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Economist Eliot Eisenberg: Idaho housing underbuilt (access required)

Speaker Eliot Eisenberg (left) and IFHA executive director Gerald Hunter (right) at the 2020 IHFA conference.

Eliot Eisenberg, the nationally-syndicated “bowtie economist,” said that there is no good economic reason not to build more housing in Idaho. Eisenberg was one of the keynote speakers at the 2020 Idaho Housing and Finance Association Conference, held at the ...

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Whitetail expands into Idaho (access required)

photo of a Whitetail Properties for sale sign on a rural property

A top realty firm using a remote-only business model is moving into Idaho. Whitewater Properties, a leading recreational land firm, announced on March 2 their expansion into Idaho and neighboring markets. Whitetail boasts sales of over $1.3 billion annually across ...

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BVA-sponsored nonprofit to help teens into trades careers

There’s a new nonprofit in the Treasure Valley that’s helping teens get into careers in the trades. Teens 2 Trades got started because two people with similar causes bumped into each other one day at a meeting and talked. Tommy Ahlquist, ...

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Organizations partner to create 2D model to prevent Boise River flooding (access required)

A dozen organizations have joined forces to create a new 2-dimensional Boise River model tool that will help predict the potential damage from flooding events along the Boise River from Diversion Dam to the Snake River and identify “hot spots” that ...

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South central Idaho highway construction season about to start (access required)

This article was updated on March 9 to clarify the timing on the UPRR bridge work in Bliss and to correct the attribution of a quote by Nick Jerke. The bad news is that the interminable and confusing construction at the ...

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Treasure Valley real estate keeps breaking records

Every type of commercial real estate, whether it’s industrial, retail or multi-unit housing, continues to break all previous records for the Treasure Valley. Total vacancy (5.71%) and multi-tenant vacancy (8.95%) rates for office space in the Treasure Valley are both ...

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Boise among top luxury home markets for 2020 (access required)

Boise is one of the nation’s top-five emerging markets for luxury housing, according to The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, which is surprising given its status as a mid-sized market. “A lot of folks are surprised,” Bob Van Allen of the ...

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New climbing gym opens on Boise Bench (access required)

The creation of the Adare apartments brought sorely-needed affordable housing to an area within walking distance of downtown Boise; but its creation meant the eviction and destruction of Boise’s only dedicated “top rope” climbing gym, Urban Ascent, in 2018. Now ...

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