Buzz About Boise: January 2019
January 11, 2019 | Jonna Weber
There's so much going on in Boise, it can be hard to keep track of it all. But don't worry, we've got you covered! This is our monthly recap designed to convey what "all the buzz about Boise" is really about. Perfect for life-long Boiseans, newcomers, potential relocators and out-of-state investors alike - there is something for everyone. To receive the full monthly newsletter, click here.



Boise: Among the Top 10 Cities for Buying a House in 2019
Source: Business Insiders 
According to a recent report from Attom Data Solutions, the average American's ability to afford a home is currently at a 10-year low. With that said, not all hope is lost. Check out this list featuring the "best markets" for homebuyers.  And please note that this list of "best places" isn't simply compiled of the cheapest; as you will see, it includes a few seemingly "pricey" cities (such as Boston and Miami) as well as up-and-coming cities (such as Boise and Chattanooga, Tennessee). The key with these cities is that both wage growth and new-home construction is keeping up with home price increases; thereby stabilizing affordability. Read the full article here.

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Idaho: One of Fastest Growing States in the Country - Again
Source: Idaho Statesman
According the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho has (for the second year in a row) earned the title of being the fastest growing state in the country. Tied with Nevada, Idaho’s total population grew 2.1% year-over-year. And if that’s impressive enough, our beloved state has grown a whopping 12% since 2010!

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Mix of Apartment Projects on Tap for the Treasure Valley
Source: Idaho Business Review
As we all know, the Boise-metro area is rapidly growing - and with that comes development (and redevelopment) across all its commercial real estate sectors. Check out this informative articleto learn about a wide mix of apartment projects that are currently being planned for the Treasure Valley.

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7 U.S. Cities That Are Hipper Than You Think
Source: Jetsetter
This colorful article pinpoints Boise as being one our nation’s up and coming cities. “Boise has earned a reputation as a culinary hotspot in recent years— its third-wave coffee roasters, gourmet donut shops, and tasting-menu restaurants on par with what you’d find in Portland or Seattle. Start your eatathon off with the three-hour Boise Food Tour, which covers 1.5 miles of downtown and may include stops at Juniper, a farm-to fork restaurant with an emphasis on local ingredients; Guru Donut, which sells cake and vegan varieties inspired by a handwritten 1940s donut recipe; and Mai Thai, home to some of the best Asian food in the city. Work it all off by hiking, running, or biking through The Boise Foothills, which surround the city and offer 180 miles of trails.” Check out the full article here.

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Boise Identified Among Fastest Growing Markets 
Source: Idaho Business Review
National moving company U-Haul recently released their Annual Migration Report and ranked Boise among the top 25 growing markets. For this specific "U.S. Growth Cities" ranking, U-Haul calculated the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a market versus leaving that market during the calendar year.  For more information and/or to learn about similar studies conducted by other moving corporations, check out the Idaho Business Review's full write-up .

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The Most Innovative Metro Areas in the US
Source: Verizon
With Boise’s technology sector soaring, it’s no big surprise that Boise landed among the top 5 for our nation's most innovative metro areas. Check out the full article, compiled by go.verizon to learn what criteria they used to qualify areas as “innovative” and why Boise (and Nampa) landed among the top.

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Highest Percentage of Households in the U.S. with Dogs
Source: KTVB
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the state of Idaho is number one for dog ownership. With 58% of households including at least one 4-legged, furry pal - it’s safe to say that we’re among good company.

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