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Boise Idaho Real Estate Blog

Ada County Home Prices Surge Nearly 19 Percent, Most in Five Years

In each of the past three years, local home prices have remained flat in October. Not this time.

Following a year of new records, the local real estate market had the priciest October since 2013.

The median Ada County home price rose 18.71 percent to $320,403 from a year prior. Down from the record high we saw in August of this year but up nearly $4,000 from September.

The median time a home is listed before selling dropped to 16 days, 2 days quicker than last year.

House prices in Boise helped lead the way, jumping 19.46 percent.

Nearby Canyon County was even brisker with prices jumping 22.17 percent. While down from the twin record highs set in July and September, countywide the cost of the typical home is $39,000 more than it was

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The Depot Bench Neighborhood: A Boise Bench Original

Meandering tree-lined streets, stunning sunset views of the Treasure Valley, contemporary and historic homes, and a short commute to downtown Boise—these are just some of the reasons residents love living in the Depot Bench neighborhood.

In 1925, the Union Pacific Railroad blazed its way through Boise, bringing more industry to a rapidly-growing city. Over the previous 25 years, the city had boomed from a population of around 5,000 to over 20,000.

The railroad built a depot on a hill above the bustling post-gold rush city of Boise, and with it brought the adjoining neighborhoods into city limits. This was the beginning of Boise’s Depot Bench neighborhood, so named for the iconic and historic site of the Boise Depot which still towers over

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

Brrr, is that a chill we feel on the air? As November hits in the Treasure Valley, the temperatures take a dive with average highs in the 40s. It’s the perfect opportunity to break out your favorite cozy sweater, drink your hot beverage of choice, and enjoy the wonder of the season. November kicks off the holiday season in Boise with plenty to do, especially around Thanksgiving. If you have family in town, be sure to show them why you love living in Boise by bringing them to a few of these events.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

November 1

Every first Thursday of the month, you can experience downtown Boise businesses in an exciting way. Merchants downtown from restaurants to shops offer discounts, live music, demonstrations, events, and more

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What Boise Buyers Are Looking for in New Construction Homes

A new construction home is an ideal opportunity to have the house you’ve been dreaming of. While every client we assist is unique, there are some “wants” and “must-haves” we see on house wishlists across the board. Here’s a quick look at what we are seeing buyers ask for in a new home.

People-Centric Floor Plans Designed for Modern Living

There was a time when it was highly fashionable to segment a home, usually to add a sense of formality and to sequester the kitchen and bedrooms away from the entertaining areas.

Today, buyers want open floor plans with lots of natural light and are ready to sacrifice formal dining rooms, parlors, and living rooms to get it.

While open concept is nothing new, the focus has moved from the living room to

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Why Boise Is Bucking the National Trend of Slowing Home Prices

If you follow the news, you have no doubt read the headlines about the national housing market slowing in recent months.

Once blistering hot real estate markets from Seattle “Inventory up as Seattle-area market cool down continues”, to Denver “Major cold front slams Denver housing market”, to California’s Bay Area “Inventory, price reductions on the rise” seem to have lost a bit of their luster.

Homes that would have once been snapped up within a few hours of listing are sitting on the market for days or gasp even weeks.

A new report from property data analytics company CoreLogic says U.S. home prices “increased year over year by 5.5 percent in August 2018” the slowest growth in two years.

In Ada County, the median price for a

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Fall Festivals + Events in Boise and the Treasure Valley

Autumn in Boise is a beautiful time of year and puts the local community into a festive spirit. Harvest festivals, Oktoberfests, Halloween Trick-or-Treating, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and more are on the calendar throughout the Treasure Valley. We've rounded up the best of the fall events and listed them here for you.

The Haunted World

Caldwell, Sep 14-Oct 31

Make no bones about it, the Haunted World in Caldwell is Idaho’s scariest haunted house and Halloween attraction. This attraction is both indoor and outdoor and will treat you to nearly two hours or nightmarish fear. Learn more.

Linder Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Meridian, Sep 21-Oct 31

Get those classic fall moments checked off your autumn bucket list at the Linder Farms

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

October is a gorgeous month in Boise as the City of Trees lights up with fall colors. As the leaves start to turn, it’s a great time to enjoy the crisp air and cool temperatures. The month begins with average temperatures in the mid 70s—ideal for a morning at the market or a stroll in the foothills—and ends by dipping into the mid-50s, just when you’re ready to bring out your wool sweaters and pour a hot beverage. October is the season of autumn festivals and events, and there’s more than enough to fill your calendar.

Scarecrow Stroll | Idaho Botanical Gardens

All month

The Idaho Botanical Gardens’ Scarecrow Stroll is a popular autumn event in Boise, featuring whimsical and creative scarecrows throughout the garden in the month of October. 31

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Prices in the Boise real estate market saw new record highs in August as the number of homes for sale declined for the 48th month in a row.

Ada County’s median single-family house price increased 19.68 percent from the same time twelve months ago, hitting a new record high of $333,900.

With so little to choose from, homes are selling in a median 10 days, the quickest recorded for this time of the year.

In Boise, prices jumped 20.18 from August a year ago to a record $306,450.

Canyon County median home prices grew by 20.22 percent from a year prior. The new median single-family home cost across the county is $220,000. Although, that’s down slightly from the previous record set last month.

In August of 2017, the Ada County housing market

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Exploring the Boise Greenbelt

When Boise residents consider the many wonderful amenities of the City of Trees, the Boise River Greenbelt is always near the top of the list.

Following the meandering path of its namesake, the Boise River Greenbelt is a 25-mile path, nearly all paved, that connects the community like a vital artery.

The City of Boise maintains the 25-mile portion of this path that makes up the greenbelt, but it connects to a much longer system of paths and trails that stretch almost 50 miles from Lucky Peak Dam to Eagle, ID. Like branches from a tree, walking paths and trails split off from the main greenbelt and connect Boiseans to their picturesque city.

Throughout all four seasons, the greenbelt is beloved and well-used. In the spring and summer, families

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

September in Boise is one of the most inviting months.

As the summer heat begins to calm, Boise comes back to life with renewed early fall energy. September welcomes moderate temperatures in the mid-70s and a chance to get outside and enjoy the beauty of trees as they just begin to turn. You won’t need your heavy sweaters and boots yet, but you’ll get to experience the crisp autumn air and squeeze in a few last-minute summer activities before the weather takes a turn.

September brings with it some of Boise residents’ favorite yearly activities, including Art in the Park and the Hyde Park Street Fair. Fill your calendar with these concerts, events, performances, and activities!

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

August 29-September 2

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