Boise Idaho Named Boomer Favorite

Boise Idaho has been named as one of the top U.S. real estate markets positioned to see an influx of baby boomer homebuyers.

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) analyzed population trends, housing affordability, and local economic conditions across the U.S. to determine housing markets most likely to see a boost in sales from baby boomers.

Boise was identified as a top standout market, based on solid job growth, share of self-employed workers, and affordable home prices.

The study also mentioned Boise’s dynamic local economy, adequate housing supply, and a lower cost of living.

According to a NAR generational study of homebuyers released earlier this year, baby boomers represented 30% of all homebuyers, had a median household income of $92,400, and bought a home that cost $210,000 (almost identical to the Boise area’s median home price).

Source: National Association of Realtors®

 

Boise Named 8th Safest City In U.S.

A new study by Movoto.com has ranked Boise as the 8th Safest City in the entire U.S.

The study revealed that Boise has the 12th lowest violent crime rate and the 10th lowest property crime rate.

Boise also had the 9th fewest murders in 2013, with a ranking of 0.0000139 per capita (interesting that it took 7 decimal points to even describe it!)

Boise residents have only a 1 in 40 chance of being the victim of a crime.

For the most part, crime in Boise is a rare speeding ticket.

Now, we know why so many people like it here!  :lol: 

 

Boise Idaho: Sunday Time Change

Two O'Clock

 

It’s that time of year again!

The law requires that you set your clocks back one hour at precisely 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

The USTCA (U.S. Time Change Agency) will be patrolling with black helicopters and MRAPs, using infrared detection, to see inside your home and ensure compliance.

It’s probably best that you comply  :roll:

 

 

2014 Spirit of Boise Balloon Festival

Yesterday was an eventful day for me!

After serving as a crew member for the RE/MAX balloon at our annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Festival for the past two years, I finally got my long-promised ride on the balloon yesterday morning.

We arrived at 6:30 a.m (still dark) and learned that the RE/MAX balloon had been chosen to honor two hot air balloon pilots who had passed away since last year’s event.

We took off before sunrise with the sun just starting to peek over the Boise foothills and there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as we lifted off with all of the other balloons lying on the ground in silent tribute to our fallen balloonists.

It was truly an honor to be a part of this memorial ceremony.

Here are a few photos of our incredible hour-long flight from Ann Morrison Park as we floated above the beautiful Boise skyline at sunrise with my good friend and pilot, Darren Kling.

Jan and I ~ Ready To Go!

Jan and Me - Resized

Lifting Off

Liftoff

Drifting Over Northwest Boise

Northwest Boise

Trying To Land ~ Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park

Mommy! Mommy! Look At the Big Balloon!

Kids - Bust Stop

Our Beautiful Big Balloon!

Above The Crowd