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By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I am happy to announce a free service for Sandpoint.  Darby Counseling, located in Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church has recently added an Intern, Brom Glidden, who is offering free counseling services to the community.   Brom is completing a Master's degree from Walla Walla University and will...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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On my Tuesday radio show I interviewed Gwen Victorson 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 aroun...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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On my Thursday radio show I interviewed Clint from the Sandpoint Fire Department talked about their participation in the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb in Seattle. Clint related how the competitors climb an equivalent of 69 floors with gear weighing 65 pounds. Having placed well in the previous c...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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We've been going through the Matthew Ferrara Learning Network (http://www.mflearn.com/) with one of his short learning videos at our weekly Wednesday meetings for Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty. Here are some interesting statistics that he pointed out: Where to buyers of real ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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You've got to understand.  This is "play country" in North Idaho.  My wardrobe consists (primarily) of warm-ups, sweat sox (typically ankle sox for tennis), dozens of athletic gray tee-shirts, ski clothes and a lot of polos & blue jeans.  All of these items do double-time as work-wear & play-wear...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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While driving clients around I snapped these photographs of the area of North Idaho surrounding Sandpoint:  Train passing Lake Cocolalla on a sunny day View of Lake Pend Oreille mountains in Trinity at City Beach Pend Oreille as seen from Baldy Mountain Pend Oreille as seen from Baldy Mountain Sa...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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AHHH, February.  This is the month everyone waits for.  The snow is soft and plentiful, the frigid days are "mostly" behind us and the skiing is spectacular.  Valentine's Day on Schweitzer Mountain is always a good day! Enjoy the view from the top of White Lightning above the Great Basin quad!  N...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I took these pics yesterday to be included as lifestyle pics for a new listing: Merrit Brothers Bridge in Priest River Pend Oreille River leading into Newport, Washington Newport,WA from the air Pend Oreille River on the Idaho/Washington State line Downtown Newport, WA The Roxy Theater in Newport...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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  Here are some notes which are a compilation of several meetings of brainstorming about Sellers.   SELLER COUNSELING   If your REALTOR® did everything right, what would you expect them to do? If they did everything right, and the home did not sell, what would you think the reason(s) would be? If...
I recently ran a report comparing sales data at Schweitzer Mountain Resort from 2009 to 2010, and a few trends become readily apparent. Units sold were up by almost 35% and average and median price had declined by almost $150,000. What does this mean for buyers?----It's a great time to buy as aff...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Pend Oreille Veterinary Services 895 Kootenai Cut Off RoadPonderay, ID 83852-9720(208) 263-2145 http://www.sandpointvets.com/ Almost a decade ago I started using the services of Pend Oreille Veterinary Services bringing my beloved Samoyed Chardonnay to their clinic. My vet's name was Jerry Lewis,...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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There is no doubt that pictures sell your listing. Many use professional photography to better showcase the homes of our sellers. In a resort area like ours, it is equally important to sell our area. In our last weekly meeting at Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty, we discussed th...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Here are scenes from mountain tops and the air of Sandpoint, Idaho and the surrounds of Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Mountain. There are 87 pictures in all, featured on my Facebook page. The photos will be presented in a presentation at the Hope Film Festival. Green Monarchs & Lake Pend Oreil...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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The more often we can see the beauty in this world, the better the world will be.  Sandpoint, Idaho...it NEVER disappoints. Sunset...February 2, 2011.  Up until this event happened, it had been a somewhat stressful day.  Coming home to this changed all that.  Life is good.  

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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We have had the same bitter cold the rest of the country is suffering from,  though we really can't complain when the ground is covered by snow and most of January has been in the upper 30s and low 40s. While driving around Sandpoint on a brilliant sunny winter day, I snapped these images: Schwei...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Here are some pics of the Pend Oreille River Valley and Sandpoint, Idaho from Baldy Mountain. The pics come from a listing of mine from a house that is an eco-friendly, green-built home by area designer Pete Keller. His website is http://sandpointcustomhomes.com/index.html The views from Baldy an...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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January February March April May June July August September October November December 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...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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  It was a busy day today.  I showed some clients around the mountain (SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN, that is) and they were duly impressed. They’re great clients and very savvy to the declining market scenario.  The question is, how long do they wait to find the bottom of the market.  ...and when it arriv...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I recently posted a blog article on some tricks and tips for Facebook, Twitter, Activerain, Tour Factory, and more. The response was encouraging. Thanks for the calls, but, like many, I appreciate the e-mails more. Anyway, there is a great resource for those who want to expand use of Facebook to ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Near as I can tell, this story was first reported in the Juneau Empire from their website. The story was written By Abby Lowell and the photos are courtesy of Sharon Kelly. The heart-warming tale has gone viral, and I recieved it today. Doing an exact search on Google of "the Best Day of Fishin' ...

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