sandpoint: Comparing Sandpoint City to Bonner Countys' Sq. Mi. - 01/30/17 02:26 PM
Comparing Sandpoint City to Bonner County's Sq. Mi.It is difficult to grasp how small the town of Sandpoint actually is when comparing to Bonner County, much less the state of Idaho.  Hopefully these maps and basic figures will help put in perspective Sandpoint City and 83864 Zip Code Square Miles compared to the surrounding area of Bonner County, of which Sandpoint is the largest city.  City outlined below.
The zip code for Sandpoint City is 83864.  That tends to be very misleading to many people who do not realize the expanse of zip code 83864.  83864 zip code is stated as 500.1 … (6 comments)

sandpoint: Supervisors Pushing Hard in North Idaho - 01/05/17 07:36 AM
Supervisors Pushing Hard in North Idaho
With the continued snow fall, and now near zero temps daily, extra work necessary.  While Frosty was here for the Holidays I thought I might get some extra help from a professional in the snow field.  As it turns out both Halley and Frosty were of the Supervisory positions only.  
Bad enough having to do all the work myself they insisted I get a pic of them together until Frosty returns again next year.  Have to wonder sometimes.
Experience the change of pace Living In North Idaho will make.  Click here for Sandpoint Idaho area single family … (9 comments)

sandpoint: Real Life - Miscellaneous November Photo Contest - 11/30/16 10:04 PM
Real Life - Miscellaneous November Photo Contest
As I was checking my entries for Dick Greenberg 's photo contest I realized I had not posted this yet.  I think enough of this photo to have it as my profile pic. From Schweitzer Mountain looking down on Sandpoint sitting on the upper banks of Lake Pend Oreille, nestled between Cabinet Mountains and Selkirks.  
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sandpoint: Sandpoint Town Center Water Fountain - 11/30/16 07:16 AM
Sandpoint Town Center Water Fountain
Across from Farmin Park in Sandpoint Idaho is the Town Center water fountain.  Just last week was the annual Christmas tree lighting.  During the summer the water fountain springs to life.  Adults enjoy sitting and watching as children play in the alternating blasts of water.  This day a dog stole the show.  He was non stop chasing, and biting, geyser after geyser of sprouting water. 
Enjoy a short You Tube Video of his antics. Click Here
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This is my 2nd … (6 comments)

sandpoint: All got the 'Memo' - Some Happier than others ! - 11/28/16 09:49 AM
All got the 'Memo' - Some Happier than others !
With Thanksgiving having come and gone for 2016 most of us are excited and anxious to move officially into the Holiday Season.  Some, in the North Idaho area are much happier than others to be past Thankgiving !
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sandpoint: Special Home Viewing in Sagle Idaho - 10/30/16 01:05 AM
Special Home Viewing in Sagle Idaho
As Realtors® we see many different homes.  From the elaborate to the inexpensive.  On ocassion we show a home that shows itself off as special the moment you walk in.  I was fortunate enough yesterday to enjoy viewing just one such home in Sagle Idaho just south of Sandpoint Idhao.  The home was made even more special and unique because of the home owners obvious love of the home, and their warmth.  It can be a hectic business and from time to time we receive a small unexpected gift as I did yesterday in doing nothing … (7 comments)

sandpoint: Homes for Sale Naples Idaho 83847 - October 28, 2016 - 10/28/16 01:11 AM
Homes for Sale Naples Idaho 83847 - October 28, 2016
Naples Idaho sits either side of Highway 95 and borders both Sandpoint Idaho and Bonners Ferry Idaho.  The short driving distance to either North Idaho town being but one reason to think about buying a home in Naples Idaho.
There are currently 12 homes for sale, in Naples Idaho, ranging in price from $140,000 to $2,995,000.  With all the other specifics to the homes ranging as dramatically as the prices there is something for everyone in Naples Idaho.
Click here for additional photos and details of all Naples Idaho homes currently for sale, based … (8 comments)

