Meridian, ID Real Estate News

By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Buyer's Agent vs. Listing Agent - What is the Difference? - Boise ID Real Estate Is there a difference between a buyers agent and listing agent? Aren't all Realtors the same? The answer-in order-is yes and no. The difference is really simple: It's a matter of who represents who in a real estate transaction when important negotiating information is known and could make or break a deal. All realtors should know or have access to the MLS market statistics, comparables, property history, etc. When you are selling or buying a home, here is the difference in detail you should know........ Listing Agent: A listing agent is hired by the seller of a property, prior to listing, to obtain the most favorable price and scenario for the seller. Whether it is thru advising or negotiating; a listing ag...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Observation Point - Meridian ID Real Estate - Homes For Sale Observation Point is an upscale neighborhood in the South Meridian ID area off Victory Rd between Meridian Rd and Locust Grove. Easy location and central to all.... Search for Observation Point properties for sale on the AgentIdaho listingbook website     Observation Point sits atop a hill with most  homes facing South or North - South facing  the Owyhee mountain range or North facing Bogus Basin The Planning for Observation Point was grand houses on big lots There are currently 2 homes for sale in Observation Point Meridian The Home prices range from $329,900 to $649,000 Currently there are two- 4bedroom, 3.5 bath homes for sale The square footage ranges from 2978 to 4306  Only two listings probably because current homeowners...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Bear Creek - Meridian ID Real Estate - Homes For Sale Bear Creek - Meridian ID Real Estate - Homes For Sale - Get directions to Bear Creek Park & Bear Creek Subdivision in Meridian ID Bear Creek is a highly desired subdivision south of the I-84 in South Meridian ID - Whenever I have a client looking for a home for sale in Bear Creek - it is typically a Bear Creek exclusive search Bear Creek Meridian currently has 11 active listings as seen on chart below - To search sold comparables look towards the AgentIdaho Listingbook website for the latest in Meridian ID MLS property searches Status MLS # Price Area Address # Beds # Baths Price per SQFT Sold Price per SQFT Apx SqFt DOM Closing Date Year Built Land Size   Active   98409008   $179,900   1010   505 W Elias   4   3.0   93.07     1933  ...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
All About Water Idaho - Meridian ID - Superior Drinking Water All About Water at 1760 W. Cherry Lane Meridian, ID has been a supplier of quality drinking water to the community for going on 3 years. For easy directions, All About Water is in the business complex at the NW corner of the intersection of Cherry Lane and Linder Roads. Hours of Operation: Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Bill Stafford is the friendly face that will greet you when visiting the store. Ask Bill what's so important about water........? He'll tell you exactly what you are consuming in the water from your current source. Bill has made clean, great tasting water a science!    All About Water has a 24-hour drive-up water dispenser at the exterior front of store  ...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Paramount Subdivision - Meridian ID Real Estate - Homes for Sale   Paramount is Meridian's most comprehensive master planned community. This means that practically everything within the mile-square boundary of Paramount, both residential and commercial, has been planned in advance to exist in harmony with the elements around it Current available Paramount Meridian homes for sale can be found by searching the Boise ID real estate / Meridian ID real estate MLS linked AgentIdaho listingbook website.  SEE current listing count below.    Paramount Meridian offers two community centers, heated pool and kiddie pools, fitness facility, great room for events, catering kitchen, changing rooms and restrooms, parks, playgrounds, sand volleyball court, multi-purpose pavillion, extensive walkways, po...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
Meridian ID Real Estate - Homes for Sale - Saguaro Canyon Subdivision Distinguished by a grand entrance featuring flagstone pillars, Saguaro Canyon offers plenty of relaxing space. Walking paths meander throughout the community leading to the neighborhood pool and numerous parks. Bicycling and other sports activities will be a joy here. Nestled in the heart of Saguaro Canyon, the community pool includes changing rooms and a large active recreation area for entertaining family and friends. Saguaro Canyon current home prices range from $189,000 to $589,000 Sizes range in Saguaro Canyon from 2050 square feet to 3878 square feet Most lots in Saguaro Canyon are standard size lots (.18-.24), some of the bigger homes are on .25 acre+ lots There are currently 18 homes actively for sale in Sagua...
