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Highway 16 extension could stall without funding (access required)

Construction crews are hard at work in the early stages of building a bridge across the Boise River on Highway 16 west of Meridian. But when the $140 million project is finished in 2014, the build-out on the north-south highway ...

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Home sales still stronger than last year (access required)

July home sales in the Boise area fell from highs in June, but were still at their highest levels for the month since the housing peak of 2007. Last month, 167 new homes were sold in the Boise area, which ...

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Aviation housing development takes flight in Sandpoint (access required)

The homes planned for the SilverWing housing development in Sandpoint don’t have garages; they have airplane hangars. The 44-lot SilverWing stalled for several years during a dispute over Federal Aviation Administration rules. But its principal owner, Mike Mileski, said he ...

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Intersection work starts as compensation dispute continues (access required)

The Ada County Highway District has started work on a disputed roundabout at Eagle and Amity roads in southeast Meridian. Crews are clearing roadside obstructions and vegetation, and moving fence lines back from the road to create more room to ...

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Picking up a home in Walmart (access required)

Bargain hunters at the Garden City Walmart will soon be able to browse through lawn chairs, kitchen appliances and a house to put them in, all under the same roof. Tim Bassett will hold a ribbon cutting for his West ...

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Feds propose new mortgage disclosure rules (access required)

In an extension of its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage project, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new requirements for mortgage disclosure forms. The proposed new “Loan Estimate” and “Closing Disclosure” forms present the costs and risks of loans ...

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Southfork Landing loses part of its development to Boise County (access required)

The Southfork Landing development in Garden Valley is losing 61 parcels of land to the tax man after it failed to pay more than $60,000 owed to Boise County for back taxes. Boise County Treasurer April Hutchings said July 25 ...

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Idaho foreclosure drop outpaces that of nation

Foreclosure filings in the first half of the year fell by 10.6 percent nationally and 54.5 percent in Idaho, RealtyTrac reported. Other reductions from states where the housing market boomed previously included 61.2 percent in Nevada, 36.5 percent in Arizona ...

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Checking out the competition in the conference center market (access required)

Before he started building his conference center on Lake Coeur d’Alene last year, owner Duane Hagadone decided to see what kind of competition his business was up against. Hagadone, whose privately held Hagadone Corp. owns the Coeur d’Alene Resort and ...

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Apartment developers invest in amenities to lure tenants (access required)

The apartment market may be tight, but that doesn’t mean renters have lower expectations. In fact, they’re often higher these days, and developers are paying close attention. Sam Rodriguez, managing director of Mill Creek Residential Trust in Portland, Ore., said ...

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