Sunday, February 16, 2014

Download KW APP for a chance to win 50k code KW2BF901G

Win $50,000 by downloading home search ap
Do you have a smart phone?
 
Keller Williams is trying to promote the new mobile APP and they are offering a $50,000 grand prize in their sweepstakes. Just go to http://app.kw.com/kw/index.php?tcode=KW2BF901G&ctmpl=kw
Download the AP and put in code KW2BF901G for your chance to win the $50k
GOOD LUCK!

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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Best Deals $53,000 3 bedroom 2 bath basement, garage on .45 acre in Clark Fork Idaho

 

See the bank owned auction listing at 204 Railroad Clark fork Ave 83811 http://www.northidahosandpoint.com/listing/mlsid/548/propertyid/14-1016/

$53,000 3 bedroom 2 bath basement, canning / utility room, formal dining, basement, garage on .45 acre in Clark Fork Idaho



This is now a bank owned property to be sold at auction on Feb 10, 2014.

Bright and roomy 3 bed 1.75 bath, magnificent hardwood floors, updated kitchen and baths. Unfinished daylight basement and shop, deck

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Waterfront home with horse set up and pool Bank Owned Deal

Great deals come in all different sizes. I have always loved this home and now it is on the market as a bank owned foreclosure. Once listed for 1,9 million it is now on the market for $829,000
 

Randal Franz at remax has this waterfront estate complete with a 4588 square foot Caribou Creek log home, indoor pool, garage, horse set up, shop, barn, dock on 24.60 acres. It is rare to find a waterfront parcel so large.


This magnificent 3 Bedroom/2.5 bath Caribou Creek log home has

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Waterfront home with horse set up and pool Bank Owned Deal

Great deals come in all different sizes. I have always loved this home and now it is on the market as a bank owned foreclosure. Once listed for 1,9 million it is now on the market for $829,000
 

Randal Franz at remax has this waterfront estate complete with a 4588 square foot Caribou Creek log home, indoor pool, garage, horse set up, shop, barn, dock on 24.60 acres. It is rare to find a waterfront parcel so large.


This magnificent 3 Bedroom/2.5 bath Caribou Creek log home has

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Biggest home seller mistakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-26-2014



Rain Silverhawk

Keller Williams Sandpoint

208-610-0011

Rain@lakeandhomes.com

http://www.northidahosandpoint.com





BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES

Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home

 

Sandpoint, ID: The most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often well within the control of the home seller according to a recent survey by

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Biggest home seller mistakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-26-2014



Rain Silverhawk

Keller Williams Sandpoint

208-610-0011

Rain@lakeandhomes.com

http://www.northidahosandpoint.com





BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES

Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home

 

Sandpoint, ID: The most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often well within the control of the home seller according to a recent survey by

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Anglers Paradise North Idaho

North Idaho is an anglers Paradise filled with Rivers, Creeks Ponds, lakes, sloughs and waterways. No matter if you are a serious Angler looking for the Big One or you just want to take the kids for a sure fire fishing experience, North Idaho is the place for you. You can get out the down riggers for those big fish in the depths of Lake Pend Orielle, cast your fly fishing rod on the many streams, or bundle up in the winter months for a little ice fishing. No matter what your fishing style,

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Campgrounds of North Idaho

Boundary & Bonner Counties
Albeni Cove
Oldtown (US ACofE)

Alpine Park
Hwy 95 & Sagle Rd, Sagle ID
phone: (208) 265-0179

Bartoo Island (boat access only)
Priest Lake Ranger District, Priest Lake (USFS)

Beaver Creek Campground
Priest Lake Ranger District, Nordman ID 83848 (USFS)

Beyond Hope Resort
1267 Peninsula, Hope
phone: (208) 264-5251

Blue Lake RV Park Inc
242 Blue Lake Rd, Bonners Ferry 83847
phone: (208) 267-2029

Carriage House Inn & RV

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

How Much Home Can You Afford?

How Much Home Can You Afford?
The single most important part of buying a house is figuring out how much you can realistically afford to pay. You'll have to take a good look at your budget, debts, credit reports, and credit score. Once you have a good picture of your financial status, start saving as much money as you can for a down payment, closing costs and other extra expenses that come along with buying a house. Extra expenses could include paying for a home inspection (around $300 -

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My Job is to get your house sold

 

 

 

 

 




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Keller Williams | 212 N 1st Ave 101 | Sandpoint | ID | 83864-1436

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Advantages of Getting a Mortgage Preapproval

 

The homebuying process can be exciting, but also stressful. When there are a large number of buyers in the market for real estate, the odds of being able to purchase your desired home can be low. However, getting a mortgage preapproval prior to home shopping can dramatically increase the odds of success.
Make Mortgage Preapproval Your First Step
A mortgage preapproval should be a homebuyer's first step when purchasing a home. A borrower can choose to meet with a lender or get an

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What are HOAs and CCRs?

