Idaho Power’s annual adjustment mechanisms result in average 3.77 percent increase

Rates for Idaho Power Company customers will increase by about 3.77 percent June 1. Rates go up or down every June 1 as part of the company’s annual Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) and Fixed Cost Adjustment (FCA).

Housing and Homeless Roundtable Members Partner To Create Two Housing First Projects

Two major initiatives that could provide up to 40 new units of permanent supportive housing to those in the community experiencing chronic homelessness were announced today by members of the Roundtable on Housing and Homelessness

Idaho Housing’s Home Partnership Foundation to award $145,000 to nonprofits serving homeless Jan. 20

Idaho Housing’s Home Partnership Foundation is awarding grant prizes totaling $145,000 to nonprofits in the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge on Wednesday, January 20. Representatives from nonprofits attending the Boise event will be available for interviews to speak about their plans to help their communities in 2016, and Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing, will award grant prize funding at 10:30 a.m

Rates for Rocky Mountain Power customers could increase 3.9% with proposed cost shift

Rocky Mountain Power is asking state regulators for authority to shift variable net power supply costs from a temporary rate mechanism into permanent base rates. If approved, the shift would result in an average 3.9 percent increase to base rates, 2.7 percent for residential customers. The monthly bill for a residential customer using the company’s average of 801 kilowatt-hours per month would increase by about $2.35

2015 Point-In-Time Count Shows Homelessness Numbers Remain

Idaho Housing and Finance Association releases its 2015 findings from the annual Idaho homeless Point-in-Time Count, which took place this past January 28, 2015. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires an annual count of sheltered individuals and a biennial count of unsheltered individuals in order to receive federal funding to aid the homeless. Idaho Housing and Finance Association works with service providers and volunteers around the state to coordinate and conduct the annual count

Idaho home price growth outpaces most of the nation

The prices of existing single-family homes in Idaho rose 9.6 percent in the past year, according to data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released Tuesday. Idaho had the 13th-highest rate of appreciation from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013, according to the FHFA’s House Price Index. Nationally, home prices jumped 8.4 percent over the same period

Idaho home price growth outpaces most of the nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The prices of existing single-family homes in Idaho rose 15 percent in the past year, according to data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released Thursday. Idaho had the fourth-highest rate of appreciation from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013, according to the FHFA’s House Price Index. Only Nevada, Arizona and California had higher rates. Nationally, home prices jumped 6.7 percent over the same time period.

Avista seeks both gas, electric rate decreases

August 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking comments on four Avista Utilities applications that, combined, would decrease natural gas customer rates by 8 percent and electric rates by about 2 percent.

Christina Ethridge, of The Ethridge Group Launches New Short Sale Service for Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, ID - March 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Christina Ethridge is CEO of The Ethridge Group based in Coeur d'Alene and just announced an exclusive new short sale service designed to help homeowners who owe more on their home than it's currently worth.

Idaho Homeless Numbers Decrease Six Percent

BOISE, ID - July 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A statewide count of homeless persons in Idaho conducted by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) and regional housing coalitions, indicates there are 2,199 homeless in the state, over a six percent decrease from the 2,346 registered last year.

IHFA announces record low interest rate of 3.75%

BOISE, ID - October 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Idaho Housing and Finance Association today announced a 30-year fixed interest rate of 3.75%, the lowest rate in IHFA’s history. This low rate provides opportunity for qualified homebuyers who can choose from FHA, VA, and RD loan products that best meet their needs. Potential homeowners can visit, our homeownership resource center, to check their eligibility for a loan.

PUC approves part of efficiency services rate request

July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State regulators have allowed Rocky Mountain Power to increase its “Customer Efficiency Services Rate,” from 3.72 percent of customer bills to 4.72 percent effective July 1

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

Are Idaho foreclosure rates slowing?

Rates increased only 6 percent in December, but a real estate agent warns the problem is worse than we think The number of foreclosures in...

Increased housing concerns statewide create demand for free housing counseling program in Idaho

As the rates on many adjustable-rate mortgages continue to increase, many Idaho homeowners may realize they cannot keep up with their rising house payments....


Deadline to intervene set in case involving proposed sale of Eagle...

State regulators have set a deadline for parties seeking to intervene in a case involving the proposed sale of Eagle Water Company to Suez Water Idaho. The proposal, which requires the approval of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, calls for a purchase price of $10 million as well as significant rate increases for the approximately 4,200 customers of Eagle Water