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By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Another Home Sold by the Number One Team in Teton County, Idaho!   Have your home listed by Harley Wilcox Associates and it could be soon added to the list of Home Sold by the Number One Team in Teton County, Idaho - West Group Real Estate. This Driggs Idaho home has income potiential and would be a great fit for in town bed and breakfast with its proximity to downtown   Property Description This custom built home has many potential possibilities. This home was built with quality in mind.5/8 sheet rock was used on all walls and ceilings. This is a 2 story-home and all interior walls on main floor and downstairs are insulated. Solid core doors everywhere except the apartment. Nice kitchen and living area with a main floor master suite.Entertain your guests in the salon that has its own a...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Home at 1166 Canoe Loop Victor, Idaho for Sale! This is your chance to own this Home at 1166 Canoe Loop Victor, Idaho!   Listing Details Bed : 3 Bath : 3 Sq. ft. :  2,150     Property Description Quality of finishes is the first thing you notice upon entering this home.  Oak flooring, knotty pine trim & doors, granite countertops, tiled bathrooms complete the checklist of a discriminating Buyer.  Well designed, living spaces flow well and are designated by use of windows, ceiling and wall heights.       The kitchen is well appointed with stainless appliances, bar seating and pantry.  Staggered cabinet height provides visual interest.                    The ample master suite has a wonderful master bath with double sinks, jetted corner tub, shower and walk in closet.  A mud & laundry roo...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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What a great way to start the New Year!  West Group Real Estate just sold this beautiful 6959 sq ft luxury home located in Victor, Idaho. Property Description Beautifully appointed luxury home situated on 20 acres with panoramic views. Enjoy an open floor plan, upgraded finishes, and the occasional moose meandering through your back yard. This home is perfectly set up for entertaining with wonderful flow from the kitchen to the great room. The master suite encompasses the lower west wing with 2 dressing rooms, soaking tub, double sinks, separate shower and sun room. Work from home in one or both of the 2 offices or relax in the library by the fireplace. Relax outdoors next to the fire pit and enjoy magnificent sunsets over the Big Hole Mountains. Convenient location, only a short 30 mi...
By Alyson Engelbrecht
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Victor Idaho, Shooting Star Subdivision Near Jackson Hole Wyoming It's been just about a year since I put this lot on the market.  Beautiful view, ready to build... the dissapointing part is how little I have heard from my agent.  I realize that there isn't a lot to talk about and say when you don't have interesed buyers but to have heard from my agent 1 time in a year... to discuss the price point???  That seems excessivley low.    Tell me.  Are my expectations out of wack? How often do you communicate with your sellers when they are selling a vacant piece of land?
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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We may get knocked down- maybe even run over. The important part of the fall is in the getting up. No such thing as Failure. It is important to understand there are no failures – while our efforts may not end in the results we desire – falling short of our goal gives us the ability to grow our knowledge, learn from our mistakes and prepare for the next opportunity. Life is full of opportunities. In competition often times there is only one first place, the crowned victor. There are however a lot of winners. The winners are the ones that have learned something, had fun, helped someone or made a friend. Perception is Reality. My best lessons were hard ones. Yet I see them as opportunity. I am thankful.   Family my Inspiration: Heather, Ashley, Cheyenne and Reagan.  
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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West Group Real Estate has the pleasure of working with many clients to help them avoid foreclosure by selling their homes. Banks are cooperating in the process and most are waiving their rights to a Deficiency Judgment against the borrower. We have learned the short sale process and have been successful in helping our clients sell their homes and exiting gracefully. Why do Lenders prefer a short sale over a foreclosure?               $$$!! It comes down to money! ·         A short sale costs the lender about 20-30% less than if they had to foreclose. ·         Maintaining a foreclosed property paying is expensive for the lender. ·        The legal fees can be costly for the lender. Why do Sellers prefer a short sale over a foreclosure? ·         A short sale will affect your credit sco...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Last night I called Heather and let her know I was going to be late for dinner. I just got a call to do a drive by BPO and I was going to take the order. I live in Teton Valley Idaho (ID)and the servicer wanted me to do a broker price opinion in Grovertown Indiana (IN).   The servicer’s accent made me wonder if she was a virtual assistant from somewhere outside of the US. Not that everyone in the US would know that ID is for Idaho and IN is for Indiana. In fact I am not sure I know the abbreviation for all 50 states. What’s the abbreviation for your state?!  
