Kuna, ID Real Estate News

By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
This property has great potential especially if you are interested in developing in the future. It is within the Kuna school district, has city water and sewer available and is within the Kuna impact zone. Click here for impact zone info Or just enjoy all the features this property has to offer and be close to town and schools. So you can keep your children involved in school activities and still have room and time to raise animals and enjoy the country life. This is a custom built home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The property also has a gorgeous 4 stall barn with lots of room for storage and hay and of course animals. Too many features to list with this home. Surrounded by up scale homes. Close to town with easy access to the interstate system. And look at that view!! Please call me if ...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Don't miss this opportunity to own land in the Kuna School District. Perfect for hobbies, plenty of room for storage, 4-H projects, or animals. One acre with no CCR's. Well built home in move-in condition.Newer hot water heater and energy efficient Trane furnace and AC only 5 years old. Pre-inspection done and repairs are finished. Already has driveway for barn, RV storage or that dream shop. Easy access to the interstate or the future Ten Mile Interchange. Great curb appeal and mature landscaping               Huge deck for quiet summer nights     Country Kitchen           Family Room and Living Room            This is the property that doesn’t come up very often in this area. Don’t wait on this one!!                     Tags: land, Kuna, home+with+acreage  
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
When buying your country property, one thing to keep in mind, is your route to work. That is one trip you have to make on a daily basis and should be a major consideration when you choose your property. Though we do not have traffic jams here in Kuna, every year we see more traffic on our roads. Properties in the Kuna area have two challenges you should be aware of. 1. South of the railroad tracks. Unless you are taking a route that runs due east or west, you have to cross the tracks to get to the highway that takes you north to the interstate. I have been stuck at the tracks for what seems like forever, sometimes shutting off my engine to conserve fuel. This would be a major source of frustration for me. 2. Getting on to Meridian Road. We were all sad to see the introduction of the fir...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Even though the weather was not the greatest, I’m sure Kuna’s auction this year will be a success. Just knowing the generosity of this small community, proceeds will surely top last year’s $44,000. Why are smaller communities so generous? Probably because there is a real connection between people that need the help and your efforts. Last year 13 local families, people that we know, suffered from fire or flood damage.They were helped by the proceeds from last year’s auction. So you can actually see where your efforts have helped and know you were part of the solution. Neighbors helping neighbors, that’s what makes rural living so wonderful. Home with a terrible cold, I did not get to catch any of the action. But I did find some fun to share with all you. File Attachment: Dumb_People_Shou...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
The City of Kuna has given the OK for a development that would include a “big box” store plus various commercial and residential buildings. I have listened to many citizens concerns and this is what I am hearing. The Pluses: 1. Competition: This is the American way. In order for businesses in Kuna to directly compete with a Walmart-type store, they will have to offer better and different products and superb customer services. That’s not a bad thing for the consumers. 2. Convenient: This is the most verbal aspect. As a Kuna resident, I’m always planning any shopping to correspond with going into town for other reasons. It’s a 20 min trip to the nearest big grocery store. With gas prices soaring, this shopping opportunity would definitely be easier and more economical for every Kuna resid...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
