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Good Co. enters mortgage lending sector (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines Getting approved for home loan can often be a clunky and intimidating process. New Idaho mortgage broker firm Good Company Broker Club (Good Co.) is setting out to do something different and provide a better way for ...

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Average long-term mortgage rate falls a fourth straight week (access required)

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The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate declined for the fourth week in a row, a sign of relative stability that could potentially open the door for some prospective homebuyers to get back in the market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported ...

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Finance industry shifts to remote work (access required)

Finance industry shifts to remote work

Read More IBR Headlines The finance industry is in the midst of a transition to remote work. This shift has been driven by a number of factors, including advances in technology and changes in employee expectations. According to Holly Cook ...

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Wall Street falls ahead of mammoth week with Fed, earnings (access required)

Stocks are falling on Wall Street Monday ahead of a week full of potentially market-moving events, from decisions on interest rates around the world to earnings reports from the biggest U.S. companies. The S&P 500 was 0.7% lower in midday ...

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Average long-term mortgage rate at lowest level in 4 months (access required)

The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate fell to its lowest level in more than four months, giving some relief to homebuyers faced with higher prices for just about everything, including homes. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average ...

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2022 was slowest year for US home sales in nearly a decade (access required)

U.S. home sales tumbled to the slowest pace in nearly a decade as soaring mortgage rates and sky high prices in 2022 pushed homeownership out of reach for many Americans. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that existing U.S. ...

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How Idaho businesses can prepare for an economic downturn (access required)

Following a global pandemic, Idaho finance executives have redefined adaptability with warp-speed reconfiguration of capital investment plans. With a potential economic slowdown on the horizon in 2023, how can Idaho businesses prepare? Between supply chain stagnation, rapid inflation, rising interest ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Farm Credit stockholders vote to form new association in the West (access required)

Engage Technologies Group and APX Platform to merge

Stockholders of Northwest Farm Credit Services (FCS) and Farm Credit West have approved a merger of their associations to form AgWest Farm Credit — a $30 billion financial cooperative that provides financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial ...

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World Bank: Recession a looming threat for global economy (access required)

The global economy will come “perilously close” to a recession this year, led by weaker growth in all the world’s top economies — the United States, Europe and China — the World Bank warned on Tuesday. In an annual report, the World ...

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