You can find sellers offering many concessions. It, of course, depends on their circumstances and determination to sell. Houses that are priced right are still selling quickly. Please give me a call at (208) 867-6949 or email me at Sue@SueDahlgrenRealtor.com with more information and I would be glad to help you figure out if what you are looking for is available. You can search the MLS on my website (below). Area 0800 is the Northwest end of Boise.
I have to agree with Sue, a good agent should know the area. A good agent familiar with area would know that state street is a five lane road in front of the house. Now a great agent would also know the area well and would have taken the time to investigate knowing that there is an inlet on State Street that gives the houses there another street between them and the main part of State Street. A great agent would give you a link to see for yourself: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=2430+W+State+St,+Boise Oh the marvel of technology!
I really hope Sue and the rest of the agents don't take my having some fun on Trulia personal. Agents not all but some just need to come around to the idea that we garner about as much respect as a used car salesman. There is no point in trying to hide information in hopes of generating a transaction. Give people what they ask for, do what you say, sometimes more just never less (thanks Floyd) and realize that real estate is a customer service business. That's my piece and Reed thanks for posting this question and for your continued interaction.
Apparently the inside scoop isn't all that hard to find in the MLS either. An agents worth is not measured by the ability to withhold information as much as their ability to find it. The MLS number if you want to review the north end home is 98356737. Drop on to a website like mine or any other with an MLS search and pop that number in. Presto! Not a bad home for the money.
Chuck Jones 208-697-7673
Let me see if I can give you an answer to your question instead of falling all over myself trying to get you to call me so I can sell you a house. The average asking price for your range in NW Boise over the last six months is $203,921. The sell price is nearly 99% of list price. Looking at that the better option is probably going to be to ask for seller concessions.
The numbers that the MLS has access to due not show the details of the transaction. I'm willing to bet if I were allowed to review the contracts of the 14 homes sold in they area over the last six months that there were considerable seller concessions. The reason being is a seller will usually give you one or the other. In most instances you can't have your cake and eat it too.
If you'd rather have more equity in your home from the start, offer a lower price. If a lower payment, seller paid closing costs, or an interest rate buy down is what you're going for then ask for seller concessions. I do hope that helps to answer your question.
Jill Potter 208-409-0529 or email email@example.com ...don't be nervous!
That being said, there is still a disconnect between some sellers and buyers in today's market. Sellers sometimes hold on to what they were told their home was worth in past years, which may not be the case today. Buyers tend to think that prices have fallen further than they actually have. This is why a good agent will do a market analysis on a home you are interested in. If we were working together, this is the first thing we would do on the property you have identified. We would determine what fair market value is on the property and then, together, come up with an offer price we were comfortable with. We would visit comparable homes to check out the ammenities. I would negotiate on your behalf. You don't need to know how to begin the process - that is my job.
Please give me a call (208) 867-6949 or send me an email (Sue@SueDahlgrenRealtor.com) and I'd be happy to get started on the market analysis. NW Boise has a lot to offer and I'd love to talk to you about it.
- And, Bravo for helping your parents! Sue
There are 72 homes based on your pricing criteria. Actually I used a range of 175-215K. The average price is $195,750 with an average of 70 DOM (days on market). Inventory has started to climb again and sales year over year are down by around 8% for Ada County in April.
So you should be able to find a deal depending on how stringent your criteria are. Remember if you are dead set on very specific on home features your prospects for a good deal become self limiting. Overall itâ€™s probably going to remain a buyers market for the rest quarter and possibly the next as the last big set of subprime mortgage adjustments for the year hit in June or July.
Depending on what it is your looking to buy(house size,lot demension..etc.)I always like to direct my buyers to the north end because they never seem to be sorry...you just have to have a realtor that is good at searching them out!You never know what position the seller is in or if they are willing to make concessions.I live in the northend and have found many wonderful homes at a great price.
I'd love to help you,