 

The acronyms "HOA" and "CCRs," although they are used daily by real estate agents, may be unfamiliar to the average person. Let's break down these acronyms and get you up to speed on what homebuyers should know.
HOA
HOA stands for homeowner association – a nonprofit organization that is funded by all the association's members and overseen by an elected board of directors. In some states, HOAs must be registered with the department of real estate or another state regulatory

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Friday, November 22, 2013

11 Reasons to list your home for the holidays

11 reasons to list your home during the Holiday Season.

11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low. 10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year. 9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven

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Eleven reasons to list your home during the holidays

11 reasons to list your home during the Holiday Season.

11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low.

10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.

9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Foreclosures in North Idaho

 

Everyone wants a good deal. Do you keep running into websites that want you to pay for a list of foreclosures? No need to pay, simply ask a real estate agent. If you are looking for foreclosure and bank owned properties in North Idaho, view them all in one place. Covering Bonner County, Kootenai County and Boundary County find your free list of foreclosed properties.

 

Foreclosures in North

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Break down of real estate programs that work.

I recently wrote a review for Market Leader and have had quite a few inquiries from agents about the Market Leader program. Without a doubt my marketing system through Keller Williams works extremely well but there are a few different programs at play here. I will attempt to break down the special qualities of each one, so agents can make an informed choice. Keller Williams uses wolfnet IDX, our own Keller Williams listing system, Market Leader and list hub. I believe it is a combination

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Break down of real estate programs that work.

I recently wrote a review for Market Leader and have had quite a few inquiries from agents about the Market Leader program. Without a doubt my marketing system through Keller Williams works extremely well but there are a few different programs at play here. I will attempt to break down the special qualities of each one, so agents can make an informed choice.

Keller Williams uses wolfnet IDX, our own Keller Williams listing system, Market Leader and list hub. I believe it is a

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Come camping or build your home on 5.70 acres with springs located between 2 lakes

 

Attention pilots 5.70 acre parcel near Timber Basin Airfield, Providence Lake and minutes from Garfield Bay. Great property to camp on or build your dream home. Driveway and cleared building site surrounded by big trees, outstanding mountain views and tons of wildlife. A great place to build your dream hom. Phone and electric nearby and no CCRs. Owner financing may be possible. Contact Rain Silverhawk of Keller Williams (208)610-0011












Equal Housing

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Horse property, riding arena, fenced pasture, trails, barn

Horse property, riding arena, fenced pasture, trails, barn
Sand Creek meanders through this 12 acre horse property bordering USFS. 3 bedrooms with a den or office that could be made into a 4th bedroom. Built in 2006 with covered deck, mountain views, gazebo, fire pit, barn, riding arena, round pen, loafing shed, double walled pump house root cellar, swimming hole, fruit trees, garden area, pond, field fence for goats or horses. There is even a great sledding hill. County maintained road and

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

3 bedroom home on acreage and lake views

Total Privacy With Filtered Lake & Mountain Views! Wonderful 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home w/open floor plan, 2,919 sq ft, tongue & groove vaulted ceilings, built-in fireplace, laundry room & central air. Handicap access throughout main floor of home. Open deck w/outdoor seating & covered hot tub, perfect for year around entertainment. All on 5 wooded acres, nice garden area, fruit trees, sprinkler system, beautifully landscaped, attached over sized 2-car garage, & large detached 4

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3 bedroom home on acreage and lake views

 





















Rain Silverhawk

208-610-0011
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Privacy With Lake views 3 bed 2.5 bath






502 Overlake View Road
Cocolalla, ID 83813



3 Beds 2.5 Baths


$300,000







PROPERTY DETAILS













Price
$300,000


Bedroom(s)
3


Bathroom(s)
2.5


Garage
2


Year
1995


Lot Size
5.06


Schools
Lake Pend Oreille


Area
Cocoalla


Square

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Love where you work Keller Williams Realty reason 1 My listing Syndication

I had a long time associate call me up and he was looking for a new place to hang his license. He wanted to know how my new company was and what I liked about it. I realized that I could not sum it up in just one phone conversation. In all of my years at being a real estate agent and all the companies that I have worked for over the decades, Keller Williams is a remarkable office to work for.
The following posts will be about what I love most about Keller Williams and why I would recommend

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Why I love Keller Williams Reason 2 leads

In all of my years at being a real estate agent and all the companies that I have worked for over the decades, Keller Williams is a remarkable office to work for. Reason number 2 why I would recommend Keller Williams to my colleagues.

