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Mark your calendars for the Boise Spring Parade of Homes! See the latest in new construction and the hottest communities in the Ada County area. Tour 39 amazing homes! Free and open to the public from April 27th - May 12th.

This year, the workmanship of 34 builders on 39 unique homes will be showcased during the Spring Parade of Homes; an annual event held by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho that begins April 27th through May 12th. Some of the best home designs in the Treasure Valley will be on display at this free event that is open to the general public.

The Mike Brown Group is proud to represent two premier Treasure Valley builders, Biltmore Co. and Ninety Degree Construction. These award-winning builders are

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Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park - A lasting legacy for Meridian residents 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho has earned the title of the fastest growing state in the country (for the second year in a row). In 2018, Forbes named Meridian, Idaho the fastest growing metro area in the U.S. Visitors are pleasantly surprised at all of the amenities the Treasure Valley has to offer, including the seemingly endless parks and recreation options.  

Natives and those who’ve recently relocated here enjoy a vast array of employment opportunities, food options, year-round outdoor activities, and easy access to hundreds of acres of parks scattered throughout the valley. Many residents have heard the stories of long-established parks such as Julia

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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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