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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Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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Caring for Katie

Reblogged from CDAPress.com

Originally published December 29, 2014


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


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


Lot 1

Lot 2

Lot 3

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:36 am
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Register for the Windermere Market Forum & Luncheon at the Garden Plaza of Post Falls

We will be presenting The Windermere Report: 2011 Market Review and discussing how 2011 trends may affect our local Real Estate market in 2012 and beyond.

Please DO JOIN US to find out about the market in North Idaho and how it will affect YOU.

We have WINNING STRATEGIES for your Real Estate investment portfolio. Hope to see you there!

~Randy & Christy Oetken


Please Join Us for Lunch

Windermere Market Review 2011

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm
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Lake Coeur d’Alene View Estate on 5 Acres with Boat Slip

Vista Grande 5 Acre Lake View Estate!

   4538 sq ft

4BR/3.5BA Luxury Craftsman Style Home

5.28 Acres

Includes Boat Slip in Gated Community Dock

This 5.3 Acre Luxury Estate is nestled above peerless Lake Coeur d’Alene just off one of Idaho’s Scenic Byways, Highway 97 & only 8 miles to I90. Trace its path along a meandering shoreline, bedecked with emerald-forested mountains rising above a sublime expanse of ultramarine, North Idaho’s Crown Jewel. Here, the majestic eagles soar on zephyrs of transparent azure. Osprey, royal fishers of the skies, hold court from natural diadems perched above shimmering sapphire.

A craftsman style 4500 sq ft Luxury home nests among towering mountain pines, featuring custom Brazilian Cherry woodwork & flooring, buffed to a soft glow. Granite gourmet kitchen sparkles with a full suite of stainless appliances. Clean elegant lines frame woodland, mountain & lake Coeur d’Alene vistas. Host a proper social gathering in the formal dining room adjacent to the Butler’s Pantry. Sip coffee with the morning paper in the Breakfast Nook. Soak in lake views from the open back deck. Great Room & Family Room Gas Fireplaces warm the heart as well as the hearth. Amenities include fly-tying room, main level master suite with tiled corner jetted tub, & wet bar in the spacious Rec Room area. A Covered Front Porch crowns the much-coveted “North Idaho” exterior, articulated in rustic Rock & Wood accents. A 3-Car Garage & RV parking help you explore this dominion of the divine at a moment’s notice. Boat slip in the gated community dock is also included. Inhabit Nature’s Grandeur.



Christy Oetken


Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

to schedule your private tour.


Check it out at


Take A Virtual Tour: http://tour.realtyphotosnw.com/public/vtour/display/36767

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm
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JUST LISTED: Fairway Hills


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.


Call Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:



Posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm
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JUST SOLD: Harrison Idaho area 6+ Acre Storybook Retreat

Thinking of Selling?

Call us today!



Posted on September 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm
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JUST SOLD in Hoffman Hills, Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Thinking of Selling?

Call us today!



Posted on September 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm
Randy and Christy Oetken | Category: $200,000, Around $200,000, Coeur d'Alene, Coeur d'Alene Listings, Curb Appeal, Hoffman Hills, home, Idaho, Just Sold!, Kootenai County, Our Listings, Photographs, Real Estate, Sell, Sellers, Sold, View Property, Windermere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

REAL ESTATE PRICE REDUCTION: Coeur d’Alene Waterfront Vacation Retreat

Nothing could be finer than a summer vacation on

Lake Coeur d’Alene!

Build a lifetime of memories from this Vacation Retreat, featuring

Grass to Water’s Edge,

Boat Slip with Trex Decking &

lovely Mountain & Lake views!

Build a lifetime of memories on this Coeur d’Alene Lakefront Vacation Get-away.  Launch your water adventures – like boating, fishing, or swimming – from the Dock & Boat Slip, which is finished with newer Trex decking.  The lot features Grass to the Water’s Wdge and a Beach for sunbathing and soaking up the summer sun, or observe the wildlife from your favorite deck chair. This is a favorite habitat of waterfowl and birds of prey, like Merganser Ducks, Canadian Geese, Osprey, and Bald Eagles.

The Kitchen, Dining, & Front rooms provide ample space to treasure every moment of down-time with friends and loved ones.  The 2 Bedroom-2 Bath home includes a Master Suite, as well as a Guest Bedroom and Bath.

Harrison, Idaho, a favorite small town resort destination, is just moments away.  Locals and tourists enjoy its friendly hospitality and prominent access to the area’s three scenic attractions: the 150-mile paved Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, the Coeur d’Alene River, and of course, peerless Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Check it out at


Or call

Christy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:


now $275,000

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm
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VIRTUAL TOUR: Park-Like 1 Acre Home in Coeur d’Alene


Take a Virtual Tour of this

1 Acre Shangri-La

in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

For more information, contact
Randy & Christy Oetken





or stop by our office for a visit at

Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

Text APPA to 72727

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm
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