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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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We Have Real Estate Buyers: January 18 List

Thinking of Selling?

We Have Buyers, looking to purchase properties like these:

CDA/Post Falls/Hayden—100 Multi Family units, 6/7 cap rate, True P&L’s–$6,000,000.

CDA/Hayden—Cuteness factor a must, 3bd/2ba 1500+ sq ft, 100k cash seller to carry the rest $150,000-$175,000.

CDA/Hayden/Post Falls—Newer single level home with min of 1800sq ft on main floor, giant master closet, space for formal dining and nook area, well maintained neighborhood. Up to $230,000.

Downtown CDA—Home in good condition under $150,000.

Post Falls—Home with privacy, trees, spacious home, shop would be great, up to $230,000.

CDA/Hayden/Post Falls/Rathdrum— 2BD/1BA, garage, fenced yard, must go FHA or USDA, around $100,000.

CDA/Hayden—Main level living, 3BD/2BA, large lot for shop, 2+car garage, prefers large trees, under $200,000.

Recreational lot on the St Joe River above Calder, price depends on property.

CDA/Post Falls— On Lake CDA or Spokane River, deep water/dock, 2 living quarters up to $1.2

CDA/Hayden—Bentwood park, canfield park or east of Government, 1800+ sq ft, 3BD/2BA, up to $325,000.

Downtown CDA—Within walking distance of farmers market area, 23 living quarters or ability to have them. Up to $200,000.

Post Falls/CDA—3,000+ Sq Ft, granite/stainless type finishes, acreage ok. Up to $400,000.

CDA—Lake CDA or Spokane River waterfront home, in like new condition, with dock, 2,500+ Sq Ft, up to $700,000.

Athol—5 acres, 1,500-2,000 Sq Ft, treed property, Athol south to state line. Up to $200,000.

Ohio Match South—1,800+ Sq Ft, very private and close in, treed property. Up to $265,000.

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Posted on January 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm
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We Have Real Estate Buyers: December 7 List

Thinking of Selling?

We Have Buyers, looking to purchase properties like these:

Post Falls—Home with shop, home size is not an issue, but must be in pretty good condition—up to $159,000

Downtown CDA—2bed/2bath condo—under $200,000

Post Falls/CDA/Hayden—rancher on large lot, 3bed/2bath, 1500+SF, room for shop and/or park RV/ boat—up to $200,000

CDA/Post Falls—single story, private, treed, 2000SF, 3bed/2bath home–$300,000

From I 90 to downtown—3bed/2bath, min 1500SF, older look, nice neighborhood–$250,000

Hayden/CDA—4bed/3bath, min 3000SF, lake view, gourmet kitchen, and privacy–$875,000

CDA/Rathdrum/Hayden/Post Falls—main floor living, 1800SF, 3bed–$180,000

North Idaho—3bed/2bath with room for horses–$180,000

CDA/Hayden—single level /all main floor living, 2+bed/2bath, larger lot at least .25 acre with large trees—up to $160,000

CDA/Post Falls/Rathdrum—one level condo, 2+bed/1bath, attached garage—less than $135,000

Post Falls/Hayden/CDA—2400-3200SF, 3bed/2bath, 3 car garage, would like to be close to lake or golf course–$250,000-$400,000

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Randy & Christy Oetken



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Posted on December 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm
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We Have Real Estate Buyers: November 30 List

Thinking of Selling?

We Have Buyers, looking to purchase properties like these:

CDA/Post Falls/Hayden—3bed/2bath home, 1500-2200SF, newer than 1995, up to $300,000

Hayden/CDA—house with character, nice kitchen, 3bed/2bath, office, nice neighborhood, has cash up to $140,000, looking for $150,000-$160,000, if seller could carry a 3 year balloon for the rest.

CDA/Hayden/Post Falls/Rathdrum—3bed/2bath home, must qualify for FHA loan–$87,000

Post Falls/CDA—looking for investment property, fixers ok, prefers 3bed/2bath, 1000+SF, 1-2 car garage—up to $110,000

CDA/Sanders Beach/Fort Grounds/Garden District—charming 2bed/1.5bath no fixer—up to $225,000

CDA/Post Falls/Rathdrum/Hauser—rancher, 3bed/2bath, larger lot with room to park RV—under $200,000

CDA/Hayden—upper end amenities home with view, 3 car garage, 4500+SF—under $600,000

Post Falls—home with shop, 1000+SF—under $130,000

Post Falls/Rathdrum/Hauser/Spirit Lake/Athol—single story house on 1+acres, min 1900SF, big kitchen a must, out building a plus, cash buyer—up to $250,000

CDA/Hayden/Rathdrum/Post Falls/Hauser—FHA buyer, 3bed/1+bath—up to $100,000

CDA/Hayden/Post Falls/Rathdrum—duplex in good condition—around$150,000

CDA—2-10 acres in to CDA that has horse riding trails—up to $250,000

CDA/Hayden/Bentwood Park/Canfield/Best Meadows type neighborhoods, east of Government Way—1800+SF home–about $300,000

Call Us Today!

Randy & Christy Oetken



Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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NORTH IDAHO: Terrific Economic Climate for Business

Is North Idaho Good for Business?

The Idaho Fifth District Legislators seem to think so!  Their publication, Northern Idaho Offers Everything a Business Wants and Needs outlines several compelling reasons for businesses to locate or relocate to Northern Idaho.  We invite you to download the pamphlet from our website’s Market News page:


Bottom Line?  Idaho’s Economic Climate is FANTASTIC for Business!

