Home Ownership

Home Ownership Bush Tax Cuts May Expire January 1: Homeowners of $1 M+ Properties Beware Bush Tax Cuts May Expire January 1: Homeowners of $1 M+ Properties Beware Do you own a home valued over 1 million dollars? Beware! Congress may allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire on January 1, 2013. What does this mean for homeowners of properties valued over $1,000,000? Capital Gains taxes may rise as high […]
Home Ownership Historically Low Interest Rates = More House for Your Money Now is a TERRIFIC time to purchase a home! BUY NOW, while rates are low. Call Randy and Christy Oetken 208-660-0506 Oetken@RealEstate-Browser.com Want to search the Coeur d’Alene Multiple Listing Service for available properties? Our website features a No-Registration, No Hassle Search Tool! Visit www.RealEstate-Browser.com
Buyers JUST SOLD: Exquisite Lake Coeur d’Alene View home We just sold this Exquisite Lake Coeur d’Alene View home overlooking Blue Creek Bay. Randy Oetken has just earned his CNE Designation: Certified Negotiation Expert. CNE Agents Uncover Information more effectively, Get More, Give Less &  Retain More Control in Real Estate negotiations. Thinking of Buying or Selling? We have the training, skills & experience […]
$200,000 JUST SOLD: Brand New Craftsman Style Hayden Home We just sold this Brand New Craftsman Home in Balser Estates. Randy Oetken has just earned his CNE Designation: Certified Negotiation Expert. CNE Agents Uncover Information more effectively, Get More, Give Less & Retain More Control in Real Estate negotiations. Thinking of Buying or Selling? We have the training, skills & experience to help you […]
Around $200,000 NORTH IDAHO REAL ESTATE: Price Reduction in Coeur d’Alene’s Indian Meadows Neighborhood Shady 1 Acre Shangri-La. Impeccably landscaped woodland home trimmed with split-rail fencing— An idyllic setting in a friendly neighborhood. This home has a very open 1952sq ft of living space. California-split floorplan accommodates 3 generous upstairs bedrooms, plus one bedroom on the lower level. An open staircase overlooks the 2 story living room with wood-burning […]
$200,000 NORTH IDAHO REAL ESTATE: Price Reductions in Hayden & Cataldo BRAND NEW CRAFTSMAN HOME 3BR/2BA + Den Fine Finishes & Amenities include Granite Kitchen & Master Bath Counters 2 Car Garage & RV Parking NEW PRICE $195,000 ROSE LAKE VIEW HOME ON 1/2 ACRE 3br/1.5ba    1440 sq ft .49 Acre Near Sportsman’s Access & Public Boat Dock NOW $145,000 Call Randy or Christy Oetken of […]
Auction HUD Extends Unemployed Mortgage Relief Program
Acreage NEW HARRISON AREA LISTING: Private 10 Acre Home with Creek A CREEK RUNS THROUGH IT! Escape to the cool, shady creek-side respite on this private, forested & groomed 10+ acres. Fenced & cross fenced, barn & outbuildings. 5BR/3BA, 3405 sq ft home includes a finished daylight basement with a Kitchenette, EnSuite Bedroom & Family Room -Possible in-law or guest quarters. RV Parking & additional Shop/Garage. […]
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FHA SHORT SALE: 6 Bedroom Hayden Area Home 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, […]
Build Your Custom Home Building or Remodeling? Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components – What is the longest-lasting Deck for the back yard? – Are Granite Counters worth the high price tag in the long run? – How long will it be before we really MUST paint the house again? – Should we spring for the Hardwood Flooring or go with the Laminate? – Is the  “50 Year […]
Around $200,000 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Market News: Reduced Kootenai County FHA Loan limits? FHA Loan limits for Kootenai County may be reduced from $280,250 to $271,050 after September 30th. NOW is the time for you to lock in your loan at the higher values and at historic low interest rates! Let us help you take advantage of historic low interest rates and obtain the home of your dreams. […]
Acreage Coeur d’Alene Area Real Estate for about $200,000 or less Hello, Friends! Last week, we passed along some good news in our post, GOOD NEWS! Pending Home Sales UP 49% Here’s an excerpt: 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 […]
Bank-Owned 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% […]
Acreage Post Falls Area Real Estate: 2 10 Acre View Parcels Leatherwood Estates BUILD YOUR CUSTOM ESTATE IN LEATHERWOOD! Explore the length and breadth of these 10 Acre parcels to discover their truly exquisite characteristics: numerous possible home sites, treed areas, rock outcroppings & tremendous valley, mountain, and Lake Newman views! A very private & serene part of North Idaho, and located south of the Spokane River, […]
Activities OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY: Brand New Craftsman Home Open House Sunday, June 5 12 – 3pm 3216 W Magistrate Loop, Hayden NEW PRICE! Almost Finished: Come tour this BRAND NEW Craftsman Style  3BR/2BA in Balser Estates: will be move-in ready in just a few weeks. Amenities include Granite Kitchen, Den/4th BR! NOW $219,900 Get Directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3216+W+Magistrate+Hayden+ID++83835&hl=en&sll=47.755777,-116.830746&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&view=map&f=d&daddr=3216+W+Magistrate+Loop,+Hayden,+ID+83835&geocode=CbJpF2krqMx3FQGy2AId5k0J-Q&t=h&ll=47.755777,-116.830746&spn=0.006295,0.009364&output=embed View Larger Map Directions: Atlas, W on […]
Buyers What do you think: Require 20% Down? Friends, We pass this along to you in an effort to keep you informed.  This article was forwarded to us this week from various sources, especially the Realtor Action Center. We’d love to hear from you.  Comments are open for your opinion on the proposed 20% Down Payment requirement. Proposed QRM Regulations Could Stifle Housing […]
Buyers Nationwide Open House Dream Weekend, June 4 and 5 Watch for more information on our Dream Weekend Open Houses. We will be showcasing some of Our Listings on June 4 & 5! Summer Event Will Put Spotlight on Home Ownership The 2011 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House will be held on the weekend of, June 4-5, 2011. This event, which began on a local level […]
Acreage OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY: 4545 Meadow Lane, Coeur d’Alene Open House Sunday, May 1 12 – 3 pm Rustic Craftsman Elegance is articulated in an impressive list of posh amenities. This Single level residence on 2.4 Acres in Harbor View Estates incorporates nature’s finest materials: Granite Counters, Custom Knotty Alder woodwork & Cabinetry & stone rockwork throughout. An exceptionally equipped Gourmet Kitchen is outfitted […]
Buyers US News: Post Falls Named one of 10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement There you have it!  USNews.com has discovered what the rest of us have known all along.  This time, Post Falls has been recognized in the Top 10 Most Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement.  Below are excerpts from the full article: 10 Best Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement These places offer scenic views and groomed slopes […]
Buyers Should I Buy or just Rent? A Cost/Benefit Analysis You might be surprised to find that a careful Cost/Benefit Analysis still favors BUYING, despite increasing interest rates.  Here’s one scenario: What Does Opportunity Cost Mean? Here is a great explanation we found at www.investopedia.com: 1. The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. Put another way, the […]