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On Thursday, December 19th, The Mike Brown Group at Silvercreek Realty Group rolled out the red carpet and hosted a client appreciation event at the Regal Edwards Boise. Clients and guests of the Mike Brown Group were invited to attend one of five exclusive screenings of the new film, allowing attendees to see it before its public release on Friday, December 20th.

Additionally, guests were able to walk the red carpet and pose for photos with members of the 501st Legion as they entered the theater. Those photos can be viewed and downloaded from the Mike Brown Group Smug Mug Gallery.

Mike Brown, owner of the Mike Brown Group, says, “it’s been a fantastic year for us and we owe our success to our clients. This is a small token of our appreciation

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Chart showing year over year increase of home prices

The Intermountain Multiple Listing Service (IMLS) has released its monthly update for home sales in November 2019, which looks at both residential resales and new construction sales.

Home Sales Statistics

History has shown that the Treasure Valley of Idaho is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Even though there was a slight dip in sales last month, demand continues to be strong for housing in the area.

Let’s take a look at the numbers starting with Ada County.

Ada County saw a 13.5% decrease in total sales between November and October. While the numbers are down between months, looking at November last year, there were six additional sales this November than last. Additionally, the total active listings were 16 fewer

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Top 50 Surge Cities Graphic

Another week and another list that Boise, Idaho, has made its way onto as we head toward a new decade. This time, it’s made the Inc.com list of “Surge Cities”, which chronicles the Top 50 best U.S. cities for starting a business in 2020.

Boise landed at number five on the list bested only by Austin, Salt Lake City, Durham, and Denver. Great company to be among for sure.

Boise’s ranking was based on its population growth (#2), it’s job creation capabilities (#3), and its net business creation (#3). With hordes of people relocating to the area from other states, including California’s Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising to see it becoming a hub for tech and other startups.

As entrepreneurs are looking for locations that offer lower-priced

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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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