Naples, ID Real Estate News

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
This is a very private family so I am not going to mention names or post the fantastic photo I got of them at the closing table.   You three know who you are.  smile Just know that I am so happy for your entire family. Enjoy those Absolute best views available of the Selkirk Mountain Range off the deck in the hot tub in this custom built cedar D log home.  Go catch a fish G-Men  
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Off Grid remote end of the road 10 acre parcel with Expansive panoramic valley and mountain views! See all the way to Bonners Ferry, Canada & the Valley floor.  No HOA or CCR's build your dream home on a number of areas of this tranquil property. Nicely forested parcel offers a private & remote setting. Abundant wildlife in the area (deer, elk, moose, & bear). Pick  thimble berries, blackberries and Oregon grapes. Private road behind two locked gates.$75,000 https://www.northidahosandpoint.com/listing/mlsid/548/propertyid/19-8946/
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Were in escrow and can't wait to see the buyers move into their new home.    Private 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2804 Sq. ft finished 4956 sq ft total. Bavarian Style log home on 22.35 acres. Custom woodwork, Country Kitchen with island, dining room, custom stone fireplace with raised hearth and mantel, and large living room. One wing can be a multi room entertainment area or a master suite, office and den with large covered decks and 2nd fireplace. There is a large shop/ woodworking/ hobby room and laundry off 2 car attached garage, extra storage/work room and barrel stove in basement. Fenced garden area, barn/storage, forced air gas heat, balcony off master bdrm. Home overlooks private meadow and mountains with no ccrs. Landscaped grounds this home is a must see!!$399,000https://www.northida...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Everyone that viewed this home said it was perfect except for the less than perfect road.  Luckily the perfect match came along and fell in love with it and have an accepted offer.   Nice 4 bed 3 bath 2900 sq ft Self sufficient off grid house on 10 private acres. House has a wood cook stove, pantry and cool storage, propane fridge, low energy washer, propane dryer. 20x24 shop with loft storage and carport, sauna, 2 garden areas, greenhouse, balconies off 2 bedrooms, no CCRs, Harris Hydro 15-18 amps system, year round spring which also feeds a 500 gallon cistern, 50 GPM private well, (3 sources of water NOT counting the seasonal pond) seasonal pond (Dries up approx Aug-Oct), could be year round if developed, frost free spigots, sunroom, greenhouse, 10 cord wood shed, 750 watts solar with...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Welcome to Idaho!  Picturesque meadow edged with trees and graced by breathtaking 360 degree mountain views. Gated private road, 10 acre parcel with seasonal creek area of nice luxury homes and cabinet water hook ups, electric, phone are all available. A perfect place to put your North Idaho dream home and enjoy the elk and deer that already call this home.$95,000
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Luck Can Still Be a Factor,  No Matter How Good You Are I have a tree located between two homes in Naples Idaho.  It has been been dead for a while now.  I have been calling tree services, loggers, tree toppers to get rid of this tree.  Always the same story of how long they have been doing this business and no problem.  A couple have actually come out, only to decline the work.  Good ole boys no doubt.  I am interested in getting the work done now, not what they have done in the past.   Finally got a guy that said "been doing this for years and I can get it done." Difference was he actually showed up and did not hesitate in letting me know this could get done at the quoted price.   Why do I say Luck Can Still Be a Factor?,  No Matter How Good You Are?  The section showing how rotten th...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Ahhh the 'Secret' Mineral Oils that cure all ? I have a tenant that I am trying to get out.  Trying to decide on proper way to make that a separate post.  This post is about another Secret Potion answer to yet another frustrating issue most likely all of us have faced at one time or another.  Mice.   Once again this tip comes from Rain Silverhawk while we were on the way to set signs for a new listing of hers.  (Kudos Rain!)  I mentioned the condition of the house that is being 'kinda' moved out of.  While mice in the forest or country setting is not unheard of the extent to which this house has been allowed to get to, is absurd at best.  Rain proceeds to tell me that Peppermint Oil on cotton balls will rid the worst of the 'Mice' circumstances.  This morning I could not remember if it ...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Micro Managing !  -   A style from the past, except in maybe  Naples Idaho Give me a job and trust me to do it correctly or do not ask me to do it at all.  From the complicated to the basic.  Were I not competent enough to get it done I most likely would not be the one doing the work.  Apparently there are those in North Idaho that did not get the memo or classes.  That would explain why Micro Management is a style from the past, except Naples Idaho. A healthy snow storm came through the North Idaho area starting yesterday afternoon.  Heavier than normal snow accumulation on the valley floors from Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint and Coeur D' Alene. Anywhere from 1' to 2' or more depending on your location.  In Naples I started snow blowing the drives which were showing about 15 inches or mor...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
