The real estate market has taken us all on a wild ride for the last year and a half, and here are some facts and figures helping us to make sense of it. Boise Realtor, Cristina Pescaru, shares the May 2021 Market Report for Ada County, Elmore County, Gem County, and Canyon County.

ADA COUNTY’S MEDIAN SALES PRICE PASSED THE $500,000-MARK IN MAY

The median sales price for homes in Ada County reached a new record of $523,250 in May, up 8.7% compared to April 2021. Crossing this threshold may have been anticipated by some, considering the recent report from realtor.com shared by the Idaho Statesman noting the Boise metro’s price growth was the highest in the country over the past four years. Learn More

Ada County Single-Family Homes Market Snapshot May 2021

ELMORE COUNTY HOUSING MARKET UPDATE


Competitive market conditions continued in May as the average number of days between when a home was listed for sale and an offer was accepted dropped to a record eight days – five days faster than in April 2021. Not only did buyers pick up properties more quickly than ever before, nearly 70% of all home buyers who closed in May were willing to pay over list price. Learn More

Elmore County Single-Family Homes Market Snapshot May 2021

GEM COUNTY HOUSING MARKET UPDATE
 

In May 2021, the median sales price for homes in Gem County reached $334,000, an increase of 1.1% compared to April 2021. Due to the smaller number of transactions that occur in the area, we use a rolling 12-month median sales price to get a better idea of the overall trends. In addition to the insufficient supply of available homes compared to demand, another factor putting upward pressure on prices was that more than half of all buyers paid over list price on homes that closed in May. Learn More

Gem County Single-Family Homes Market Snapshot May 2021
Canyon County Single-Family Homes Market Snapshot May 2021

Boise Leading The Housing Market

Forbes Article - Metro Markets Leading Housing Recovery

Forbes Article

Boise In the News

From: Forbes Places & Spaces

Unheralded Outperformers: 10 Metro Markets That Are Leading the Housing Recovery

“Call them the unheralded outperformers that get almost no attention in the national media: Real estate markets where median home prices are affordable and rising much faster than the nation as a whole and where inventories of available homes listed for sale continue to plunge.

Iowa City, Iowa; Nashville, Tenn.; Boise, Idaho; Tulsa, Okla.; and Shreveport, La., aren’t exactly names that come to mind as leaders in the housing recovery, but they are.”

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO READ THE FORBES ARTICLE written by Ken Harney  Ken Harvey writes a nationally syndicated column on housing and mortgage issues, the Nation’s Housing, and has won numerous “Best Column – All Media” awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors, along with the Consumer Federation of America’s prestigious “Media Service Award,” for lifetime contributions to consumer interests in housing.