Wednesday, September 27, 2023


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Updated 5 days, 11 hours ago

Marty and Max: Market Segments

In today’s column, we are NOT going to discuss the market. Rather, we ARE discussing how to read and interpret t...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Mid-year market report

The first half of 2023 is in the books. This week in many ways is the turning point in the year for housing. Home purchases start to decelerate and price red...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
OPINION: Children’s Congress set to deliver timely message

Imagine a Congress that accomplishes something … one that isn’t bogged down by gridlock and political posturing. Now imagine, if you will, a lobbying effort ...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Plant Notes: Heartleaf Arnica

Easy to identify and common throughout the western United States and Canada, Heartleaf Arnica is a bright spot in the forest with its yellow, 1-2 inch sunflo...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Marty and Max: The $100,000 freezer

According to the Bible, Sampson slew 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. Every year thousands of real estate transactions are lost with the same we...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Plant Notes: Syringa

Collected by the waters of Clark's River in 1806, Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii), was named for Merriweather Lewis by Frederik Pursh, the botanist commission...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Mid-June Real Estate Update

We have been discussing how the real estate market is reacting to the interest rates hovering at 7% and following are our expert's thoughts.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Shadow demand

Home Buyers are ready to pounce at any opportunity. One mortgage lender’s perspective is there is so much pent-up demand that is simply waiting for any break...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Plant Notes: Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor) creates a truly dramatic display when in bloom. From June to July this multi-stemmed North American native shrub is covered...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: VA loans among products offered by Mountain West Bank branch in Wallace

Mountain West Bank, a division of Glacier Bank, is making its mark on Wallace and the greater Silver Valley with the opening of its new branch, providing per...

Updated 4 months ago
Marty and Max: Glory Days

Last weekend I flew to Dallas for my daughter's MBA graduation at Southern Methodist University. I came in a day early for a little gathering. The Dallas r...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Shoshone County's April market update

In the Coeur d’Alene MLS Market, which includes Shoshone County, from the Year over Year Comparison Report all active residential listings during the month o...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Marty and Max: Got wetlands?

A friend of mine came to me recently and told me the property they bought over a year ago was mostly covered with wetlands. Urgent questions followed: “Are t...

Updated 5 months ago
Marty and Max: The changing face of Idaho's housing crisis

Sellers loved out-of-state cash buyers swooping in to outbid the locals. Currently, prices are at a point where it is impacting our jobs.

Updated 5 months ago
MALLOY: NRA not backing away from guns, or Trump

If the National Rifle Association’s annual convention is an indication of where Republicans are in presidential politics, the party’s nomination practically ...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Marty and Max: Is now a good time to buy?

Nationally we were expecting that this would finally be the week that inventory started rising across the country for the spring buying season. But instead, ...