What’s in Our Name

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Buy-Boise and Foster Boise in 2014

Shop local!

The “Buy-Boise” and Foster Boise names stand for support, community and local thinking. It’s much more than helping our clients sell or buy the perfect home in the Treasure Valley. In the past year, we’ve fostered a few of the finer things that our local Boise community has to offer by shopping local; donating money, time and effort; supporting local businesses and non-profits; and eating local, and keeping the business revenue your home sales generate in the community.

Looking back on 2013, and Buy-Boise Real Estate Group’s fourth successful year as a team, we couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve been able to give back to our community. We believe that you, our friends, family and clients, feel the same way. So, here are a few of the local businesses and organizations that you have supported, by supporting us in 2013 (my best year to date!):

  1. Bombing Boise – We finally did it! This past holiday season, we set aside our “annual bonus” funds and “cash bombed” local servers and random workers. Sherri B. and I sat down and had the conversation about the hard work we put forth and what we would do with our bonus money in front of my daughter, to include her in the decision and get her thoughts on who might need a little extra this holiday season. As a result, a friend in her daycare got extra clothes for Christmas and Olivia was reminded how fortunate we are and how important it is to be generous. We also sponsored a family for Christmas through Capital High.
  2. Neighborhood Housing ServicesRake up Boise and Paint the Town are the pride and joy of this organization that does so much for so many. Other services include pre-foreclosure help, lending and providing affordable housing for refugees. They seek advocates, donors and volunteers.
  3. Local food, farms and gardens! - That’s why we support Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS), and the Jordan Street Garden. BUGS is a comprehensive, youth organic gardening and educational organization, while the Jordan Street Garden is an urban refugee garden bridging cultural barriers in North Boise.

    We love bikes! - That’s why we support the Boise Bicycle Project, a community-oriented organization promoting the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling.

  5. Mmmmm… fresh baked goods… - That’s why we jumped at the chance to support 14-year old Isabelle when she decided to turn her baking passion into a local business. Just Baked Boise is our favorite destination for fresh breads, treats and gifts!
  6. Music and dance make the world go ‘round! - That’s why we support Radio Boise and Dance Unlimited’s competitive dance team. You can tune in to Radio Boise online or at 89.9 FM, and everyone from toddlers to adults can get their dance on at Dance Unlimited. Hip Hop, ballet, tap, jazz…there’s something for everyone.

Boise Urban Garden School summer vegetable stand.

Learn more about the organizations/businesses you are supporting by supporting us:

We are proud to promote paying it forward to individuals living their passions. Whether it’s $25 or $1,000, when we learn of a need we dip into our pockets and do our best to rally like-minded people around us. Nothing gets us more excited than helping a great project start from scratch or continue to grow and thrive.

We will continue to support businesses and organizations like these in 2014. Whether you support these businesses/organizations or your own personal favorites, we thank you for fostering our local community. We also thank you for your business, which has allowed us to do the same.

Cheers to a happy, healthy and generous 2014!

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30th Street Extension to Affect Local Boise Real Estate

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Whitewater Park Blvd Opening in Boise

After years in discussion and months in construction, the 30th Street Extension construction project is celebrating a Milestone.

Idaho River Sports, ACHD and the City of Boise are planning a ribbon cutting and reception for the opening of the new Whitewater Park Boulevard on October 24, 2013 at 10 am.

The project will change the traffic flow and is partnered with other value-adding projects in the immediate area south of State Street and West of 27th Street, in the Veterans Park Neighborhood. We have already seen some impact on local real estate and home values in the area.  I expect and hope to see home values continue to climb in this local Boise community that I call home.

Boise Mayor David Bieter and ACHD Commission President Sara Baker will attend the grand opening and speak about the project and future plans for the Whitewater Park Boulevard area.

Location of Ceremony:

Idaho River Sports
601 N. Whitewater Park Boulevard
(formerly 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave.)
Boise, Idaho 83702

Foster Boise Businesses and Check Out Just Baked

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Just Baked Grand Opening

This isn’t an ordinary bakery! It’s the inspiration of a 13-year-old named Isabelle. With support from her family, the owners of Soda Works, Just Baked is up and baking.

Isabelle is ready to let you enjoy what she has been working on for the last several months.

As a fun way to celebrate her first business they will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on both Friday and Saturday, for those who would like to come and congratulate her.

