Real Estate

Find the Best Real Estate Agents in Boise City, ID

In Boise City, no matter what real estate needs you have, you’ll need one of the best real estate agents to get you the price you want. There are a total of 2,143 real estate agents active in Boise City, but the top real estate agents in the area are proven to get better outcomes for their clients. According to real estate transaction data analysis, the top 5% of seller’s agents in Boise City, on average, sell homes for $28,186 more money than the average Boise City real estate agent. U.S. News has partnered with HomeLight to use actual real estate sales data to compare the performance of real estate agents and Realtors® across the United States. For Boise City, we analyzed real estate data including, but not limited to: how many properties the real estate agents have worked with, how quickly they’ve sold or bought properties for their clients…

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He came to Boise as a refugee. Now he’s working toward a seat on City Council.

Seven years after work on the 8th and Main Building began in Downtown Boise, construction continues to boom. New hotels, offices, apartments, condominium buildings add to the thriving Downtown. By A new candidate entered the race for Boise City Council on Thursday, marking the fourth person running for seats on the council. Tecle Gebremichael, an Ethiopian refugee who came to Boise in 2012 and became an American citizen in 2017, said in a phone interview that his goal is to bring a new perspective to the council as a West Boisean and a new American. “I think my campaign started from gratitude,” he said. “I came here with a couple of pairs of shoes, and this country was able to provide everything I need.” Gebremichael serves as a petroleum supply specialist in the United States Army Reserves. He is working on a degree in political science from Boise State University…

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Eye on Boise: Risch: Idaho’s growth is like ‘the dog that has caught the car’

Betsy Z. Russell (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review) Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – Idaho’s economy is booming, Sen. Jim Risch said Friday, saying, “We’ve been extremely successful. I liken it to the dog that has caught the car.” “We’ve had an unprecedented amount of growth. … Hopefully things will level out,” he said. “A more modest rate of growth will certainly be more manageable.” His comments came as Risch, former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and current chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, held a field hearing on small business in Boise on Friday. “Idaho is changing,” Risch said at the hearing, which he was the only committee member to attend. “Advancements in technology, commerce and communication have expanded our global economy to new reaches, and as a result, Idaho is now attracting more entrepreneurs to our state who were once bound to the confines of…

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8 displaced, cat dies as Boise apartments burn for second time in 2 weeks

Fire burned through the second story and roof of an eight-apartment building. By Eight people were displaced and a cat was killed by a fire that broke out in a Downtown Boise apartment building Tuesday night, a fire official said Wednesday. A firefighter was treated at a local hospital for an injury he suffered while battling the blaze. One resident of the building was rescued by three men who kicked down his door and helped him get to safety. The fire was reported at 7:45 p.m. at the building at 1421 Jefferson St. Property records show it was built in 1895. Investigators are trying to determine why there were two fires in the same unit on the second floor in two weeks, Boise Fire spokeswoman Char Jackson said. They have not determined a cause for either of the fires yet. The first fire was on April 12. Battalion Chief John…

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Another ‘Best Places to Live’ list, another top 25 ranking for Boise

BOISE, Idaho — The City of Trees has been ranked one of the ‘Best Places to Live in the USA’ by U.S News and World Report, coming at number 17 out of 125 metro markets that were surveyed. Boise’s access to outdoor activities was one of the biggest factors that went into its ranking. The U.S News’ profile on Boise says, "Boise is a recreationalist’s paradise. If you value the outdoors and time spent among rivers, mountains, canyons, deserts and lakes – and all the activities encapsulated therein – it’s worth a serious look." The ranking gave Boise a 7.1 rating out of 10, with the desirability rating of 6.2 being the lowest score of five factors. Net migration was the highest with an 8.2 score. MORE: What could ease the Treasure Valley’s traffic congestion? Boise scored a 7.1 for value, a 6.9 for the city’s job market, and 7.2…

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Boise: See 5 Local Homes For Sale

