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With over 20 years of experience, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of people find their ideal homes! From looking for their dream home to relocating and even to downsizing, I have been able to walk through and help many people with their home-buying needs. And now I get to help the next generation embark on the same journey! This blog is a compilation of helpful information that I have learned over the years that pertains to buying a home in every stage of life, and I hope that you can get some amazing value from it!
"What's Going On In Boise?" January 2020 Edition

 

While we are coming off of the high of the holidays, we are looking forward to getting back into our everyday routines and relaxing a little bit. And while things are calming down a little bit around Boise, there are still some fun, relaxing things that you can take part in around town this month!

 

What's Going On In Boise? January 2020 Edition

 

 

Fiddler on the Roof at The Morrison Center for Performing Arts, January 3-5

 

In Broadway terms, Fiddler on the Roof is a tradition unto itself. The much-loved story of Tevye the milkman's struggle to reconcile old Jewish ways with the modern world opened on Broadway in 1964 and held the record for longest-running musical — with 3,242 performances until it closed in 1970 — for nearly 10 years. The blockbuster won nine Tony Awards — including best musical, direction, and choreography — and has been revived on Broadway five times.

 

Check out showtimes and get tickets for this classic! It's a must-see this month!

 

2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane 

Boise, ID 83725 

 

 

George Lopez Live in Concert at The Morrison Center of the Performing Arts, January 19, 8 pm

 

If you want to enjoy a night of hilarity and fun of the famous George Lopez, then you can't miss his upcoming show in Boise!

 

Make sure you grab your tickets before they sell out!

 

2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane 

Boise, ID 83725 

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert at The Morrison Center for Performing Arts, January 25, 8 pm

 

The best movie music amplifies the action unfolding onscreen, and provokes deep emotional responses in audiences watching the film. This is certainly the case with John Williams' Oscar- and Grammy-nominated score for the hit 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Williams' music overflows with lively whimsy, sophisticated intrigue, and soulful melancholy. 

 

These emotional nuances are teased out even more during symphonic live performances of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban score — especially because the concerts are paired with a showing of the film, meaning the musicians are playing along in real-time with the movie. These unique gigs are the backbone of The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, which books music-aided showings of the Harry Potter movies all around the world. The end result is that viewers experience these films in an entirely new way.

 

Check out showtimes and get tickets for this amazing performance!

 

2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane 

Boise, ID 83725 

 

 

The Play That Goes Wrong at The Morrison Center for Performing Arts, January 31 - February 2

 

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is putting on a 1920s murder mystery. But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!  The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, but not without some hiccups and hilarious consequences along the way!

Given 5 stars from The Daily Mail, called a ‘Gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec ‘funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket go.’ 

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

 

Check out showtimes and get tickets for this amazing show!

 

2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane 

Boise, ID 83725 

 

Some other great resources to see what's going on in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley are the Boise Live Music Calendar, the Go Out Local Calendar, and the Boise Events Calendar!

 

"What's Going On In Boise?" January Market Statistics

 

 

Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for January 2020! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!

 

Ada County Existing Home Statistics

Ada County New Construction Statistics

Canyon County Existing Homes Statistics

Canyon County New Construction Statistics

"What's Going On In Boise?" December 2019 Edition

 

Tis the season to be jolly! Fa la la la la, la la la la! 

 

The season of merriment and goodwill is upon us! If you are looking for some fun activities to do with your family and friends, Boise has plenty of wonderful holiday things going on this month to celebrate Christmas and the ringing in of the new decade! Make sure you check some of them out for your Christmas and New Year's fun this year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Kel & Company!!!

 

What's Going On In Boise? December 2019 Edition

 

 

Santa Visits Old Boise for Free Photos!

 

If you swing by downtown Boise, Santa will be in the Pioneer Tent Building!


Bring your camera to get your children’s or family picture with Santa (NO CHARGE). Thanks to the generous support of the Old Boise Merchants Association.

Every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas from Noon-4pm & December 5th First Thursday.

Old Boise

Pioneer Tent Building

106 N 6th 

 

 

Boise Philharmonic and their Holiday Pops Series

 

The Boise Philharmonic will be playing their Holiday Pops Series at the Morrison Center. If you want to enjoy a night of Christmas refinement and class, then make sure you don't miss out on this amazing concert!

 

December 14, 2019 at 7:30pm

Morrison Center

2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane

Boise, ID 83725

 

 

Ballet Idaho's Presentation of The Nutcracker

 

This Christmas classic is a must-see! This beautiful, timeless story can be enjoyed at the Morrison Center from December 19-23, 2019. 

 

You can order tickets for the ballet here!

