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Latah County escapes home foreclosure crisis (access required)

Of Latah County’s 15,247 homes, just one of them filed for foreclosure in February. That’s a statistic that Ada and Canyon counties can only dream about these days. According to RealtyTrac.com, Canyon County had the highest foreclosure rate in the ...

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A little green goes a long way — Construction Review (access required)

Hawaii was too far away for one Idaho couple, so they decided to grow their own Hawaii indoors. Interior landscaper Lisa Seehoff took on the project. She brought in 10- to 15-foot-tall tropical plants, including Birds of Paradise and three ...

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Wal-Mart, Cancer Center go up in Post Falls — Construction Review (access required)

In February, Post Falls showed an increase in permit valuation over year-previous levels. Most of that growth comes from residential projects. “Our residential has been picking up nicely,” Post Falls Building Official Russell Cornell said. He said homes are getting ...

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University research departments unite — Construction Review (access required)

Boise State University is getting a bargain deal on its planned Center for Environmental Science and Economic Development. The building’s architect, L.A.-based RBB Architects Inc, had estimated the five-story, 97,000-square-foot building would cost about $36.4 million to build, but the ...

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Undeveloped Idaho: Treasure Valley planned communities stand patiently idle (access required)

In December 2006, Ada County gave Skyline I Development the go-ahead to start work on The Cliffs, a 708-acre community in the east Boise foothills. The community’s plans call for 1,350 homes. Two years into the development calendar, each of ...

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Calculated savings: Cutbacks mean opportunity for some Idaho businesses (access required)

Employees of Boise-based Bevinco of Idaho spend their days surrounded by alcohol. They’re  measuring it, looking for the week-over-week inconsistencies that mean drinks are escaping from bars or restaurants without pay. “Usually it’s bottles and bottles and bottles and bottles,” ...

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Futurist points to growth areas in Boise real estate (access required)

Though he doesn’t expect commercial real estate to begin to improve in 2009, a visiting real estate adviser described a future of enormous potential for the Boise area real estate market. “Each of you should remember that real estate … ...

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First-time homebuyers bolster the market

One man’s misfortune became an opportunity for first-time homebuyers Karolus and Heather Indrawan when they came across a short sale in August 2008. They took advantage of an Idaho Housing and Finance Association program that allowed them to get 100 ...

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