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0 West Vel-View Est. Vel-View – A great place to live! Bring your builder. 5 mile area, 2.5 Ac, 5 min. to Francis & Maple & 20 min. to downtown. Have a boat? 15 min to Large lake & boat launch.

Chuck Fuller 220-6328

12520 W Meadowview Ln Great Country living w/lake access. 1000 sf master, sports ct. lrg shop w/apt 2car. Att. Gar. Fully fncd, boat launch, beach 1.5 Ac, Gas heat, new kit granite counters, fin. Bsmt, egress windows.

Chuck Fuller 220-6328

1011 S Conklin

1018 S Carnine

5116 N McIntosh Ct

Gated Community. Lindsey Construction new built All main floor! Oversized 3 Car garage, corner fireplace, covered patio can be accessed from nook, 5 ft. fully tiled dbl shower! Full unfinished basement! View on Wkends At Shelly Lake.



Kathy Moore 710-3171

Gated Community an Eric Madsen Home Marvel! This home has 1950 Mn floor sqft & a bonus rm of 300 sqft. You’ll get granite countertops, wd wrapped windows & mirrors. Hardwood floors throughout. Come out to Shelley lake & see it!

“Fraser Estates” New home-Argonne & Wellesley West Valley schools, 3Bd/master on main floors, 3car Garage, fenced spacious backyard. Hardwood floors, Stainless appliances. Near river & trail.

Kathy 710-3171

Call Sue Miller 879-3494

16411 E 10th

16421 E 10th

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Gated Community Lindsey Construction is offering this home For $265,000 It has daylight walkout basement, Granite countertops, cent. Air, raised Maple Cabs, w/pull outs, and a fully lndscpd yard. See at Shelley Lake.

Gated Community. Gordon Finch Homes most popular plan. The “Banyon 1” with a total of 3447 sqft. Features a daylight basement, Stone accents and a great room concept. See it at Shelley Lake.

Call Kathy 710-3171

Kathy 710-3171

$309,900 Gated Community Gordon Finch Homes presents “The Granite Point” features are 1870 Mn floor sqft & a bonus room of 557 sqft great room concept with a den with French doors, view this home at Shelly Lake

Call Kathy 710-3171

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9912 N Fotheringham Your new home w/many updates, New Bamboo flr, fully fin. Bsmt w/2 egress Wndws, cvr’d patio, hot tub, frml din, Det. Shop 2 playhouse, vinyl fncd bkyd, spr/sys, front and back.

Chuck Fuller 220-6328

32324 N Monroe Rd. $389,999 Country living at its best! Custom 3BD/2BA rancher, 4.54ac w/Dragoon Creek. 30x50 shop & complete horse setup. #875026

Tarja Nevala 220-4245

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52' ff of Premiere “no bank” frontage. Sandy Beach, New Dock. Flat Level Lot. Sunset Views. Immaculate 3BD/3BA contemporary w/ wood floors, Upscale Materials Throughout. 2 Car Garage plus a Carport. $650,000. #201215033 Dick Bockemuehl (509) 951-4390

40 AC VIEW Panoramic view of valley & mtns. 3,240 SF of finished living area in this 1 1/2 story plus a daylight bsmt. Newly remodeled. 3 car gar. Composite decking surrounds 3 sides. Barn and a fenced orchard; meadow. $399,950. #201219143 Dick Bockemuehl (509) 951-4390

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100' ff level sandy deeded waterfront lot at the N end of Priest Lake with a full southern orientation and sun filled view exposure. Easy access to Upper Priest Lake via the thoroughfare. Water and sewer hookups are avail. $529,500. #201216375 Dick Bockemuehl (509) 951-4390

Bob Ross (208) 664-7500 & Cindy Whaley (208) 755-8105 KE LA ND O M A DI

SECONDARY WATERFRONT HOME On Lake Cd’A. Year round living. 4BD/2.5BA 2292 SF. 2 car detached garage. Gorgeous lake views. A/C, private boat slip. Common area beach, park and boat launch. $259,000. #11-4666






150’ of gradual sloping frontage on the Priest River Landscaped. Sprinkler system. 1 1/2 story, 3BD/2BA w/ oversized deck. Breezeway and attached 2 car gar. 150’ frontage, lots of space to expand. Incl furniture, dock and Bayliner runabout. $459,900. #201212941 Dick Bockemuehl (509) 951-4390


Custom manufactured home on Cd’A Lake. Immaculate condition. Super good cents home. Furnished. Private boat slip. Community beach, park & boat launch. Near CDA Casino. $163,500. Seller financing. #12-4766.





