Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Idaho Falls REALTORS® and lenders recognized for helping homeowners

Ten REALTORS® and lenders in the Idaho Falls area are being recognized for their work connecting homebuyers with the affordable home loan programs offered through Idaho Housing and Finance Association. In the past year, REALTORS® and lenders in the area have teamed up with Idaho Housing to help nearly 1,100 homebuyers purchase their first homes, representing a $119 million investment in the community.

You may be able to lower your property taxes; apply by April 18

April 18 is the last day this year to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your 2016 property taxes. Those who qualify for Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Program can get property taxes on their primary Idaho residence and up to one acre of land reduced by as much as $1,320. The state pays a portion of the homeowner’s property taxes

Idaho Housing announces Finally Home! Homebuyer Education classes for spring and summer

Idaho Housing and Finance Association has announced the spring and summer schedules for its signature Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education course. Classes are now offered across the state in Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Moscow.

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

Over $130,000 donated so far to help nonprofits serve Idaho homeless in Avenues for...

Idaho Housing and Finance Association through its Home Partnership Foundation announced that more than $130,000 has been donated in its fifth annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge so far, with three days left for Idahoans to give. The online fundraiser allows businesses and individuals to support their favorite participating housing nonprofits through tax-deductible year-end donations.

34 Idaho nonprofits kick off Avenues for Hope to raise funds for homelessness prevention

Idaho Housing and Finance Association, through its Home Partnership Foundation, launches its signature Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge for Idaho homelessness prevention today to help over 34 nonprofits across the state. Donations to the nonprofits participating in the Avenues for Hope campaign help continue their daily work with the homeless and those in need of housing assistance in Idaho communities.

Idaho Nonprofits Ramp up for Statewide Homelessness Prevention Campaign to Start December 10th

Idaho Housing and Finance Association, through its Home Partnership Foundation, is launching the fifth annual Avenues For Hope Housing Challenge running December 10 through 31, 2015. The campaign will help 34 nonprofits across the state of Idaho raise funds to help the homeless and those in need of housing assistance.

LABRADOR ISSUES STATEMENT ON FEDERAL JUDGE’S RULING BLOCKING FEDERAL WATER GRAB

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson issued a temporary injunction blocking a controversial Obama Administration rule that would vastly expand federal jurisdiction by rewriting the four-decade-old definition of “navigable waters”under the Clean Water Act. The “waters of the United States” rule was scheduled to take effect today. The judge said the rule posed an imminent risk of irreparable harm to 13 states, including Idaho, which sought the injunction

Homeowners who rent out rooms, homes for temporary lodging must charge tax

As more homeowners rent out their homes or rooms in their homes to the public for temporary lodging, the Idaho State Tax Commission is reminding them that they need to charge tax on the accommodations.

Commission OKs Idaho Power proposal to operate its own demand response program

Idaho Power maintains it can operate a program at less cost and with better or equal results than has the third-party vendor that has been operating the program since 2009. The “Flex Peak” program, previously operated by EnerNoc Inc., provided financial incentive to large commercial and industrial customers to curtail their energy use during peak-use hours of the summer months.

You may be able to lower your property taxes; apply by April 15

April 15 is the last day to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your property taxes. Those who qualify for Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Program can get property taxes on their primary Idaho residence and up to one acre of land reduced by as much as $1,320.

Idaho housing nonprofits ring in the New Year with $273,000 in donations

Thousands of Idahoans will have access to safe, stable housing this year thanks to the Home Partnership Foundation and its nonprofit partners throughout the state. The Foundation’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge fundraiser will provide a $273,398 boost to 29 organizations that provide essential housing services throughout Idaho

Estimate your property taxes at tax.idaho.gov

Residents in 17 Idaho counties can estimate their 2014 property taxes by visiting the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website at tax.idaho.gov. The “Quick Picks” section on the home page links to a calculator that allows taxpayers to estimate what they will owe

More than 55,000 Idahoans qualify for Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction Program

According to AARP research, just under half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for this discount. That’s why the Idaho State Tax Commission and AARP Idaho want to make more people aware of the benefit that’s available to low-income seniors and others who qualify

Judge orders Mt. Home couple to file Idaho tax returns

BOISE, IDAHO — Jan. 16, 2014 — Fourth District Court Judge Lynn G. Norton has ordered a Mountain Home couple to file Idaho tax returns for six years in which their reported income totaled more than $360,000.

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