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Fertilize Late Summer and Early Fall

Late summer and early fall are the best times to fertilize shrubs and trees. At this point in the year, woody plants make the most efficient use of the fertilizer’s nutrients, which are absorbed when the roots are actively growing and shoot growth has ceased. Research has shown that early-spring growth depends almost exclusively on nutrients that were absorbed and stored the previous year.

Tip Provided by: Garden Art Design by S & L, LLC

 

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America's 132 Million Homes

How Old Are They Now? The median age of a home built in the United States is 40. In 1974, when those houses were built, interest rates on 30 year fixed mortgages averaged 9.1%, but the median existing home price was only $32,000!


Source: The U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 Housing Profile, published July 2013, which examines owner-occupied housing and homes in the single family, multifamily, and manufactured/mobile categories.
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The Most Incredible Real Estate Stats in 2014

There was a tipping point last year that will impact real estate marketing tactics in the near future.  When you consider that there were over 5 million residential sales last year the value of the online experience takes on a whole new meaning. This trend that is not going away anytime soon. While people still need a human touch to solidify their buying decisions, their information gathering process is now dominated by the digital tools we have all come to rely on.

Click through this slide show for some interesting statistics:

 

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You Need a Great Listing Team to Sell Your Home

The world is full of people who sell real estate. Some of them are smart, efficient, focused, versatile, and willing to go the extra mile ... and some of them aren’t. Hiring the right real estate agent to sell your home is critical to ensure you encounter as few roadblocks as possible and earn a good price for your house.

Consider the Experience and Capabilities

Research your potential agent, just like you would when hiring an accountant, attorney, or doctor. Qualified real estate agents often have more contacts to help sell your home.

Strategic Marketing Plan

An advanced listing agent will have the research and knowledge of where home buyers are searching for their next home. How will your

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Joel Pearl Group Open House

Even though our doors have been open since October, our Official Open House was last week on April 17th. The turnout and the enormous amount of support from our friends and family was awe-inspiring! Great conversation with great people; we couldn't have asked for a better night! Thank you again if you were able to stop by! If you were unable to attend be sure to stop by our office and say "hello"!

Kudos to EnVision Cafe, Mad Bomber Brewing Co., and The Dinner Party for great refreshments!

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A homeowner’s exemption is a program that reduces property taxes for individuals who own and occupy their home as their primary residence.  By reducing the net taxable value of the home and up to one acre of land by 50%, maximum $83,920 for 2014.  This maximum reduction is adjusted annually using the House Pricing Index for Idaho (HPI) published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency .

You must own and occupy, as well as apply for the exemption by April 15th of the year you are applying with the county assessor’s office. You only have to apply once and it stays with the property as long as you own and live in it. Typically, at closing the escrow officer will give you the form to file. You are only allowed to claim one Idaho property at a time as your

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Joel Pearl Group will celebrate the opening of its new boutique real estate brokerage in Hayden with an open house April 17.

Doors to the new office, 9235 N. Government Way, will be open to clients and friends from 3-8 p.m.

"It's an exciting time," said Joel Pearl, owner and broker. "It's a fun environment here at JPG; we're a professional family founded on a deep commitment to being ahead of traditional real estate brokerage business practices."

Pearl started his real estate career in 2004 and opened Joel Pearl Group in October 2013.

Within Joel Pearl Group there are a total of six licensed real estate agents and a support staff totaling nine people. Clients of Joel Pearl Group benefit from the team's combined 45 years of real estate

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Are you new to the Coeur d'Alene area? Do you know someone who is?

Pick up the Cd'A Chamber 2014 Business Directory & Relocation guide! Or view it here.

 

Be sure to check out the beautiful homes on the back cover!

The Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce and it's members are proud to provide you with this guide to our beautiful community. Whether you are interested in relocating or just visiting the area, this publication will help you become acquainted with the Coeur d'Alene area. 

Joel Pearl Group is an active member of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce.

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