5209 W. Rhodes Ct, Twin Lakes Beautiful home situated on the 17th Fairway. One of the best locations in Twin Lakes! 3BD/2BA, skylights, FP, open, quiet. Golf membership included! $199,900. #12-5179 Heidi Acuff 660-9229


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1201 E. Sherman Ave - Rare opportunity to own top selling liquor store building. Brand new 5 year lease with State of Idaho. Business has thrived at this location for 25+ years! $489,000. #11-8984 Dan Schreiber (208) 964-0672

Ideal Camping, fly-fishing and recreating along the famous Joe on this 2 ac parcel with 200 FT of riverfront. Seller will finance. $115,000. #12-NEW Cindy Knowles (208) 661-8296


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Townhome 3BD/2BA Across from the 5th fairway on one of North Idaho’s nicest golf courses. Golf daily, resort living! $149,000. #12-2176 Cindy Knowles (208) 661-8296







Private 2BD/2BA Condo Walking distance to the first tee, lake & clubhouse. Village HOA dues paid to the end of 2013. $99,000. #11-7884 Cindy Knowles (208) 661-8296


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Spend Summers on the Lake! Nice, fully furnished & clean single wide, community waterfront & beach. Great little weekender! $55,000. #12-3959 Cindy Knowles (208) 661-8296


5 Mile Rancher 5BD/3BA, 3818 SF, large cul-de-sac lot, chef’s kitchen, custom details, shines inside & out! $329,900#201214544 Cindy Knowles (208) 661-8296















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170’ ff of Priest Lake deeded waterfront situated on the outlet boatable to the lake. 1.2 acre wooded lot. Jon Saylor architecturally designed 4BD/3BA, 2604 SF home. Landscaped, sprink syst. Boat slip and dock. Comfortable floor plan. $995,000. #201218945 Dick Bockemuehl (509) 951-4390

50’ ff No Bank Lake Frontage Completely updated. 3BD/3BA. Covered deck. Att garage plus a carport. Green house. Fully fenced backyard with fruit trees. EZ dock system extending 90’ into West Bay. $340,000. #201218357 Dick Bockemuehl (509) 951-4390























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What a cream puff! Inviting covered front porch, gorgeous hardwoods, beautifully updated kitch & baths. Center piece FP with mantle and bookshelves! Huge corner lot covered back patio, 6' cedar privacy fence. $209,000. #201219275 Marilyn Amato (509) 979-6021

Beautiful 5BD/ 3BA Dennis Miller Rancher Tile in kitchen, master bath, and main bath. Walkin closet, jetted tub, shower, dbl sinks. Finished basement with family room, lots of storage and has a fully fenced back yard with RV parking. $298,500 #201227585 Michael Baker (509) 999-5136

5113 S Muirfield “Golf Anyone?” Overlooking the 16th fairway of Manito Country Club. Lovely 2+ BD/2BA patio home w/great room concept. Gated community. Newly remodeled kitchen & bathrooms. Must See! $339,000. #201214136 Jerry & Patti Boyd (509) 939-3847 / (509)-710-5240

6015 E 11th Ave Meticulously remodeled! 3BD/3BA, new dark cherry laminate floors, remodeled kitch w/granite countertops and SS appliances, 2 FP’s, walk out bsmt. Huge deck, many extras incl: New 6 panel doors, door knobs, closet organizers in every closet. $179,900. #201216437 Robin Cook 939-4916 or Maureen Williams 949-9911

9427 E Elk to Hwy Rd Beautiful Two Story Tudor on bluff w/Little Spokane River Views. 3BD/2.5BA, radiant heated floors, dream kitchen w/lots of storage & countertops, FP, box beamed ceilings, 2 car garage. $249,900. #201214286 Maureen Williams 949-9911 or Robin Cook 939-4916

