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Commentary: Analyzing collateral and why banks need it

by Gary Babbitt Although there is no comprehensive industry-wide data available to show what percentage of commercial loans made in the United States are backed by collateral, an educated guess would be that the majority of business loans made by ...

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J Crew confirms plans to open Boise store

A spokeswoman for J Crew confirmed the company will be opening a store in the Boise Towne Square Mall next year. An exact opening date wasn’t revealed at this time. Several attempts to reach the Boise Towne Square management offices ...

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Commentary: Flip this house: Spurned buyer seeks lost profits

Pat Murphy What a great way to make money! Buy an old house, fix it up, and then resell it for a tidy profit. Let the good times roll! Of course, the A&E reality show “Flip This House” well documents ...

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High court dismisses Wasden’s suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has dismissed Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s challenge of a new rental policy for hundreds of state-owned lakeshore lots. Wasden’s lawsuit sought to block the state from using a new formula approved by the state Land Board ...

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Welch Music to move Boise store (access required)

Cary Welch plans to move the Welch Music store in Boise from 8255 W. Franklin Road to 12516 W. Fairview Ave. in mid-January. He purchased the 5,000-square-foot space on Fairview from Fred Schuerman, who is overseeing interior build-outs. “On Franklin, ...

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Retailers, plaza owners break out of lull

Phoenix Fire Games owners pooled their money to open the Meridian store in early September after failing to qualify for bank financing for a second time in two years. “We decided we just didn’t want to wait any longer,” said ...

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Manufactured housing market sector mounts comeback

The combination of frugal buyers and affordable prices is spurring an increase in the sale of manufactured homes across the state. One of the busiest markets in the state for the manufactured housing market is the Treasure Valley. Through Nov. ...

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