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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 We are starting to see a shift in our market. Where just last year it was common to see offers state “buyer is offering on multiple property and will buy only one” now we are seeing multiple buyers offering on the same property.  In one situation a cabin in rough shape on a town lot hit the market Friday and by Monday had 7 offers. Two of the offers for above ask and one by nearly 130% of ask price.  I have suggested that buyers consider the value of the property, not what will someone else likely bid. ·       What is it worth to you? ·       What will it appraise for? ·       What do comparables show the value to be? I for one am glad for this shift. It is yet another sign of a slow market correction. I see a pent up demand of buyers and sellers – fear of the market is what keeps the ...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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  We have had some bear sightings this spring and it is important to be “Bear Aware” when you live and play here in Teton Valley Idaho. Here is a recent article from the local news about a grizzly bear that had become a problem to civilized human occupation. Or should I say Humans became a problem to this bear? News Channel 8, bear was euthanized in Teton Valley, Some things to remember when hiking, riding or biking mountain trails: ·         Make some noise – most bear attacks happen when humans stumble onto a bear that is unaware. ·         Keep your food in a bear proof box and hang it high from a tree when camping. ·         Carry bear spray when you are in known bear country. ·         Don’t leave your gut piles near camp when hunting. ·         Know what your children are doing an...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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I did not imagine there would be a time in Teton County Idaho that the proposal of building a new Church would be controversial. The LDS Church proposed a new Church House along the Highway just North of Victor that would provide services for people from county Road 4000 south to the Wyoming State line. What is the controversy? Some feel that a church is not a good fit for the scenic corridor along the Highway. Some had issue with the height of the steeple. The church would like a steeple that is higher than the currently allowed height restriction. County commissioners voted to deny the application 2 to 1. News Channel 8 story on the County’s decision. My thoughts: ·         A church of any denomination would be a great thing to have in the scenic corridor. ·         Although one Commi...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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When it was easy in the Real Estate Business there was a migration to the business. People quit their real job for a Real Estate business to make some easy money. During the storm there was an exodus. That’s when I got back into the business. People thought I was crazy. Why would you want to be in the RE Brokerage business now?! After the Storm, when the sun comes out the survivors will be standing in the sun and will appreciate the fact that they survived the storm. I for one appreciate all the clients, customers, referrals and support that helped me weather the storm.   I see the clouds, they have a silver lining.   Cheers to all the survivors.  
