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Crapo, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Research, Development of Wood Building Construction in...

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to introduce the Timber Innovation Act – bipartisan legislation that would help accelerate research and development – and ultimately construction – of wood buildings in the United States. Specifically, this legislation would focus on finding innovative ways to use wood in the construction of buildings above 85 feet in height or roughly seven or more stories.

Idaho Power seeks prudency declaration on $33.5 million investment in energy efficiency

Idaho Power Company is asking state regulators to determine that $33.5 million of company investment in energy efficiency and demand-response programs during 2014 was prudently incurred. The application does not impact rates. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comment on Idaho Power’s application through June 24.

Spring Real Estate Market Increases Investor Interest In Mountain View Property Management Services

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - May 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the spring real estate market continues to boost certain types of home sales, investor interest has increased in Mountain View rentals (http://www.firststatewiderealty.com) and other Bay Area cities, according to professional property manager Jerry Garrity of First Statewide Realty

Recession Fears in Europe Leads US Investors To Flight To Quality Says Bay Area...

CUPERTINO, CA - May 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- News of weakness in the European economy and a U.K. double dip recession has caused U.S. investors to flee to quality in their investment decisions, according to Bay Area property manager

Cupertino Property Management Firm Says Low Vacancy Rates Increasing 2012 Investor Demand

CUPERTINO, CA - February 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Cupertino property manager Jerry Garrity of First Statewide Realty sees continued low vacancy rates in the Silicon Valley boosting investor demand in the region's real estate market.

Beaverton Attracts Commuters In Portland Real Estate Market Says Local REALTOR® David Somerville

PORTLAND, OR - February 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Portland REALTOR® David Somerville says the Beaverton suburb of Portland will continue to attract commuters in 2012 due to lifestyle and real estate values.

Foreclosure Inventory To Bring Out Bargain Hunters Says Meridian Real Estate Agent John Espinosa

MERIDIAN, ID - February 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Meridian REALTOR® John Espinosa sees foreclosure inventory of bank owned homes likely continuing to bring out bargain hunters through 2012, bringing with it exceptional prices.

$5,000 contributed to Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education Program from Bank of America

BOISE, ID - December 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education, Inc. (IPHBE, Inc.), today announced that its Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education Program has received $5,000 in operating support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Meridian Real Estate Fund Manager is Charged With Defrauding Idaho Investors

Boise, ID - October 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Idaho Department of Finance has filed a complaint in Ada County District Court against Sheila Lea Jones. Jones, owner of Vitruvian Investment Group, solicited investors to pool their money for investment into a real estate fund managed by Jones. The fund purportedly invested in short-term construction and development loans, as well as conventional real estate transactions including both commercial and residential loans. The defendant allegedly raised over $3.7 million from at least 40 investors and offered annual returns of 8 percent to 10.5 percent. The State’s complaint alleges violations of the anti-fraud provisions of the Idaho Securities Act and violations of the Idaho Financial Fraud Prevention Act. Vitruvian Investment Group filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in November 2008

First-time homebuyer education classes offered throughout Idaho Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education 2009 class schedule...

BOISE, ID - January 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes – valuable, informative classes designed to educate first-time homebuyers about the purchase of a home – will be held across the state throughout 2009

Idaho Housing and Finance Association welcomes Steven Keen to Board of Commissioners

BOISE, ID - December 29, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Steven Keen of Boise to Idaho Housing and Finance...

IHFA partners with United Way of Treasure Valley to help families achieve financial independence...

For many Idahoans, the dream of becoming financially independent may seem unattainable. But a new initiative will help qualified Idaho individuals and families do...

Investment Real Estate Company to Focus on Single, Net Lease Buyer

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrus Real Estate Group today confirmed it will voluntarily not initiate any new offerings of its tenants-in-common income-producing...

Boise natives say 12,000-square-foot home will be a haven for family

As a child, Darren Blaser rode four-wheelers, motorcycles and bicycles on the Foothills now covered by Quail Ridge subdivision.Kim Blaser, his wife, grew up...

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Boise natives say 12,000-square-foot home will be a haven for family

As a child, Darren Blaser rode four-wheelers, motorcycles and bicycles on the Foothills now covered by Quail Ridge subdivision.Kim Blaser, his wife, grew up...

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Risch, King Bill to Protect Energy Infrastructure Secures Western Governors’ Association...

U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today announced that the Western Governors’ Association, a bipartisan group of 19 governors from Western states and 3 governors from Western U.S. territories, has endorsed the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by the Senators earlier this year, seeks to protect America’s electric grid from cyber-attacks. The WGA expressed their support in a letter earlier this month to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Energy.