Explore Sandpoint, ID

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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Idaho first-time homebuyers may be eligible for down payment assistance funds of up to $20,000 in conjunction with a mortgage loan from IdaMortgage, a program of the nonprofit Idaho Housing and Finance Association. The funds are available until Jan. 1. Anyone who meets income qualifications shou...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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This is what I saw on my way to Starbucks this morning.  That's Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort in the distance with a skiff of snow showing.  I'm constantly awed by the beauty here in Sandpoint, so I never go anywhere without my camera.  As always, the camera really doesn't do it justice. It wasn...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended Into 2010! Plus...A New Tax Credit for Certain Existing Home Owners! It's official. President Obama has signed a bill that extends the tax credit for first-time homebuyers (FTHBs) into the first half of 2010. This program had been scheduled to expire on N...

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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Friends of Chris Owens, local residents and the logging community host a fundraiser to benefit the Owens Family. Chris Owens is a 30 year old Sandpoint native who was paralyzed in a logging accident August 17th, 2009. Chris is the father of three young children 3 ½, 2 and 5 months old.   Owens Fa...

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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      Sandpoint Realty is a proud sponser of the Lake Dance Film Festival.  Joel Whitaker of Laser image played a great role in getting this pulled together this year.  The Historic Panida Theater is located at 301 1st Ave, Sandpoint. Tickets for the event are $8 for film blocks, or $6 discounted...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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As we move into Winter, we are all expecting to see another 6 months of stimulus with the extension and expansion of the Home Buyer Tax Credit.  The current proposal being worked through the Senate keeps the First Time Home Buyer with an $8,000 credit and for people with ownership for 5 years or ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Lakedance Film Festival has gone through some changes since its beginnings four years ago. Its founder, Trevor Greenfield, wanted to bring a world-class event to small-town Sandpoint, Idaho. In the first year, there was no major sponsor, and the event was in the red. For the previous two years, S...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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When Where to Retire magazine approached me about being interviewed for a feature article, I wondered why they would choose me of all people. Still, the reasons they gave were compelling. With so many REALTORS® dropping out of the business, I have had several closings this year. As the radio host...
With over 100 websites, there are few private individuals that can compare with my web presence. While in a company meeting, our broker, Jeff Bond, suggested that having YouTube videos would help a website's position in Google. So, using my tiny netbook, I put two videos on one of my sites right ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Having just closed on 333 Derr Island - a beautiful waterfront home on Derr Island at the mouth of the Clark Fork River and Lake Pend Oreille - I can truthfully say that there are hardly any other  agents in North Idaho that have had more success in 2009 selling waterfront than I have had. My wat...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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This isn’t what I signed up for when I became a Realtor®…I don’t think. "The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences." — Chris McCandless, (Super Tramp from “Into the Wild”)   The above quote quite adequately sums up my involvement with the Sandpoint Association of Realtors (SAR) HARVEST ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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SANDPOINT, IDAHO QUARTERLY MARKET TRENDS Here's a look at what happened in Sandpoint, Idaho in the third quarter (Bonner County).  I like the fact I can make some comparisons between the current quarter and the 2009 second quarter report and the third quarter in 2008. This was actually not a bad ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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SANDPOINT TENNIS...FALL EDITION If you read my blog with any regularity, you'll find I am pretty impressed with North Idaho and Sandpoint, in particular.  There are many reasons for being such a "Babbit" for the area...world class skiing (SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT), world class lake (LAKE PEND '...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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I think it was ad-out in our doubles match today when we all had to take a break (A POETIC MOMENT) and gaze at what was happening in the park outside the courts...you've got to have priorities in life.  (By the way, I was playing with my lender and one of my clients.  Real Estate never rests.) It...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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New Zealand never received the brunt of the September 29th earthquake, as predicted, but they sure got a nice rainbow out of it.  The tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-8.0 earthquake, the world’s largest in two years, that struck south of Samoa. Waves reached at least 20 feet high in parts of ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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Sandpoint's Saturday Drama Queen - Lake Pend Oreille The whitecaps and rollers are invading from the North...aided by a 40 mph wind.  The snow covered peak is Schweitzer Mountain after a Saturday morning dusting. This is the scene from a new listing I garnered yesterday in Sagle, on the South sho...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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SNOW!!!  THE SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!  TRAILS OPEN: 0;  LIFTS OPEN: 0;  NEW SNOW:  YES!   As I was driving up Schweitzer Mountain this morning, heading to my office in the Village, I noticed at about the 3,000 foot elevation the rain that has been invading the Sandpoint Valley bel...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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SANDPOINT SUNRISE...6:25 a.m. When I wake up in the morning and see something like this, my first thought is, "This can't be real."  When I realize it is, I find myself crawling on the rocks trying to capture it.  As wonderful as this picture is (shot with an Olympus Camedia C-3030 camera...$150....

By Paul Duffau, Caring for People, Educating about Homes
(Safe@Home Inspections, LLC in SE Washington)
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Below is an email to my running friends with a race report about the Inaugural Sandpoint Half-marathon in Sandpoint Idaho.  It was a pretty course, well-organized and the people were just wonderful.  Very nice race and a nice addition to the running schedule.   Howdy everybody!  Numbers first, I ...

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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  Construction is under way for the Sand Creek Bypass.   This bypass has been on the planning table since the 40's and highly debated for years. I for one think that it will relieve the congestion we are feeling in downtown Sandpoint and that businesses downtown will be accessible once again.  Wa...

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