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Old 02-21-2016, 11:12 PM
Location: Tomah WI
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Hello. I am considering moving to the Boise area within the next couple years and I am looking for ideas on where to move to. I am in my late 40's, single and may or may not bring my high school aged daughter with. I drive truck locally and my company has a terminal near the east side of the airport, right next to the interstate, that I may transfer to. I don't want to buy a home I want to rent for a while until I know where I want to live. I do plan to visit this summer and look things over. I would prefer to live close to my job with as little drive time as possible. A good high school close by would be nice in case my daughter does come with me. I think my budget for rent is going to be no more than $800/month and would be looking for at least a two bedroom. I'm from a small town in WI (9,000) so I don't need anything real fancy but don't want run down either. Any ideas, questions or comments would be great! Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:01 PM
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Well Jimmy, the Boise rental market is pretty tight right now and the prices have gone up in the past year, but you should be able to find a decent two-bedroom apartment around $800. There aren't a whole lot of apartments on the side of town closest to the airport, but you may get lucky. Timberline High School in SE Boise is a fine school, as is Borah High School just a couple miles West and the North of Interstate 84 and the Airport. Both school districts would leave you with a pretty quick trip to work each day.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:33 AM
Location: Boise, Idaho
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If you like the small town feel, you might consider living in Kuna. You can drive in from the south side of the airport and avoid the interstate completely during commute times.

I know you said you were looking to rent, but you might consider that in parts of Kuna you might be able to get 100% financing for a home. I had a home built for a client in Kuna and he put down $500 earnest money and had a $194,000 home built and we had the builder pay all his closing costs.

You can still buy a lot in Kuna for the low $50k range compared to $90K+ in Boise.

Check Craigslist for rental options, but be careful of the scams on there. There are many cases where someone scrapes photos of homes for sale and posts them for rent in hopes people are ignorant enough to send them an application which the scammers then use for identity theft!
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