Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates

cdapressReblogged from the Coeur d'Alene Press

Originally Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

By BETH HANGGELI/Special to The Press

When you travel south from Coeur d'Alene on Highway 95, it's as if you're entering another world. You trade people and traffic for cattle, horses and elk; prairies and mountains for forested hillsides and pastoral flats.

However, the lake is a constant, stretching 25 miles south of town. Head east from Highway 95 and within minutes, you're gazing at its crystal blue waters. And if you turn onto Kidd Island Bay Road and wind your way through the varied, forested terrain, you'll soon find yourself gazing at those waters from Harbor View Estates.

ROCO Habor View
Randy and Christy Oetken are Realtors with Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, representing Harbor View Estates. Photo by BETH HANGGELI

Harbor View Estates is a gated neighborhood located approximately 18 minutes south of Coeur d'Alene. It's a quiet, serene, exclusive community of high-quality homes, with spectacular lake views, towering trees, and abundant wildlife.

"It's a very unique subdivision further out of town, upscale and well maintained," said Randy Oetken, a Realtor with Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, representing Harbor View Estates.

"It is a wonderful development, really," said Christy Oetken, also a Realtor with Windermere.

The first thing you notice when you enter this secluded neighborhood – well, besides the trees, wildlife, beautiful homes and incredible views – is how peaceful it is. "The really nice thing is that it's very quiet," Christy said. "There's no freeway or railroad noise. That's the hardest thing to find and still be close to town."

Lots are generally between .39 of an acre and 3 acres, with interior lots averaging .5 acres; most have breathtaking lake or territory views. Houses are scattered throughout the neighborhood, tucked into forested corners, clinging to rocky hillsides, nestled in lavishly landscaped nooks. And everywhere, there are trees. "The properties up here give the owners room to stretch out," Randy said. "Being as though they're on acreage, it's nice; you can get some distance between neighbors."

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The stately homes in Harbor View Estates, are on larger lots, most with abundant natural landscaping and many with stunning lake views.

The developers left naturally landscaped green spaces throughout the neighborhood, and the larger lot sizes mean that there's plenty of natural terrain between the homes. "You have plenty of green space of your own," Christy said. There are a few lots available, both interior and lakeview, if you'd like to build your dream home in this serene neighborhood.

The HOA has a dedicated website to help keep residents informed, and a board of directors that guide the association. Dues are around $95/month, which include water and sewer services as well as maintenance of the roads and common areas, such as the waterfront picnic area and beach. They have their own water and sewage treatment plants.

The HOA pays close attention to every detail in this community, down to requiring builders to sweep the streets each evening, once the day's construction work is done. "The HOA has done a magnificent job maintaining the neighborhood," Christy said. "They've done a good job protecting the quality."

Residents have access to the community beach and pavilion, perfect for swimming or picnicking with family and friends on warm summer afternoons. There's a 17-slip marina owned by the Harbor View Boat Association; slips may become available for lease or purchase from time to time, but interested parties must contact that association directly.

A number of the area's premier homebuilders are represented in Harbor View Estates, such as JLR Developments. President and owner Joe Rumore has been building quality homes in North Idaho for 20 years. His houses regularly appear in the Parade of Homes, and has built in Selkirk Meadows and on Grandview in Hayden, among other prime locations.

"There's a nice variety of architectural styles," Randy said. "It's definitely not a cookie-cutter neighborhood." You'll find log homes next to Northwest Craftsman homes next to brick homes; actively enforced CC&Rs and architectural restrictions help protect their value.

Prices for properties in Harbor View Estates start at $350,000 and go up to $2 million. In 2014, homes that sold were priced from $375,000 to $950,000. There are currently two on the market, ranging from $599,900 to $1,595,000.

Residents take full advantage of the security of their gated community, walking the winding roads and enjoying the views of the lake. You'll find abundant wildlife: deer browse along the sides of the roads and nestle in front yards on sunny winter afternoons, and flocks of wild turkeys are a constant source of entertainment.

As the HOA website states, "Stop and listen to the quiet. It is remarkable."

If you're interested in owning one of the stately homes in this serene neighborhood, contact Randy and Christy Oetken at (208) 660-0506 for more information on the available properties in Harbor View Estates.

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like to see featured in this series, please contact Beth Hanggeli at (208) 659-8367 or bhanggeli@cdapress.com.

Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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Oetkens Awarded “Circle of Excellence” by the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS®

Randy & Christy Oetken
have earned the
Circle of Excellence
designation again this year
for their 2011 achievements.

