Sandpoint, ID Real Estate News

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations to the Russels for their new waterfront condo purchase!What a great place to live, love and dream. Congratulatons Don and Leila for the sale on your condo.  I hope your new washington home will be cherished for a long time to come. Overlooking the Pend Oreille River  Ground floor end unit overlooking the water for vacation home or year round living. Super clean, new upgrades and first time on the market one bedroom at Condo del Sol. Featuring two swimming pools, tennis courts, a basketball court, clubhouse, BBQ area, storage shed, landscaped grounds & waterfront living, marina, clubhouse. New marina in the works and a complete remodel on the Clubhouse.  Looking for a condo at Condo Del Sol?  This one is sold, but there are more to see.  Ask me for a list of condos in San...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Condo Del Sol pending in 2 daysA beautiful 1 bedroom condo at Condo Del Sol in Sandpoint  Idaho sold in 2 days.  We have  an accepted offer and it is pending and we plan to close next week.  Rain Silverhawk signed the listing on Thursday and it sold on Saturday.  I am so excited for our sellers and buyers!  If you missed out on this, no worries.  There are two more condos just like this currently for sale by other agents for just $155,000  If you are looking to sell a condo in Sandpoint Idaho  Rain Silverhawk. 208-610-0011
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort 2900 acre ski park is the largest ski resort in North Idaho. Located in the Selkirk Mountains in the panhandle of Idaho, only 60 miles south of the Canadian border. Schweitzer Mountain Resort is about 11 miles northwest of the town of Sandpoint Idaho. See the   Ski trail maps for Schweitzer Mountain  With 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, 2,400 vertical feet, 92 designated runs and three terrain parks, Schweitzer has what it takes to keep experts, beginners and everyone in between entertained. The only thing better than the skiing are the views of the breathtaking Lake Pend Oreille.   Schweitzer villiage has a day lodge, restaurants and pubs and two ski shops offering snowboard and ski rentals. There is twilight skiing from 3-7 and if you don't fell like dri...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Condo Del Sol in Sandpoint Idaho is one of the favorites for vacations or year round living. One of the very first things  you see as you enter the south side of Sandpoint.  Gracing the  grassy banks of the river it is a short walking distance to downtown Sandpoint Idaho. There are two swimming pools, tennis courts, halfcourt basketball, a beach volleyball pit, and massive expanses of lawn all with mountain and water views. If you are looking for maintenance free living Condo Del Sol on the water is a great place to be.  Easy access to the Long Bridge bike and walking path or walk to Sandpoint Marina, Sandpoint Train Depot, City Beach, Panida Theater, numerous restaurants, cultural activities and shopping.  Each unit is privately owned and will feature different finishes and upgrades.  ...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 Kickoff the winter ski season and find great deals on snow equipment and clothing – Get outfitted with skis, snowboards, gloves, jackets, pants, boots, poles, bindings, helmets, hats, goggles, socks and more at the SARS Annual Ski Swap on Saturday, November 14. The Ski swap benefits the Schweitzer Alpine Racing School (SARS), nonprofit ski racing and freeride programs.Saturday, November 14, 2015Hours: 9:00am to 2:00pmBonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint, IdahoAdmission fees: $2/person $5/familyParking is FREE!Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards accepted
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Ponderay Rotary and Community Cancer Services hosting the "Night to Remember" annual fundraising event, which will be held on Friday, November 6 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $75 per person or a Sponsership table of eight for $1200. Dinner catered by Dish at Dover bay and wine tasting Sandpoint’s Pend d’Oreille Winery and Small House Winery as well as Coeur d’Alene Cellars and Clearwater Canyon.  A night to remember celebrates those those who have won their battle with cancer, those who are currently fighting cancer and for those that who are no longer able to join us at the table. A silent auction will be held and among the items will be 1. A one night luxury bed and breakfast for 4 at Talus Rock Retreat 2. Two Season passes to the 2016 Festival at Sandpoint 3. A 1 week...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Rain Silverhawk had 3 sales this week.Congratulations to the Currys for their new property in Sandpoint Idaho This 20 acre parcel backs up to USFS land has no near neighbors in sight, Has a 55x50 2750 sqft shop with 5 roll up doors, 4 hydraulic lifts, drilled well and installed septic. The bonus is that the 2000 sq ft home has been started and is at the drywall stage ready for you to finish. Private drive with 2 gates, abandoned horizontal mine on property flowing with water and a little mining cabin has been used as rental. Top of the world views and this one will be a real treat for someone who can finish out the home.SOLD
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations to the Nunes family on your new log home in Sandpoint Idaho!  I can't wait to see all the changes you accomplish on this Hud home and I have no doubt it will be stunning when you are done.  What a picturesque setting on the pack river winding through and those gorgeous mountain views, I know you will be happy for years to come.  
