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6 Boise-area restaurants win Wine Spectator Awards

6 Boise-area restaurants win Wine Spectator Awards

Finding a place to eat that also serves great drinks can be a hit-and-miss exercise, especially if you love wine. The annual Wine Spectator Restaurant Award is therefore required reading if the goal is to dine at a great restaurant and drink amazing wine. In 2019, 10...

Village at Meridian welcomes new restaurants and stores

Village at Meridian welcomes new restaurants and stores

Village at Meridian will add a collection of new stores and restaurants for everyone in the family. Paddles Up Poké, Café Rio, R&R BBQ, Astro Gallery of Gems, Sierra and Your Toy Link will soon open at the complex everyone loves for its shopping, tree-lined...

Opening day set for Costco Meridian

Opening day set for Costco Meridian

A treasure is headed our way: a new Costco in Meridian. With an opening date just around the corner, the arrival of Costco is timed perfectly for the upcoming season when we all hope to spread a little extra holiday cheer. The giant warehouse chain will open its doors...

Go-to Mexican restaurant finds new home in Boise

Go-to Mexican restaurant finds new home in Boise

A familiar face to many fans of Mexican cuisine has greeted his customers like family for nearly 20 years in Boise. This month, Javier Andrade welcomed guests to his new location on W. Overland Road. Like other businesses, Andrade’s Mexican restaurant is carefully...

Home sales rally back following 3-month falloff

Home sales rally back following 3-month falloff

After three consecutive months of decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, existing home sales made a comeback in June. In a one-month span, the market increased by more than 20 percent. Sales jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.72 million units, up from...

Boise will reach for the skies this fall with return of Balloon Classic

Boise will reach for the skies this fall with return of Balloon Classic

Boise aeronauts will take to the skies once again this year. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, which was first introduced nearly 30 years ago, will lift off with some safety modifications on September 2 and continue through September 6 at Ann Morrison Park. Details...

Mortgage rates reach a record low, likely to continue through 2021

Mortgage rates reach a record low, likely to continue through 2021

How low can they go? According to a forecast by Fannie Mae, mortgage rates are already at historic lows and are poised to come down even more. Even the average rate for the rest of the year is expected to hover nearly a half a percentage point below 2019 levels,...

Home purchase applications reach highest level since January

Home purchase applications reach highest level since January

For the sixth consecutive week, applications for purchase mortgages reached a new high, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. This milestone elevated the association’s market index, which measures application volume, back into positive territory, increasing...

Despite pause to economy, home seller profits continue to soar in Boise

Despite pause to economy, home seller profits continue to soar in Boise

Price gains from home sales across the nation did not slow down in the first quarter of the year even with the sudden pause to the economy. Despite the negative economic effects brought on by the coronavirus, the real estate market continues to be a source of growing...

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