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April 22, 2015

Your Real Estate Market Update - April 2015

By: John West

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Meet Your Team

This is our dedicated team who work together to give our clients the best service possible.

 

John West Derek Cassel Lauren Clark
Real Estate Consultant Buyer Specialist Real Estate Consultant

 

Nicole Brushey Daniel West
Real Estate Consultant Transaction Manager

 

Our Mission Statement
We believe that buying and selling real estate should be less complicated and more enjoyable. We are a group of people who are obsessed with educating, empowering, and helping people obtain the American dream of homeownership. 


Who do you know that's looking to buy or sell a home? If we have done a great job for you, please don't keep us a secret! Our team would be thrilled to help and will take excellent care of them.

Posted in Market Updates
April 17, 2015

Just Listed! 705 E San Pedro Street, Meridian, ID 83646 (MLS# 98584870)

705 E San Pedro Street, Meridian, ID 83646 (MLS# 98584870)

Beautiful Home in Saguaro Canyon! Priced to Sell & Move-in Ready!

Thinking of building or purchasing an existing home? Buy and save with this barley used, immaculate home! The new and improved popular 'Frasier 2 floor plan' offers 4 spacious bedrooms, a large bonus room, and office. Custom Alder cabs w/ slab granite. Bake center & 9'x8' walk-in pantry in the kitchen are sure to please. Tile shower & Marble slab vanity w/ corner soaker tub in master. Massive walk-in Costco closet off utility room. Over-sized 3 car garage w/ pass through roll-up garage door to backyard.

Quick Details:

Street Address: 705 E. San Pedro Street, Meridian, ID 83646

MLS#: 98584870

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Posted in Featured Listings
April 14, 2015

Just Listed! 2731 N Rough Stone Way, Meridian, ID 83646 (MLS# 98584397)

2731 N Rough Stone Way, Meridian, ID 83646 Home for Sale

Move-in Ready Home in Meridian with RV Parking!

Rare single level home with great RV garage on corner lot! Large kitchen & huge garage (approx. 32x32 - over 1,000') with a 13' center RV door. Front room could be an office or den/living room. Plus a spectacular covered patio in the backyard that runs the entire length of the house! The yard is fully fenced with lots of privacy - great for entertaining. Alta Construction put in many extras. Great neighborhood within just a few blocks from the park.

Quick Details:

Street Address: 2731 N. Rough Stone Way, Meridian, ID 83646

MLS#: 98584397

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Posted in Featured Listings
March 26, 2015

Just Listed! 422 W Meadow Creek Way, Middleton, ID 83644 (MLS# 98582175)

Just Listed! 422 W Meadow Creek Way, Middleton, ID 83644 (MLS# 98582175)

 By: Lauren Clark

Beautiful Move-in Ready Home in Middleton on Half an Acre!

Enjoy an almost new home with mature landscaping and countless upgrades! This home sites on .5 acres, and is fully fenced with full sprinklers. You'll enjoy all the pleasures of the HOA, with views of farmland & wide open spaces. There's plenty of room for all the toys and entertaining on the covered patio. Three car garage has pull through 4th garage door wash sink & storage. Inside is an open kitchen, dining & living room with floor to ceiling fireplace. Extra closet in the laundry built in's & custom window coverings. R.V. Parking and community pool.

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Posted in Featured Listings
March 20, 2015

Your Real Estate Market Update - March 2015

By: John West

Featured Resources:

  1. What's My Home Worth? Get a free instant value report!
  2. Watch the 7 Steps to Home Video Series.
  3. Start your home search.

Meet Your Team

This is our dedicated team who work together to give our clients the best service possible.

 

John West Derek Cassel Lauren Clark
Real Estate Consultant Buyer Specialist Real Estate Consultant

 

Nicole Brushey Daniel West
Real Estate Consultant Transaction Manager

 

Our Mission Statement
We believe that buying and selling real estate should be less complicated and more enjoyable. We are a group of people who are obsessed with educating, empowering, and helping people obtain the American dream of homeownership. 


Who do you know that's looking to buy or sell a home? If we have done a great job for you, please don't keep us a secret! Our team would be thrilled to help and will take excellent care of them.

Posted in Market Updates
Feb. 17, 2015

Your Real Estate Market Update - February 2015

By: John West

Featured Resources:

  1. What's My Home Worth? Get a free instant value report!
  2. Watch the 7 Steps to Home Video Series.
  3. Start your home search.

Meet Your Team

This is our dedicated team who work together to give our clients the best service possible.

 

John West Derek Cassel Lauren Clark
Real Estate Consultant Buyer Specialist Real Estate Consultant

 

Nicole Brushey Daniel West
Real Estate Consultant Transaction Manager

 

Our Mission Statement
We believe that buying and selling real estate should be less complicated and more enjoyable. We are a group of people who are obsessed with educating, empowering, and helping people obtain the American dream of homeownership. 


Who do you know that's looking to buy or sell a home? If we have done a great job for you, please don't keep us a secret! Our team would be thrilled to help and will take excellent care of them.

