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Old 11-01-2009, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Northwest Limbo
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Well, we drove over this week from Everett and spent two days driving all over West and Central Boise. We liked the areas in the Southwest, but they seemed really variable. Also, don't know how I'd mind the flyover of the occassional AF jets. Maybe not so bad if you had good windows/insulation.
We criss-crossed north-east Boise with 5-mile as our guide. There were some nice areas there, too. Some a little too nice for us. My husband, who's a shooter, fell in love with a section where all the streets have something to do with guns or western stuff. lol. There's one on Flintlock that he'd move into tomorrow.
Oddly enough, some of the nice average type homes with decent sized lots that we found were running either side of 84 before you get to the "Y". We thought it was strange that such nice homes were right up against the highway.
One really annoying thing was that the more we liked the neighborhood, the less likely there were to be homes for sale. We like the older, more settled areas. It seemed like the newer, sometimes fancier, ones were where all the for sale signs were. There are definately bargains to be had, though. We saw one house that is over 4000 sf for $239K! Know we should be able to find something that would suit us for around $200K. :~) D
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
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Deena160,
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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Well, it's no secret that the desirable neighborhoods in Boise are a) older and more established, b) tend to be closer to downtown Boise or Eagle and c) because that are fairly overvalued in terms of lot size and age/condition of house.

You can find nice properties in Nampa, Caldwell, SW Boise, Meridian, and even West Boise. Problem is, you have to live in those areas.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Northwest Limbo
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Well, it's no secret that the desirable neighborhoods in Boise are a) older and more established, b) tend to be closer to downtown Boise or Eagle and c) because that are fairly overvalued in terms of lot size and age/condition of house.

You can find nice properties in Nampa, Caldwell, SW Boise, Meridian, and even West Boise. Problem is, you have to live in those areas.
Our friends in Nampa have a house for sale next door for around $120K, but we know we don't want to live that far out, or in that area. I like the older areas because I prefer an older style of home. I hate open concept, don't like granite and stainless, and hardwood floors are highly overrated.
Overvalued is a relative term. Comparable houses were still $100K less then the Everett area which isn't any nicer of a town, but very overvalued like all of the Seattle area is. Don't really want to live much farther then 15 minutes from the airport area. :~) D
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Caldwell, Idaho
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I live in Nampa in the area of the Idaho Center. I can tell you that it takes me 15-20 min to get to the airport and that is with the current freeway construction. Of course you can't leave during rush hour.
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