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I recently reconnected online with an old friend of mine.  We haven't seen each other since our days running amok at Coeur d'Alene High School.  Those were the days!  Good times, happy memories, and a wonderful childhood growing up in beautiful North Idaho.  He shared with me the following piece...
Idaho’s home price decline can’t compete with the fall seen in some states, according to data from First American CoreLogic, a property information database. Idaho’s home price index is down 2.4 percent from a year ago, compared to a national drop of 10.4 percent. A report in the Idaho Business R...
2008 is history and thoughts are turning to the new year and our New Years resolutions.  If your New Years resolution involves buying a new home in 2009, it would be wise to get preapproved by an experienced lender as soon as possible. There is some anticipation of a pent up demand for home purch...
Drive through any snowy North Idaho neighborhood this weekend  and you’ll see a fresh batch of riders atop the For Sale signs declaring: PRICE REDUCED!  A price reduction sends a message, in spite of whether it’s true or not, that the home was most likely overpriced or that there is something wro...
It's been a while since I posted a horrible MLS photo for your amazement, so here's one for you.  Honestly, it makes me feel like my head is going to explode when I see photos like these being used to market a home! What are people thinking?  I'd say more, but I'm speechless.  Hello, anybody home...
Some people say they want to wait for a clearer view of the future. But when the future is again clear, the present bargains will have vanished. In fact, does anyone think that today's prices will prevail once full confidence has been restored?" ~ Dean Witter in May of 1932 - only a few weeks bef...
Since I first heard the story of the Christmas Orange, I have enjoyed sharing it each Christmas as a reminder of what the Christmas Spirit is truly all about....   Jake was a resident of an orphan’s home, one of ten children supported by what contributions the home could secure on a continuous st...
Keeping you updated on the market! For the week of December 15, 2008 MARKET RECAP Bailout fatigue is beginning to weigh on elected officials, at least if the latest bailout vote is any indication. Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate rejected a $14 billion short-term lifeline for the Detroit Three auto...
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Please note that the rates are still fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend!     Product                 Points           Rate            ARR*          30 YR FIXED*        1%          4.875           5.152   *Purchase loan based on 730 FICO score, 20% or more down and full income doc...
Rates are sliding down into the low 5's for conforming loan amounts.  We have seen the 30 year fixed this week touch in the high 4's..............Truly this is the time to lock for purchases. My suggestion is to get your application and documention in so that we can watch the rates and lock when ...

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