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By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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My team has always believed in strong advertising. While it is wonderful that people blog, and have a cool website, one cool website, it is not enough. Our clients deserve more. Plus, our community deserves our best efforts, and promoting and growing our team's business is very important, both on...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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This Sandpoint real estate agent believes knowing your community is the most important thing, & as host for many years of the N Idaho Business & N Idaho Arts radio shows, I have that knowledge. About Me: Sandpoint real estate professional and avid community supporter. As the host of two radio sho...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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There are few things as important as explaining agency to clients, but it is one of the things we REALTORS® often don't explain well. It is as easy as remembering OLD CAR. Obedience: As an agent of our clients, we must obey their instructions. That's only if their instructions are not illegal and...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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There are many good Sandpoint, Idaho area REALTORS®. Some advertise well, others are good at communicating, some network with the best. Some do it all well, and still the market has made sales very difficult. One of the most disappointing events in our lives is not selling a home. Consumers have ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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Below is an article I wrote for the local paper. It just helps potential visitors to our area to get a deeper perspective of why I like Sandpoint so much. Who knows, maybe we can get some tennis players to buy here...I'm always looking for new partners to hit with. (I will be adding some pics as ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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No long ago, I interviewed an adorable little girl, Grace Coughlin, on my radio show, North Idaho Arts & Adventure. See, during the art show I put on last winter, Betty Billups, a wonderful painter that lives in Sandpoint, related this story. (To learn more about the artist, visit BettyBillups.co...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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My name is Gary Lirette and my partner and I specialize in waterfront in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. This includes Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River primarily, and Lake Cocolalla. To a lesser degree, we also have extensive knowledge of the Priest River, the Moyie and Kootenai Rivers, ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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While Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and winter sports and carnivals peppers snow season in Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille is the central figure of life in Sandpoint. Water sports and activities is the lifeblood of Sandpoint, but the events and festivals enhance the pastoral feel of North Idaho. Th...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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We read and hear enough bad news. Here is a blog that reports the positive things happening locally and nationally about real estate and the economy. Thursday, April 09, 2009 Wells Fargo expected to report over $3 billion in profits this quarter, with signs that other banks will likewise be repor...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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I woke up this morning and the weatherman graced Sandpoint, Idaho with 6 fresh inches of snow.  I was in my office at Schweitzer Mountain Resort and on AR by 7:30 a.m.  By 8:45, I had my mocha at Mojo Coyote Coffee and was in the lift line (a total of 6 people) waiting fresh tracks on top of chai...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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The good news?  I finally closed on a condo up here at Schweitzer Mountain!  It's a GREAT condo, spectacular views and priced perfectly.  My buyer put some equity in his pocket and he and his wife are absolutely thrilled!  Below is the view from their front door. Getting a condo closed in this ma...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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March 18, 2009 By Gary Lirette, host of North Idaho Business radio show on KSPT and KBFI, and REALTOR® for Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty The stock market was up all week. MSNBC reported on March 18, 2009 that "Stocks had their fifth advance in six days Tuesday after a surpris...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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I pay to have these Total Market Overview Reports compiled weekly, although I don't post them to my blog each week.  If you would like the most current, up-to-date report, just give me a call.  I am also happy to help you interperet the data and how it can help you.  As a buyer, this information ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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By Gary Lirette, host of the North Idaho Business radio show on KSPT and KBFI, economic researcher, and REALTOR® for Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty Recently, I attended a lecture by Anthony Grasst, a very astute MBA who runs a mortgage division of MetLife. It was gratifying to...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Living in the paradise of Sandpoint, Idaho, where I have found more and better friends than any place I have ever been before, though these troubled times have weighed heavy on my soul, these thoughts have prevailed upon me: This I commit: I commit to be positive every day, to help others to find...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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By Gary Lirette, Host of North Idaho Business on KSPT and KBFI and Realtor for Tomilinson Sandpoint International Realty. How are things here in North Idaho? Besides being named to Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Resort Towns this year, and according to the United Health Foundation, Idaho was just named...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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The sales in the Sandpoint area were down considerably from our peak in 2007. (See figures below) However, our sales are still robust and better than the previous years of 2001-2004. So, if our market has declined, we are ahead of those years. Certainly, nobody would have thought of the earlier p...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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These days, as bankers commit acts that many believe should be criminal, and mortgage brokers make loans that are questionable at best, it seems that expectations have been lowered to an all-time low. As Americans we should expect more. So, what should you expect from your Sandpoint real estate a...

By Seasons Sandpoint
(seasonscom33)
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The Northwest region of the United States is full of the natural beauty of forests, mountains, and glacial lakes. Offering something for just about everyone, the climate, terrain, activities and attractions vary from rugged ocean coasts to rain forests to gigantic mountain ranges. But, there are ...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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You know, the economy is tough on everyone.  The stimulus plan is questionable.  Almost 10% of America is officially unemployed.  Life is a downer.  NOT! Guess what?  Life goes on and we can defeat the pessimissim.  What really matters is what goes on in our heads.  I just finished a day of pheno...

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