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Thanks to low mortgage rates, it's an excellent time to buy or sell a home across the U.S. But what about in Idaho?

Is the state's housing market too pricey for buyers? Not-so-great if you've got a home you want to sell? Or just right — for everybody?

Home values provide some answers. They indicate that the market in Idaho is heating up, according to Zillow, though you might find vast differences from one city or one corner of the state to the next.

Current home values in Idaho

Home values have been rising throughout Idaho and are up 13.30% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $270,900 , Zillow says.

Could you afford that? Let's say you want to buy that mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at this week's average interest rate, which is a low 3.69%, says mortgage company Freddie Mac.

With the 30-year mortgage rate at 3.69% and the median home price for Idaho at $270,900 , a representative monthly mortgage payment would be $1,245.37.

How the Idaho housing market stacks up

Boise Idaho street leading to the capital building in fall
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Boise Idaho street leading to the capital building in fall

Property values in Idaho are high by historical standards and are higher than what the typical house is worth nationwide.

The median home value throughout the U.S. is $229,600, which is up 4.88% from a year ago.

Zillow predicts U.S. home values will rise 2.2% over the next year, while in Idaho, they're expected to rise 1.30%.

Homes are going on the market in Idaho at a median price of $166 per square foot, versus $155 per square foot nationwide.

Are you looking to buy? Take a look at today's best mortgage rates where you live.

Idaho home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2019* $266,300
2018 $236,608
2017 $209,700
2016 $191,350
2015 $177,658
2014 $168,483
2013 $155,583
2012 $143,842
2011 $144,292
2010 $158,142
2009 $171,658

*2019 price average through August 2019.

How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in Idaho is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2019* $415,000
2018 $365,000
2017 $327,500
2016 $297,500
2015 $275,000
2014 $262,500
2013 $245,000
2012 $220,000
2011 $217,500
2010 $237,500
2009 $257,500

*2019 price average through August 2019.