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Investment Market: A look back at 2013

Demand for quality investments picked up significantly in 2013, leading to transaction volume that was over double the total for 2012 and the highest it has been since 2007. Buyer and seller expectations are more closely aligned and properties that are priced fairly often receive multiple offers. Sellers are rarely considering low-bid offers as the market improves.

There is no shortage of qualified buyers in the marketplace and they are a healthy mix of local buyers and investors from outside Idaho.  However, limited supply of quality properties available for sale continues to challenge investors.
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Retail Market: A look back at 2013

Retail activity picked up significantly through 2013, with the most positive absorption occurring in the second half of the year. There was 517,000 square feet of positive net absorption for the year, slightly above the 10-year average, though down from 2012. Projected supply continues to tighten, dropping from 48 months in 2010 to 20 months at the end of 2013. Read the rest of entry »

Industrial Market: A look back at 2013

Despite a slow start in 2013, net absorption more than doubled in the latter half of the year. There was 695,000 square feet of positive net absorption in 2013, the most since 2006—a banner year for Boise’s Industrial market. Transaction volume was up nearly 10 percent from 2012 and vacancy steadily declined, falling to 8.2 percent, its lowest point since 2008. Read the rest of entry »