“Each year the Coeur d’Alene Association of
REALTORS® honors a select group of real estate
agents who have achieved excellence in their
total sales volume, commitment to community
service, and professional development and
education…”

Here is Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty‘s press release that was printed in the Coeur d’Alene Press, Sunday April 22, 2012

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm
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Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty Wins Best Real Estate Office for the Second Year in a Row!

Professional Services– Best Real Estate Office

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:00 am

Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty

With a second consecutive “Best Real Estate Office” designation, Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty has much to be proud of in 2012. The locally owned and operated company is home to three offices and 125 staff, two of whom were also voted “Best Residential Realtor” and “Best Commercial Realtor” this year.

With 90 years of experience since Coeur d’Alene Realty opened its doors, the company, and especially owner Don “Pepper” Smock, comprise a regular source of local information and perspective on what seems to be a changing real estate market. On the other hand, the formula for success remains the same.

“We know it is critical to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and other advancements that help people buy and sell real estate, but more importantly we strive to stay committed to those principles that have made us a cornerstone in the real estate industry in our community for so many years,” says Smock.

Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty is one big, small family. Smock’s wife Midge, son Duffy, and daughter-in-law Jennifer also work for the company, but Smock sees the whole team as “family,” with their own set of family values.

“Those values include delivering exceptional service, encouraging and supporting each other and putting clients’ interest above our own,” explained Smock.

“Best Commercial Realtor” for 2012 Dan Johnson, a Windermere/CDA Realty Realtor, told North Idaho Business Journal staff that a big part of his success is the company he works for, especially their emphasis on giving.

“(We) believe very strongly about giving back to the communities in which we live. (Windermere/CDA Realty) has made a sincere commitment to improving the lives of children, families, and neighbors in crisis through their volunteerism, monetary gifts, and the Windermere Foundation,” said Pat Krug, who runs the foundation’s well-known Christmas giving program to aid low-income families in North Idaho.

“The basic philosophy of giving back to the community is role-modeled by the owners and the many representatives and employees who truly believe that they are blessed by their actions. Each representative/employee of Windermere gives a percentage of their fees from every professional sale to the Windermere Foundation,” Krug added.

This full service residential and commercial brokerage has offices at 1000 Northwest Blvd. in Coeur d’Alene (208) 664-9221; 1616 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls (208) 777-9900; and the newest location in Hayden, 867 Prairie Ave. (208) 762-4888. Through the Website CdaRealty.com viewers may easily see every property, listed by every company in the palm on their hands with smart phones.

http://www.cdapress.com/best_of_north_idaho/article_f14491d8-798f-11e1-995a-0019bb2963f4.html
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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Randy and Christy Oetken Quoted about Coeur d’Alene Idaho in Language of Luxury Blog

This is fun!  Last week, Randy & Christy were interviewed about Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, one of the Top 50 Luxury Real Estate Markets in the U.S.A!  Here’s an excerpt and link to the entire article, but be sure to keep reading all the way to the end…that’s where Randy & Christy are quoted.

Pristine and serene are words that best describe one of the most beautiful lakes in America. Yet, Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho is just one of 13 magnificent lakes in a mountainous region that includes the towns of Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Hayden Lake. With 5 ski resorts within a short drive of these towns, the area is steadily gaining a reputation for quality of life that is unsurpassed, especially if you enjoy a full range of winter and summer recreational sports.  Located just 30 minutes from Spokane International Airport, the Coeur d’Alene area is not just a destination for vacationers it is a great place to retire or simply call home.

LANGUAGE OF LUXURY BLOG – Language Of Luxury

http://www.languageofluxury.com/language-of-luxury-blog/2012/2/6/50-top-luxury-real-estate-markets-in-the-usa-coeur-dalene-id.html

 

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Posted on February 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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JUST SOLD: Exquisite Lake Coeur d’Alene View home


We just sold this Exquisite Lake Coeur d’Alene View home overlooking Blue Creek Bay.

Randy Oetken has just earned his CNE Designation:
Certified Negotiation Expert.
CNE Agents

  • Uncover Information more effectively,
  • Get More,
  • Give Less
  • Retain More Control

    in Real Estate negotiations.

Thinking of Buying or Selling?

We have the training, skills & experience
to help you Buy or Sell with confidence.

Own The Lifestyle.

Call TODAY!

