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Reblogged 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.
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood of the week: Harbor View Estates
Randy & Christy Oetken
have earned the
Circle of Excellence
designation again this year
for their 2011 achievements.
“Each year the Coeur d’Alene Association of
REALTORS® honors a select group of real estate
agents who have achieved excellence in their
total sales volume, commitment to community
service, and professional development and
Professional Services– Best Real Estate Office
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:00 am
Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty
With a second consecutive “Best Real Estate Office” designation, Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty has much to be proud of in 2012. The locally owned and operated company is home to three offices and 125 staff, two of whom were also voted “Best Residential Realtor” and “Best Commercial Realtor” this year.
With 90 years of experience since Coeur d’Alene Realty opened its doors, the company, and especially owner Don “Pepper” Smock, comprise a regular source of local information and perspective on what seems to be a changing real estate market. On the other hand, the formula for success remains the same.
“We know it is critical to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and other advancements that help people buy and sell real estate, but more importantly we strive to stay committed to those principles that have made us a cornerstone in the real estate industry in our community for so many years,” says Smock.
Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty is one big, small family. Smock’s wife Midge, son Duffy, and daughter-in-law Jennifer also work for the company, but Smock sees the whole team as “family,” with their own set of family values.
“Those values include delivering exceptional service, encouraging and supporting each other and putting clients’ interest above our own,” explained Smock.
“Best Commercial Realtor” for 2012 Dan Johnson, a Windermere/CDA Realty Realtor, told North Idaho Business Journal staff that a big part of his success is the company he works for, especially their emphasis on giving.
“(We) believe very strongly about giving back to the communities in which we live. (Windermere/CDA Realty) has made a sincere commitment to improving the lives of children, families, and neighbors in crisis through their volunteerism, monetary gifts, and the Windermere Foundation,” said Pat Krug, who runs the foundation’s well-known Christmas giving program to aid low-income families in North Idaho.
“The basic philosophy of giving back to the community is role-modeled by the owners and the many representatives and employees who truly believe that they are blessed by their actions. Each representative/employee of Windermere gives a percentage of their fees from every professional sale to the Windermere Foundation,” Krug added.
This full service residential and commercial brokerage has offices at 1000 Northwest Blvd. in Coeur d’Alene (208) 664-9221; 1616 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls (208) 777-9900; and the newest location in Hayden, 867 Prairie Ave. (208) 762-4888. Through the Website CdaRealty.com viewers may easily see every property, listed by every company in the palm on their hands with smart phones.http://www.cdapress.com/best_of_north_idaho/article_f14491d8-798f-11e1-995a-0019bb2963f4.html
Congratulations Windermere Agents!
- The Windermere Report: Coeur d’Alene MLS, North Idaho Real Estate Market Review for 2011 (realestatebrowser.wordpress.com)
Thinking of Selling?
Post Falls—Home with shop, home size is not an issue, but must be in pretty good condition—up to $159,000
CDA/Post Falls—single story, private, treed, 2000SF, 3bed/2bath home–$300,000
From I 90 to downtown—3bed/2bath, min 1500SF, older look, nice neighborhood–$250,000
CDA/Rathdrum/Hayden/Post Falls—main floor living, 1800SF, 3bed–$180,000
North Idaho—3bed/2bath with room for horses–$180,000
CDA/Hayden—single level /all main floor living, 2+bed/2bath, larger lot at least .25 acre with large trees—up to $160,000
Coeur d’Alene, ID October 26—
The Oetken Group of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty proudly announce that Randy Oetken, Realtor®, has now earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation. This designation is achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation.
Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally.
The Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) designation was created to recognize agents who have taken the extra step to receive professional negotiation training. It indicates advanced training and skill development in this key area, and clients can be much more confident in their agent’s ability to help them achieve their desired goals if the agent has earned the CNE designation.
With professional negotiation skills, agents will typically obtain better results for their clients. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during sales/purchase negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes.
Bottom line: CNE agents know how to influence and persuade others more effectively than agents without professional negotiation training.
Randy and Christy Oetken have been Realtors ® with Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty since 2000. They are consistently top-producing agents in North Idaho, and were recognized as Windermere’s Top Listers in 2011.
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life . Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” -Steve Jobs in an interview with CNN Money March7, 2008
What are you doing today? This week? This year?
What are you doing with your brief life?
We are asking ourselves this question this morning, remembering once again, a great man, who spent his brief life doing what he felt was important.
A timely and poignant reminder to us all.
Let’s live today for what’s really important. How about it?
- Things that make you go hmmm – “Brainy” quotes from the late Apple founder (technology-headlines.com)
- Steve Jobs (dsight.wordpress.com)