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Commentary: Home ownership past, present and future

By Phil Hardwick It has been said that for there to be fundamental change in any industry there must be chaos or disruption. The housing industry is in disruption. So what fundamental changes are in store for housing, especially home ...

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Short-sale scam means losses for lenders

Since the homebuyer tax credit expired earlier this year, short sales have been one of the only tactics enticing people to buy a home in an otherwise grim market. And with any good thing in real estate, investors are looking ...

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Commentary: Pendulum has swung too far on underwriting

As summer comes to a close, there’s still plenty of sunshine, but it seems few rays of optimism in the housing market. Existing home sales in July were horrible. New home sales were also down. Unemployment remains stubbornly high as ...

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Idaho commercial market may be spared number of foreclosures (access required)

Recently, Idaho ranked as one of the top states nationwide when it comes to the number of foreclosure filings for single-family homes. However, some local real estate experts say the Treasure Valley’s commercial real estate market might not be affected ...

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Idaho ranks high in foreclosure filings

Historically low interest rates, combined with a large inventory of homes on the market priced to sell are three reasons why now is the time to buy a home. George Tallabas, an associate broker with Re/Max Advantage in Nampa, said ...

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Boise-area home prices decline in second quarter

Now is either the best or worst time to buy or sell a home in the Treasure Valley, depending on whether you’re a buyer looking for a bargain or a seller who’s been forced to list your home well below ...

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High vacancy rates positive draw to downtown Boise (access required)

It took only hours for Kacey Montgomery to find the ideal location to open a restaurant. It took two years before the space became available. “The location is huge,”  Montgomery said. At 215 North Eighth St., Matador joins a handful ...

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