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Boise Idaho Real Estate Blog

Sales Jump As Boise Area Home Prices Hold Steady

Single-family home sales jumped 14.82 percent last month, but the increase in new listings kept prices in check.

1,194 homes sold in Ada County compared to 1,039 the year prior. Single-family house sales in Canyon County reached a multi-year high of 520.

After setting a record high of $307,466 in March of this year, the median home price in Ada County finished May at $305,000.

Despite home prices being relatively flat over the last four months, the price spikes we saw this winter pushed prices up 15.07 percent from twelve months ago.

Boise’s median home price of $285,000 is up 17.07 from twelve months ago. Just this March, house prices in Boise hit the $300,000 mark for the first.

Home prices in Canyon County held steady at $209,000

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

Summer has officially arrived in the Treasure Valley and the events scene is heating up with the weather. It’s time to jump into the warm-weather fun, whether that’s metaphorical or you’re doing a cannonball into the swimming pool. The Boise June calendar is packed with activities, so you won’t have a chance to get bored between the plays, concerts, shows, and events. On this list, you’ll find activities for date night, afternoons with the family, sporting events, and more to enjoy.

Music on the Water | Esther Simplot Park

June 1-2

Enjoy a lineup of incredible musicians and singers with the backdrop of the stunning Esther Simplot Park. Sip a beverage and grab some food from on-site vendors to make it a day the whole family will enjoy. All of

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Why Boise Is Quickly Becoming a Tech Powerhouse

In 2014, TIME Magazine called Boise “a techy boomtown.” Four years later, their moniker for the City of Trees is proving more than accurate.

Over the past decade, Boise has been experiencing an increasingly rapid influx of skilled workers looking for new jobs in the tech industry and fleeing less affordable areas like Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

Boise’s population boom earned the area Forbes’ number one spot in the U.S. this year for overall growth.

The migration has brought in individuals and their families looking for quality schools, lower cost of living, better access to recreation, and shorter commutes, and Boise keeps delivering on every metric.

With a projected wage growth in 2018 of 7.27% and a job growth of 3.58% in 2017

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Boise's Urban Winery Tour

The Wineries and Tasting Rooms of Boise’s Urban Wine Region

The wineries of downtown Boise and the surrounding communities are home to some of the most unique and exquisite local wines. Set in Boise and Garden City, The Southwestern Urban wine region is quickly becoming a hot spot for diverse cuisine, art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Some wine-lovers even hop on their bikes and hit the Boise River Greenbelt to tour and taste these local wineries. Read on and see for yourself why Boise's Urban Wine region is the perfect place to sip and sample Idaho wines with your friends, family or that special someone.

Telaya Wine Co.

Telaya Wine Co - Tasting room and patio space
Photo courtesy of Telaya Wine Co

Telaya Wine Co is owned by husband and wife duo Earl and Carrie Sullivan and named

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2018

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.

Movies Under the Stars | Boise

June through August, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Schools Education Foundation will host a series of eight family-friendly movies at parks throughout town. These events are fun-filled evenings with something for everyone. Each movie night starts at 7:00 pm with field games like capture the flag and dodgeball provided by the Parks and

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Ada County Homes Selling in 8 Days; Prices Slip

The median cost for a single-family home in Ada County dropped nearly $10,000 to $297,073 last month. Prices in Canyon County finished April at $208,950, down $3,000 from the month prior.

After reaching $300,000 for the first time in March, Boise prices dipped to $275,000 in April, albeit in line with the record we set this February.

While a decline in home prices in Spring, particularly April, is unusual it's likely to be short-lived.

Throughout the Treasure Valley, properties are selling in a mere 8 days. The fewest days on market since electronic records have been kept (2004).

Over the previous 12 months, home values are up 17.42 percent in Ada County and 16.14 percent in Canyon County. House prices in Boise have risen  15.11 percent.

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

May is a stunningly beautiful month in Boise. The average monthly temperatures in May reach the mid-70s in the Treasure Valley, and it’s officially time to start thinking about summer. Trees, shrubs, and flowers show off in May while Boise’s foothill hikes begin to look more tempting. You may have graduation parties and family celebrations on your calendar every weekend this month, but there’s even more to pack your agenda full of activities, events, and fun. We have your round-up of what to do in Boise this month right here.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

May 3

Every first Thursday of the month, downtown Boise comes alive with music, events, and special deals and discounts. It’s a great time to hit local downtown shops and restaurants to

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Choosing the Ideal Boise School

If you’re shopping for a home in the Boise area, you already know your decision hinges on a lot more than updated appliances or square footage; you’re vetting more than just four walls to sleep in.

You’re also examining how the particular neighborhood, community, and school district fits your family’s needs, and that’s a bigger task than taking a quick home tour. When you choose a new home, you’re also selecting a wider community to be a part of, including your child’s future school. If you plan to stay in an area for several years, you could be determining their access to every school they’ll attend throughout their K-12 education.

This means home shopping is also school shopping, and it’s time to do some homework. As with looking for a new

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Where to eat the best breakfast in Boise

Is there anything better than a scrumptious breakfast?

If you’re the kind of person who gets giddy planning your breakfast as you go to bed every night, this post is for you. Boise’s restaurant scene has a breakfast menu for everyone, from a healthy start meal to a sugar-fueled feast.

Many of the locally-beloved breakfast spots in the Treasure Valley have been around for years, while a few newcomers have already woven themselves into the area seamlessly. Whatever your preference—whether you’re hunting for biscuits and gravy, a stack of pancakes, or an artisanal omelette—there’s a breakfast waiting for you in Boise.

36th Street Bistro

At 36th Street Bistro, you can experience the quiet, refreshing atmosphere of a garden while sipping a

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 Boise's Median Home Price Hits $300,000

In another month of records, the median single-family home price in Boise hit $299,900, essentially the $300,000 mark, for the first time ever.

In Ada County, prices jumped to $307,446, up nearly $10,000 from last month’s record. House prices in Canyon County surged past the $200,000 mark, to finish the month at $211,900. A $16,000 increase from a month prior.

The fierce Boise real estate market continues to show little sign of slowing as price increases continue to accelerate. Across the Treasure Valley, prices have increased significantly over the past year. In Boise alone, prices have risen 29 percent or nearly $67,000 since last March.

Ada County prices are up 22 percent, $55,000 over the previous 12 months, and Canyon County rose 21

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