Bush Tax Cuts May Expire January 1: Homeowners of $1 M+ Properties Beware

Bush Tax Cuts May Expire January 1: Homeowners of $1 M+ Properties Beware

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Do you own a home valued over 1 million dollars? Beware! Congress may allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire on January 1, 2013. What does this mean for homeowners of properties valued over $1,000,000? Capital Gains taxes may rise as high as 20% from the current 15%. CNBC reports that if these go into effect, wealthy home owners could owe millions of dollars more in taxes on their home sales. Because Bush Tax Cuts may expire January 1, Homeowners of $1 M+ Properties are contacting REALTORS across the country, hoping to get their home on the market and sold before January 1.

Source: “Wealthy Home Owners Brace for ‘Mansion Cliff,’” CNBC (July 13, 2012)

But don’t panic! Regardless of the rate rise, the $500,000 capital gains exclusion remains in effect. This means that, under the current federal Tax Code, any sales gain of $250,000 or less for single filers and $500,000 or less for married couples filing jointly will still be exempt from capital gains tax. So…is it time to rush right out and sell your $1,000,000+ property? Can you afford to take your time? The best way for you to make that decision is to call The Oetkens! We have our finger on the pulse of the North Idaho Real Estate Market, and we keep a close eye on the news, politics, and other factors that can have a major influence on the Coeur d’Alene Real Estate market. Let’s start by establishing the current market value of your property.

Call us today for a complimentary Comparative Market Analysis.

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Once we establish the value of your property, then we can help you determine the wisest course of action based on your specific circumstances. We’re in the business of helping you Own The Lifestyle. We have proven strategies for optimizing your Real Estate Investment Portfolio, and we have the experience, education and expertise you can trust. Call us today! Call

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Posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Home Ownership, I.R.S., Luxury, Market Analysis, Market News, Market Value, Premier Property, Real Estate, Save Money, Sell, Sellers, Taxes

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

Covered Deck & Patio LANDSCAPING & SPRINKLER SYSTEM!

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

This Craftsman Style floor plan on A9 Flatwoods Lane:

$249,000

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.

Check it out at http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=81041&mls=12-1742

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Randy Oetken

of

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today:

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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
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: $200K - $300K, Acreage, Build Your Custom Home, Craftsman, Curb Appeal, Kootenai County, New Construction, Our Listings, Pricing, Rathdrum, Rathdrum Listings, Save Money, View Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO REAL ESTATE: Price Reduction on 20 Acre Resort


Well-Established 20 Acre Resort on original Lewis & Clark Trail, near Nez Perce Historic Park & scenic Clearwater River. Motel, Cafe/Pub & RV Park: Pavillion, Rec Hall, Pool, Pond & Gazebo. Motel built to Best Western standards in 1994. Turnkey tools & equipment, plus 1720sqft private home/owner’s quarters. Includes Water company serving 90+ clients. Popular event venue!

NOW $1,250,000


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Text 20AC to 72727

NEW PRICE!
This 20 Acre Resort is located on Highway 12 in the heart of Idaho. Nominated one of the nations top-ranked Scenic Byways, Highway 12 traces the original Lewis & Clark Trail.
Nature and history lovers the world over flock to the area for its untamed rugged beauty, blue-ribbon rivers & unique cultural legacy. Part of the immense Nez Perce National Historic Park is located directly across the highway, site of the legendary “Heart of the Monster”. This geological formation is one of 38 sites spread across thousands of acres of untamed Idaho wilderness & attracts hundreds of visitors every year.
This scenic region of north-central Idaho is the largest public wilderness area in the lower 48 states, a true Sportsman’s Paradise, drawing year-round crowds. World famous Clearwater River, a stone’s throw from the Resort, is on every angler’s bucket list. The Clearwater River produces the largest, hardest- fighting B-run Steelhead anywhere! Area rivers include the Lochsa, Salmon & Selway. White water river trips are highly coveted & are often pre-booked years in advance. At the height of Spring runoff, area rivers can challenge the most experienced navigators, sometimes boasting class 5 rapids.

Wildlife is abundant in these parts. Hunters and nature enthusiasts thrill to sightings of Deer, Elk, Bear, Mountain Lion, Pheasant, Grouse & Mountain Goats. The occasional moose always stops traffic! Fall & Spring fishing seasons, hunting season, white-water river adventures, hiking & sightseeing draw year-round crowds and repeat business for the Resort.

The Resort is located 1.5 miles from Kamiah, Idaho, a progressive small town with a Western/Victorian Motif. Kamiah offers excellent schools, sports programs, and medical services.

