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Author Archives: Catie Clark

Idaho’s laborious reversal in March

Comparing March job statistics with February’s, Idaho had the third worst decline in the number of people hired and the largest hiring rate decline in the nation. Nationally, the number of hires and the hiring rate “was little changed,” according ...

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Who can afford rent in Boise? (access required)

Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Boise over time, with comparisons to other metros. Click to enlarge. Graphic by Catie Clark.

Boise’s steepening rents didn’t improve at all in April. They rose 2.9% compared to March. In comparison, the March to April increase nationally was 0.9%. Month-over-month growth in Boise ranks No. 2 among the nation’s 100 largest cities. These figures ...

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Idaho’s year-over-year 111.86% foreclosure increase: no big deal (access required)

Foreclosure activity for Idaho in the first quarter of 2022 was up 16.82% compared to the previous quarter and up an eye-popping 111.86% compared to Q1 in 2021, according to housing data firm ATTOM Data Solutions. While these look like ...

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When a routine Rexburg replat was anything but routine (access required)

A simple, routine replat request in Rexburg raised eyebrows and concern because of the unique nature of the city’s zoning ordinances and the conditions created by the presence of the city’s biggest business: Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU-I). “It was finally ...

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MoFi funds 2 new Idaho projects in Q1 2022 (access required)

The economic development organization MoFi recently arranged federal credits from the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) program for three Treasure Valley projects during the first quarter of 2022. The Idaho Business Review (IBR) previously covered the first project, to revitalize ...

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