It only took 2 Days and this Beautiful Post Falls Country Estate is already under contract!
Drive up the paved country lane to this impressive Gated Country Estate with stunning valley views! Bask in the sunlit rooms with huge windows throughout. This impeccable 5039 square foot home with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths enjoys an impressive list of amenities that include gorgeous hardwood floors, lovely kitchen, spacious rooms & Master Suite, library, office. Includes an adorable 900+ sq. ft. guest house, 30 x 40 shop, outbuildings all on a 10 acre park like setting.
On Jan. 1 both the Senate and House passed H.R. 8 legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2. Below is a summary of real estate related provisions in the bill:
Real Estate Tax Extenders
• Mortgage Cancellation Relief is extended for one year to Jan. 1, 2014
• 15-year straight-line cost recovery for qualified leasehold improvements on commercial properties is extended through 2013 and made retroactive to cover 2012
• 10 percent tax credit (up to $500) for homeowners for energy improvements to existing homes is extended through 2013 and made retroactive to cover 2012 Permanent Repeal of Pease Limitations for 99% of Taxpayers Under the agreement so called “Pease Limitations” that reduce the value of itemized deductions are permanently repealed for most taxpayers but will be reinstituted for high income filers. These limitations will only apply to individuals earning more than $250,000 and joint filers earning above $300,000. These thresholds have been increased and are indexed for inflation and will rise over time. Under the formula, the amount of adjusted gross income above the threshold is multiplied by 3 percent. That amount is then used to reduce the total value of the filer’s itemized deductions. The total amount of reduction cannot exceed 80 percent of the filer’s itemized deductions. These limits were first enacted in 1990 (named for the Ohio Congressman Don Pease who came up with the idea) and continued throughout the Clinton years. They were gradually phased out as a result of the 2001 tax cuts and were completely eliminated in 2010-2012. Had we gone over the fiscal cliff, Pease limitations would have been reinstituted on all filers starting at $174,450 of adjusted gross income.
Capital Gains rate stays at 15 percent for those in the top rate of $400,000 (individual) and $450,000 (joint) return. After that, any gains above those amounts will be taxed at 20 percent. The $250,000/$500,000 exclusion for sale of principal residence remains in place.
The first $5 million dollars in individual estates and $10 million for family estates are now exempted from the estate tax. After that the rate will be 40 percent, up from 35 percent. The exemption amounts are indexed for inflation.
The new 3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Will I be taxed 3.8% when I sell my home according to the new Health Care Law? Beginning January 1, 2013, a new 3.8 percent tax on some investment income will take effect. It’s a complicated tax, and will affect only some real estate transactions. Here are some quick facts about the new 3.8% Real Estate Sales Tax from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Applies to:
- Individuals with adjusted gross income (AGI) above $200,000
- Couples filing a joint return with more than $250,000 AGI
Types of Income:
Formula: The new tax applies to the LESSER of
- Investment income amount
- Excess of AGI over the $200,000 (Individual) or $250,000 (Couples) amount
We’d Like To Help! We’d like to help you understand IF and HOW this new tax will apply to your specific situation. Let’s schedule a time to get together at our office or over coffee to discuss your specific circumstances. Should you sell your property before January 1, 2013? If your circumstances fall within the parameters of this new Tax Code, imposed upon us in the Health Care Reform Act, you may decide to try to sell your property before this new tax can go into affect on January 1, 2013.
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Real Estate Market News: Conclusions from CoreLogic’s August 2012 MarketPulse Report
Hello Friends! Have you been reading news on the Real Estate Market lately? Seems that a lot of the news indicates a v-e-r-y slow but positive turn-around for our industry. We like to keep informed with reports from Market Research groups like CoreLogic. We stay informed, so that we can better keep YOU informed. Well, here’s what appears to be more GOOD NEWS from CoreLogic’s August 2012 MarketPulse Report. You can download these reports from CoreLogic for yourself, but here is the “digest” version of the most recent issue of MarketPulse. We’re encouraged by what we see here, and so we’re passing it along to you. The following quotes and conclusions are not our own; they are pulled directly out of the August 9, 2012 CoreLogic Media Advisory. This quote, directly from the August 2012 MarketPulse Report sums up the great news that we want to pass along today:
“But there are three primary reasons to expect that today’s housing market really might be different this time – lower inventories, lower delinquencies and the low likelihood of foreclosures flooding the market – …” This and other conclusions from our August MARKETPULSE report include:
- This fall, the housing market may avoid the slide that has occurred each of the last three years because of an improving balance between supply and demand, declining REO sale shares and a slowly declining foreclosure inventory.
