Sandpoint, ID Real Estate News

By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Top of the morning all.  I have a weekly feature 'Friday Flag'.  Shots of our USA Flag being flown in the North Idaho area.  Business's and residents in and near Sandpoint Idaho.  I especially enjoy being able to highlight one from our listings.  This particular shot is of the flag at the Sandpoint Airport where we have a 'hangar lot' listed.  The weather has been turbulent the last week, which made for a nice 2nd shot looking south down the runway.  For further information regarding Hangar Lot: https://www.sandpointnorthidaho.com/idx/listing/featured/301810686/160-Airpark-Sandpoint-ID-83864 
Comments 10
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Stay in home is so much better when you have a home. Yes houses are still selling and it is my extreme pleasure to be able to find a home for a family and get them in at the perfect time. I was a little worried that things might get held up and my people become homeless with the shut down. Luckily the governor deemed real estate essentional and that people are in the middle of moving.  We are getting pretty good at doing everything long distance and we were able to get this home closed without any risks. I had an awesome team in lenders, seller, buyers, and escrow and all of us pulling together made this happen.  Congratulations Julie and Chris on your new home in Sandpoint. I am so very happy for you and your children.
Comments 7
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 Sold By Rain.  Congrats Tyler Francis and Taylar Doolittle, the new owners of the Cedar Street Bistro and Wine Bar who will adopt a new name: Taysty’s. It’s a winning combination of the owners’ names and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.   It was my extreme pleasure to help this young dynamic duo achieve their dreams and I am asking everyone to swing by the Cedar Street Bridge to get them off to a great start.  Congrats!!!  The Cedar St. Bistro brings the European cafe experience to beautiful downtown Sandpoint. Great-tasting food, drinks and desserts in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Taystys is located on the historic Cedar St. Bridge, with its massive tamarack logs and huge glass passive solar wall through which you can enjoy a view of peaceful Sand Creek and the mountains beyond. S...
Comments 5
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
VERY RARE opportunity to have your own PRIVATE runway access on .30 acre of industrial/commercial land adjacent to the Sandpoint Airport (SZT). Level parcel with outstanding mountain views and ready to build. City water, sewer and power to property line with a paved TaxiWay Easement to the airport. Great opportunity to acquire one of the few private airport access lots remaining. Whether you would like to have your own plane or build a hangar for office space, this gated access parcel is ready for you!
Comments 4
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Last year I sold a piece of land to a young couple I had been working with for quite some time. They had come to Idaho for the second time in 3 years looking for that special place. Their parents thought they were crazy to move from Colorado to Idaho to build a home. We looked at everything and one of the last ones on the list was a piece that had been on and off the market a few times. When we got there, they werent overly impressed. We walked the land which was heavily treed, trying to keep the kids from tripping on branches. There was a small kinda level spot by the road and then went way down a hill. It was a mess but I saw a huge potential for it to be so much more and with some work to be exactly what they were looking for.  They looked at me a bit sideways when I told them "This...
Comments 3
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 I have been lucky enough to have 3 home sales close in a day a few times, but it is always exciting and I am always grateful.  I have always said that I have the best clients in the world.  You are loyal and thoughtful and I feel blessed that such good people are drawn into my life.  Thank you always for letting me help you with one of the most important decisions in your life.   You always make me strive to be better.  Thanks to the title companies for your hard work@northidahotitle@alliancetitle@CommunityTitle
Comments 1
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations to the Till Family for their new home on 70 Williamson way.I hope you have many happy years here.    This home is situated on 15 private acres and it has beautiful brand new floors, cabinets, countertops and fresh paint. Two new decks front and back and all new stainless appliances. There is room for a garden and more. The land is so beautiful with several natural granite rock outcroppings and large pine cedar and larch trees. The location is less than 8 miles from Sandpoint.
Comments 8
By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates
(The Sandpoint Property Company)
  There is hope! (I  think) Spring has sprung ! Literally just a week ago we had 6-8" of new snow!This is a picture of a tree we have growing through our deck. Why a picture of a tree?A tree symbolizes change, growth, seasons, good times and bad and life.If that tree could talk.When we bought our house here  last year, it was springtime (early summer), the tree was beautiful and just barely turned it's beautiful green colors. The house had been built by a young man who was building his dream home on a lot his father had left him. For whatever reasons, the poor kid ran out of money and could not complete it.It wasn't our style of house because was a contemporary style. It was meant to be a temporary house while we built our Idaho house about 7 miles away. It was less expensive for us to ...
