Hayden, ID Real Estate News

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, CLHMS, SFR - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Today's home buyers all have one thing in common.  Whether first time buyers looking at entry level homes, wealthy cash buyers looking at high end luxury, or somewhere in between - they want a BARGAIN! And who can blame them, considering the dismal state of the real estate market. But did you know that there is one town in Kootenai County that offers all homeowners a true SCREAMING DEAL on property taxes, compared to neighboring towns? Hayden, with its wonderful quality of life, and great schools, is Kootenai county's tax bargain.  With a tax levy rate of just 95 cents per $1000 of taxable value.  Compare that to Coeur d'Alene at $4.91, Post Falls at $4.95 and Rathdrum at $4.03.  Well, actually, there's no comparison...
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By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Music will fill the air in Hayden on Wednesday evenings as The City of Hayden is hosting a series of summer musical performances beginning July 7th through August 4th.  The free concerts will be held in the Hayden City Park, behind the new Hayden City Hall on Government Way.  Bring your lawn chairs and join your neighbors for these Wednesday Night Concerts in the Park performances from 6 to 8:30: July 7 - Somebody's Hero, Rock 'n Roll, classic and current July 14 - The Pat Coast Band, Rock 'n Blues July 21 - Ryan Larsen Band, Country Rock July 28 - Meet Revolver, Beatles tribute, early years August 4 - Coeur d'Alene Big Band, Big Band, swing 
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By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
We've all heard of them, and have often run into them. Who didn't laugh at famous nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched? I even have fun stories of my own I could tell of my time spent living near some nosy neighbors.  I had a close encounter with one nosy neighbor yesterday that almost torpedoed a pending sale.  It's not over yet but I am hopeful that we will get this one closed.  Cross your fingers and wish me luck with damage control this weekend. Wednesday was the scheduled closing day on a home that my client has been trying to sell for more than two years  Cute home on a beautiful golf course.  Affordable, lots going for it.  I could have sold it a hundred times except for one problem.  The front door opened into the kitchen and laundry room area.  Enough said. Finally, joyful...
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By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
I opened my email this morning and found a note that left me puzzled for a minute.  LOL you so had me freaked out that day!! I'm sorry i didn't get this until today. We just had our internet re-installed in our new house and we had actually been living in our camp trailer since July. I am so thankful and amazed about this. Please send me a stack of your cards. We meet over 1000 customers a year and would be more than happy to hand them out.  Matt SurplusThe Gutter Guys What?  Who?  OH! Back in August, I was participating in the Local Business Challenge on ActiveRain, writing a series of posts about local businesses.  It was a great challenge, and I really had to scramble to get the required number of posts done according to schedule.  I don't think I got them all done, but I had fun doi...
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By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
A full page ad in today's paper  announced huge price reductions. Not only has he slashed prices on his existing inventory and model homes, the prices in the Craftsman and Alpine Lodge Collections have been reduced substantially for pre-sold new homes.  On the list with reduced prices are Rosenberger Construction's model homes in two upscale Hayden developments.  The Cobblefield in Rocking R is currently listed at $475,877.  It was built in 2007 and has been on the market for $545,000.  The Harrison in Chanticleer is currently listed at $600,000.  It was also built in 2007 and has been on the market for $725,745. Please call me if you would like to take advantage of this builder's efforts to clear his inventory of beautiful semi-custom homes.   
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By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
The Gutter Guys for Rain Gutter Installation and Service in Hayden and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho For the second day in a row I found myself stopped at a red light next to The Gutter Guys van.  What are the odds of that?  I found myself admiring the snazzy graphics on the truck, again.  Since my camera was sitting on the seat beside me, I snapped a photo and made a mental note to myself to feature them on my blog!  (The photo I snapped out my open window doesn't do it justice!) Of course the guys in the truck noticed me taking their photo, and thought I must be someone important.  A photo journalist perhaps. They passed me their card through our open windows and we were on our ways. Here's what I found out about The Gutter Guys:  Matt Surplus opened The Gutter Guys in the spring of 1995.  He ...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
MLS Summary Statistics for:   Hayden/Hayden Lake From 1/1/2009 to 6/1/2009 Search Parameters: Property type: Residential Status of: 'Active', 'Closed'Sold Date between: '1/1/2009' and '6/8/2009' Area of: '03 - Hayden/Hayden Lake   Total Total List Volume Median List Price Average List Price DOM Total Sold Volume Median Sold Price Average Sold Price SP/LP SP/OLP Sold 81 $19,301,597 $195,000 $238,291 129 $17,882,845 $186,000 $220,775 92.65 86.37 List/Sold 26 $6,324,357 $169,900 $243,244 148 $5,717,772 $174,950 $219,914 90.41 81.59 Co-Broker 55 $12,977,240 $195,000 $235,949 120 $12,165,073 $186,000 $221,183 93.74 88.81 New 425 $176,893,048 $279,000 $416,218 65           Pending 72 $15,940,098 $189,900 $221,390 93           Withdrawn 1 $560,000 $560,000 $560,000 0           Cancelled 0 $0 $...