208-660-0518

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 10:35 am
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Realtor® Randy Oetken Earns CNE Designation

Coeur d’Alene, ID  October 26—

Randy & Christy Oetken, Realtors (R)The Oetken Group of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty proudly announce that Randy Oetken, Realtor®, has now earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation.  This designation is achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation.

Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally.

The Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) designation was created to recognize agents who have taken the extra step to receive professional negotiation training. It indicates advanced training and skill development in this key area, and clients can be much more confident in their agent’s ability to help them achieve their desired goals if the agent has earned the CNE designation.

With professional negotiation skills, agents will typically obtain better results for their clients. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during sales/purchase negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes.

 

Bottom line: CNE agents know how to influence and persuade others more effectively than agents without professional negotiation training.

 

Randy and Christy Oetken have been Realtors ® with Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty since 2000.  They are consistently top-producing agents in North Idaho, and were recognized as Windermere’s Top Listers in 2011.

 

 

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 11:30 am
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NEWS ON TRACKER: The Big Day Coming Soon!

October 24, 2011

October 24 is the big day when Tracker will officially become ours!

Just thought you would like to know.

We can HARDLY WAIT!!!!

We’re just SAYIN’…

And it’s REALLY hard to get any work done around here…

(Maybe our tails are wagging in anticipation…)

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm
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Birth Announcement: Our Puppy Has Arrived!

Tracker 16 Days Old

Introducing


Tracker

We are anticipating the pitter-patter of little paws once again!

Tracker is a Black-and-Silver Miniature Schnauzer. He arrived on August 5 and is now 18 days old.  He and his brother (pictured above) are in good health and are growing well.

We will be adopting him into our home and into our hearts around September 23.  He may even make an appearance in our Real Estate office as early as October!

Many of you know of the heartbreaking loss of our boy, Browser, which we endured in February.  While we will never replace beloved Browser, we are heartened at this news of Tracker’s arrival, and we feel an immense amount of joy in the anticipation of welcoming him into our lives.

Of course, we will be training him up RIGHT:  from Day One, he will be learning how to sniff out great Real Estate opportunities for our client friends.  Like Browser before him, Tracker will share every part of our lives in the office, as well as in our home.

Come  share in our joy!  We do hope you will stop by to meet our new little buddy some time very soon.   Schnauzers need lots of socialization – please help us get him acclimated.

And so, we soon shall embark  (pun…intended!) upon a new, yet familiar adventure.  Partly in anticipation, and partly in dread, we close with this poem about raising a puppy.  Enjoy!

Poem For A New Puppy Owner
Don’t smell crotches, don’t eat plants.
Don’t steal food or underpants.
Don’t eat my socks, don’t grab my hair.
Don’t rip the stuffing from that chair!
Don’t eat those peas! Don’t touch that bush!
Don’t chew my shoes. What IS that mush?
Eat your cookies. Drink your drink,
Outta the toilet! Outta the sink!
Away from the cat box, it’s for the cat!
And MUST you kiss me after that?
Yes, raising a puppy, is not for the lazy!
Though puppies are funny, they’re also quite crazy.
But don’t despair, though its toil and strife.
After three years, you’ll get back your life!
So, let’s go for “walkies”, you can “do your thing”
And perhaps I’ll get back my good diamond ring!

Author Unknown

Tracker Yawns“Tracker” Yawns

Joyfully,

 – Randy & Christy

http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/puppy-poems.html

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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Christy Oetken quoted re: Hagadone Auctioning Home in Coeur d’Alene

Christy Oetken was quoted in this August 8 article in the Spokesman-Review:

August 6, 2011 in City, Region

Hagadone auctioning home in Coeur d’Alene

Starting bid for Stanley Hill estate is $7.5 million
Map of this story's location
Sept. 8 event

The live auction starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Hagadone estate, 3155 E. Harrison Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. Information is at www.jpking.com.

Duane Hagadone’s former Coeur d’Alene home on the hill will be sold at auction next month, if someone is ready to pay $7.5 million or more.

That’s the starting price listed by J.P. King, a high-end auction house that calls the Sept. 8 auction “an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Built more than a dozen years ago, the 15,000-square-foot home seems almost modest compared to some other mega-million-dollar estates that have popped up in North Idaho.

This house, perched on 15 gated acres on Stanley Hill, features three bedrooms, 10 fireplaces and nine baths (plus a nine-car garage to match).

Its “sporting” amenities are what take it to another level: A par-3 golf hole. A bowling lane. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools. A vast wine room. An indoor tennis court. An outdoor tennis court.

