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Canyon County REALTORS® to be recognized at IHFA luncheon

BOISE, ID - November 4, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- During a REALTOR® Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 3, Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) will honor 14 Canyon County REALTORS® and real estate companies who helped homebuyers utilize its IdaMortgage Home Loan program this past year. These REALTORS® represented 131 buyers who purchased their homes with IdaMortgage home loans in the last two years—for a collective total of more than $13.06 million in loan reservations

$60,000 grant helps 261 Idaho families become homeowners

September 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The federal homebuyer tax credit made homeownership more affordable for families across the country, but an important local partnership benefited Idaho homebuyers even further. IdaMortgage and the Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), partnered with the Ada County Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) to make homeownership even more attainable to Idaho homebuyers through a program called Welcome Home Idaho. More than 1,300 homebuyers utilized IdaMortgage’s Tax Credit 2nd Loan, which helped borrowers monetize up to $7,000 of the federal homebuyer tax credit up front for use on down payment or closing costs.

The Whitman receives excellence award from Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

BOISE, ID - May 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Housing Company (THC), brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, recently received a Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for the Whitman in Pocatello. The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, which celebrates the best in affordable rental housing development, awarded the Whitman an honorable mention in the rural housing category. The project was selected as a winner from among 40 applicants from 22 states for six separate categories

Persistence and help from an experienced IHFA housing counselor

EAGLE, ID - May 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- It’s a story heard more and more often in these economic times. Responsible homeowners who would never have dreamed that they wouldn’t be able to make their mortgage payments are now receiving foreclosure notices due to the tough economy. Bill Laubner of Eagle, Idaho was one such homeowner. Although he was responsible about his home purchase – putting 25% of his home’s value toward a down payment, reduction of income and the severe devaluation of his home took its toll and made it difficult to maintain his mortgage payments. Although Laubner attempted to work with his lender, he didn’t qualify for their programs

$4.4 million in funding will aid Idaho’s homeless Recent count identifies nearly 2,000 Idahoans...

BOISE, ID - May 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Homelessness. The word alone does little to explain how it affects individuals, families, and communities. Nearly 2,000 Idahoans – 24% under the age of 18 – were identified as homeless during the annual homeless Point-In-Time Count, conducted statewide on Jan. 28, 2009.

$13.5 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds awarded to Idaho communities to stabilize neighborhoods and...

BOISE, ID - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Idaho communities feeling the effects of foreclosures in area neighborhoods will benefit from funding recently awarded by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). IHFA, the administrator of the program, has conditionally awarded $13.5 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to help Idaho communities facing increased numbers of foreclosed and abandoned homes.

Area REALTORS® to be recognized at IHFA luncheon Wednesday

CHUBBUCK, ID - April 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — IdaMortgage, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, will honor more than 70 Pocatello area REALTORS® who have represented IdaMortgage home loan buyers during an upcoming REALTOR® Appreciation Luncheon in Chubbuck. In total, these REALTORS® have represented 562 buyers who purchased their homes with IdaMortgage home loans totaling more than $57 million collectively.

Affordable senior housing available in Caldwell

CALDWELL, ID - January 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Although times may be tough economically for many Treasure Valley residents, there is an affordable housing option available for seniors.

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...

New Home Partnership Foundation, Inc. created to assist with Idaho’s growing housing needs

Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) has created and launched the Home Partnership Foundation, Inc., an independent 501(c)3 organization that will help Idaho communities...

IHFA distributes $2.56 million in Continuum of Care grants statewide to help homeless

Homeless persons across Idaho will continue to have access to essential services through a grant distributed by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). IHFA...

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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.