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Signs in front of houses in newly constructed housing developments advertise whether homes have been recently sold or are still available. Shown here, a recently constructed house is pictured in Meridian on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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Housing sales are still robust in the Treasure Valley even as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts daily life, writes Idaho Press reporter Thomas Plank. But real estate agents are looking at the next few months with optimism and apprehension, as no one is quite sure what will happen next.

According to the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service, both Ada and Canyon County are still seeing higher numbers of homes sold for the year to date than in 2019, with 10% growth in total home sales, with 411 more new and resale homes sold from January to April in 2020 compared to 2019.

You can read Plank's full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up today's edition of the Idaho Press; it's on the front page.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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