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Sandpoint attempts to drive mixed-use projects (access required)

The northern Idaho city of Sandpoint wants to go further than most cities have gone to get people living downtown. A new zoning code would allow buildings over 35 feet in certain areas only if the building’s mass above that ...

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The Cliffs planned community sold to Boise for wildlife preservation   (access required)

Foothills land slated for a 1,300-home development has been sold to the city of Boise for wildlife preservation. The land is atop a plateau southeast of Boise often referred to as Hammer Flats. Ada County had approved plans for The ...

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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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