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ome improvement projects have become customary for today’s homeowners. Be it a kitchen remodel or the ever popular man cave project, home improvement projects remain a goal for many homeowners. As enticing as a home improvement project might be, no project can be successful until a budget has been established. The right budget will keep homeowners from going deep into debt when improving their homes, ensuring that, upon the project’s completion, they can fully enjoy their revamped


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castles without the specter of significant debt hanging ominously over their heads. Before beginning a home improvement project, homeowners can take the following things into consideration. ■ Personal finances: It sounds simple, but homeowners must examine their finances before starting a home improvement project. Just because a bank will loan money for a project doesn’t mean the project is affordable. Homeowners should compare their monthly expenses with their incomes, and then determine what’s left that might be able to go toward a project. Monthly expenses include everything from groceries to mortgage payments. When the comparison between monthly expenses and monthly income has been made, homeowners can get a grasp of just what they can and cannot afford. ■ Credit score: Many homeowners finance home improvement projects with loans from a bank. Particularly in the current economy when banks are being forced to tighten lending requirements, securing such loans isn’t easy. Homeowners with significant credit card debt should eliminate such debt before beginning a project. Doing so serves multiple purposes. First and foremost, eliminating outstanding debt will free up money to allocate toward the project. Eliminating debt will make loan applicants more attractive to prospective creditors, increasing their chances of securing a loan and a lower interest rate.

■ The project’s priority: Budgeting a home improvement project also involves being honest as to just how necessary the project is. For example, a man cave might be a dream project, but should it be a priority over other things around the house? If wear and tear is taking its toll on the roof, for instance, the money going toward the man cave should probably be allocated to replacing the roof instead. If a project is low on the priority list but high on the want list, re-examine those projects higher up on the priority list to determine if they are more deserving of immediate attention and funds than vanity projects. ■ Overrun costs: Not every home improvement project will be at or under budget. Many, in fact, go over budget due to a host of factors. Homeowners should not be caught off guard when a project goes over budget. Instead, plan for the project to go over budget and expect such frustration. Allocate extra money in the original budget for overrun costs. This will reduce stress and frustration, and if the project comes in under budget, then there’s extra money when the project is completed.

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LibertyLake-WA, Lib L k WA Dreamwood Bay, community beach with boat slip, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2800 sq ft, plus loft, double garage, this home is in mint condition $379,500

Coeur d’Alene Lake-ID, Rockford Bay, 75’ frontage, community sewer & water, boat dock w/slip, great views $195,000

P d O ill L Pend Oreille Lake-ID, Anderson Point Area, 315’ frontage, 1.55 acres, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1884 sq ft (includes 1 bdrm 1 bath bunkhouse, furnished $399,500

Coeur d’Alene Lake-ID, Brown’s Bay, 75’ frontage, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 1000 sq ft, small boat house on beach, dock, community sewer system $299,500

Coeur d’Alene Lake-ID, Brown’s Bay, 75’ frontage, 3 bdrms, 1 bath (OUTHOUSE), new drainfield installed, wood stove, dock/boat slip, boat lift, furnished. $249,000

Newman Lake-WA, 50’ frontage, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, level, sandy beach, recently remodeled, shared well. $325,000

Coeur d’Alene Lake,Wildwood Park-Brown’s Bay, 75’ frontage, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1890 sq ft, needs work but good structure, rec room in basement, dock. $295,000

Coeur d’Alene Lake-ID, Cottonwood Bay, 100’ frontage, 4 bdrms, 1 bath, 1064 sq ft, rancher with daylight basement, covered deck, dock, great views, private setting! $389,500 All MLS Listings-All Lakes

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2-Story by Condron Homes! Wonderful plan w/nearly 2100 Sq. ft. Enjoy formal living/dining rooms plus main flr family rm adjoining Gourmet Granit kitchen. Luxury Master Suite w/sitting area & full bath, oversize 2nd & 3rd bdrms w/ individual Jack & Jill bath access. Country porch plus oversize 3-car garage. This home is just finishing & priced attractively at $219,950. See Sat & Sun 12-4PM. Many other plans available!