- A lower likelihood of foreclosures flooding the housing market is beneficial because the market is more likely to absorb the inventory without dramatic changes in price.
- Many borrowers in both the boom and “rust-belt” markets lack the means to prevent serious delinquency due to their limited ability to refinance at a lower mortgage interest rate. Policies designed to offer options for borrowers to lower their interest rates further can help decrease the flow of future delinquencies.
- The current share of non-distressed sales is at its highest level since August 2008, positively impacting home prices, and is a sign of real improvement in the housing market.
Do you have questions about this Real Estate Market News: Conclusions from CoreLogic’s August 2012 MarketPulse Report? If you have questions about the information in this report, or about how you may use it to grow your Real Estate Investment portfolio, we’d love to hear from you! Call us today! We’ll help you untangle the questions or concerns that you may have with this information.We have the knowledge, education and experience to help you achieve your Real Estate goals.
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Of course, as with any Real Estate Market News, this information may indicate that it’s a terrific time to Buy or Sell your Real Estate holdings. We can help with that! Call us to get obtain No-Obligation Comparative Market Analysis, to find out what your property is worth in Today’s Market. We want to help you Own The Lifestyle!
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Randy, Christy & Mark Oetken, Realtors (R) Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty 208-660-0506 Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com
Coeur d’Alene 4BR/2.5BA on Shop Lot with 4 Car Garage in The Landings
7875 N Banning Lane Coeur d’Alene ID 83815
The Landings at Waterford is one of Coeur d’Alene’s more coveted newer neighborhoods. Residents love the open green space with the Community Park, the paved sidewalks with access to miles of trails, and the proximity to shopping, schools, entertainment & eateries in Northwest Coeur d’Alene. The covered Front Porch might as well whisper “Welcome Home”, because everything else in this newer 2425 sq ft home on Banning Lane invites family and visitors to gather within. The timeless Main Level floor plan features generous spaces with Formal Dining & Living rooms, plus a more casual Family room. The spacious Granite Kitchen is well equipped with Breakfast Bar & Stainless Appliances. Cherry Wood cabinetry provides ample storage, and even includes a built-in desk. This level also includes a Powder Room off the Entry & a convenient Laundry area. The second level focuses on Private living areas, with a total 4 Bedrooms & 2 Baths. The cheerful Master Suite has a large Walk-In Closet, Tiled Soaking Tub & Dual Lav Vanity in the Master Bath. A large .31 Acre lot features a sprinkler system helps keep that lush lawn green all year long with minimal maintenance. Attractive vinyl fencing encompasses the back yard. This space is perfect for entertaining on the Open Patio, or just enjoying private times together with your loved ones. It also has ample room for a Shop! Install a gate in the back fence for access to the paved alley. Of course, you may decide you don’t need a shop or extra storage after you see the HUGE 4Bay Attached Garage! $241,000
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Seller’s Loss, Your Gain! This lovely treed .88 Acre parcel is perched above magnificent Lake Coeur d’Alene, close to BLM land & Mineral Ridge. Park this out for peerless lake views from your custom home. Swim, fish, or boat on Lake Coeur d’Alene! Ownership features convenient Community Beach & Recreation/Picnic area, with Rental docks nearby. Possible Owner Terms.
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Gorgeous Lake Views from Floor-to-Ceiling Windows throughout this Multi-Level Luxury Home. Granite Kitchen, 3 View Decks & lovely Hardwood Flooring.
