Events July 21, 2023

Summer’s Not Over Yet! Don’t Miss Out On The Weekly Concerts Around Town

There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy! Don’t miss out on the vibrant lineup of live, local and free concert series throughout the Treasure Valley. Soak in the sun, grab a bite and a beverage and enjoy some fantastic music almost every day of the week. Whether you’re a music enthusiast seeking out a new band, looking for a post work happy hour or simply ready to enjoy some family-friendly entertainment, there is concert series for you.

Here’s a roundup of the can’t-miss music events happening in the Boise area this summer.


Jump, Jam and Jive, JUMP Boise, 6pm every Tuesday through September 5th

This all-ages, family friendly event feature performances from local nonprofits bringing music opportunities to the community.  An exciting selection of food from local nonprofit Life’s Kitchen and beer and wine are available for purchase.



Alive after 5, Grove Boise, 5 pm on Wednesdays through August 30th

Long time Boise classic! Free summer concert series for all ages outdoors on The Grove Plaza in Downtown Boise



Music at Big Al’s, 7-10 pm, every Friday and Saturday night through August 26th

Live on the Patio will be rocking Big Al’s in the Village. Sip on your favorite cocktail and dig into great eats with family and friends while enjoying our lineup of amazing local entertainment!



Thursday Thunder, Boise Spectrum, 6pm through August 31st

Watch. Taste. Listen. Repeat. Enjoy live music on the patio. Family friendly concerts with raffles and give aways.



Tuesdays On the Creek, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell, 6-9 pm through September 26th

Live music from local and touring artists and held in conjunction with the Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market. Grab a drink & a bite to eat and dance the night away!



Music on the Mountain, Bogus Basin, 2-6 pm every other Saturday through September 2nd

Escape the heat of the valley and enjoy magic of live music in the great outdoors.



Summer Concert Series, Kleiner Park Meridian, 7 pm every other Friday through August 18th

Meridian is bringing the live  lots of great music. 6 exciting bands will perform from the stage of the Kleiner Park Bandshell.


EventsMarket NewsReal Estate Trends January 4, 2023

2023 Economic and Housing Forecast with Matthew Gardner

Please join us for the 2023 Economic and Housing Forecast with Matthew Gardner

As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner analyzes and interprets economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 30 years of professional experience. He will provide insight on the current economy, housing, and the economic forecast in the Treasure Valley.  

This is a great way to stay informed about the 2023 economy. Matthew Gardner is experienced, knowledgeable and engaging. You don’t want to miss it. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Bolton at our office at 208-920-5966 or Please extend this invitation to anyone who is interested in learning more about the 2023 economic forecast for Idaho and beyond. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 
Breakfast Served:  9:00 am | Speaker and Q&A: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
JUMP – Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – Pioneer Room


If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Bolton at our office at 208-920-5966 or Please extend this invitation to anyone who is interested in learning more about the 2023 economic and housing forecast for Idaho and beyond. 

EventsMarket News January 25, 2022

2022 Economic & Housing Forecast

EventsMarket NewsReal Estate Trends December 21, 2020

Giving locally in 2020

2020 is a year like no other we have seen in our lifetime. It presented a unique set of challenges for many and it is not lost on any of us at Windermere Powerhouse Group that our industry is thriving locally. We realized we were given a gift this year. We were reminded of what is truly important… family, friends, health and home. It was an opportunity to appreciate little things we took for granted. Our community is special and we wanted to do all we could to make sure that we were helping others who were in less fortunate circumstances.  

Windermere Powerhouse Group staff, agents and their clients got creative in figuring out ways to help. We hosted a Drive Thru Donation day for the Boise Rescue Mission, donated money to The Idaho Foodbank and helped seven families through Faces of Hope have a special Christmas. We all have time, talent or money to donate and strive to live that motto. 


We look forward to continuing and doing even more in 2021. We are grateful we have the resources to help others and appreciate the community that serves us. If you are interested in helping any of these local organizations, they are all linked above. 

Happy Holidays and Cheers to 2021.


Did you know?

For the past 30 years a portion of every Windermere agent’s commission has been donated to the Windermere Foundation. Having 100% participation gives us a common purpose and sends a powerful message about our commitment to the community. Housing is our business, so helping homeless families is a natural fit. We later expanded that to include low-income families, with an emphasis on helping children.

Market NewsReal Estate Trends July 30, 2020

Idaho Real Estate Market Update

The following analysis of select counties of the Idaho real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere Powerhouse Group agent at 208-920-5966.



It appears as if the significant COVID-19-induced contraction in employment Idaho experienced earlier this year is behind us (at least for now). Statewide employment declined modestly in March, but April was the real shock, with the loss of more than 78,000 jobs in the month, a decline of 10.2%. However, the economy appears to have turned around remarkably quickly, with a solid increase of 24,300 jobs in May. Idaho did see COVID-19 cases rise significantly in June, but the latest data appears to suggest that the trend has started to reverse. If this continues, I am hopeful more of the jobs lost will return.