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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As bank foreclosures have slowed and short sales are fewer in the market we have need for some homes to present to our buyers. West Group Real Estate has buyers currently in the market for: ·          Home up to $1,000,000 with acreage – high end finishes ·          High end home up to $700,000.   ·          Home with horse property/acreage up to $350,000. ·          Ski Hill Rd area rental property $250,000 to $450,000. ·          Home needing repairs OK up to $125,000 with some property 1 to 5 acres ·          Town homes & condos with creek frontage – Victor and Driggs ·          Entry level home on 1 to 2acres up to $70,000 ·          Sellers offering owner financing – all price range ·          Ranch property – 20 plus acres with home We have shown the homes currently listed and sti...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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When asked how I like being in the sales businessit only took a minute for me to respond. “I am in the People, Networking and Information Business”. You see I do not consider myself a “SALES PERSON”; I do not actually SELL people on anything! I meet people; I share my knowledge of the market and the homes that are available in our area. I help them find a home that is right for them or help them find a buyer that is right for their home. I do nothowever SELL them on anything. I have met with a few real estate agents that discuss certain SALES techniques. Like showing homes that will make the one they want to SELL look good at the end of their tours. Not what I would classify as a good long range plan. I have yet to meet someone that does not want to do business with me for telling the t...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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END POLIO NOW!! The Rotary Club of Teton Valleyis hosting Rotary BINGO Every Tuesday in April and May, 2012 at the Driggs Community Center. Start time: 7:00pm Buy-In is as low as $10.00, pay-outs based on the attendance. 10 games $300.00 ADDED MONEY for Game 8! Benefitting the Global Fight to END POLIO NOW!! For more information and details contact Isabel Waddell at 208-354-3230  
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Teton Valley Community Recycling has developed an ethical solution to waste reduction that is financially sound and environmentally friendly for our Valley. They are improving the efficiency and convenience of recycling. TVCR has recently received a grant from the Teton Springs Foundation. Now the county is able to start baling cardboard, aluminum cans, tin cans, and plastics for recycling purposes. Here are some of the Events and Goals that will be taking place this year in Teton Valley: Events · Annual Trash Bash June 2nd · FREE Composting workshop June 16th · Grand Teton Brewing Company Nonprofit Night July 2nd Goals · launch paper recycling · improve community education and outreach · host fall materials SWAP · plastics reduction campaign These events and goals are helping them work...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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The Fair Board has decided not to hostPig Wrestling for 2012. The deciding factor was the cost to bring the event to the Fair. The cost is $5,000.00 and last year the event ran at a loss of $1,500. We can have this event again if we can get sponsors in 2013 to cover some of the costs. The question is does the public want us to bring the pigs and wrestlers back?  What do you think about the pig wrestling?  
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Want to live in Teton Valley Idaho?  I run into more and more people that work from home in the expanding world market and telecommute. With technology what it is today a lot of people are choosing to live where they want to.  And if you can live anywhere in the world, Driggs, Victor or Tetonia is a great place to live. Recognized nationally as a destination area for an array of outdoor recreational activities including: ·         Skiing ·         Hunting ·         Snowmobiling ·         Hiking ·         Horseback riding ·         Rodeo ·         Mountain biking ·         Fly-fishing ·         Ranching Do these kinds of activities appeal to you? Teton Valley is now more affordable than it has been for decades. Take advantage of market conditions and buy now while homes are more affordab...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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This rare offering for 216 North Main in Victor Idaho has Main Street frontage, Commercial Lease space, apartment and business opportunity all rolled into one. The price for this land and building located in the central business district is at a 20 year low. The offering is a great value with a good rate of return for your capital. Built in 1998 and 2001, this building has a great occupancy rate.   The Property is offered in three different opportunities:   1.       1,500 Square feet of commercial lease space for sale. Price, location and quality. This is not a type error - $170,000.00! This sale is contingent on lot split at Fire Wall. The Victor Central business zone allows for zero set back and the fire wall is in place. Split to be final prior to close. Split will be contingent on a...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Are you wondering what to do? Trying to decide if you should attempt a Short Saleor just wait for Foreclosure? Are you getting conflicting information? Is it hard to tell what the Truth is? What is fact or fiction? Find a Broker or Agent that has learned how to navigate the process and can show a track record of closings. Here are my recommendationsfor anyone that wants to market and sell their property Short. 1.       Contact an agent that has Short Sale Experience. Ask if they will look at your situation and help you understand your options. 2.       Be prepared to get your agent all the information he needs in a timely manner. Time is not on your side. Keep your pay stubs and bank statements updated. 3.       Present your home in its best light. You may not be making any money from t...
By Harley Wilcox, Harley Wilcox
(West Group Real Estate)
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Driggs Idaho Gym - Anytime Fitness is Having a Membership Appreciation Event.   I belong to this gym and appreciate the equipment and the management.   With my schedule it is important to work out on my time. The fact that the gym is 24/7 is extremely important to me.   Working out on a regular basis helps me keep a positive attitude and it helps me feel good about myself.   Hope to see you at the gym.

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