sandpoint: Unlikely Visitor Enjoying Backyard in Sandpoint Idaho - 10/23/16 06:18 PM
Unlikely Visitor Enjoying Backyard in Sandpoint Idaho
A moose is something you expect to see in the open fields or mountains. Certainly not laying in someone's backyard in Sandpoint Idaho.  Yet a moose seen inside city limits of Sandpoint Idaho happens often enough that locals are used to it.  Not that we ever become immune to the size of these beasts nor the fact they seem to have become perfectly at ease with these surroundings.  Of course with their size one can see why they would be comfortable most anywhere.  
This moose seemed much more inclined to lounge and enjoy the sun … (19 comments)

sandpoint: Weekend Movie - Tom Cruise - 'Never Go Back' - 10/22/16 01:52 AM
Weekend Movie - Tom Cruise - 'Never Go Back'
I have been looking forward to this film for a long while now.  I may have inadvertantly made a mistake in my timing in seeing it.  With that said I was at the Bonners Mall Theaters in Ponderay-Sandpoint Idaho for the first showing at 11:10AM Friday morning. I enjoyed the movie.  Enjoyed Tom Cruise's performance.  And of course reading the books makes character 'Jack Reacher' seem like an old friend.  
With this movie I could have just as easily been going to see 'Reacher's' female counter part, Cobie Smulders.  Which was OK because … (14 comments)

sandpoint: Silverwood Theme Park Not Waiting ! SAVE NOW ! - 10/18/16 08:53 PM
Silverwood Theme Park Not Waiting ! SAVE NOW !
'Early bird gets the worm' comes to mind with this marketing from Silverwood Theme Park.  Taking a page from Ski Resorts Silverwood is offering big discounts to those who purchase 2017 passes to Silverwood Theme Park's 'Boulder Beaches'.  And I have to think the odds are much better in a summer ahead having the preferred weather than that needed by a ski resort during the winter.
Check out the stated savings of up to 47% if passes purchased before November 15, 2016.  Located on Highway 95 in Careywood this is an easy drive from … (12 comments)

sandpoint: Sandpoint Idaho Street Crews Racing Weather - 10/18/16 01:50 PM
Sandpoint Idaho Street Crews Racing Weather
I can not help but think that when plans were made for the street directional changes to be completed Sandpoint Idaho the inclement weather of the past 3 weeks was not on the schedule.  
Down town Sandpoint City streets are being revised from one way to two-way traffic.  While that change brings its own challenges, IMO, when planning on implementing in November with winter weather soon to follow, if not already here, striping will be difficult to see.  That will only add to an already confusing situation.  
While some work is being completed a moisture free … (6 comments)

sandpoint: Sincere 'Home SOLD' Testimonial - Sandpoint Idaho - 10/17/16 03:48 AM
Sincere 'Home SOLD' Testimonial - Sandpoint Idaho
The home sellers for this off grid river front cabin were 'expireds' when I introduced myself.  For good reason they asked many questions at our first meeting at Keller Williams Sandpoint office.  My enthusiasm for the planned marketing plan convinced them.  The below video was part of that plan. 
Some times a testimonial just does not hit the nail head as to what you would like other prospective clients to understand.  This testimonial could not have hit more key words and points than had I written it for Peter and Paula myself.
Just one line of the … (5 comments)

sandpoint: Break Between Storms & Fantastic Views From Schweitzer Mountain - 10/16/16 05:51 AM
Break Between Storms & Fantastic Views From
Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort
I enjoy my morning Sunday rides with Halley.  Especially enjoy a short trip up to Schweitzer Ski Resort in the period between the summer events and the winter ski season.  Mojo Cafe stays open year round so a mocha always there to enjoy.  Today found spectacular views to Lake Pend Oreille with the sun doing its best to break thru at the far side of the lake over Hope Idaho.  
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as your local North Idaho Real Estate Resource.
 
