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Archive for March, 2016

Real Estate Investing 101

Real Estate Investing is a tricky business. The most common concern I hear from people is how to start. Real Estate Investing 101While you can get a ton of advice to answer that question, I’ve found the best system is just keep it practical. The first thing you will need is a reliable realtor. If your an investor your time is spent managing your money, not finding properties. Realtors (should be) experts on the local market, and also have access to pre MLS listings. This makes them a very valuable resource when finding properties to purchase. If you don’t currently work with an Investment Realtor, give me a call. I am a realtor and the partial reason is more exposure to investment properties!

Real Estate Investing 101Amount the first things you need is determination. When you decide to start investing, then do it! Oftentimes in life we stumble across a great idea and then struggle …

“How-to’s” of Property Management

Property management is not well known to be the most “savory” of industries.CDA Real Estate investment and Property Management Oftentimes tenants and managers get in heated debates about the state of the apartment before or after rental. All Property managers are not created equal! The property manager you choose could make or break your home rental experience! Most of the general problems associated with property management can be avoided by using a highly reputed manager! Here are a few helpful tips to avoid any property management issues!

  1. Read the fine print. Property management contracts are not big long legalese filled documents! When you sign the lease ensure you know your requirements as a tenant. If you have any questions about your lease document you can feel free to give me a call (208) 640-1365.
  2. Take the move-in photos! There is no way to confirm the original property’s status without photos! As a tenant you want to

Avoiding Bad Vacation Rentals!

Avoiding bad vacation rentals is something we get asked about a LOT! As one of the most reputed rental companies in Coeur d’Alene we understand everyone’s concern! Most of us only get one vacation each year and we don’t want to have it ruined by our bad choice of rental! We’ve compiled a few tips we think will help keep you out of trouble!

  1. Rent from a Reputable source. It is impossible to get taken advantage of by someone with avoiding bad vacation rentals avoiding bad vacation rentals
    reputation. We have tons of online reviews that we have earned, and its very difficult to fake! If your looking at a rental on Vrbo or airbnb their will be accompanying reviews to tell you about that property! Avoid “one hit wonders” with no online reputation and you can’t get into trouble!
  2. Look for guarantees. Most online booking sites require the bookers to offer certain requirements for the

Idaho Vacation Spotlight: Spirit Lake

Recently rediscovered, Spirit Lake is an amazing vacation spot if you hate the crowds! Everyone knows thatVacation Spotlight: Spirit Lake staying in Hayden or Coeur d’Alene you have access to a great lake! People are even starting to find Priest Lake as well (gorgeous area you have to check it out sometime). The real North Idaho secret lake is Spirit! With over 11 miles of coastline there are tons of places to be alone right against the water. Once it stops freezing outside the lake tends to stay warmer then most others because of it’s depth. Being one of Idaho’s highest elevation lakes has its perks: The Selkirk mountains surround the lake on all sides and combine hiking and water into the same trip! There isn’t much to do in town so you will want to stay closer to Coeur d’Alene or Hayden, but they do have one amazing even each year! On …

Idaho Vacation Spotlight: “Up North”

This weeks Vacation Spotlight is all about “up North.” The part of Idaho thats not quite part of Canada. Vacation SpotlightThere are several amazing towns up near the border that are often missed by the major “Vacation Experts” that are worth the stop! While not necessarily warranting a full fledged vacation (unless you want to hit up the spa at the Kootenai Casino and go visit the outdoors once or twice) these little towns in Idaho are a serious MUST SEE for anyone who loves the outdoors! First on our list has to be Moyie Springs! Hidden off the highway from Bonners Ferry, this little gem features a tiny town of a few hundred people, and amazing hiking trails! There is tons of water in the northern part of Idaho, and Moyie springs have tons of cool places to find! Any of the locals can tell you the easy to find …