Comments 6
By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates
(The Sandpoint Property Company)
 Oh geez, my last blog was about the first snow. Yippee!Ok, I admit, that was A WHILE BACK.Being "new" to North Idaho, I was feeling pretty good about the mild winter we'd had so far (that is until the end of January).I'm dancing around in the office telling everyone I see Pussy Willows already and what a mild winter and how much everyone was a baby complaining when they thought it was "cold".....THEN February hit!Snow, snow and more snow. Wind and snow, and then more snow.Again (being new) I have to ask everyone, is this as bad as it gets? Well, I'm learning!Everyone says the winters are unpredictable. I guess I had forgotten the weather in Alaska! Yes, winter is always unpredictable. Especially the further north you go it seems.I'm told "Sometimes the winter season brings on a plethor...
Comments 14
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
I just wanted to share with you my visit the annual Schweitzer Fall fest, 4 days of fun for the family. Tons of events for the kids and for the adults alike. Beer and wine from 75 area micro breweries served in souvenir glasses and steins. In the villiage you will find Arts and Crafts vendors, Live music and lots of fun.  Bring your mountain bike to ride the trails or take a sight seeing ride up the chair lift to the Sky house.    
Comments 4
By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Purveryors of Fine Homes and Estates
(The Sandpoint Property Company)
  Our Little Town Embraces Winter 2018 It's snowing today! The first snow of the season!Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! After 20 years of "Santa on a Surfboard", I'm so excited to see snow.Ask me how I feel in about three months LOL!Get out the skiis' snowmobiles, snow-shoes (oh yeah, get out and the snowplow and snowblower and the shovel).  Schweitzer is hopeful to open by Thanksgiving. Stay tuned.My dogs (Duke and Noey-great Danes) have never seen snow.They are still trying to figure out what we did to them about 6 months ago taking away their sunny 80+ degree weather 365 days a year and acreage to play in. Now stuck in the house most of the time and freezing dark walks. They look in wonder at all this new stuff happening. What's the big horse's doing in the yard (moose), ...
Comments 2
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 Congratulations Sandra and Jeff on your new home in Sandpoint Idaho.  Another great team effort with Ron and Jackie.   Luxurious getaway, just off the beaten path. Only the finest materials & craftsmanship combine for stunning effect with custom wrought ironwork, Montana slate, & Hickory flooring. A wall of windows overlooks the forest and the lake, just yards away. Exquisitely scaled spaces include a chef's dream kitchen with Wolf range/oven, granite counters and island and generous pantry. The main bedroom suite boasts a walk-in shower, deep soaking tub with ceiling faucet & dressing room that could serve as an additional bedroom. Covered porch with hot tub enjoys the view. Stately office overlooks the living room from a loft with reading nook. Upstairs bedroom is plumbed for a priva...
Comments 2
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Each year on May 11th Keller Williams agents take the day off work to renew, energize and donate their time to helping the community.  This year the Sandpoint Keller Willams Realty picked the Sandpoint Idaho Panhandle Special Needs  to help.  "There are red shirts everywhere" one of the clients exclaimed. She wasn't kidding! Lisa Holder, Karen Rodriguez and the rest of us were busy weeding, raking, pulling branches, sweeping, hauling, shoveling. Our fearless leader Bud Bolan brought in and shovelled a truckload of bark. Kris Kingsland could be found swinging in the trees pruning them to prefection. Tony Villelli and Yvette Rainey was entrusted to put together the picnic tables with the added challenge of no instructions. No extra parts were found after assembly, good job guys!   Yours t...
