The housing market in Boise is nothing short of insane. People are spending close to $800,000 for a house that was worth $200,000 just three years ago. Baffling.
With that sort of rise in price, it can be very difficult to own a home. Even for families in the Upper-Middle class. So, what do you do? You could throw all of your savings away for the house, then not be able to stock it with food. You could get something closer to your budget, then just have to never take vacations again. Or, you can get creative.
There are beautiful places to live throughout Boise and the Treasure Valley that you may just be missing or looking past. Somewhere maybe you didn't picture yourself, but re-examine your budget and open your mind.
Here are 10 alternative home options in Boise that you--that anyone--can actually afford. It's time to stop breaking the bank for a roof over your head. Let's think outside the box and find your next home.
Ditch Your Boise Dream Home For One Of These Units You Can Actually Afford
We all can close our eyes and picture our perfect Boise dream home. Then we see the price of said dream home and wake up from our dream and land squarely back in reality. It's simply unattainable. So, let's switch it up. Change our goals. Now, we just need to find somewhere we can afford to live.
With the ridiculous housing market in Boise and the Treasure Valley, that "somewhere" we can afford to live may end up not being a house. The way these prices are, it might not even an apartment. Even those price are skyrocketing. So, what do we do? We get creative.
Here are 10 Boise dwellings we can actually afford to live in.
These not your style? I understand. Not every one can make it in a Deer Blind. Here are other options, a little more normal and within the norm that you may enjoy, instead. But...keep these ideas in mind. Will save you a buck or two.
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