CNN Poll: Idaho is Ranked the Friendliest State for Small Business

We always knew it to be true, but the rest of the world finally got a clue last week! Idaho is a terrific place to start a small business.

This article (top right) is “clipped” from the front page of the Wednesday May 9 2012 edition of the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Read more about the CNN Poll and its findings at
CNN Money: 5 friendliest states for small business
http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/08/smallbusiness/states-small-biz/index.htm

and

CDA Press: Idaho friendliest state for small businesses
http://cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_ad10bd78-9967-11e1-807f-001a4bcf887a.html

Read more about Small Business in Idaho on this blog:

NORTH IDAHO: Terrific Economic Climate for Business

 

originally posted at

http://www.realestate-browser.com/2012/05/17/cnn-poll-idaho-is-ranked-the-friendliest-state-for-small-business/

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 11:49 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Business, Commercial, Idaho, Market News, Poll | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Don’t Forget: 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Downtown Coeur d’Alene this Friday, May 11

Don’t forget about ArtWalk this Friday! Here’s the “scoop” straight from the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce’s Newsletter, This Week in Chamber, May 7 – 11 :

Stroll Downtown for ArtWalk on Friday, May 11th
Every second Friday from April to December, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeurd’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. Visit supporting galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses with your friends and family. Come and join us! Event is from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. just follow the yellow balloons!

For more information please call Cheryl at 208-292-1629.

Here’s the flyer containing the list of Attractions & Venues:

ArtWalk May 11 2012_flyer

http://www.artsincda.org/files/May_2012_flyer.pdf
Posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Coeur d'Alene, Community Events, Downtown, Just for Fun | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

208-660-0506

Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com

AND THERE’S MORE!

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)

Enjoy!

Randy & Christy

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Bank-Owned, Buyers, Coeur d'Alene, Foreclosures, graph, Home Ownership, Idaho, Interest, Investment Properties, Kootenai County, Market News, Market Value, Mortgage, Multiple Listing Service, New Construction, Our Listings, Price Reduction, Pricing, Real Estate, Rental, Save Money, Sell, Sellers, Short Sale, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Memorial Day Weekend: Free Silverwood Admission for American Heros

 

American Hero Weekend Event at

Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Water Park

   

Date: May 28, 2011 – May 30, 2011

http://www.silverwoodthemepark.com

Event Description

American Hero Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend – May 28-30, 2011 –

Admission is FREE to all military, police officers and firefighters. Their spouse and children are 1/2 price general admission (only $20.99 all ages) when purchasing their ticket at the front gate.

 

http://directory.cdachamber.com/Events/details/event-at-silverwood-theme-park-boulder-beach-water-park-2100

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: Activities, Community Events, Free, Holidays, Idaho | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Coeur d'Alene Market Review 2011 YTD Stats

Just staying in touch!

If you are interested in knowing what is going on in our area, give us a call. We stay on top of all the changing market conditions in our area.

Call us today!
208-660-0506

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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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,