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The Boise Bench neighborhood in Idaho

The Boise Bench—known as “The Bench” by locals—is a multicultural hub of character, diversity, and eclectic personality.

Spreading nearly 10 square miles, The Bench is a collection of eight centrally-located neighborhoods just up the hill from Downtown Boise. Individually unique, Bench communities date back to Boise’s first settlers, and they wear their deep-rooted history like a custom-made style. Spanning over 100 years, Boise Bench neighborhoods are a never-know-what-you’ll-find adventure of home designs, trends, culinary diversity, retail oddities, and architectural artistry.

The Bench is where traditional and contemporary converge. Here, forgotten properties find new life, and a home’s age is seen as personality. Down any street, you’ll

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Resale Value Building Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Looking to sell your home? Then you’ve probably heard how sweat-equity can bring higher profit to your final sale. Yet, knowing exactly what home improvements are worth your time, money, and effort can get a little tricky.

Every house is different, and what’s best for your property depends on time, funding, the other homes in your area, and if your efforts will bring value to buyers.

The good news? You don’t need to take on a major remodel to increase resale value. These simple updates spark interest, help maximize profit, and go a long way towards wowing everyone who enters your home.

Don’t Make the #1 Home Improvement Mistake

Before you start any project, remember that there is such a thing as over-improving a home—you never want to put

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Treasure Valley real estate market supply strained heading into spring

The Treasure Valley’s severely-low housing supply continues to stoke a hyper-competitive real estate market, sprouting new sales prices records across Ada and Canyon County.

February’s frigid market is historically slow to thaw, but the new, widespread peaks—primarily caused by a lack of for-sale signs—point to a scorching Spring Selling Season.

Available home supply remains at a critical level, forcing price jumps as relentless demand continually outstrips resale listings. In new construction, supply bottlenecks, land shortages, material delays, and labor scarcity are combining to extend build timelines, further reducing home inventory.

As the Treasure Valley braces for a fast-approaching Spring, climbing mortgage rates and extraordinarily

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

While Old Man Winter’s extended stay might have you thinking he’s as mad as a March hare, mid-50 temps are right around the corner, and Boise is primed to celebrate the coming warmth all month long. With a myriad of special events and family-friendly activities, the Treasure Valley is welcoming the first day of Spring in style. Take on a St. Patrick’s Day fun-run and put some spring in your step, or warm yourself up with an after-hours treat at a local winery. However you choose to enjoy the best things to do in Boise this March, just don’t let old Mr. Winter keep you from a month full of incredible experiences. He’ll be gone before we know it, and rain, snow, or glorious sunshine, nothing will get in the way of filling your calendar with all the

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How to choose a new home builder in Boise, Idaho

So, you’ve been perusing homes online, considering floorplans, contemplating kitchen cabinet colors, and imagining the perfect wood floor. Maybe you’ve even toured a few homes to get an idea of what feels best.

You want to buy or build a new home, and you’re ready to commit and ensure that, from stud to Sunday dinner, your new home is perfect. After all, this will be your home. It’s the place where love and laughter will sound for years and years, and whether it’s kids, grandkids, friends, family, toys, or tools, your new home needs to reflect the things that matter most to you.

Your Boise home builder options are nearly endless, and who you choose matters.

You and your builder will spend countless hours together, and with something as

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Critical housing shortage persists in 2022 Boise housing market

Boise rang in the first month of the New Year with a median price record as the Treasure Valley's home supply retests all-time lows.

The supply shortage is squeezing home buyers from all sides as a severe lack of inventory pressures choices, pinches budgets, and pumps prices. Mortgage rate jumps are leading to brisk sales as rising interest rates reduce affordability.

Ada County finished January with a median single-family home price of $539,995, up $90,665 in the last twelve months.

To add a bit of perspective, from 2005 to 2021, we saw home prices rise at an annual rate of 6%. Ada County buyers started 2022 contending against a 20.18% year-over-year jump.

  • Canyon County finished January with a median sale price of $424,900, a new
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Bown Crossing: Southeast Boise, ID

Boise’s Bown Crossing, a live-where-you-work neighborhood, rests against the iconic foothills and just below the scenic Table Rock plateau. As one of Southeast Boise’s greatest treasures, Bown Crossing takes Boise’s best attributes and packs them into a small-scale community. Your ease of life flows as gently as the nearby Boise River.

Known for its charming shops, quaint restaurants, and intimate streets, Bown Crossing teems with small-town friendliness and next-door neighbor comfort. At around eight city blocks, it’s comparatively smaller than other Boise subdivisions and neighborhoods. Still, its size doesn’t mean it lacks any charm or amenities. In fact, Bown Crossing’s modest area is one of its premiere qualities.

With South Bown Way

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Boise Idaho Winter Getaway Guide

As the capital of the “Gem State,” it’s only fair that Boise would hold the crown for winter adventures. Destinations, vacations, fresh air, long weekends, family memories—whatever you’re after, there’s always something new to discover in Southwest Idaho.

The best part? Most of these extraordinary journeys are only a quick car ride away from Boise. It sounds surprising, but trust us—winter is actually the perfect time to pack the car and head into Idaho’s beauty.

Snow transforms the state into a destination dreamland, giving you exclusive access to winter getaways, family fun, and lifelong memories.

This is our list of the best winter day trips, scenic stops, and weekend getaways only a short drive from Boise.

 

1. Sun Valley:

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New Records As Boise Area Home Prices Surge Over 20% in 2021

Relentless demand, combined with a seasonal slowdown in new listings, sent Ada County home prices to a new record in December.

The median single-family home price in Ada County rose to $546,000 in December. Climbing nearly $114,000, or 26%, from the previous year, it marks a new peak.

Idaho’s most populous county is not alone. Home prices have made double-digit jumps throughout the Treasure Valley.

  • Canyon County home prices rose $80,000 through 2021, ending at $419,480. That’s a 23% year-over-year leap and just $4,000 below the record.
  • Boise home prices tied August’s record of $510,000, an increase of nearly $90,000 (21%) from just twelve months ago.
  • Meridian’s prices rose to their second record in as many months, finishing December
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Best Boise days hikes and trails

With more than 200 miles of trails surrounding the city, it’s no exaggeration to say that Boise is a haven for hikers. It’s also a great way for families to explore the rugged beauty of our high-desert ecosystem. Below, we highlight some of the best trails in and around Boise, from easy paths that double as great nature walks for kids, to challenging day hikes. All you’ll need to pack is your sense of adventure, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

Mountain Cove

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2 miles, 175’ elevation gain
Estimated time: 45 to 60 minutes (location)

Mountain Cove is the most accessible trail in the Military Reserve trail complex, which is located in Boise’s East End neighborhood. The mostly flat trail parallels a creek and culminates in a

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