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By Kevin & Maryellen Garasky, KMG Mortgage Group - ID & WA
(KMG Mortgage Group - Kevin & Maryellen, Idaho & Washington)
Great Family Fun - Thursday nights in Hayden, Idaho If you are looking for something to do with your kids on a Thursday night, consider going to Jump-A-Lot, Indoor Party Zone in Hayden.   Gabrielle and I discovered Jump-A-Lot last summer when we were looking for something to do, but wanted to get out of the heat.  We were happy to learn a couple of weeks ago that Thursday night is family night and prices reduce to $3.95 (from the regular $7.00) per hour, per jumper. And, the good news to all those parents who are still young at heart, parents don't have to pay for themselves!!!  Yahoo!!! Or, if jumping isn't your thing, take advantage of the free WiFi and blog work to your heart's content while your kids jump the crazies right out! Jump-A-Lot can be found at 10260 N. Taryne Street (on t...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Residential Sales Report - Hayden/Hayden Lake Areas - Past 60 days 1/1/2009 Through 2/28/2009Todays date: 3/5/2009Price Range: 0 to 999,999,999,999 We currently have 325 Active Listings.  16 Listings have sold/closed escrow since January 1, 2009.  There are 26 Listings currently under contract. Therefore, in just the past 2-months - Durring our "Slow Market" season - we have put under contract a total of 42 Residential Listings. Property Type: Residential Area: 0003 MLS Total Current Active Listings   Number 325 List Price Volume 149,756,271 List Price Average 460,789 Average Days on Market 121 Total Sold   Number 16 List Price Volume 4,054,539 List Price Average 253,409 Sale Price volume 3,625,262 Sale Price Average 226,579 Average Days on Market 130 Under Contract Listings   Number 26...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Avondale Golf and Tennis Club - March 2009 Dates to Remember..... See you there!                       The 18-hole "Avondale" course at the Avondale Golf & Tennis Club facility in Hayden Lake, Idaho features 6,573 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 74 . The course rating is 77.8 and it has a slope rating of 142 on Blue grass.  Designed by Melvin Hueston, the Avondale golf course opened in 1968.  This tree-lined course was designed with the thinking golfer in mind. Experienced golfers will quickly learn that you don't have to use your driver on every hole. However, some of the par 4's are long, and some par 5's feature dogleg fairways. Mark Rathert redesigned and oversaw the recent course renovations. "Golf Digest" rated this course the 5th "Best Public Course" in the state...
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By Kevin & Maryellen Garasky, KMG Mortgage Group - ID & WA
(KMG Mortgage Group - Kevin & Maryellen, Idaho & Washington)
"Goin' Green!" with the Hayden Lake Library on St. Paddy's Day On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, the Hayden Lake Library will be conducting a FREE workshop on "Goin' Green!" There will be a Master Gardener presenting and teaching about organic gardening and the importance of using sustainable materials. The Kootenai County Solid Waste department will be present and able to answer any questions you might have about their recycling program. Information will, also, be provided for kids and families on how going green can help save money! There will be a short movie with popcorn and crafts for the little ones. This program is open to all ages and NO registratiion is required. Tuesday, March 17, 20094:00 - 6:30 pmHayden Library8585 N. Government WayHayden, Idaho 83835 For more information, contact...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
I have been asked numerous times to describe the Avondale on Hayden Lifestyle and provide a bit of History.  This has prompted me to compile the following information on the community "Avondale on Hayden"  I hope this helps helps you to visualize "The Lifestyle" Avondale on Hayden/Hayden Lake is only about 10+/- minutes from Coeur d'Alene, 40+/-minutes to the Spokane International Airport. Avondale on Hayden is a community built around pristine Avondale Lake and the spectacular Avondale Golf Club Course.  Home prices on Avondale Lake start around $400,000+/- to $1,200,000+/- and range from 2nd homes/cabins to year-round residences.  Community is sprinkled with Golf cart paths and community lake accesses for lot owners of Avondale on Hayden.  The Community is also next to Hayden Lake and...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Kicker Catering at The Crossroads If you haven't had a chance to try Kicker catering's food, you are missing out on a culinary delight.  From appetizers to Prime Rib or Salmon, all their food is made from scratch.  They will cater at their place (The Crossroads) or yours.  "Food Like Mama Used to Make" If your are looking for a great Catering Company and or a great place to Kick up your heals for some good ol' Country Line Dancing.... then Kicker Catering and The Crossroads and are just what you ordered. Kicker Catering offers delicious, quality food at reasonable prices.  Their menu items are prepared fresh for your Reception, Luncheon, Party or Event.   They will cater it in their facility at The Crossroads, a park, your own back yard or other event.  Their meats are slow roasted by t...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
