Coming Tomorrow: K9 Karnival and 5K Fun Run!

K9 Karnival & 5K Fun Run
Saturday, August 27th at 8:30 am (Check in for run 7:45-8:30 am)
Bonners Ferry Fairgrounds

Wag the Dog, Frisbee Fun, Doggy Spa, Games, Food, FUN, and lotsa prizes! Course: 3.1 mi from fairgrounds along the beautiful Kootenai River – walk or run with your dog.

For more information:

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 11:40 am
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What is the True Cost of the Interest Rate Increase?

Dear Friends,

It’s probably no surprise that rising interest rates have a significant impact on your pocket book.

But how much of an impact?  The True Cost may shock you!

Consider this:

The average stay in a home is 5 to 7 years

according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Knowing you like to stay informed, we have provided three real-world home buying scenarios in the graphics below.  From these hypothetical comparisons, we hope you can get a better idea of the true cost of the interest rate hikes that are expected in the near future.

Assuming that you remain in your new home for 7 years, it is very clear the HUGE impact of rising interest rates. 

WAITING TO BUY could cost you THOUSANDS of dollars!

(Visit our website to view larger PDF graphics of these three scenarios.)

Home “A” Costs $150,000

At the current interest rate of 4.875%, the monthly payment will be $797.

If you wait until the interest rate rises to 6%,
your monthly payment will increase by $85,
for a total annual increase of $1020!

If you stay in that home for 7 years,
you will be spending $7140 MORE!

What could you do with an extra $7140?

Waiting to purchase this $250,000 home could cost you

$140 per month 
$1680 per year

If you stay in that home for 7 years,
you will be spending $11,760 MORE!

What could you do with an extra $11,760?


What could you do with an extra


Thinking of buying?  Now is a great time, if you want to save $$ in your monthly budget, as well as over the life of your potential mortgage.

Are you waiting for a lower purchase price?

The “savings” of a few thousand dollars off the purchase price will actually COST you THOUSANDS when the interest rates rise.

Don’t wait to make your next Real Estate move.

Call Now
to take advantage of
High Inventory and Low Interest Rates!

As experienced REALTORS®, and long-time North Idaho residents, we can provide an impressive list of professionals whom we’ve come to trust over the years.  With our expertise in guiding our clients through all kinds of Real Estate transactions, we are uniquely qualified to help you achieve your real estate goals in 2011!  

We’ll help you navigate through every phase of the process.

Put us to work for you!

Randy Oetken  208-660-0518

Christy Oetken  208-660-0506

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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New Listing: Riverfront Acreage with House, Cabin, Shop & Garden House

We just listed this beautiful home on the Coeur d’Alene River:

Killarney Lake Road 

We hate to brag, but we can’t help but notice the noteworthy comparisons between this lovely property and its namesake, a beautiful National Park on the Emerald Isle:

The charming town of Killarney Ireland is situated in the southern region of County Kerry, snuggled between sparkling lakes, deep forests, and high peaks. County Kerry is famous for its mountain ranges, cliff-filled coastlines, and beguiling islands and peninsulas. Killarney, also called Cill Airne, serves as the bustling center of this gorgeous region. The town of Killarney itself is gracefully charming and the nearby Killarney National Park can’t be missed.

Like its namesake, this Killarney Road Riverfront Acreage is an idyllic place to call home.  We can’t promise a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but we can promise vistas of golden pasture, amethyst river, emerald pines, and purple mountains.  A rainbow of color! 

Here are a few more of its amenities:

5+ Acres
(.71 Acre on the Coeur d’Alene River)
located near the Killarney Lake Boat Ramp & Dock
off Highway 3

Cedar-Sided 2 Bedroom Home
SHOP, Garden House & Guest Cabin

No need for the “Luck 0′ The Irish”

because this property is priced to sell…
And that’s NO BLARNEY!

Check it out at

or call

Christy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty
for more details.


Posted on April 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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