Why Being Called A ‘Boomtown’ Isn’t Good For Boise

Jun 4, 2012

Boise’s local NBC affiliate, KTVB, reported on a handful of recent rankings that put Idaho’s biggest city among those whose housing markets are making a come-back. The TV station (and one of the recent rankings) use the term “boomtown” to describe what’s going on with Boise real estate.

By definition, Boise isn’t a boomtown.  At best, Boise’s housing market might be seeing a “boomlet,” but even that term is a stretch.

It’s true, real estate in Boise is showing improvement.  Click here to continue reading....