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By Eric Bracht, Idaho Luxury Home Sales
(Bracht Realty Group)
The Boise ID Real Estate Market ID Seemingly Picking Up - Let's Go Homebuyers! The end of July has brought an uptick of buyer activity to this Realtor's world. Out-of-state clients coming in to town, in-town clients now willing to spend their weekend looking at homes, first time homebuyers asking about the tax credit deadline and wanting to schedule to look at homes...... Activity on my interactive Boise ID property search website has been rising as well. Through my experience, this is what I see as the reason why the Boise ID real estate market is seemingly picking up: Boise, Meridian and Nampa schools are starting within 45 days $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit is nearing its end date (November, but you have to remember a normal escrow is now 45 days) Seasonal (Fall is around the...
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By Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate
(Keller Williams Boise)
Tuscany - One of Southwest Boise/Southeast Meridian's premier new home communities Tuscany, is located between SE Meridian and SW Boise.  Just  a mile South of Interstate 84, Tuscany's provides it's residents an perfect location with quick access all the Treasure Valley has to offer. Tuscany homes offer residents a host of amenities to enjoy including four swimming pools, the Tuscany Clubhouse, man made lakes stocked with fish backing up to a number of our custom homes, an 8-acre Meridian City Park, beautiful tree-lined streets connected by and expanse of trails running over rolling hills and through the natural setting of 10 Mile Creek inside this beautiful new home community. Homeowners have access to the Tuscany's Broadband Fiber Optic Network. Tuscany's affordable, custom homes are...
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By Tom Zumwalt
(SilverCreek Realty)
Riding the 2nd Wave of Foreclosures by LeeGraham Driving South on Interstate 75 in Marietta, GA everyone on their way to work looks up to see the big realty company sign that tells how many listings are on the market, waiting to be sold. The numbers have finally made it back in the 70,000 range which is what we used to call “normal” when referring to the then thriving Georgia Market. We may be tempted to give a sigh of relief that things are finally returning to “normal,” but the numbers portray a false security. May’s foreclosure statistics reported the third largest number in history of U.S. properties with foreclosure activity. Although the number was down 6% from April, still 321,480 homes showed filings for foreclosure, notices of default, or were marked for auction and repossessi...
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By Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate
(Keller Williams Boise)
Meridian is the second largest city in Ada County.  The city's central location offers many advantages to it's residents.  Meridian's unique identity as a place that treasures its past, appreciates the present, and looks to the future with a spirit of harmony and prosperity is part of what makes it the fastest growing city in Idaho. Meridian is located in southwest Idaho, approximately 10 miles west of the State Capitol in Boise. As of July 2007, the population estimate of Meridian was 64,642. Meridian is the third-largest city in Idaho behind Boise and Nampa, all located in the Treasure Valley. Learn more about relocating to the city of Meridian, ID. Search Meridian homes for sale: click here
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
It does not get any better than cost. This builder/ developer is offering to build the first two homes in Milford Creek at cost!!!! That is right at cost. Now of course, you would want to fully check out the contractor and the deal beofre you take the deal but if the builder is willing to build home in the subdivision at cost just to drive some activiity- so be it! Learn more about Milford Creek
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By Leslie Hampton, Realtor, Boise and Eagle Idaho Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
Thank you to the City of Meridian for providing much of this information. Additional information is gleaned from posted news at KTVB.com, The Idaho Statesman, the Meridian School District, etc. Information should be verified as accuracy is not guaranteed and events are subject to change and/or cancellation. 2 McFadden Co-op Farmer's Market, 5-8 pm, City Hall Parking Lot at Main & Broadway in Downtown Meridian 5 Dedication of Gordon Harris Park(formerly Kiwanis Park), 4:00 pm, 2400 E. Three Bars Drive, Call 888-3579 5 CableOne Movie Night in Meridian, Nim's Island, Beginning at dusk outdoors in Settlers Park, Free 5 Rocky Mountain High Football BBQ & Fair, 5-9 pm, $10 Adults/$6 Under 12, Tickets: r2piggys@cableone.net 6 Community Renaissance Fair, 10 am-7 pm, Settlers Park, Vendors & En...
