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Falling in Love with Your Home

Continued growth in real estate during COVID-19

Published online: Jun 15, 2020 Articles, Home And Garden Renee Spurgeon
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An interesting thing has happened over the past few months in Southeastern Idaho as we adjust to a new way of life and an ever changing landscape in all markets from real estate to stocks; we have started to rediscover the things that matter most. 

While keeping six feet of distance, people have started to wave and smile, engage in small talk from across the gas pump, reach out and call old friends. It is as though we have a new appreciation for the old fundamentals that built this incredible community so many years ago. Likewise, we are beginning to see people fall in love with their homes, with the idea of homeownership and with a desire to plant some roots.  

Building a Home for All

While recognizing that home improvement stores have been considered essential, it has become apparent that people have decided to focus on their shelter while sheltering in place. The sanctuary that has kept us safe has become a classroom, dance studio and a romantic restaurant. 

Pride of ownership is alive and well in Idaho Falls and the psychological impact of the pandemic has strengthened an already forward moving locomotive real estate market. The strong and steady increase in values, population and job growth continues to drive the desire to call Southeastern Idaho home. 

A Hot Spot of Growth

With an increase in population we see a better pool of potential employees driving business to new levels. New business, new jobs and healthy economic competition pave the way for continued growth in the local housing market. As we remain the fastest growing state in the country, our normal winter slow down was forgotten this season and record numbers were reported for home sales. 

Rising through COVID-19

Through the pandemic we have been innovative and swift moving. The Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors and the Board of Directors has worked diligently to keep our membership informed and educated on professional standards and new regulations. 

We have used technology like FaceTime, Zoom and Facebook Messenger to keep clients and customers at a safe distance. New showing protocols like the use of hand sanitizer at the entrance of a home, masks, limiting the number of people in a home at once, not turning off lights and new legal forms drafted by our state association Idaho Realtors have kept the minds of the buying and selling public at ease. 

So, how’s the real estate market in Southeast Idaho? It is strong, it is solid and it is here to stay.


For More Information

Renee Spurgeon, Realtor, GRI

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

(208) 406-6148

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