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Idaho Falls to use eminent domain at 17th and Woodruff (access required)

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The intersection of 17th Street and Woodruff Avenue in Idaho Falls is the worst in Bonneville County, though not for much longer. Its redesign is scheduled for 2022. The Idaho Falls City Council voted on Feb. 25 to exercise its ...

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Roundup 3.2

Instant Equity leased 0.4 acres at 10249 W Fairview Ave. in Boise. Jason Knorpp of KW Commercial facilitated the transaction. Distribution Company leased 6,000 square feet at 2042 Century Way in Boise. Brad Shoebridge represented the landlord. Jason Knorpp of ...

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Karena Boesel joins Alliance Title & Escrow

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Karena Boesel has joined Alliance Title & Escrow as vice president & Ada County residential sales manager, based in the Downtown Boise office. She brings over 20 years of business development, public relations, and leadership experience to the organization. She ...

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Hold the presses: Boise’s rising rents rise again (access required)

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Once again, Boise has broken another housing record. This time, it is rent increases. Rents in Boise increased 1.8% month-over-month for February. Rents were up by 13.5% year-over-year, making Boise the city with the largest rent increase among the nation’s 100 ...

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Logan Christensen joins First Federal Bank

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First Federal Bank has announced that Logan Christensen has recently joined its team as a mortgage loan officer serving the Treasure Valley. He has experience originating conventional, VA, FHA, IHFA, RD and construction financing.

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Why 2021 will be a boon for rural land investors (access required)

2020 was a trying year for everybody. Businesses, investors and just ordinary citizens looked for certainties in a year in which everything seemed to unwind and spin out of control faster than ever before. Investors rediscovered a safe haven in ...

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BOMA: Most real estate markets rebounding from COVID (access required)

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The theme for this year’s symposium for the Idaho Building Owners and Managers Association was real estate: What the market is currently like and how the pandemic events of 2020 affected it. The symposium kicked off on Feb. 17 with ...

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What’s behind Boise housing prices? Not a lot of lots (access required)

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A lot of things are driving home prices up in the Treasure Valley. Anyone not hibernating in their basement for the last year knows that low supply and high demand are a big part of the current housing market; but ...

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Roundup 2.23

Fiiz Boise leased 1,800 square feet of retail space at 9651-9911 W. State St., Suite B, Building 1 in Star. Chase Erkins of Lee and Associates represented the tenant. Kelly Schnebly and Mallisa Jackson of Colliers International represented the landlord. ...

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Treasure Valley single-family homes continue torrid pace (access required)

Graph of the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate and the 10-year Treasury rate, showing the closing of the spread and the return of normal tracking behavior between the two rates. Image courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

The predictions we published at the beginning of the year are coming true about mortgage volumes and interest rates. Interest rates are creeping back up and mortgage application volumes have dropped off from their 2020 high nationally, though not regionally. ...

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