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North Idaho Real Estate Market: You May Be Interested to Know…

We thought you’d like to know a few facts about our ever-changing (improving!) Real Estate Market in North Idaho: •Pending Homes sales are the highest they have been since they  were impacted by the Home Buyers’ Credit back in April … Continue reading

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NAR: Contracted Sales Up by 12.8% over last year

National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Sales Report which showed that contracted sales were 12.8% higher than the same month last year and higher than any time since sales were impacted by the Homebuyers’ Credit back in April … Continue reading

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2011 YTD STATS: Curious About the Real Estate Market in Our Area?

Just staying in touch! If you are interested in knowing what is going on in our area, give us a call. We stay on top of all the changing market conditions in our area. Call us today! 208-660-0506 Want to … 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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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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Good News: Existing Home Sales Jump

As you wander through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye on the donut and not on the hole! -Sign in the Mayflower Coffee Shop, Chicago  This quote came to us through our Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty newsletter … Continue reading

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Browser’s Friends in Cougar Gulch

Browser wants to give a “Howl-Out” to our new friends in Cougar Gulch area.  We sold them this property last year, and we were so pleased to receive their Christmas Card last month.   Here are the pictures of their beautiful family enjoying … 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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Strong Rebound in Pending Home Sales

Washington, DC, December 02, 2010 Pending home sales jumped in October, showing a positive uptrend since bottoming in June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, rose 10.4 percent to 89.3 based … Continue reading

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