April 01, 2022 at 10:25am | Marcie Ellison

Happy April, friends! Spring has certainly officially sprung cross the Treasure Valley! Part of keeping our finger on the pulse of our local real estate market involves monitoring the happenings and changes across the valley. Here's our monthly snapshot of some of the stories that caught our eye this month.
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2022's Happiest Cities in America
Source: WalletHub
There's no denying that the last two years sure have been a doozy! COVID aside, location can play a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. Researchers recently evaluated 180 of our nation's largest cities to find the happiest places to live. Boise shines in the top 100. Read the full story here.

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How Did Bills on Housing, Growth & Property Taxes Fare in the 2022 Legislative Session?
Source: BoiseDev
Looking for a great summary of the whirlwind of three-months of committee hearings that just wrapped up? Check out this article to learn about several key pieces of legislation that impact our valley, including: growth, housing and property taxes.
 
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Boise Home Prices Rising Faster Than Salaries
Source: KTVB
Pulling from a report recently released by Zillow, this KTVB article highlights a concern our team regularly discusses with many clients: average home prices across the valley have risen faster than salaries. Check out the full article here

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The Story Behind Idaho's State Flower
Source: BoiseDev
Spring has indeed sprung and we are loving seeing everything bloom across the valley. One type of flower you’ll see is the syringa. You likely know that the syringa is the designated the state flower of Idaho but do you know the story behind the famous explorer it was named after? Find out here.

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Lucky 7's Night Club Planned in Boise's Grove Plaza
Source: BoiseDev
A space in the Grove Plaza that has sat empty for nearly six years could be getting a facelift and reopening as a nightclub. Check out the details that have been released about the 'Lucky 7’s Night Club' here and/or check out the nightclubs website (which currently consists of just a countdown timer that ends on June 30th) here.

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Cities Lost Population in 2021, Leading to the Slowest Year of Growth in U.S. History
Source: The New York Times
While some areas are booming (such as our own), at a national level the gains were nearly erased by stark losses in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to this New York Times article, between July 2020 and July 2021 New York, LA, Chicago and San Francisco lost a total of 700,000. Meanwhile metros such as Phoenix, Austin, Atlanta and Boise boomed. Read the full article here.

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Treefort Shines a Spotlight on Boise Local Businesses
Source: KTVB
We loved seeing the Treefort Music Fest back in downtown Boise this past weekend! Check out this KTVB story that dives into how Treefort (and events like it) can benefit local businesses and our economy.

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Boise Airport Adds New Low-Cost Airline (with a Nonstop Route to Sunny Hollywood-Burbank, CA
Source: East Idaho News
The Boise Airport recently announced a new non-stop flight to sunny Hollywood-Burbank, CA. Starting in May, travelers will be able to hop on a direct, non-stop Avelo Airlines flight to the popular southern California destination. Read all of the details here.

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