2014 Idaho Housing Market

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The Idaho housing market never did seem to regain momentum following the real estate bubble burst that lead to the recession. However, the first two quarters of 2014 brought on an unexpected trend toward normalization. This normalization is especially apparent in the Boise area. As the data shows, the state experienced the usual seasonal fluctuations in buyer demand and seller offer. Much like the rest of the continental United States, the levels … [Read more...]

2013 Idaho Housing Market

Idaho is enjoying one of the most quickly rebounding economies in the United States, and its real estate market is a healthy part of that trend. That, say experts, is expected to continue through 2013, with no sign of a slowdown in sight. Boise was recently named one of the top five cities leading the national recovery, as well as one of the top five cities with the highest home price appreciation. “In fact,” writes Boise Realtor Paula K. … [Read more...]

2011 Idaho Housing Market

Troubled by one of the highest monthly rates of foreclosures in the nation, Idaho's housing market is battling to find a bottom amid the worst real estate crash in U.S. history. Home sales rose while the federal government was offering a special tax credit to buyers, but then tumbled like an avalanche after the credit expired. Tight mortgage lending criteria and high unemployment beleaguer the market as it moves into the New Year with little hope … [Read more...]

Investor Real Estate Market Forecast

Lucky 7 Investor Forecast The Lucky 7 Best Investor Housing Predictor real estate market forecasts for 2008 are intended for investors willing to take a risk buying real estate to make a profit. Housing Predictor forecasts more than 250 local housing markets in all 50 U.S. states and the Lucky 7 Forecast is betting that investors will make a profit in the forecast markets. However, purchasers obtaining financing should be able to handle … [Read more...]

2010 Idaho Housing Market

The boost in home sales produced by federal stimulus tax incentives wound down quickly in Idaho, one of the most troubled states in the country in terms of foreclosures. Home prices have been rapidly declining in just about every market in the state, despite its picturesque beauty. However, there are some promising signs for the state as its markets sustain the downturn in real estate. The inventory of homes listed for sale is dropping in most … [Read more...]

Twenty Five Percent of Real Estate Markets to Appreciate

Nearly a quarter of the real estate markets Housing Predictor forecasts in 2008 will see appreciation, while the majority are projected to deflate with slower home sales. Some 251 markets are forecast in all 50 states for the year with 191 projected to depreciate. Sixty are forecast to appreciate. Those forecast to appreciate are generally less populous or have experienced slower housing cycles than the rest of the country, and most are … [Read more...]

2012 Idaho Housing Market

Pushed by record low mortgage rates and the lowest home prices in years, most of Idaho's housing markets are in the midst of a major turn around, and are projected to appreciate in home values by the end of the year. A limited supply of homes on the market in Idaho cities is also helping home prices to climb as the region pushes out of the bottom of the market. Boise had been one of the hardest hit cities in the U.S. housing collapse but the … [Read more...]

Home Price Appreciation Jumps 2.5% for Year

By Mike Colpitts For the fourth straight month home values have increased in appreciation across the U.S., according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. Prices increased 2.5% in June compared to a year ago in the 100 largest metro areas the company tracks. On a month-over-month basis, including foreclosure and short sales, home price appreciation rose 1.3% in June compared to May 2012. The company’s forward looking Home Price Index shows … [Read more...]

Home Prices Rise 3 Straight Months

By Mike Colpitts Home prices rose for the third straight month in May across the U.S., according to real estate analytics company CoreLogic. On a year over year basis the firm said average prices rose 2.0%, and also increased 1.8% compared to a month earlier. The firm’s Housing Price Index, which tracks 100 of the nation’s top urban markets, including distress sales, which are foreclosures and short sales, indicates that house prices “will … [Read more...]

Housing Recovery Delayed as Foreclosures Stall

By Kevin Chiu As many as 1-million homes that should have been foreclosed in 2011 will be delayed until 2012 stalling a housing recovery in the U.S. as lenders work through problems with foreclosure procedures, lawsuits and other legal problems, according to RealtyTrac. The foreclosure tracking firm reported that a total of 1,170,402 residential properties were served with foreclosure notices of one form or another during the first six … [Read more...]