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An Eichler-inspired mid-century granny flat

Multi-generational family households are making a comeback. Now homeowners are creating a second dwelling unit on their property called an Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU.  In most residential properties, building code allows for it. Whether that unit is separate or ...

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Senior living developers describe a saturated market

Developers of senior housing describe a saturated market in much of the Treasure Valley. Jeremy Garner, president of Veranda Senior Living, said several new providers – many without experience – have entered the local market to serve the seniors expected ...

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Limit your liability with condo projects (access required)

I have noticed a recent uptick in questions from my clients about steps that can be taken to limit their potential liability associated with either designing or building condominium projects. These questions are spurred by an increasing market for condos, ...

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With Ada County’s growth, increased rents and property values are a certainty (access required)

Ada County population and employment growth continue to call for more housing. Valbridge Property Advisors report that there are over 2,000 multi-family developments under construction and another 3,000 in the planning process. Boise is the fastest growing city in America; ...

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Rentals are now all the rage (access required)

photo of townhomes for sale

Remember the apartments of yore? Well, now they are typically called multi-family residences, and these days they come in all shapes and sizes. While developers are still building large structures with 50 or 100 or more units, more common are ...

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The Fowler apartment building: A photo gallery (access required)

The Fowler is a project of Local Construct, a construction company based in southern California that entered Boise in 2012 with a partnership to develop the historic Owyhee Hotel into apartments, retail and office space. The Fowler is the company’s ...

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