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  • October 29, 2022
    On this last weekend in October, the weather couldn't be more gorgeous! Here are a few snippets of our favorite places that celebrated this wonderful, beautiful season in Meridian!  Lowe Family Farmstead is less than 20 minutes from Movado and offered a variety of flower [...]
  • October 15, 2022
    The design team at Blackrock Homes recently unveiled their new interior finish packages for their Urban Series. While styles and trends are ever-changing, these palettes feel classic and complementary to any décor. In that vein, Black [...]
  • September 26, 2022
    It’s easy to glaze over when the conversation turns technical, especially when it comes to financing. This has been a personal challenge for me for as long as I can remember - numbers just have a way of doing that to me. Fortunately, we work with some fabulous lenders who are t [...]
  • September 12, 2022
    If you’re wondering if the extra incentives that have become increasingly popular in our region truly make a difference – you’ll want to lean into this post. Blackrock Homes is currently offering $20,000 to be applied to any lender-approved closing costs and/or prepaids, in [...]
  • August 21, 2022
    School starts Tuesday, August 23, for West Ada School District! For young families, where kids go to school is a top question when buying a home. We had a chance to sit down with Nicole Scheppers with West Ada to chat about their education offerings. She is the Chief of Staff a [...]
  • August 3, 2022
    Nowadays, there’s more opportunities to purchase a home in Meridian in the $450k - $500k range, than there were earlier this year. Not that long ago, it was a stretch to find new homes with coveted amenities such as a neighborhood pool, multiple playgrounds, etc. in a close-in [...]
  • July 19, 2022
    When we first had a glimpse of the fenced common area tucked in the south end of Defio Way in Movado Greens, we were unsure of the park's use. Not long afterwards, a couple of neighbors shared short videos of their sweet dogs’ shenanigans romping around this common area. And it [...]
  • July 7, 2022
    Opportunity knocks at Movado Greens. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines wondering if and when to step foot into the Boise real estate market – now may be a great time to look closer at Movado Greens! This week, our price sheets revealed steep discounts that are effective [...]
  • June 8, 2022
    When construction first started along Sportivo Drive, we knew this was going to shape up to be something special. Sportivo Drive follows the meandering bend of Five Mile Creek. This natural irrigation canal serves as the curvy southern border of phase 7, and intersects Movado fro [...]
  • June 2, 2022
    Real estate, it seems to be what everyone is talking about, locally, at least. It’s a benign conversation that nearly everyone has an opinion about. The price increases have had many sellers jumping for joy in recent years. And on the flip side, the low inventory has had buyers [...]
  • May 17, 2022
    This is the post to learn everything you ever wanted to know about landscaping at Movado Greens. The pressurized irrigation is on (yay!) and for us that is a truer sign of spring than a calendar date. While these cooler temperatures and recent mountain snowfalls have hopefully bo [...]
  • April 16, 2022
    What fun we had at Movado last Saturday! The cold temperatures and brisk winds did not deter our Easter gathering. We had 63 children RSVP for our Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo, with family and friends enjoying the festivities, too. [...]
  • April 9, 2022
    In today’s hectic market, one may ask what is it going to take to get a contract accepted. Here in Movado Greens, we are reminded often of the anxiety a homebuyer may experience when stepping into our fast-paced market. While we have not had the 10+ multiple offer situations th [...]
  • March 23, 2022
    It will likely take you less than two minutes to read this post – yet this quick guide will help you make the most of your experience now and in future visits to www.movadogreens.com (especially when you want to dig a little deeper to know which homes are on the horiz [...]
  • February 27, 2022
    If you’ve toured a variety of housing options here in the Boise/Meridian area, you know almost immediately once you step foot inside a home whether you like or dislike it. Why is that? Because beyond the condition and cleanliness, there are some key design elements that sp [...]
  • February 13, 2022
    If you’ve observed construction progress along Defio Way and Faceto Street, you know that homes have sold quickly in the last 45 days. Our Boise Valley continues to attract attention from both local and out-of-state buyers, and we are both honored and humbled to have a small pa [...]
  • January 4, 2022
    It’s a new year and you would like to buy your first home. What an exciting time! There are many considerations to ponder including location and proximity to work/family/school/etcetera. As well as lifestyle and price range. Whether you’re more likely to gather information [...]
  • December 13, 2021
    Blackrock Homes has been one of the Treasure Valley's most steadfast, high-quality builders for over two decades. We were here during Idaho's "best kept secret" years, and we continue to thrive as Idaho has gained national recognition (we love it here too). In fact, at Blackroc [...]