 

December 19-23, 2019 

Morrison Center

2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane

Boise, ID 83725

 

 

New Year's Eve with Mickey and the Motorcars

 

If you are looking for some good country fun on New Year's Eve, then make sure not to miss Mickey and the Motorcars at the Knitting Factory on New Year's Eve! They have worked their way to the forefront of Americana Music and won't be a disappointment if you choose to ring in the new decade with them!

 

December 31, 2019, at 8 pm

416 S 9th Street

Boise, ID 83702

 

Some other great resources to see what's going on in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley are the Boise Live Music Calendar, the Go Out Local Calendar, and the Boise Events Calendar!

 

 

"What's Going On In Boise?" December Market Statistics

 

Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for December 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!

 

Ada County Existing Home Statistics

Ada County New Construction Statistics

Canyon County Existing Homes Statistics

Canyon County New Construction Statistics

What's Going On In Boise? November 2019

What's Going On In Boise? November 2019 Edition

 

 

The holiday season and time of thankfulness is upon Boise! And we are turning up the holiday vibe with some great events around our city this month! Check them out and get your calendar ready for this amazing month of holiday events!

 

What's Going On In Boise? November 2019 Edition

 

 

The Waitress at the Morrison Center

 

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county - and a satisfying encounter with someone new - show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

 

November 7-9, 2019

$40.00 - $95.00 (ticketing fees not included)

You can buy your tickets here!

2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706

 

 

A Christmas Carol, The Musical at the Morrison Center

 

Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

 

Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”

 

November 22-24, 2019

$40.00 - $85.00 (ticketing fees not included)

You can buy your tickets here!

2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706

 

 

Festival of Trees

 

Join us for the 36th anniversary of the Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees! The holiday season is a time for coming together to celebrate and revel in tradition. It is also a time for thinking of others and giving of ourselves. That is why the Saint Alphonsus Foundation hosts the Festival of Trees. The Festival has raised more than $10 million dollars to improve healthcare in our community. The 2019 Festival of Trees will take place November 27 - December 1 with the Gala on November 26 and the Fashion Show on December 2.

Share in the magic as the Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor, featuring hundreds of lavishly decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and inspirational decor. From its opening night black-tie Gala to the Festival Fashion Show and North Pole Village, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Every year, proceeds from the Festival of Trees help Saint Alphonsus deliver the best kind of healthcare to our community.

Proceeds from the 2019 Festival of Trees will help bring the most advanced screening tools - including 3D mammography as well as cervical and colorectal screenings - to our rural communities in order to detect cancer early when it is most treatable.

 
850 W Front St
Boise, ID 83702

Phone number(208) 336-8900

November 27 - December 1, 2019

Tickets must be purchased at the door:

Adults - $8.00

Military - $5.00

Children (ages 3-12) - $5.00

Seniors (62 and better) - $5.00

Children (2 and under) - Free

Additional Saturday Details/Events:

Saturday, November 30 - Family Day
Festival Hours of Admission: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Media Sponsor: KTVB Newschannel 7

Family Day: Join us as we partner with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage to offer special carnival games for the entire family.

Bring a toy donation for the Salvation Army Family Services and receive $1.00 off adult admission to the Festival of Trees.
 
Visits with Santa: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Santa will be available to greet children throughout public admission hours. Photos available; donations appreciated.

Interactive Train Display: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Presented by the Train Collector's Association of Treasure Valley Chapter.

Interactive LEGO Display: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Presented by IdahoLUG.

Interactive Virtual Reality Display: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Presented by the Idaho Virtual Reality Council and Blocksmith.

Meet the "Frozen" Snow Sisters and Friends: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Holiday Face Painting: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Balloonies: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Boise Turkey Day 5k

 

Gather your family and friends and join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition!


This year the race will start on Main Street between Capitol and 6th Street on November 28, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Visit http://bit.ly/2YHMcAR to register or to learn more!

Use code: BRM19 to save $1 on your registration plus $3 goes directly to the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries!

Your registration also benefits the Boise Special Olympics

 

Some other great resources to see what's going on in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley are the Boise Live Music Calendar, the Go Out Local Calendar, and the Boise Events Calendar!

 

 

"What's Going On In Boise?" November Market Statistics

 

Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for November 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!

 

Ada County Existing Home Statistics

Ada County New Construction Statistics

Canyon County Existing Homes Statistics

Canyon County New Construction Statistics

"What's Going On In Boise?" October 2019 Edition

 

Fall is in full swing in Boise, and there are some awesome events going on in our city this month! Check out What's Going On In Boise this month and get your calendar filled up!

 

What's Going On In Boise? October 2019 Edition

 

 

Twin Falls Oktoberfest 2019

 

Join us on Oct 4th and 5th for our Oktoberfest celebration in historic downtown Twin Falls! Come get in on the beer, music, food, friends, and fun!

