Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Success Stories
I was privileged to witness Rick and Janis realize their dream! They had worked hard for years and paid off their mortgage. They saved and they kept their credit scores sky high. The past few years they watched the housing market like hawks, subscribed to foreclosure alerts and started studying homes as they came on the market. They had a plan to find their dream retirement home. They were educated, prepared, patient, and a REALTOR's dream clients!
When they called me, they knew exactly what they wanted in that home, and where they wanted it to be. They knew what they wanted to pay, and what they could expect to get for that amount of money. They knew the market was pretty close to the bottom, and interest rates were at historical lows. They knew the time was right for action!
In the end, we found them their perfect retirement home. Priced less than they were expecting to pay, appraised for much more than they paid. Every single feature and amenity they were hoping for, and even more they weren't expecting to get! Their ideal location in their ideal setting on beautiful timbered acreage in the country.
Yesterday Rick and Janis saw THEIR REAL ESTATE DREAMS COME TRUE!
Today was a GOOD DAY for homebuyers Steve and Alicia. They closed on their first home, which is always a mixture of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, anticipation, fear....
I don't think this cute couple fully realizes yet how big they scored today! For starters, their mortgage payment is LESS than they have been paying in rent! SCORE! They have an interest rate that is just a hair above the lowest interest rates have EVER been! SCORE! The appraisal on the home they bought came in at $11,000 more than they paid. SCORE! From here on out, they will be able to itemize deductions and write off their interest on tax returns. SCORE!
Today was a good day for these young and savvy, buyers. They recognized that the conditions at this moment in time in the real estate industry were stacked heavily in their favor. They seized the moment and opportunity, and scored big time!
I received an email from Jennifer. She had stumbled in cyberspace upon a story I had just posted to my blog. It was about REALLY BAD photos I had just come across when doing a search of high end homes. Those awful photos are a pet peeve of mine. From time to time I post them on my blog so you can be amazed and astonished, too!
In her email, Jennifer asked me if I could recommend a good real estate agent to sell her LOW end home, since I prefer HIGH end homes. Holy Moses! I quickly convinced her that I love to market homes of ANY price that are well cared for and priced correctly!
We set out to get her cute-as-a-button 728 sq. ft. vintage home sold in time for her wedding. Jen works from home and needs high speed internet. Her fiance had a house and a job in the Silver Valley, without access to high speed internet. Hmmm. Each home was perfect for them as individuals, neither would work well for them as a couple.
As cute as it is, and well maintained, Jen's house proved a challenge because it was so petite! As time passed and her Hawaiian wedding approached, Jen resigned herself to Plan B. As it turned out, the day that Jen and John were saying their wedding vows beside the ocean, the offer came in. I got to call her on the morning of her first day of married life to present the offer. She countered via the fax machine at the library near the beach on Kauai.
This morning, I was privileged to witness Jen get her happy ending to homeownership as a single woman. It's a new beginning for her and John as they begin their search for the perfect house for their life together. May she and John live happily ever after!