Anyone from Boise will tell you how great Boise is. It's that simple. Us Idahoans are just that proud and happy with our home town and state! Those reviews are just on a local level, but how do we compare to the rest of the country? I did some research and found that Idaho, particularly Boise and the Treasure Valley, is in fact, just as good as we local folks really express it to be! How about that?! 

In a recent article by WalletHub (2016), 2016's Best & Worst State Capitals, Boise is listed at #6 as the best state capital to live in! Boise is considered to be one of the most livable places after comparing 4 key dimensions: affordability, a strong economy, high education standards and overall excellent quality of life. 

Top 6 US Capital StatesWalletHub. (2016). 2016's

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Home owners looking to sell their home often will think their home is worth much more than it really is all because they compare it to the national average of home appreciation. I'm sure you have heard that it's a great time to sell your home, but did you know just how great? According to CoreLogic's U.S. Home Price Insight Report posted for December 2015 and reported by Alliance Title, Idaho and Washington have been placed among the top 5 states for home price appreciation! Nationally, on an annual rate, home prices have been on a rise, and we all know that, but what really matters is what is happening on a local level. From December 2014 to December 2015 Idaho's home price appreciation has climbed by 8.6%, when including distressed homes! 


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Julius Kleiner: Gentlemen Farmer, Community Leader and Honored Citizen


Meridian, Idaho is one of the fastest growing communities in the Treasure Valley. With its appealing suburban communities, plenitude of nearby parks and active sports facilities, it comes as no surprise that is has gained quite a draw in recent years. With the addition of the new,Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park this nearly 60-acre parcel is located on the busy corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue but is brimming with new and exciting features, including a pond, a bandshell/amphitheater and an extensive grassy area sprinkled with playground equipment, bike trails and picnic shelters. But who exactly is this namesake for whom this area was named after?

By the time that

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Idaho Winter Adventures | Boise Idaho


Due to our mountainous landscape and our northern latitude, those of us who have lived in the Treasure Valley long enough quickly learn to appreciate our unique outdoor access and proximity to recreational amenities. In the summer, many nearby rivers, public foothill hiking trails and easy to reach reservoirs provide a respite of fun and adventure right at our very fingertips. But one of our best kept secrets is revealed once that powdery white stuff hits the pavement and the mercury drops in a hurry, as in close-in winter wonderlands that abound and are guaranteed to put a little sparkle in your eyes and a return to your childhood memories of yesteryear.

Here are a couple

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Iconic Architecture: 10 Must-Know Modern Homes   Today's hot trends have an unbelievable resemblance to the visionaries of the past.  Boise Idaho real estate has hints of these beautiful homes in today's new construction.  From Eagle, Meridian to the Boise hills you will find traces of times past that are much more relevant with current styles.  Its easy to imagine a 2016 concept car sitting outside any of these works of art.  We love real estate and this is one of the many reasons why.  
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How To Find A Reputable Contractor To Remodel Your  Home

Remodeling your home is a great way to increase its value and marketability. Home values are only partially based on the size of a home. Buyers often prefer homes with modern touches. The key to a successful remodel is the right contractor. You want to find a skilled contractor whose work and word you can trust. Here’s how you can do this.

  • Ask for referrals. Word of mouth is still one of the most honest forms of advertising. Chances are you already know someone who has done some work on their home. Ask them about the contractor they used. Find out if they were satisfied with the contractor’s work and whether or not they would use them again. If you really don’t know anyone who’s remodeled
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Boise Idaho, The City of Trees

"Veyez les bois!" (See the trees!) Cried an ecstatic Captain Bonneville, after spying the tree-lined Boise River, something that must have been a relief to his foliage-starved eyes since it had been months of traveling along the high desert plains with scarcely a tree in sight. We as Boiseans are familiar enough with this anecdotal account of how Boise acquired its name, but is it true?

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In fact this famous quote may in all accounts have been uttered by the French explorer, but rather as a reference to the already christened “Boise” river. According to historical journals kept by trappers and explorers of the area, the aptly named wooded river or "Riviere Boiser" was mentioned some 15 years before the captain made

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The holidays tend to entrap us in socialization with those close to us. It tends to bring us all a little closer. I've experienced something that I greatly appreciated this weekend, that I had to take a second to share. If you're anything like me, you check the news daily and cringe at the choices made globally. One thing to accept is that this is life. Life has always happened this way with good or bad and we are just another generation. Now, I agree to disagree with myself and here is why. You can make a difference in the life you choose to live. This weekend after all of the family events, I decided to a lazy night with take-out pizza. I mustered up the will to venture into the crisp winter air, and retrieve a hot-and-ready. I stood in line, and the

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9th Annual Fireworks Celebration In Ann Morrison Park, Downtown Boise, ID

Food Vendors 12:00pm 10:30pm

Slide the City 10:00am 10:00pm

Bike Events:

Bike Rodeo 12:00pm 7:00pm

Bike Decorating Contest 12:00pm 1:30pm

Decorating Contest Winner Announcements (on Stage) 1:45pm 1:55pm

Bike Parade (starting at stage) Route will stay in park 1:30pm 2:15pm

Bike Slow Roll Route will go outside of park 6:00pm 7:00pm


Education Booth 2:00 – 6:00

Lotus Tree Yoga/Dance/Art Lesson 2:00pm 3:00pm

Building Blocks- Play Nation Engineering with Legos 3:00pm 5:00pm

Western Display Fireworks Firework Presentation 5:00pm 6:00pm


Art Booth 1:00pm 5:00pm


Dance- Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl 12:00pm 12:30pm


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For a great number of families, summertime means BBQ’s, pool parties and enjoying the great Idaho outdoors.    But this doesn’t describe the season for all of our community members.  During the summer thousands of kids turn to food pantries to make up for those meals they miss at schools, which places an increased strain on the entire system.  Adding to the challenge is the fact that this additional need comes at a time when donations to the food bank are at their lowest for the year.

As a way to give back to the community that gives so much to us, City of Trees Real Estate is  gearing up to host our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving in June Food Drive.   It is our goal to collect 3,000 lbs. of food and $5000 in cash donations to make the summer of 2015 a bit

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