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By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Over the last few weeks we have been deliberating about many things that could affect the real estate market over the coming year(s). One is the shadow inventory. Weakonomics explains: What is Shadow Inventory?Before we talk about shadow inventory, we have to first figure out what inventory is. I...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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If you want a better night's sleep, remember American Mattress Center in Sandpoint, Idaho On Tuesday's North Idaho Business radio show, I interviewed Rick Bishop of American Mattress Center. It is encouraging to hear, in this sluggish economy, that a business is growing. AMC just opened their new...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I like to cover some of the best news stories on my two radio shows. Here is what we went over this week. A Concern About Wetlands in North Idaho: Sandpoint Real Estate Blog I received an inquiry from some folks looking for property and they had a concern about wetlands in our area. The link abov...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Joe Auto Body Posted in the Bonner County Daily Bee: Friday, February 11, 2011 11:00 am  Co-owners Joe Muldoon and Stan Kraly stand outside the Joe's Auto Body building, located at 1621 Baldy Mountain Road and reachable at 208-255-2777. (Photo CAMERON RASMUSSON) Today I learned an interesting fac...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I received an inquiry from some folks looking for property and they had a concern about wetlands in our area. Here is part of what I sent them in response: In response to this article that you forwarded to me - http://www.cdfe.org/cdfe-action-fund/epas-new-form-of-land-seizure/ - here is a bit of...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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I hear comparisons of Sandpoint with Alaska over & over.  In fact, there are many former Alaskans living here in North Idaho as they try to come close to duplicating their experience in the 49th state without the inconvenience of living so far away from the rest of us down here in the "48 contigu...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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In like a lion, out like a lamb, March can be a crazy month. Spring is in the air, and in North Idaho, we look forward to the snow melting and a bit of warmth. In 2007 and 2008, two of the biggest snow years on record, March was frosty and the snow stuck around like Thanksgiving leftovers. Winter...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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This last week we had our rehearsal at the event center for the Follies. See pictures of our antics below. The Follies is one of several events put on by Angels Over Sandpoint. The Angels Over Sandpoint is a non-profit (501c3) organization that helps needy Bonner County individuals. The Angels pr...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I went to a concert at Di Luna's last night featuring one of the most amazing guitarists I have ever seen. What I mean by purposely saying 'seen' instead of 'listened to' was pointed out by the artist during his show. He asked, "How many of you in the audience are guitarists?" Many raised their h...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Sandpoint Upcoming Events - This Week in Sandpoint from the Sandpoint Chamber Coeur d'Alene Upcoming Events - from the CdA Chamber Check out all daily Sandpoint Events in the Bonner Daily Bee Bonner Mall Cinema Movie Schedule - click here! March 1: Sandpoint - Tuesdays with Mike www.trinityatcity...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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With fresh powder from the last snow and a sunny day beckoning, I took a leisurely drive up to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and snapped these shots along the way: Road up to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort Entering Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort View of Lake Pend O...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Existing-Home Sales Resume Uptrend with Stable Prices - This article was published by the National Association of REALTORS® ON December 22, 2010 Existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 5.6 percent to a seasonally ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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So, with a 148 square mile lake, even during wintertime we normally see significant sales. For the winter of 2010-2011 to date we have had just five sales of residential real estate on Lake Pend Oreille. Three were condos, one of those was a bank repo, and all were under $500,000 with one excepti...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I interviewed Russell and Jeanne Spriggs, both certified master inspectors from the Home Inspection Team. While they do all kinds of inspections, I had them on the North Idaho Business radio show to talk specifically about mold since I am not an expert, but like many of you I have questions. Many...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Last year I interviewed Lisa Richards who started a cool group called Chix in the Kitchen. Laughing Dog Brewing was just about to have their grand opening at the new digs at 1109 Fontaine Drive and the Chix were having a Beer Chili Cook-off there. The day before the new tasting room had been pack...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I interviewed the cast of "Puppy Love" on my radio show last week. First let me tell you these are the funniest troup to ever be on my show. There, I said it. Add to that the foible that I called the award-winning author Penny several times, even though her name is Teresa Pesce. Bottom line is, i...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I interviewed Gwen Victorson last week on my radio show from the True North Treks organization here in Sandpoint. True North Treks helps young adult cancer survivors learn ways to become re-oriented, set new coordinates and chart a new course through short term experiences in nature centered arou...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Here are some pictures of North Idaho wildlife and scenery that I recovered from a corrupted SD card. North Idaho is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Besides, in depth of a glorious winter day, with 10 inches of fresh powder on Schweitzer Mountain, what could be better than pict...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Coldwater Creek Wine Bar 311 First AvenueSandpoint, ID 83864(208) 265-1912 The entrance to Coldwater Creek Wine Bar In an interview with Dave Vermeer we talked about Coldwater Creek Wine Bar last Tuesday on my radio show, North Idaho Arts & Adventure. At one time we had just two wine bars in town...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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What and where is Hope, Idaho (Scroll to the bottom to see several pictures of Hope, Idaho) The area of Hope consists of between Clark Fork and Sandpoint, with the primary communities being East Hope, Hope, and the Hope Peninsula. The full-time population is approximately 500. Some Hope History a...

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