There are some beautiful homes for sale in Kootenai County between the prices of $250,000 and $500,000. From gorgeous prairie views in The Meadows in Post Falls to lush trees in Dalton Gardens, your ideal home awaits you. Check out all of the Coeur d’Alene area homes for sale between $250,000 and $500,000 here . […]
Category Archives: For Buyers
Spice * Interest * Transparency * Realism – WHAT?
Today is Tuesday. Tuesday’s and Friday’s are the days each week I have dedicated to provide YOU with something spicy, interesting, transparent, realistic, etc. about real estate in the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls markets. Perhaps I’m just not feeling spicy or interesting today. I’m always transparent and realistic (sometimes WAAYYYY too much so), so […]
Is it dumb to finance a home purchase?
Caught your attention?! In most cases, no, it’s not dumb to finance the purchase of your home. However, there are some things that are really dumb to finance. Recently Dave Ramsey asked his twitter followers what the dumbest things they financed were. He shared the Top 10 Dumbest Things Financed. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve […]
Know when to buy or sell real estate, by looking at new car sales
In order to know when you’ve hit bottom in a bad economy, you have to look at various industries. I like to look at housing and at automobiles. When the economy is improving, more people buy vehicles. When more people buy vehicles, they start buying houses. When more people buy houses, prices stop depreciating, stabilize […]
What is absorption rate and what does it have to do with me buying a home in Post Falls or Coeur d’Alene?
What is absorption rate and what does it have to do with me buying a home in Post Falls or Coeur d’Alene? Absorption rate, in a nutshell, tells us if the current amount of homes on the market are increasing or decreasing in number. A “healthy” absorption rate is is between 4-8 months of inventory. […]
4 easy steps to eliminate sensory overload when shopping for a home.
As a home buyer, do you know if you are in sensory overload? Sensory overload is: a condition where one or more of the senses are strained and it becomes difficult to focus on the task at hand. Are there homes that make you breath a huge sigh of relief, that make you feel relaxed? […]
Ask the Agent: Is there down payment assistance available in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls?
Q. Is there down payment assistance available in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls? A. YES. Absolutely! Post Falls has several down payment options, including loans with zero down payment. Coeur d’Alene has available some loans with down payment assistance for income qualified buyers. Want to know if you can get into a home with zero […]
USDA loans – what are they – what’s the difference between direct and guaranteed?
USDA loans – what are they – what’s the difference between direct and guaranteed? USDA Direct Loans – are loans that are directly funded by the Government. These loans are available for low and very-low income individuals or households purchase homes in “rural” areas. In Kootenai County, rural areas include Post Falls and Rathdrum (as […]
Real Estate Investors: Are you watching the right metrics?
As a real estate investor (or someone who wants to be a real estate investor) … Are you watching the right metrics? I never, ever, watch the news on TV. I also don’t read the newspaper. I also don’t go to news websites. Call me crazy. I’m in the real estate business – how on earth […]