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Clean Sheets and Desk Tops I took advantage of a window in my schedule today to do some much needed loads of wash.  All my blankets and sheets got done.  As I finished making the bed I realized I was looking forward to crawing into bed later tonight.  We all know the feeling of clean sheets the first night in.  I also started thinking there is a big similarity between Clean Sheets and Desk Tops. Is it not much better to come into an office with our desk clean and ready to go for the work ahead that day,  rather than cleaning up from yesterday? Compared to having the sheet pulled down would not a 'to do' list on the clean desk immediately have us moving in a positive direction ?  Click Here: "Sandpoint Idaho Homes for Sale" & "Schweitzer Condos for Sale" Are you wanting to Sell your Nort...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Sunrise With the local rain continuing I keep expecting a starburst sunrise one of these early mornings.  Camera or phone in hand.  Early wake ups and out walking or driving waiting for the perfect photo.  While I have not had that full sky blaze of colors, there have been some very worth while sunrises I have caught over the last few days.  Enjoy this Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Sunrise. *************************************************************************** Are you wanting to Sell your Sanpoint Idaho Home?  Contact me for your no obligation Home Value Report.  Let me show you how I will get your home SOLD! Search Results for: "Sandpoint Idaho Homes for Sale" Click Here Mark Don McInnes - YOUR LOCAL NORTH IDAHO REAL ESTATE RESOURCE 208 255-6227  
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Idaho Guardian of the Nights I never tire of my early morning walks, with Halley, through the downtown streets of Sandpoint.  The quiet tranquility, with only the distant  clackity clack of a train,  allows one's mind to wander freely.   Also adding to the serenity is knowing you are safe, with the watchful eye from the Sandpoint Idaho Guardian of the Nights, while most are sleeping. Guardain of Sandpoint Nights - Entrance to City Beach *************************************************************************** Sandpoint Idaho Cedar Street Bridge *************************************************************************** Sandpoint Idaho Farmin Park Rotary Clock Tower *************************************************************************** Click here for "Sandpoint Idaho Hom...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Monday Movie Review - Run All Night with Liam Neeson      "Run All Night" sports an excellent cast beyond Liam.  While there is plenty of Liam "Bad" going on there is an unexpected emotional story trying to be told on a few different levels.  Also comes some cinematography that was rather unique.  Made for interesting viewing, in that it is used at different times through out the whole movie showing a unique view of the city.        I enjoyed the movie I think because of the dual side of "Jimmy", Liam's character.  While still a 'bad ass' he is an emotional wreck and fighting the two through out the movie.  Ed Harris along with quite a few others add to the mix for a very entertaining movie.  A surprise extended cameo by a big name is thrown in although I don't know the value ...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Content to turn down a listing !      As Realtor's® we all know the importance of listings.  What is a much harder lesson to learn and then practice, is the importance of not taking a listing that most likely will not sell.  The work will be the same, or more as that of a listing that will sell, and yet we know going in all the work will not end in a pay check.  How many times do agents, myself included, take a listing knowing it will not sell and hoping it will create advertising.  It takes a long while for many and depending on the market it is still difficult to turn a listing down, and yet today I was content to turn down a listing !      This was an expired I have spent a lot of time on in the Sandpoint Idaho area.  Actually met with the sellers after a couple of phone calls and 1/...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Forgetting Our Own Advice ! I recently had a tenant move out of one of my units.  The best I can describe the condition left is squalor.  That is a whole different post if I do decide to go there.  More important to this post, is more often than no,t are we Forgetting Our Advice ?  Apparently the bath tub had been used as a play pool and water left to seep into the floor.  Subfloor was rotten thru with even the laminate flooring breaking through at the tub.  This had been going on so long it had crawed into adjoining bedroom as well.  Called a friend/aquaintance that I knew had the tools to get the job done.  Cheaper and less hassle was my FSBO thinking.   3 weeks later, and many excuses, only the original holes in floor, to inspect what would be needed completed.  Oh and tools moved in...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
