I think I might have a property for you! It's a 3 bedroom w/office at Cloverdale & McMillan in Boise. It's directly across from Centennial High School and a short distance to both the middle school & elementary. It's on a cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood. There's a great park close by as well. If you haven't found anything yet, give me a call and we can set up a tour for you! 208-639-1717 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out some photos on our website http://www.capitalgroupco.com. Good luck on your move, you're going to love it here! :)
Welcome to the Boise area. I want to second Jim Paulsons' response to you concerning looking at a property to own as compared to renting. Second, if you have a list of properties that you want to look at when you get to Boise the week of June 3-7, let me know which properties they are and I will see which ones are available. I would be willing to help you out in doing some research and showing you around the area. Let me know if you still need some help.
Thanks for your time.
I am glad to see that there are a few people that have agreed to work for free for you for a few days. Sometimes, there are people that are willing to help without getting payed - especially for vets on Memorial Weekend. ;)
Keep in mind though if you have your DD214 you can use your VA eligibility to buy a home with no down payment and we can typically negotiate with the seller to pay your closing costs so you can effectively move in for $0.
Typically, if you are going to live in an area for four years, you will be better off buying than renting. Historically, properties in the US appreciate at 3.8% a year. So, if you bought a $150,000 home at 4% interest with no investment (due to VA options) your payments would be $716.12 for principle and interest plus say another $175 for taxes, insurance, etc you would still be under $900 a month.
If it goes up the 3.8% average for four years, it would be worth roughly $174,132. Even after you pay all the fees to sell the property (estimated at 8.5%) you would still have a net profit of roughly $9,331 (and that is before you figure being able to write off your mortgage interest interest and your property taxes)!
I strongly encourage you to consider buying a home instead of renting one so you can pay yourself and not your landlord.
What is your email address and phone number so I can have one of the girls give you a call.
Shelly Dyer ~ Realtor 208-462-4762 ( now till Tuesday ) then 208-459-6501
J & J Real Estate, LLC
Judy Bistline - Co Owner - 208-459-6501 Home/ 208-371-6501 Cell
Jody Benson - Co Owner and Broker ~ 208-250-5289