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Celebrating Fall in the Treasure Valley: Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, and Corn Mazes

There are many ways to mark the arrival of fall – like sipping that first hot cider or steaming pumpkin spiced latte of the season – but nothing beats the tradition of visiting a local, family-owned pumpkin patch and selecting the perfect pumpkin to adorn your porch.

Fortunately, we’ve made it even easier to do so. Below you’ll find a list of Boise pumpkin patches, corn mazes and even a sunflower field to explore with your family. What better way to embrace fall than by making lasting memories with the people you love most?

Lowe Family Farmstead

2500 S Eagle Rd, Kuna, ID 83634
(208) 922-5678 | Website
Open: Mon-Thurs 4-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Tight Supply Points to Higher Boise Home Prices

Boise-area homebuyers have slightly more room to breathe as we transition into fall, thanks to a small influx of inventory in August, coupled with a bit less demand for housing. But don’t breathe too deeply – this isn’t to say that the market is balanced. It’s still very much a seller’s market and will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future, for reasons we’ll outline below.

But first, let’s dive into last month’s data. The median single-family house price in Ada County was $530,500 in August, which represents a 33% increase (or $130,000) from a year ago. While the median home price slightly declined from the month prior – marking the first price decrease we’ve seen since May of 2020 – it’s still the second-highest price on record for the

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Boise Residential Solar Panels: What you need to know

If there’s one thing Boise has an abundance of, it’s sun. Our fair city gets an average of 210 sunny days per year, which is a boon if you love the great outdoors – or if you’re thinking of making the switch to solar power. Google’s Project Sunroof, which helps communities explore their solar potential, estimates that 86% of Boise’s rooftops are solar viable.

There are other great reasons more homeowners in the Treasure Valley are considering solar energy – it’s a green, renewable energy source that can save you money on your monthly power bill. But since residential solar is still fairly rare in Boise, we’re here to walk you through the other factors you should take into account before you start putting up panels – like local installation costs,

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Boise Buyers’ Options Grow As Listings Leap for the First Time in a Year

Treasure Valley buyers can finally come up for a breath of air, as housing inventory rose to its highest level in more than a year in both Ada and Canyon counties. Canyon County listings hit 607 in July, a 76% increase over last year’s 344 listings. Ada County saw active listings rise to 1,014 last month, up from 768 the year prior – or a 32% increase.

Also for the first time in over a year, both counties boasted more than one month’s supply of current inventory. The sudden influx of homes for sale is partly due to seasonal factors. It’s also thanks to the rush of homeowners who put off selling last year but are now ready to list.

While one month of inventory is still a far cry from the four to six months typically seen in a balanced market, the

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Pros and cons of buying a new construction home

With inventory low in every Treasure Valley housing market, homebuyers are considering new builds more than ever before. But are they right for you?

If you love to watch HGTV, most of the houses you see people hunting are resales--homes that have been built by and owned by other families. Much of the drama in these shows (think House Hunters) derives from the terrible taste in home decor of the previous occupants and whether the new couple can overcome the "hardship" of an ugly paint color or unattractive carpet.

But with many markets across Idaho, and the country, experiencing inventory shortages, it’s becoming harder for buyers to find a home they love in many neighborhoods. That’s why more and more homeowners are turning to new construction.

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Home prices in the Boise real estate market

Every major housing market in the Boise metropolitan area set a new median sales price record in June, thanks to a decades-in-the-making housing shortage and voracious buyer demand.

Ada County hit its 12th consecutive month of record-setting prices in June with a median sales price of $524,950, a 40% increase over the previous year. Canyon County also set a new sales price record of $424,000, which marks a 49% annual increase. It’s also the 11th price record the county has set in the past year.

All of the Treasure Valley’s largest housing markets also set new records:

  • In Eagle, the median sales price hit an eye-watering $849,000, a 56% annual increase.
  • Boise’s median sales price hit $500,000 for the first time, a 39% jump.
  • Meridian’s
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Best walkable neighborhoods in Boise ID

Ask a dozen Boiseans what makes their neighborhood “walkable” and you’ll likely get a variety of answers. That’s because walking is like meditation–while everyone might look similar doing it, their motivations can be vastly different. Some people want convenient access to great food and coffee; other people can’t live without a park nearby for their kids; while others just enjoy a serene sunset stroll as a way to unwind from a long day.

If you’re looking for a new home in Boise, you might already have a list of nearby must-haves in mind–and if not, it’s never too early to make one. To help you get off on the right foot, we’ve developed this insider’s guide to Boise’s most walkable neighborhoods. Our list includes something for every type of walker,

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Boise median home price tops $500,000

The newest sales data shows that prospective buyers in the Treasure Valley who hesitate are costing themselves dearly, with home prices up more than $36,000 in Ada County just since last month. The year-over-year data paints an even starker picture of this once-in-a-lifetime seller’s market.

Treasure Valley home prices blew past two new records in May. The median sales price in Ada County hit a record of $518,215 (up $156,000 or 43% from last year). This marks 12 straight months of pricing records and the first time across the half-million-dollar threshold. Meanwhile, Canyon County also set a median sales record of $407,225 (an annual increase of $131,500 or 48%). The county marked new price records for every month except one in the last year.

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2021

Summer nights are almost here, promising those golden evenings with family and friends, relaxing as the temperatures cool down and the stars come out. There’s something magical about summer nights, isn’t there? This year, you can add “watch a movie under the stars” to your summer bucket list and check it off at any one of these free outdoor movie events.

Sparklight Movie Night | Meridian

With an impressive lineup of weekly classics and new family-friendly hits, the popular Meridian Sparklight Movie Night events are returning this summer. Every Friday from June through August, you can catch a movie at Settlers Park for free. Community partners and vendors join every week so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and stroll through booths and

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Top Major Employers and Largest Companies in Boise, ID

Idaho’s population and economy are booming – we were the second fastest-growing state in the nation last year, according to the U.S. Census. That influx of new residents has also helped make us No. 1 in the nation for economic growth, according to the 2021 U.S. News Best States rankings.

Not only are we outpacing the nation when it comes to job and career growth, we’re especially dominating in industries like technology, advanced manufacturing, food production, energy and outdoor recreation, all of which have a strong presence in our local economy.

In addition to attracting out-of-state talent, local colleges like Boise State University and the College of Idaho ensure future generations of skilled professionals will be ready to step up and lead

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