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A look at downtown Boise from JUMP

Those of us here in Boise, Idaho, already know that the housing market here is booming. Recently, Realtor.com released its “Top Real Estate Markets for 2020” report, and number one on the list is Boise, ID.

According to the report, sales of homes nationally are expected to slow by 1.8%. In contrast, the top ten markets, including Boise, are expected to see about a 2.4% increase. With the continued demand, home prices in the area are going to continue their ascent.

Mike Brown, owner of The Mike Brown Group at Silvercreek Realty had this to say about The Top Real Estate Markets for 2020: “It’s not surprising to see Boise among the top real estate markets in the country. The report is definitely going to lift the veil of what current Boise area

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

Free Photos with Santa in Hillsdale Creek
Two times and locations!

Come and visit Santa in two amazing communities in two beautiful brand new Biltmore Co. model homes!

Free to the public! Skip the lines! Download your free photos!

Santa will be relaxing by the fireplace, so be sure to bring the kids for a holiday photo and a chance for them to tell Santa one-on-one what's on their wish list.

While you are there you will also have the opportunity to donate new and unwrapped toys in our designated Toys for Tots bin!

Eagle Mountain Estates Saturday, November 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 2554 N Foudy Ave., Eagle, ID Directions to Eagle Mountain Estates

Hillsdale Creek

Saturday, December 7th

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Photos with Santa

Come and visit Santa in two amazing communities in two beautiful brand new Biltmore Co. model homes! Santa will be relaxing by the fireplace, so be sure to bring the kids for a holiday photo and a chance for them to tell Santa one-on-one what's on their wish list.

Free to the public! Skip the lines! Download your free photos!

Two times and locations!

Eagle Mountain Estates


Saturday, November 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2554 N Foudy Ave., Eagle, ID
Directions to Eagle Mountain Estates 

Hillsdale Creek


Saturday, December 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4315 E Lachlan St., Meridian, ID
Directions to Hillsdale Creek

While you are there you will also have the opportunity to donate new and unwrapped toys in our

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2019 Mike Brown Group
Image above from 2019 MBG "Drive for the Boise School District"

The month of November is a time for grateful reflection, ushering in the holidays and the season of giving. It has been said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Irrespective of whether giving includes some of your time or your resources, collectively we can make a great impact within our community.

Here are a few organizations for your consideration to give back:

Idaho Youth Ranch - The Idaho Youth Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that offers emergency shelter, residential care, youth and family therapy, job readiness training, adoption services, and more for kids and their families. They also operate a network of thrift stores that

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FAMILY

Boise Veterans Day Parade
November 2, 10 AM

This year's parade theme is "Letters from Home”. Receiving letters from a loved one has an impact not only on our armed forces, but their families and communities.  With the imminence of danger and the uncertainty of war, families are encouraged to write about the most basic daily routines, family news and local gossip. Letters are a lifeline for our service members and is second only to getting a good meal. Mail is still indispensable and plays a significant role in maintaining morale on the battlefront giving the troops the strength to carry on.

More Family Events

  • The Aquabats with special guests PPL MVR: November 8, 7 PM
  • Rake up Treasure Valley: November 9, 8 AM - 12 PM
  • Kids
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where to buy a home in Boise if you're in the tech industry

Boise's tech industry is booming.

So much so that industry workers have been fleeing western tech hubs, like San Francisco and Seattle, to find innovative careers in Treasure Valley.

But, how can a small city like Boise compete among some of the most prosperous tech cities in the United States?

The simple answer is quality of life.

Along with the city's incredible variety of career opportunities, Boise offers great dining and shopping experiences, as well as its natural landscapes and scenic parks. And a slice of this can be yours for a reasonable price.

With a median home price in the 300,000s, Boise real estate attracts tons of young professionals because of its affordability and charm.

To get the most out of everything this city

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Amazon and Trader Joes logos on map of meridian and nampa

BoiseDev first broke the news that Trader Joe’s would open its second Idaho location in Meridian and it’s officially open! Trader Joe’s will take up a portion of the large former Rosaeurs store, located at 2986 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83646 and is keeping with its usual smaller footprint. The Meridian store measures 16,744 square feet according to permit records with the City of Meridian. That measures about 3,000 square feet larger than the Boise location and will offer a much better parking situation than the downtown location. 

This is good news for Treasure Valley homeowners, as ATTOM Data Solutions examined the impact grocery stores have on the housing market and reported, “Homes near a Trader Joe’s realized an average home seller ROI of

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Man running with dog

In recent years, Boise has taken top spots on every list imaginable - including ones for our treasured fur babies. WalletHub listed us on their list of Most Pet-Friendly Cities, and we made American Veterinary Medical Association’s top 10 list of pet-owning states, with 62 percent of our households having at least one four-pawed friend. While Boise doesn’t have the most dog parks in the nation, it does lead the pack with the highest number of dog parks per capita: 6.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents, edging out the second-place cities of Portland, Oregon and Henderson, Nevada.

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean states, “Boise is awash in parks and trails for people, and I think dogs have it pretty good here in our fair city, too. As the

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Kleiner Park Family Fun Halloween Trick and Trunk or Treat Bash
October 26, 9 AM - 3 PM

Fun for all ages with pumpkins on site to purchase. There will be a pumpkin carving contest & costume contest, face painting, games, inflatables, rides, all ages free scavenger hunt, trunk or treat booths inside and outside vendors. Fun for the whole family & More!

More Halloween Events

  • The Haunted Halls Of Atlantis Labs in Boise: October 4 - October 31
  • Cookin' with Kids: Healthy Halloween Treats: October 12, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: October 12, 6 PM
  • Witches Night Out 2019: October 16, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 6th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival: October 17 - October 20
  • Spooktacular Evenings:
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