July 02, 2020 at 8:43am | Jonna Weber
As we continue to keep a close eye on our valley's real estate market, we're also always watching for various news stories that highlight changes and happenings in our local area. Here's our monthly high-level recap of many of those stories. Intended for life-long Boiseans, newcomers, potential re-locators, and out-of-state investors alike - there is something for everyone. Enjoy!

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Bogus Basin Launches Summer Operations
Source: Bogus Basin & KTVB

Summertime up on Boise Basin officially kicked off last Friday when they kicked off seven-day-a-week operations. Visitors can enjoy summer tubing, chairlift rides, bike rentals and gem panning, as well as ride the ski area's Glade Runner Mountain Coaster. For all the details (and relevant health and safety protocols and information) visit Bogus Basin’s Summer Activity web page.

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What Can You Do this Fourth of July in Idaho?
Source: KTVB

While this year's 4th of July holiday will look much different than previous years, there are still events occurring that will allow Idaho residents to celebrate our country’s independence in a fun and safe manner. Check out this article for several options.

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The 100 Best (and Worst) U.S. Cities for Your Heart
Source: Men's Health

Aw, Boise, thanks for loving us (and our hearts)!  Check out the full article to see the other cities that made Men’s Health list, which they compiled by assessing stats from national and state government sources on physical activity, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, and incidence of heart attack and stroke.

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Go 2 Boise | Simplot Park & The Wave | Boise, Idaho
Source: The Adventures of Jon & Chad

The rockstars over at The Adventures of Jon & Chad have created a playlist dedicated to life in and around Boise (view the full playlist here). Their most recently posted video (here) details Esther Simplot Park and the Boise Whitewater Park. Check it out to learn more about Boise’s ever-growing surf community.

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Boise Mayor Announces Affordable Housing Project: Boise's Central Bench
Source: Idaho Statesman

Here’s the Idaho Stateman's quick summary of some of the latest proposed developments and new businesses around the Treasure Valley (which includes a new park in downtown Boise, as well as nearly 600 new homes, townhouses and apartments).

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5 Things I Was Surprised To Find Moving To Boise
Source: Mix 106 Radio

Here’s a fun summary of one Boise transplant’s experience moving to the Boise area. “Truly, I thought Boise would be a bunch of dirt, potatoes, and cowboys! It's obviously not that at all.” Check it out to hear about the top five things that surprised her the most.

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Idaho Has the Highest Number of UFO Sightings Per Capita
Source: KBOI

Hmm… well, this is a different kind of “Top” list for us isn’t it? And one that could be interpreted in several different ways... We’ll let you make your own assessment.


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The Good (and Bad) News in Boise’s Commercial Real Estate Market
Source: Idaho Press Tribune

While market momentum remains down compared to pre-shutdown/pre-COVID-19 numbers, a recent report from TOK Commercial (a commercial real estate firm that tracks development throughout the state) shows encouraging signs in the commercial real estate market. Check out the full article to learn more.

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Police See Major Uptick in Boise-Area Rental Scams
Source: KTVB

While this is certainly not specific to just Boise, we have unfortunately seen this scam attempted with our own real estate listings. If you, or anyone you know, is in the market for a rental, check out the article for tips on avoiding these rental scams.

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Seven's Hero: Boise 
Source: KTVB

As Mr. Rogers famously said “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” This is a quote and sentiment that we've held tightly to throughout the past few months. Check out KTVB’s ‘Sevens Hero’ to hear about a number of local "helpers", such as:
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What's Happening In and Around Boise: Calendar of Events
Source: Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau

While scheduled events have certainly been limited and reformatted to adhere to social distancing guidelines, our wonderful city is continuing to plan a variety of fun (and safe) events for us to enjoy. Here's a great calendar that outlines a number of events that are currently planned for July.

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