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North Idaho seeing the rebound of the high-end vacation home market

There's another monthly update on Spokane County home sales in the June 6 Spokesman Review.

Near the bottom is the interesting little detail out of North Idaho.

Here's how the story reported it:

While Spokane’s home sales are slightly behind a year ago, they’re increasing in Kootenai County.

Through April this year, home sales are up 5 percent – from 583 to 613, said Kim Cooper of the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors.

Median prices there are up 6 percent, from $169,000 to $179,500, he added.

What’s clear, Cooper said, is there’s a rebound in sales of high-end, waterfront properties. In the first four months of 2013, there was one home sale in excess of $1 million.

This year so far, Kootenai County has had eight such sales, Cooper said.

“That tells me we’re seeing the rebound of the vacation-home market here,” Cooper said

In high-roller dispute along shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, there’s a back story

Today's busiest online story was the account of the battle going on between Denny Ryerson and Dana Martin, both of whom are connected to a sprawling lake home on Mica Bay.

Today's tale is about the struggle over who owns many of the items and fixtures removed from the Ryerson home before a foreclosure sale in April.

If you wanted the full background on the dispute, here's our earlier SR story which ran in March.

The photo here shows one of two Lincoln Fox bronze sculptures in dispute between the two parties. It's been removed and is in storage in North Idaho. Photo by Insight Photography/Jewel Simisky.

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