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Idaho Airbnb hosts rake in $37.5 million (access required)

This is the first in a four-part series on Idaho’s gig economy.  Airbnb was a boon this year for Idaho residents trying to make extra money by renting out their homes, apartments or extra bedrooms on the website. The company ...

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Mortgage applications decrease nationwide after hitting 11-month peak

Across the country, mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from Jan. 11 to 18 after hitting an 11-month peak, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application ...

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Realtor.com: Boise a hot housing market in 2019 (access required)

The City of Trees just added another distinction to its growing résumé. Idaho’s capital city is among the top 10 “surprising housing markets poised to rule in 2019,” according to realtor.com. The roster was created after the real estate listings website ...

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Shopko gives up retail footprint in Treasure Valley (access required)

Barely a month into the new year, a major retailer already is calling it quits in the Treasure Valley. The parent company of the discount department store chain Shopko announced Jan. 16 that it has filed for bankruptcy and will close ...

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Round Up 1.25.19 (access required)

Gray’s Art & Framing, LLC renewed its lease of 1,022 square feet of office space at 6054 W. Clinton St. in Boise. Chris Pearson of Thornton Oliver Keller facilitated the transaction. Consolidated Electrical Distributors leased 8,727 square feet of industrial ...

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Affordable housing for seniors opens in Nampa (access required)

Treasure Valley senior citizens have a new, affordable housing option. Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp on Jan. 16 officially opened Colorado Gardens, a housing development for renters age 55-plus, located at 1007 S. Elder St. in Nampa. According to the ...

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LendingTree: Denver has most competitive housing market in U.S.

Looking for a home in Denver? Be prepared for fierce competition. According to an analysis from LendingTree, the Mile High City has the most competitive home buying market among major metro areas in the U.S. The online loan company ordered the ...

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Treasure Valley mayors: Housing not keeping pace with population, job growth (access required)

Despite a hot economy with steady increases in wages and employment, many Treasure Valley residents can’t keep pace with the rising cost of housing. That subject was front and center last week when mortgage lenders, realtors, housing advocates and business ...

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Zillow expands direct home purchase program to Portland, four other markets

Zillow, the online real estate and rental marketplace, will expand Zillow Offers to Portland, Oregon, and four other markets in 2019, citing strong demand for the direct purchase program. In addition to Portland, Zillow Offers will launch in Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, ...

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Washington Federal buys Bodybuilding.com building (access required)

Seattle-based Washington Federal has purchased a nearly 100,000-square-foot building within the Boise Research Park to expand its operational presence in the Treasure Valley and the state of Idaho, the bank announced. In a Jan. 8 news release, the company said ...

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