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FHA moves to decrease its mortgage market share (access required)

The Federal Housing Administration did its job, officials say. When no one could get mortgages after the housing market crashed, home buyers came to FHA, and FHA got the qualified ones mortgages. The market share of federally insured home loans–those ...

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Idaho Falls home sales still falling (access required)

The behavior of the Idaho Falls area’s housing market has been relatively independent of the U.S. economy’s rise and fall over the last seven years – especially compared to the market in Ada County. 2005 produced the period’s second lowest median price in Bonneville ...

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Meridian hires Chatterton as community development director (access required)

The City of Meridian has named Bruce Chatterton to the new position of community development director.  He oversees the Planning and Building Services departments, and is involved with economic development.   Mayor Tammy de Weerd said work on creating the new ...

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Panel rejects Dunkley Music building as a potential convention center site (access required)

A proposed new Boise convention center won’t be located on a two-block stretch along Capitol Boulevard after Greater Boise Auditorium District board members excluded the site in a March 19 meeting. Board members voted unanimously to scrap the site, which ...

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Eighth & Main tenants announced (access required)

The planned 16-story Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise has more than half its space spoken for following the announcement of five new tenants. The 280,000-square-foot building, announced last fall with Zions Bank as anchor, also will house Ruth’s ...

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CCDC board approves new garage system operator (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. board has approved a contract with Ampco System Parking to operate the Boise urban renewal agency’s six downtown garages. Ampco will take over April 1 from Republic Parking Northwest, which has operated the garages since ...

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Downtown Boise deli closes (access required)

The Gandolfo’s Deli in Boise’s 8th Street Marketplace closed March 7, leaving only two of the sandwich chain’s franchises in Idaho. Ephraim Greenwall, owner of the 8th Street Marketplace, confirmed that the Gandolfo’s is no longer on a lease in ...

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Sorenson Communications to hire 300-plus in Meridian (access required)

Sorenson Communications plans to eventually employ more than 300 people in Meridian, where the company leased just more than 25,600 square feet in Silverstone Plaza, 3405 E. Overland Road. Move-in is planned for May. Salt Lake City-based Sorenson provides video ...

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Grocery industry gets jump on anticipated demand (access required)

Several grocery chains are expanding in the Treasure Valley this spring, the first such expansion in about a decade. WinCo Foods recently expanded stores in Nampa and Boise. Rosauers is finishing a store in northeast Meridian, and Fred Meyer is ...

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