Is Boise, Idaho a Good Place to Invest in Real Estate?

Boise, Idaho has been one of the fastest-growing cities in the US over the last decade. With its vibrant culture and booming economy, it is quickly becoming an attractive place to purchase real estate. Investments in real estate in Boise, Idaho can provide strong returns for those who get in on the ground floor. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the pros and cons of investing in real estate in Boise, Idaho to help you make an informed decision about whether or not it's a good fit for your needs.

Real Estate Investing in Boise, ID

Pros of Investing in Real Estate in Boise, Idaho

Growing Economy:  With its strong and growing economy, Boise is an attractive place to invest in real estate. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Boise's unemployment rate is well below the national average, and future job growth is predicted to increase substantially over the next 10 years. As more job opportunities develop more people will relocate here.

Growing Population:  With the influx of new people to the area, rental demand is high, and prices for rental properties are increasing. The long-term outlook for real estate investments in Boise is very promising as the city continues to grow.

Affordable Property Taxes:  Real estate in Boise, ID is relatively affordable, which can make it an attractive investment opportunity. One of the major draws of Boise, Idaho is that its property taxes are typically lower than in other major cities across the US. Therefore, since property owners are spending less on tax payments they can realize more returns on their investments.

Cons of Investing in Real Estate in Boise, Idaho

High Competition:  With the growing popularity of Boise as a place to live, the competition for properties can be high, which can make it harder to find good deals. Investors need to be aware of this competitive climate when looking at investment opportunities in Boise and be prepared to move quickly on any new listings they find. It also may mean they have to be creative when looking for investments and look beyond just searching the local MLS. This could include seeking out properties that are "for sale by owner", attending auctions, or even directly reaching out to property owners. Our agents have extensive knowledge of the competitive market in Boise and could be a huge help to real estate investors who are looking to expand their search options.

Property Management: Taking on the responsibility of managing a property yourself can be both time-consuming and costly. You may have to hire contractors for repairs and regular maintenance, which can be expensive, and you will have to dedicate time to finding tenants, collecting rent, and resolving any disputes that arise. Additionally, the process of handling tenant issues, such as late payments or unexpected damages, can take up a lot of your energy.

Securing a dependable property management company can be difficult, especially if you lack the right connections. Our team of agents has experience working with some local property management companies and can provide assistance during the selection process. This includes connecting you to knowledgeable and dependable professionals who are able to take care of all your property management needs with efficiency and accuracy.

Conclusion

Real estate investment is a great way to build wealth. However, it is important to consider both the advantages and disadvantages before making any decisions. Carefully research and evaluate the real estate market and the overall economic conditions in Boise before investing in property. Our agents are well-versed in Boise's real estate market and, with their help, you can make the best decision for your needs.

Are you looking to invest in short-term or vacation rentals?  Check out our blog on:  Pros & Cons of Investing in a Vacation Rental in Idaho.

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Open 2/11
12151 W Evely Pines Lane Star,  ID 83669
$472,500
Condo: Pinewood Lakes
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,846
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868427
MLS
Townhome located in the highly sought after Pinewood Lakes Subdivision in Star. Nearby you will find grocery stores, gas station, coffee shop to name a few. Inside you will find quartz counter tops...
$439,900
Condo: Parkside Twnhs
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,005
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
98868522
MLS
Tresidio Homes' beautiful Denali floorplan is sure to please! It is a one-of-a-kind townhome plan that is the largest we build in the community. It boasts 4 spacious bedrooms! With a master retreat...
Open 2/9
1720 W Howe St Boise,  ID 83706
$979,900
Neighborhood: Dundee
3
Beds
4
Baths
2,200
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
98868381
MLS
Extraordinary opportunity to purchase a new 1630sqft custom designed home with a 570sqft "accessory dwelling unit" in the heart of old SE Boise in close proximity to Boise State, Downtown, and the...
$539,000
Neighborhood: Clithero Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,438
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
3
Days on Site
98868274
MLS
This newly remodeled non-conforming two-unit investment property and fully furnished turn-key rental is ready for a new owner ! Perfectly located off State St the units are great for midterm and...
$295,990
Condo: Covey Run
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,372
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
98866501
MLS
The Holly is an end unit townhome plan featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home is perfect for entertaining with a large kitchen island that opens to the living and dining areas. Upstairs...
$418,500
Condo: 0 Not Applicable
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,403
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
3
Days on Site
98868351
MLS
Keyed into an energy-efficient future, this light, bright condo has extra insulation, a polished concrete slab, and ductless ceiling cassettes. Designed for carefree living with flat-panel...
Open 2/9
4300 S Solaris Ave. Meridian,  ID 83642
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,346
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
98868242
MLS
Winslow MODEL | Blackrock Homes, LOCAL Builder. Move-in Ready! FULLY FENCED & LANDSCAPED- FREE UPGRADE! East-facing backyard w/ ALMOST NO YARD MAINTENANCE! Community Park + 2 Private Dog Parks!...
$418,500
Condo: 0 Not Applicable
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,403
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
98868250
MLS
Keyed into an energy-efficient future, this light, bright condo has extra insulation, polished concrete slab, and ductless ceiling cassettes. Designed for carefree living with flat-panel cabinetry,...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,346
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
4
Days on Site
98868251
MLS
Winslow - single level-attached home | Blackrock Homes. Move-in Ready! This is the first Edington model with added details on the front elevation and extra trimwork in the home. You'll love the Open...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
5
Days on Site
98868203
MLS
Beautiful LIKE NEW Townhome in a private gated community with front and back lawn maintenance and snow removal included in HOA! This gorgeous home boasts of high ceilings, custom molding, hardwood...
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,882
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
6
Days on Site
98868135
MLS
Check out this beautifully staged live/work, end unit townhome with a view of the mountains and a separate private office. Perfect for working from home, or a great rental property! You'll love the...
$439,900
Condo: Eagle Hills West
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,480
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
6
Days on Site
98868200
MLS
A nice townhome in the Eagle surrounded by the Eagle Hills Golf Course. Centrally located to Eagle's downtown shopping and restaurants. It is close to parks, walking paths, and schools. The roof and...
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