North Idaho Real Estate Blog

Weekly Sales Recap 9/11/17-9/17/2017

 

There were 75 residential sales last week in Kootenai County, with 27 sales in the price range of 200,000 to 249,000. 

Get the full Market Review for August HERE

Loan Types Used

Number Of Times Used

Conventional Loan

36

Cash

16

FHA

11

VA

7

Information pulled from the CDA MLS, 9-19-2017

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Creating an outdoor living space can improve your equity while giving you another place to enjoy time with family and friends.  Enjoy the outdoors as the weather cools off with a fire pit or outdoor fire place, covered patio or expanded lawn-game area.  Outdoorliving.co mentions the following:

"Outdoor living areas give you things that a front porch never will. Build an outdoor kitchen, a space to work on DIY projects, a patio garden or anything else you can imagine. Whether you have a modern outdoor kitchen or a simple barbeque and picnic table, an outdoor living area is filled with possibilities. The privacy means that you’ll never need to worry about what neighbors or passerby think. Throw a party, work on

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There were 77 residential sales last week in Kootenai County, with 17 sales in the price range of 200,000 to 249,000.

Contact us for more information about the market today!

Loan Types Used

Number Of Times Used

Conventional Loan

43

Cash

19

FHA

8

VA

7

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August 27 through September 3, 2017 Sales- For Residential Single Family Homes in Kootenai County

 96 total sales

 25 Sales in the $200,000 - $249,999 range alone.

Loan Types Used

Number Of Times Used

Conventional Loan

49

Cash

23

FHA

14

VA

8

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The world is full of people who sell real estate. Some of them are smart, efficient, focused, versatile, and willing to go the extra mile ... and some of them aren’t. Hiring the right real estate agent to sell your home is critical to ensure you encounter as few roadblocks as possible and earn a good price for your house.

Consider the Experience and Capabilities

Research your potential agent, just like you would when hiring an accountant, attorney, or doctor. Qualified real estate agents often have more contacts to help sell your home.

Strategic Marketing Plan

An advanced listing agent will have the research and knowledge of where home buyers are searching for their next home. How will your home stand out?

Check References

Ask your

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August 21 through 27, 2017 Sales- For Residential Single Family Homes in Kootenai County

 

152 total sales

 

45 Sales in the $200,000 - $249,999 range alone!

 

Loan Types Used

Number Of Times Used

Conventional Loan

70

Cash

35

FHA

19

VA

20

 

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Posted in Remodeling Adviser, Uncategorized, by Blog Contributor on August 7, 2017  


Article Submitted by Fixr.com

With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year a little slower, as many homeowners are waiting until fall to tackle big interior projects, which means that you’ll have an easier time finding the right person for the job.

These eight projects are designed to add value to your home, without breaking the bank at the same time. Tackling them now will make your home more comfortable for the coming months, while ensuring that you can get maximum ROI when the time comes to sell.

1. Fix Window Leaks

Air

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July of 2017 produced 380 residential home sales.  Ninety sales were in the price range was $200,000- $249,999.  Conventional Loans were the most used loan type with 180.  There were four residential home sales over a million dollars.
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There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped 

A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise in rents, stating:

“The cost of putting a roof over your head continues to go up. Not only are home prices still rising, but the cost of rent rose 0.5% in June.”

Additionally, in the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University’s 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, it was revealed that,

“Despite a slight improvement from 2014, fully one-third of US households paid more than 30 percent of their incomes for housing in 2015. Renters continue to be more

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