Tag Archives: Market Value

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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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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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.  From his wide-rimmed cowboy hat to his roper boots, Mike Castleman fits moviedom’s image of the lanky Texas … Continue reading

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2011 Windermere Market Review

Hello, Friends!  Our Annual Windermere Report (see link below) is an overview of last year’s real estate market and a forecast of the trends, opportunities, and challenges we can expect in the coming months. Forecasting the future is always a … Continue reading

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Most Bang for Your Buck: Replace the Front Door in 2011!

Daily Real Estate News  |  December 16, 2010  |   Owners Recoup More with Exterior Home Projects As part of the 2010-11 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, Realtors® recently rated exterior replacement projects among the most cost-effective home improvement projects, demonstrating that curb appeal … Continue reading

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Market News: SOLD Residential Comparison 2005 – 2010

Here’s the data from the Coeur d’Alene MLS.  Are you thinking of selling your home in 2011? The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, rose 10.4 percent to 89.3 based on contracts signed in October from 80.9 in September. … Continue reading

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How to Compete Against Bank-Owned and Short Sales Homes

Here’s a blog article that we thought you might appreciate, written by a noted Short Sale Real Estate expert. Wondering what your Coeur d’Alene area property is REALLY worth in today’s market? Call us for a FREE Market Analysis. We’d … Continue reading

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