  Poor start in Naples Idaho this morning, or was it? I did snow removal last night when I got home to Naples Idaho.  Woke this morning to maybe another 3 to 4 inches.  Not too much, yet enough to be very troublesome if it warms up at all and cars drive on the damp snow.  Got out the snow blower and moved pretty quickly.  Got to my car and wanted to move it so area around it would be cleaner.  This is when my Poor start in Naples Idaho could have begun.  My car would not start.  Nor did a couple quick tries at connections etc under the hood yield results for a quick vehicle repair.  For about 2 seconds I was upset.  Then immediately turned it around realizing how fortunate I was.  I could have been on Highway 95, pictured below, with Halley and had this problem while night was fast appr...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Snow Removal in North Idaho - Snow holds on valley floors First snow storm to finally hit the lower elevations in North Idaho.  Sandpoint Idaho easily saw 4 to 6 inches this afternoon it and is sticking.  Traveling home north to Naples Idaho it was falling even harder.  I followed Deep Creek Loop past my turn off knowing there would be some beautiful sights to see.  Of course there always the scales to keep things even.  In addition to the beautiful sights there would be Snow Removal in North Idaho with the snow holding on the valley floors. After warming up, with a bachelors/poor mans mocha, I headed out to the snow blower.  2 1/2 hours later, and snow removal was complete, at least for me, in Naples Idaho.  I hate admitting it.  Every year wrestling that darn snow blower around gets t...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Christmas Goodies in Naples Idaho for Sunday Mom handed down a long standing tradition just before she passed.  It was the recipe for the fudge she made every year during the Holidays.  She would not give it to me before then stating it would not be so special if everyone was making it.  With it came a beautiful card that I have to this day.  10 pounds completed, and on plates, for friends before Christmas.  I have kept the yearly tradition going, and now family and friends have enjoyed this fudge at Christmas for over 60 years.  People chuckle the first year I tell them I made it myself.  Every year there after they ask to be sure I am making the fudge again for the Holidays.   One of the secrets is not in the ingredients but in keeping it at a rolling boil for a lengthy amount of time...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Movie Review - "It's a Wonderful Life" After a very peaceful morning of finishing another batch of fudge Rain Silverhawk called and had a FSBO and recent sale she wanted to check on in Moyie Springs, Idaho.  Asked if I could go as she had not seen seller for FSBO before.  So the nice morning continued into the afternoon.  After getting back to Naples Idaho and an early dinner for myself I put in the classic "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Not to turn this into a different story.  I have had a strange couple of months and one statement seems to keep popping up.  "A person can never step into the same river twice".  Both the person and the waters have changed since last stepping in, making it never the same.  Today was no different.  Put the movie in e...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Big Trouble in Little Naples Idaho There are some things that happen in the kitchen that are worse than others.  You know what I am talking about.  Having your oatmeal water boiling only to find that you do not any Quaker Oats left.  Or a P&J sandwhich half made only to realize the jelly at the bottom of the jar is not enough to even cover the knife you are using to spread it.  Three items go to the top of the list for my kitchen's "Big Trouble in Little Naples Idaho. #1 Finding no syrup after you have your pancakes cooked and buttered.  # 2 No milk if you DO have enough Quaker oats and they are indeed sitting and waiting for fruit, nuts and MILK.  And as I experienced just now while wanting to start another post. #3  No milk for poor mans 'MOCHA'.  At 2 in the morning this is not good....
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Holiday Decorations in Naples Idaho Christmas and the Holiday's bring on such a multitude of decorations.  Along with the decorations come warmth of emotions.  A time when we can openly say thank you, or express our gratitude to someone for being in our lives.  It can be a time of family and friends along with memories of past,  both cheerful and sad.  With this Holiday Decorations in Naples Idaho post for Debbie Laity's contest I will focus on the cheerful.  As we know that can sometimes tug on the heart strings as well.   Mom truely loved Christmas and always made it special.  Most likely part of her has stayed with me through the years in how much I love the season and the decorations.   The 'Christmas Corner' pictured above is but a small portion of my many decoration, yet so rich w...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
  I know this is probably a long shot, but this last week there were some buyers that stopped by my listing at 842 Kootenai Trail Naples, Idaho and my sellers showed you around.  They were so thrilled to hear your kind compliments.  They did mention though the main thing that was missing was a nice big sunny garden spot and a place to put your greenhouses.   The good news is that we have some very motivated sellers here that need to move to Colorado.  If clearing some land to place greenhouses on was your biggest reservation about this property we can do something about that!  The land is pretty flat already and if you go past the cabin in the trees That triangle of  land is already pretty open and gets lots of good sun.  It would not take long with a logger and a tractor to make this j...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
I thought a fun way to get my listings seen and to get a buyers perspective would be to have a little contest.   Take a look at the home at 842 KOOTENAI TRAIL ROAD Naples Idaho 83847http://www.northidahosandpoint.com/listing/mlsid/548/propertyid/14-4360/    Then answer the questions at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZSLJ9H3 . There are no right or wrong answers, but the person who comes closest to guessing the sale price of this home will get a $25.00 gift card when this home closes escrow.     Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.
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