  We have had wonderful sunny days in Sandpoint Idaho and just in time for the 32nd annual Gun 'n' Horn Show. Come join  us March 6-8 2015 The Bonner County Sportsmen's Association hosts the 32nd annual Gun 'n' Horn Show at the Bonner County Fairgrounds.    ~ Free horn scoring ~ Over 100 vendor tables ~ Archery alley for the kids ~ First Time Hunter Contest for hunters 16 years old and under ~ Trail Cam Photo Contest - Win a new Trail Cam! ~ Free contest entry for horns, antlers and skulls  All contest entries are due by Friday.    Admission is $5 adults, free for kids age 11 and under; three-day pass is $10.  Hours are 12 p.m to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.    For more information go to http://www.BonnerCountySportsmen.org. 208-263-9117  
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Another Satisfied Buyer for Schweitzer Mountain Condo We all have goals that are important to us.  I want for all my clients to feel they have been communicated with from start of process to finish.  I do not want them ever feeling they were being left out.  So to get this type of testimonial, from another Satisfied Schweitzer Mountain Condo Buyer, is very rewarding. Mark helped me and my family find the perfect ski condo at Schweitzer. We had very specific needs and a budget that allowed for a limited number of condos. Mark worked with us until the we found the perfect place. He worked well with the other professionals involved in the purchase and made sure that everyone completed what was needed in a timely fashion. GREAT experience.  Robert Queen Search: "Schweitzer Mountain Condos f...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Are We Treating Past Clients Like We Are Trying to Win Their Business? I could not help but compare a recent hair cut to our Real Estate business.  My hair desperately needed cutting (both of them) and in calling for an appointment I got a message she would be out for two plus weeks.  I had already gotten to what I repectfully refer to as the 'Grandma Look', but having my hair cut by her for over 5 years, I decided to wait.   This week I called only to get another message.  Left one of my own with no answer returned.  I could wait no longer and went to another.  WOW.  Same price I got hair wash & conditioned, cut, and facial trim.  What man does not enjoy that kind of treatment?   Most importantly though I have been unhappy with my hair 'look' for many years now and just accepted it as ...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Just a Tiny 'Reminder' As I walked into Sandpoint Super One Grocery, on the way home this evening, I could not help but think of a couple of sayings, quotes...however you wish to call them.  "Two sides to every coin" & "The scales always keep things even" Here is what greets people the moment they walk thhrough the door just for those of us that need Just a Tiny 'Reminder' not to forget their special one.  Nice.  Of course on the other side it may be like a 2X4 upside the head to those of us who may not have someone to enjoy this day with.  Always "two sides to every coin." (And as a side note I forgot eggs so could not enjoy my pancakes for dinner that I have been thinking about all day! ! )   *************************************************************************** Search: "Sandpoin...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Auto Mechanic's "Who You Going to Call?" ! I was recently very fortunate in catching what had turned into a serious problem before it became a safety incident on the highway.  I had been using an inexpensive large retail establishment for oil changes.  When asking them about specifics, I was concerened about, I got head shakes like a porcelin dog in the back of a car, and became obvious that head shake was the most attention the concern ever received.   I have since found two reliable mechanics to take care of my automotive needs.  At the present time I no longer worry about who I am going to call when it comes to my Mechanic. My latest find, D&Z Auto, was through two channels we all speak of. I opened my mind to the opportunity of finding one and it came about while I was helping someo...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Monday Movie Review - "Jupiter Ascending" "Jupiter Ascending" was a very pleasant surprise.  I did not realize until getting to the theater the main character was Channing Tatum.  For you ladies that appreciate a nice body he is shirtless about half the movie.  Cut and lean of old.  And I had to look up the actress, Mila Kunas, because I just did not recognize her.  I will have to find "Friends with Benefits" again.  I enjoyed the first time and most likely will more so the second time because of her.  Russian descent having moved here at 7 years old.   The movie is not a bad plot actually.  Some fantastic special effects that are both brand new and tweaks from previously used special effects.  Some funny scenes, great action, and new concepts.   I enjoyed the movie in 3D and ...
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