MERIDIAN, ID – February 1, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Meridian REALTOR® John Espinosa sees foreclosure inventory of bank owned homes likely continuing to bring out bargain hunters through 2012, bringing with it exceptional prices.
Depending on what economic policies the federal government adopts, Espinosa says Idaho real estate (http://www.meridianidhomes.com/) buyers will likely see continued low interest rates through this election year as an attempt by Washington policy-makers to stimulate the economy.
“The combination of low rates and the steady drip of bank owned homes into the market means continued low prices for buyers who are ready to dip their feet in the market again.”
He says some buyers have been gun-shy about re-entering the real estate market, whether it’s for Meridian real estate, which maintains relatively higher demand than many other Treasure Valley cities, or Eagle real estate, where expensive estates from the boom years are going for pennies on the dollar now.
But he says buyers shouldn’t rely on the headlines to tell them when to buy.
“Buying a home is a very personal decision, and families should base it on their own circumstances. Growing families still need to move into bigger homes. Empty nesters still want to downsize, no matter what the market looks like.”
Espinosa also says he’s seeing plenty of trading up as low prices have brought more desirable neighborhoods into reach of the average buyer.
“The key is to engage with the market and watch for those bargains. Anyone can do that for free on my website www.MeridianIDHomes.com and get access to the entire database of Idaho MLS listings.
About John Espinosa
John Espinosa is an Idaho real estate agent specializing in the Treasure Valley. Covering Boise to Parma and everything in between, John is an expert on Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Kuna, Star, Middleton, and Meridian real estate.
5680 E Franklin Rd, Suite 100
Nampa ID 83687
john (at) espirealestate (dot) com