Hagadone did not return a call to explain why he’s auctioning the house. Since 2008 he has spent his summers building and then living in a 22,000-square-foot lakefront home on Casco Bay.

The rest of the year Hagadone, who owns newspapers, real estate, the Coeur d’Alene Resort and other businesses, lives in a $30 million home in Palm Desert, Calif.

In 2009 he listed the Stanley Hill property for $27.5 million. In 2010 it was reduced to $17.5 million – at that price still the priciest residential property in the region.

Christy Oetken, a broker for Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Property, said the timing makes sense. “It’s the best time of the year to sell it,” she said. “It’s sunny, you get great views. This is the time of year we look best.”

She’s hopeful the property sells. Like other brokers watching the high-end market in the region, Oetken said it’s been a while since a house has sold for more than $4 million. In 2009 a Coeur d’Alene lakefront home sold for $6.7 million. It’s been dry since, due to the economy, she said.

Craig King, president and CEO of J.P. King, said he doesn’t know how many serious bidders the auction will draw. To register, a person has to submit a $100,000 certified check.

King said the starting point of $7.5 million tells people it’s a solid value. But it’s also low enough to attract bargain hunters, he added.

The auction will be helped by Hagadone’s reputation for owning splendid, expensively built, comfortable properties. “And North Idaho is still a location that attracts celebrities and people of high net worth,” he said.

Certainly, the line of buyers will be smaller than it would be if the economy were stronger, King conceded.

“We expect to see at least six to 12 registered buyers (for the auction). Even with the economy, we’re seeing there’s money out there. For those who have the money, this will really be an opportunity of a lifetime.”

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/aug/06/hagadone-auctioning-home-in-coeur-dalene/

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm
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Christy Oetken quoted re: Hagadone Auctioning Home in Coeur d’Alene

Christy Oetken was quoted in this August 8 article in the Spokesman-Review:

August 6, 2011 in City, Region

Hagadone auctioning home in Coeur d’Alene

Starting bid for Stanley Hill estate is $7.5 million
Map of this story's location
Sept. 8 event

The live auction starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Hagadone estate, 3155 E. Harrison Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. Information is at www.jpking.com.

Duane Hagadone’s former Coeur d’Alene home on the hill will be sold at auction next month, if someone is ready to pay $7.5 million or more.

That’s the starting price listed by J.P. King, a high-end auction house that calls the Sept. 8 auction “an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Built more than a dozen years ago, the 15,000-square-foot home seems almost modest compared to some other mega-million-dollar estates that have popped up in North Idaho.

This house, perched on 15 gated acres on Stanley Hill, features three bedrooms, 10 fireplaces and nine baths (plus a nine-car garage to match).

Its “sporting” amenities are what take it to another level: A par-3 golf hole. A bowling lane. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools. A vast wine room. An indoor tennis court. An outdoor tennis court.

Hagadone did not return a call to explain why he’s auctioning the house. Since 2008 he has spent his summers building and then living in a 22,000-square-foot lakefront home on Casco Bay.

The rest of the year Hagadone, who owns newspapers, real estate, the Coeur d’Alene Resort and other businesses, lives in a $30 million home in Palm Desert, Calif.

In 2009 he listed the Stanley Hill property for $27.5 million. In 2010 it was reduced to $17.5 million – at that price still the priciest residential property in the region.

Christy Oetken, a broker for Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Property, said the timing makes sense. “It’s the best time of the year to sell it,” she said. “It’s sunny, you get great views. This is the time of year we look best.”

She’s hopeful the property sells. Like other brokers watching the high-end market in the region, Oetken said it’s been a while since a house has sold for more than $4 million. In 2009 a Coeur d’Alene lakefront home sold for $6.7 million. It’s been dry since, due to the economy, she said.

Craig King, president and CEO of J.P. King, said he doesn’t know how many serious bidders the auction will draw. To register, a person has to submit a $100,000 certified check.

King said the starting point of $7.5 million tells people it’s a solid value. But it’s also low enough to attract bargain hunters, he added.

The auction will be helped by Hagadone’s reputation for owning splendid, expensively built, comfortable properties. “And North Idaho is still a location that attracts celebrities and people of high net worth,” he said.

Certainly, the line of buyers will be smaller than it would be if the economy were stronger, King conceded.

“We expect to see at least six to 12 registered buyers (for the auction). Even with the economy, we’re seeing there’s money out there. For those who have the money, this will really be an opportunity of a lifetime.”

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/aug/06/hagadone-auctioning-home-in-coeur-dalene/

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm
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