Sunday, December 03, 2023


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Updated 2 weeks, 2 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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Shadow demand

Home Buyers are ready to pounce at any opportunity. One mortgage lender’s perspective is there is so much pent-up demand that is simply waiting for any break i…

Updated 6 months ago
Plant Notes: Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor) creates a truly dramatic display when in bloom. From June to July this multi-stemmed North American native shrub is covered i…

Updated 6 months ago
Marty and Max: VA loans among products offered by Mountain West Bank branch in Wallace

Mountain West Bank, a division of Glacier Bank, is making its mark on Wallace and the greater Silver Valley with the opening of its new branch, providing perso…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Glory Days

Last weekend I flew to Dallas for my daughter's MBA graduation at Southern Methodist University. I came in a day early for a little gathering. The Dallas roo…

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Shoshone County's April market update

In the Coeur d’Alene MLS Market, which includes Shoshone County, from the Year over Year Comparison Report all active residential listings during the month of …

Updated 7 months ago
Marty and Max: Got wetlands?

A friend of mine came to me recently and told me the property they bought over a year ago was mostly covered with wetlands. Urgent questions followed: “Are the…

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: The changing face of Idaho's housing crisis

Sellers loved out-of-state cash buyers swooping in to outbid the locals. Currently, prices are at a point where it is impacting our jobs.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
MALLOY: NRA not backing away from guns, or Trump

If the National Rifle Association’s annual convention is an indication of where Republicans are in presidential politics, the party’s nomination practically is…

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Is now a good time to buy?

Nationally we were expecting that this would finally be the week that inventory started rising across the country for the spring buying season. But instead, in…

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Ferns are primitive plants that do not produce flowers or seeds.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Passing the buck

To pass the buck means to avoid responsibility or blame for something by passing it on to another person, or to let another person do something you were suppos…

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
MALLOY: Fulcher says ‘deep state’ out to get Trump

Crickets. That’s the extent of what we have heard from the three senior members of Idaho’s congressional delegation immediately following the indictment of Pr…

Updated 8 months ago
Marty and Max: You deserve better

Too many times I am searching properties for a buyer and after narrowing my search, I find several that seem to be perfect. The listing caption reads “MUST SEE…

Updated 8 months ago
MALLOY: Spending cuts alone won’t solve deficit crisis

For the 30 years that Sen. Mike Crapo has been in Congress, he’s tried just about everything to bring federal spending under control, and yet it keeps getting …

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Easements and adverse possession

Do you understand how easements work in Idaho?