Friday, September 19, 2014

Get a Discount on Your Mortgage

Get a Discount on Your Mortgage


Lending giants Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup reportedly will offer mortgages at discounted rates to stir more lending among low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit histories. The loans will be originated through a program by the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, a national nonprofit group that primarily assists low- to moderate-income borrowers.
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

New York Times, July 2007, Idaho: The Last Wilderness.

Published: July 1, 2007
The last wilderness

CURIOUS it may be, but there is not a single national park in Idaho, a state with more public forest land, more wilderness, more white water than any other in the country outside of the superlative-trumping asterisk of Alaska. It has two dozen sites as part of a national historical park dedicated to the Nez Perce Indians, but nothing on the order of a velvet-roped shank of mega scenery.


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Business Week, July 2006, Best Places to Retire

Beyond Florida And Arizona

Storybook villages, quaint harbors, and a thriving arts community make Door County, Wis., a cozy spot for retirees. But for adventurous people like David E. Nevalainen, there's lots more: plenty of land -- Nevalainen built a 3,000-square-foot log home on 70 mostly wooded acres with two private ponds -- opportunities to indulge such hobbies as blacksmithing and target-shooting, and intriguing folks with whom to socialize.
Nevalainen, 62, and his wife, Jean Barrett,

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Sunset Magazine June 2014 42 perfect summer trips

42 perfect summer trips

Treat yourself to one of these great drives, islands, beach towns, lakes, or wilderness escapes

Cool and blue: Priest Lake is the least developed of northern Idaho's trio of lakes.
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Pristine waters in Idaho's lake country

Deep, blue, and busy are three words that sum up three of the West's most beautiful lakes: Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille, and Priest. Each has its own character

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National Geographic Idaho's Last Stand
Idaho’s Last Stand
Lakefront living in a tight-knit mountain retreat.
Text by Sarah Tuff

The only drawback to life in an idyllic adventure haven is that, inevitably, some glossy magazine comes through town and blows its cover. But we wager to say that, given the local character, quiet Sandpoint (pop. 8,100) will continue to fight off land rushes and unsightly sprawl. Anchored in Idaho’s wild

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CNN Travel lists Schweitzer Mountain Resort as one of 7 Underrated Ski Resorts

CNN Travel lists Schweitzer Mountain Resort as one of 7 Underrated Ski Resorts, noting that it’s unlikely you’ll wait more than five minutes in the lift line, in a Feb. 24, 2012 feature
(CNN) -- You've heard of Aspen, Jackson Hole and Whistler, but how about Copper Mountain, Grand Targhee and Revelstoke? These ski resorts may lack the buzz of their more glamorous neighbors, but they make up for it in snowfall, value and fewer crowds.
So hop on a lift before winter winds

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Second homes: Having it all in Sandpoint, Idaho USA Today


Best for: Lake sports, winter skiing, year-round arts.
Claim to fame: The annual Festival at Sandpoint, in its 28th year, is a non-profit music event featuring performers such as Clint Black, Boz Scaggs, the Subdudes and Blues Traveler.
Don't miss: The Floating Restaurant, known as "the floater," off the beach in Hope has been a landmark for 25 years.
Getting there: The airport in Spokane, Wash., is 75 miles away (about a 1½-hour

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