As we finish out 2021 thankfully, here’s a last quick round up of real estate news for the year. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Chris Pelkola Lee delivers real estate report to City Council at Work Session

Last week at the Idaho Falls City Council work session, Chris Pelkola Lee reported on and participated in discussion regarding the overall housing market trends locally, inventory shortages, housing types and how we compare with National trends and statistics.

Watch video of the work session for the presentation and Q&A discussion (beginning on the third agenda item), here.

Idaho Falls in the News

Best Places to Live and Retire Now

Best Places to Live and Retire Now

aarp.org • If you are considering relocating for retirement or a change of pace, check our list of 9 towns packed with features and an attractive cost of living. Read More

 

Idaho Falls, ID

idahofallsidaho.gov • Idaho Falls City Council Approves Water Tower Location

After much debate across town, a new location has been decided…and it’s not where you might have thought it would be. Read More

 

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Idaho Falls Fiber

idahofallsfiber.com • November 05, 2021 (Idaho Falls, ID) — Idaho Falls Fiber is excited to announce that they are expanding their service provider network, adding even more low-cost internet choices for customers … Read More

Regional and National Real Estate News

What is Attainable Housing?

Decreasing household sizes, increasing home sizes, and a shift in multifamily from for-sale to for-rent.
An Urban Land Institute presentation reflecting the history of US income vs housing costs pre- and post-recession, desired buyer amenities, and how we can work toward solving the problem of the ‘missing middle.’

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In the market for a new home? Here’s what to do now to set yourself up for success in the new year

cnbc.com • The hot housing market is expected to continue in 2022, although it won’t be as frenzied, experts predict. Read More

In the market for a new home?

According to Habitat for Humanity, a shocking 44% of families in Idaho Falls can no longer afford housing. Families in Idaho Falls have been hit hard by the current crisis, and are struggling.

Now, more than ever, they need you.

Your gift of $100, $50 or even $25 to Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls will help children and parents, like the Potter family, get the hand up they need to build stronger foundations and brighter futures.

Just look at what your contribution could buy:

  • $25 can purchase a door knob
  • $50 helps purchase privacy blinds
  • $100 helps purchase a bathroom vanity
  • $250 helps purchase a beautiful front door
  • $500 helps purchase energy-efficient windows

Helping families move into decent, affordable Habitat homes empowers them to build better lives. With your help, we will continue to pursue our shared vision of a decent and affordable home for everyone in Idaho Falls. Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization.

Visit the Avenues for Hope website for your donation to qualify for the available matches before year-end. 

 

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