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Swiss bank working on Tamarack land lease

UPDATE – Idaho officials said a Credit Suisse Group-led lender consortium is among those working to help cover Tamarack Resort’s tardy lease to use state land, as jockeying over the failed Idaho ski area’s future continues. No agreement is finalized, ...

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Commentary: All stimulus is local

Stephen LeDoux PORTLAND, Ore. – President Obama recently told the New York Times that one thing he has learned on the job is that there is no such thing as a “shovel ready” project. Hence, there is a long delay ...

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Real estate broker commissions at lowest percentage of GDP since 82

The third quarter GDP growth of 2 percent holds little good news for real estate brokers. Brokers’ commissions as a percentage of GDP are at the lowest levels since 1982, according to figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Sales ...

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Idaho’s Silver Mountain resort for sale

Oregon window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen has put several Northwest destination resorts up for sale. The privately held company based in Klamath Falls declined to comment about why it is selling some of the best-known resort properties in the region, ...

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Home foreclosure auctions likely won’t be affected in Idaho (access required)

While some states are calling off home foreclosure auctions as lenders review paperwork that may be flawed, Idaho won’t likely be affected. In Maryland for instance, 70 percent of scheduled auctions for foreclosed homes at three Towson-based auction houses were ...

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Commentary: When is an encumbrance not an encumbrance? (access required)

By William V. Hovey and Michael Pill BOSTON, Mass. — Just because a document is recorded in the Registry of Deeds does not mean it is an “encumbrance” on “title” to real estate within the meaning of G.L.c. 93, §70, ...

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Downtown Meridian real estate parcel closer to being developed (access required)

A prominent piece of downtown Meridian real estate is one step closer to being developed. Construction of a 16,000-square-foot office building on a former industrial and residential parcel near 200 E. Broadway Ave. could go out to bid in early ...

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Growing number of title clouds causing headaches (access required)

Barbara L. Jones MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – There’s more talk about the side effects of the real estate crash than there are nails on sale at hardware stores. The ensuing litigation is hammering the courts, as well. As the market has ...

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