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By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN! 2009 has been quite a ride!  I want to thank all of the ActiveRain members for helping make this year the best it could be!  The knowledge, humor, friendships, education and, yes, even new clients are much appreciated.  Here is to 2010 and all of the good...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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The Story of Sandpoint, North Idaho Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille gets a lot of attention, with a new article about to come out in Country Living magazine, and me, Gary Lirette, and Sandpoint recently featured in Where to Retire magazine. Now you want to kno...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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In a study just published by the UK's University of Warwick and Hamilton College Idaho was ranked the 14th happiest state in the US. The researchers used the happiness levels of a million individual US citizens to discover which are the best and worst states in which to live in the United States....

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Sandpoint Winter Carnival is a great way to celebrate the winter, with bonfires, rail jam, fireworks, great food, and so much more. Schweitzer Mountain puts on quite the show, and 2010 looks to be a fantastic repeat of the great fun and success Winter Carnival had in 2009. To see everything that...
Dine Around Sandpoint is a great way to sample some of North Idaho's favorite eateries during Sandpoint Winter Carnival and Sandpoint Mardi Gras. From January 14th through February 17th, fifteen of Sandpoint's best restaurants are offering special at generously low prices. The deals range from $1...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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North Idaho Arts & Adventure December 17, 2009 Yesterday, Tuesday December 17, 2009, my interviews were as diverse as the colors of the rainbow. I host two radio shows: North Idaho Business and North Idaho Arts & Adventure. Both shows are broadcast, right after Rush, on KSPT 1400 AM in Sandpoint ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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We were graced with an early opening this year but the famous Schweitzer Mountain Powder never materialized.  Well, I woke up to 10" of the white stuff in my driveway this morning and booked up to the Mountain as quickly as possible!  (I was slightly delayed by a "snow-blowing" obligation).  I'm ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Sandpoint, Idaho has had so many great articles and accolades that it is hard to believe that right above is one of the world's best ski resorts: Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort. The North Idaho Panhandle is truly a winter wonderland, with several mountain ranges, including the Bitterroot Mountain...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Sandpoint Waterfront - End of year 2009 Having sold waterfront homes on Talon Drive, Bryce, and Derr Island, plus secondary and waterview lots this year, in this market, few other REALTORS® have had as much success as I have had. The market is slow, and while statistics are indicating we will see...

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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Sandpoint Center of Arts is hosting the weekend event for the Art Alliance's Holiday Art Soiree.  Event is December 11-12the, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  at 518 Oak Street, Sandpoint Idaho.  Featuring hors d' oeuvres, music and wine.  Call 208 265-ARTS for more information

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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December 12, 3:00-5:00 pm.  The Sandpoint High School Steel Drum Band will play Christmas music in the village.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the Selkirk Lodge.  Christmas stories presented by the Selkirk Lodge.  Come out and spread the holiday cheer.

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Fannie Mae's shares are still falling, and they in turn tightening their lending requirements all together. One change is to get rid of all loans <80%LTV and no FICO's below 620.  This will mean a continued increase in volume for FHA loans that require a 620 FICO but only 3.5% down.  If you are s...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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My promise to my community and clients Commitment, service, and community are words bandied easily it seems these days, but not seen often. This is my promise. I promise to work diligently for my clients, friends, and family: to be a man of integrity, learning the newest methods, becoming not onl...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE.  I'd love the sale from this, but... Here’s the deal. I just got off the mountain.  You can see from the pictures what I was dealing with.  No clouds, no wind, bright sun and some of the most breathtaking views in the world.  Sandpoint, Idaho and Schweitzer Mounta...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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When my out-of-town friends visit Sandpoint, Idaho and Lake Pend Oreille, they are always amazed that there is actually a bounty on some of the best tasting fish in the world. Every lake trout of any size and rainbow trout more than 13 inches long harvested from Lake Pend Oreille through March, 2...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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IT’S THANKSGIVING AND I MOWED THE LAWN TODAY!   As I was mowing the lawn today, I kept thinking, “Man, this has ‘blog’ written all over it!”  I don’t blog JUST for the fun of it.  I also want my “thousands” of followers to understand that life in Sandpoint, Idaho is NOT your typical 48º: 18' N. l...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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It has been twelve years since Sandpoint won its last State Football Championship. Just a few weeks ago, both the girls and the boys soccer teams won state championships, and Sandpoint High School has an incredible tradition of state championships in a myriad of sports for both boys and girls tea...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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DO NOT move to SANDPOINT! I have coveted a life in Sandpoint, Idaho ever since I discovered this mountain town in the early 70's.  Life's twists and turns did not allow me to actually move here full-time until 2005.  I had many valid reasons for delaying the inevitable and I stand by them.  One o...

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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 For the first time we will have a farmers market during the winter months.  Come join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, beginning Nov. 14, through the end of April. Over 30 vendors will be selling their wares, Just like the outdoor Farmers Market in the summer - except indoors!

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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The Bonner County Fairgrounds is hosting its annual ski swap. Come trade in your old skis for new ones. The proceeds benefit the Schweitzer Alpine Racing School. For more information see http://www.schweitzer.com November 14, 9:00am - 2:00 PM Bonner County Fair Grounds 4203 N. Boyer Ave, Sandpoin...

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