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By Leslie Hampton, Realtor, Boise and Eagle Idaho Homes
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
CableOne, in conjunction with Meridian Parks and Recreation, has another fun-filled summer of movies planned for area residents. Thank you to CableOne and Meridian Parks and Recreation for bringing back the awesome, FREE, highly attended summer movie nights. These terrific events are held Friday evenings (beginning at dusk) at Settler's Park in Meridian, at the corner of Ustick and Meridian Roads.   CableOne projects good, family friendly movies onto a HUGE screen; the movies are free- just bring your family, lawnchairs, snacks, mosquito repellant and blankets.   My family has attended these movies in the past and we had a really great time, watching fun movies under the stars. The movie schedule is as follows (this information is from the City of Meridian website): June 5: Nim's Island...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
    Submitted by   Who is your Builder? Ted Mason Signature Homes When was your home Completed? November 2008     Construction Type? Purchased Home from Builder     Builder Recommendation We recently came to the Boise/Meridian area and were looking for a patio home. When we saw a Ted Mason Signature home we new that we wanted him to build us a house. The homes he'd built were nothing less than incredible, but we wanted to move and move NOW! He said he could build us a house quickly but we wanted it within a couple weeks so we got a house that he had recently built and it was perfect for us! We wouldn't recommend any one other than Ted Mason. His homes are amazing, not to mention done with incredible detail and quaility. He personaly took the time to make sure all of our needs were met ...
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By Jaret Ghent, Expert Real Estate Advice
(Vision Real Estate)
As residents of Paramount in Meridian Idaho and the #1 Resident Real Estate Team, we would love to tell you all about our wonderful Paramount Community where our family resides.  But since we have so many incredible things here in our community, we thought it would be best if you get it straight from the horses mouth. The link below was provided by the developer Brighton Corporation, take a look and get a great perspective of how we have become one of Meridian's Premiere Communities. http://paramount-idaho.com/realtors/images/Flip%20Chart.pdf If you would like a personal tour of Paramount from a residents perspective, feel free to contact us. Paramounts #1 Resident Real Estate Team.
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
I have just researched the market in the MLS for Meridian Idaho. With the new tax credits and incentives, it is a great time to consider real estate again. It is still a buyer's market with lots of choices, for example, there are 1,184 single family residential choices in Meridian alone right now! Of those homes, the median price is $214,900. The median price of the 210 homes that have closed in Meridian so far in 2009 is $179,199. There are currently 214 home pending in the MLS and another 62 that have contingent offers on them. 322 of the active listings are new construction homes with a median price of $199,900. Of the 73 new homes that have closed in Meridian this year, their median price was $179,398 (almost identical to resale). Based on the year to date closings we are finally un...
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By Aaron Catt, Boise Real Estate
(Silvercreek Realty)
I have been working on putting together some numbers for distressed properties in Meridian, specifically North Meridian and am pretty shocked at what I found.  Homes in the ‘less than $250k’ range are terribly burdened by the overwhelming amount of distressed inventory (homes either facing short sale, in foreclosure, or Bank Owned). 55% of North Meridian Homes on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) are in some way financially distressed!  As you climb the price ladder, the number of distressed single family homes diminishes, but what is important to note here, is that 70% of what sold in 2008 was in the more affordable price ranges below $250k. This isn’t all bad news, especially if you are a buyer, but if you own a home in the area within this price range, hold on to your hat! If you or...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
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By Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate
(Keller Williams Boise)
Meridian real estate investement company  DBSI is being sued by the state of Idaho for allegedly defruading investors.  Several investors outside of Idaho have sued DBSI which filed for bankruptcy in November.  The bigger question I have right now is what's going to happend to Kastera Homes?   Read the full article "Meridian real estate company DBSI defrauded investors, Idaho alleges in lawsuit".    
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
The latest recommendation for Construction Excellence. "Idaho's Home Builder Referral Netowrk!" Brighton Homes does it again!   Submitted by-Brenda DugganParamount SubdivisionMeridian, Idaho   Who is your Idaho Home Builder?   Brighton Corp Brighton Homes LLC   When was your home completed?        April 2008   Construction Type?   Custom Home (Home designed from scratch)   Idaho Home Builder Recommendation?   From day one this team was informative, trustworthy, had the highest integrity, and were caring folks. I had never owned a home and certainly had never built one, but I had plenty of friends and family who had. There was no way I wanted to go through what they had been through. But, Brighton calmed my fears and assured me that they would be straight with me. I can absolutely say t...
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