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Prices of key building materials dip slightly (access required)

Though prices of construction materials such as steel, lumber and concrete have been trending upward, that changed recently. But those price drops could be only temporary, industry experts say. An analysis of prices carried out by the Associated Builders and ...

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Idaho schools seek to spend $21 million on school safety next year

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative — Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS — to the Legislature in January. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported the initiative would, among other things, ...

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Building revenue-generating properties (access required)

Jack Harty has a mixed message for clients who approach him about building revenue-generating properties. Though interest rates have been creeping up, the principal of Harty Mortgage Advisors in Boise assures borrowers that rates “are still at a virtually 40-year ...

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Home Depot roars back in the second quarter

Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world’s biggest home improvement retailer boosted its full-year profit and revenue forecasts August 14. Higher ...

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