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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.

Cash home sales remain popular in Idaho (access required)

Idaho has the fifth highest rate of cash home sales in the nation, but cash sales across the country and in Idaho have been dropping consistently since January 2013. Cash sales made up 39.9 percent of Idaho homes sales in ...

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September had the traditional dip in homes sales (access required)

September saw 651 single family homes sold in Ada County, a 6 percent decrease from September 2013 and a 12 percent decrease from August. Neither are a cause for concern, said Marc Lebowitz, executive director of the Ada County Association ...

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Regional planning details large and small revealed in new online tool (access required)

A new online map-based data tool provides users with bountiful information about local planning elements such as transportation, housing and land use. The new, interactive COMPASS dashboard at www.compassidaho.org/dashboard also allows users to delve into data revolving around health, farmland ...

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Corwin Ford is expanding and getting a new look (access required)

A major overhaul is underway at Corwin Ford just off Interstate 84 in Nampa. Corwin Ford took over the Ford dealership in September 2013 from Dan Wiebold, who had operated it since the 1970s. Ford approved the “buy-sell” deal on ...

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Gas station will open next month at Harris Ranch (access required)

Harris Ranch residents whose fuel gauges dip toward “E” won’t have to worry about running out before they can drive the three or four miles to the nearest service station. That’s because Steven Tracy is building a Chevron station at ...

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Marriott Fairfield Inn will open in Lewiston for next summer (access required)

A Marriott Fairfield Inn hotel will start construction soon in Lewiston with intentions to welcome guests in summer 2015. The 81-room Fairfield Inn would be third-largest hotel in Lewiston and the fifth-largest in Lewis Clark Valley, including Clarkston. Fairfield Inn ...

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