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Jon Sayler Masterpiece

Hutton School!! Unbelievable Value!!!

This home is sophisticated, bright and airy! With water views and amazing landscaping, it is hard to imagine a more impressive home for the price. $360,000! For more info, call

Ronda Church 844-1976

Call Jack 993-1003



New Listing

Fairchild area home on acreage! New home on 5.96 acres with 3 bedrooms plus a den and 2 1/2 baths. Two car attached garage and a 30’ x 45’ shop. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living only 20 minutes to Spokane and 10 to Fairchild. Comfortable and efficient central air with heat pump. Over 2000 finished square feet. $259,900

Call Pat 990-1004

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Immaculate Inside & out plus perfectly updated & maintained! New flooring & paint, updated baths, all new exterior doors including garage doors & openers. Gas & AC, tons of Sq. ft. w/4huge bedrooms & 3 baths. RV parking w/pad, impeccable landscaping including sprinklers, a pergola and water feature plus great front yard overlooking Riverside State Park! $199,900

Kevin Warner 994-6431

Tom Clark 499-9999

Mead Schools! 6 acres/spectacular Mt. Spokane views. Site built home with many updates and great character ... slate tile, granite, gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceiling w/exposed beams. Huge solarium, fenced garden. Gorgeous property with some finishing touches, materials on site. Deck & Storage Shed. Great Price at $225,000.

Tim 999-3988

Elizabeth 389-6380

S.Hill Charmer w/Updates Galore! First time to hit the market since built! Some of the many updates incl. the new roof, siding, furnace, windows, electrical, paint & beautiful dark flooring on main level. Oversized mn floor master w/double closets & 2-upstairs bdrms. Lrg kitchen w/new cabinets, flooring & lighting. Impeccable landscaping w/fully fncd backyard, garden areas & flowers galore plus o’size 1-car gar & more! $155,000

CONDRON HOMES!! Northern Quest Casino!!

Better Than New in Cheney

Open Today 1-4pm. Sharp as a tack 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2900+sf with theater room, large deck, fenced & sprinklered yard, A/C. Could be 6 bed, 4 bath with some finishing work. $240,000

Call John 994-1023 or Ronda Church for more info at 844-1976.

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Elk Area 4+/- Ac. 3Bd/2Ba Home w/ Spacious Kit. All Appl. Pantry, Sunroom, Covered Deck, MFU, CAC, R.V. H-up , O’sized 2car Gar/Shop, 3 bay Machine Shed, Great Well, SS, plus so much more!! $159,900

Sandi 509-993-7894



Stately South Hill Colonial

East Valley School District

Professionally restored historic home featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an open concept kitchen. Hutton Elementary, too! $297,500 Call for a showing today!

Ronda Church 844-1976

Well maintained/nice updates, Double wide manufactured home in Greenacres. Gas Stove, Central Air, Forced Air Furnace. Huge master suite w/walk-in closet and 3/4 bath. Newer high efficiency appliances and systems. Fenced lot with sprinkler system, garden area, covered porch and 2 storage sheds. 3+ car carport. Great home in great location. $86,000

Call Elizabeth 389-6380

Tim 999-3988


Call Jack 993-1003





Brand new 1800 Sq. ft. Great room design w/granite kitchen, 3 bdrm/2-bath w/spacious master, walk-in closet, huge bonus/theater room, oversize garage, front yard landscaping w /sprinkler system included! 40 additional plans to choose from. See this Model Sat or Sun 12-4PM. $179,950

Mini Orchard

S. Hill 4BR/2 freshly updated baths, 2 living rms w/ frplc, great kitchen w/granite, new cabinets, laminate wood flrs & upgraded appliances. New Trex deck w/ great views & brand new landscaping w/water feature, sprinkler system & privacy fence. Updates Galore including new vinyl windows, siding, paint, carpet & more! Must See! $169,000

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This south hill Rockwood area 2 sty home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a huge 24X28 2 car garage and is in the Hutton school district. Lots of landscaping and a multilevel deck make the back yard like a forest. Priced aggressively at $225,000 there is room for upgrades.

