idaho home pricesReal estate in Idaho continues to show signs of solid recovery; has become a major booster for a sluggish economy.

Median list prices in the second quarter of  2012 were 19.58% higher than the same quarter last year;  inventory decreased -29.59% compared to the same quarter in  2011.

Boise itself also has one of the fastest moving housing markets in the country, with homes moving 32.47% faster in 2012 compared to the same time last year. Not to mention, new home sales in Boise increased 52% in June 2012, while existing home sales increased 2%.

One reason for this is the drop in Boise’s unemployment rate – 7.3% which is down significantly from last year, and well below the national average. In addition, despite a rapidly clearing out of inventory, foreclosure rates remain steady. Boise was recently named the second best city for raising a family as well as one of the Best Places to Retire in America.

Are you ready to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates, and home prices in Idaho before they disappear? You can find homes in Boise and anywhere else in the Treasure Valley on my real estate website. I am also ALWAYS glad to help – so don’t hesitate to contact me if you are looking for an experienced Boise REALTOR®!