The amount of clients that I receive on the Keller Williams Realty site at http://www.northidahosandpoint.com is awesome. The website shows all the listings from both the Coeur D' alene and Sandpoint MLS. It is easy for visitors to search out properties

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Why I love Keller Williams Reason 3 The stats

One of the exciting things in our Keller Williams websites are the stats.

 

 

 

 

Not only do we get how many people visited, we get the break downs of where they are from. This map shows the last 30 days of unique visitors along with the top ten cities that are looking to move to Idaho.

 
I had no idea so many people in Maryland and Louisiana were looking to move to Idaho. This is a new feeder market for us and lets me know that some well placed

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Why I love Keller Williams Reason 3 The stats

One of the exciting things in our Keller Williams websites are the stats.

 



 

 

 

Not only do we get how many people visited, we get the break downs of where they are from. This map shows the last 30 days of unique visitors along with the top ten cities that are looking to move to Idaho.

 

I had no idea so many people in Maryland and Louisiana were looking to move to Idaho. This is a new feeder market for us and lets me know that some well

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Love where you work Keller Williams Realty reason 1

I had a long time associate call me up and he was looking for a new place to hang his license. He wanted to know how my new company was and what I liked about it. I realized that I could not sum it up in just one phone conversation. In all of my years at being a real estate agent and all the companies that I have worked for over the decades, Keller Williams is a remarkable office to work for.
The following posts will be about what I love most about Keller Williams and why I would recommend

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Love where you work Keller Williams Realty Reason 1

I had a long time associate call me up and he was looking for a new place to hang his license. He wanted to know how my new company was and what I liked about it. I realized that I could not sum it up in just one phone conversation. In all of my years at being a real estate agent and all the companies that I have worked for over the decades, Keller Williams is a remarkable office to work for.
The following posts will be about what I love most about Keller Williams and why I would recommend

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Love where you work Keller Williams Realty

I had a long time associate call me up and he was looking for a new place to hang his license. He wanted to know how my new company was and what I liked about it. I realized that I could not sum it up in just one phone conversation. In all of my years at being a real estate agent and all the companies that I have worked for over the decades, Keller Williams is a remarkable office to work for.

The following posts will be about what I love most about Keller Williams and why I would recommend

keller williams realty

Love where you work, Keller Williams Realty!

I had a long time associate call me up and he was looking for a new place to hang his license. He wanted to know how my new company was and what I liked about it. I realized that I could not sum it up in just one phone conversation. In all of my years at being a real estate agent and all the companies that I have worked for over the decades, Keller Williams is a remarkable office to work for.

The following posts will be about what I love most about Keller Williams and why I would recommend

keller williams realty

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Gemstones at Silverhawks

Hi Everyone,

We just launched the new group of gemstones at http://www.samsilverhawk.com/gems1.html

For those on isp's that use cache copies take a look at http://www.samsilverhawk.com/aol69.html

This week you will find

Medicine Bow dendritic agate

Parrot wing jasper

Cherry Creek jasper

Kingman turquoise

Flowering obsidian

Tee Pee Canyon agate

Vistaite

Forest fire jasper

Turquoise

Sugilite

Bumble beed stone

Mohave turquoise set

East Java plume

gemstones for sale

Thursday, June 06, 2013

This Month In Real Estate

 

The recovery of the U.S. housing market now appears to be well This month in real estate
under way. The low level of inventory is having a significant
effect in most markets and we are keeping agents, appraisers,
and home inspectors very busy. April saw a significant jump in sales
velocity with median days on market falling to 46 days from the
previous month's 62 days with 44% of homes selling within one month.
According to

Housing market report

Monday, June 03, 2013

New gemstones at Silverhawks

Greetings Friends,

I've just added Sam's new group of designer beauties to the site, and would like to invite you to stop by for a look at them.
http://www.samsilverhawk.com/gems1.html

For those of you on servers that use cache copies, see the new gemstones here
http://www.samsilverhawk.com/aol62.html
You'll be pleasantly surprised to see what he's been working on! There are 19 in all:

