Real estate realities in the Wild, Wild West


In front of a crowd of 200 people Thursday morning, Kootenai County Community Development Director David Callahan compared the aftermath of COVID-19 to the likes of World War II. 

Attendees of the Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce and Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors event, “Navigating the Wild Wild West — the Growth of Kootenai County” likely didn’t expect to receive the mass of information provided by notable speakers. 

Featuring Association President Kristen Johnson of CENTURY 21 Beutler & Associates, Jennifer Smock of Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty, Airport Director Steven Kjergaard and Callahan, speakers gave a midyear update on the regional housing market.

Doing what he never does, Callahan went off script. He relayed to the audience his personal experience navigating the last 18 months, comparing the national…

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