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4007 W. Olympic Ave

Charming Shadle Bungalow

4Bd/2 Bath Rancher has been nicely updated w/ New Paint in & out, new carpet up & down, vinyl wndws and a lot more. Great Buy @ $134,900

Hardwood floors, built-ins, large master on main floor, updated bath w/tile surround. 2 nice sized bedrooms on lower level-egress windows. Covered back porch and fenced back yard for entertaining. Vinyl siding & windows. Easy access, walk to shopping & dining! $124,000

Call Dave Holmes 979-2002

Elizabeth 389-6380


Condron Made in America

4-Lvl design located on oversized cul-de-sac lot. 4BR/2.5BA, open island kitchen w/slab granite. Big family rm oversized garage w/ workshop. Many craftsman features incl. white trim & doors. Custom paint color, nearly 1900 SF finished plus basement! Excellent new home neighborhood w/tree lined streets, sidewalks & Condron quality Construction. $244,950

Jack 993-1003

River District Rancher Over 3300 finished square feet in this 2005 rancher. The main floor has a great room design with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry and formal dining. Full finished basement with 3 additional bedrooms and a full bath as well as a large family room. Fully fenced with vinyl fencing and sprinklered front and back. $260,000

New listing East Valley!

Cute Pasadena Park Bungalow


This is the property you have been waiting for. This 2006 4 level was built with every upgrade available. From the 5 car attached garage to the over the top landscaping everything in this home is Top Drawer; hardy plank siding, state of the art security system, too long to list. This home is priced to sell w/view at $279,900

3+ bedrooms on nearly 1/2 acre. Hardwood floors, coved ceilings, updated kitchen and bath. Large Master w/walk-in closet. Mini orchard on the Centennial Trail – walk to the River! Great Price at only $85,000.

Gorgeous home perched above a tree lined street in the heart of Spokane’s south hill. Walk to Manito or Cannon Hill parks or enjoy your own private park-like yard. $225,000

Tom Clark 499-9999

Call Pat 990-1004.

Call Elizabeth at 389-6380.

Call Jay 509-868-1689

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House & Ten Acres!

3-Bedrooms on main level, Great new Kitchen w/granite counters! Nicely fenced landscaped lot, gas heat & so much more!! $119,900! Call for more information today.

South Deer Park Area 2003 Built 3 Bed/2 Bath Rancher w/2 car gar & large pole bldg. Great Views! Only $179,900

Kevin Warner 994-6431

Call Dave Holmes @ 979-2002.

New Listing!

2003 built 1-1/2 story home with full unfinished basement for future expansion. Cathedral ceilings, country wrap-around porch and serenity. The house has an attached 2 car garage and a 36’ x 48’ shop with loft storage for all of the toys and projects. Enjoy all of this plus the 3 acres of privacy. The upstairs is a master suite with double vanity, jet tub, separate shower and walk-in closet plus a bonus room. $260,000



Open Today 1-4pm! Gorgeous red brick rancher, move-in ready! 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 3700+sf renovated home. Fully fenced backyard includes 2 storage buildings. $230,000

4br/2ba, new upgrades, floors, carpet, paint, kitchen & bath, vinyl windows, cedar fence & more! Fantastic entryway & staircase, large formal dining room, open living room. Immaculate family home – move-in ready! $132,900

Throw away the lawn mower & snow shovel! Delightful S.Hill 3bdrm/3bth detached condo w/over 1800 Sq. ft. Corian countertops in kitchen w/all new appliances. Soaring cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling fireplace. Formal living & dining. Private fncd yrd, 2-car att gar w/ opener. New listing at $184,900!

Call Tim at 999-3988.

Call Jack 993-1003 or 838-2002.


South Hill Charmer Close to everything w/hardwoods, coved ceilings, gas fireplace, fenced backyard and a fabulous deck perfect for entertaining with built in benches. Lots of home and a great price. $129,900

U District Income Property

Call Ronda Church for a showing today. 844-1976

Call John White 994-1023.

Call Jay 509-868-1689

Call Pat Lacy 990-1004.

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Maintenance-Free Living!