Cherry Creek jasper
Mohave bronzed purple turquoise
Nature's paintbrush

gemstones for sale

Friday, May 31, 2013

New gemstones at little Silverhawks

Greetings friends,

Chris just put up a group of gemstones for you at
http://www.gemstonecabs.com

This week you will find:

Mexican lace agate
Kingman turquoise
Wave dolomite
Parrot wing chrysocolla
Owyhee jasper
Moss agate
Exotica jasper
Ocean jasper
Tiger iron
Bumble bee stone
Marra Mamba tigereye
Imperial jasper
Ammonite
Oco geode
Laguna agate
Butterfly wing jasper
Noreena jasper
Eye agate
Laguna agate
Mexican moss agate
Navajo jasper
Nipomo Marcasite
Ocean

gemstones

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New gemstones at http://www.samsilverhawk.com/gems1.html

Greetings Friends,

I've just added Sam's latest group of new beauties to the site, and invite you to drop by for a look.

http://www.samsilverhawk.com/gems1.html

And for those on servers that use cache copy you can use this link to see the new goodies.

http://www.samsilverhawk.com/aol523.html

This week, you'll find:

Butterfly wing jasper, teardrop

Charoite

Morrisonite jasper

Butterfly wing jasper, catseye

Indo. fossil coral

Rainforest jasper

Indo.

Gemstones for sale

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Just launched gemstones on Little Silverhawks

Greetings Friends,

My son Chris just launched a new group of gemstones at http://www.gemstonecabs.com

This week you will find:

Noreena jasper
Imperial jasper
Mohave turquoise
Morroco agate
Priday Moss agate
Navajo jasper
3 ocean jasper cabs
Turquoise
Forest fire
eye agate
Tiger iron
Butterfly wing jasper
Mexican moss agate
Nipomo Marcasite
Laguna agate

We hope you can come by for a

gemstones

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Own a cafe and store in North Idaho

Great investment on this turnkey successful cafe and country convenience store. Updated siding, roof, wiring, insulation, Central air and heat, Backup generator keeps the business flowing when the electric goes out. While they haven't needed it, there are security cameras and monitors throughout. Beer/Wine/ tobacco lottery sales, food, snacks, fishing gear, household items and an atm. Equipment, Fixtures, inventory, goodwill, web presence 2218 square feet on .82 acres included. Sole

cafe and store

Sportman's Delight! Great year round access on county maintained roads. Close to public lands for hunting and fishing. 3 minutes walking distance to
Bonner Lake public access. Cedar sided home on 2.5 acres with mature trees in a sunny location.

Bonner Lake

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fannie Mae over pricing homes by 20 percent Sign the petition

specialize in short sales and about 6 months ago all I my Fannie Mae short sales (Even the approved ones) were coming back with values way above market price. I found that this has been going on across the nation.

Fannie Mae admits to demanding 20% more than market value for short sale properties - forcing homeowners into foreclosure. They then offer the properties to the public on their homepath.com website at 20% above market value and will give a federally sanctioned Fannie Mae bad

Fannie Mae Petition

Fannie Mae over pricing homes by 20 percent Sign the petition

specialize in short sales and about 6 months ago all I my Fannie Mae short sales (Even the approved ones) were coming back with values way above market price. I found that this has been going on across the nation.

Fannie Mae admits to demanding 20% more than market value for short sale properties - forcing homeowners into foreclosure. They then offer the properties to the public on their homepath.com website at 20% above market value and will give a federally sanctioned Fannie Mae bad

Fannie Mae Petition

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Top Real Estate agents for December 2012

Keller Williams December Top Agents For December productions.

Rain Silverhawk

Patty Muhlhauser

Janice Harvey

Danielle Watson

Penny Carver

Stan and Julie Groves

Greg Link

Dennis Spencer

Dan H and Janet Stevens

Jason Walker

Barbar Swehosky

Jaye Mounsey

John Thomas Sinclair

Paul Ertel

Josh Adams

Brandon Marchand

Debra McMann

Tom and Julie Nolan

Aimee Gerone

Pete Puga
Mike

Rain Silverhawk Top Agent

Keller Williams announces new agents

Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene is excited to announce that Rain Silverhawk is now with Keller Williams! Welcome aboard Rain we are so glad that you are here! See Keller Williams on Face Book









http://www.lakeandhomes.com

http://www.lakeandhomes.com/sale for listings
info@lakeandhomes.com
Rain Silverhawk

keller Williams, coeur d' Alene, Sandpoint, Idaho

Mortgage debt relief act extended

For those of you in a facing a foreclosure, principle reduction, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or short sale. on your home, the debt forgiveness act of 2007 has been extended for another year.