(Realtor) BOISE, ID — When you’re in the market for some new digs, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can be a laborious endeavor. That’s why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the initial work for you. Below, you’ll find the five newest homes to hit the housing market in the Boise area — including one with 3 beds and 2 baths for $286,900, and another with 4 beds and 3 baths for $549,900. Click on any address for more photos and details. Enjoy! Price: $295,000 Size: 1,880 sq. ft., 4 beds, and 3 baths Price: $549,900 Size: 3,134 sq. ft, 4 beds, and 3 baths Price: $399,900 Size: 2,164 sq. ft., 3 beds, and 2 baths Price: $494,000 Size: 2,063 sq. ft., 2 beds, and 2 baths Price: $286,900 Size: 1,452 sq. ft., 3 beds, and 2 baths Hungry for more? Keep scrolling for more…

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Boise teen moms beat the odds and get diploma

Boise, ID – Wednesday 18-year-old Hailey Gantz graduated from high school. Gantz’s story isn’t like most. She got pregnant at the age of 15. As she started thinking about her future, Gantz’s did not think the school would be an option. "I didn’t want to go to school because I had missed so much school. I was almost living by myself," said Gantz. Experts say without support about 70 percent of pregnant teens drop out of high school. Gantz’s counselor encouraged her to stay on track and helped connect her with the Booth Marian Prichett School. The school is a collaboration between The Salvation Army and the Boise School District. The District provides accredited high school education, and The Salvation Army provides social services and parenting and life skills classes to the pregnant or parenting teens who are enrolled.Deborah Nicely teaches at the school, and she credits the school’s success…

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Boise can grow new products, ideas and ag-tech leaders by cultivating our front lawns | Idaho Statesman

Last fall, I decided to till the front lawn of my East Foothills home in Boise. Replacing the sun-haggard grass, our kids and I replanted winter wheat and rye. We’re excited for the prospect of 110 loaves of bread that may ultimately precipitate, but the bread is only a fraction of what I desire. I see benefits in resource efficiency, education and community. Winter wheat is a dry land crop in Southern Idaho. It is well suited to our environment and can be grown without supplemental watering. It has never made sense to me to dump hundreds of gallons of treated drinking water, fertilizers and pesticides on a traditional lawn and spend time mowing, only to have something to look at. How much recreating do you truly do on your front lawn? Real estate agents talk about the property value of putting in a green lawn, but I would ask…

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The Lack of Safety Measures in Apartments Are Source of Danger for the Tenants

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Safety measures should also be kept in mind while constructing any building like homes, offices, shopping plazas or others. They are necessary to facilitate people during the time of danger. Like an emergency exit is badly required when there is a fire in the building or during some emergency situation. Therefore, during the absence of safety measure or safety ways there is much difficulty for the people. Mostly in apartments that are built for the purpose of the rental apartment that has been much negligence in the matter of safety and security. Very often we listen about the news when the fire burns tenants or other people or sometimes electric short-circuit burns whole of the building. These kinds of situations bring forward the matter of providing safety measures to the people, and more important is to keep them updated and aware about them. The awareness about these safety measures is…

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Schroders invests in commercial real estate lending firm A10 Capital

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Global investment manager Schroders has taken a 20% equity investment in, and provided financing in connection with the recapitalisation of, A10 Capital, a full-service commercial real estate (CRE) lending organisation specialising in mid-market CRE loans, including bridge and permanent loans. Schroders’ investment is being made alongside an investment by Gemspring Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in Westport, Connecticut. Concurrent with the investment, Schroders and A10 have entered into an agreement through which Schroders will benefit from A10’s extensive origination network and servicing platform to access mid-market CRE loan opportunities for its clients. The agreement also provides A10 with the opportunity to significantly diversify its balance sheet funding model. Karl Dasher, CEO – North America and co-head of Fixed Income, at Schroders says, “A10 has established a technology driven platform with a strong credit culture that fits well with our investment and corporate culture. Their sourcing and servicing…