Idaho's population boost means new home owners

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Over the past year, Idaho has seen one of the biggest populations increases across the country. And with more people that move to Idaho, the greater the need for homes to be built across the Magic Valley.

"I've seen a lot of people move in from all over the nation," said WolvertonHomes Sale & Marketing Manger Rui Gomes. "There's a great opportunity here. The prices are still moderately within reason."

And the art of building a home has advanced so it can be efficiently done year-round.

"Frost, it's just keeping the frost out of the ground and keeping the blankets on it," said Viking Construction employee Daniel Fairbanks.

For buyers in the winter months, the biggest concern boils down to the foundation of the homes.

"The tarps or blankets keep the frost from getting in, and they keep the ground thawed out so they can come in and do the foundation before it freezes," Fairbanks said.

The foundation has to get the OK from the city Inspector before it can be poured.

"The city has it's ordinance where it doesn't allow us to lay any foundations if the temperature's under 20 degrees," Gomes said. "If the temperatures dip under 15 degrees under evening time, they wont want us to pour any foundation also"

It's a system of checks and balances, as well as working together the help Idaho deliver new homes to new Idahoans.

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