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Realtors try to get people in the mood

Selling is as much about psychology as it is about the product or price. Whether it was intended or not, the St. Charles County Association of Realtors’ recent news conference about the state of the real estate market in St. ...

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When should I buy?

When my husband and I started to consider the possibility of buying our first home last September, we consulted a mortgage banker. The advice we received was: “Hurry! Buy now! The tax credit will not be extended and interest rates ...

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Idaho developer takes insight to D.C.

Testifying before two U.S. House of Representatives committees Feb. 26, an Idaho developer urged for government action to help loosen the credit markets. David Turnbull, president of Eagle-based Brighton Corp., told the House committees on Financial Services and Small Business ...

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Southeast Idaho gets taste of foreclosure ills (access required)

When it comes to home foreclosures, southeast Idaho is no Treasure Valley. In Ada County, one in every 29 homeowners received a notice of default on a home loan in 2009 – that’s 3.4 percent. In Bonneville County (southeast Idaho’s ...

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Ballard named as best real estate lawyer

Hawley Troxell partner Brian L. Ballard has been honored by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal profession, as the “Boise Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2010. Ballard’s practice focuses on real property and land ...

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US Commercial real estate dilemma

The Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Price index has been released showing the number of transactions in December were the greatest increase on record. The Index climbed 4.1 percent from November, the second straight monthly increase, Moody’s said today in a report. ...

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Commentary: What is ‘actual cash value?’

Focus on Insurance Every homeowner’s and business owner’s policy of insurance issued in Michigan provides that the insurer shall make payment of a property loss based on the “actual cash value” of the property. Some policies have defined actual cash ...

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UPDATED: Venga Ventures quits the flexible-use market  (access required)

In 2008, Meridian-based Venga Ventures entered the commercial real estate market with a splash. It offered up its own, creative version of executive office suites in a 16,000-square-foot building that was a temple to green building and sustainable use of ...

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