For those who won’t make the grand opening, I hope you make it a point to stop by sometime soon because this business is delicious, it’s in my neighborhood and it’s worth a visit (or ten).

  • Host:

    Isabelle Krake
  • Grand Opening:
    Friday, October 11 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, October 12 at 6:00 PM

Just Baked’s new web site also is “open.”

I hope you enjoy celebrating and supporting a new, local Boise business as a way of Fostering your community!

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The Idaho Botanical Garden

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Fostering the Boise Community

One of my family’s many favorite summertime stops is a visit to the Idaho Botanical Garden, accessible by bicycle via the Boise greenbelt. Located at the base of the Boise foothills, the Garden and Outlaw Field provide a beautiful setting for this unique outdoor concert experience.

I’m among the Boise residents and visitors who also have enjoyed the more relaxed, weekly Great Garden Escape Concert Series and a glass of wine. (Think blues, folk or jazz in an intimate garden setting with tables and seating.) I’ve not yet tried the opera. Have you seen their event calendar lately?

There’s much more than music!

Concert at Outlaw Field. From the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Facebook Page.

The Idaho Botanical Garden is an incredible community resource and a great place to bring out-of-town guests and attend special events year round. From the Spring Plant Sale to summer concerts to the Scarecrow Stroll, Fall Harvest Festival and Winter Garden Aglow Festival, there’s always something happening at the Garden. Kids events include Movies in the Garden and educational activities such as Bug Day – edible bugs anyone?

Serenity in the garden. From the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Facebook Page.

“The Idaho Botanical Garden is a living museum providing visitors with a stimulating experience in nature. Garden features include native and exotic plant communities, theme and display gardens, and educational programs,” reads their web site. It is a wonderful place to experience and learn about native plants and vegetable gardening. You might even see a deer, fox, rabbit, birds or other local wildlife.

How can you help foster this special community resource? Simply check it out (and enjoy doing so). The Idaho Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization that survives on events, donations, grants, memberships, events, educational programs and facility rental. It’s a beautiful place for a wedding. Benefits of membership include free general Garden admission, advance concert ticket purchasing opportunities, exclusive admission to member-only events like the annual plant sale, and discounts on education classes and in the Garden store.

Thank you for reading and for joining me in fostering the finest things our local Boise community has to offer.

Shana Moore, Your Local Boise Real Estate Professional
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Local Farmers Markets – Adding to the Boise’s Best List!

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It’s Farmers Market season and the Treasure Valley is full of great opportunities to get outside and shop for local goods. Not only will you find deliciously fresh fruits and vegetables, but you can also stock up on meat, eggs, baked goods, specialty foods, wine, crafts, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Fresh Veggies! –Photo courtesy of Casey O’Leary – Earthly Delights Farm

There are many reasons to shop at your nearby farmers market. I do so because I love keeping it local. The money you spend at your market supports local farmers and artisans, and ultimately the local community. But that’s not all! Here are my top five reasons to hit the farmers markets:

1. It’s a great excuse to head out to breakfast or brunch. You’re already out, so you might as well head on over to your favorite breakfast spot to fuel up for the day.

2. Free samples! I love wandering around from booth to booth sampling the delicious fruit, vegetables, wine, bread, meat and… cupcakes!

3. See and be seen. The farmers market is a great place to socialize, catch up with friends, and make plans for the rest of the day.

4. Veggies! Healthy, fresh and locally farmed.

5. Asparagus, goat cheese, fresh flowers and lavender.

Where can you experience all of this? Here’s a list of some of the Treasure Valley’s farmers markets in Boise, Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell. Have a favorite? Email me and I’ll add to the list.

The new Boise Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on the north side of the Republic parking lot on 11th Street between Front and Grove streets.

Boise Farmers Market – Thank you Amy Johnson for the photo

The Capital City Farmers Market takes place on 8th Street from Bannock to the Grove and Idaho Street between Capitol Blvd. and 9th Street and hosts a variety of artists and crafts as well. They’re open every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The East End Market at Bown Crossing runs every Sunday from 10am to 2pm and is located between Park Center Blvd. and Boise Ave. on South Bown Way.

The Caldwell Farmers Market begins on May 22 and is held every Wednesday evening from 4 to 7:30 p.m., in the park at Blaine and 7th, next to Treasure Valley Community College

The Nampa Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lloyd’s Square on Front Street and 14th Ave. South.

The Eagle Saturday Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Heritage Park in downtown Eagle.

Enjoy keeping it local!


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