Mike Moore, Hayden Homes
2021 NIBCA President
I hope this message finds you and your families well! 2021 has already had some bright moments with the announcement from Governor Little that Idaho is moving into Stage 3. With the decline of positive tests in the state, we continue to grow optimistic that we will be able to start hosting events soon. Moving to Stage 3 will allow us to have gatherings of up to 50 people while, of course, still practicing social distancing requirements.
The annual IBCA State Board Meetings were held last week via ZOOM and there was a lot of great information that came out of each session. Idaho was recognized as the fastest growing state in the country in 2020 and has been ranked in the top 2 for the past 5 years. We have seen a 30% increase in MLS sales since 2018 in the state overall and North Idaho has seen an 18% increase during that same time period. We have seen a 17% increase in median sales prices in North Idaho in the last 2 years with only 2 weeks of available inventory currently. If you would like the link to some of the meeting recordings, please reach out to the office and we would be happy to share it with you.
As I discussed in January, we were hoping to be able to host our Gone Wild event in March, but we have been forced to reschedule it to November 4th due to COVID restrictions still being in place. The Home and Garden Show is currently still scheduled for April 23rd,24th and 25th, so tell your family and friends about this great event! We hope to see you all there. The Construction Combine is scheduled for May 4th and 5th, if you would like further information about this event feel free to reach out to the NIBCA office. The dates for our annual Parade of Homes event have also been released and it will be held the concurrent weekends of September 18th and 19th and September 24th,25th and 26th.
I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! Thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to further our causes in the region. Please share the great value and benefits the NIBCA has to offer with all your colleagues and business associates so we can continue to grow this great association.