This blog is dedicated to featuring real estate issues and properties in the Kuna area. With the owner’s permission, I what to make you aware of unique opportunities that may not be on our MLS system for one reason or another. This featured property is earth insulated, with solar features and is surrounded by mature vegetation and gardens. It is very unique to this area because of it’s energy savings features. Our hydro electricity has been so cheap, we don’t see enough energy efficient building being done with the future in mind. This property has been on my wish list to see for a long time Built into the side of a hill along the creek,the north side of this house uses the earth as an insulator from the elements and the noises of the country road. You can feel quite secure and private ...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens, these are a few of my favorite things…… I always feel like humming this song when I visit Kim’s shop on the west side of Kuna. If it’s a crummy day(weather or business wise) I just lose myself in this nostalgic boutique. There is so much to see, and I always walk away with something in a bag or in my next dream project. Besides tea and cookies daily, there is always something fun going on at the Wild Ivy. Contests and promotions that you can join in, as simple as guessing the number of candy hearts, to giving gifts of warm clothes to children at Christmas time. The prizes are always generous and lots of fun. (I won a $25 gift certificate the first time I entered my name!) You will not find anything to compare for prices. I find this to be true...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
1. Location: This is one of the most important aspects of investing in any type of real estate. Kuna is a town of approximately 15,000 people with it’s roots being agricultural. Only about 30 minutes south of downtown Boise, Kuna is closer to Nampa and Meridian for shopping and medical needs. Though Kuna is swiftly adding on more and more conveniences, it is still considered a small town. South of Kuna is the Snake River and Owyhee Mountains. Ada County Highway is studying and acquiring land for a bypass that will go south of Kuna and reconnect with the interstate system by Caldwell.(projected within the next 10–30 years) Kuna could potentially be situated between the bypass and the interstate someday. Also in the works is a new interchange at Ten Mile (2009) and numerous arterial road...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
There has been lots of news in cyberspace recently about homes in Boise and Meridian that are under $150,000. I would like to add Kuna to the list. We have some great deals in this price range. I previewed one today that caught my attention. This home is located in a subdivision that has easy access to Meridian Rd and the interstate. It was in great shape. A very different floor plan with 1265 sq ft, 3 bedroom and 2 bath with a 2 car garage. I really loved the covered patio and shady backyard(well would be if there were leaves) For a sweet price of $144,900, that’s a deal. If you would like to see the complete list, or find out more about this one please call me (697–4111) or use my home search at www.KunaCountry.com
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Active Listings For Residential Single Family Homes Total = 199 Average Listing Price = $211,948 Pending Sales Total = 23 Average List Price = $167,680 Sold (in November 2006) Total = 29 Average List Price = $221,076 Average Sold Price = $213,062 Sold in November 2007 Total = 28 Average List Price = $204,941 Average Sold Price = $181,876 (89% of asking price) Change in number of sold listings = about the same Change in Sold Price from 2006 to 2007 = down 15% Absorption Rate = 7 months or 28 weeks So what has changed? Better sales amountsLower sold price Absorption rate is improving So there are some good buys out there and people are finding them. If you don’t have your home priced 15% less than it was worth just a short time ago, you will probably take a lot longer to sell. If you need...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
What is one tool that tells you all about the current issues a town is dealing with? What can give you an insight into what your real estate investment or that of your clients will do in the future? In the case of Kuna, Idaho that would be a simple subscription to the Kuna Melba News. I will be so bold as to say that every realtor that sells and buys in the Kuna/Melba area needs to be a subscriber and reader! How else can you best represent your clients? Not all weekly newspapers of smaller towns are the same. I am no expert on the subject, but this is the first paper that I’ve subscribed to that I don’t want to miss a single issue for fear I will not be that well-informed realtor that I am striving for. I was not totally surprised by this recent article about the decline of readers of ...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Active Listings for Residential Single Homes Total = 208 Average price=$212,090 Pending Sales Total = 28 Average List Price = $198,351 Sold in Oct 2006 Total = 38 Average List Price = $219,438 Average Sold Price = $220,847 or 101% of asking price Sold in Oct 2007 Total = 24 Average List Price = $201,486 Average Sold Price = $198,540 or 90% of asking price Change in closed listings from 2006 to 2007 = down 63% Change in price of closed listings from 2006 to 2007 = 90% lower. Absorption Rate = 35 weeks Data taken from Intermountain MLS on 11/6/07 and pertains to single-family residences without acreage.
