Fireworks frighten and fascinate, several streets misnamed, home prices down 12%, neighbors give back

Your Lochsa Falls Neighborhood News for February 2019

Greetings Lochsa Fallians!

Here is your February News, packed with amazing incredible stuff that you didn’t even know that you wanted to know!

In this month’s newsletter:

  • The neighborhood real estate bloom
  • Neighborhood rentals – three available
  • Open Houses this weekend – Saturday and Sunday are active
  • What is your definition of status? Here’s ours.
  • Bundle Up Boise
  • Mistakes A Seller Makes
  • Hot Topics
  • Event committee info
  • 5 articles worth reading
  • Where’s the disc??

Is a bloom coming?

Hello spring, we’ve been waiting for you.

Soon, we can expect to see our flowers and landscaping begin to reappear as the temperatures get warmer. Historically, Lochsa Falls also sees more activity in our real estate. February and March traditionally bring more homes on to the market.

If you are contemplating selling your home, this may either cause concern (there will be more competition) or make you feel better (more activity brings out more buyers). Overall, Meridian saw days on market extend from 41 days to 55 days and a slide in median sales price, down nearly 12%.

But consider this…

Lochsa Falls has less than 2 months of inventory, keeping us in a seller’s market. And though homes are remaining on the market for about 60 days, the reality is that buyers don’t have a lot of options. As of this writing, there are only four homes on the MLS in Lochsa Falls.

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If you would like to read last month’s Neighborhood News, click here.

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Rentals available

If you are looking for more details on these, just let me know (vince@ amherstlegacy.com or 208-830-7115)

5934 N Teekam Falls Way: They are asking $2,195 for the 3,500sf home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3 spots in the garage.

1851 W Glade Creek: They are asking $1,595 for the 1,632sf home with 3 beds and 2 baths.

2279 W Rattlesnake Drive. They are asking $2,295 for the 3,200sf home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and parking for 3 vehicles.

If you have a rental property that you would like to share, let me know. I’m happy to spread the word!

Open Houses

There are several open houses this weekend in Lochsa Falls.

Saturday, February 9

  • 2202 Root Creek, 11am-2pm
  • 5413 Lolo Pass, 11am-4pm

Sunday, February 10

  • 5413 Lolo Pass, 12pm-4pm

To see all the property details, click here.

Definitions

Bringing a little clarity to the terms real estate agents toss around like confetti.

Coming soon, new, active, contingent, pending, sold, unpublished sold

Sometimes we look at a home and see the different statuses and wonder what they mean. Here’s a breakdown of what the different status of a home is telling you.

Coming Soon – A property cannot be shown but the marketing of the home has begun. This can last up to 14 days before the home becomes NEW on the MLS.

New – A property has been listed on the MLS and is available to show. The NEW status lasts for the first three days of the listing.

Active – The property is available to be shown and has been on the MLS for more than three days.

Contingent – This means that a home is under contract, however, both the selling and buying parties agree that the home can still be marketed and offers will be accepted.

Pending – The home is under contract and there are no marketing efforts to seek additional offers.

Sold – The home has closed (the sale has been funded and all paperwork and title information have been recorded).

Unpublished Sold – The property has sold but was not listed on the MLS at the request of the seller.

What Else is Going On?

Bundle Up Boise – even though spring is approaching, it is still very cold outside. And there are a lot of kids that could use some warm clothes. Here’s how you can help. Drop off new or gently used winter wear with Lori at 5385 N Chimney Peak Ave of any size. Bundle Up Boise donates the items to 11 schools in Meridian and Boise and also works with the Boys & Girls Club of Meridian and Giraffe Laugh Daycare.

Lochsa Falls Event Committee – if you want to get involved in the Lochsa Falls Event Planning Committee, contact Carma Wallace. You can view her profile on Facebook by clicking here.

Thinking about listing your home but don’t want to make mistakes? Here are the seven most common mistakes that sellers make. And the best part? They are all easy to fix! See them all by clicking here.

Finally, we have been informed that the first half of our HOA fees are due.

Hot Topics Creating Lochsa Debates

Several streets are incorrectly named – click here

Top Golf coming to town? – click here

Fireworks for Brady – click here

A need for Girl Scout Cookies – click here

Installing a whole house filter – click here

5 More Articles Worth Reading

Get your garden ready (classes hosted by Boise Parks & Rec) – click here

Mountain Bike Trail Guide (and a sweet video by Bike Mag) – click here

Grants awarded to local artists for Treefort Music Fest – click here

The 20 best cities for affordable winter travel (spoiler alert: Boise is one of them) – click here

The not-so-obvious competition your home is facing & why you are not selling your home – click here

Requesting a frisbee golf course layout

I was just curious if anyone happens to have a sketch or layout of our neighborhood frisbee golf course. I realize this is a long shot. But with warmer weather approaching, I thought it might be fun to post one.

Frisbee golf (aka disc golf, aka throwing plates, aka good times in a park) is a lot of fun and something that everyone can do. If you have a map and don’t mind sharing, please feel free to send my way! I’ll post it in the March edition for everyone.

And if you would also like a course layout / map, please let me know. If there are enough of us, maybe we can commission one to get done.


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