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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Boise home prices return to 2008 levels (access required)

Median housing prices nationwide – and in Boise – are at the highest rate since 2008, according to statistics released by RealtyTrac, a leading housing data source. Ada County’s average home price for 2014 is $209,900, a 6 percent increase ...

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Boise Hotel will become Wyndham Garden Boise Airport (access required)

The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, which has had no hotel brand since summer 2012, has entered into an agreement with the Wyndham Hotel Group barely a month into the property’s new Western Hospitality ownership. The hotel will be renamed ...

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Movoto joins the Treasure Valley brokerage world (access required)

Online real estate brokerage Movoto has moved its virtual presence into the Treasure Valley. San Mateo, Calif.-based Movoto became members of the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service on Nov. 5 and, after that, started listing Boise-area homes on its website. “What’s ...

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Nampa merchants consider wide sidewalks (access required)

The city of Nampa is debating what modern layout works best on historic downtown streets laid down before the age of sidewalks and street parking. The city is exploring the issue in revisions to its 2009 Downtown Streetscape Standards. The ...

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Sandpoint sees a bright post-Coldwater Creek future (access required)

Interested parties have put in bids for the former Coldwater Creek headquarters campus in Sandpoint. The women’s clothing retailer cleared out last summer after filing for bankruptcy in April, holding liquidation sales and then shutting down all its stores. “We ...

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California sandwich chain Togo’s arrives in Rexburg (access required)

Just about anywhere in California, you can find a Togo’s Eateries, a San Jose-based sandwich shop chain billed as “A West Coast Original.” A few are in Oregon, but get beyond the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, and Togo’s right now ...

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New owner takes over Boise Hotel near airport (access required)

A Utah group has bought the unbranded Boise Hotel & Conference Center on Vista Avenue near Boise Airport. Western Hospitality, LLC, based in West Haven, Utah, took ownership on Oct. 21 and plans to reflag the hotel with a national ...

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