Peaceful rural feel only 5 min from downtown, 1/4 acre lot backing to Fish Lake Trail. Wood floors, cozy woodstove, freshly updated paint, garden window overlooking amazing serenity of backyard. Master w/ French door to back deck. Detached 1-car garage. One level living. $115,000

Dishman Commons second floor condo. 2BR/1BA, approx. 903SF. Includes private 1-car garage. Very nice unit! $114,500

Call Dave Holmes @ 979-2002.

Please call Elizabeth at 389-6380.




Valley Rancher!!

Tom Clark 499-9999



Ridiculously Charming Bungalow

Great New Price!!!

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Great starter home or empty nester near Valley Mission Park. 2 main floor bedrooms and a full basement. Relax in the summer heat weather with central air conditioning. Spend evenings under the covered patio in the fenced back yard. Includes 2 car detached garage. $139,000


This fantastic 1988 1 owner daylight south hill rancher has been tastefully updated & offers fantastic views of Browne’s Mt. views. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features an amazing master suite w/gas fireplace, huge bathroom access to the new deck. The grounds are meticulously maintained & the home backs up to a County Park! $329,900

4/BR/2BA colonial style home between the Valley & Spokane on a lg lot, beautifully landscaped w/sprinkler system, private back yard, raised garden beds & deck in a quiet neighborhood. Features a completely updated kitchen & 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, vinyl windows, central air, new paint inside and out, a separate office & 2 car garage. All this for ONLY $199,900

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This 5 bed, 2 bath home with separate 1 bedroom apartment over the garage would be a fantastic single family home. Yet it currently rents for $400 per room to college students! Truly unique and beautiful. $239,900!

Close to Mirabeau Park! East Valley 4BR/2BA, approx. 1,824 SF, gas heat, cent a/c, fenced backyard. Maintained in excellent condition! $155,000

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Kokomo Transformation

Historic 3 bed, 2 bath home with charm galore. From the picket fence to the front porch swing to the brand new kitchen, this place would be great place to call home. Currently a successful college rental, could be a 4 bedroom with very little trouble. $149,000! Call for more info today!

John White 994-1023


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Renovated Gonzaga Rental Property

1.5 Story, 3BR/1BA, 1,940 SF, hardwood floors, upper level loft, detached 25x30 shop, gas heat & cent a/c, fenced front & back. $137,500!

Call Tim 999-3988.

Tom Clark 499-9999

Call Sarah 993-4112 or Ronda Church for more info at 844-1976.

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3+BR/3BA, 5-acres of horse property. Great well, updates include new windows, new roof, new siding, fresh paint, new carpet, refin. hrdwd flrs, large master suite w/ oversized walk-in closet & balcony w/view! Priced to Sell! $236,500!

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Getting Graphic Black and white is anything but over. The classic color combo is back in a big, bold way


lthough the spring runways were filled with 1980s-inspired neons and the bright Tangerine Tango was named color of the year by the Pantone Color Instititute, don’t count out the classic combination of black and white. The contrasting colors aren’t stepping aside to make way for these trendy sunglass-worthy hues. Instead, they are fighting the bright with a bite of bold pattern. “Black and white is a modern classic,” says Christiane Lemieux, founder and creative

from big chevron and zig zag stripes to large-scale medallion prints. Although these patterns tend to be loud, they can also speak softly in a room. Stripes and chevrons, for instance, are interior design classics and they play well with oriental rugs, pinch-pleated drapes and other more traditional designs. “It is easy to incorporate black and white into existing decor through accessories and pillows,” Lemieux says. “You can easily layer a black and white vase or tray into a cocktail table or a graphic

on textiles like rugs and curtains can do the trick. “A plain white linen curtain with a three-inch black band is simple and streamlined. The black band adds some definition and elegance. It’s simple and understated,” says Jill Sorensen, owner of Marmalade Interiors in McLean, Va. Using an area rug with a black border also defines a space and adds a modern touch of crisp definition, Sorensen says. Another way to dip your toe into the trend is with paint. “It might sound cold, but sometimes painting walls a dark color like black can actually make a space seem larger,” says Julie Thigpen, owner of interior design firm Modern Chic Home in Irvine, Calif. She painted all four walls of a bathroom black for one client. If dark walls aren’t appealing, look up. Thigpen recently painted a client’s dining room ceiling a high-gloss black and paired it with white crown molding. She used a neutral taupe-tan color on the walls to balance the daring ceiling. “It was a risk, but it wasn’t as overwhelming as you would imagine,” she says. “It made the space dramatic, but comfortable at the same time.”

