Real Estate

US homes sales improved in June, best pace since early 2007

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
Home for Sale

By Josh Boak/AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes in June, the fourth straight monthly gain as the sales rate reached its highest level in more than nine years. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 1.1 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate
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Montana lender that aids Idaho businesses changes its name

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
Various government and company representatives broke ground on the Golden Valley Natural plant in Shelley in April 2014. The plant worked with Montana & Idaho CDC to obtain needed financing. (Photo by Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal MISSOULA — A Montana company that has helped struggling Idaho projects find millions in financing changed its name on June 6. Montana CDC is now called Montana & Idaho CDC. “Changing our name to Montana & Idaho CDC shows our commitment to helping nearly bankable Idaho businesses the same way
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US homebuilder sentiment rises in June

Jun 16th, 2016 | By
Home for Sale

By Alex Veiga/AP Business Writer U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects this month than they have since the beginning of the year. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose two points to 60. That’s the highest reading since January. Readings above 50 indicate more builders
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US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins

May 31st, 2016 | By
Home for Sale

By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven’t thwarted sales. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.4 percent in March compared with a year earlier, according to a report released
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