Aug 22, 2019

New Boise Foothills subdivision could add 30 homes. Neighbors see threat to open space

[caption id="attachment_236599" align="alignleft" width="300"] “The Central Foothills Neighborhood Association supports good development that follows the rules and adds value to our neighborhoods,” said homeowner Tim Breuer. “We believe this project as proposed does neither of those.” Photo by Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman[/caption] Thirty new homes could pop up in the Boise Foothills so[...]

Aug 20, 2019

Foundation to fund building of new Fish and Game HQ

[caption id="attachment_236427" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation helped fund the new Nampa regional office of the state Fish and Game Department.Photo courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game Department.[/caption] A nonprofit organization that previously partnered with the Idaho Fish and Game Department to build a regional office building in Nampa will help with a si[...]

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Aug 19, 2019

Officials: Boise could see rent application fee regulations

An Idaho city councilwoman has proposed placing restrictions on rental application fees after residents have complained of high cost, officials said. Boise City Council member Lisa Sanchez discussed suggesting an ordinance that would stop people who take fees with no intention to rent, or whose fees are unreasonably high, the Idaho Statesman reported Sunday. Mandy Mondragon, 36, was former[...]

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Aug 16, 2019

East Idaho Credit Union expands range

[caption id="attachment_236169" align="alignleft" width="300"] East Idaho Credit Union is replacing its Rexburg branch, as well as adding a branch in Pocatello. Rendering courtesy of East Idaho Credit Union[/caption] After 83 years in eastern Idaho, East Idaho Credit Union will open a branch in Pocatello. The credit union originally had a field of membership of Idaho Falls postal workers but[...]

Aug 13, 2019

Chobani unveils Innovation & Community Center in Twin Falls

[caption id="attachment_236146" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chobani recently celebrated the opening of a new 71,000-square-foot research and development facility in Twin Falls. Photo courtesy of Chobani[/caption] The founder and CEO of Greek yogurt company Chobani has opened a $21 million research and development center in south-central Idaho. Hamdi Ulukaya said at a ribbon-cutting on Mon[...]

Aug 13, 2019

National survey: Only 1 in 5 real estate agents recommend job

[caption id="attachment_123802" align="alignleft" width="300"] According to Redfin, only 1 in 5 real estate agents recommend their job. File photo[/caption] Just 1 in 5 real estate agents would recommend their career to others and nearly half of agents have to hold a second job, according to a national survey from Redfin. On the positive side, the survey found that 99% of respondents were pr[...]

Aug 12, 2019

Construction firms merge via an ESOP

[caption id="attachment_235949" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Das-co crew is seen on a recent job.Photo courtesy of Das-co[/caption] NAMPA – Employees at utility contractor Das-co now have a shot at becoming owners. Das-co, a 135-person firm, said Aug. 2 that it had joined forces with Brigham, Utah-based Whitaker Construction Co., which operates as an ESOP, a business structured under a[...]

Aug 9, 2019

PrimeLending opens Sandpoint branch

National residential mortgage lender PrimeLending has opened a new office to serve the North Idaho and Spokane  metropolitan market. The company also added three new loan officers to several PrimeLending Idaho branches. The new branch office, located at 109 North 1st Avenue Unit B in Sandpoint, opened for business in July. Pam Grutta, previously a senior loan officer at Flagstar Bank, has been[...]

Aug 8, 2019

Boise on top 10 list for home flipping

[caption id="attachment_91346" align="alignleft" width="300"] House flippers will find good opportunities in Boise, according to a study from WalletHub. File photo[/caption] Looking to flip a house in Boise? You're in luck — the City of Trees is among the best locations in the country for house flippers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The personal finance website rated Boise No[...]

Aug 7, 2019

She aims to build a ‘Village’ in Eagle. She’d need $20 million to widen Idaho 55 first

[caption id="attachment_235774" align="alignleft" width="300"] Owners of the parcel of land between Horseshoe Bend Road and Idaho 55 along Old Hill Road hope to develop a mixed-use community of businesses. The project would be similar to The Village in Meridian, but on a smaller scale. Photo by Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman[/caption] EAGLE — In the 1990s, Cindy Greco would visit her father in [...]

Aug 6, 2019

National study: Trader Joe’s boosts nearby home prices

[caption id="attachment_191241" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trader Joe's opened its first Idaho store in Boise in February 2014. Photo by Teya Vitu[/caption] A new national study of grocery stores' impacts on nearby home values found the biggest payoff in neighborhoods with a Trader Joe's. ATTOM Data Solutions, a property database company, found that the average home value near Trader Joe[...]

Aug 6, 2019

Construction begins on $45 million office building in Downtown Boise

[caption id="attachment_235709" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dignitaries applaud the start of construction on the 11th and Idaho building at a groundbreaking ceremony.Photo by Steve Sinovic[/caption] The Boise skyline will be changing as construction gets underway for what will be the newest office building downtown in years. The developer, Rafanelli & Nahas, hosted a ceremonial ground[...]