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See The Greens at Movado for gorgeous new homes in south Meridian

Movado is south Meridian’s newest neighborhood, located 1/2 mile east of the Overland/Eagle Rd. intersection. When complete, this neighborhood will have 400 homes with a variety of architectural styles and price points. The Greens at Movado, consists of three phases, and offers an extraordinary opportunity for homeownership at a competitive price. Blackrock Homes has scrutinized every interior finish and set forth a high level of interior finishes as their standard. Their portfolio consists of eight designs, ranging from 1,300 s.f. to 1,900 s.f.

These pocket neighborhoods provide lawncare through HOA, for the front and back yards. Their series of modern homes are surprisingly spacious, with careful consideration given to, “what makes a home livable?” Minimal exterior maintenance teamed with a high level of interior finishes results in a beautiful lifestyle where your priorities take center stage.

These remarkable homes are accompanied with incredible neighborhood amenities. A community pool will be centrally located and is scheduled for completion in 2020. Bordered by professionally landscaped common area, and designed with convenient changing rooms, this pool is destined to be a favorite gathering place for all ages. 

Movado features two special pathways within the City of Meridian’s developing pathway system. This network of trails varies from concrete and asphalt to gravel and dirt, with the surfaces changing often. Many of these pathways are enhanced as residential neighborhoods develop across Meridian, and occasionally require crossing over streets at various intersections. 

For more information on this neighborhood, please visit http://movadogreens.com/

Open and airy decorated model homes in The Village at Movado

We were over the moon when we had not one but two decorated model homes here at The Village. The Moritz and the Zurich models both have an open and airy feel, but in completely different layouts. We captured these beautifully staged homes in one brief video – enjoy!


Uncompromising, affordable quality at Verado

Year 2018 was a memorable one at Verado. With 49 new homeowners in just 12 months, our neighborhood has seen a lot of changes in a short amount of time. With homes appearing seemingly overnight, Blackrock Homes demonstrates their efficient building processes are second to none. In spite of the ceaseless demand for affordable housing in Meridian, the quality of these homes has not been compromised. It’s certainly a balancing act between labor, materials and land costs to keep home prices in check. We’re proud to deliver homes where the high level of finishes is apparent to nearly every buyer profile, with quartz, granite, hand-textured walls and luxury vinyl plank flooring among our standard finishes. When considering the price range and close-in North Meridian location, the buying decision to purchase in Verado becomes even more irresistible. 
Statistically, Verado is a top selling neighborhood in Meridian, for a fraction of the typical Meridian new construction price. Let’s take a closer look at two interesting stats:
~ In year 2018, for Meridian new construction homes, there were 1,135 homes sold, with a median price of $354,188
~ In year 2018, for Verado new construction homes, there were 49 units sold, with a median price of $246,900
Continuing to meet buyer demand is a focus for 2019. We’re unveiling a series of larger homes along Kamay Drive, with prices ranging from $290,000 – $335,000. We are very excited to open phase 2 of Verado in early spring. Expected starting price is in the low $240,000s. If you would like more information, please contact Angie at 208.250.2774 cell. or angie@woodhousegroup.net

The Village at Movado hosts Happy Hour event for Orchards homeowners

A bright but snowy Thursday afternoon did not deter our friends from The Orchards at Cloverdale from coming out to visit our Social House and tour our model homes. With appetizers from Goodwood BBQ and a full assortment of drinks on hand, guests and Village homeowners were able to enjoy a great afternoon at the Social House.

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Smiles abound at first Verado event

“Pick A Pumpkin,” Verado’s first neighborhood event, was held on a mid-October day, amidst a surge of 70-degree weather and warm sunshine. The event took place in the southeast corner of Verado Park, with a pop-up Pumpkin Patch on hand featuring a variety of pumpkins for homeowners to choose from. As the first event for the neighborhood, our underlying goal was for neighbors to have an opportunity to meet each other. Being on the on-site sales team, gatherings such as these are an incredible outlet for creativity and especially for getting to know who lives in your neighborhood. Nearly 40 homeowners stopped by to say hello and mix and mingle, as well as peruse through our festive treats table. Guests enjoyed an assortment of cupcakes and decorated cookies from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Pastry Perfection, among other fall goodies. With cornstalks, pumpkin garlands and hay bales framing our corner of the park, it was a colorful fall-like gathering that was fun to host, and we’re grateful to be a part of this friendly and growing community.

To see event video + more >>  CLICK HERE

Among the Best and the Brightest: Verado

With over a dozen new homeowners moved in and nearly a dozen more homes under contract, it can easily be said that Verado is having a moment. Since December 2017, this new neighborhood by Blackrock Homes has attracted a lot of attention, with its close-in Meridian location and a compelling portfolio of single level townhomes and two-story floor plans. 

And why not? Verado’s price point, $230,000s to mid $260,000s, is well below Ada County’s current median price of $297,500. Blackrock Homes has found that there is a niche market that appreciates a high level of interior finishes on a smaller footprint. Further, these very livable layouts give a nod to low maintenance, with exterior elevations loaded with quality products, and lawncare provided through the HOA. Lastly, by being minutes away from The Village at Meridian, our pocket neighborhood is striking a chord with buyers who are choosing proximity over outlying master planned communities.
We invite you to learn more about Verado today! Please call Angie at 208.250.2774 c or angie@woodhousegroup.net.

