laurel jonas: April 2021 Coeur d'Alene Area Real Estate Market Update - 05/17/21 09:22 AM
The numbers are in! Here are the recent stats for April 2021.
 
Average sales price in April 2021 was $596,728 for previously owned homes. 379 homes sold which is up 14.8% from last year at this time.Days on market is 53 which is down 32.1% compared to April 2020.Sellers are receiving an average of 101.8% to list price578 previously owned homes were listed in April which is down 31.1% from last April. April experienced .8 months of inventory which is down 66.7% in one year.  
Finally more inventory! What does that mean to you?
 
As expected, more properties have hit … (1 comments)

laurel jonas: Keep Your Stuff Save When Selling Your Home - 04/19/21 09:18 PM
 Keep your stuff safe when selling your home
When preparing to put your house on the market, usually your main concern is making your home look as appealing as possible. Cleaning every corner, fixing what needs fixed, and making sure it is a home others would want to buy. With all that in mind, prioritizing the safety of your home while it is on the market can fall to the wayside until you are fully out of the home. Once you are moved in somewhere new, you may realize that you are worrying quite a bit about just how safe your home … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: How To Save To Buy A Home - 04/19/21 09:13 PM
How to save to buy a home
Are you thinking about buying a home and just don’t know where to start? Before you even begin looking at homes, consider how much you may need to save to make the process as smooth as possible for you, especially in the long run. While there are situations where you don’t need a large down payment for a home, having one can save you money down the road.
Saving for a down payment is slightly different than other large savings, like retirement. With those savings, you can set aside smaller amounts or invest the money. Because … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Why Single Ladies Are Buying Homes - 04/19/21 09:07 PM
Why single ladies are buying homes
In 2017 alone, 60% of women millennial buyers were single! Buying a home seems to come with the idea that it’s the step AFTER you get married and have a family - but that simply isn’t true! Not only is home buying an incredible investment, it provides stability. If you’re worried that a home is too much of a commitment while you still enjoy traveling around the world, having a great Realtor on your side can help ensure you aren’t tied down by a home.
No one ever said your net worth is a burden. Build your … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Where to Eat in Cartlin Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene - 04/19/21 09:01 PM

Where to eat in Cartlin Bay on Lake CDA
On a recent boat adventure with some girlfriends we stumbled across this small food truck at Carlin Bay called Latitudes. Carlin Bay is located in Harrison, East of Rockford Bay on Lake Coeur d' Alene. You can pull your boat right up to the dock, grab a bite and be back on the lake in no time or you can relax and hangout. There's plenty of seating if you wish to enjoy your meal lakeside before tooling around the lake again. I ordered Latitudes Lobster Roll. One of my favorites vacation spots is … (2 comments)

laurel jonas: Idaho Property Tax 101 - 04/19/21 08:54 PM
Idaho property tax 101
Idaho property taxes are very different than the neighboring states. First of all, property taxes in Idaho are also paid in arrears.  That means we don’t pay your property taxes for the current year until December 20th of that same year and then, you will only pay the first half of the year. It's a bit confusing. Taxes are collected and paid twice a year. Similar in most states, if you are getting a mortgage, when you receive your tax bill from the assessor's office, you don't need to pay it. Your lender will be rolling your estimated … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Why People Are Refusing Dining Rooms - 04/19/21 08:49 PM
Why people are refusing dining rooms
More and more, we see families on the go. Dinners have evolved and formal dining is becoming a way of the past - or is reserved just for special occasions. With that in mind, we see more and more often that dining rooms are left untouched a mass majority of the year. Many people still have fully furnished dining rooms, for a few reasons. They may have been told they can’t sell their home without one, or they already have a dining set, or it just hadn’t occurred to them to not have one.
If you’re willing … (1 comments)

laurel jonas: DIY Projects For the Entire Family - 04/19/21 08:44 PM

DIY projects for the entire family
Having kids doesn’t mean home improvements need to go on the back burner. While children can’t help with every project, letting them help when the project meets their skill level will not only help them feel included, but it will also turn household projects into fun activities that everyone can enjoy. Here are a few projects that are kid-friendly!
Painting a Room
While the final layer should be done by an adult, letting the kids help with the undercoat is a great way to include them. They will get to feel like they played a part in making … (3 comments)

laurel jonas: Investing in Rental Properties - 04/19/21 08:38 PM

Investing in rental properties
If you are considering becoming a property investor, you may wonder why you should buy a rental and what indicators to look for when trying to find a property. Here are some signs to look for if you are on the fence about investing in a rental that indicate it is a great time to buy!
Low Interest Rates
When mortgage rates drop, it is much easier to make a property produce income. The best place to figure out what kind of interest rate you will get for an investment property is with a lender. Check in with them to … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Under The Bed Storage - 04/19/21 08:23 PM
Under-bed storage is one of the best places to store winter or summer gear. Make sure you have enough space under your bed for some storage bins, and invest in a handful where you can neatly store away your off season wardrobe. If you don’t have under-bed space, invest in a few cascading hangers.
Extra Bedding
Vacuum storage bags are great to have if you are living in a small space. While you may not want to use them on your seasonal wardrobe, you can use these bags for extra bedding so you can store them easily when guests aren’t around.
Shoe Collection
A burgeoning … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Using Baking Soda in the Laundry Room - 04/19/21 08:07 PM
Using baking soda in your laundry room
That orange box of baking soda tucked away in your fridge or kitchen cabinet can also be an inexpensive and earth-friendly solution for your laundry needs. It’s safe to use in both standard and high-efficiency washers and is one of the best products available to reduce your dependence on chemicals. Let’s take a look into the top 5 ways baking soda can be used in your laundry room:
Reduce and Remove Laundry Odor
The body odors found on our clothing and linens are caused by different types of bacteria. These bacteria are removed when the detergent’s molecules … (3 comments)

