Meridian, ID Real Estate News

By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
Company Name and Contact:  Whitney Homes Ron Whitney Month and Year Home Completed   09/2006 Construction Type   Custom Home (Home designed from scratch) Share your Experience   We found our builder through a friend. Ron Whitney designed our home to fit our specific needs and was so accommodating to all of our requests. We loved the design, looked at some existing homes they had built, and decided to proceed with Whitney Homes. They made the entire process of building our home so easy and stress free I would highly recommend Whitney Homes to anyone interested in building a new home. The quality and craftsmanship of our home is incredible. Their attention to detail is phenomenal. I wouldn't change one thing about our home or the experience we had building it! Why should your builder be ...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
commendation Idaho's first home builder recommendation network! (New Feature) Builder Reommendation: Eric Evans Construction Month and Year Home Completed: 2007 Client Experience: Brian & I have know Eric for a number of years and know what his work is like. We came up with the floor plans and just turned him loose to adjust, change, experiment - do as he wanted. The result was unbelievable. The house is fabulous! Why should your builder be recognized for Construction Excellence? Eric cares about every aspect of the new homeowner's experience. He goes well above and beyond what any other home builder would do. What is your favorite element or feature of your home? Please explain. Our home is very customized, from the theater room to the hot tub room to the sports bar room. Rather than ...
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By Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
Come to Chateau Meadows tomorrow from 1pm-4pm for a Community Open House!   Chateau Meadows is a quiet established neighborhood located just north of the intersection of Locust Grove & Fairview in Meridian. There are 9 homes for sale ranging in price from $159,777 to $239,899. Come enjoy free cookies and apple cider, and get to see some of the best homes for sale in Meridian. Directions~From Fairview go North on Locust Grove, East on Chateau and follow the signs! call Pam Pugmire 208-921-4800 with any questions. Hope to see you there! Open Houses sponsored by All Pro Realty Group Group One Realty One~Symphony Homes      
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By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
I am a Realtor in Meridian, Idaho (suburb of Boise).  For years, I have used an "Alternate of Choice" counter offer process but am surprised it isn't used more often. Say for example, you have a home listed for $250,000 and an offer comes in at $250,000 asking for $10,000 in financial incentives so the net to the seller is effectively an offer of $240,000.  In my scenerio, I might prepare two simultaneous counter offers: Counter offer  #1 = Raise price from $250,000 to $255,000 including the concession; Counter offer #A = Drop the concession and sell the home for $245,000. This way, if it is critical to include the financial concession, the seller still has the yeild they needed after including it.  If not, the buyer buys the home for less. Either way, the seller nets the same amount an...
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By Lisa & Adam Levanger, From The Great State Of Idaho!
(Idaho Summit Real Estate)
I have made a major discovery when it comes to the city of Meridian, Idaho. Settlers Park, located at the corner of Meridian Road and Ustick Road, is quite possibly one of the best, if not THE best, park in the entire Treasure Valley. My children and I happened upon it as we were waiting for some family in the area and it took my by complete surprise. I thought we’d have to pay to get in and participate but in reality it’s totally free.   It is a huge park (I couldn’t locate the exact acreage but it’s very big). It has a number of awesome play areas. The kid’s playground equipment is called Adventure Island and is a number of large ship-like toys that they can run to and fro on. It’s big enough that you don’t have to wait in line to go down the slides and gives them plenty of room to ge...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
 "Eric Evans is known for quality construction and a keen eye for detail. His style is like no other in the Valley! I've had a home custom built before, but the experience I had with Eric Evans Construction was like night and day. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!" Kay Sloan, Strada Bellissima Eric Evans Construction Submitted by: Kay Sloan Home Completed: April 2008Commnity: Strada Bellissima Why should Eric Evans Construction be recognized for Construction Excellence?   Eric Evans is known for quality construction and a keen eye for detail. His style is like no other in the Valley! I've had a home custom built before, but the experience I had with Eric Evans Construction was like night and day. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone! What is your favori...
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By Dan Grimes
(Treasure Valley Shutters and Blinds)
Shutters provide the richness and warmth coupled with the practicality and durability of engineered vinyl or wood. Shutters are custom crafted in state-of-the-art, computerized production facilities. Shutters offer modern technology combined with elegance, innovation, privacy and beauty. They are the perfect solutions for any room, allowing you to control different degrees of privacy and light.Shutters offer unmatched durability and versatility with a wide range of design options, colors, and louver sizes.  They increase home value and are a great selling point.  For more information or to view our installation pictures visit us at www.TvShuttersAndBlinds.com
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By Dan Grimes
(Treasure Valley Shutters and Blinds)
The future is here. The technology is unreal. This system can help you control the light in your life. You are literally moving and controlling energy and it's not as expensive as you may think! Not only can you put in wind and sun sensors but this is a system that is a plug in play system (smart home) with 60 programmable multiple channel unit that will communicate with many other devices. You can add as many windows as you wish now and always add more later. You can motorize most window coverings and control them by a remote or a wall mount keypad. The hardwire or battery products combine to offer a motorized solution for nearly every application. There are many reasons you may want to motorize your window coverings. Here are just a few examples. It is a great security feature when yo...