Here’s a summary of the pamphlet’s content:

Compares the cost of doing business in Idaho vs. California, Oregon & Washington State.  Includes costs of Labor, Workers Compensation, Fringe Benefits, Utilities, Property Taxes, Corporate Taxes, Cost of Living.

  • Contact Information Resource

Catalogs contact info of key North Idaho Business Leaders, Economic Specialists & Government Officials who can assist potential businesses in their evaluations of locating or re-locating in Northern Idaho.

  • Outline of North Idaho’s Educational Opportunities
  • Testimonials of Prominent North Idaho Businesses
  • Lists North Idaho’s Attractions

Addresses the Quality of Life advantages in living in Northern Idaho.


Interested in re-locating your business to North Idaho?  Are you thinking about launching your new Entrepreneurial Endeavor?

We can help!


Randy Oetken,

Realtor (R), CNE


Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty


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Search the Coeur d’Alene Multiple Listing Service on our website


Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:21 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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US News: Post Falls Named one of 10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement

There you have it!  USNews.com has discovered what the rest of us have known all along.  This time, Post Falls has been recognized in the Top 10 Most Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement.  Below are excerpts from the full article:

10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement

These places offer scenic views and groomed slopes at economical prices.

By Emily Brandon

Posted: July 12, 2010

…To find this and other low-cost mountain towns, U.S. News fired up our Best Places to Retire search tool. We looked for places that offer access to plenty of skiing, trails, and wildlife, while still providing affordable housing and a reasonable cost of living. We also used the Onboard Informatics data to screen for other retiree-friendly characteristics, such as access to healthcare and a low crime rate…

Few aspiring retirees have enough saved to buy a retirement home in Aspen or Lake Tahoe. But if you’re willing to look beyond the most well-known ski resorts there are mountain towns that offer scenic views and well-groomed slopes at far more affordable prices. In Salt Lake City, the host city for the 2002 winter Olympics, the average home sale price has dropped by 11.92 percent since last year. And in Bend, Ore., average housing prices decreased by a whopping 17.62 percent since 2009. Redding, Calif. and Post Falls, Idaho have also experienced recent drops in average housing prices, which could mean bargains for newcomers. …

Check out these 10 affordable places to retire in the mountains:

Blacksburg, Va.

Bend, Ore.

Boone, N.C.

Bozeman, Mont.

Burlington, Vt.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Fayetteville, Ark.

Post Falls, Idaho

Redding, Ca.

Salt Lake City, Utah


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Inverness Drive, Post Falls

Priced to SELL FAST!
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
3240 Sq Ft

Leatherwood Estates

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Two 10 Acre Parcels available
Lake Newman, Mountain & Valley Views

Post Falls Duplex

1800 sq ft Duplex
2BR/1BA Units
Great Rental History


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Posted on April 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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Should I Buy or just Rent? A Cost/Benefit Analysis

You might be surprised to find that a careful Cost/Benefit Analysis still favors BUYING, despite increasing interest rates.  Here’s one scenario:

What Does Opportunity Cost Mean?
Here is a great explanation we found at www.investopedia.com:
1. The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. Put another way, the benefits you could have received by taking an alternative action.2. The difference in return between a chosen investment and one that is necessarily passed up. Say you invest in a stock and it returns a paltry 2% over the year. In placing your money in the stock, you gave up the opportunity of another investment – say, a risk-free government bond yielding 6%. In this situation, your opportunity costs are 4% (6% – 2%).
Investopedia Says
Investopedia explains Opportunity Cost
1. The opportunity cost of going to college is the moneyyou would have earned if you worked instead. On the one hand, you lose four years of salary while getting your degree; on the other hand, you hope to earn more during your career, thanks to your education, to offset the lost wages.Here’s another example: if a gardener decides to grow carrots, his or her opportunity cost is the alternative crop that might have been grown instead (potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, etc.).In both cases, a choice between two options must be made. It would be an easy decision if you knew the end outcome; however, the risk that you could achieve greater “benefits” (be they monetary or otherwise) with another option is the opportunity cost.

Of course, we realize that every situation is unique. 
We’d love to help you decide if buying is right for you.  Let us help you calculate your own Cost/Benefit Analysis.
Contact Randy & Christy Oetken for more information!


Posted on April 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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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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2011 Windermere Market Review

Hello, Friends!

 Our Annual Windermere Report (see link below) is an overview of last year’s real estate market and a forecast of the trends, opportunities, and challenges we can expect in the coming months.

Forecasting the future is always a risky business.  However, we continue to remain optimistic about the future of our local real estate market.  Why? Because families and retiring baby boomers will continue to seek out healthy communities that offer recreational opportunities, excellent schools and quality health care.  And here in Kootenai County, we have these in abundance!

Are you interested in learning how all of this relates to the value of your property in today’s market?  Whether you are evaluating investment strategies, tax or estate planning, or perhaps considering a change of address, we are here to help you! We would be happy to prepare a market value report for you, compiled on activity in your local neighborhood and specific to your property.

If you would like a custom market value report, or if you know of someone who needs professional advice regarding real estate, please don’t hesitate to call us.

In the meantime, we hope you find the “Windermere Report” informative.  We look forward to talking to you soon.


Randy & Christy Oetken

2011 Windermere Market Review 

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 11:09 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Home Ownership, Idaho, Kootenai County, Market Analysis, Market News, Market Value, New Construction, Post Falls, Pricing, Rathdrum, Real Estate, Sell, Sellers, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,