North Idaho Real Estate Market News: Residential Statistics January – April 2012

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Posted on May 30, 2012 at 11:56 am
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North Idaho Real Estate: Search the MLS Now for 5 Acre Lots

Ready to Build your Dream Home on Acreage?

Find your slice of heaven!

Take advantage of historically low Real Estate prices this year.

Search the MLS for 5 Acre Lots in North Idaho!


+/- 5 Acre Parcels

Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden Lake, Rathdrum, Athol, Bayview, Harrison

Includes Short Sale & Foreclosure Properties!

Starting at $49,000

(as of March 30, 2012)

Interested in any of these 5 Acre Parcels?

Let’s talk Builders & Bankers!

Call Us Today!

Randy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty


We have Builders and Floor Plans!

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Acreage, Build Your Custom Home, Kootenai County, Land, Land, Our Listings, Pricing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

North Idaho Real Estate: Take Advantage of Historically Low Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterfront Prices

Cheap Cheap Cheap!

Gotta be on the Waterfront? You’re not alone!

Take advantage of historically low Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterfront prices.


Residential Coeur d’Alene Lakefront

Starting at $200,000

(as of March 27, 2012)

Do any of these properties “peep” your interest?

Call to Schedule Some Tours!

Randy & Christy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty


Lake Coeur d’Alene

the Chicks Dig It!
Posted on March 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Listings, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Lake View, Lakefront Properties, Pricing, Starting at $200K, Water View, Water View, Waterfront, Waterfront Properties | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Browser, Browser's Friends, Photographs, Press Releases about the Oetkens, Puppy, Tracker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2011 YTD STATS: Curious About the Real Estate Market in Our Area?

Coeur d'Alene Market Review 2011 YTD Stats

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Posted on May 25, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Cougar Gulch, Dalton Gardens, Hayden, Idaho, Kootenai County, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Market News, Our Listings, Post Falls, Pricing, Rathdrum, Real Estate, Sandpoint, Shoshone County, Silver Valley, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What is a Craftsman Style home?

Browser "Huh?"What is a Craftsman Style home?  Inquiring dogs want to know!  Here’s what has to say:

     Arts & Crafts was an artistic and philosophical movement that began in 19th century Britain. Craftsman refers to a specific style of early 20th century American architecture that was part of the Arts & Crafts Movement. So Craftsman is actually a subset of Arts & Crafts…
According to American Bungalow magazine, classic Craftsman homes usually have these features:

– street-facing gables with composition or shingled roofs
– wide overhanging eaves
-a deep porch
-dark wood paneling
-a large fireplace
-an arched opening that separated the living room and dining room
-built-in cabinetry in the dining room and kitchen
In addition, Craftsman homes are low-slung bungalows. Many of these homes make extensive use of local wood and stone to emphasize the importance of nature.

We have listed a beautiful new Craftsman Style residence, which will be completed by JLR Developments  very soon.  Of course, it wasn’t built around the turn of the 20th Century, but think of it!  Arts and Crafts era charm…no remodeling required!

Classic Design, Current Amenities!  This gorgeous Craftsman Style 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home is slated to be completed by JLR Developments very soon!  

Fine finishes and amenities, plus the warm ambiance of Craftman design are featured in this lovely home.  The large Kitchen features a Breakfast Bar, and comes well-equipped with a suite of appliances.  An open-concept Living room flows from the Kitchen, with the Entertainment Center area opposite the breakfast bar.  When “the gang’s all here,” the cook can be included in all the fun!

Master Suite features 2 big walk-in closets.  The floorplan also features two additional bedrooms plus a Den (which could function as a 4th bedroom).

This home’s living spaces are enhanced with Vaulted Ceilings, &  Hardwood flooring  Living Room, Kitchen & Den, and features Oil-rubbed Bronze Plumbing & Light Fixtures, and Fully Wood-cased Window Wraps.

Joe Rumore, President of JLR Developments, prides himself on the Quality and Energy Efficiency of every home he builds.  This plan features Low-E Hi-Efficiency Windows and a Hi-Efficiency Furnace.

And you’ll have Curb Appeal in spades!  Covered Front Porch, Back Patio off the Living Room, Hardiplank Siding, 2-Car Garage are just a few of the attractive outdoor amenities and conveniences. 

Check it out at or call Christy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:  208-660-0506

By the way, Browser highly recommends “Joe the Builder.”  Joe is one of Browser’s BFF’S!  Visit him on Facebook!

See more of Browser’s Listings!

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm
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