BUILD your Custom 5+ Acre Estate: Selkirk Meadows Acreage Prices starting at $69,000

Build Your Custom Estate

in Selkirk Meadows on approximately 5 Acres

Prices start at $69,900

Live, play, work, grow in Selkirk Meadows, a community which embraces ancient ideals:

Love for Nature and Respect for Neighbors.

Revel in panoramic Rathdrum Mountain views from any of the 30+ parcels in this well-planned development.

Community Mindset…Environmental Integrity.

  • First-Class Infrastructure includes
  1. all-underground utilities,
  2. low-fee hook-up for public water
  3. pre-approved septic.
  • Easy Access to equestrian activities, lakes, rivers, national forests, & city amenities.

Builder Packages available, or bring your own builder.

Prices Start at $69,900


Randy Oetken


Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty



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Posted on May 31, 2012 at 11:20 am
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North Idaho Real Estate: Search the MLS Now for 5 Acre Lots

Ready to Build your Dream Home on Acreage?

Find your slice of heaven!

Take advantage of historically low Real Estate prices this year.

Search the MLS for 5 Acre Lots in North Idaho!


+/- 5 Acre Parcels

Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden Lake, Rathdrum, Athol, Bayview, Harrison

Includes Short Sale & Foreclosure Properties!

Starting at $49,000

(as of March 30, 2012)

Interested in any of these 5 Acre Parcels?

Let’s talk Builders & Bankers!

Call Us Today!

Randy Oetken

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Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm
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Just Listed: Aspen Homes presents The Silver Creek to be built in Selkirk Meadows


to be built on

5.74 acres in new Selkirk Meadows

Pride of ownership starts at the curb in this distinctive home by Aspen.

Superior Curb appeal is Aspen’s Signature.

Handsome Timber, Shake & Stone accents echo North Idaho’s rugged, natural ethos.



2006sf      3BR/2BA

  • Single Level living    PLUS    2nd Level Bonus area
  • Spacious Kitchen with Island Breakfast Bar & Pantry
  • Open Great Room & Dining area
  • Master Suite featuring a large Walk-in Closet
  • Covered Front Porch
  • Attached 2 Car Garage
  • Possible additional Basement Option



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Posted on March 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Posted in $200K - $300K, Acreage, Aspen Homes, Build Your Custom Home, Craftsman, Curb Appeal, New Construction, Our Listings, Price Reduction, Pricing, Rathdrum, Rathdrum Listings, Selkirk Meadows, View Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

North Idaho Real Estate: Compare Then Save! Build Your Brand New Craftsman Home on 5 Acres in 2012

Let Joe the Builder

Build your Dream Home in 2012!

Imagine your BRAND NEW home on 5 Acres in Selkirk Meadows featuring that irresistible Craftsman curb appeal.

3BR/2BA , 1818 sq ft

4.9 Acres in Selkirk Meadows

Whopping List of Amenities:

Central Air Gas Fireplace Formal Dining room


Other lots and floor plans are available. Compare and save!

This Craftsman Style floor plan on A9 Flatwoods Lane:


What is a Craftsman Style home?

According to American Bungalow magazine, classic Craftsman homes usually have these features:

– street-facing gables with composition or shingled roofs

– wide overhanging eaves

-a deep porch

-dark wood paneling

-a large fireplace

-an arched opening that separated the living room and dining room

-built-in cabinetry in the dining room and kitchen

In addition, Craftsman homes are low-slung bungalows. Many of these homes make extensive use of local wood and stone to emphasize the importance of nature.

Arts and Crafts era charm…no remodeling required!

Classic Design, Current Amenities! This gorgeous Craftsman Style 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home will feature Fine finishes, the warm ambiance of Craftman design & Curb Appeal in spades!

Joe Rumore, President of JLR Developments, prides himself on the Quality and Energy Efficiency of every home he builds.

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Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty



New Construction in lovely Selkirk Meadows development. Gorgeous single level Craftsman Style rancher to be built on 4.9 acres. Includes granite counters, hardwood flooring, tile, gas fireplace, master suite, covered front porch and covered back patio. NIBCA Builder.


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Posted on March 28, 2012 at 11:46 am
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ON THE LEVEL: Finding Solutions for your Storage Needs

Here is another helpful and informative article from Hibbard Construction‘s Newsletter, “On The Level”

Is the solution to your storage problem consist of adding shelves, installing cabinets, and buying wardrobes and armoires?  Well that might be a temporary fix, but the best way to address your storage issues is when you are remodeling your home.

