward dirty windows/screens, fingerprints and smudges around light switches, dirt in window frames, etc.
Identify those areas needing attention and get out the Formula 409™.
Have your carpets professionally cleaned if they haven’t recently been cleaned.
Eliminate offensive pet odors.
That doesn’t mean getting rid of Fluffy or Rover, but do whatever you must to avoid turning off buyers who aren’t fond of pet odors.
Most homes, unless they are almost new, can benefit from paint touch-up around the doors, windows, and other trim areas.
How about the front door?
The old saying “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” must have been coined for front doors!
It’s also a good idea to neutralize some of those bold colors that used to be “in”.
Many of today’s buyers are tired of looking at homes with red walls and kids’ bedrooms decorated with several different bright colors.
And, contrary to popular belief, BSU colors may seem like a good idea, but most people don’t want their master bedroom painted blue and orange.
Remember – a little paint often goes a long way toward making a home more appealing.
Be Prepared For Showings
Unfortunately, showings can happen at a moment’s notice.
Therefore, your home should be kept in showing condition at all times.
This means beds should be made, clothes hung in the closet, landscaping kept trimmed, etc.
You should also have a lockbox installed to make your home easy to show.
Buyer’s agents avoid homes that are difficult to show (like appointment only), and buyers often interpret homes that are difficult to view as being owned by sellers who don’t care if they sell.
Preparing your home for sale usually requires some effort, but it will pay off with a faster, top-dollar sale and a smooth closing!