Posted in Market Updates
Feb. 5, 2015

Just Listed! 2536 W State St., Meridian, ID 83642 (MLS# 98577161)

Just Listed! 2536 W State St., Meridian, ID 83642 (MLS# 98577161)

By: Lauren Clark

Just Listed in Meridian! Move-in Ready with Updated Features!

Fantastic home located in Haven Cove Subdivision in Meridian. A new roof was installed in December, 2014 and this home is equipped with a security system. This corner lot has a fully fenced backyard, garden space, fireplace, and a patio for entertaining! Inside there are updated plumbing features, light fixtures and two comfortable living spaces. Seller is giving a carpet/flooring allowance to the buyer with an acceptable offer.

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Posted in Featured Listings
Nov. 15, 2014

Your November 2014 Update

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Nov. 15, 2014

Real Estate Market Update November 2014

Tapping the Breaks

Driving back down from McCall is never as much fun as driving up there. Mostly that's because what you're planning to do in McCall is more fun than what you'll be doing when you get back down to the Valley. But part of it is that there is at least one good downhill section of the road that always makes you think about your breaks. You notice the signs as you drive along telling you that a lengthy descent is coming. As you come to it, your foot comes off the gas and you start to coast. If you really want to save every drop of gas, you put the vehicle in neutral. It doesn't take long to pick up speed. Before you know it, you're racing along faster than you feel comfortable and your foot begins to move to the brake pedal. At that moment (if you're a little strange like me) as your foot hovers over the pedal briefly, you wonder if the breaks will engage when you put your foot down. As you've been racing down the hill, have you been safe because you can slow your descent or have you been in free fall the whole time and just didn't know how much danger you were in? Obviously the fact that you're reading this means that the brakes have always worked for you. That's good news of course! The rest of the good news is that our Real Estate market has brakes as well, and they seem to be working perfectly. Let's look at the numbers.

The first and probably most significant "tapping of the brakes" is that the total number of houses to sell stayed the same from September to October. That's huge as all of the warning signs for this time of year tell us that we should be on a steady decline.

The average sales price also remained roughly level.

The average days to sell a house rose moderately. This in line with what we saw last winter when it reached its peak in February.

The other major indicator that shows us that the market is not in free fall is the amount of negotiations for existing homes. Sellers have been giving up a little bit more (and sometime a lot more) each month in order to get their houses to sell. Last month, the sellers fought back and actually had to yield less than the month before.

Most likely, the major reason that the sellers could negotiate a little harder is the falling inventory. For the last several months we have had fewer and fewer new listings come on the market to replace those that have sold. Last month, we reached that magical moment when we actually had more sales than new listings.

In summary, while we expect that the market will continue to slow as it normally does at this time of year, it's good to see that we aren't in free fall (or dare I say having a bubble burst). The market is still acting rationally. If there are fewer houses on the market, some power will shift back to the sellers' side.

Advice for Sellers

  • While the market isn't quite as strong as it was this past summer, it is by no means sluggish. List your house now before everyone else does in January.

Advice for Buyers

  • Realize that most sellers who list in the winter have some motivation to do so and aren't just "testing the waters". Take advantage of that motivation.
  • Be realistic about what the market is doing and don't low ball the seller when you find the right house. Chances are, they don't have to deal with an unrealistic offer.
Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 24, 2014

Open House Tour - Saturday, October 25th

11292 W Kipling Way, Nampa, ID 83651

Quick Details:

Property Address: 11292 W Kipling Way, Nampa, ID 83651

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,215 Square Feet | 3 Car Garage

Subdivision: Westminster

Year Built: 2006

List Price: $188,000

Open House: Saturday, October 25th, from 1:30-4pm

Description: Why buy new when you can save time and money with this pristine home? It's move-in ready and won't last long. Popular floor plan with open space is sure to please. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, range, dishwasher, and granite tile counters. Large bedrooms with a bonus room that could also be a 4th bedroom. Spacious master suite and master bath. Plenty of natural light, soaker tub, and large walk-in closet. High quality laminate flooring and carpet throughout. Large backyard with mature trees.

Questions? Call or text John West at 208-353-5458. Click here for full property details.

3315 W Davis Lane, Meridian, ID 83642

Quick Details:

Property Address: 3315 W Davis Lane, Meridian, ID 83642

6 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 6,335 Square Feet | 4 Car Garage

# of Acres: 5.1

Year Built: 1999

List Price: $699,900

Open House: Saturday, October 25th, from 1-4pm

Description: 5 Acre Estate W/Views! Immaculate Two Story w/Basement. Six Bedrooms plus Den, 5.5 Baths, Loft, Rec/Bonus/Media Room, Formal Living and Dining, and Open Family Room to Kitchen & Nook. Two Staircases Up, One Grand Curved Open Stairway W/Open Loft Balcony Library. Views of Valley From Front. Large Covered Patio, Back Gazebo, No Back Neighbors Behind. Fenced Back Yard. Back 3 Acre Pasture Perfect For Horses w/Flood Irrigation Available. Area With Storage Shed and Perfect For Future Shop, 4 car Garage

Questions? Call or text Lauren Clark at 208-830-4610. Click here for full property details.