  • During the second quarter of 2020, 6,264 homes were sold, a drop of 10.6% when compared to the second quarter of 2019. However, I would note that sales rose 22.2% compared to the first quarter of this year.
  • In the southern markets, sales rose in small Valley County, but dropped in the rest of the counties covered in this report compared to the same period a year ago.
  • Year-over-year, sales growth was negative in all of the Northern Idaho counties contained in this report. The most substantial drop was in Bonner County, though the decline there amounted to only 37 units.
  • Pending sales rose a significant 18% over the first quarter of the year, suggesting that closed sales will rise in the third quarter.

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EventsMarket NewsReal Estate Trends January 14, 2020

Matthew Gardner – Will There Be A Recession in 2020?

Windermere Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, answers the most pressing question on everyone’s minds: Will there be a recession in 2020? Here’s what he expects to see.



If you are interested in learning more about the Idaho’s economic and real estate market forecast for 2020 from Matthew Gardner live, please join us on January 30th at JUMP in Boise from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Bolton at

EventsMarket NewsReal Estate Trends November 7, 2019

Economic & Housing Forecast presented by Matthew Gardner

Save the Date

January 30, 2020 10 am- 12 pm


You are invited to join us as Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist for Windermere, presents a 2020 Economic and Housing Forecast for Idaho on January 30, 2020, 10 am – 12 pm at JUMP in Downtown Boise.

Matthew is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. regularly speaks at events around the country, is frequently quoted in the media in stories and publishes the Gardner Report, which highlights market conditions in regions throughout the Western U.S. View the 3rd Quarter 2019 Idaho Report here.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending or learning more about the upcoming event. or 208-920-5966.

Market NewsReal Estate Trends August 14, 2019

Idaho Economic Market Report

The following analysis of select counties of the Idaho real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.



Following a trend that started last fall, job growth in Idaho continues to moderate. The addition of 18,400 new jobs year-over-year represents an annual growth rate of 2.5%. This is to be expected at this point in the economic cycle, but it’s worth noting that the current rate of job growth remains well above the national average of 1.6%.

In May, the state unemployment rate was 2.8%, marginally lower than the 2.9% rate of a year ago. The state remains at full employment, though it is interesting to note that the employment rate remained below 3% even as the labor force rose 2%, suggesting that the economy remains very robust as there are still job openings to accommodate new workers.



  • 6,936 homes were sold during the second quarter of 2019, representing a modest drop of 2.8% from the second quarter of 2018.
  • In Northern Idaho, Shoshone County was the only county to experience sales growth, with sales up by 21.3% over the second quarter of 2018. There was a modest decline in sales in the other two counties. In Southern Idaho, Canyon and Payette counties had modest sales growth, but the rest of the region experienced lower sales activity.
  • Year-over-year sales growth was positive in just one of the Northern Idaho counties. Sales rose in two Southern Idaho market areas relative to the same period a year ago.
  • Pending sales rose in the quarter, suggesting that closed sales next quarter are likely to be an improvement over current figures.



  • The average home price in the region rose 7.8% year-over-year to $358,406 and was 3.2% higher than the first quarter of this year.   Continue reading…..



Market NewsReal Estate Trends July 5, 2019

June 2019 Treasure Valley Market Statistics

Windermere Powerhouse Group knows how important it is to understand our real estate market and how curious everyone is to know what is going on in our community. So we’re sharing our monthly market snapshot and detailed reports of the Treasure Valley real estate market. Reports are available through the links below and our agents are always available to answer questions and provide information on specific areas you are interested in.


Ada Existing Homes June 2019

Ada New Construction 2019

Canyon Existing Homes June 2019

Canyon New Construction June 2019


Careers January 21, 2019

Top 5 tips for success!

Are you the waterboy or the quarterback?

Do you feel like you are working for everyone but yourself? Here are 5 top tips for success:

  1. Write down your dreams and goals. Be specific and develop a plan to reach them.
    Do you get one-on-one coaching with your Broker to guide your career development and help you achieve those goals? We help you development a plan that is ready to execute, yet nimble enough to shift as the market changes with regular updates.
  2. Take action. Goals are nothing without action. Get started today.
    We offer annual business planning, sales and marketing coaching and planning, and create a budget with you that includes a plan to execute. We have integrated software tools to help you track your efforts and create your marketing materials. You have an entire team to guide and support you every step of the way as you climb the ladder to success.
  3. Be honest, dependable, and take responsibility, otherwise none of these will matter.
    We offer group resources and support to help keep you on track and accountable – benefits of being a part of group without having to be on a team. Our agents are able to have focused careers, yet lead balanced lives.
  4. How you think is everything. Think success, not failure, as your life tends to go wherever the focus leads.
    Gain the mental discipline, focus, lead-generation techniques, and relationship-building skills that are designed to get the best results. Through individualized meetings, complimentary classes, and our proprietary systems, we help you grow your business.
  5. Don’t be afraid to innovate and be different. Following the herd is a fast track to mediocrity.
    If you are feeling like just another number, you probably are. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will see and feel the difference in our way of thinking. We offer tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of the industry.


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