Affordability for families in west Hayden

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Affordability for families in west Hayden

Take the ‘Lake’ out of Hayden, and potential home buyers have an abundance of affordable choices.

Though sometimes lumped in conversation with some of the expensive properties surrounding Hayden Lake, home prices don’t explode just because you drive north of Prairie Avenue.

Consider the homes around the Stinson Estates development, as well as neighborhoods near the Coeur d’Alene Airport. The local airport isn’t exactly an international hub, so the general lack of plane noise shouldn’t be a surprise.

Megan Leary, a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty, represents an available home on Stinson Loop and said the airport was never an issue for the homeowners.

“People ask me about it, and they honestly didn’t mind it,” Leary said. “The smaller prop planes — they’re just not as noisy.”

Noise-wise, the area is comparable to most on the Hayden-Coeur d’Alene line. Coeur d’Alene Place hears about as much air activity. Prices and home sizes are comparable too — high $100Ks to low $200Ks are typical numbers for 3-4 bedroom homes ranging 1,300 to 2,200 square feet. The home Leary represents is a little on the larger size, and the backyard faces an open field with view of the mountains in the distance.

“It’s a cute little neighborhood,” Leary said. “I think it’s great for starter families.”

Another huge advantage to homes on Stinson and some of the surrounding streets — No homeowners associations or strict CC&Rs.

Robert Jacobs II, an agent with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Reality who recently sold a home on nearby Cutlass Street, said the neighborhood appeals to the Idaho outdoor lifestyle.

“It looks like a development that would have an HOA and CC&Rs, but it doesn’t,” Jacobs said. “It’s pretty desirable for people who have boats and fifth wheels.”

The home Jacobs sold on Cutlass was a bit unusual — a two-bedroom, one-bath home with only 804 square feet. It generated a lot of interest when it listed and Jacobs fielded multiple offers. He said the market for smaller homes is generally consistent around Kootenai County.

“There’s not a lot on the market (at the price point),” he said. “They’re good starter homes and investors are interested in those too. They’re small, low maintenance.”

Robert Jacobs II can be reached at (208) 691-0520, email rj@cbidaho.com or visit his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rjcbidaho/ for more available listings.

Megan Leary can be reached at (208) 755-6117, email megan@cbinw.com or visit listings online at www.coldwellbanker.com/agents/Megan-Leary-83814

Let us know about more standout neighborhoods and developments we may feature in an upcoming Neighborhood of the Week.

Contact Tyler Wilson at twilson@cdapress.com.

Real Estate Agents, take advantage of Neighborhood of the Week by sending in your suggestions for featured areas, including sites outside the normal confines of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden.

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