Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates

cdapressReblogged from the Coeur d'Alene Press

Originally Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

By BETH HANGGELI/Special to The Press

When you travel south from Coeur d'Alene on Highway 95, it's as if you're entering another world. You trade people and traffic for cattle, horses and elk; prairies and mountains for forested hillsides and pastoral flats.

However, the lake is a constant, stretching 25 miles south of town. Head east from Highway 95 and within minutes, you're gazing at its crystal blue waters. And if you turn onto Kidd Island Bay Road and wind your way through the varied, forested terrain, you'll soon find yourself gazing at those waters from Harbor View Estates.

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Randy and Christy Oetken are Realtors with Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, representing Harbor View Estates. Photo by BETH HANGGELI

Harbor View Estates is a gated neighborhood located approximately 18 minutes south of Coeur d'Alene. It's a quiet, serene, exclusive community of high-quality homes, with spectacular lake views, towering trees, and abundant wildlife.

"It's a very unique subdivision further out of town, upscale and well maintained," said Randy Oetken, a Realtor with Windermere Coeur d'Alene Realty, representing Harbor View Estates.

"It is a wonderful development, really," said Christy Oetken, also a Realtor with Windermere.

The first thing you notice when you enter this secluded neighborhood – well, besides the trees, wildlife, beautiful homes and incredible views – is how peaceful it is. "The really nice thing is that it's very quiet," Christy said. "There's no freeway or railroad noise. That's the hardest thing to find and still be close to town."

Lots are generally between .39 of an acre and 3 acres, with interior lots averaging .5 acres; most have breathtaking lake or territory views. Houses are scattered throughout the neighborhood, tucked into forested corners, clinging to rocky hillsides, nestled in lavishly landscaped nooks. And everywhere, there are trees. "The properties up here give the owners room to stretch out," Randy said. "Being as though they're on acreage, it's nice; you can get some distance between neighbors."

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The stately homes in Harbor View Estates, are on larger lots, most with abundant natural landscaping and many with stunning lake views.

The developers left naturally landscaped green spaces throughout the neighborhood, and the larger lot sizes mean that there's plenty of natural terrain between the homes. "You have plenty of green space of your own," Christy said. There are a few lots available, both interior and lakeview, if you'd like to build your dream home in this serene neighborhood.

The HOA has a dedicated website to help keep residents informed, and a board of directors that guide the association. Dues are around $95/month, which include water and sewer services as well as maintenance of the roads and common areas, such as the waterfront picnic area and beach. They have their own water and sewage treatment plants.

The HOA pays close attention to every detail in this community, down to requiring builders to sweep the streets each evening, once the day's construction work is done. "The HOA has done a magnificent job maintaining the neighborhood," Christy said. "They've done a good job protecting the quality."

Residents have access to the community beach and pavilion, perfect for swimming or picnicking with family and friends on warm summer afternoons. There's a 17-slip marina owned by the Harbor View Boat Association; slips may become available for lease or purchase from time to time, but interested parties must contact that association directly.

A number of the area's premier homebuilders are represented in Harbor View Estates, such as JLR Developments. President and owner Joe Rumore has been building quality homes in North Idaho for 20 years. His houses regularly appear in the Parade of Homes, and has built in Selkirk Meadows and on Grandview in Hayden, among other prime locations.

"There's a nice variety of architectural styles," Randy said. "It's definitely not a cookie-cutter neighborhood." You'll find log homes next to Northwest Craftsman homes next to brick homes; actively enforced CC&Rs and architectural restrictions help protect their value.

Prices for properties in Harbor View Estates start at $350,000 and go up to $2 million. In 2014, homes that sold were priced from $375,000 to $950,000. There are currently two on the market, ranging from $599,900 to $1,595,000.

Residents take full advantage of the security of their gated community, walking the winding roads and enjoying the views of the lake. You'll find abundant wildlife: deer browse along the sides of the roads and nestle in front yards on sunny winter afternoons, and flocks of wild turkeys are a constant source of entertainment.

