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Home Buying in Coeur D Alene : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 25, 2017
Cdahomebuyer answered:
I recommend Tommy at Platinum Home Inspectors. He is a fantastic Inspector. His # is 208-696-1499
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
Patrickmichaelii asked:
I I want to edit it and correct it ... as I plan on selling the house in the near future. 1720 I saw no option to be able to do so???
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Amanda Kuespert answered:
Great question MLSTEE. I have went through our MLS there is a handful of homes that offer in-law suite or a guest home. If you would like- please email me and I will get you a list of all the homes that are available with this criteria. Look forward to talking with you soon!

Take Care,
Amanda Kuespert
North Idaho Real Estate
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Thu Nov 6, 2014
Sean Fritz answered:
Hi Penne,
I realize you asked this question a while back, but I guess it's never too late to just answer a query. I can't give you the average closed price on duplex/triplex sales in the last six months, because Idaho is a non-disclosure state. However, I can tell you that the average list price for such properties that have closed in the last six months is right about $211k, with an average time on the market of 97 days. These results are for Hayden and Couer d'Alene, as you mentioned those were your areas of interest. I do hope this helps you. Have a lovely day.
-Sean Fritz
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Post Falls Whanda answered:
As the buyer, I paid an additional inspection fee (~$100) to include a radon test with my house inspection even though my agent strongly advised me not to (no idea why but I don't let others decide my choice to accept cancer). The test results showed that radon levels in the house exceeded EPA suggested maximums for avoiding cancer, so the buyer paid the $1k cost of having a mitigation system installed. My house is on a cement slab, but places with a crawl space might have less issue with radon gas buildup. ... more
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Reid & Susan Fawcett answered:
Hey there, it looks like condo HOA fees are $195 per month, taxes at this unit are $1568 annually, and there are 117 units currently. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or requests anytime.

Have a great day!

Reid Fawcett
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Shane Greenfield answered:
Hello! I just closed a VA funded home for my buyers on Friday and am very versed in the process. If I can be of any assistance, please let me know how. You can reach me on my cell @ 208.640.1269 or my email - ... more
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Janna Rankin Scharf answered:
Athought not for everyone, leas option is a viable option, and I am aware of a few properties in the greater Coeur d'Alene area that are available under such an agreement. Give me a call and I will tell you about them.. ... more
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Sun May 5, 2013
Janna Rankin Scharf answered:
Kootenai County, which you have already learned. I would be happy to help your relocating buyers by sending a relocation packet of great information and valued resources. Let me know how I can help! ... more
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
bavner0322 answered:
HELLO, I was not sure if you have found a home yet? I just listed my home that is beautiful! I bought it in CDA for a job as Human Resources Vice President at Coldwater Creek and I commuted each day to Sandpoint. The house is half way up the mountain overlooking Hayden Lake. The address is 3001 E Packsaddle Drive, Coeur d' Alane, Idaho. We now live in Fla and Chicago. The Garage, entrance, kitchen, dining, Great room and full bath and two bedrooms, deck on main floor There is a beautiful master on the second floor with deck . Lower level has two more bedrooms main room Large office.
Large outdoor area for garden etc.
All three levels have glass . House is MLS listed . Be well Brett Avner 239-989-8029
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Janet Mulcare answered:
The MLS now has an imbedded program, RPR that can help realtors find all properties that are getting ready to be foreclosed. Its an amazing informations source, great for everyone looking to cash in on the foreclosure market. Not only can I see my own city or state, but I have the entire US at my fingertips. All I need is a zipcode. ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Shane Greenfield answered:
Morning Anthony,

Its been said a couple of times how great the area is, and I can attest to that. Lived here almost all my life, family is from here, moved a couple of times but keep moving back home. The great thing about the area, is no matter where you are, your close to everything you mentioned.

At the bottom of my comment, I made a quick search in relation to what you asked for. It is current as of today, and will give you an idea of whats on the market in the range you spoke of. At the top, it says "Map" and you can see how they are spread out there. My info is included on it, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know. Thank you and good luck!

Edit, wrong link, fixed now!
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Christine Brochier answered:
This is a great time to buy waterfront or secondary waterfront in our area.I would love to send you all the best deals at this time.My email is & cell is 208-964-2136
Would love to help you find your way home in North Idaho...
My good friend works for Delta as a flight attendant that just loves the short commute to Spokane Airport.
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Chuck & Christina Ethridge answered:
Hello there -

I have a couple questions for you...
1. Do you own the land the manufactured home is on?
2. Where is it located?

I ask you this because there is a lending program out there for lower income that may work, at least, on the build and buy side. It's called the USDA Direct Loan program and it is only available via USDA. No other lender can help you with this specific loan. There is another type of USDA loan that is available via other lenders but it's not specifically for low income. Whether you own the land, or not, and where it is located will dictate whether you have this loan available as an option.

As far as what you currently own and owe, you either have to sell it and bring money to the closing (if it's worth less than what you owe) or, you need to rent it out and cover the payments on the property. There is another option, but if you want to buy again immediately (take out another loan), the 3rd option wouldn't work for you. That option would be to sell the property under the short sale method (which I've explained here:

In regards to your VA loan question, there is a possibility that yes, an unmarried couple can use a VA loan to buy a home. And finally, no, it is not possible to roll an existing home loan into a new loan. There is a possibility it may work in your case, but that depends on the answer to the 2 questions above.

If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can text, email or call me.

Text: 208-819-2965 Email: team at northidahodreamteam dot com Call: 208-904-3356
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
Marla McWilliams-Lopez answered:
Our rental market is brisk at this time.

Most of my buyer's obtain a tenant PRIOR to closing on their property, and the day it closes, the tenant can move in!!

One year leases are commonplace here.

Would love to assist with your purchase as well Mark! The actual rent would depend on the specific property.

Summer rental could work, and could net more money in the long run, but if it's imperative you have "some" income, the year lease would be a better option.
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Marla McWilliams-Lopez answered:
A great question for your favorite bank or lender.

I have seen one year income used as 2 years if it's substantial income. In other words, the lender took the one year, divided it in half & counted it as 2 years. Again, a person must have a high enough income to make this possible.

Good luck with the "house hunt"!!

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