Under the IRS tax code forgiven debt was treated as income subject to federal income tax. Homeowners who get their mortgage debt forgiven through a short sale, deed-in-lieu or loan modification will not be taxed on the debt forgiven on the amount forgiven up to $2,000,000.

On Jan. 1 both

Mortgage debt relief act extended

What I do for my clients selling a home

Ready to sell your home, both of us have alot of work to do.

 

 

 

I often hear from people that I wear many hats throughout the day. During a typical day I am on the phone calling banks, title companies, well drillers, excavators, clients, plumbers, surveyors, etc.

 

I may be giving advice, digging a hole, providing counselling, working on a computer, repairing a hole in the drywall, juggling schedules. Sometimes I go home and feel like dropping, but

selling a home

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Waterfront home for $93,000 WOW! 6745 North River Rd Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

6745 North River Rd Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 See Full Listing 6745 North River Rd Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Waterfront property on the Kootenai river for $93k! Freshly painted, Older 2 bedroom home with a basement on 3/4 acre splittable lot. Detached two car garage and large storage building, mud room. In city limits with all city services yet feels like out in the country. End of the road privacy, great views, and no future buildings around you. Year round living or build your dream home and use it as a guest house. Call Rain 208-610-0011 Details: Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.0 Square Feet: 1664 Acres: 0.76 Built: 1976 School District: Boundary Listing Price: $93,000 Rain Silverhawk Keller WIlliams For more information please see my website at North Idaho Property or contact me at rain@lakeandhomes.com

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Rain Silverhawk Moving To Keller Williams

Greetings Friends,

It brings me great sadness to announce to you that Sandpoint Realty has closed their doors and I have decided to make Keller Williams Sandpoint my new home. I have been following their growth, networking and marketing endeavors for some time and have been very impressed with them on a whole.

The good news for you as sellers is that we will start from scratch with new marketing plans for your property. I will be putting alot of energy into new promotion of your listing, new flyers, virtual tours, videos, postcards will be made for you. A email campaign will be sent to buyers who have an interest in your property. Your property will be entered in as a new listing in both Multiple Listing Systems (MLS) and in the Keller Williams networking system. All of my listings will be viewed by the office and we will have a whole new set of people who will be thinking of your property when they have clients. While you have been included in about 100 websites before, you will get even more exposure with your property appearing on almost 900 websites. WOW! Even I am impressed.

For my buyers we have even more ways to see properties and save your favorites. A good staff to answer phones when I am out in the field. I will be able to stay in touch with you even better than before and meet your needs even quicker.

I look forward to trying some of the innovative marketing plans from this new company and will look at this as a bright new beginning for us all.

Lets make 2013 a great year!
Rain Silverhawk

For more information please see my websites at www.northidahosandpoint.com
rainsilverhawk.kwrealty.com
Rainsilverhawk.yourkwagent.com
lakeandhomes.com

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Five Reasons Why Canadians Are Snapping Up U.S. Real Estate - Walletpop Canada

Five Reasons Why Canadians Are Snapping Up U.S. Real Estate - Walletpop Canada





Canadians have long had an interest in U.S. real estate, especially in sunny vacation spots in Florida and Arizona. It is rare though for such a great window of opportunity to open as it has now.



Whether you are looking for a vacation home or an investment, here are five reasons why now is a good time to buy Stateside:



More Americans Are Renting. The housing crash in the U.S. combined with the financial crisis and recession have caused a great number of people to give up the "American dream" of owning a home. According to newspaper USA Today, 72% of Americans surveyed in August said home ownership was part of their dream, down from 77% at the beginning of the year. Greater demand for rental property has helped push rental returns higher in some U.S. cities, particularly for homes with three or more bedrooms. You can search historical rental rates at Rentbits.com.

The Canadian Dollar Is Strong. The loonie has been hovering at just below parity with the greenback with the potential to break higher. The strength of the loonie is above its historical average over the past 10 years of about US78 cents. The strength against the greenback makes purchasing U.S.-dollar denominated goods cheaper compared to most other times in the past, and most likely the future too.





House Prices Are Low And Affordable. The house price declines that began back in 2006 are still affecting the U.S. market, with values down 28% since that time. Some analysts don't expect house prices on a national level to begin to rise for about three years. However, house prices differ by city and some popular markets have already seen prices stabilize. Even so, it will likely be a while before U.S. house prices rise, therefore investors should be looking at the long-term.