Adequate storage in the home has become a hot topic among designers and remodelers recently.  More and more clients are finding themselves squeezed into homes with smaller square footage and lacking adequate storage space for todays active family lifestyle.

Rest assured there are ways to gain extra storage space that you didn’t even know you had, and the cost of doing it wont break the bank!

Build High Ceilings

If you can’t build out, try going up! Tall ceilings can be used to gain more storage in several rooms. In your closets, higher shelves can be placed above your normal rod for items that are seasonal. Kitchens and Great Rooms can also benefit from higher ceilings because taller cabinets can be installed. Don’t forget the open area above the wall cabinets, which can house anything from a basket of books to speakers.

Add Space in the Walls

Have a recessed cabinet installed! Recessed cabinets are designed to fit between the 16” studs found in most homes. A recessed cabinet can be installed in just a few hours and designed to match the trim already in your home.  Recessed cabinets come in an array of types and styles. Price and quality of materials vary, but the goal is the same: Utilize that space inside your wall.

Add Storage Under the Stairs

If you have stairs, putting deep drawers or cabinet style doors on the side can help you get the most use out of an otherwise waste of space.  You will be surprised at the amount of storage available when you utilize this area.

Plan for Attic Storage

If you are going to have a steep roof or have one already, take advantage of this extra storage space. When you build, make sure the ceiling joists are sized large enough to carry any extra load created from your storage items. ONE TIP – If you install “real” stairs instead of pull down stairs, getting those Christmas decorations down every year will be much easier!

Create Built-in Seating

A mudroom is the perfect place for built-in seating. If you build the seating with a hinged top or deep drawers, you get the perfect place to store your shoes. In a bedroom, you have the perfect place to read a book and hide extra blankets at the same time.

Add an Island

Islands can be great in a kitchen for extra storage, but have you tried one on wheels? If you need more room in the kitchen, you simply roll it out of the way. Have you thought about an island in your closet? If you have a large walk-in closet, why not take advantage of that extra floor space? A small island makes a perfect place for extra storage and you may be able to free up some floor space in your bedroom by not having an extra dresser.

Don’t Skimp on the Garage

With the popularity of SUVs and mini vans, it is important you make sure your new garage will be big enough to hold the family car. For example, the GMC Yukon has a length of 198.9 inches and the Yukon XL has a length of 219.3 inches. If you plan on walking around it after you park, that garage had better be deeper than 20 feet.

An over sized garage will also allow for shelving units to be installed.  This will give you an abundance of storage for your seasonal decorations, camping equipment, and lawn and garden supplies.

All in all, there are numerous ways to gain more storage.  It just takes some creativity and a contractor who can help you identify ways to utilize the space you didn’t know you had!

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm
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Building or Remodeling? Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components

– What is the longest-lasting Deck for the back yard?

– Are Granite Counters worth the high price tag in the long run?

– How long will it be before we really MUST paint the house again?

– Should we spring for the Hardwood Flooring or go with the Laminate?

– Is the  “50 Year Roof” only the stuff of legend?

Find out what materials stand the test of time, and which ones bite the dust too quickly.

If you’re thinking of building or remodeling your home, you might appreciate the information included in this study by the National Association of Home Builders & Bank of America Home Equity.


for a thorough evaluation of the life expectancy of various home components.

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm
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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Market News: Reduced Kootenai County FHA Loan limits?

FHA Loan limits

for Kootenai County

may be reduced from $280,250 to $271,050 after September 30th.

NOW is the time for you to lock in your loan at the higher values and at historic low interest rates!

Let us help you take advantage of historic low interest rates and obtain the home of your dreams.

Let us help you Own The Lifestyle.

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of  Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty


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Posted on August 16, 2011 at 11:12 am
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Remarkable Lake Coeur d’Alene View Parcel in Gozzer Ranch

Lake Coeur d’Alene View Parcel!

Coeur d’Alene Lake View Golf Course Lot in Gozzer Ranch, a gated members-only community nestled above Arrow Point. This piece is located near Hole #5 of Champion-Quality Gozzer Golf Club. (Membership may be available separately.)

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Posted on July 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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Post Falls Area Real Estate: 2 10 Acre View Parcels

Leatherwood Estates

Leatherwood Estates

Explore the length and breadth of these 10 Acre parcels to discover their truly exquisite characteristics: numerous possible home sites, treed areas, rock outcroppings & tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

A very private & serene part of North Idaho, and located south of the Spokane River, minutes to I90, enabling easy commuting to both North Idaho and Spokane destinations.

