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Commentary: Empty field labeled ‘attractive nuisance’

By Pat Murphy Perhaps property owners should just hand over their wallets. They might as well if they’re going to be liable for injuries suffered by every child trespasser who takes a tumble in an empty field. On Jan. 21, ...

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No immediate plans for former Jackson Elementary School site (access required)

The Boise School District has no immediate plans to demolish the former Jackson Elementary School site, even as it reconfigures where one of its programs will move this fall. The 9-acre site at 334 S. Cole Road is home to the ...

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Commentary: New rules for mortgage loans

Thomas L. Wolf It is widely accepted that the recent real estate collapse was primarily due to lenders reducing, or disregarding the standards relating to home mortgage qualifications. Exacerbating these issues was having these same lending institutions bailed out, closed ...

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Diamond Rental closes Boise location

Diamond Rental has closed its 12,000-square-foot branch at 627 N. DuPont Ave., Boise. The branch rented party and event supplies. Rick Rutherford, general manager of the company’s party division, said the location saw progressively lower pricing in a market where ...

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Idaho is among top ten states for foreclosures

Idaho’s foreclosure rates last year put the state among the Top 10 nationwide. The RealtyTrac Year-End U.S. Foreclosure market report, released Jan. 13, said almost 3 percent of all the housing units in Idaho received at least one foreclosure filing ...

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Commentary: Let’s make a deal is key concept

Phil Hardwick The other day I was talking with a CEO who had moved his rather large business (over 200 employees) from downtown to the suburbs. There were many factors involved, he said, but the thing that made the decision ...

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