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Fire damages lodge at premier ski destination in Idaho

04/19/2018 (AP) - A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in central Idaho. Sun Valley Resort's Warm ... worried about a prowler they say is breaking into homes, unplugging porch lights, and peaking into windows.

For More Affordable Homes, Move to the Middle

04/19/2018 The sharpest declines were in Idaho with a 12.2 percent fall in affordability, Washington with an 11.7 percent decline, and Nevada with a somewhat less drastic 6.5 percent decline. The greatest increase in affordability took place in the District of ...

Idaho Realtors endorse Brad Little

04/19/2018 Idaho Realtors promotes the business interests of its members, serving more than 8,700 real estate professionals and affiliate businesses in Idaho.

VIDEO: Tumbleweeds bury homes in the high desert of California and Utah

04/18/2018 COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On a crisp fall day in November 2016, tragedy struck the small community near Fernan Lake. The bodies of Misty Phelps and her two sons, 1-year-old Tristan and 2-year-old Riley Phelps, were found in her 2006 Ford Fusion submerged ...

Who will be Idaho's next governor?

04/19/2018 Alternatively, Boise businessman and real estate developer Tommy Ahlquist is trying to sell himself as the anti-Labrador, the political outsider. Ahlquist has claimed he is going to clean up shop, slash Idaho's budget by $100 million and block marriage ...

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Improving Real Estate

04/17/2018 Here are four ways AI is changing the real estate world: 1) Property Management AI has a role ... MFA in Creative Writing from the U of Idaho. Writes for PSafe, Upwork, First Page Sage, WeContent, IP.

University of Idaho students’ green shower prototype hopes to solve global water waste and energy issues

04/17/2018 And on Tuesday, their team of four – all University of Idaho students – presented a prototype to a ... one for portable use and the other for residential homes and RVs. Chad Vorse said that a newer version would be complete in the summer, and it ...

Boise, Idaho, Feels the Growing Pains of a Surging Population

04/15/2018 But when Ms. Johansen, who was renting her home, decided to buy a house earlier this year, the Idaho native was shocked. The median price of a single-family home in Boise’s Ada County had shot up to almost $300,000, well-above the $200,000 homes she ...

East Idaho family facing backlash for reportedly defacing Corona Arch

04/05/2018 An iconic natural arch near Moab, Utah, was vandalized last week, and photographs widely shared on social media have brought an Idaho Falls family and its ... Brad Kendrick, a former Ammon real estate developer who said he had purchased trailer hitches ...

6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

04/02/2018 Others (such as Idaho, which requires two courses totaling 90 hours) require a set number of hours of education. Contact your state's real estate commission for your state's requirements for licensing. Some real estate agencies have specific education ...

These small but affordable Garden City homes are being snapped up before they’re built

04/11/2018 Don Melendez, Idaho regional president for Wells Fargo bank, presented Compher with a $200,000 check to help homebuyers make down payments. The bank previously donated $4 million to NeighborWorks Boise to help 321 families buy homes, he said.

Boise, Idaho, to Launch Hefty EnergyBag Program

04/09/2018 In January, the city of Boise, Idaho, was awarded a $50,000 grant from Dow Packaging ... We know there is a lot of work to be done in responsibly managing what we generate in our homes, and this is a big step towards that end.” In addition to the ...

Airway Heights homes getting filtration systems

04/10/2018 Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 10th. COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Fire crews in Coeur d'Alene were working Tuesday night to extinguish a large fire near Prairie and Huetter. Firefighters were ...

Southwest Idaho gun dealer seeks bankruptcy protection

04/04/2018 The Idaho Statesman reports in a story on Wednesday that Boise ... A 25-acre lot could be the future site of 233 homes mixed with 70,000 square feet of commercial space. Linda Warner lives a stone's throw away from the development, and she's all for ...

Hail damages Bonneville County homes

04/08/2018 But it may take some time. "The crazy thing too on top of it is, it's also busy season for contractors so they're already working on houses, building new homes that's going like crazy in Idaho Falls so it's going to be hard to pull them off of other ...

A word with TJ Pierce of Mid Century Homes

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New homes will make this busy Boise intersection busier. Here’s how it may be rebuilt.

04/05/2018 Between 2011 and 2015, 112 crashes were reported there. That’s why ACHD and the Idaho Transportation Department are preparing to rebuild the intersection. It is now seeking public comments on three top designs that survived an initial round of public ...

Real estate agents receive awards: Cassill, Musick honored

04/04/2018 Earl Musick was also recognized at convention for his successful auction conducted for Ducks Unlimited in Idaho Falls United Country, Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate Services, can be contacted by phone at 208-983-0069 or by e-mail at admin@ ...

Trees take down power lines and damage homes

04/03/2018 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Trees were up against powerful winds. Customers were left without power when trees fell into power lines and homeowners were left with damage. "We had an outage of about 25 hundred customers, due to a tree that fell into ...

Nikkola letter: Idaho taxpayers

03/28/2018 Voters and taxpayers in Idaho need to know what the Senate Finance Committee ... and financial collapse that started in 2008 and caused a collapse of the U.S. real estate market, the U.S. economy and which spread to a global financial collapse.