director of DwellStudio, a New York City home goods company with a modern aesthetic. “It instantly makes interiors look hip and graphic.” The latest take on black-andwhite includes everything

black and white pillow to your sofa for an instant update.” If the loud patterns just aren’t your thing, it’s still possible to get in on the black and white trend with solid colors. A simple black border

There’s more to paint than picking up a gallon at the local hardware store, though. There are hundreds of shade nuances to even the most basic colors, including black and white. Thigpin recommends selecting a warmer shade of black, with undertones of reds or yellows, and avoiding shades with hints of blue. “Warmer blacks tend to look better, not quite so

cold and sterile,” she says. Another way to keep blackand-white warm is by pairing it with contemporary colors. “It’s great to build a room on the foundation of black and white and then to layer on color with textiles and accessories,” Lemieux says. She suggests adding seasonal colors to a black-and-white design, using blues and aquas in the spring and summer and yellows and greens in the fall. She also likes to mix in red, fuchsia and almost any other ‘pop’ color –

except orange, unless you really love Halloween. “Black and white is just fun,” Sorensen says. “It’s a versatile classic that will never go out of style.”

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Carpet Options Abound For Floor-Focused Homeowners


hopping for carpeting? It’s not simply a matter of going into the store and just choosing “carpet.” There are many different varieties of carpeting from which to select, each with its own unique characteristics. Depending on the room’s use and the homeowner’s needs, there could be a carpet that fits with what’s desired.

Cut pile: This is one of the most popular types of carpeting. When most people think of carpet, this is what they envision. This carpeting is formed by cutting looped carpet fibers at the top with yarn bundles standing up vertically.




Berber has thick, durable loops that are good in high-traffic areas. This carpeting limits footprints and vacuum marks.

Textured carpet has a soft feel and is one of the carpeting styles growing in popularity. These carpets may have embossed patterns and come in solid colors.

These carpets are lightly twisted, uniform-colored fibers that are soft and usually found in formal rooms. They will hold footprints and show vacuum marks.


Homeowners looking to revamp their rooms can turn to the versatility of carpeting for many of their needs.

The downside is that loops can be snagged and unravel. Also, berber carpeting may trap in dirt.

Level-loop: Similar to Berber but looser in weave is level-loop. It is also good in high-traffic areas and will not trap dirt as easily as berber.

Cut and loop pile: This carpeting has a variation of secured loops and cut fibers for added texture. This will be a medium-durability carpet.

This soft carpet is mediumdurability and will show footprints and vacuum marks. Saxonies are tightly twisted cut piles that are heatset straight. Saxonies consist of two or more fibers twisted together in a yarn.

Frieze: A highly twisted cut-pile carpet that is good in hightraffic areas. The short fibers curl in different directions to hide footprints.

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Not All Painter’s Tapes Are Created Equal Four qualities to look for that will assure a

superior paint job


hether you’re an experienced DIYer or painting your first apartment, one of the most important decisions you can make in assuring a quality paint job is the choice of painter’s tape. The right painter’s tape can make all the difference in achieving clean, straight paint lines, and protecting surfaces that you don’t want painted, such as glass, woodwork, wallboard, ceilings, and carpeting. Before you buy your paint and painting tools, do your homework on the variety of tapes on the market. Read package labels carefully before making your selection. For most surfaces, a premium-quality painter’s tape will do the job. Here are four essential qualities to consider:

Resistance to “bleeding” One of the biggest problems painters face is paint seeping under – or “bleeding”– beyond tape edges. This can cause messy lines and uneven workmanship, and result in the need for frequent touch ups.