If the area draws them in, then the Resort and its many amenities keeps them coming back. This well-established business, first built in 1979, has continued to grow and thrive under visionary ownership. It currently boasts a full menu of guest accommodations and services:

21 Room Motel, built to Best Western standards in 1994 (8 rooms with 1 King bed; 13 rooms with 2 Queen beds)

Café

Tavern

RV Park with 140+ RV sites (45 Pull-through sites) & 30—50 Amp power
7 Guest Cabins
Gym
Fishing Pond stocked with trout
Pool/Spa
Laundry Facilities
1720 sqft private home, which could serve as Owner’s/Manager residence.

Water Company with deeded water rights serving 90+ customers & room to expand.

The idyllic setting features beautiful natural landscaping and is shaded with over 300 Poplar, Pine & Fruit trees. Green grass carpets the open gathering areas, complete with a lovely Gazebo, Pond with Fountain. Charming antiques dot the park-like grounds, beckoning visitors to the serenity and simplicity of yesteryear. This is the venue for a Bike Rallies, Family Reunions, Weddings, and the Annual Bluegrass Festival, to name just a few. It’s no mystery why New and Returning Guests & Events are booked well into 2013.

Turnkey Equipment & Inventory included in sale.

NOW $1,250,000

Call for a complete list of amenities, legal descriptions, and equipment/inventory. Call Randy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty: 208-660-0518 Check it out at

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Posted on March 21, 2012 at 11:03 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Businesses for Sale, Clearwater, Clearwater Area, Commercial, Commercial Property, home, Idaho, Investment Properties, Land, Land, N Central Idaho, North Central Idaho, Our Listings, Price Reduction, Pricing, Resorts, Resorts, Restaurants, Save Money, View Property, Virtual Tour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

APPROVED NO HASSLE FAST CLOSE SHORT SALE! Coeur d’Alene, North Idaho Real Estate

APPROVED NO HASSLE FAST CLOSE SHORT SALE!

20 Acres & can split to 2 tens.

Tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

Very private and serene.

South of the Spokane River, minutes to town.

Driveway and building pad roughed in.

Bring your family and friends.

ONLY $169,000

  • numerous possible home sites,

  • treed areas,

  • rock outcroppings &

  • tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views!

Call

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Text CARP to 72727

BUILD YOUR CUSTOM ESTATE! Explore the length and breadth of these 20 Acres 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.

Great for horses!

Bring your family and friends or just keep it all to yourself!.

Call

Randy Oetken

of

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Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Great for Horses, Great for Horses, Land, Land, Mountain Acreages, Our Listings, Post Falls, Post Falls, Post Falls Listings, Post Falls Listings, Price Reduction, Pricing, Save Money, Short Sale, Short Sale, View Property, Virtual Tour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Want a Lowe’s Discount?

Call us to see how you can get 10% off coupon at Lowes!

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Posted on March 2, 2012 at 11:23 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Home Improvement, Save Money | Tagged , , ,

JUST LISTED: Private 5BR/3BA on Lushly Landscaped .28 Acre


GARDEN OF EDEN!

5BR/3BA  +/-2522 Sq Ft
.28 Acre Corner Lot

$180,000

Relax in your personal Garden of Eden in the sunny and shady areas of this secluded .28 Acre Corner parcel with mature trees & foliage. The private back yard is profuse with colorful flowers and shrubs gracing the Covered Patio & Deck, and also boasts a Grape Arbor and Raised Garden Bed. With the Southern Exposure & Sprinkler System, this idyllic Garden Retreat almost feels like it maintains itself!

Classic & coveted interior amenities of this 2500+ sq ft Post Falls home include Main Level Master Suite & Tile Flooring. A sunny cheerfulness pervades the updated Kitchen, alight with one of a number of skylights found throughout the home; composite Sink & updated Stainless Appliances add to the convenience & appeal. An alabaster pastel palette brightens each of the homes spacious living areas. The Huge Living Room includes a Rocked Fireplace, & one of two Lower Level Family Rooms includes a Fireplace Insert. Finish the Lower Level to suit your needs and your fancy! Two Lower Level non-conforming Bedrooms might also be great spaces for an office, craft room, man-cave, play room, or whatever else you can imagine. This Post Falls home includes RV Parking & is located in a terrific neighborhood across from a Community Park.