Idaho Falls Assisted Living

03/26/2018 The median cost of Assisted Living in Idaho Falls for a single-occupancy apartment is $2,850/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Idaho funeral homes are becoming more like event centers

02/18/2018 TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Funeral homes are trying to shed their reputations as dark and somber places of the dead – by building party rooms where mourners can raise a glass, and their spirits, to celebrate the life of a loved one. Cremations, which are also ...

Zoo Idaho opens Saturday for 2018 season

03/26/2018 Zoo Idaho is getting ready to open its doors for the season on Saturday, March 31. This year you can go checkout several new exhibits. The zoo's bison, elk and pronghorn are a few of the animals who all have new homes. Construction on the new wetlands ...

Museum reports on it's 2018 Idaho Day celebrations

03/26/2018 Settlers were coming into the area, clearing land, preparing to build homes and start farms. This became the setting for an archaeology dig celebrating Idaho Day. The Idaho Legislature, in 2014, established an official Idaho Day to be observed each year on ...

Large lots planned for homes near Hidden Springs. What about the farm land?

03/26/2018 A group of Boise residents is circulating a petition to stop a proposal to build 1,800 homes on almost 1,000 acres west of Coles’ land and east of Idaho 55. The loss of prime agricultural land is one of the main objections the group has raised.

Idaho Power says solar panels could cost your neighbors. Does the claim hold up?

03/19/2018 Zack Waterman of the Sierra Club in Idaho said Idaho Power’s proposed rate class could stifle this innovation if it limits what these customers can do, inside their homes and off the grid. “Whatever the customer does behind the meter, whether it’s ...

Temporary workers visa program grows in western Idaho

03/23/2018 Caldwell Housing Authority also works with employers to ensure the guest workers leave Idaho and return to their homes once their contract is up. The farmer will tell the Caldwell Housing Authority the workers' last day of employment and schedule a move ...

Local group set to rent out six homes to low income families

03/18/2018 TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) There’s a few more housing options for low income families in the Magic Valley now. South Central Community Action Partnership said they will begin renting out six homes in the next month for families that make 80 percent or ...

When a loved one needs hospice, you’ll have new options in Idaho. Like a death doula.

03/21/2018 Idaho now has 50 for-profit hospices ... which brings therapists and other skilled services to people’s homes. Combined, she now has 96 employees, up from 48 in 2016. “Going in, we knew there were a lot of hospice companies in the community, but ...

Idaho has Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities from north to south

03/22/2018 Five Idaho cities made various Top 10 fastest-growing metropolitan ... Lewis said Mountain Home doesn’t have enough housing, especially affordable homes. Boise Valley Economic Partnership officials say the Treasure Valley’s continuing growth has ...

Where the New-Home Market Is Actually Rising

03/21/2018 Real estate professionals in several markets may want to consider ... Indeed, 20 states saw an uptick above 15 percent; 18 states posted a decline. During this time, Idaho saw the highest growth rate, posting a 101.6 percent increase in single-family ...

Homes for Sale: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

03/19/2018 Heavy demand and a rock-bottom level of for-sale homes, the report says ... and, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Idaho extends financial adviser contract on land dealings

03/20/2018 Idaho officials are extending the contract of a financial adviser assisting with reinvesting millions from the sale of commercial and residential real estate. The Idaho Land Board retained Callan LLC through June 2019 for $150,000 annually. "They've got a ...

Potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on real estate

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Sting makes it easier on disabled veterans to lease homes

03/10/2018 (AP) - Disabled military veterans in Washington state who use vouchers to pay rent will find it easier to lease homes thanks to a sting operation ... technology and aerospace manufacturers to northern Idaho by building a 245-acre tech park community.>>

Solar panels could save you money but cost your neighbors, Idaho Power says

03/19/2018 Zack Waterman of the Sierra Club in Idaho said Idaho Power’s proposed rate class could stifle this innovation if it limits what these customers can do, inside their homes and off the grid. “Whatever the customer does behind the meter, whether it’s ...

Idaho Legislature stands firm on home defense bill

03/14/2018 The Idaho House passed SB 1313 on a 54-12 vote Tuesday, with all 11 Democrats and one Republican opposing. It previously passed the Senate on a straight 29-6 party-line vote. The bill would make it so people in their homes, workplaces, businesses or ...

Homes evacuated for gas leak

03/12/2018 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho Falls Police reports officials have evacuated 12 homes on Brookside Drive in Idaho Falls. A gas leak was caused by a construction crew. Sunnyside Elementary is on notice but hasn't taken action as officials are trying ...

CMBS delinquency improvements reflected in Idaho, too

03/13/2018 The delinquency rate for real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in Idaho is mirroring that of the U.S. as a whole, dropping since last year, according to a local banking official. Though Zions Bank doesn’t make CMBS loans ...

This area of Meridian is on the verge of becoming the fastest-growing place in Idaho

03/12/2018 So have 2,100 new residential units, including single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and apartments, said Carl Miller, principal planner for the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, or COMPASS. North Meridian, another eight-square ...