Tag Archives: Market News

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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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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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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Market News: 2011 Real Estate Market Forecast

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We Have What Santa Wants!

Here’s What Santa Likes, According to the National Association of Realtors and Zillow.com.  But we’ve posted a few suggestions (after the Realtor.org Mag article…) that Santa should add to his Christmas Wish List! Daily Real Estate News  |  December 16, 2010  |   Rooftop Deliveries: … 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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