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

By Cristina Pescaru, CSP
Real Estate Consultant
Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

The City of Trees

The real estate news is at least confusing, if not downright discouraging, most of the time. But here’s the silver lining: Boise hasn’t been hit as hard as other areas of the country, and we may have seen the worst of it. In some areas, we are starting to see competing offers on properties, and that is great news for sellers!

Of course, we won’t be at the price levels of 2004-2005 any time soon, and the economy as a whole has a lot to do with that. For one thing, there aren’t all the investors that were around a few years ago, willing to invest sight-unseen sometimes. Then, people may not be retiring in our area at the level they used to, for the simple reason that many people have found themselves in a position where they cannot afford retirement. Job relocations aren’t as plentiful as they used to be, either. And small businesses don’t start at the same rate as before.

Good News – Boise Great Place to Raise a Family

But enough with the gloom and doom! The good news: Boise is still considered a great place to be, and to raise a family. Home prices have become more affordable, and we have seen an increase in distressed home sales. That is good news for buyers. Median home price hovers around $155,000 in Ada County, for existing homes. The new homes median price is around $178,000. Read the rest of this entry