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National home values surpass 2007 peak

A home for sale in Boise.

National home values have surpassed the peak hit during the housing bubble and are at their highest value in more than a decade, according to the April Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. The median home value in the U.S. is ...

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Retail to office: ‘An opportunity with every vacancy’ (access required)

Co-working space WeWork opened its second Portland location at Pioneer Place in May, taking 34,000 square feet of former retail space. Similar retail-to-creative office conversions are planned at the Lloyd Center, where a former movie theater was also converted to office space last year, and at the former MacyÕs space in the Meier & Frank Building downtown. Photo by Sam Tenney of the DJC.

On the third floor of Pioneer Place, in downtown Portland, a transformation is taking place that is being replicated across the nation. WeWork, a co-working company, is taking 34,000 square feet of former retail space in the shopping mall. In ...

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US pending home sales fell again in April

A home under contract in Boise.

Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales during the traditional spring buying season. The National Association of ...

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Wine commission: Idaho needs more grapes (access required)


The number of Idaho wineries has increased more than five times over since 2000. Idaho now has 52 wineries, up from 11 in 2002. But it still needs more acreage dedicated to grapes, said Brenna Christison, communications and finance manager ...

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Coeur d’Alene’s Innovation Collective increases its space 10-fold (access required)

The Innovation Collective is renovating an empty, long-vacant building in downtown Coeur d'Alene with 47 small offices for entrepreneurs. Photo courtesy of Nick Smoot.

The Innovation Collective in Coeur d’Alene will enter summer with 10 times more space as the “economic transformation agency” moves into a 36,000-square foot, century-old building that has stood vacant for 27 years. Nick Smoot launched The Innovation Collective, his ...

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Idaho leaders feted at Idaho Business Review event (access required)

Idaho Business Review's 2017 CEOs pose at the CEO of influence celebration

Nearly 300 people attended the seventh Idaho Business Review event, an annual celebration of business leaders in Idaho. Ten people were lauded – and applauded – May 23 as “CEOs of Influence.” Leaders honored in previous years chose this year’s ...

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Cybersecurity — a business threat for contractors (access required)


Recent strides in the construction industry to automate processes — such as accounting, project management and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software — introduce a corresponding set of new cyber risks. Contractors are vulnerable to the same cyber threats that impact ...

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US home prices rising 2 times faster than wages


U.S. home prices climbed in March at the strongest rate in nearly three years as a dwindling supply of houses for sale is causing prices to significantly outpace income growth. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index ...

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