Reflections of Coeur d’Alene

Reflections of Coeur d’Alene: Through pictures and prose, book recounts the history of CdA

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By Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local At his desk at the Museum of North Idaho, Robert Singletary shuffles loose papers into stacks, clearing a bit of space. This time of year, the museum in Downtown Coeur d’Alene is only open by appointment, but that doesn’t mean the 84-year-old is slowing down or short on work. “The museum …

Staying Warm: Winter brings new challenges for the less fortunate

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  By Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local With winter on the horizon and the nights becoming increasingly colder, everyday struggles become that much more difficult for those facing hardship in our communities. Despite a surging economy, many are still facing difficult decisions like whether to buy food or pay a heating bill. Thankfully, North Idaho is filled …

Win A New Home!

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25th Really Big Raffle Underway By Colin Anderson | Article provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local It’s no secret that home values in and around Coeur d’Alene are climbing, and if you’re in the market you have to act fast once a new home hits the market. If you’ve struck out on the last couple homes you’ve bid on, why not try a …

The Curious Case of the Millennial Home Buyer

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You know who you are. Millennials are buzzworthy and the focus of nearly every industry, especially real estate. Only because they represent the largest age demographic of prospective home buyers, according to research conducted by realtor.com®. And with their current domination of the home purchasing pool, it’s important to know all you can about them. So, here’s what we know: …

The Top 8 Questions About PMI

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There’s so much to know when it comes to buying your first home – should you go with a 30-year fixed or an adjustable rate mortgage? Should you put down 3% or wait until you save the 20% for a down payment? While most experts would advise against waiting, if you qualify for a lower down payment mortgage you’re likely …

SHOULD BUYERS MAKE OFFERS ON MULTIPLE HOMES AT ONCE?

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The tactic is becoming increasingly popular Key Takeaways Homebuyers are increasingly making offers on multiple properties at the same time, according to Redfin. The tactic may or may not make sense for buyers, depending on the market and whom you ask. The bidding wars convulsing many real estate markets are reportedly driving more home buyers to adopt a somewhat cynical …

5 Things to Consider when Buying New Construction in 2016

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​Your New Home Keys to a successful real estate purchase of new construction​ [Article by Raniel Diaz​ published in Living Local Pacific Northwest April Home & Garden Issue​]      I will never forget when my wife and I bought our very first home in the hills of Irvine, California. The year was 2003 and most of you reading this know …

North Idaho Fact Checking. Clearing the Clean Air.

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Here are some notable items to check off the list of curiosities if you’ve never visited North Idaho: Boise, ID is just a short drive away, right? We have friends there – maybe we could visit you both. The shortest distance between Boise and Coeur d’Alene is 378 miles. The shortest distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 381.9 …