Wednesday, December 06, 2023


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Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Marty and Max: Is the market recovering?

The estimated single-family year-end inventory will be around 525k. Our normal inventory peak is in August, howeve…

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
COACHES: Teach mental skills as well

Students return to school soon. Fall sports begin, and millions of kids nationwide will be participating in fall sports programs. Coaches are busy teaching and refining multiple athletic skills necessary for their …

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
OPINION: Leadership choices as bad as they can get

Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher is a self-described optimist, but he has trouble putting a smiley face to what he’s seeing on the national level.

Updated 3 months ago
Marty and Max: Where is the market going?

Where is the market going and how will the year-end? Is the market going to crash? How will the market react to 7.25% rates or perhaps 8% rates? Will inventory…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
OPINION: Don’t be fooled by low jobless rate

An unemployment rate of anything under 3 percent is like music to a politician’s ear, especially to those lucky enough to sit in the Oval Office or a governor’…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Discussing housing shortages and potential solutions

Estimates for housing supply shortage range from 4-6 million homes. Other data suggests that only 23% of listings were affordable to households earning a media…

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
CULTURE CANCER: Is not Marxism

Brent Regan’s “common nonsense” goes too far with his conclusions that our liberal versus radical far-right “culture war” is a “Marxist revolution.” So much of his common sense is common imagination based on altern…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Mid-August market report

It’s mid-August and our team’s analysis is that since interest rates have remained at or above 7% for over two months, the data suggests that potential buyers …

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
OPINION: GOP’s outrage is Trump’s gain

Idaho Republican Party Chairwoman Dorothy Moon is fired up, and for good reason. At least, that seems to be the consensus of the party’s faithful.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Dam breaching: A debate without an end

When I came to the Idaho Statesman as opinion page editor in 1999, it was suggested that I read a special section that the editorial department did on dam brea…

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Unintended Consequences

Some would say there are three categories of unintended consequences. The unexpected benefit, which is a positive but unplanned outcome, The unexpected drawbac…

Updated 4 months ago
OPINION: Risch breaks with Trump on Ukraine

Don’t get Idaho Sen. Jim Risch started on Ukraine. On second thought, do. That is, if you want to see energy, passion and a dose of common sense. Risch, the ra…

Updated 4 months ago
Marty and Max: Facetious real estate terms

An amusing translation of real estate's many buzzwords and catchphrases.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
CLARK: Left-wing viewpoints?

A recent letter by Wylie Clark accuses The Press of “left-wing view points.” The writer suggests that the idea of a person who has “no experience in the job” and “isn’t really sure what the job entails” applies to …

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: How's the market doing?

The housing data reflects that the housing market is surprisingly resilient. Our crisis, however, is that there is not enough inventory, rather than not enough…

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Plant Notes: Snowberry

Waxy-white berries bunched on the ends of twiggy stems make winter the most conspicuous season for Snowberry, a deciduous North American native.