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When making an informed decision as to whether to buy or sell a home, there are many factors to take into consideration. Knowing what the market is doing is an important piece in determining if buying or selling is conducive to your long and short-term goals. Since 2011, housing prices have steadily increased along with our strong national economic expansion. Recently, news outlets have been reporting that several cities in the United States are showing a decline in real estate market values and sales. First American’s Chief Economist Mark Fleming reports that national home prices are in the beginning stages of correcting to demand. “As buyers pull back from the market and sellers adjust their price expectations, house prices will adjust, but the

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Andy Grammer – The Good Parts Tour

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8 PM

Due to the recent fire at Knitting Factory Boise, we will be moving the Andy Grammer concert on November 1, 2018 to the The Egyptian Theatre. All tickets previously purchased will be honored. For Skybox and Balcony ticket holders, the first four rows of the Egyptian Theatre will be reserved as first come, first served to accommodate your purchase. 

General Admission tickets are still currently available for purchase at the Record Exchange, KnittingFactory.com and Ticketweb.com.

$27.50 In Advance, $30 Day of Show (General Admission Floor and Balcony Seating), $22.50 Standing Room Only (No Seats). Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225301630940554/

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Fall Parade of Homes

Sept 28-30, Oct 5-7, Oct 12-14, at 11am-5pm

Open To the Public ~ Free Admission

Scarecrow Stroll - Oct 1-31 at 9am-7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Idaho Botanical Garden

Creative scarecrows peek around trees, plantings, and fence posts in the Garden from October 1 to October 31. Idaho Botanical Garden’s eleventh year celebrating Scarecrow Stroll will display 31 different scarecrow designs entered by community members and organizations. Entrees represent an upcoming event, unique theme, or fashioned to represent a school or club mascot. The design contest is a great team building activity for employees while they create the most fantastic scarecrow imaginable. Scarecrow Stroll is an important event that

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Forbes.com recently reported that several cities in the United States are showing a decline in real estate market values and sales; however, Boise ranks the fifth fastest rising housing market in the United States. In Boise, an analysis by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed there is a demand for more than 10 times the number of homes being built right now.

In addition, Idaho Press reporter Margaret Carmel reports that the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Boise is $899, with even higher prices for two and three bedroom apartments. While rents have risen 20 percent over the last year, wages for the service industry, paramedics, restaurant servers and childcare workers remain stagnant, putting housing out of reach

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Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic 2018, Aug. 29th – Sept. 2nd, everyday 6:30am-8:45am (Friday Night Glow 6pm-10pm)

The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic was first hosted in 1991 as a way to provide an exciting, family oriented production for the community at no charge. Created by Scott and Laura Spencer now in partnership with Townsquare Media radio stations and presented by CapEd, this event is enjoying almost 30 years of entertainment here within the Treasure Valley. Hosted annually at Ann Morrison Park, the event brings together locals and tourists alike who enjoy being surrounded by endless colorful balloons, inspiring music, and their favorite local radio stations. All launches are weather-permitting, however they typically take place starting at

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Although city code requires all dogs be on a leash at all city parks and facilities, the City of Boise offers a plethora of outdoor activities for dogs and their owners and there are some exceptions to the code. Within the city are 4 off-leash dog parks that are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. These special parks feature sand or mulch materials instead of grass so that the animals can have fun in a unique environment. Additionally, there are 7 off-leash pet areas in developed multi-use parks with grass. Click here for a detailed list and maps.

Parks

A fun place you might want to consider bringing Fido to is Redwood Park, located at 2675 N. Shamrock Avenue, Boise, 83713. This park allows dogs to be off-leash from sunrise to 10 a.m. and from

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