Just Listed!!



2668 W Dawn Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854

Relax on the front porch and enjoy the serene views of Rathdrum Mt. in Avalon Estates. Lovely 4 bedroom home boasts new hardwood flooring thru out,custom cabinetry, newer A/C and interior paint. Curl up by the cozy stove in the living room and enjoy lots of space with a formal dining room and separate family room. The landscaping features large stamped concrete patio, pergola, hot tub, cement curbed flower beds, sprinkling system and complete fencing plus a play structure

01 Front03 Kitchen05 Stove06 Master Bedroom21JUST LISTED!

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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Caring for Katie

Reblogged from CDAPress.com

Originally published December 29, 2014


Katie & jacksonCOEUR d’ALENE – Katie Stolebarger’s world has been turned upside-down.

On Nov. 13, she received the worst news of her life – she has stage 4 breast cancer.

The otherwise super healthy 32-year-old single mom was in disbelief when her surgeon told her the swollen lymph node under her armpit was indeed cancer and that it had spread to her hip bone and a vertebrae on her spine. She thought she was just going in for a routine checkup.

“I immediately started sobbing and still can’t believe such a thing could be happening to me,” she said.

She is facing several rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries and radiation and won’t be able to work for a while. Stolebarger, of Coeur d’Alene, has been a real estate agent at Windermere for 13 years, and her work family at Windermere plans to be right by her side during her journey through cancer.

“She’s just a neat gal; I love her to pieces,” said Windermere co-owner and foundation secretary/treasurer Midge Smock. “We’re definitely family oriented and Katie is one of ours and we’re going to take care of her.”

Smock and her son and daughter-in-law were quick to action when they heard of Stolebarger’s distress.

“We were in Hawaii on vacation and we got a text and that was the week before Thanksgiving,” Smock said. “My daughter-in-law, son and I immediately got home and started figuring out what we could do.”

Smock and other Windermere agents are rallying support for Stolebarger to help her pay the forthcoming medical expenses as well as continue to provide for her 6-year-old son, Jackson. Smock said they have reached out to Stolebarger’s friends and others in the real estate community to donate their time or money to the cause. A Christmas photography fundraiser brought in about $7,000; combined with other efforts, fundraisers have generated close to $30,000 for Stolebarger, whose insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses are about $27,000 so far.

Smock said they are in the process of setting up a trust for Stolebarger to also help with the medical bills and accompanying expenses. In the past, Windermere jumped to the rescue of one of its agents who needed a bone marrow transplant.

“We raised the money and it saved his life,” Smock said.

The real estate agency is once again stepping up for one of its employees.

“Her chemotherapy is going to be very intense,” Smock said. “We want to keep her in her apartment and help take care of her son. She’s in a fight for her life.”

Stolebarger has already gone through a couple sessions of chemo and knows she will be losing her blond hair soon. She is holding her head high and trying to maintain a positive and proactive attitude as she faces a frightening journey. She is happy and thankful to have her Windermere family.

“I can’t imagine not having them here right now,” Stolebarger said. “They’re like having an extra 100 family members to have by my side to walk through this with me.”

As for her own family, Stolebarger said being diagnosed with cancer has brought them closer. She said her friends have been supportive, too, and everyone is thinking more about the important things in life.

“I’ve been blogging about what really matters,” she said. “It’s not hair, it’s not having a perfect face or big boobs. None of that really matters because when you’re sitting in the chemo room, people are just happy to be alive. Everything just goes out the window.”

She said her family does have a history of breast cancer and she encourages all women to go in and get checked.

“I was fine, other than being a little tired. I feel fine,” she said. “Even if you feel fine, just go.”

For info, to read Stolebarger’s blog or donate, visit www.caringforkatie.org.

Caring for Katie

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm
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North Idaho Commercial Real Estate: 3 Parcels Totalling 1 Acre off Highway 53 in Rathdrum


Each Lot = .32 Acres

Available Separately or Together

C2—Highway, Service, Commercial

Located across from Super 1 Foods

Hwy 53 area, Rathdrum

Call Randy Oetken


Lot 1

Lot 2

Lot 3

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:36 am
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Birth Announcement: Our Puppy Has Arrived!