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sandpoint: An Afternoon at Bonners Mall Cinemas - Sandpoint Idaho - 10/15/16 10:18 AM
An Afternoon at Bonners Mall Cinemas - Sandpoint Idaho
Bonners Mall Cinemas continue to impress me.  Even though not a mega theater, nor large one, it does always show new releases.  October has seen some good releases overall and I was pleasantly surprised today.  Glancing at the marque I saw 'Accountant' showing. 
Popcorn and Dr. Pepper in hand I enjoyed the movie completely.  Ben Affleck is one of my favorites so enjoyed this movie even more so, I am sure.  Good suspense movie with good acting.   Currently showing as # 1 box office draw for the weekend.  lol-Two hours long with never a … (7 comments)

sandpoint: The Goal is Anti Climatic - Be it Personal or Business - 10/14/16 01:46 AM
The Goal is Anti Climatic - Be it Personal or Business 
With the 371 mile Rotary sponsored WaCanId 2016 International Selkirk Loop Bicycle ride now complete I have one last item to share in how I most relate this ride to Real Estate, or business and personal goals.  It proved itself to be true every day. but with the full ride to look back on there is not a doubt in my mind of this 'Ah ha's' importance. What does a goal really represent? What does it really do?
The goal or stated destination is anti climatic !  Yes it gives us focus.  A direction … (56 comments)

sandpoint: Fall Colors Vibrant in Sandpoint Idaho - 10/10/16 04:09 PM
 
Fall Colors Vibrant in Sandpoint Idaho
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Fall colors were not the only contrasts to be seen in Sandpoint Idaho today. Reports of heavy snow at Schweitzer Mountain Resort and snow seen on the distant Cabinet Mountains was not representative of the mid 50's weather on the valley floors.  
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sandpoint: WaCanId Bike Ride and Real Estate - Day 4 - 10/08/16 01:02 PM
WaCanId Bike Ride and Real Estate - Day 4
Rotary sponsored WaCanId International Selkirk Loop Bicycle ride Day 4, September 15 - 2016, serves as a rest day to enjoy ourselves before finishing our trip back to Sandpoiint Idaho, 151 miles, on days 5 and 6.
With 3 of our 5 riding days behind us (220 miles) we enjoy a day off in beautiful Nelson BC. Sister City to Sandpoint Idaho the similarities are amazing. Sitting on Kootenai Lake with Mountains reaching up on both sides Nelson takes advantage of the small town feel.  
The two pictures above of Nelson BC could just … (10 comments)

sandpoint: What is my Sandpoint Idaho 83864 Home Worth? - 10/08/16 10:08 AM
What is my Sandpoint Idaho Home Worth?
Outside of City Limits - September 2016
September 2016 Single Family home transactions in zip code 83864 are in line with one year ago. Numbering 18 compared to 2015's 17.  With median price increasing 13%, over last year, to $282,250.00  the Days on Market have also increased from 92 last year, to 114 in September of 2016.
See the detailed report (click here) and also contact me for specific information regarding your personal home value
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sandpoint: Sandpoint Idaho 83864 Home Sales - September 2016 - 10/06/16 03:08 PM
Sandpoint Idaho 83864 Home Sales - September 2016
 
Home sales in Sandpoint Idaho have many factors which determine market value.  Unique in many different ways, Sandpoint Idaho offers a wide variety of home styles to accompany the many different life styles of North Idaho.
Located on the northern shores of the largest lake in Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille,  Sandpoint's geography includes, lake front, river front, farm land, ranches, creeks, and a ski resort.  This market report for Sandpoint Idaho 83864 is for 'In City' single family homes as searched in the Selkirk MLS. 
     September 2016 home sales, 17, decreased slightly from August … (3 comments)

sandpoint: WaCanId Bicycle Ride and Real Estate - Day 1 - Sept 12, '16 - 10/03/16 06:44 PM
WaCanId Bicycle Ride and Real Estate - Day 1
95 miles, and a 15 mile long grade, made day one, of the 371 mile International Selkirk Loop Bicycle ride, the toughest day over the course of the next 6 days.   With my late start (click here for post of rewarding late start) it became even more important I focus on my personal ride, not changing the plan I had set in place over the previous months of training.
Riding not to 'catch up', but to enjoy the ride for itself, I enjoyed the first 30 miles along the Pend Oreille River through Priest … (30 comments)