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Homeownership More Common Among Single Women Than Single Men

In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership, according to new data from online loan marketplace LendingTree. “This trend may be somewhat surprising, given the average woman in the U.S. only makes 80 ...

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BSU acquires land south of campus (access required)

Boise State University closed out 2018 with the acquisitions of two parcels of land in an area that the school has eyed for a new baseball stadium. In a Dec. 21 news release, the school said it purchased a surface ...

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Lava Hot Springs facing housing shortage for locals

LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) — It’s well documented that the housing market in southeastern Idaho is booming, with home prices soaring. Nowhere is this more true than in Lava Hot Springs, where houses are being bought up before they’re ...

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Health care, schools top finance-heavy agenda in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering ...

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Growing Nevada marijuana sales near $42 million in October

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New numbers show Nevada marijuana sales are continuing to grow. The Nevada Department of Taxation announced Monday that Nevada had nearly $42 million in marijuana sales in October, which generated $8.24 million in tax revenue for ...

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A look at some of the biggest Idaho stories of 2018

With tax cuts, hunting scandals, a mass stabbing and a battle for health care, it’s been a busy year for Idaho. A look at some of the biggest stories that changed the state in 2018: A NEW GOVERNOR Idaho voters ...

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Ada County home sales drop, prices rise in November (access required)

Fewer single-family homes sold in Ada County in November compared to a year ago, and the average residential sales price is up. This continues October real estate trends, according to a new report by Boise Regional Realtors. The trade group ...

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The year in review: Technology (access required)

Growth in Idaho’s, particularly Boise’s, technology startup community, was a major theme in 2018, according to industry watchers. “2018 was a milestone year for the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Tiam Rastegar, executive director of Trailhead, the downtown Boise coworking space. Rick ...

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US pending home sales slipped 0.7 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices continued to squeeze would-be buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its pending home sales index ...

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