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By Dan Grimes
(Treasure Valley Shutters and Blinds)
Green By Nature - Graber ProductsBy design, all window coverings are inherently "green" because they block solar heat gain and reduce UV damage inside the home. However, products from Graber not only are manufactured in high recycling facilities, but offer specific benefits and return on investment to consumers in the form of healthier, more energy-efficient homes.Aurora Solar Screen Fabric by Insolroll is Greenguard Air Quality Certified and additionally has met the more stringent qualifications to be certified for Children and Schools. This makes it an excellent choice for projects demanding "green" fabrics. Visit more information at www.TvShuttersAndBlinds.com
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By Dan Grimes
(Treasure Valley Shutters and Blinds)
A great way to enjoy your patio during the hot summer months is by having a solar shade installed. Your solar shades can be motorized or just standard crank systems in which both are very easy to operate. You have many different fabric types and colors to choose from to match your exterior decor. The cost may not be as expensive as one might think. The majority of the cost is in the fabric alone. Many people use this option to cover their exterior windows on their house as well. This helps to greatly reduce their utility bills by blocking out up to 90% of the sun before the heat even reaches your window. Not only does this save on your utility bills but it also protects your furniture from UV rays. Treasure Valley Shutters and Blinds Dan Grimes, owner www.TvShuttersAndBlinds.com
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
Legend Community Profile Link Community Building Community Golf Course Community Park Community Pool Community Walking Path Fiber Optics Lots by Water Pressurized Irrigation   Gated Community Attention Realtors, Developers and Builders. Add your Community's Profile NW Meridian Subdivisons Available for New Construction ( 26 ) New Meridian Subdivisions Lot Sizes±(in Acres) Starting Home Values Meridian Home Builders   AmbercreekOn Meridian Rd S of Mcmillan 0.1 to 0.2 $143k CBH Homes   Bridgetower Crossing On Ustick E of Ten Mile           0.18 to0.50 $240k Amyx Signature HomesBill Davis ConstructionFenix HomesGallery Homes by VarrialeThe Marrs CompanySteel Creek ConstructionWhitney Homes Zach Evans Construction Buckeye Place S. of Cherry Lane & E. of Black Cat Rd   lots 65k+      Castle...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
  Average Quarterly Sales Price of New and Resale Homes in Northwest Meridian Source: Intermountian MLS Legend Community Profile Link Community Building Community Golf Course Community Park Community Pool Community Walking Path Fiber Optics Lots by Water Pressurized Irrigation   Gated Community NW Meridian Subdivisons Available for New Construction ( 26 ) New Meridian Subdivisions Lot Sizes±(in Acres) Starting Home Values Meridian Home Builders   AmbercreekOn Meridian Rd S of Mcmillan 0.1 to 0.2 $143k CBH Homes   Bridgetower Crossing On Ustick E of Ten Mile          0.25 to0.50 $240k Amyx Signature HomesBill Davis ConstructionFenix HomesGallery Homes by VarrialeThe Marrs CompanyWhitney Homes Buckeye Place S. of Cherry Lane & E. of Black Cat Rd   lots 65k+      Castlebrook On Black Cat S...
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By Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate
(Keller Williams Boise)
Meridian Heights subdivision has a large looming problem.  Contaminated water and no place to move their sewage: http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/504213.html. This is no doubt is causing home owners big head aches.  The costs to remedy such a situation are large and will probably affect homes sales as well.  This will be an interesting one to watch unfold.  With the growth rates in Meridian, Idaho what once worked is now having to be re-thought and reworked and someone has to pay the bill.
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By Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate
(Keller Williams Boise)
Kuna and Meridian are squaring of in their fight for land and expansion; home and property owners are caught in the middle with Ada County as the referee: http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/502621.html. There are obvious pros and cons to both sides and when you look at the article does a very good job of extracting many of them. If you're looking at it from a home or property owners perspective there's no doubt that Meridian carries a higher average property value. Kuna however may be quicker to add services for the outlying areas which would make them more marketable.   
