SELLING YOUR HOME
When selling understanding the Boise real estate market and how your home compares is key. A home value consultation will provide you with three options and three home values before putting a for sale sign in your yard:
AS-IS - Selling your home "as is" means other than removing most personal items, putting your home on the market in its current condition.
MINOR IMPROVEMENTS - With minor updates such as fresh interior paint, basic staging and fresh landscaping you can dramatically improve the first impression leading to a higher sales price. Most homeowners can handle the recommendations on their own without necessarily hiring outside contractors.
FLIP YOUR HOUSE - Maximize your home’s value by updating many of the features desired by buyers in your area. Obtain a key list of recommendations and outside contractors to get the work done (unless you plan to do it yourself).
buying a home
Whether you are buying a home for the first time or changing homes navigating the quickly changing Boise real estate market is essential. There are key steps to take in the process before starting the actual fun part, the home search. Here’s what to do before visiting your future home:
FINANCING – Without an all-cash offer your first step would be to talk with a lender. A lender will review your income vs debt and let you know what home you could potentially afford. Get a preliminary idea of a mortgage payment with this mortgage calculator
TIMING - Do you need to sell your current house before buying the next one? Are you waiting for a job transfer before you decide to buy? Are you planning to downsize, upgrade or waiting until after the school year to move? All of these factors and how you are financing the home play a role in when you start the actual home search.
HOME SEARCH - This can be the most fun or daunting part of the process. Start out with your personal home search portal where you can look online at homes that meet your price and criteria as they come on to the market. Then you can start visiting the homes that are on the top of your list.
relocating to idaho
Custom tours to visit Idaho real estate, unique Boise & the surrounding areas' neighborhoods & local communities can be a great way to decide which part of The Treasure Valley you will call home.
SURROUNDING CITIES - You've heard a lot about Boise, but what is life like in Kuna? How far is the commute to Nampa? What's kind of homes are in Idaho City?
NEIGHBORHOODS - You've found your city, but now which neighborhood do you start looking in? Get a feel for an area and it's schools, commute, dining, and community.
COMMUNITY - Dive deeper into a neighborhood and check out some of the best local businesses, parks and public services that the locals love.
Let me Introduce myself
I'm Jennifer Louis. Realtor. Wife. Mother. Avid Traveler. Gardener. Marathon Runner. Dog Lover. French Speaker and Idaho Obsessed.
I love Idaho's weather, scenery, rivers, flowers, dining, ambiance, and yup, even potatoes. I've lived all over the US and even a few different countries and have never found anywhere quite as special as Idaho and more specifically Boise and The Treasure Valley. I love sharing my passion and knowledge of this unique area with those considering moving to the area or who have just arrived.
It's no secret that housing is affordable, the crime is low and the traffic is a dream, but to make Boise home you need to really experience it from a local's point of view. That's why I organize free tours of The Treasure Valley to those who chose to make this great place home. Come with me and check out historic neighborhoods, the best lasagna, a secret view of the Boise skyline, lovely kid-friendly parks, the miles of greenbelt and fantastic dog parks.
To showcase this great city and still manage the busy business of selling and buying real estate I have a wonderful team that I work with. Check them out.
what people say
"Jennifer just helped us purchase a home in Nampa, ID. Throughout the entire process of viewing many homes, she was always very patient and helpful. I cannot imagine there is anyone better to work with than Jennifer. Over the years, we have had occasion to use multiple real estate agents, and she is head and shoulders above any others we have met. She is personable, detailed, thorough, professional, encouraging and overall lots of fun to work with. I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone that is wanting to buy or sell real estate. SHE IS THE BEST!!!!!!
— Bob & Pat L. - Nampa, ID