A building pad is already roughed in if you desire to place your home on that particular site. Electricity & phone available. The property was previously perc tested – just need to reapply.
Call for info about a well.

Two Parcels are available. Bring your family and friends or just keep all 20 Acres to yourself! Great for horses!

Inquire about terms.

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We will help you build your dream home…


Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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ON THE LEVEL: 12 Popular Kitchen Trends for 2011


Here are some popular kitchen trends for new or remodeled kitchens this year, from our friends at Hibbard Construction.

Popular Trends to Consider

Maximize food prep and dining space. Dual islands, tiered islands and island/peninsula combinations provide space for preparing meals, dining and storage. Pull-out cutting boards and tables can also help to extend food prep space.

Plan functional storage space. Kitchen storage details are important. Add pull-outs to ease organization of your dishes, pots, pans and bake wear. Pull-out pantry units organize cans and dry goods. Drawer storage is the key for keeping utensils in their place.

Use cabinets to create interest in the kitchen. A trend that we’re seeing more in homes is the use of two tone cabinetry in the kitchen. For example, white cabinetry may be installed around the perimeter of a kitchen and dark wood-stain cabinets are used for an island or peninsula. Add glass door cabinets to quickly spot items stored and for display. Open-shelving can be added to your cabinet configuration for both display and storage.

Add under-counter appliances for convenience. Microwave ovens, wine coolers, small refrigerators for beverages and additional cold storage and drawer dishwashers add function to a kitchen. Think about “universal design” when installing appliances for convenience, and place appliances where they can be accessed by all users.

Think “Green”. A simple way of helping the environment is to purchase Energy Star appliances. If you’re interested in a “green kitchen” consider using sustainable products like bamboo flooring, concrete counters, recycled glass back splash areas and recycled wood.

Add a backsplash. Glass tiles, especially those made from recycled glass, are being used more in kitchens for an easy to clean aesthetic backsplash behind sink and stove areas. Backsplashes are also made of solid surface materials, porcelain tiles, laminate and metal. Plan your backsplash to accentuate your style – modern, traditional, cottage, country, Tuscan, or eclectic.

Consider crown molding. Adding crown molding to a kitchen provides a “finished” look to cabinetry. Also, it adds architectural interest to the space.

Combine your kitchen and dining room areas. A dining room is often one of the least used rooms in a home. If your floor plan permits, tear down a wall that separates a kitchen from a dining room. This will open up the space and add function to your home. The expanded space may allow you to add more storage to the kitchen or even an office area.

Trends in Decorating Your Kitchen

Kitchen Lighting. The latest lighting trends this year will include statement lighting and hidden lighting fixtures. Your new kitchen should receive enough natural light during the daytime. You might want to consider the installation of additional windows or perhaps a skylight to make this part of your home sunnier and inviting. Artificial lighting will continue to be hot this year as recessed lights and track lighting fixtures over sinks and cabinets create that soothing glow. Statement lighting fixtures will also make it big this year. Pendant lighting items or chandeliers in wrought bronze, iron and other deco styles will make for a brighter kitchen and, at the same time, add a touch of elegance and glamour. Lampshades are also getting into the kitchen scene this year. Select lampshades with bold colors or graphic prints to make this lighting centerpiece stand out from the rest. This works best for white or neutral colored kitchens.

Kitchen Décor Gets More Natural This Year.

The use of natural materials such as granite, bamboo, or hardwood, is the materials of choice this year. More and more homeowners are shifting away from synthetic materials and stainless steel. From their lighting fixtures, cabinets, kitchen counters, and other accessories, natural materials are the preference. These natural materials not only create a warmer and more inviting space, but they are also more sustainable and durable.

Glass is also slowly making its way into many kitchens this 2011. Glass tiled backsplashes and glass cook tops are expected to dominate this year’s market. Glass tiles are easier to clean, replace and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Moreover, glass containers, glass spice jars and glass water containers, will also remain in the trend as they more durable and airtight.

Color Trends Will Turn Up the Heat.

This year’s color trends will be bold and spicy. Think faded copper, burnt oranges, mottled reds, rich coffee, buttery yellows, warm cinnamon, punchy apricots, and other rich tones. These fiery yet subtle hues will add comfort and depth into your kitchen area. Warm colors also help stimulate appetites. If you are not that into red hues, then try to go for plumy purples, soft greens and even soft pinks.

Contrast is also a big thing for kitchen colors this year.

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:00 am
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