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Commentary: Healthy secondary market vital (access required)

BALTIMORE, Md. – What is the American Dream? For many, the fulfillment of the American Dream is homeownership. To that end, a healthy and accessible primary mortgage market is vital to the success of that dream. And an efficient secondary ...

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Struggling homeowners to gain rights under new Idaho law (access required)

Under an Idaho law that goes into effect Sept. 1, homeowners in default must receive more information than is now required. Under the law: • Lenders must notify borrowers in default that they may request a loan-modification review. • After ...

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Facing 40 percent vacancy rate, Plantation Shopping Center starts renovation (access required)

The owner of the struggling Plantation Shopping Center in Garden City has started a $2 million renovation of the 40-year-old complex. The project is slated for completion by mid-November. Rosen Properties, Bellevue, Wash., bought the center in November 2010 from ...

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15-year loans popular among refinancers in U.S. (access required)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Mortgage rates hit near record lows recently when nervous consumers and international investors rushed to buy United States treasury bonds. As a result, more people are moving to refinance. Roy Clennan, president of Colorado mortgage brokerage ...

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Boise Plaza receives LEED certification (access required)

  The owners of Boise Plaza say spending more now will translate into greater energy savings in the future.    Boise Plaza Owner and Director of Development at Rafanelli & NahasScott Schoenherr said the Boise Plaza has achieved LEED Gold certification. ...

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Boise planners adopt new software to speed up permitting process (access required)

 As a project manager at Boise architecture firm CSHQA, John Irvine knows how much paperwork is generated throughout the planning and permitting process for new buildings and developments.  “There are huge volumes of paperwork involved between the originals and all the ...

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Dispute scuttles plans to build new Nampa roundabout (access required)

Plans to build a roundabout in Nampa have been postponed indefinitely. Nampa Spokeswoman Sharla Arledge said the city was unable to reach a negotiated agreement with the property owner for right-of-way acquisition at Lake Lowell and Midland Blvd. The City’s ...

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Bishop Kelly H.S. construction: ‘We had to decide what was important’ (access required)

After years of fundraising and planning,  major campus expansion and renovations have kicked off at Bishop Kelly Catholic High School in Boise. The Student Commons Project includes construction of a convocation atrium and entrance plaza, high-tech multi-purpose room, and extensive ...

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Whole Foods construction timeline on schedule (access required)

Cash registers will be ringing at Whole Foods in Boise a little more than a year from now.  Rick Duggan, director of design and construction at Schlosser Development of Texas, confirmed that the project is going through the permitting phase, with construction ...

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Lots to consider while exploring stadium options in Boise (access required)

A group of Boise business and civic leaders will pay for a professional study to help determine the location of a new stadium. The newly founded Better Boise Coalition was formed after the city of Boise commissioned and received its ...

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