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April homebuilder survey results are here. Top themes: 1) Demand is slowing, namely entry-level due to payment shock. 2) Investors are pulling back. 3) Ripple effect of rising rates starting to hit move-up market. Market commentary to follow…
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are shrinking or buyers are truly pausing.”
#Houston builder: “Many first-time buyers simply no longer qualify with the increase in interest rates, as their debt-to-income ratio gets out of whack.”
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After nearly three months, an ongoing protest in front of the #Boise state capitol demanding housing + an end to police harassment has ended - as the State drops its lawsuit against protesters + agrees to open up 100 new housing units. A report. itsgoingdown.org/boise-tent-pro…
Starting in January, protesters launched an encampment in front of the #Boise state capitol in an effort to demand access to shelter in the midst of an exploding housing crisis. Protesters were met with non-stop harassment from police.
Far-Right groups like the Idaho Liberty Dogs also mobilized to attack + harass the protest - flying "Don't Tread on Me" flags while police stole blankets and destroyed people's personal property in the dead of winter.
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Today in #Boise, supporters of the far-Right group, the Idaho Liberty Dogs, who have a history of violence + work with the Proud Boys, are calling for their followers to bring weapons + harass a houseless tent protest demanding housing + an end to police harassment. Thread.
As we've been reporting on IGD, the local houseless community in #Boise, backed by local allies, have set up a tent-city style protest to demand better access to low-income housing + an end to police harassment. itsgoingdown.org/boise-encampme…
While it is legal to hold a 24/7 protest with tents, police have been taking people's blankets, sleeping bags + heaters - even from young children.
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Home prices still accelerating through October in majority of housing markets we track. Handful below finally moderating (#Austin, #Boise, #Phoenix, #Seattle, & #DC). Here's #Austin.
#Boise home prices
#Phoenix home prices
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Taking in another fantastic game of #Boise’s very own #CamelToePicks… goooooo CTP!💯🙌

Live tweeting the action rn, right here…🧵
1:00 left in P2. 2-2 @Plasstastic is about to go off in P3 #CTPBoise
End of P2. 2-2 in favor of #CamelToePicks (because no one else is live tweeting this rn, I own the information bahahaha!)
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To all my fellow #Boise bartenders,
I left the industry & after just 6 weeks I can tell you it was the right decision for me. Maybe it is for you too. I know- you think the money won’t be as good, and you’re right…🧵
It’s better. Literally everywhere else it’s better. Sure, you might have to work an extra day, but you won’t have to cover a shift.
You won’t have to remember that time you cut your hand on a glass & had to miss work for a week, & how workman’s comp only covered the medical expenses & the rehab you didn’t/couldn’t go to because it was at 8am & how your hand still hurts.
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Just published September home builder survey results (sales, prices, costs, communities, etc.). Big themes: 1) Supply chain, supply chain, supply chain. 2) Monthly price hikes no longer the norm. 3) Some of the hottest markets sounding toppy. Market commentary to follow…
#Austin builder: “No end in sight for labor & material issues. Told by logistics guy last week that his company believes it will take at least a year to get the supply chain back to working.”
#Austin builder: “Availability of windows has limited closings this year & availability of appliances has caused closings to slide to a later month. Availability of paint is stressing Q4 closings & causing even more bunching toward late in the year.”
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New home sales fell in May, Y/Y & M/M. Theme of the month was sales decline by builder design. Few comments on demand slowing or skittish buyers, even w/new home prices +18% Y/Y nationally (survey record). Builder commentary from across the country per our survey to follow...
#Nashville builder: “Gapped out. Sales resume in June as new communities & phases start to open. By moving ability to contract on inventory homes later to finished drywall stage (window installation stage previously), expect sales to show continued decline. Decline by design.”
#Charlotte builder: “Paused sales from mid-May to mid-June in all communities & will selectively release homes for sale in the last 2 weeks of June & coming months. Sales look lower vs. last month but was capped due to limited lot availability & no inventory.”
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Some interesting housing color from mid-April around the country home builder channel check. Bunch of market commentary to follow...will try to hit most top markets.
#SaltLakeCity home builder mid-April color: “Still have 10x buyers to available homes to buy. Went to 'highest/ best' offer system March 1st & offers over asking price are shocking. Most offers are 10+% over ask, that's after raised base prices $10K to $20K+ with each release.”
#Austin home builder mid-April color: “Super high demand. Volume controlled with release process, otherwise would be unbearable. Some price increases are $100K between releases.”
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Taking a break from the #CapitolSiege to ask everyone a question I ponder ALL the time: Which urban neighborhoods bordering major waterfronts offer safe *pedestrian* access to the actual WATER—and preferably to long linear parks offering > 1000’/300m of continuous water access?
I've spent MANY hours looking at Google Maps for ways to walk to the river from residential neighborhoods in cities all over the U.S. Access is TERRIBLE. I'm sooo envious of #Vancouver, BC. It's frustrating how cut off we are by seawalls, railroads, industry, private homes... /2
Hood River is an incredible town, and it’s the undisputed windsurfing capital of Earth. But, just like ALL of Oregon’s Columbia River towns, I-84 completely severs all possible pedestrian connections between residential areas and the river itself. /3
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Erik Guite reportedly lives in the #Boise #Idaho area and we are concerned that he may be preparing to harm himself or other people.
Erik is A Q-Anon guy, which in and of itself is a red flag, but recently his posts have become more threatening and concerning.
These kinds of posts go on and on.
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Between 1993 & 2017, total freeway lane-miles in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas increased by 42% (31% more than the population growth of 32%). So, free-flow on highways resulted, right, DOTs? Wrong: congestion skyrocketed by 144% (4.5X higher than the population growth).

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And yes: 42% is 31% higher than 32%. Errors with percentages, especially regarding #elections, are made constantly. OK, back to crushing the “building your way out of congestion” logic: #Nashville’s traffic delay increased by 329%, or ~5.5X the % increase in lane-miles added. 3/7
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I am a strong believer in local journalism.

I'm happy to say, journalism in the #Boise-area in 2019 is STRONG.

Here is a select list of some of the stories that most impacted or impressed me in 2019.

Happy Christmas reading!
From @XavierAWard & Lauren Berry at @Boiseweekly:

An ad hoc group sprang up in Downtown Boise to help keep the peace after the sun goes down. Learn about The Syndicate:

idahopress.com/boiseweekly/ne…
From @CynthiaSewell at @IdahoStatesman:

There's a new coin honoring the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. But there's one little problem:

idahostatesman.com/news/politics-…
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Lights for Liberty #50States #CloseTheCamps
#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#NeverAgainIsNow

THREAD of all 50 States & DC
Find your State's & Retweet it to your Senators (I've tagged) & Rep
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In the "very red, very small" town of Anniston #Alabama

#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#AL @brookecarbo
@SenDougJones @SenShelby
THREAD #50States
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Good size crowd here for the @boisepublib hearing. LOTS of chairs put out. Still a few minutes until this begins. Public testimony will be heard. #BoiseDev
@boisepublib As far as I'm aware, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Friends of Boise Public Library and Boise Working Together all worked to get people to this meeting. I'd estimate a little more than 100 folks here - just a rough estimate.
@boisepublib Jade Riley on an advisory vote: “The city is not allowed on its own accord to place something on the ballot.”
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#Breaking - About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from...updates to follow
Here is a live look at #Boise Goat-a-Paloza 2018
Party is over “kids”! Loose goats have been cornered and loaded back onto a truck owned by “We Rent Goats”
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