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Country…Music 10 Acre North Idaho Country Estate Stylish Comfort, Grounded Refinement. In 2005, this 5161 sq ft Country Home was nestled in the wooded privacy of this private acreage, close enough to city amenities for convenience, yet far enough out so that you can still sit out on your Open Deck and try to count about a million stars against an inky evening expanse. Family and Friends Gather Here. The open floor-plan demonstrates a commitment to informal togetherness and comfortable familiarity. The Family Table is a prominent feature here in the extra-long 26 ft Dining area off the Great Room. Heart, Home. A Gourmet Kitchen does not need to be stuffy in order to be stylish. Cook & Company alike can enjoy the warm & inviting beauty of this kitchen, adorned by a Trio of Mullioned Palladian View Windows above the Sink. Natural light filters through the French Doors Opening to the Covered Deck. A Massive Granite Island with Prep Sink & Full-Length Breakfast Bar will surely become a favored gathering place. Knotty Alder Cabinetry with Pan Drawers & Pull-Outs keep everything orderly and accessible. Entertaining and food prep are a breeze with this suite of Kitchen Aid Appliances: Wine Cooler, Built in Refrigerator, Double Wall Ovens, 6 Burner Commercial Gas Cook Top with Hood as well as Built In Microwave, Dishwasher & Trash Compactor. Island, Cabinetry, & Appliances are settled atop an expanse of beautiful Hardwood. After dinner, cozy around the Wood-Burning Fireplace in the Magnificent 26×44 Great Room. You cannot imagine how enchanting simple Rock Work can be when it is beautifully fashioned into a massive Floor-to-Ceiling Fireplace wall like this rugged edifice, crowned with Log Mantle. From the Great Room, sliders open to the large, open deck & beautiful woodland & mountain viewing. In-floor Radiant Heat add to the ambiance & efficiency of this space. An upward glance reveals Hand-Hewn Log Stair & Loft Railings &Vaulted Faux-Painted Ceiling. Showcase personal collections or Artwork in the Built-in Niches that adorn the wall space above the Great Room. The Open Loft Living/Sitting Room could serve as a serene Library or Office Area. Also upstairs are Two additional Bedroom “EnSuites” & 14X39 Bonus or Rec Room. Main Floor Master Suite is stunning. Chandeliers gently illuminate the Travertine-Tiled Jetted Tub, Walk-In Shower, “Hubbardton Forge” Mirror & Fixtures. This Bedroom features a HUGE Walk-In Closet. Large Main-Level Laundry/Craft Room has Crackle-Finished Built-in Cabinetry, Pantry & Under-Cabinet Lighting that illuminates a desk-level work counter. This is a well-equipped & flexible work space. A 4 ft Staircase with Hand-Hewn Railing & Treads descends to the Lower Level. This Finished space reveals a Family Room or possible Theater Room with 8’ Ceilings, Radiant Hot Water Heating & Track Lighting. The Old Home Place… The property’s original Bungalow home now serves as a charming Guest House, with Bedroom, Kitchen, Bath, Wood Stove & Covered Porch. It has a dedicated Septic & Drain Field. In addition to the Finished, Insulated & Heated Attached 2 Car Garage on the Main House, the property also features a 50×26 4Bay Insulated & Heated Shop with 8ft Doors. Each Bay measures 10×26. Proudly Presented at $750,000 Call Christy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty to schedule your private tour. 208-660-0506 Get more info on this property: 29201 N Hindman Street, Athol Text HIND to 72727
N Idaho Real Estate: Hauser Lake Resort Restaurant/Lounge, Beach, Dock
Boat Dock, 3.4 Acres, Lounge, & more on
Live, work, & play on the ! Hauser Lake in gorgeous North Idaho is the perfect venue for your business venture. This 3.4 waterfront resort is a terrific with room to grow. Lake frontage, beach & boat dock beckon newcomers and returning friends to come and play! Visitors can spend the day swimming or boating in the water, lounging in the sun or the shade on the large lush lawn, and then enjoy a quiet evening under the stars in one of several campsites. Guest accommodations include tent and sites with hook-ups and BBQ Grills. Resort is ideal for events of all kinds! The large 6000 sq ft restaurant features indoor water view dining. Or, dine “al fresco” in the seating on the spacious open deck. The lounge features and bar with a full . Dance floor is perfect for weddings or other group celebrations, and there is plenty of parking. Accommodate 5 or 500 with ease. Happy patrons return year after year.
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HUGE Development Potential!
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