Call Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:

 208-660-0506

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Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:45 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: $200,000, Around $200,000, Curb Appeal, home, Idaho, Investment Properties, Kootenai County, Our Listings, Photographs, Post Falls, Post Falls Listings, Pricing, Real Estate, Save Money, Vacation or Second Homes, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NORTH IDAHO REAL ESTATE: Price Reduction on Lake Coeur d’Alene View Home

Luxury Lake Coeur d'Alene View Home on 5.3 Acres5.3 Acre Luxury Estate

 Lake Coeur d’Alene View Estate:

Gourmet Kitchen, Gorgeous Custom Woodwork.
4 Beds, 3.50 Baths
4538 Sq Ft
Built in 2007

As about the Boat Slip in Private Gated Community Dock!

NOW $749,000


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of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today

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Posted on October 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Cataldo, Community Waterfront, Community Waterfront, Craftsman, Curb Appeal, Harrison, Harrison, home, Idaho, Kootenai County, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Land, Luxury, Mountain Acreages, Our Listings, Photographs, Premier Property, Premier Property, Price Reduction, Pricing, Real Estate, Save Money, St Maries & Harrison areas, Vacation or Second Homes, View Property, Water View, Water View, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO REAL ESTATE: $300,000 Price Reduction in Kamiah!


Well-Established 20 Acre Resort on original Lewis & Clark Trail, near Nez Perce Historic Park & scenic Clearwater River. Motel, Cafe/Pub & RV Park: Pavillion, Rec Hall, Pool, Pond & Gazebo. Motel built to Best Western standards in 1994. Turnkey tools & equipment, plus 1720sqft private home/owner’s quarters. Includes Water company serving 90+ clients. Popular event venue!

NOW $1,350,000


Call Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today

for more information:

208-660-0518

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Posted on October 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Businesses for Sale, Clearwater, Clearwater Area, Commercial, home, Idaho, Investment Properties, Land, Land, N Central Idaho, North Central Idaho, Our Listings, Photographs, Price Reduction, Pricing, Real Estate, Resorts, Resorts, Save Money, Video, View Property, Virtual Tour, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NORTH IDAHO REAL ESTATE: Price Reduction in Coeur d’Alene’s Indian Meadows Neighborhood


Shady 1 Acre Shangri-La.

Impeccably landscaped woodland home trimmed with split-rail fencing— An idyllic setting in a friendly neighborhood. This home has a very open 1952sq ft of living space. California-split floorplan accommodates 3 generous upstairs bedrooms, plus one bedroom on the lower level. An open staircase overlooks the 2 story living room with wood-burning bricked fireplace hearth. Well-outfitted kitchen is the true heart of this home, boasting antique lighting, & pantry. Family & friends gather around the Breakfast Bar to keep the cook company. Spacious Master Suite boasts a private deck, shaded by a Sunset Awning, & perched above the back yard. This private retreat is a verdant expanse of trademark North Idaho, meticulously landscaped with concrete edging and native vegetation. Pine, dogwood & cherry trees; green grass & birdhouses make a welcome playground for our feathered friends & little woodland creatures alike. The Lawn Sprinkler System makes maintenance a snap so you can be free to enjoy this peaceful, quiet park-like setting. Entertain in the shade of the Patio Gazebo, just off the entrance to the Lower Level. Nice amenities include artist lighting, custom entertainment center & Blaze King wood stove in the walkout-level Family Room. The house does have a new roof—replaced about 3 years ago, plus an attached 2Car Garage. A long gated drive has plenty of paved RV Parking, with water and electricity readily available. Want storage? How about the 20 x 24 Shop with 220amp power & large overhead doors – great for your outdoor toys!

NOW $230,000

Call Christy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty for more details, and to arrange your private tour! 208-660-0506 Check it out at www.RealEstate-Browser.com Text APPA to 72727


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Posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Around $200,000, Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Listings, Curb Appeal, home, Home Ownership, Idaho, Indian Meadows, Kootenai County, Our Listings, Photographs, Price Reduction, Pricing, Real Estate, Save Money, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NORTH IDAHO REAL ESTATE: Price Reductions in Hayden & Cataldo

BRAND NEW CRAFTSMAN HOME
3BR/2BA + Den
Fine Finishes & Amenities
include Granite Kitchen & Master Bath Counters 2 Car Garage & RV Parking

NEW PRICE $195,000

ROSE LAKE VIEW HOME ON 1/2 ACRE
3br/1.5ba    1440 sq ft
.49 Acre
Near Sportsman’s Access & Public Boat Dock
NOW $145,000

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Posted on September 27, 2011 at 11:16 am
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