Flexibility If you have many architectural features or curved surfaces to paint around, consider tapes with fine crepe paper backing which bend and “drape” easily around light switches, moldings, window sashes, and door frames. Ease of removal A low-adhesive tape allows for easy removal, without leaving any residue or damage to the surface to which it is applied. It’s a good idea to test your tape to make sure it doesn’t pull off the paint; if it does, you’ll need to purchase one with less adhesive. UV resistance Look for ratings that indicate the number of days the tape can be left in place and in direct sunlight. This is important to know to avoid adhesive transfer from the back of the tape to the wall surface. It’s essential that you educate yourself about the characteristics of painter’s tapes and understand the surfaces you will be working with before you make your tape selection. It’s a decision that will go a long way towards helping you achieve a quality painting job.

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In order to give a room a tranquil and calm look, which of the following colors should be avoided? A. Pale green B. Clean red

True or false: Never paint over wallpaper.

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C. Beige

D. Light brown

True or false: You can’t paint over dark colors. What’s the most important preexisting feature to take into account when choosing a paint color?

A. Flooring B. Furniture

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C. Wall coverings D. All of the above

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True or false:

Painting a sample of a color on a surface is not an effective way to see how well it will work.

When applying a typical indoor acrylic paint, on average, what is the recommended time to wait in between coats?

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C. 4 hours D. 8 hours

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1014 N. Pines Road, Suite 102, Spokane Valley (509) 931-1115 Q. What’s the history of your company? With offices and showrooms around the world, Granite Transformations offers new and exciting alternatives to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more. The first Granite Transformations franchise opened in 1996 in Perth, Australia. Consumer response was overwhelming, and we’ve grown across Australia and New Zealand, and then into the United States in 2001. Now, Granite Transformations has nearly 100 showrooms across the U.S., and we’re adding more showrooms every year. In 2004, the company began U.K. operations and is planning to grow throughout Europe.

Q. How do you take care of it? This mold and mildew resistant material is amazing in showers, on vanities or tub surrounds. There is no special maintenance or cleaning needed with a Granite Transformations surface. Installation is incredibly fast as the material is Q. What makes your product special? installed over your Granite Transformations brings a fusion existing tiles. of the world’s finest granites, combined with You get a new look in two to three days. advanced manufacturing skills, to produce A full scale kitchen remodeling, where a strong, permanently sealed surface that’s cabinets are removed and new cabinets backed by a lifetime warranty. installed, can take weeks or months to From kitchens to bathrooms, fireplaces to complete. Compare that with kitchen cabinet bars, granite gives you a sleek, sophisticated refacing. By refacing your cabinets instead look. The experts at Granite Transformations of replacing them, you will save time, will do it for you in a way that makes sense aggravation, money and wear and tear on and accommodates your needs. Installation other kitchen elements, such as the floor is quickly, honestly, and with the utmost and countertops. With cabinet refacing, professionalism. the project is often completed within two to Your new countertops are fabricated four days, and the dust and dirt is kept to a in their shop so that none of the timeminimum. consuming mess occurs in your home. On installation day, they are already finished Q. What makes your company stand out? ready to install. Your beautiful new – heat, Our revolutionary product line has been stain and scratch resistant – countertops extensively tested and proven to be heat, are permanently bonded to your old ones. stain and scratch resistant. The surface A Granite Transformation to a standard makes cleaning easy and you can cut your size kitchen countertop and backsplash is vegetables right on the countertop without typically completed in just one day. fear of leaving cut marks. You can even place a hot skillet right on the countertop.

Because there are no grout lines, you have no fear of bacterial build up or dirty grout lines. Granite Transformations’ unique slabs are cut exactly to fit your existing old tile or Formica style countertop. Using special adhesives, the slabs are adhered directly to the countertop surface. While each project varies depending on the size of the space to be transformed, the installation of a Granite Transformation standard size kitchen countertop counter and backsplash should take approximately 1 to 2 days. Because there is usually no demolition involved, there is minimal disruption and mess. Our expert consultants listen carefully to your needs, and their experienced installers finish the process quickly. They even back it up with a lifetime warranty. Call Granite Transformations today for a free in-home consultation or look online to see the incredible variety of styles and colors or stop by the Spokane Valley location.

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