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Armory deal moves forward (access required)

The long-vacant armory in east Boise can now be a place of business, the latest step in a plan by the city that could lead to repairs and tenants for the Depression-era building. The Boise City Council on Oct. 23 ...

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Year-over-year home sales, prices increasing (access required)

The number of home sales dropped off as the summer came to a close this year, but residential real estate activity was significantly higher than it was in 2011, posting some of the strongest numbers since 2006. According to the ...

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US builders boost housing spending, cut elsewhere

U.S. builders spent more to construct homes in August, further evidence of a housing rebound. Still, the increase couldn’t offset cuts in public projects and commercial real estate. Overall construction spending dipped 0.7 percent in August from July, the Commerce Department ...

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Twin Falls’ Crossroads Point development stalls (access required)

When a groundbreaking celebration was held for the Heritage Building in June 2008, Dragt Construction had verbal agreements for leasing 60 percent of it. With a hospital planned for next door, professional office space within the 13,500-square-foot, Spanish Colonial building ...

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Southeast Idaho’s Horse Station selling real estate (access required)

The Horse Station at Cache Valley, an $80 million development in southeastern Idaho, is selling 100 acres of land that could become hotels, retail stores and condominiums in the horse-focused real estate project. The Horse Station will also have an ...

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Treasure Valley real estate trends are climbing (access required)

Real estate trends are painting an optimistic picture in the Treasure Valley. Recent changes to a federal refinance program helped boost Treasure Valley mortgage refinances more than 300 percent year-over-year in July, according to Pioneer Title Co.’s PTC Index. Overall, ...

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Public hearing set on future of Simplot house on the hill (access required)

A committee set up to decide how the state should handle its unused governor’s mansion will hold a public hearing on the matter Oct. 2. The bipartisan Governor’s Housing Committee will take testimony in Room WW55 of the Statehouse. The ...

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Why you shouldn’t pay down your mortgage faster

The impulse to pay off your mortgage more quickly than you need to is understandable, especially these days. Interest rates are near historic lows, so it’s possible to replace a 30-year mortgage with a 15-year loan and still afford the ...

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