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Home shoppers in Boise and beyond move outward from the suburbs (access required)

Forty-one straight months of inventory declines and housing price gains are prompting buyers to expand their home search beyond their immediate metro markets to under-the-radar secondary markets such as Boise, according to a new report by realtor.com, a leading online ...

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Panel: Affordable housing is critical to economic development

Much-needed workers are turning down jobs in Burley because they can’t find affordable housing nearby, says Jan Rogers, chief executive officer for Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho. Rogers spoke at the Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s Conference on Housing and ...

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CMBS loan delinquencies plunge (access required)

The delinquency rate for U.S. real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities dropped for the eighth straight month in February. The CMBS loan delinquency rate fell to 4.51 percent, a decrease of 32 basis points from January, and the lowest ...

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Roundup 3.2.18 (access required)

Guaranteed Rate, Inc. leased 2,306 square feet at 873 E. State St. in Eagle. Jamie Anderson and Scott Feighner of Colliers International represented the landlord. IHC Specialty Benefits Inc. expanded its lease by 1,566 square feet at 1755 N. Westgate ...

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Redfin Housing Demand Index starts year in high gear (access required)

The Redfin Housing Demand Index began the year strong at 130.5 in January, up 0.5 percent month over month according to Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting home tours remained unchanged from December to ...

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US pending home sales slump 4.7 percent in January

The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell 4.7 percent in January to its lowest level in more than three years, due to a lack of homes for sale, higher prices and rising mortgage rates. The National Association ...

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National conference to focus on cities of the future

Participants from academia, architecture, planning, real estate and government are invited to gather in Portland for the inaugural Urbanism Next Conference at the Oregon Convention Center next month. Urbanism Next is a University of Oregon research initiative focused on understanding ...

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US home prices jump in 2017 at fastest pace in 3 ½ years

U.S. home prices rose at the fastest 12-month pace in more than three years in 2017, as potential home buyers fought over a limited number of available properties. Standard & Poor’s said Feb. 27 that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national ...

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Requirements rollback may make getting appraisers easier (access required)

The Appraiser Qualifications Board, the national organization that governs the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, is rolling back a requirement that appraisers must have four-year college degrees. Idaho real estate professionals hope that will make it easier to get timely ...

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