JUST LISTED!!

Check out this house that we JUST LISTED in Athol!

01 Silver Meadows Front

 

Proudly presented at $370,000

27457 W Silver Meadows Loop, Athol, ID 83860

A SPARKLING DIAMOND IN A SILVER SETTING! This Well-Polished Jewel sparkles on 5+ Acres with a SHOP! Impeccable 5 bedroom/3bath home with Italian tile flooring in Gourmet Kitchen, Island prep sink & Breakfast Bar open to family room with cozy fireplace. Living room boasts another fireplace and mt. views. Main floor bedroom is ensuite and a huge master bedroom suite and 3 more bedrooms are on 2nd floor. Skylights, Central Vac, AC, Sprinkler System, & 24X30 Shop. High Speed Internet cable!

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JUST LISTED!!

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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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

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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Just Listed!!

JUST LISTED!

PROUDLY PRESENTED AT $212,000

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

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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

By DEVIN HEILMAN
dheilman@cdapress.com

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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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

 Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:45 am
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NOW OFFERED: Lakefront Resort/Restaurant on 3.4 Acres or 4.8 Acres

Lakefront Resort

Boat Dock, Restaurant, Lounge, Camping & more on 3+ Acres

Live, work, & play on the waterHauser Lake in gorgeous North Idaho is the perfect venue for your business venture.

This 3+ Acre waterfront resort is a terrific business venture 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 campsitesGuest accommodations include tent and RV sites with hook-ups and bbq grills. Owners’ quarters may also be available on-site. (See below for purchase/acreage options.)

Hauser Lake Resort is ideal for events of all kinds!

The large 6000 square foot restaurant features indoor water view dining. Or dine “al fresco” in the picnic table seating on the spacious open deck.

The lounge features pool tables and bar with a full liquor license.

Dance floor is perfect for weddings or other group celebrations, and there is plenty of parking. Accommodate 5 or 500 with style and ease.

Happy patrons return year after year.

This property is offered on 3.4 Acres or on 4.6 Acres.

Offered on 3.4 Acres:  $395,000

Offered on  4.6 Acres,  including 2 rental units: $460,000

Acreage includes separate deeded lots for

HUGE Development Potential!

Call

Randy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty
for more details

208-660-0518

Check it out at

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Take a VIRTUAL TOUR

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm
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SHORT SALE: 6 Bedroom Hayden Area Home

Hayden area Short Sale property

SELLER’S LOSS = YOUR GAIN!

Short Sale!

3BR/2BA with 3 non-conforming additional rooms in a fully finished basement. Newer Laminate Flooring & Tiled Bath. Lovely ”Sun Room” addition off the kitchen area.

.3 Acre lot has front yard lined with mature deciduous trees for a very private feel.

Fenced back yard features berries – strawberries, blueberries & raspberries – and a pear tree.

Landscaping is partially complete.

$120,000

Call

Christy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:

208-660-0506

Check it out at

www.RealEstate-Browser.com

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm
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Just Listed: Community Waterfront Condo on Arrow Point

ARROW POINT CONDO UNIT

Check out the Lake & Mountain Viewing from the Covered Patio of this lovely 2 Bedroom unit on Arrow Point.  A spacious 1266 square feet feature nice amenities like Gas Living Room Fireplace and Master Suite.

A cheerful alabaster color scheme keeps indoors feeling bright, while keeping your attention where you want it: outdoors to that irresistible cerelean waterscape!

The open Kitchen & Dining Area feature Pantry, Breakfast Bar, plus a suite of appliances.

You choose: This unit could serve handsomely as your only or primary residence, but is also a great vacation get-away or investment property.

Community amenities include indoor pool, volley ball court &  beach.

Discovery Bay is very close, with boat slips available for lease.  Arrow Point Condos are located next to Eddie’s Restaurant and Gozzer Ranch and Lake Club, a members-only community, membership available separately.
 
Call
Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty
for more details

208-660-0506

Check it out at www.RealEstate-Browser.com

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:09 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.

 $1,850,000

NOW $1,650,000

 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

http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=79587&mls=11-5621

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

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

Check it out at

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or Text 11ST to 72727 for more information

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm
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