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US home prices jump in 2017 at fastest pace in 3 ½ years

U.S. home prices rose at the fastest 12-month pace in more than three years in 2017, as potential home buyers fought over a limited number of available properties. Standard & Poor’s said Feb. 27 that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national ...

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Requirements rollback may make getting appraisers easier (access required)

The Appraiser Qualifications Board, the national organization that governs the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, is rolling back a requirement that appraisers must have four-year college degrees. Idaho real estate professionals hope that will make it easier to get timely ...

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Experts more pessimistic about U.S. housing market following new tax laws (access required)

New changes to U.S. tax laws led 41 percent of survey respondents to lower their long-term expectations for the U.S. housing market, according to the 2018 Q1 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted ...

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Roundup 2.23.18 (access required)

Chris Hansen, Inc. leased 3,000 square feet of industrial space at 300 Tech Lane in Caldwell. Bryant Jones, Mike Peña, and Lincoln Hagood of Colliers International facilitated the transaction. Fairway Independent Mortgage leased 1,200 square feet at 16130 N. Merchant ...

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Strong demand, tight inventory and unsatisfied millennials define today’s “State of the Housing Union” (access required)

Realtor.com has released its “State of the Housing Union,” which shows the strong U.S. economy and unprecedented housing shortage pressuring potential homebuyers striving to attain the American Dream. According to the analysis, strong buyer demand, constrained inventory, and ready-to-buy first ...

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Sales of US homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale. The National Association of Realtors said ...

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Redfin: Luxury home prices up 7 percent in the fourth quarter

Luxury home prices rose 7.4 percent year-over-year to an average of $1.76 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest luxury market report from Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The analysis tracks home sales in more than ...

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Pocatello oil and gas lease upcoming (access required)

The federal Bureau of Land Management is working on issuing an oil and gas lease on property near Pocatello later this year. The property is five parcels with 836 acres in all, about 50 miles east northeast of Pocatello in ...

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