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Housing market deals blow to apartment market (access required)

Just three years ago, if someone wanted to buy a home for less than $120,000, he or she would have had about 50 homes to choose from in all of Ada County. These days, a buyer in the same price ...

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The move-up tax credit is pointless

This story from the Associated Press a couple weeks ago doesn’t surprise me. To summarize, it says the $6,500 tax credit offered to move-up homebuyers is not working. One of the big reasons is that in order to buy new ...

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Title Track: New rules for real estate closings

Recent changes by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act have brought speculation concerning whether the changes truly will benefit consumers. RESPA, a consumer protection statute originally passed in 1974, benefits mortgage ...

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Sports bars find fans in down economy (access required)

Bobby Do is looking for some new customers. His 7-year-old Japanese restaurant, Ichiban, has the older crowd in hand, but with the economy, he lost most of his banquet hall-renting crowd. So he thought about the crowds he sees walking ...

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