Mortgage Rates Are At Historical Lows. U.S. mortgage rates are at a record low. At present there are 30-year fixed rate mortgages on the market for as low as 3.8%. Low rates can save a home buyer thousands of dollars over the long-term.

Good Potential For Future Profits. The combination of the above average Canadian dollar, low U.S. house prices and rent appreciation can mean some big profits for buyers in the future. Investors should focus on the long-term because it will take some time for house prices to rise. Once the U.S. market begins to improve, the Canadian dollar will likely move back towards it's historical average, meaning gains for those invested in U.S. assets.

The U.S. housing market varies dramatically by city, so thoroughly research your area of interest before making a decision. According to USA Today, it is cheaper to rent than buy in New York, Seattle, Fort Worth, Omaha and Sacramento. On the other hand, it is cheaper to buy than rent in Arlington (Texas), Fresno, Miami, Mesa (Arizona) and Phoenix. This is based on multiplying rents by 12 months and comparing the cost to a year's worth of mortgage repayments.



Buying property in the U.S. as a foreigner is a little more complicated than it is for locals. For instance, lenders generally require a higher deposit. There are also tax implications. For more on this, look out for my upcoming blog on How To Buy Property Overseas.



And every investor thinking of buying U.S. real estate should keep a watchful eye on developments in the mounting foreclosure scandal prompting headlines right now south of the border. It may be a buyers' market, but those buyers need to be more vigilant than ever.
For more information please see my website at North Idaho Property or contact me at rain@lakeandhomes.com

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Current Pending Listings

It has been really busy lately. I had 2 closings last week and I have 7 Pending in escrow right now spread all over Bonner County.

 

1024 Spades Road Sagle Idaho 83860 Short sale on great home on 5 beautiful acres. 2 bedrooms, office, dining room, updated kitchen and bath. Easy year round access on county road. RV shed, shop building, fenced yard. Attic could be fixed up for bedrooms and there is a great full basement ready for your workshop and storage.



188 Artemis Road

Pending listings

Lot on Gold Coin Lane with dock $50,000

Awesome Lake Pend Oreile views from this quiet lot on the east side of lovely Garfield Bay. Property is wooded with a great building site. Electric, septic, phone and shared well included. Property used to have mobile home so it is ready for building. Listing includes ownership of boatslip#29 at Garfield Bay "corporate" docks. Yearly assessment for "View Point Properties Assoc" is $125, yearly fee for dock maimtenace is $400. Possible sellar terms with substantial

waterfront

SOLD!!!! 5857 Sagle Road $175,000

BRAND NEW HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION HOME ON OVER 1 ACRE . This home features an bright, open great room with: Kitchen that has Hickory Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Travertine Back splash, Stainless Steel appliances, Wood Floors and Bronze Fixtures. The open concept has beautiful mountain views out the South Facing Windows. A raised hearth wood stove heats the whole house. Built with energy efficiency in mind! Main Floor Master bedroom en suite

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

80 Indian Meadows Road 4 bedroom home edge of Sandpoint Idaho

Enjoy living on the edge of downtown Sandpoint in this beautiful and private home. You can access miles of trail system just out your back door in addition to SWAC just 1 mile away. The home is immaculate in addition to an impeccable yard with established perennials and raised garden beds. This is a fabulous and friendly neighborhood. During those cool days you can enjoy radiant heated floors and the inserted gas fireplace. Items included: Hot-tub, Garden Shed and all major appliances. 4

Sandpoint Home for sale

Walk to lake and US Forest land 3 bedroom $96,500

Close to lake and USFS. Well cared for 2004 3 bedroom 2 bath features spacious kitchen with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, beautiful landscaping, garden fountain and pond, fruit trees, half circle drive, and fenced yard. Includes storage shed and carport, community water and NO CCR's. Close to lake Pend Oreille at Talache, Past Mirror & Shepherd Lake for an ideal year-round outdoor enthusiast or vacation home. Competitively priced with motivated sellers.

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314 Overlake View Rd 5 bedroom overlooking lake

reat views of Cocolalla lake. Pride in ownership in this like new 5BR 3 bath home on 1.84 Ac. Great Room Chalet with balcony. Large family room, Office,
Den, fireplace, Daylight Bsmt. Views from every level. Solid Pine doors and cabinets. Radiant Floor Heat, Decks, Balcony and covered porch, mile ccrs on
County Road.

5 bedroom overlooking lake