laurel jonas: March 2021 CDA Area Market Update - 04/06/21 08:59 AM
Average sales price in March 2021 was $604,733 for previously owned homes.  346 homes sold which is up 5.5% from last year at this time. Days on market is 59 which is down 21.3% compared to March 2020. Sellers are receiving an average of 102.2% to list price 559 previously owned homes were listed in March which is down 2.2% from last March. March experienced .7 months of inventory wich is down 68.2% in one year. Spring is where we start seeing more properties hit the market. This time last year we had over 3 months of inventory and now we … (1 comments)

laurel jonas: Kitchen Tiles and Accent Walls - 03/25/21 07:42 PM
Kitchen tiles accent walls
As simplified, clean styles continue to be the face of home design, there is no surprise that adding a tiled accent wall can be enough to bring life to a room without cluttering it with unnecessary decor.
Though they are all tiles, wall tiles differ from floor tiling. Wall tiles are usually thinner and made with less hard material, as they don’t need to withstand the pressure of flooring. Even though they may weigh less, wall tiles are still extremely durable.
Because there are all different sorts of shapes, sizes, and types of wall tiles, you are sure to find … (2 comments)

laurel jonas: Home Projects NOT To Do Yourself - 03/25/21 07:37 PM
Home projects not to do yourself
We live in a DIY world. If there is a video online for how to do something, there’s a good chance you can figure out how to do it. While saving money by doing certain projects yourself can be rewarding in many different ways, there are some projects that should be left to the professionals. Unless you have training in specific fields, these 5 things usually require a professional contractor:
Electrical Wiring
Without any electrical experience, you run the risk of causing damage to both yourself and your entire electrical system. Even if you do shut off the … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Maintaining A Concrete Driveway - 03/25/21 07:32 PM
Maintaining a concrete driveway
Concrete driveways are becoming more popular again, and there are plenty of reasons why. With a lifespan 10-15 years longer than asphalt, often lasting around 30-40 years, concrete is a worthy investment if you are willing to maintain it properly. If you’re considering making the investment or you already have concrete and want to make it last for decades, here is how:
SEAL IT
Water exposure of any kind can result in pore development in your concrete. Water alone can dissolve calcium hydroxide in concrete, and that process can be made more severe if there is any carbon dioxide in … (2 comments)

laurel jonas: Carpet 101 - 03/25/21 07:26 PM
Carpet 101
Carpet tends to ignite a love-hate relationship with homeowners. While carpet can add comfort, design, and even a pop of color to a space, it can also feel overwhelming to manage something meant to last a decade in your home. Whether you have little feet and paws running around or it is just you, it can still seem like a daunting task to make sure your carpet stays in the best shape possible. No one want a dirty, smelly carpet and it can instantly ruin a space you once loved. So instead of avoiding the carpeted rooms in your home, … (1 comments)

laurel jonas: Making a Productive Office Space - 03/25/21 07:19 PM
Making a productive office space at home
In countless homes across the country and the world, there has been a major shift to working from home - even for students. If you are working from home and trying to manage your children being home and doing school work, you may be at a loss when it comes to ensuring productivity. With a television across the room and no boss or teacher hovering, distraction comes easily. Here are some tips to create a space that enables productivity!
1. Light up your space.
Letting in as much natural light as possible to your at-home work space … (0 comments)

laurel jonas: Tips For Buying A New Washer and Dryer - 03/25/21 07:11 PM
Tips when buying a new washer and dryer
Laundry is one of those household chores that always seems to be a headache. Whether you like doing laundry or not, it is often a necessary task in most households. When the time comes to either invest in a washer and dryer set or upgrade the set you have, you may realize that choosing your favorite color is not the biggest choice you have to make. Laundry systems come in all shapes, types, and sizes, and it is important to decide what you need before heading to the store to make your purchase. Here … (2 comments)

laurel jonas: Save Your Home From Dryer Fires - 03/25/21 07:05 PM

Save your home from dryer fires
Every year, more than 2,900 home fires are started by clothes dryers. The leading cause of these fires is the build-up of lint from lack of maintenance. The removable lint filter unfortunately doesn't catch all of the cloth and fabric particles, so maintenance requires a little more than just emptying the filter after each load. Whether you live in your own home or plan to purchase in the near future, it's important to have safeguards in place for the utilities that you use that could put your home at risk. You want to make sure that … (2 comments)

laurel jonas: Easy Garbage Disposal Tips - 03/21/21 04:33 PM
Easy Garbage Disposal Tips
If you have a garbage disposal, you probably use it quite often. The convenience of shredding food waste and washing it down the drain rather than filling a garbage can is one of the many perks of having a disposal. While keeping your pipes clog-free is a major benefit, sometimes all that hard work done by your disposal can leave it with quite an odor if you aren’t keeping up with proper disposal maintenance. Here are a few quick tips to keep your disposal clean and working like a charm.
1. Add Ice Cubes
Using ice cubes while running water … (2 comments)

 
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