Palouse Habitat for Humanity

1001023_582201638485103_1034996239_nOur local non profits are an important part of our community.  Habitat for Humanity is a non profit working on giving a hand up, not a hand out.  In partnership with a local family volunteers will build a simple affordable house in Latah or Whitman County.  Habitat is currently accepting applications for a new partner family.

Habitat surplus store is working to keep usable building materials, appliances, furniture etc out of the landfill.   The goal is to raise money at the store for our next home.  Bring your donations or come shop on Friday and Saturdays!

Learn more at or email

Genesee Educators Earn Presidential Award for Excellence!

Team Idaho would like to send out a huge congratulations to Genesee, educators Tuana Johnson and Donna Wommack.   President Obama recently recognized 102 educators, two of those were from Genesee, Idaho.  

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“Tauna works to bring new ideas to her district and has written thousands of dollars worth of grants to help her school. These grants helped buy science equipment, funded science field trips for her students, and funded iPads and other technology for all elementary classrooms. Her latest grant had elementary students engineer a rinsing/recycling station for the school lunchroom.” – PAEMST Website

“Donna’s focus is to engage students in enriching, meaningful learning experiences. Her students learn mathematics, science, and engineering skills through rocketry, forest research, and activities that involve the entire community.”– PAEMST Website

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 teachers across the nation.

Check out the what the Superintendent had to say – HERE


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!


Palouse Cares food drive, auctions bring in record success!

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Rick Minard 

Palouse Cares

Email: / Phone:  208-310-1745



Palouse Cares food drive, auctions bring in record success

MOSCOW—On Saturday, December 7th, hundreds of volunteers came together in every community on the Palouse to gather in more than 38,000 pounds of food for area food banks.

The food-drive also has a fund-raising aspect to it, live and silent auctions which totaled a record $35,000. A live auction took place at noon at the Eastside Marketplace in Moscow as well as Zeppoz and Mr. Z’s Casino in Pullman. The silent auction in Colfax single-handedly raised nearly $1,300.

The one day food drive requires lots of volunteer effort from organization to collecting the food door-to-door. Food collections took place in: Moscow, Pullman, Colfax, Palouse, Potlatch, Genesee, Garfield, Colton/Uniontown, Troy, Deary and Bovill as well as Kendrick and Juliaetta.

Members of the community and local businesses made the auctions possible by donating hundreds of auction items. Members of the community also volunteered to go door-to-door in and those at home prepared with a non-perishable donation when a Palouse Cares volunteer knocked on the door.

Since 2006, Palouse Cares has donated nearly 200,000 pounds of food and $178,000 to local community food banks and non-profit organizations serving the Palouse.  This is the drive’s first year expanding into Colton/Uniontown and Johnson as well as Garfield, Troy, Deary, Bovill, Kendrick and Juliaetta.

For more information, email Rick Minard at or call 208-310-1745.  More information can also be found online at


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Happy Holidays from Team Idaho

Team Idaho Real Estate and Property Management  wants to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Happy-Thanksgiving-Day-Pic-26In celebration of the holiday, we will be closed November 28th & 29th.  The office will re-open on Monday, December 2nd at 9:00AM

After the break don’t forget to check out the Palouse Care’s 2014 Live and Silent Auction.  Team Idaho Donated a two night stay at the HUB BnB in McCall, ID with a gift certificate to Brundage Mountain.

Spurgeon Construction, donated this amazing hand crafted end table for the live and silent auction:


Team Idaho also used their connections with Proof Sunglasses Co. to bring another stylish pair of sunglasses to the auction.  Thank you, Proof Sunglasses for your support to our local community.


IN REAL ESTATE: According to, “Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rise Most since February 2006  in the 12 months through September, showing the housing market sustained progress even as borrowing costs climbed.”  To read the entire article, go to

What does this look like in Moscow? Or Latah County?   Check out the data below local numbers we pulled this morning from the Latah County MLS.

Residential Year To Date Sales Comparison in Moscow, ID

Year Average sale price Change
2009 192308
2010 194226 1918
2011 182942 -11284
2012 199661 16719
2013 198786 -875


Residential Year To Date Sales Comparison in Latah County Idaho

Year Average sale price Change
2009 197788
2010 18517 -179271
2011 176870 158353
2012 191859 14989
2013 198912 7053


A Quick Update From Team Idaho!

Check out these stats!

From the Latah County Multiple Listing Service as of 11/19/13

Qty Sold

% Chg

Volume Sold

% Chg

Average Sale

% Chg

Median Sale

% Chg

Qty Active


Current Period






One Year Ago






Increase / Decrease


8 %


12 %


3 %


4 %


Additionally check out all the upcoming events:

Night Light Parade- Wednesday, December 4th; Events begins at 7pm Down Town Moscow Idaho! Team Idaho will be providing hot drinks and a warm window to watch from. MORE INFO

Palouse Cares 2013– Saturday, December 7th, the Largest Food-Drive on the Palouse begins! Check out their website for your local donation locations and volunteer information.

Winterfest (Buy Local Moscow)– Winter fest begins Thursday December 5th, 2013 @ 5:00 pm to 8:00pm at the 1912 Center.

 free admission • free samples • free music • free fun (as always!) Plus the 4 Prize Card grand prize drawings (you have until Dec 3 to enter!) MORE INFO

Winter Break Kids Kamp: Begins 12/23, Making Beaded Snowflakes and birdseed angels!  The Kids Kamp runs through 1/3/2014.  For more information on each day of Kamp, check out the Moscow Parks and Recreation Winter Break Kid’s Kamp

This morning’s winter sunrise, picture by our Marketing Director, Francisco.