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Is Boise, Idaho no longer affordable?

Locals have been feeling this for years and now with interest rates on the rise, this is pushing the costs of homeownership up even higher. 

At times like these, when somebody finds out I am a Realtor, they often say, “you must LOVE this market” but I too am a local... I love helping people obtain the American dream of homeownership and it’s heartbreaking to witness locals being pushed out of this market. 

With so many factors facing our current market, you no doubt have questions.

  • If you own a home, should you sell now and cash in before the market changes?
  • If you are looking to buy a home, does it make sense to wait or move forward now?
  • What do we expect the next few years to bring?

Everyone has to live somewhere and since everyone’s situation is different, the advice we offer depends on many factors. Our team loves to ask good questions about your short and long-term goals so that we can offer the best advice to you. 

Don’t stick your head in the sand and end up having regrets. Let’s talk!

Please call us (208) 501-8200 or email us and we will promptly respond.

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Real Estate News
1. BRR Market Report: March 2022

The median sales price for homes in Ada County reached $575,000 in March 2022, an increase of 22.6% compared to the same month last year, and a new record for the county. This jump was driven primarily by the new construction segment...

2. How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer  
In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important.

3. Why a Real Estate Professional is Key When Selling Your House 
With today’s real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than ever. 


4. On the Fence on Whether or Not To Move This Spring? If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. 


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"Always attentive and listened"

Our agent, Alex Zayshlyy with West Real Estate was amazing! He was very patient with us over the several months it took us to locate the home we wanted to purchase. He was always attentive and listened to our wants and needs. Alex always worked his magic in gaining access into the homes we wanted to view. Since we live out of state, he even took videos of homes for us to see when we were unable to visit the houses in person. Alex went above and beyond to make sure all questions were answered …making this a very smooth real estate transaction. Thank you Alex…you are the BEST!

-Kathryn Baldassari

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This past week we traveled to Mexico to celebrate John’s 40th birthday. We visited Isla Mujeres, went scuba diving in a cenote, flew like a bird and bathed in a mud pit. We had a BLAST!

For the past three years we have been taking a week long trip just the two of us and it has been instrumental to our marriage and the vision we have for the company. We get the chance to dream about our future, get in some much needed R&R, laugh, and most importantly have fun together! We get to meet people with different backgrounds and perspectives as well as recognize the ruts we are stuck in. 

During this past trip it was amazing to see just how many people are glued to their phones nonstop. We vowed to be more self-aware of our distractions and to read more books. Next time you see us, ask us what we are reading and what our takeaways are. 

I hope that you too take time to get away with your spouse or someone you love. Read a book, meet somebody new, and have some fun! Life is too short and we are never guaranteed tomorrow.

Victoria West
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