Comments 4
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Cody Spencer and Rain Silverhawk of Keller Williams and Jackie Suarez and Ron Hanson of Century 21 teamed up to make two familes dreams come true.  This absolutely stunning 3800 sf beauty with curved staircase, large gourmet kitchen, hardwood & tile floors, vaulted ceilings and a gorgeous rock fireplace has now been sold.  We hope this wonderful family has many fantastic years here.    Damien Shafer of Veterans United did a fantastic job with the VA loan on this one.  He streamlined the loan process and was full of sound advice and kept everyone in the loop.  VA loan limits are $417,000 but did you know that in some circumstances you can qualify for a VA jumbo loan for higher amounts?   If you are thinking of buying a home in Idaho please call Rain Silverhawk 208-610-0011
Comments 0
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Sandpoint Idaho: Northern Lights Festival   One of the many exciting events in Sandpoint Idaho is the annual Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort Martin Luther King Holiday Northern Lights Festival. People flock in from all over to enjoy a day of skiing, snow boarding, live music, food and drinks. The Torch Light Parade followed by fireworks tops off the night of fun in Sandpoint Idaho.
Comments 2
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations Kristen!  We sold your home in 2 days.  Thank you so very much for putting your trust in me to sell your home.  (Not to mention remembering my name after 5 years ago when we met) I wish you the best in all your new adventures.Cozy 3 bedroom home on 10 wooded acres. Single story with open floor plan . Custom kitchen. Large bathroom includes raised jet tub and spacious linen closet. Ceramic tile throughout main living areas. Large sunroom with French doors is perfect for an office, dining area, or playroom. Variety of out buildings on the property including detached large 1-car garage and new 14Wx30Lx12H Utility Storage Building. Fenced garden with raised beds and hoop style greenhouse built for home gardeners! Artesian well fed from natural spring and 1500 gallon tank pro...
Comments 5
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
 Dover Bay Located 75 minutes east of Spokane Washington Dover Bay is a planned residential, waterfront resort community situated on the shores of Lake Pend Orielle.  Dover Bay is located on 285 beatiful acres, just a short drive to Sandpoint and skiing and hiking at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Restort  which receives and average snofall of over 300 inches annually.  Cottage style homes in Dover Bay start at $189,000 and run up to over a million dollars.  Homesites range from 5,000 square feet to over one acre featuring panoramic vistas of the lake and mountains.  Homesites start at $69,000. For more information contact Adrian Willanger  @Realm Partners (206) 909-7536. 
Comments 0
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
2016 Schedule of Events May 19-22, 2016 Our 31st Annual 2016 Lost in the '50s features terrific musical acts each night for our concert and dances. Thursday we're "raising the roof" at the fairgrounds with Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. Be sure to come out and have some fun.Thursday, May 19 Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. The Bonner County Fairgrounds at 4203 N. Boyer Ave. is the venue for the 12th annual Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. This popular show sells out almost every year, and is the opening event for the 31st annual Lost in the '50s celebration. Friday, May 20 Classic Car Parade. Hundreds of classic cars on parade, leaving Sandpoint High School at 6 p.m. and making their way through downtown Sandpoint. Street Dance. Live DJ for everyone to enjoy at Jeff Jones Town Square (immediately following the Classi...
Comments 7
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Weekend  Events May 14 Stamp Out Hunger. The National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive is May 14.  Children, senior citizens, veterans, and entire families need our helping hands. Help Stamp Out Hunger - leave a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox the morning of May 14, and your letter carrier will pick it up. All food collected goes directly to food banks in our community.  208-946-092114 Hope School Spring Fling Fundraiser. Hope Elementary, 255 Hope School Rd., holds its 5th annual Spring Fling Fundraiser from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Enjoy lots of fun activities including plant and yard sales,  chair massages, a barbecue lunch, bouncing fun,  crafts, a car wash, bake sale and so much more!  208-255-723214 Sandpoint Farmers Market.  9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Farmin Park...
Comments 5
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Keller Williams Realty RED Day was yesterday May 12 2016. RED day stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, and is our annual day of service to our communities. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates spend the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. Give where you live is the motto for the day. This year our sandpoint Keller Williams Realty office planted a vegetable garden for the Bonner County Transitional Housing shelter for families and children at the Trestle Creek site.  The housing programs include assisting individuals and families with housing, food, clothing, medical assistance, transportation, counseling and skills classes. The garden will help provide nutritional goodies while they get back on their feet. The nex...
Comments 3