Should I use an Agent when Buying a New Construction Home

Oct 31, 2018 10:00:40 AM / by Benji Mellish posted in Buying a Home

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The shopping process for new construction homes can be quite different from that of buying a resale home. Most notably, you don’t need an agent to look - new homes are open for viewing regularly, and there’s usually an agent available onsite to show you around and answer your questions. This leads many buyers to decide that they don’t need their own real estate agent when purchasing a new home.

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5 Tips to make your house feel like home

Oct 26, 2018 12:30:45 PM / by Lauren Smyth posted in Lifestyle

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I read a really interesting study from IKEA that came out this past week about how most people don't feel at home in their own home. In fact, "1 in 3 people all over the world say there are places where they feel more at home than the space they live in. For City people this feeling has has increased from 20% in 2016 to 35% in 2018".

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Average Lot Size for New Construction Homes

Oct 23, 2018 11:09:00 AM / by Rod Givens posted in Buying a Home

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Have you ever commented on how big home lots appear in some of the older neighborhoods you visit? Or how small they look in 21st century neighborhoods, particularly those built during the McMansion era of real estate development? In some cases it could be a case of perspective - tiny older homes compared to 3000-5000 sq. ft. homes on similarly sized lots, however recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (August 31st, 2018) shows that new home lot size started dropping in 1996 and have been mostly declining since then. 

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Our 5 Favorite Interior Paint Colors

Oct 22, 2018 12:07:00 PM / by Lauren Smyth posted in Design

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The Fall Parade of Homes always brings crowds of visitors to our show homes and provides us a great opportunity to interact with  home owners and prospective buyers. Paint colors - always a favorite topic -  was of special interest this year, so I thought it would be fun to create a list of our favorite interior paint colors.
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Amazing New Homes, An Incredible Deal

Sep 28, 2018 9:57:00 AM / by Becca Mortensen posted in Alturas Homes News

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Alturas Homes is offering a $5,000 discount to be used towards closing costs, blinds, additional appliances not already included, reduced purchase price, or other seller paid expenses on qualifying homes now through October 16, 2018. 

 

 

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Boise Parade of Homes, Fall 2018

Sep 27, 2018 11:20:00 AM / by Benji Mellish posted in Parade of Homes

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Alturas Homes is proud to be participating in the 2018 Fall edition of the Boise Parade of Homes

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2018 Home Trends by Alturas Homes

Jan 24, 2018 1:33:00 PM / by Lauren Smyth posted in Design

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The Kate is full of matte black cabinet hardware, a trend to look for in 2018. 

New year, new trends. With every passing year, styles change. Some come back in style, some stay in the past, and some are timeless. Lucky for us - and you - our interior designer studies up on the latest and greatest trends to give our homeowners a modern, yet classic, home. Lauren is looking forward to these four trends this coming year, and she's sharing it all with you. 

 

 

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Parade of Homes: The Latah by Alturas Homes

Oct 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Becca Mortensen posted in Parade of Homes

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Parade of Homes: The Madison by Alturas Homes

Oct 3, 2017 11:22:00 AM / by Becca Mortensen posted in Parade of Homes

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Alturas Homes has two Parade of Homes this Fall, and the Madison is one of them. The Madison is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with an office and oversized garage. The upstairs bonus room is perfect for growing families. The master suite features a huge walk-in-closet that connects to the laundry room for easy convience.  

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Everything You Should Know About the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes

Sep 27, 2017 3:24:00 PM / by Becca Mortensen posted in Parade of Homes

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The 2017 Fall Parade of Homes starts this Friday and runs every weekend for three weeks. What do you need to know about the Parade? Well, we have two (yes, two!) homes this year in two different communities, each with their own style and unique attractions. The Parade of Homes is a great way to check out custom homes in Boise, Eagle and Meridian.  

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Alturas Homes introduces new floor plan for 2017 Parade of Homes

Apr 29, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Becca Mortensen posted in Parade of Homes

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The Kate from Alturas Homes is filled with harmony fit for a family in need of space and high functionality. Its masculine modern lines and materials married beautifully with warm natural textures give a respectful nod to iconic architecture and style from years past. The curb appeal is equally striking as it is alluring, and the interior leads you to a mountain modern oasis away from the hustle and bustle.

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Alturas Homes helps Make-A-Wish during Boise Parade of Homes

Apr 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Benji Mellish posted in Alturas Homes News

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 During this year’s BCASWI Parade of Homes®, Alturas Homes is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho to help grant wishes for deserving families of children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the entire state.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for your Home

Mar 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Becca Mortensen posted in Home Maintenance

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You know what happens when Spring is in the air - Spring cleaning. We've compiled a checklist to help you with your Spring cleaning so you don't miss anything.

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Alturas Homes features new floor plan for Parade of Homes 2016

Apr 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM / by Benji Mellish posted in Parade of Homes

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Our Parade Home at 5311 S. Wayland Ave. in Century Farm in Meridian is open to the public 5pm–8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm–8pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Parade of Homes ends May 15

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The Hudson 2014 Spring Parade

Apr 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM / by Benji Mellish posted in Parade of Homes

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The 2014 Spring Parade of Homes is almost here. It will be held from April 26th – May 11th. Monday through Friday from 5-8pm and on weekends from 12-8pm.

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