Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Treasure Valley housing market rebounding?

According to an article in the ID Statesman published today,

The number of homes sold in Ada County rose 12 percent last month, the second-largest increase from March to April in 11 years, the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service says. Sales in Canyon County rose 16 percent.

So, have we hit bottom then?

Read full story here.

Suburb in Germany bans driveways and garages...

If you ask me - that sounds a little extreme. Read full story here and then feel free to leave your $0.02.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A case of too many cooks?

It appears that there might be a reduction in the number of planning groups that operate in our area and make every decision as difficult as it can possibly be. ID Statesman has an article on how budget cuts might imply that some of these (what I have held for a long time to be quite redundant) groups may be done away with entirely while some (admittedly necessary ones such as COMPASS and Valley ride) will merge. Amen.