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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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Health care providers debut new clinics for primary, urgent care (access required)

After a warm reception for its recently opened pediatric/urgent care clinic concept on Eagle Road, Primary Health Medical Group is ramping up for even more locations in the Treasure Valley. Other players are also looking to stake their claims for ...

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Meridian psychiatric hospital adds new service (access required)

Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital in Meridian has amplified its services — and its business model — to include a new Intensive Outpatient Program, a flexible way of providing care so adults can continue with their regular family and work commitments, said a ...

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Homes prices average new highs in Ada, Canyon counties

Home prices are increasing in Idaho’s most populous county. The Idaho Statesman reports the median house price in Ada County, which includes Boise, jumped $10,000 from February to March to $335,000, according to Intermountain Multiple Listing Service reports. That’s a ...

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St. Luke’s will relocate cancer care center in Nampa (access required)

Several months after St. Luke’s Health System said it planned to relocate its cancer care treatment facility closer to its Nampa medical center, the project now is moving closer to reality. On Thursday, the health system unveiled details about the ...

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Columbia Sportswear to open first Idaho location at The Village (access required)

The Village at Meridian will soon welcome six new businesses, including the first Columbia Sportswear store in Idaho. That’s according to officials at the outdoor retail center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, where shopping, food and entertainment are strong ...

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Kount opens downtown office (access required)

before and after photos of brad wiskirchen's office

Kount Inc. has finished its renovation of a century-old building that brings the company to downtown Boise. “We are thrilled with the newly-renovated Kount building,” said CEO Brad Wiskirchen. “The open space allows for extensive collaboration and enhances the Kount ...

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