I have prepared this "Supply and Demand" Report for the Hayden / Hayden Lake, Idaho, mid-high end Sellers so they can better understand the importance of Competitive Pricing and Staging of their homes. This report is for the 6-months begining March 28 and ending August 28, 2008. There are currently 104 properties on the market in the price range of $ $500,000 - $900,000. 8 Properties in this price range have sold over the past 6-months.10 Properties are under contract. If we assume that the 10-under contract will actually close escrow, we will still have OVER 2-Years supply on the market in Hayden / Hayden Lake. Please contact me for more detailed reports and/or questions you may have. Property Type: Residential Only Area: Hayden / Hayden Lake MLS Total Current Active Listings   Number ...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Attention all Hayden / Hayden Lake, Idaho,  Spokane Indians fans!  It's our night at the Spokane Indians Game this Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm Let's join our neighbors and show our support!  PLUS, enjoy the Season Finale - With Fireworks as the cap-off to a great baseball game. Tickets are only $8 each. Call 772-4411 to reserve tickets for the game.  The Games played at Avista Stadium at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. See you there! Please contact me with any Real Estate /Relocation / Referal needs Pam Jank, Realtor, GRI, CRS, ABR, RRS, PPSYour North Idaho Real Estate ProFREE MLS Listings Search at:Web:  Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Saleemail to:pamjank@hotmail.comPhone:  208-661-2282Fax:  208-772-628 Toll Free:  800-829-2555 EXT.1275COLDWELL BANKER SCHNEIDMILLER RE...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Attention all you Honeysuckle Beach & Boat Launch users: The City of Hayden / Hayden Lake has announced changes in it's hours of operation at Honeysuckle Beach. Monday, August 18 - No lifeguards on duty, but beach and boat launch open to the public. Wednesday, August 20 - Lifeguards on duty from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 21 - Lifeguards on duty from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The last day lifeguards will be on duty is Sunday, August 24, with the beach no longer being guarded beginning Monday, August 25. For more information, contact the Hayden Recreation Department at (208) 772-4411. Please contact me with any of your  Real Estate and/or Relocation needs: Pam Jank, Realtor, GRI, CRS, ABR, RRS, PPSYour North Idaho Real Estate ProFREE MLS Listings Search at:Web:  Coeur d'Alene Idaho...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Today, the remote 20-acre parcel is genuinely deserving of its new name, "Peace Park." No longer a harbor for hate, it now serves as silent testimony to a community of people who fought hate, and won. Recently a young, family contemplating relocating to Hayden, Idaho, called to ask me about a rumor they had heard from friends that Hayden Idaho could be a Racist community.   What they were referring to was a very isolated incident that hit national headlines in 1999.   This was not the first time I had been asked this question.  Unfortunate, since this is NOT what Hayden or Hayden Lake are about.  The dedicated "Peace Park" is evidence of this and the stance on Human Rights.  In a nutshell...From about 1973 until 2001 there was a very small group of Aryan Nations members that resided on ...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
3110 E. St James Ave, Hayden ID 83835 Estate Hm, 36 x 48 Shop, Golf, Lakes $695,000   Pam Jank | Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty | (208)661-2282 3110 E. St James Avenue, Hayden, ID Gorgeous Estate Hm - 1+ ac - 36 x 48 Shop - Golf - Lakes - Hayden Lake Area 5BR/3.5BA Single Family House   offered at $695,000 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 3,584 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 4+ Lot Size 1.03 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION GOLF, FISHING, ICE SKATING, BOATING, SWIMMING, COUNTRY CLUB, DINING AND SHOPPING are all just down the road. This exceptional property is established on 1.03 ACRES with a Large SHOP, Work Shop, Forested VIEWS and PRIVACY !! This Gorgeous Home is Designed for the Views, Northwest Lifestyle and is Perfect for Entertaining. Dramatic 2-st...
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By Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro
(Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty)
Ahhhh, this is the North Idaho Lifestyle! Avondale Golf Club, Hayden - Hayden Lake, ID And so comes an end to another beautiful day in Avondale on Hayden. Hayden Lake, ID I thought I would share one of the Views from my back deck.  The closing horn at the Club House has just gone off to signal the Golfers to come in. My photo just catches a dad and his young daugher teeing off over the Waterfall and Pond before heading back to the Club House.  It was 97 degrees today. It will cool into the 60's this evening.     Please feel free to contact me for your Relocation and/or Real Estate needs: Pam Jank, GRI, CRS, ABR, RRS, PPSYour North Idaho Real Estate ProWeb:  http://www.SellingNorthIdaho.comeMail to: PamJank@hotmail.comPhone:  208-661-2282Fax:  208-772-6282Toll Free:  800-829-2555 EXT.127...
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By Michael Jolly
(GMAC Real Estate Northwest)
Commercial / Residential Corner Lot. Located near downtown Hayden, Idaho. The .16 size lot is just off of busy Government Way, and includes a 22' x 24' Shop and a 1344 sq. ft. double wide mobile. The mobile has been well cared for and upgraded. Several of the walls have been sheet rocked and added more insulation to the outside wall. The kitchen cupboards have been replaced. Wood flooring was put in the dining room, hallway and the laundry room. The bathrooms have been remodeled. It has a paved carport, covered front porch and a covered patio. RV parking. Landscaping includes fruit trees and berry bushes. All for only $114,900. Contact Michael Jolly GMAC Real Estate Northwest (208) 819-4740 MichaelJolly@gmacnw.com for more information. There are several lakes in the area, as well as par...
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