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
NE Meridian Subdivisons Available for New Construction ( 23 ) New Meridian Subdivisions Lot Sizes (In Acres) StartingHome Values Meridian Home Builders   Alexandria W of Locust Grove & S of McMillan         0.12 to0.19 $349k Bella Casa BuildersFMCI Inc.Mallon construction   Alpine Pointeoff of Eagle Road between McMillan and Ustick Road         0.25 to.053  $320k Amyx HomesBurt SmithCrocker Building Co.Stacy ConstructionWhitney Homes   AmbercreekMeridian Rd & McMillan  0.9 to0.18 $143k CBH Homes Arcadia S of Chinden & W of Locust Grove  0.16+ $318k CK3 EnterprisesMoose Creek BuildersMorgan Creek HomesPollard Home CompanyTahoe Homes Burney Glenn N of Ustick & E of Meridian  0.16 to 0.21+ $329k Comfort HomesDiamond HomesKastera HomesShervick BuildersShiloh DevelopmentStylish Homes   Card...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
SE Meridian Subdivisons Available for New Construction ( 18 ) New Meridian Subdivisions Lot Sizes(in Acres) StartingHomeValues Meridian Home Bulders Bellingham ParkN of Amity & E of Locust Grove   $144k  CBH Homes Blackrock SubdivisionN of Lake Hazel & W of Eagle 0.56 to1  Lots$124k+  Creekstone HomesZach Evans Constrution   Cabella CreekI-84 / (S) Meridian Rd / (E) Victory / (N) into Cabella Creek        0.18 to0.65 mid$200's ATM Development The EnclaveOff Locust Grove between Victory and Overland 0.19± $269k Jordan Homes Estancia SubdivisionS Locust Grove & Amity  0.18+ $159k Hubble Homes Gramercy SubdivisionS of Overland & E of Locust Grove   Upper$100's   Coming Soon Green Valley (Pisa Palce)West on Overland, south on Locust Grove, continue south and Green Valley will be on the righ...
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By Trey Langford, BuildIdaho.com
(BuildIdaho.com)
Legend Community Profile Link Community Building Community Golf Course Community Park Community Pool Community Walking Path Fiber Optics Lots by Water Pressurized Irrigation   Gated Community Attention Realtors, Developers and Builders. Add your Community's Profile SE Meridian Subdivisons Available for New Construction ( 19 ) New Meridian Subdivisions Lot Sizes (in Acres) Starting Home Values Meridian Home Bulders Bellingham Park N of Amity & E of Locust Grove   $144k  CBH Homes Blackrock Subdivision N of Lake Hazel & W of Eagle 0.56 to 1  Lots $124k+  Creekstone Homes   Cabella Creek I-84 / (S) Meridian Rd / (E) Victory / (N) into Cabella Creek        0.18 to 0.65 mid $200's ATM Development The Enclave Off Locust Grove between Victory and Overland 0.19± $...
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By Pam Pugmire, Meridian Idaho Real Estate
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
The numbers are in for July 2008 Meridian Real Estate Market. These numbers include all Single Family, Single family with Acreage, Condos, Townhomes, and Manufacutured Homes on Owned Lot listings in the Meridian areas. Active listings   1290 Pending             187 Sold                   132 Average sales price $255,120 Average Days on Market  84 Sales price as percentage of Asking price  92% Northwest Meridian was the most active with 52 sales, followed by Northeast Meridian at 49, Southeast had 24 sales, followed by Southwest with 4.  These numbers look promising for the upcoming months in Meridian.  The number of active properties decreased from June numbers, and the average sales price increased.  If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Meridian Idaho, please give me a ca...
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By Corey Chase
(Silvercreek Realty Group)
I had picked up an agent flyer this weekend just in curiousity of what he had on there.  Nothing really out of the norm but he had a lender with a loan scenario break down of acouple loans.  Which is a great deal since it gives the client a chance to see what a payment might be on the house or around that price range.  There was two problems with it:   *1)  There were four loan products on there but all with 20% down.  This is not good for the simple fact is alot of people are not educated in the process.  So they see that 20% down and it will immediately scare that potential person off.  Now granted some what but why push off any other potential deals.  Along with this... Why do 5 different loans all at 20% down...  Break it down to 100%/97%/95%/90%/80%  This covers acouple different a...
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By Kristi Ghent
(Vision Real Estate)
Get ready for FHA loans to become the best choice for most Buyers across America.  The FHA Loan is not just for First Time Home Buyers anymore.  In fact, it is quickly becoming the loan of choice for many Home Buyers. Its now possible to get a FHA Mortgage in certain parts of the country for over $700,000! Visit this web address for updated FHA mortgage limits for your state. http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/lender/sfhmolin.cfm Or visit my blog www.ExceptionalBuyProgram.com for several informative articles pertaining to all the recent changes in FHA Financing.  And it is all good news and information!   
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