Tracker 16 Days Old



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


 – Randy & Christy


Posted on August 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm
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NEW Coeur d’Alene Real Estate Listing: 4BR/3BA near Schools & Shopping

Livin’ Large in Central Coeur d’Alene

Sunshine Days & Money in your Pocket! What more could you ask for?

You’ll be Livin’ Large in this Hoffman Hills 4BR/3BA, with 2683 sq ft of sunlit spaces. Features include a cheerful Kitchen with skylight & breakfast bar & Finished Lower Level with Family Room Gas Stove. Enjoy the lovely Canfield Mountain View from your Patio vantage point in the Private Fenced Back Yard. Includes RV Parking;Lawn Sprinker System; New Windows & Exterior Paint. Near schools & lots of shopping!




Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty
for more details, and to arrange your private tour!


Check it out at www.RealEstate-Browser.com

Text TRST to 72727

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 11:52 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Buyers, Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Listings, Curb Appeal, Hoffman Hills, home, Idaho, Just Sold!, Kootenai County, Our Listings, Photographs, Pricing, Real Estate, Sold, View Property, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

VIRTUAL TOUR: Park-Like 1 Acre Home in Coeur d’Alene


Take a Virtual Tour of this

1 Acre Shangri-La

in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

For more information, contact
Randy & Christy Oetken





or stop by our office for a visit at

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

Text APPA to 72727

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Listings, Curb Appeal, home, Idaho, Indian Meadows, Kootenai County, Our Listings, Photographs, Real Estate, Video, Virtual Tour, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NEW Coeur d’Alene Area Real Estate Listing: 1 Acre Shangri-La!

Shady 1 Acre Shangri-La!

Impeccably landscaped woodland home trimmed with split-rail fencing— An idyllic setting in a friendly neighborhood.  This Tri-level charmer 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 newer  roof—replaced about 3 years ago, plus an attached 2 Car 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! 


Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty
 for more details, and to arrange your private tour! 


Check it out at www.RealEstate-Browser.com 

Text APPA to 72727

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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GOOD NEWS! Pending Home Sales UP 49%

“The price of new homes is fixin’ to RISE
In other words, Beat the Crowd!”

Hello, Friends!

When was the last time you heard THAT???

Today, we thought we’d pass along this VERY GOOD NEWS to give your spirits a better-than-average lift.  Reading graphs like this is such a pleasure…

Pending Home Sales are UP 49% over last year!

Great news – statisically speaking. Market stats (as provided by the CDA Multiple Listing Service) shows that PENDING HOME SALES ARE UP 49% when comparing May and June of 2010 to May and June of June 2011. Right now a very hot segment of the market are those homes selling for less than $200k. If you are thinking of selling…there are plenty of investors in the market.

Call us for more info if you’re interested in Buying or Selling
We’d love to help you find the perfect property under (or over!) $200K




We thought you would like the article we posted a few weeks ago, originally posted in Fortune Magazine, by Shawn Tully, senior editor-at-large.

Real Estate: It’s Time to Buy Again

Forget stocks. Don’t bet on gold. After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing.…(click on this link to read the entire article)


Randy & Christy

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Clearwater Area 20 Acre Resort

20 Acre Resort

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.

 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 $1,650,000

 Call for a complete list of amenities, legal descriptions, and equipment/inventory.


Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty:


Check it out at


or Text 20AC to 72727 for more information

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Downtown Coeur d’Alene Bungalow

Downtown Artisan Showpiece!
Just a block to Lake Coeur d’Alene & close to eclectic resort/shopping district of Coeur d’Alene.

This OH-SO-CHIC classic bungalow features a Granite Kitchen, built-in cabinetry, & Hardwood flooring. Sunlight splatters a rainbow kaleidoscope throughout this customized cottage from Stained Glass Living, Dining, Master Bed & Master Bath windows. This property features a separate detached  Studio/Office /2nd Bedroom & Covered Patio with Spa/Hot Tub. Gas Stove & Central Air for year-round comfort. With its downtown location, luxe amenities & curb appeal (aided by a shake roof & redwood siding) you may never want to leave.

A true artisan showpiece!

Call Christy Oetken

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty



Check it out at


or Text 11ST to 72727 for more information

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm
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