  • November 7, 2021
      The Yuma model is built about one to every five Winslow models, so when one comes available, it adds interest and more character to the overall streetscape. This compact two bedroom + den, two bath, two-car, 1,309 s.f. home packs a lot of value in a smaller footprint. R [...]
  • October 14, 2021
    Looking for a new home in the Meridian area below $500k is not an easy task. With MLS reporting that the Ada County Median Price for new construction homes is now just below $550k, buyers may find themselves in a bit of a quandary. The good news - or really great news! - is that [...]
  • September 14, 2021
    The next wave of two-story homes in Movado Greens is nearing completion, starting off with a Sedona model. We loved this layout so much that we chose it to be our decorated model home in Solterra, the first neighborhood to offer these high performing, Low Maintenance Homes. Fast [...]
  • July 15, 2021
    Amid one of the hottest summers in recent years, we had a chance to catch up with Andrea, the horticulturist of Jon C. Irby Landscaping, to learn more about xeriscape landscape. While this design scheme has been a part of the Blackrock Homes' landscape practice for many years, th [...]
  • July 1, 2021
    1880 S. Defio Way: Blackrock Homes is excited to announce that a Kierland model is now available in Movado Greens. Previously found only in Verado, the Kierland design has many pleasing features. This single level stand alone home offers 2 bedrooms, a den and 2 bathrooms, plus a [...]
  • May 9, 2021
    As crews finish the last (2) two-story homes in phase 2, it is exciting to see phase 3 is bursting with activity. Located along the east side of Movado Way, this final phase is highlighted by a wonderful playground with plenty of places to slide, climb and swing.  The first [...]
  • April 16, 2021
    Focusing on fresh colors is key for the design team at Blackrock Homes. By staying within classic palettes, but creating unexpected pairings, such as painted gray cabinets with oil rubbed bronze fixtures and hardware, Blackrock Homes has created a series of interior finish packag [...]
  • March 23, 2021
      If you're familiar with the Urban Series by Blackrock Homes, you know that these homes have enthralled Boise homebuyers for several years now. Surprisingly spacious, these Open Concept floor plans offer a high level of interior finishes in four different color palettes [...]
  • February 19, 2021
    Our mild temperatures in January had all of us wondering if winter was going to slip by us. Not so! Last week's snow storm brought in just over ten inches in the Boise area. This beautiful blanket of snow created winter wonderland that reminded us that Boise truly does have four [...]
  • January 1, 2021
    Happy New Year! For many of us, it feels good to say farewell to 2020, and we're excited to see how year 2021 is lining up. Blackrock Homes' Urban Series has continually gained momentum in the last twelve months with an unexpected number of homebuyers very familiar with [...]
  • November 25, 2020
    What better time to get to know the pathways in and around Movado than Thanksgiving Week? Having these pathways so conveniently close banishes most excuses and offers some nice variety for a leisurely walk or fast paced run, while avoiding busy arterial streets.    Fo [...]
  • October 13, 2020
    UPDATED 06.30.2021: If you've dipped your toes in the Boise real estate market in the last several months, you know that there is a lot of activity. Many builders are trying to reign in land and construction costs, while negotiating to have their materials delivered on sche [...]
  • September 18, 2020
    We love summer and we have some fantastic images that will carry us through to the following year. Our lifestyle photographer, John Abernathey, was in the neighborhood just before school was in full swing to capture the fun times on film. The much anticipated Movado pool officially opened this past summer...
  • August 21, 2020
    When physical tours aren't possible, it's nice to know that there's a good plan B. Blackrock Homes has created a series of 3D tours, so that you can conveniently tour our model homes from the comfort of your own home. Using Matterport technology, one has the option of looking at [...]
  • July 9, 2020
    How can it be that we're halfway through 2020 already? In some ways it feels like we're still amid the "COVID-what" phase of spring and a little off balance with the ripple effects. And at other times, we're aghast at our daily checklists and seeing what needs to shift to the fol [...]
  • May 23, 2020
      We're excited to announce that our first attached homes along Blueberry Street are nearly complete. It's been over six months since we've had attached homes available to purchase, so this is especially exciting news here at Movado. While we saw a drop in sales in April, [...]
  • May 2, 2020
    The design team at Blackrock Homes has created four interior finish packages for their Urban Series portfolio. These classic color schemes offer the perfect backdrop for any decor or style. The below video showcases each interior finish package. Enjoy! https://www.youtub [...]