If you build it, they will come [to Boise].

That is proving to be the current reality in Boise Valley and elsewhere in Idaho, too. New neighborhoods are emerging virtually overnight. Small infill projects are taking shape in areas that were previously overlooked. And out-of-state buyers are finding Boise is a great place to call home. To accommodate the influx, developers and builders are creating more housing options than in years past. In fact, Idaho leads the nation in single family permits, posting a 101.6 percent increase from January 2017 to January 2018, as reported by recent U.S. Census Bureau Data referenced in an IdahoRealtors.com post. New home prices are on the rise, too. Ada County Association of Realtors (ACAR) reports the 2017 median price for a new construction home in Ada County at $339,241. Their February report reflects that median price increased to $362,587 in only two months.

To read the IdahoRealtors.com post: click here

Hello, Sunshine in Arcadia (Meridian)

5916 N. Maximus Way, $334,900: Lots of windows throughout create a bright living space! This split bedroom design is a “must-see” with a modern flair. Front bedrooms flex easily for mother-in-law’s quarters with a walk-in tub at the guest bath. You’ll love the gorgeous hardwood floors and open layout, with a separate reading niche, tech center, and oversized mudroom. You will see lots of upgrades including stunning light fixtures and can lights, quartz counters in the kitchen and tons of storage. Incredible outdoor entertaining with a private courtyard and two covered patios! This is a builder’s mom’s home located in Arcadia, a semi-secluded 36-home pocket neighborhood in Meridian. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2-car, 2,389 s.f.

For more photos of this exquisite home>> SEE TOUR

Please call Angie at 208.250.2774 c. or angie@woodhousegroup.net for more information

Boise Valley made a regular appearance on national lists in 2017


Ann Morrison Park in downtown Boise

This week, my husband, Will, and I revisited our closed files for real estate in 2017. As we bundled them for storage, two things stood out to us: 1) We have been incredibly blessed and 2) out-of-state buyers accounted for nearly 40% of our sales. If my memory serves me, it seemed that most buyers said that they have friends or family already living here. Curious, I went to Boise Valley Economic Partnership’s website for more substantiating data. A great resource! Interestingly enough, Boise Valley/Idaho landed on 24 national lists in 2017. That’s an impressive number for just 12 months. I didn’t recognize all of the publications at a glance, so I provided links below for more details. Forbes ranked Boise in three separate lists, and Bloomberg ranked Idaho as the #1 Top Performing Economy. Here’s a look at each of the 24 entries, I categorized them by growth, lifestyle and recreation:


Meridian #1 City for New Home Sales
Curbed | January 2017

Boise | Popular U.S. Growth Cities
U-Haul | February 2017 

#1 Idaho  –  Top Performing Economy 
Bloomberg | August 2017

Boise #11 America’s 25 Fastest Growing Cities in 2017
Forbes | October 2017



Boise #12  Best Places to Live
U.S. News & World Report | February 2017

Boise #5 Top 10 Safest Driving Cities During Wet Weather
Allstate | February 2017

Boise #2 2017’s Best Capitol to Live In
WalletHub | February 2017

Boise | Under-Appreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To
Thrillist | February 2017 

Boise #4 Top 10 Cities for Young Families 2017
MoveBuddha | March 2017

Boise | 11 Satellite Cities Poised to Thrive in 2017
Kiplinger | April 2017

Boise | 25 Best Places to Retire in 2017
Forbes | April 2017

Boise | North America’s Coolest Downtowns
Expedia | April 2017

Boise #20 Top 25 Best Cities for Young Professionals
Forbes | May 2017

Idaho #6 Top 10 Cheapest States To Live In 2017
CNBC | July 2017

Boise #3 Best Run City in America 
WalletHub | July 2017

Boise #8 Top 10 Best State Capitals to Live In 2017
SmartAsset.com | September 2017

Boise #8 Top 50 Safest Cities in the World 
The Daily Meal | October 2017

Boise #5 Best Cities for Quality of Life 
NerdWallet | October 2017

Boise #10 Top 10 Best Cities for Veterans
WalletHub | November 2017



Idaho #7 Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017
Vogue Magazine | January 2017

Boise | 8 American Cities You Should Visit Before They’re Too Popular
Thrillist | May 2017

Boise | “Best Rocky Mountain Secret”, Top 25 Best Towns Ever
Outside Magazine | June 2017

Boise | 3 Up-and-Coming Culinary Destinations to Visit in the West
U.S. News | August 2017

Boise #5 Urban Adventure: Where to Find The Outdoors In Town
Marmot | September 2017






Fabulous with fairway views in Ashford Greens

4653 W. Moon Lake Dr., $326,900: Fall in love with a captivating view of the #6 Tee Box and fairway greens of Lakeview Golf Course, which is directly behind this gorgeous home in Ashford Greens. Stunning 12 ft. ceilings, large windows, architectural columns and trimwork showcase the expansive and immaculate hardwood flooring. Custom cabinetry and granite finishes with smart updates including 2016 gas range, 2014 new roof, some light fixtures and a master bath makeover with designer tilework and floor-to-ceiling walk-in shower. Garage has finished, insulated walls with lots of shelving and storage.

See the photos below or click here for the full gallery>>http://www.tourfactory.com/1907245

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