Mike Brown Group's Real Estate Blog

Preserving a mid-century modern home can be both financially and aesthetically rewarding. These homes are in high demand in the Treasure Valley as their uniqueness and livability coincides with amazing and sought-after living spaces. The Idaho Statesman estimates that there are 11,000 mid-century homes in Boise, and even more in the greater Treasure Valley. 

Many Boise mid-century homes are at or over 50 years old, yet it is up to the homeowner to care and maintain the integrity of their mid-century home as it's an arduous process to be listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Modernism sprang from the convergence of new industrial materials and a new philosophy of building where form follows function. Architect Louis

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WINTER GARDEN AGLOW

Opens Saturday, December 1 - January 1, Open from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, Idaho 83712

SHOPPING ON THE GROVE PLAZA WITH THE CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET!

Saturday at 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

On December 1st, The Grove Plaza will be full of Market Vendors from 10:30am-2:30pm to celebrate the holidays! It's the perfect day to come out and take photos by the beautiful, light up, Christmas tree. 

Vendors will be in the holiday spirit with beautiful decorations. Our Market Committee will be judging for the best booth so keep an eye out!

Don't let the cold scare you though! We'll have heaters around the plaza, and there are plenty of excellent, quality, unique products,

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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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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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