 

203 Main Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301

 

 

Spooktacular Evenings at Zoo Boise and Boo at the Zoo

 

Spooktacular is a Merry Not Scary Fun-Fest for the Whole Family! Spooktacular is your chance to explore the zoo at night! It will feature a variety of fun Halloween displays, activities, special entertainment, and animal encounters all designed for families.

October 11th-13th & 18th-20th 

6 pm-9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays 

5:30-8 pm on Sundays

 

Join Zoo Boise for the best Halloween event in town on Saturday, October 26. There will be costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, photo ops, face painting, special Halloween themed treats for all the zoo animals, and much more!

Proceeds from all activities are used for improvements to your zoo. Zoo Boise will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with last admission at 4:30 pm. 

October 26th 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Last admission at 4:30 pm

 

355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702

 

 

Family Night at the Aquarium of Boise for the Autistic Community

 

The Treasure Valley Autism Society is delighted to partner with the Aquarium of Boise for another year of Family Nights, a private event for people of all ages in the autistic community.

Check out all the exhibits, make some new friends, and take a break in a quiet room if you need it. This time is just for us!

Please note that the hours and prices have changed a bit.
As always, admission for autistic individuals is free.
Discounted admission for:
Adults $7.95
Kids age 3-6 $5.95, age 2 and under are free
PSR/CSW/support staff $4.95
Aquarium members are free

 

 

Halloween Land and Nyah's Haunted Woods at Twin Oaks Farms

 

Halloween Land

 

Halloween Land is back at your favorite Idaho Farm!! We will be open from September 20th through October 31st!

Attractions Include:
The Twin Oaks Farms pumpkin patch, Our Tater Dash Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Bunny Hill, Farm Animals, Potato Sling Shot, Horse Rides, Our Cow Train, Campfires (which you are more than welcome to use to cook your own food), The Pioneer Cemetery, Teather Ball, Nerf Gun Battles, The Corn Box, and more!!

Weekdays
Monday: 4PM – 9PM
Tuesday: 4PM – 9PM
Wednesday: 4PM – 9PM
Thursday: 4PM – 9PM

Weekends
Friday: 4PM – 11PM
Saturday: 10AM – 11PM
Sunday: Noon – 8PM

For the safety of our Bunnies, Bunny Hill closes at dark.

General Admission
Kids 3 and under Are FREE!
Weekdays (Mondays- Thursdays) — $8.00
Weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays) — $11.00
Season Pass (Weekdays & Weekends) — $38.00
(Prices include any applicable sales tax)

For more details please visit TwinOaksIdaho.com

 

Nyah's Haunted Woods

 

With a blend of a true organic location & your most terrifying nightmares, Nyah’s Haunted Woods brings your secret fears to life. The inhabiting monsters are the products of twisted notions of false safety. The course covers a vast amount of farmland out at Twin Oaks Farms, with a giant pyramid at the center. After receiving instructions from our GateKeeper, you are sent on your way down a long dark path of building anticipation. At the risk of too much reveal, we will simply say if you are brave enough to make it past this point then you are in for quite the treat.

We cannot guarantee that the psychological effects of your visit will dissipate immediately, and with the highest current scare rating in the valley, we relish the notion.

$20.00
(Price includes any applicable sales tax)

Availability:
October 3rd: 8 – 10pm
October 4th & 5th: 8 – 11pm
October 11th & 12th: 8 – 11pm
October 18th & 19th: 7 – 11pm
October 24th, 25th & 26th: 7 – 11pm

BONUS: Ticket does NOT include Admission to the Halloween Land & Corn Maze! Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.*

 

 

Boise Marathon

Boise Marathon -formerly Onward Shay- is a 5K, 10K, half and Idaho’s full Boston-qualifying marathon located in the heart of beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho. Join us on October 27th, 2019! Everyone who registers gets a free pass to Twin Oak’s Halloweenland!

Find race details at http://www.boisemarathon.com

 

Some other great resources to see what's going on in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley are the Boise Live Music Calendar, the Go Out Local Calendar, and the Boise Events Calendar!

 

 

"What's Going On In Boise?" October Market Statistics

 

Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for Octo ber 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!

 

Ada County Existing Home Statistics

Ada County New Construction Statistics

Canyon County Existing Homes Statistics

Canyon County New Construction Statistics

"What's Going On In Boise?" September 2019 Edition

 

With the school year starting and the feeling of summer fading, it's easy to start getting lost in the humdrum of everyday life. But Boise isn't short of wonderful things to do! From summer send-offs to the hints of fall festivities, there's something for everyone in Boise this month!

 

What's Going On in Boise? 

