Housing Market
2:38 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Home Prices In Idaho Are Up 15 Percent, New Building Permits Above Average

Construction is underway and sold signs are posted at this south east Boise subdivision.
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho is one of five states that saw housing prices climb by more than 12 percent from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013.

In Idaho, home prices are up 15.1 percent over the first quarter of last year. But as the State Economic Monitor from the Tax Policy Institute points out, Idaho is among states that saw the sharpest decline in home prices during the recession.

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StateImpact Idaho
3:55 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Idaho’s Income Gap Continues To Grow

On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will release personal income data for 2012. In anticipation of that release, StateImpact Idaho pulled together personal income data going back to 1990 and compared it with the U.S. average. The data show a widening gap between Idaho and the country as a whole.

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11:13 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Rural Idaho Left Behind In Early Economic Recovery

New numbers out Monday show Idaho's rural areas experienced the post-recession years very differently from the state's cities. While places like Boise and Pocatello were on the mend, economic output in rural communities in Idaho declined.

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StateImpact Idaho
5:34 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Mountain West Recovery Outpaces Nation’s, Brookings Says

The Brookings Institution

Boise home values have improved by nearly five percent from their post-recession low.  That’s enough of an increase that a recent Brookings Institution report ranks the city first for its house price recovery.  StateImpact reported that finding early this week.

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StateImpact Idaho
1:28 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Boise’s Recovery Earns Strong Marks, But There’s A Catch

Demand for new homes in the Boise area improved this year as existing home prices began to rise.
Molly Messick StateImpact Idaho

Boise earned sixth place in a recent ranking of cities’ economic recoveries, a strong finish that’s based largely on improvement in local home prices.

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StateImpact Idaho
5:59 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Investors And New Homebuyers Square Off In Boise’s Fierce Housing Market

Molly Messick StateImpact Idaho

There’s something unusual happening in Boise.  While national figures show that the housing recovery is slow, at best, Boise is one of a few U.S. cities that have seen a fast run-up in demand, and prices.  Continue reading...

StateImpact Idaho
10:19 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Idaho’s Jobless Rate Dips Below 8 Percent

Job seekers talk with potential employers at a job fair in Meridian, Idaho.
Emilie Ritter Saunders StateImpact Idaho

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March dropped below 8 percent to 7.9 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that’s the first time the state’s jobless rate has dipped below 8 percent in more than two years.  Still, almost 62,000 Idahoans are out of work.