Monthly Archives: April 2011

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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What is the True Cost of the Interest Rate Increase?

Dear Friends, It’s probably no surprise that rising interest rates have a significant impact on your pocket book. But how much of an impact?  The True Cost may shock you! Consider this: The average stay in a home is 5 to … Continue reading

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Oetkens Named 2011 Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty Top Listers

Here’s a “sneak peek” at our Front Page Ad that will be published in tomorrow’s Coeur d’Alene Press.  Thinking of selling?  We’re hard workers.  Put us to work for you! Call us for your FREE Comparative Market Analysis.  To see … Continue reading

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New Listing: Riverfront Acreage with House, Cabin, Shop & Garden House

We just listed this beautiful home on the Coeur d’Alene River: Killarney Lake Road  We hate to brag, but we can’t help but notice the noteworthy comparisons between this lovely property and its namesake, a beautiful National Park on the Emerald … Continue reading

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A Creek Runs Through this 6 Acre Parcel!

A Ticklish icy splash…a mischievious winking flash… tittering and giggling and skipping along the rocks on the water…  The West Fork of Pine Creek gambols through this 6 acre natural wonderland.  Come and play! Build your dream home on this … Continue reading

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4 big money mistakes of first-time homebuyers

First-time homebuyers almost always make a few mistakes when buying their home. Perhaps they pay too much, choose the wrong type of mortgage or neglect to budget for needed home improvements. Working with a trustworthy, experienced lender can help prevent … Continue reading

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GATED 15 ACRE LAKEFRONT ESTATE | LUXURY HOME

  – GATED 15 ACRE LAKEFRONT ESTATE | LUXURY HOME. View a photo tour on www.LuxuryPortfolio.com   Call to schedule your private tour of this Luxury Estate Christy Oetken 208-660-0506

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Remembering “Browser”

Our Schnauzer “Browser” was probably the most famous dog in Idaho.  Over the years, we have featured him in our print and electronic advertizing. He’s even been on a billboard! If you had the pleasure of knowing him, you’ll know … Continue reading

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