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The short end: abandoning the leasehold (access required)

It is a fear for many landlords when they decide to go into the rental property business: What happens if someone rents your property and then decides they want to break their lease early?  This is where things can get ...

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Apartment dwellers: How much would you pay for peace and quiet? (access required)

New luxury apartments in Minneapolis-St. Paul are glittery. They’re glossy. Some have in-house spas for both your spouse and your St. Bernard.In short, they have style to spare, and the price tag to match. But do they have the substance ...

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Affordable housing is in short supply around Idaho (access required)

Affordable housing is an issue in many U.S. cities, but it can be even more acute in areas considered “resorts.” Idaho is no exception. In Idaho cities, more than half of renters with incomes between $15,000 and $30,000 annually are ...

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Section 8 housing vouchers assigned to Boise apartments for the homeless (access required)

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority has assigned 40 Section 8 housing vouchers to Boise’s first apartment complex for the chronically homeless. The apartment project is scheduled to be built at the southeast corner of Fairview Avenue and 24th Street ...

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Think about cash management as you plan (access required)

As a business owner and specifically in the construction industry, you can never underestimate the importance of positive cash flows and good cash management. A number of businesses who are seemingly successful have struggled and ultimately failed due to poor ...

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Portland multifamily design work is waning (access required)

Portland architecture firms are facing a sharp downturn in multifamily housing work as the city phases in new inclusionary housing rules. The lack of design work for new apartment projects is just one unintended consequence of the city’s inclusionary housing ...

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In search of a painless parking solution (access required)

People drive to downtown Boise to work, one to a car. They park. They always have. They always will. Or will they? Sitting at a table seeking alternatives to the single-occupied vehicles streaming into downtown are Valley Regional Transit, the ...

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At some workplaces, cafeteria lunch is a perk (access required)

If “company cafeteria” conjures up an image of mystery meat and steam tables, you’re out of date. Many company cafeterias today stress healthy choices, and they promote their lunchtime options as an employee benefit. Albertsons’ Boise Café includes a wok ...

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WELL Building Standard aims to improve worker sleep, fitness (access required)

You may have heard of “sick buildings,” but one organization has designed a specification and certification intended to produce “well buildings,” or buildings intended to improve the health of the people living and working in them. Similar to LEED (Leadership ...

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