Team Idaho Newsletter

Happy Spring!  The weather is showing signs that spring has finally sprung on the Palouse.  Speaking of spring… Team Idaho is working diligently to become greener!  I recently obtained my GREEN designation through the National Association of REALTORS after completing 18 hours of coursework designed specifically for REALTORS®.    The courses were created in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts from across the country to help designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings, with a special focus on issues of sustainability with regards to real estate.  Courses were designed to help deepen students’ understanding of what makes a property green, as well as helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of implementing green building features and practices.  I am not an expert, but I did learn a lot and I would absolutely love to share share some easy tips on how to live greener. If you would like a head-start, check out some of our local resources.  CLICK HERE

Have you seen our new website?  If not, please take a look at our fresh, clean site which is now optimized for mobile viewing.  Our new website is part of our “going green” campaing, which will enable us to become a more ecologically responsible company by reducing our reliance on paper products. Some of our new features include online portals and submission forms for our property management services, which not only helps the environment, but allows us to serve you, our customer, in a more efficient and timely manner.

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Do you have friends or family across the state, or even across the country, that you would love to have as your neighbors?  We have new videos to share, which would prove an invaluable resource and wonderful marketing tool to anyone you know interested in moving to Moscow.  Please enjoy them and pass them on!  CLICK HERE

Our local inventory of existing homes is low, but rising quickly as the weather warms up.  If you know of anyone contemplating putting their home on the market, now is an ideal time, considering the minimal competition.  We have many buyer inquiries indicating it will be an early market again this year.  Last year we saw overall growth in residential sales with Moscow showing 16% higher than 2012, and this is sure to increase as 2014 unfolds.  The Team Idaho 2013 market trends packet has full details. CLICK HERE.

Have a great rest of the month, and as always, I appreciate you our loyal customer, and would welcome any buyer and seller referrals you may have.


A message from Debbie

Happy first day of Spring! As most of you know, I had a beautiful wedding last June at Lake Pend Orielle and changed my last name from Loaiza to Spurgeon. In order to help you update my contact information, I have included this link so you can download my vcard.

Thank you and I appreciate your referrals and past business!


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Moscow Mardi Gras Parade 2014

Moscow Mardi Gras Parade 2014
Downtown Moscow, ID

Join us for Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate!
Saturday * March 1st  * 2014
11 a.m. to noon  *  204 S Main Street, Moscow

Saturday, March 1st find our Team Idaho invites you to come and enjoy the entire parade from the our office on Main Street. We look forward to seeing everyone here.

Enjoy the parade from Team Idaho (FREE Hot Chocolate and Coffee)

Happy New Year!

vector-happy-new-year-decoration-card-330788302013 came to a strong end in Latah County with a 4% increase in the value of homes sold over last year.

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in October from a year ago by the most in more than seven years, signaling the real-estate rebound will keep bolstering household wealth in 2014.

To read the entire article, go to

 Team Idaho would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Updated and Affordable in Genesee, Idaho!

Updated and Affordable home for sale in Genesee, ID

Updated and Affordable home for sale in Genesee, ID

753 Walnut Street – Genesee, ID 83832

$159,900 – 3Bedroom(s) /2Bathroom(s)

One level home with extensive updates, 2970 +/- Square foot home with a basement that leaves you room to grow.  Tiled entry, French doors to living room which features a wall of built-ins. New laminate in living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room & large pantry. Tiled kitchen counters, huge south facing window over kitchen sink. Gorgeous knotty pine doors, new trim, Spanish tile in main bath. Newer vinyl windows, roof 2012, partially finished basement; office and den, future family room, walk out shop. Front porch equipped with wheelchair ramp.  Home is accessible for a small wheelchair. Call Team Idaho for more details about this wonderful NEW LISTING!

Moscow and Pullman rank in the top 30, Smartest City’s in America


Moscow comes in at #29 while Pullman gets ranked #10 in the country, as the smartest city’s.  Luminosity recently conducted an extensive survey that ranked 478 U.S. cities by “average brain performance score” and found that Ithaca, New York is the brainiest city in the country.  Having two prominent universities near by certainly helps.  Find the FULL ARTICLE/LIST HERE