As the HOA website states, "Stop and listen to the quiet. It is remarkable."

If you're interested in owning one of the stately homes in this serene neighborhood, contact Randy and Christy Oetken at (208) 660-0506 for more information on the available properties in Harbor View Estates.

If there's a neighborhood that you'd like to see featured in this series, please contact Beth Hanggeli at (208) 659-8367 or bhanggeli@cdapress.com.

Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates

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North Idaho Commercial Real Estate: 3 Parcels Totalling 1 Acre off Highway 53 in Rathdrum

3 HIGH TRAFFIC LOTS: ZONED C2

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

208-660-0518

Lot 1

Lot 2

Lot 3

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:36 am
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North Idaho Real Estate Market Stats: Residential Coeur d’Alene MLS January 1 – December 31 2011

What is Your Home Worth?

Are you interested in what your home is worth in today’s market?

We can help you get the most for your real estate investment.

Give us a call for a Free Market Analysis.

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Posted on January 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm
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What is Your Home Worth?

Are you interested in what your home is worth in today’s market?

We can help you get the most for your real estate investment.

Give us a call for a Free Market Analysis.

~Randy, Christy & “Trakker

Call us today!
208-660-0506

Want to know more about what’s going on in our area? We post Market News regularly on each of these internet sites:

Check out our blog
 http://realestatebrowser.wordpress.com/category/market-news/

Like us on Facebook
The Oetken Group: Own The Lifestyle

Visit our Website
 http://www.realestate-browser.com

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm
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FREE EVENT Downtown Coeur d’Alene Friday January 27 2012: Music Walk

MUSIC WALK

2012

This Friday

 January 27, 2012

Starting at 5:00 pm

Presented by the

Coeur d’alene Arts & Culture Alliance

www.artsincda.org

 208-292-1629  

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Posted on January 26, 2012 at 1:42 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.

Call us today!  We’d love to help you Own The Lifestyle

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

What is your property worth in today’s Real Estate market? Find out!
Call us for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION Comparative Analysis of your home, land, or business or commercial property.

Contact Randy or Christy Oetken

208-660-0506

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Posted on January 18, 2012 at 1:52 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

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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JUST LISTED: Fairway Hills


FAIRWAY HILLS FAIRY TALE

3096 sq ft home with huge spaces & abundant storage on .37 Acre Corner lot.

This very spacious Fairway Hills home features lovely Cathedral Ceilings & Rocked Fireplace, as well as a well-equipped kitchen with Breakfast Bar & Master Suite with an extra-large Walk-In Closet with abundant shoe storage!

A Space for Everyone, and Everyone has a Space!  Fully Finished Basement features an extra bed and bath,  plus a Family Room & more Storage with lots of Shelving.

Irresistibly landscaped, front & back!

Front yard features an inviting front walk & set of steps with wrought iron railing, romantically graced with a pink blush of flowers- accentuating the curb appeal.

The Covered Landscaped Breezeway leads through a wrought iron garden gate to the lush back yard with Gazebo, Landscape Curbing &  Lawn Sprinkler System for easy maintenance.
A large Open Deck is lined with tall shrubs for private serenity.

2nd Garage / Storage Shed + RV Parking are included.

Just minutes to the Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course, Downtown Coeur d’Alene & Schools.

$265,000

Call Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:

 208-660-0506

 Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm
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New Real Estate Listing: Coeur d’Alene Area 3BR Lakeview Home on 1/2 Acre

Nature sings in Rose Lake, the setting for this scenic 3 bedroom respite in these hallowed North Idaho wetlands. Inhabit the harmonies from the Wrap-Around Deck or from the indoor solace of the sunlit Living Room, enveloped in nature through large Picture Windows. Sportsman’s Access & public dock is nearby. Home features new cabinetry, flooring & windows & charming “antique” lighting & fixtures.

$149,500

Call

Christy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 2:18 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!

$200,000

SOLD

Call

Christy Oetken

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

208-660-0506

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Posted on August 3, 2011 at 11:52 am
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