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Roundup 3.10.17 (access required)

Alloway Lighting leased 5,000 square feet at 1501 W. Main St. in Boise. Mike Christensen, Brook Blakeslee, and Mallisa Jackson of Colliers International represented the landlord. Karena Gilbert of Thornton Oliver Keller represented the tenant. KMP TSC LLC dba Tropical ...

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Bill would protect Idaho homeowners from squatters

Legislation seeking to protect homeowners and landlords from squatters is headed to the Idaho Senate. Last year, a judge blocked a Nampa couple from expediting the eviction of a stranger who had moved into their vacant home. That’s because current ...

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Boise’s playing catch-up on bike and pedestrian paths (access required)

Harris Ranch is following the lead of cities across the country with appealing multi-use paths separate from streets. Photo by Patrick Sweeney.

In just a few years, the American bike lane concept has matured beyond a hastily painted add-on at the edge of a road. Now descriptions include protected, buffered, contraflow, shared-use, cycle tracks, separate bike paths and greenways. Minneapolis even calls ...

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Slumping office sector spurs spike in loan delinquencies (access required)

The delinquency rate for securitized commercial real estate loans climbed in February and is now the highest it’s been since August 2015, thanks to a lagging office sector. The delinquency rate for U.S. real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities ...

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Measure regulating short-term rentals passes Idaho House (access required)

The Idaho Statehouse. File photo.

A bill that requires online market places for short-term rentals to collect and remit Idaho taxes on behalf of its hosts is one step closer to becoming law after passing through the House of Representatives. The Idaho House of Representatives voted ...

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Roundup 3.3.17 (access required)

Exclusive Wireless Inc. leased 1,356 square feet at 1636 E. Idaho Ave. in Ontario. Brianna Miller of Thornton Oliver Keller represented the tenant and Bronson Grange of Hawkins Companies represented the landlord. Auric Solar leased 14,400 square feet of industrial ...

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Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January

A home for sale in Boise.

Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West. The National Association of Realtors said Feb. 27 ...

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US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health


Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Feb. ...

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Roundup 2.24.17 (access required)

Northwest Meridian Lakes LLC purchased 3,123 square feet at Fairview Lakes, 1860 N. Lakes Place, in Meridian. Lew Manglos of Colliers International facilitated the transaction. Sun Supply Inc. extended a 6,420-square-foot industrial space lease at 7659 W. Mossy Cup St. ...

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Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

A house for sale in Boise.

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows. ...

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