  • April 24, 2020
    Are you thinking of making a move to the Low Maintenance lifestyle that Movado Greens has to offer? Are you contemplating whether the timing is right for having your home on the market? Here's a few things to consider in this important decision:   1) While April statistics [...]
  • April 7, 2020
    The real estate market hit an unexpected curve last month with COVID-19, and there isn't one person that hasn't been impacted in some way. Every industry is adjusting to new guidelines and restrictions. While each of us is trying to find our new normal, we are super grateful to b [...]
  • April 3, 2020
    If you are one of many homebuyers that overlook the benefits of attached home living, this post is for you. In the realm of housing, attached homes fit squarely between apartments and traditional single family homes. For first time homebuyers or those scaling down to a smaller [...]
  • March 23, 2020
    Even Idaho is proving to not be exempt from the reaches of COVID-19. In the past week I've worked in seemingly two completely different environments. During the day, I can go for hours at a very typical pace with little conversation that is not work-related. It's interesting [...]
  • March 13, 2020
    Outside-the-box thinkers have a way making everything a little bit better. From cooking to writing, or designing to building, it's the ones that have the original thoughts that impress the most. And that's what we've found with the designers behind the Biltmore plan. As a floor [...]
  • January 30, 2020
    We were over the moon excited when we saw these beautiful photos of the model homes along Esperanto Street. This northern section of Movado is bustling with activity and several two-story model homes are now move-in ready. Blackrock Homes is setting a fast pace to complete this s [...]
  • October 5, 2019
    They say that good things come to those who wait, and that is certainly true with the Movado pool. We're counting down the days to Memorial Weekend 2020 when the neighborhood pool officially opens. We're guessing that the Movado development team designed this pool complex with mo [...]
  • September 24, 2019
    It's been almost four years since the overnight success of the Sedona floor plan by Blackrock Homes. We loved this layout so much that we chose it to be our decorated model home in Solterra, the first neighborhood to offer these high performing, Low Maintenance Homes. Fast forwar [...]
  • August 26, 2019
    Ask anyone looking in Meridian for a newly-built single level home under $280,000, and you will learn that it's almost impossible to find. The good news that Blackrock Homes has a beautiful offering of single level townhomes along Vacheron Street in The Greens at Movado, with n [...]
  • August 16, 2019
    There is little doubt that Low Maintenance homes are gaining momentum across the Boise Valley. What was once considered a housing style reserved for retirees now appeals to all ages. With a sometimes endless list of work and obligations, it's really not surprising t [...]
  • July 1, 2019
    On the heels of a very active spring market, we aren't seeing much of  a slow down as we move into July. For many buyers looking in the moderate price range for Boise/Meridian, it's the interest rates that are making some take the leap into homeownership. For others, it's a [...]
  • June 13, 2019
    Though "Low Maintenance" is currently trending in some markets, Blackrock Homes has delivered beautiful homes that showcase Low Maintenance elements for nearly five years. Blackrock has fine tuned their Urban Series with an impressive list of standard specifications. By including [...]
  • April 17, 2019
    With the first quarter of 2019 already in the books, and seeing that we sold nearly every home in phase one before construction was complete, it's full steam ahead as we head into phase two of Movado Greens. Blackrock Homes' Urban Series portfolio is designed for Low Maintenance [...]
  • March 10, 2019
    It's not a surprise that Boise has been a consistent favorite in nearly every national top 10 list over the last several years. Most recently, Boise was named the top city in Forbes Fastest Growing Cities, 2018, as well as earning the top spot in Livability's 2019 Top 100 Best Pl [...]
  • February 26, 2019
    Ask most any interior designer and they will tell you what makes a home truly beautiful is the homeowner's personality shining through in the furnishings, wall displays and accents. Whatever your style may be, starting with a unified series of cabinets, stone works, and fixtures [...]
  • January 27, 2019
    Monochromatic photos have a way of capturing details that are sometimes missed in full color photos. Here it's easy to see the clean lines and tasteful stone accents of the homes along Hills Avenue. The mild January weather and new flags at the Movado entrance were the inspiratio [...]
  • December 6, 2018
    I'm pretty sure you can all feel the freezing temperatures outside, but can you feel the Christmas spirit yet?  If you haven't got it yet, I promise you will have it after you take a virtual walk through this beautifully decorated home by one of our homeowners here in Movado [...]