Category Archives: Interest

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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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Mortgage Interest Deduction: WE SUPPORT IT!

Mortgage Interest Deduction?  OF COURSE! We’re with Lawrence Yun, of the National Association of Realtors: It’s a common misperception that the mortgage interest deduction benefits primarily the wealthy, as argued in the Washington Post’s January 1 editorial, “Trim the Excessive … Continue reading

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