 

 

Roaring Springs Waterpark

 

Roaring Springs Waterpark is sending out the summer with a bang! Mondays are SPLASHtacular at Roaring Springs! Save $10 off General or Junior Full Day Admission every Monday (thru Sept. 2nd, 2019)! Buy tickets 11 am - 3 pm (Save $10).

 

And the week of September 7th-15th is Last Splash Weekend! Send off summer with some swimming fun at only $16+tax admission, and 50% off Cabana Rentals! They will be open from noon to 7 pm, weather permitting.

 

So head over to Roaring Springs and enjoy some fun in the sun before summer is over!

 

400 W Overland Rd, Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 844-8842

 

 

 

Free Block Party--Summer Wrap Up

 

We’re all bummed about summer coming to an end so we are hanging on tight and hosting a **FREE** (all ages) First Thursday Block Party!

WHEN:
September 5, 2019 from 5 pm-9 pm.

WHAT:
Live music

Food & drinks for purchase from Wiseguy Pizza Pie (Boise, ID)

Fun games for everyone including a rock wall.

Go Out Local – Idaho Apparel for purchase.

**FREE ADMISSION**

Please remember to RSVP via this event if you plan on attending AND share with your friends!

 

106 North 6th Street 

Boise, ID 83702

 

 

Zoobilee at Zoo Boise

 

Join Zoo Boise for the premier event of the year. At Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie, guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening featuring extraordinary cuisine and drinks from local restaurants, live music, live auction, raffle, and special zoo experiences. Come dressed in your favorite safari cocktail attire. 

Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie, is on Friday, September 13, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. 

Tickets available at the following levels:


--General admission tickets: $125
--Reserved table of 8: $1,100
--Reserved table of 10: $1,350
--Corporate table of 10: $1,500

Includes a reserved table at live auction with your corporate logo on it, two drink tickets for each of your guests, company recognition on the event website, in Zoobilee brochure, and at the live auction, and ¼ page ad in Zoobilee brochure.

VIP Table: $1,500

Includes a reserved table for 10 people at the live auction in one of our brand new pavilions, private table-side beverage delivery service during the seated program (does not include the cost of beverages), and three drink tickets for each of your guests

Conservation Circle members at the $1,000 and above levels get 1 free ticket. To reserve your free ticket, contact Rachel at 208-608-7764 or email rwiner@cityofboise.org.Conservation Circle tickets must be reserved by September 1.

Funds raised from the 9th annual Zoobilee presented by Perkins Coie will support Zoo Boise and its mission of connecting our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide. Here are some specific things that your donations support:

--Our ZooTeen program, which included 170 teens last summer
--Our education program, which provided 143 programs in 2018
--Our zoo chefs and volunteers, who prepare all the meals for the animals


The zoo will be closing at 1 pm on September 13 for Zoobilee set up.

 

355 E Julia Davis Dr, Boise, Idaho 83702

 

 

Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival

 

The Idaho Press is proud to announce this year’s Bands Brews & BBQ State Competition! Admission is free to the public and gates open at 11 am. Sept. 14, 2019

Raffle tickets can be purchased, with the winner receiving a Bands Brews & BBQ Festival cornhole game. 

Vendors will have bbq available for sampling in a designated area for all attendees to try. You will be able to sample after 1:30 pm from the teams. 

14 vendors will be on hand during the event. Beer will be sold between the hours of 12 and 5 pm. 

Live music will play over the course of the day.

 

For more information, please visit www.idahobbq.com

 

7709 W Overland Rd,
Boise, Idaho 83709
 
 
 
Wild Kratts Live 2.0
 
 
Get ready to dive into an ALL NEW Wild Kratts adventure with the Kratt Brothers in Wild Kratts Live 2.0 - Activate Creature Power! 
 
Join the Kratt brothers as they combine live-action and animation, with Martin and Chris LIVE on stage and the rest of the Wild Kratts team on screen, at the Tortuga HQ. Which creature powers will they activate and what new and amazing “WOW!” facts will you learn?
 
Experience, live on stage, the electrifying excitement and the inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television series Wild Kratts a family favorite time and time again!
 
Fans can go to www.wildkrattslive.com to register for a pre-sale code that will give them early access to tickets. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for this pre-sale.
 
Each VIP ticket includes a premium seat at the show, a meet and greet with Chris and Martin Kratt, a personally autographed color photo, and photograph with the brothers that is taken with a personal camera.
 
 
1910 University Drive 
Boise, Idaho 83725

 

Some other great resources to see what's going on in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley are the Boise Live Music Calendar, the Go Out Local Calendar, and the Boise Events Calendar!

 

 

"What's Going On In Boise?" September Market Statistics

 

Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for September 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!

 

Ada County Existing Home Statistics

Ada County New Construction Statistics

Canyon County Existing Homes Statistics

Canyon County New Construction Statistics


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