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
This subdivision has me puzzled. It has a good location, close to the schools, and local conveniences. The homes are in the average to low price range with nice average size lots, some walking paths… but on the whole, nothing outstanding. So I set out to discover why Deer Horn subdivision has some of the best numbers for real estate in Kuna. Out of the 141 homes in this subdivision, only 3 are actively listed and 2 are pending. The absorption rate is 5.5 weeks, which is the lowest in Kuna (see Absorption Rates For Kuna Subs. ) The rental percentage is not high at only 12%, which is a little lower than average. The homeowners fees are $150 per year. So why are the numbers so good? Walking the area I saw most of the homes were well kept. I only saw one house that needed some TLC. I’ve fea...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Subdivision Active Sold Absorption Rate Birds of Prey 3 1 25 weeks Chapparosa 13 4 28 weeks Crimson Point 28 2 122 weeks Denali Heights 9 2 39 weeks Farm Sub 3 3 8.5 weeks Hawks Nest 4 1 33 weeks Palomar Heights 18 6 26 weeks Sego Prairie 3 3 8.5 weeks Sutters Mill 10 2 43 weeks Tomorrow Sub 14 1 117 weeks                   Kuna 288 62 121 weeks Meridian 1504 268 145 weeks Star/Eagle 564 87 168 weeks Boise 3034 741 106 weeks             Absorption Rates is a word real estate agents like to toss around, but what does it really mean? Absorption Rate= The number of weeks it would take to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sells. This is not an exact science, but something real estate professionals use to see a trend. What we would like to see in the next months is a decreas...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Community Living “(Suburbs) do nothing to satisfy our social human needs; they do nothing to encourage us to be anything but strangers who happen to park their cars on the same street every night." Source: Ferenc Mate, A Reasonable Life   In my opinion, the best way to keep this from happening here in Kuna is to become involved in your community. Take time to get to know your neighbors. Become informed and Vote!!!   Tuesday, Sept 11th, is the day to vote concerning the School Bond. If you are not sure, read the most recent issue of the Kuna Melba News for a very in depth article concerning this bond. Kuna Melba News
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
This is one attribute most people don’t take into account when relocating, but it is one I noticed immediately after moving into Kuna. The sense of hearing is very important to our well being. Noise pollution can be a detriment to real estate causing real physical and psychological problems. So lets list the sounds that are typical of Kuna. 1. Meadowlark: Because we have lots of fields, this bird is abundant, especially in the spring and again in the fall. It has the prettiest song, and you’ll see them perched on anything, mouths open wide just belting out their song. This is now my favorite bird! 2. Farm Animals: Towards evening is a good chance to hear the bellowing of sheep, cows demanding attention, or horses signaling their owners. Occasionally, on my morning walk, I hear a rooster...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Welcome to the newest subdivision in Kuna. This subdivision seemed to bloom overnight. Offering larger lots with a custom built home on the north side of town, apparently fit the desire of numerous new homeowners in Kuna. Promises of a community pool and clubhouse are a plus. Since Kuna has no public swimming pool I’m sure this will enticed some buyers. The tree lined streets, grassy berms and illusions of a wonderful city park are, as in most new developments, a couple of growing seasons away.The clubhouse and pool are in their final phases of completion and should be ready for use soon. These amenities do come with a $500 Homeowners Association Fee. Numerous builders, and models to choose from, make it easier to get the design that you want. Most of the uniquely different homes are ad...
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By Sara Brosier, Boise ID Realtor
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Since I want this blog to be a resource for people that don’t know Kuna very well, I thought this would be an important topic to cover. Yes, we know smell does make a big difference when trying to sell your home. “A house that smells will never sell” is not entirely true, but it does turn off lots of buyers and can account for lower offers coming in. I have a very sensitive nose and really love my sense of smell, most of the time. I always equate a smell to a memory. Since I grew up with lots of wonderful childhood memories, most smells, conjure up great feelings. So do smells from the community make a difference when you buy? To some people it does! That is something you have to know about yourself. There are lots of “smells” in Kuna. As a manner of fact, that is something I hear often...
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By Megan Schomer
(RE/MAX Elite Properties)
Calico Creek Is A Kuna, Idaho Neighborhood See Home Facts Below.Builder - Hubble HomesHigh Home Price $319,900   Average $237,758   Low $189,900Kuna School District:Elementary School: Hubbard ElementaryJr.  High School: Kuna Middle SchoolSr. High School: Kuna High SchoolLocation: Linder Rd. - Between E. Deer Flat Rd. and E. Porter St.Map to Calico Creek in Kuna IdahoKuna, ID Homes For Sale In Calico Creek;
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By Megan Schomer
(RE/MAX Elite Properties)
Arrowrock Ranch Sub Is A Newer Kuna, Idaho Neighborhood See Home Facts Below.Builders - Eaglewood, Schroeder Enterprises, Riverrock Construction, Randall Homes, Classique Homes, All AmericanAverage Home Price $464,750  Average Size 2500 - 4000Sqft  Kuna School District:Elementary School: Indian Creek Elementary SchoolJr.  High School: Kuna Middle SchoolSr. High School: Kuna High SchoolLocation: S. Cloverdale Road and E Kuna Mora Rd.Map to Arrowrock Ranch SubdivisionKuna Homes For Sale In Arrowrock Ranch Sub;
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