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US home prices rose 3% year over year in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in February, a sign that several years of outsized gains in home values have created affordability challenges in many metro areas. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index ...

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Costco gets thumbs up for new Idaho Falls store (access required)

Idaho Falls residents clamoring for a Costco store have finally gotten their wish. A 150,000-square-foot Costco and a 15-30 pump fueling station were approved by the city of Idaho Falls on April 25, according to a news release. The City ...

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BSU set to unveil its Center for the Visual Arts this fall (access required)

The flagship in a sea of red brick buildings, the new Center for the Visual Arts at Boise State University (BSU) is nearing completion. Construction began two years ago and the building is scheduled to be finished this spring and ...

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Suburban apartments boom across Treasure Valley

A peculiar thing happened as newcomers fled to Boise’s suburbs seeking to escape urban cores filled with apartments: Those suburbs started getting apartments themselves. Last year, just one of every five new multifamily units in the Treasure Valley was built ...

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Weiser to get an Icon Credit Union in July (access required)

rendering of icon branch

Icon Credit Union is opening a Weiser branch inside the Ridley’s Family Market currently under construction — the community’s first credit union since 2015. The full-service branch will let customers open new accounts and apply for consumer, mortgage and business loans. ...

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US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce ...

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Boise real estate agencies merge (access required)

Two Treasure Valley real estate firms have joined forces. Boise-based residential real estate company Amherst Madison has merged with Front Street Brokers. The combined brokerage will have 100 real estate agents, according to a spokesman. The merger “brings with it ...

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Gene Harris Bandshell restoration should be finished by summer’s end (access required)

The historic Gene Harris Bandshell, a mainstay in Julia Davis Park since the 1930s, is going to get an $800,000-plus refurbishment. The structure’s roof and walls sustained major damage in an arson-caused fire in April 2018. Since then, the Boise ...

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