Welcome to My First Boise Home Mortgage!

Your Boise mortgage resource for first time home buyers.











Our goal is to provide fast and accurate information to Boise & Treasure Valley First Time Home Buyers and Realtors, and offer guidance when necessary when pursuing home loans.

Idaho Housing Home Loan Portal


Craig Ballhagen & My First Boise Home



Craig’s Bio

Hi, I’m Craig. I’m a mortgage professional living in the Boise area now for over 14 years. I thoroughly enjoy assisting home buyers with their quest to home ownership, and I welcome the opportunity to guide potential first time home buyers and educate them about the home buying process. I strive to maintain a positive relationship with the Treasure Valley real estate community.

My goal is to provide accurate and timely assessment of Idaho homebuyers purchase potential and to offer them the most choices.

A Little Bit About Guild Mortgage of Boise

Guild Mortgage

Guild Mortgage is a full service lender that provides all services in-house including: origination, underwriting, and closing document preparation.

Having total control of the home loan process is vital to a consistent and smooth Idaho home loan process.

Reasons why you need to be with Guild Mortgage

  • #1 number one lender in Boise/Treasure Valley according to Rocky Mountain stats
  • Instant access to underwriters – Realtors and buyers can ask about various scenarios without a formal loan submission
  • Smooth process – I attend all signings with your Realtor to insure a smooth close
  • Easy to reach – Realtors and Buyers are welcome to call, text and email me evenings and weekends
  • Convenient – I will come to your home or place of work to complete the loan application and answer all of your questions or apply  online E-application right now.
  • Guild Mortgage is Idaho Housing Authority’s number one lender.  All approvals are in house.

It’s all about the Relationship

The Boise/Treasure Valley real estate community relationships are critical to the reputation we work hard to maintain. Realtors and home buyers depend on sound advice and closing each transaction on time every time. Guild Mortgage of Boise IS the number one lender in the Boise area.

Boise Characteristics

Boise, the capital of Idaho and its largest city with a population of over 200,000, sits at the base of a mountain range on the Boise River. Boise – Les Bois or “the trees”-was named by French trappers in the 1800’s when they came into the Boise River valley.

The elevation of Boise is 2,842 feet above sea level and is considered “high desert” with temperatures ranging from an average range of 22 – 36 degrees in January to 58 to 90 degrees in July. The Boise valley receives an average of 12 inches of precipitation per year. Boise’s climate has four definite seasons but rarely receives snow. However, snow in the mountains surrounding the valley provide numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.

Local Boise

The Boise School District offers outstanding schools which serve over 25,000 students and employs 3,900 people including 1,700 certified staff. Their purpose statement – Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow – speaks to the district’s commitment to provide a quality education to all of its students.


Boise offers outdoor enthusiasts many opportunities. For bikers, hikers, and skaters, the Boise greenbelt, miles of paved pathways along the river’s edge, provides glimpses of the beautiful scenery and wildlife in the area. In addition, miles of paths in the foothills north of Boise are another avenue for bikers and hikers.

“Floating the River” is another activity for summer-time enjoyment. Barber Park, east of Boise, is the place where those seeking to escape the summer heat can launch on the Boise River for an afternoon of water refreshment. Bring your own raft or inner-tube or rent them there. Nothing better than the cool of the river on a hot summer day!

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