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Ada County December Home Sales - 12/30/06 10:44 AM
The year is finishing out well for home sales in Ada county. Two weeks ago I posted my personal observation that the Boise real estate market seemed to be firming up, and that I was noticing more interest and action. This morning I checked the MLS and pulled up the current numbers, and I'm happy to say they confirm what we have been seeing... December home sales turned up from the November numbers. Through this morning there are 684 closed transactions being shown, which is 53 more than November, and only 9 less than December 2004 (pre-boom). These are Single Family and (0 comments)
Avimor - Future Boise Development - 12/26/06 03:06 PM
Avimor site preparation has begun Located northwest of Boise, Avimor is currently the second planned community under construction in Ada County. The first, and so far the largest at 1,844 acres, was Hidden Springs, started in the late 90's, and continuing to be expanded in the Dry Creek Valley northwest of Boise. Avimor sits on 830 acres, with plans for a community center, and about 684 homes. Site work began earlier this year (2006), and continues on the east side of Highway 55. This phase of the development is projected to last six years. The master plan calls for the creation of (0 comments)
The Cliffs - Future Boise Development - 12/26/06 01:16 PM
site of The Cliffs, east of Boise On Wednesday night, December 20, 2006 more than two years of work paid off for Skyline Development as the Ada County Commissioners unanimously approved plans for The Cliffs. To be built in the Foothills east of Boise, The Cliffs comprises 707 acres, with an expected 1,350 homes. The first phase of the build-out will be for approximately 202 homesites. There has been a lot of concern in the community about the development of the plateau, which is an important wildlife area, and mule deer wintering ground, but it is unmanaged rangeland. The developer will set aside as (0 comments)
I would like to wish all of my friends, my family, my clients, and everyone in the Active Rain family a very Merry Christmas, and a most wonderful New Year! God bless us... every one. (7 comments)
You've Got "Meme" - 12/17/06 09:31 PM
Shari George "memed" me this afternoon. For those of you who aren't familiar with what a meme is, think of it as a cross between a chain letter and internet tag. If you're interested in the post that started it on Active Rain, check out Mary's Blog. From there, Jay organized it. and it made it's way all the way to Idaho... So, here are 5 Things You Don't Know About Me:1. It has been more than 50 years since I liked horses well enough to get on one and smile about it.2. In the early '80's I ran a one (11 comments)
New Home For Christmas? - 12/17/06 11:54 AM
I've received a number of inquires this past week, from buyer contacts and possible listing contacts as well, about the current market here in Boise. In the middle of the month of December, it is hard to talk about statistics, so I offer my personal observations as to the health of the market in Boise Real Estate. The first thing I've noticed is an increase in the number of people who are asking me questions... is now a good time to buy, or is now a good time to list? This tells me that interest is picking up a bit. I know (0 comments)
Christmas Questions...just for fun - 12/14/06 01:46 PM
Last night I had the pleasure of joining friends for a great session of pre-holiday visiting and chatting. Our host surprised us all by handing out questionaires, and suggesting that we spend the evening talking about our answers to these holiday questions. We had such a great time, and the discussion lasted much past our usual time. I think we all really enjoyed it, and it was a time we all learned more about the people we thought we knew. I thought it might be fun to put the questions out here, for everyone to think about and enjoy. They're good for sharing, (6 comments)
A Capitol Christmas - 12/08/06 06:05 PM
When was the last time you went for a tour of the state capitol building in downtown Boise? If you're like me, you might never have been inside before. Or maybe you're like my wife, who hasn't been inside since she was in school...We went downtown last night, to see the lights, and to enjoy the Christmas holiday atmosphere. It was a great night for it, being December's "First Thursday" , which is a monthly downtown-thing that happens in Boise. The galleries and shops were all open, and everything is lit up and decorated. And in the course of our walk, (0 comments)
Low unemployment, low crime rates, and a lack of severe weather are among the factors that lead to the Boise-Nampa area (our Treasure Valley) being named Number 1 on the list of "Most Secure U.S. Places to Live" for large metropolitan areas. The list is an annual ranking done by Farmers Insurance Group. St. George, Utah takes the top spot for small towns, and Las Cruces, NM takes the honors for mid-sized cities. Last year's list ranked Boise #4 in the mid-sized group. That confirms what all of us already knew... we're growing fast, but our quality of life is fantastic!Boise, (1 comments)
Locust Grove Overpass Project - 12/05/06 07:08 PM
You don't need to live in the Treasure Valley long to realise that one of the biggest infrastructure problems we have right now is a lack of North-South roads to carry traffic over I-84. The problem is most noticeable on the Eagle Road corridor from Eagle at Highway 44 (State Street) through Meridian to the freeway and over to the south part of the county. Eagle Road now carries so much traffic that you can find problems there any time of the day. Today, the Idaho Transportation Department took the first step on the next part of its plan to alleviate some of (0 comments)
Ada County Sales for November - 12/01/06 06:06 PM
The Ada county real estate market continued to slow in November, as it usually does (except last year). A quick check of the numbers shows that at the end of the month there were a total of 4309 active Single Family and Single Family with Acreage listings in Ada county. More than 100 of those dropped off the first day of December, for a total of 4202, but we'll need to wait a few days before we know how many are going to relist and how many are "going to wait until Spring". The inventory number is going the right way, (2 comments)
While we have been reading about record amounts of rain and snow in Seattle, Colorado, and the midwest, we here in Boise have been enjoying a long, dry, drawn out fall. Last night we got the first snowfall to cover the ground. It's only an inch, but hey, it happened on Friday morning, so I have declared a snow day, and decided to work from home today. This is the first day in weeks that I haven't gone to the office, and in the spirit of overcompensating for staying home I've made more than twice my usual number of calls, written (0 comments)
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