Friday, December 30, 2011

Coeur d'Alene mine's stock begins climb

Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE:CDE) stock began its climb from a low of $19.30 to $24.50, a 27 percent increase.
Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, which explores, develops, operates silver and gold mining operations in the United States, Australia, and South America, has been on an up and down cycle in the past year.

Here's the report:
http://www.fnno.com/story/market-movers/331-buyers-accumulate-shares-coeur-dalene-mines-20-market-movers

Ralph Bartholdt
Agent Keller Williams Coeur d'Alene 
http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/ralphbartholdt
208-582-1867

Black Sheep Sporting Goods plans clearance warehouse

A new pizza place is coming to Hayden, and Coeur d Alene's Black Sheep Sporting Goods plans to open a clearence store on Government Way, the Inland Northwest Business Watch reports.
"Ciao Mambo Restaurant in the Hayden Creek shopping center near the intersection of Prairie Ave and Government Way has unfortunately closed but to make up for the closure of Ciao Mambo the owning party, Montana based Glacier Resturant Group, will expand their Mackenzie River Pizza Co. restaurant in Coeur d' Alene in 2012, adding a pub and grill to the existing gourmet pizza resturant," according to NWBW.
In addition, a new and bigger outdoor warehouse will open south of Prairie Ave. on Government Way at the former site of Complete Suite Furniture.
the furniture store moved to a new location along Highway 95.
Here's the report:
"Coeur d Alene's Black Sheep Sporting Goods and Timberline have joined forces to open a new clearance store in Coeur d Alene at 7419 N Government Way, which Coeur d Alene residents may remember as the former Complete Suite Furniture which moved to along Hwy 95.The Black Sheep store offers many great discounts and will most likely be similar to a clearance store Black Sheep had operated in Sandpoint until Big R took over their lease there."

The warehouse location:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=7419+N+Government+Way+coeur+d'alene&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7TSND&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x5361c0e96cd5867b:0xb792f825de7f0c46,7419+N+Government+Way,+Coeur+d'Alene,+ID+83815&gl=us&ei=Hez9TobTKpGPigL3u8GSDQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA

The full report is here:
http://www.inlandbusiness.blogspot.com/


Ralph Bartholdt
Agent Keller Williams Coeur d'Alene 
http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/ralphbartholdt
208-582-1867

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CDA is proactive and forward thinking

Coeur d'Alene is one of few cities out West that has flourished, even during the recession.
Mayor Sandi Bloem in her recent state of the city address lauded city residents, businesses and city employees for their efforts to make it so.
More changes, more excellence, are on the horizon, the mayor said.
Despite the accolades the city received at the hands of Forbes magazine and USA Today - both of which billed the city one of the best places to live for its amenities, cost of living, sparkling vision and natural beauty - the City is pushing the laurels aside and moving ahead to a bright future.
"The culture we live by in our city is guided by that word, excellence," Bloem said. "It's a prevailing attitude."

For more of the mayor's Dec. 13 State of the City Address click this link: http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_18d03ddc-35f3-590f-a94a-74d8b4f7532f.html

-Ralph Bartholdt

Ralph Bartholdt
Agent Keller Williams Coeur d'Alene 
http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/ralphbartholdt
208-582-1867

Thursday, December 1, 2011

So many, so low

Owning a home is more affordable now than at any time in the previous 15 years, and in many places it's cheaper than renting.
We've heard this before, but it's worth repeating.
Both home prices and mortgage rates are so low that jumping into the market right now seems a no brainer.
It's a double edged sword, however.
As the economy stumbles along, buying, for many - mostly for people working in sectors where job security is questionable - isn't an option. They either cannot get a loan, or aren't willing to buy.
The many who are skeptical about the country's economic future have stayed out of the real estate race as well. They are opting instead to rent, which has squeezed and pushed up prices in the rental market.
That means those who can afford it, and are willing to take the plunge, will find a veritable bargain barn of super deals.
Affordability could continue to improve as prices slide even lower in coming months, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
"Price declines are likely because the share of "distressed" sales, including bank-owned foreclosures, tend to rise in the winter, when traditional sales activity cools. Banks are often much quicker to cut prices to unload properties quickly, which means that the greater the share of "distressed" sales, the more prices tend to fall," according to the article.

Read it here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203764804577060502694077494.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

-Ralph Bartholdt

Ralph Bartholdt
Agent Keller Williams Coeur d'Alene 
http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/ralphbartholdt
208-582-1867