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Boise’s skyline seems to get an update every few months as the city continues to boom. Some of the most impressive buildings have been around for decades, while others are new to the downtown city view. Boise’s tallest buildings include icons from the 20s and 30s with some stunning newcomers on the scene.

1. Eighth & Main

Eighth & Main via Garner Company Location: 800 W Main St, Boise, ID 83706
Height: 323 ft
Built: 2013
Floors: 18
Size: 390,000 sq ft
Architect: CTA / Babcock Design

In 1987, a devastating fire destroyed the Eastman Building that had sat at 8th and Main Streets in Downtown Boise for 82 years. After decades of disuse, the lot became known as “the hole” to locals, gaining even more notoriety as a failed construction project

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Boise Real Estate Market Enters Ninth  Year of Gains

If January is any indicator, 2020 will not be the year of the Treasure Valley home buyer.

With five new price records, 2019 marked the eighth consecutive year home prices have risen in the Boise Metro area. The first month of 2020 is showing a continuation of that trend with upward appreciation entering its ninth year.

The median single-family home price finished the month of January at $354,900 in Boise, up 20.31 percent from the year prior.

Over the last 12 months, house prices in Ada County rose 15.33 percent to a record $363,000. In 2011, the median home price was just $145,000.

For Treasure Valley home shoppers, there is little to choose from. The total supply of homes for sale in Boise dropped to an anemic 0.73 months. At 1.17 and

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Things to Do in Boise ID in February | Boise February Events

The weather may still be frigid outside in February in Boise, but there’s plenty going on to keep you busy until spring. The month of love has a whole slew of events lined up to fill your calendar, whether you’re looking for a steamy date night or a warm evening away from the winter cold. Check out these things to do in Boise this month!

Boise State Basketball Home Games | Taco Bell Arena

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March Madness isn’t far away, so head over to Taco Bell Arena and catch a Bronco’s basketball game. Throughout the month of February, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have home games you can catch. Men’s games schedule | Women’s games schedule.

Idaho Steelheads | CenturyLink Arena

February 1, 7, 8, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29

It’s

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House Hacking Real Estate

Joe retired from a national technology company at the age of 44. Soon after that, he spent a year traveling around the world: Europe, the Grand Caymans, Asia, and South America.

See, when Joe was 22, he bought a fourplex. He lived in one of the units and rented out the other three. As part of his job, he was frequently transferred. Each time he moved to a new city he bought another fourplex, always keeping the last one and the previous ones he had purchased. By the time Joe was 44, he was a millionaire.

Before I tell you the amazing part, you should know Joe repaired ATMs for a living. He was in no way a jet-set executive. The most he made in any one year was $55,000, including overtime. So how did this average Joe become a millionaire real

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Sunset Boise ID Neighborhood Guide

Quaint wooden signs greet visitors to this charming neighborhood known for its mature trees, modest brick homes and 1950s bungalows.

Boise's Sunset Neighborhood signs feature a family in silhouette walking their dog into a colorful sunset. They are a promise that deliver: Sunset is full of outdoorsy families eager to take advantage of the diverse activities the area has to offer.

This is a small, tight-knit neighborhood of do-ers: hikers, walkers, runners, gardeners, golfers and most predominantly, bikers.

Nestled up against the foothills, the neighborhood has direct access to mountain biking trails via the Hillside to Hollow Reserve – a 260-acre protected open space in the central foothills. Serious road cyclists also have access to the

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Boise Market Kicks Off 2020 Even Hotter Than Before; Supply Hits Two Year Low

Miss the bidding wars of 2018? Based on current trends we may be headed for the hottest Boise real estate market in two years.

The Boise median single-family home price jumped $42,600 to $335,000 in the month of December, finishing out the year of 2019 with a 14.57 percent increase.

In Ada County and Canyon County, the cost for the typical home rose 8.02 percent and 13.08 percent, respectively.

While every city in the Treasure Valley is seeing higher prices, the lowest priced markets continue to appreciate the fastest. “Luxury” markets are seeing the smallest year-over-year price gains with Eagle up a relatively paltry 3.73 percent.

Compared to last year, total homes sales rose 18.76 percent in Ada County and 26.11 percent in Canyon

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Things to Do in Boise ID in January | Boise January Events

Post-Christmas blues got you down? There are enough events on the Boise calendar this month to get your spirits back up, no matter what kind of activity floats your boat.

January in Idaho is the coldest month of the year, but it's also the month of classic events and entertainment like the McCall Winter Carnival, basketball games, film festivals, and many other reasons to get out of the house and experience Boise.

January is a popular month in Idaho to take in the beauty of winter, get outside (despite the temperatures), and savor a slower pace before the busy days of spring and summer. Here are the must-do events you should have on your calendar this month in Boise.

Skiing, Tubing, and the Gladerunner Mountain Coaster | Bogus Basin

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Boise Housing Market Forecast 2020

As I write this, home prices are hitting new record highs as the Boise real estate market leads the nation in appreciation.

In the past year, Boise home prices have risen 11 percent while the supply of homes for sale has declined by 10 percent.

What will the new year bring?

By definition, a forecast is an opinion about future events. Even so, I’ve made a point to focus on the facts and current trends that are already in effect, avoiding any wild speculation. Read on for an insider take on the Treasure Valley housing market in the months to come.

Boise Home Prices Will Continue Rising

Today, one in six listings are seeing multiple offers. By spring, we expect that number to jump to one in three.

Driven by low interest rates and a

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Things to Do in Boise ID in December | Boise December Events

There’s no place like home (in Boise) for the holidays! This month as the temperatures near their low point for the year in the Treasure Valley, the holiday spirit will reach its height with events, concerts, markets, and more. Whether you have family in town and want to show them why you love where you live, or you’re looking for a quiet date night event, you’ll find enough options here to fill your calendar and then some. Here’s your list of what to do in Boise this December.

Winter Wonderland Festival | Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

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Every year, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell becomes a winter wonderland with over a million beautiful lights and holiday decorations to enjoy. For the second year, the addition of The Ice Ribbon—a

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10 Downtown Boise Construction Projects to Watch in 2020

As more individuals seek to live near where they work, Downtown Boise has flourished into a sought-after residential neighborhood. In addition to several commercial projects in the works, almost 1,300 new multi-family housing units are planned for downtown and just to its south, along the Boise River.

In keeping with current trends and popular demand, many of these units will be part of mixed-use developments. Multi-family housing is planned above the ground-level commercial spaces that make urban neighborhoods both vibrant and viable: retail, restaurants, and coffee shops. With that in mind, here are the new Downtown Boise construction projects you should be watching in 2020.

Third and Myrtle

The Third and Myrtle mixed-use project is

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