Boise Condos for Sale

While driving through the Treasure Valley, or surfing real estate web sites, you may have seen Boise condos for sale. Amongst the thousands of traditional homes and apartment complexes there are nearly a hundred different Boise condos for sale that range in price from $54,000 to $800,000. Start your search today...

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200 N 3rd 806, Boise $241,900

  • 1 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 728 SqFt

With Spectacular Views From Every Room Overlooking The Capitol, Downtown, Train Depot, Bsu, Owyhee Mountains And Trees For Miles. A Must-see Property. Exceptional Location A Short Distance To Downtown Restaurants, Night Life, Shopping, Parks, St. Luke’s, ...

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5170 S Surprise Way #206, Boise $194,900

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,035 SqFt

Surprise Valley 2bed/2 Bath, Single Level, Condo Updated With Modern Touches Throughout. Upstairs, Corner Condo With Vaulted Ceilings And Expansive Windows. Beautiful 'wood' Flooring & Updated Carpet, Glass Tile Back Splash, Gas Fireplace. Peek-a-boo Views...

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851 W Front 1501, Boise $899,900

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,800 SqFt

Experience Downtown At Your Doorstep! Enjoy Breathtaking Views From This Single Level Luxury Condominium, Located In The Heart Of Downtown. Enhanced By A Stunning Remodel, This Open Floor Plan Residence Is Surrounded By Walls Of Glass 10’ Tall, Showcasing T...

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1420 W Camel Back Lane B100, Boise $159,800

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 793 SqFt

This Adorable Two Bedroom Condo Is Just Blocks From Hyde Park, Camels Back Park And Less Than A Mile From Downtown. Hiking, Running And Biking Trails Are A Few Feet Away. Just In Time For Summer...lounging In A Private Gated Pool, With A Hot Tub And Sauna...

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1411 W Grand Avenue, Boise $209,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 953 SqFt

Down Town In The Action! Secured Carport Parking. Walking And Riding Distance To All The City Center Amenities. There Is No Dark Basement Parking And You Can Walk In Off The Street To The Main Level Living Area. Enjoy The Clean Efficient Kitchen With Ample ...

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529 S 15th Street 101,106, Boise $388,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,411 SqFt

Gorgeous, Downtown Living At Its Finest. Boise’s First Energy-efficient “green” Condos 1 Block From The River And 1 Block From Downtown, Across From The New Sports Complex. North-facing Condos With Views Of The Mountains, South-facing Views Of New Ballpark!...

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529 S 15th Street 102,103,104-106,107,108, Boise $379,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,379 SqFt

Gorgeous, Downtown Living At Its Finest. Boise’s First Energy-efficient “green” Condos 1 Block From The River And 1 Block From Downtown, Across From The New Sports Complex. North-facing Condos With Views Of The Mountains, South-facing Views Of New Ballpark!...

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8856 W Candleston Ct, Boise $139,900

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,024 SqFt

Well Maintained, Centrally Located Condo Close To Free Way Access And All Sorts Of Other Amenities. Come Check Out This Clean Quite Condo Before It's Too Late! Fresh Paint And Carpet Gives This Home A Like New Feel. Washer, Dryer, Blinds And Access To Commu...

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9117 W Brogan Dr., Boise $120,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 845 SqFt

Conveniently Located To Parks, Walking Paths, Schools, Grocery Shopping, And Close By The Future Ymca Site. This Condo Is A Very Spacious 2 Bed 2 Bath That Costs An Open Lay Out With Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting, Built-in Computer Desk, Fire Place, And Pl...

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These condos are a great investment, and knowing the pros and cons before purchase could benefit you immensely.

Pros

Condos are extremely convenient because residents needn't bother themselves with the upkeep of the complex. There is hired staff that will take care of the grounds, building exterior, and some of the maintenance issues that may arise (Depending on the complex rules).

These sorts of conveniences are very similar the ones that apartment dwellers enjoy. However, the condo differs in price. To understand the price benefits of a condo, you must understand that payment on rent for an apartment could cost you more than the value of a condo in the long run. With a condo, like a home, you own the residence after it is paid off.

Convenience and price may be more prestigious of perks when it comes to condos, but one must never overlook the power of location. In Boise, there is a copious amount of condos that are built downtown so that the tenants can be close to the city’s buzzing heart. If you want to be close to sporting events, Boise State University or any number of different businesses and job opportunities then a Boise condo could be for you.

Living downtown, or in a busy neighborhood, my cause security and safety concerns. Condos have far more security features installed than most neighborhoods or apartment complexes. Not to mention that the other tenant’s eyes and ears are open and, due to their proximity, will know if something is wrong. Thus giving you an extra level of protection.

Cons

Space

Though they may be more secure, more convenient and competitively priced, there may be cons to buying a condo as well. The number one concern would have to be the amount of space you get with a condo. Though the living square footage may similar to an average home's, you may sacrifice storage space for hobbies or just extra things. With no garage, yards or sheds, condo owners must relinquish some of their possessions when they move into one. However there are ways to make a condo, or any small space, seem bigger than it really is.

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Overcome this Con

If there isn't clutter in your condo, it will be easier to accentuate the space that you do have. Clutter like papers, boxes, or books should be out of sight or neatly organized. That will give you more free space open that will give you and others room to breathe. Another way to deal with the clutter around your condo is multi-functional furniture. There are innovative pieces of furniture that can easily double as storage. There are bed frames with drawers in them, hollowed out ottomans, and more. If you search around at stores or on the web you can easily find many efficient pieces of furniture. To make your condo seem like it has even more space, use optical tricks such as hanging mirrors. The mirrors make it seem that the space extends past the walls, thus seemingly adding space to a room

Financial Disadvantages

Another con could hit your wallet pretty hard: Homeowner’s association (HOA). HOAs are an inescapable part of living in a condo. An HOA has responsibilities that range from complex rules to the allocation of dues. These dues are a monthly or yearly fees for living in a complex or neighborhood, used for maintenance of the complex grounds and exterior. HOAs can sometimes be overbearing and have the power to create and enforce rules for the complex like noise ordinances or decor rules. However, some of these rules are needed and make the neighborhood a better place.

Other monetary concerns include the resale value of the condo. When the real estate market changes, condos are the first things to get affected because land does not come with the residence. There is a large possibility that a condo cannot be sold for more than it was bought. Though, there are still some things that can be done to raise the condos value.

Overcoming this Con

To to raise the value of a condo, the most obvious solution is regular maintenance of the plumbing, electrical and so forth. Also, consider upgrading appliances with energy efficient supplements. This will make the condo more desirable and increase its value. Faucets and shower fixtures are fairly inexpensive to upgrade but can improve the condos value to a staggering level. Other ideas for increasing the condos value include: repainting, replacing the carpet, and adding shelves or other small storage places. There are a lot of other ways that you can increase it’s value with some creativity.

Condos may have some aspects to them that are objectionable, but they can be a great investment in your life. Whether you don’t want the responsibility that comes with a home and yard, or if you just want the freedom and luxury of urban living, you need to check out the condos for sale here in Boise.

There are plenty of communities around Boise. Check out nearby Eagle real estate for additional options.

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Listing information last updated on June 28th, 2017 at 2:07am MDT.