Sandpoint, ID Real Estate News

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Flags in Sandpoint Idaho "Let's show off 'Ole Glory', in Active Rain, and proudly show our 'Stars and Stripes' being flown across the USA."  Thanks to Mark Don McInnes, and Endre Barath, Jr., for the June Active Rain Challenge.Mighty muscle cars and regal classics lining the streets of downtown Sandpoint Idaho.We come to see the cars, enjoy the ambiance, music and atmosphere year after year. It doesn’t really matter if you have been to dozens of shows and know every detail or if you’ve never been to a car show and simply like to look at cool cars.Take a look at a few of these beauties lovingly restored by their owners.   If you happen to be in Idaho next May be sure to come by during lost in the 50s weekend!     
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Its that time of year again.  After a 2 years we finally get lost in the 50s back.  Come out and enjoy the fun. Schedule of Events Friday, May 20, 2022 Vintage car parade. Vintage car parade through downtown Sandpoint, looping first east down Church Street then north up First Avenue and back west up Cedar Street. Pick a spot anywhere along the parade route. Parade starts at 6 p.m.! Street dance. Immediately following the parade downtown, at Second Avenue and Main Street, it's dance time Its free and you can dress 50s style or come as you are.  Show and Dance at the Bonner County Fairgrounds.  Darlene Love and  Rocky and the Rollers will be rocking the house before and afterwards.  Saturday, May 21, 2022 Car show. Hundreds of hot rods and classics on display all up and down First, Cedar,...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Sandpoint Idaho offers a full range of activities throughout the year.  Ski Schweitzer Mountain resort, go boating on lake pend Orielle, kayak and fish the river, ice fishing on Cocolalla lake. Enjoy the fresh grown goodies and local art at the farmers market.  Check out the bicycle paths of hike the hundreds of trails perhaps snap a photo of the mountain goat on Scotchman's peak. Enjoy a day of thrilling rides at Silverwood theme park or a casual day of downtown shopping.  Come Play and enjoy the many seasonal activities, there is something for everyone.
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Top of the morning all.  I have a weekly feature 'Friday Flag'.  Shots of our USA Flag being flown in the North Idaho area.  Business's and residents in and near Sandpoint Idaho.  I especially enjoy being able to highlight one from our listings.  This particular shot is of the flag at the Sandpoint Airport where we have a 'hangar lot' listed.  The weather has been turbulent the last week, which made for a nice 2nd shot looking south down the runway.  For further information regarding Hangar Lot: https://www.sandpointnorthidaho.com/idx/listing/featured/301810686/160-Airpark-Sandpoint-ID-83864 
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Stay in home is so much better when you have a home. Yes houses are still selling and it is my extreme pleasure to be able to find a home for a family and get them in at the perfect time. I was a little worried that things might get held up and my people become homeless with the shut down. Luckily the governor deemed real estate essentional and that people are in the middle of moving.  We are getting pretty good at doing everything long distance and we were able to get this home closed without any risks. I had an awesome team in lenders, seller, buyers, and escrow and all of us pulling together made this happen.  Congratulations Julie and Chris on your new home in Sandpoint. I am so very happy for you and your children.
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 Sold By Rain.  Congrats Tyler Francis and Taylar Doolittle, the new owners of the Cedar Street Bistro and Wine Bar who will adopt a new name: Taysty’s. It’s a winning combination of the owners’ names and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.   It was my extreme pleasure to help this young dynamic duo achieve their dreams and I am asking everyone to swing by the Cedar Street Bridge to get them off to a great start.  Congrats!!!  The Cedar St. Bistro brings the European cafe experience to beautiful downtown Sandpoint. Great-tasting food, drinks and desserts in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Taystys is located on the historic Cedar St. Bridge, with its massive tamarack logs and huge glass passive solar wall through which you can enjoy a view of peaceful Sand Creek and the mountains beyond. S...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
VERY RARE opportunity to have your own PRIVATE runway access on .30 acre of industrial/commercial land adjacent to the Sandpoint Airport (SZT). Level parcel with outstanding mountain views and ready to build. City water, sewer and power to property line with a paved TaxiWay Easement to the airport. Great opportunity to acquire one of the few private airport access lots remaining. Whether you would like to have your own plane or build a hangar for office space, this gated access parcel is ready for you!
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Last year I sold a piece of land to a young couple I had been working with for quite some time. They had come to Idaho for the second time in 3 years looking for that special place. Their parents thought they were crazy to move from Colorado to Idaho to build a home. We looked at everything and one of the last ones on the list was a piece that had been on and off the market a few times. When we got there, they werent overly impressed. We walked the land which was heavily treed, trying to keep the kids from tripping on branches. There was a small kinda level spot by the road and then went way down a hill. It was a mess but I saw a huge potential for it to be so much more and with some work to be exactly what they were looking for.  They looked at me a bit sideways when I told them "This...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 I have been lucky enough to have 3 home sales close in a day a few times, but it is always exciting and I am always grateful.  I have always said that I have the best clients in the world.  You are loyal and thoughtful and I feel blessed that such good people are drawn into my life.  Thank you always for letting me help you with one of the most important decisions in your life.   You always make me strive to be better.  Thanks to the title companies for your hard work@northidahotitle@alliancetitle@CommunityTitle
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations to the Till Family for their new home on 70 Williamson way.I hope you have many happy years here.    This home is situated on 15 private acres and it has beautiful brand new floors, cabinets, countertops and fresh paint. Two new decks front and back and all new stainless appliances. There is room for a garden and more. The land is so beautiful with several natural granite rock outcroppings and large pine cedar and larch trees. The location is less than 8 miles from Sandpoint.
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By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Privileged to serve awesome clients
(KW Cleveland)
  There is hope! (I  think) Spring has sprung ! Literally just a week ago we had 6-8" of new snow!This is a picture of a tree we have growing through our deck. Why a picture of a tree?A tree symbolizes change, growth, seasons, good times and bad and life.If that tree could talk.When we bought our house here  last year, it was springtime (early summer), the tree was beautiful and just barely turned it's beautiful green colors. The house had been built by a young man who was building his dream home on a lot his father had left him. For whatever reasons, the poor kid ran out of money and could not complete it.It wasn't our style of house because was a contemporary style. It was meant to be a temporary house while we built our Idaho house about 7 miles away. It was less expensive for us to ...
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By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Privileged to serve awesome clients
(KW Cleveland)
 Oh geez, my last blog was about the first snow. Yippee!Ok, I admit, that was A WHILE BACK.Being "new" to North Idaho, I was feeling pretty good about the mild winter we'd had so far (that is until the end of January).I'm dancing around in the office telling everyone I see Pussy Willows already and what a mild winter and how much everyone was a baby complaining when they thought it was "cold".....THEN February hit!Snow, snow and more snow. Wind and snow, and then more snow.Again (being new) I have to ask everyone, is this as bad as it gets? Well, I'm learning!Everyone says the winters are unpredictable. I guess I had forgotten the weather in Alaska! Yes, winter is always unpredictable. Especially the further north you go it seems.I'm told "Sometimes the winter season brings on a plethor...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
I just wanted to share with you my visit the annual Schweitzer Fall fest, 4 days of fun for the family. Tons of events for the kids and for the adults alike. Beer and wine from 75 area micro breweries served in souvenir glasses and steins. In the villiage you will find Arts and Crafts vendors, Live music and lots of fun.  Bring your mountain bike to ride the trails or take a sight seeing ride up the chair lift to the Sky house.    
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By LEONORA PRINCE CCIM, Privileged to serve awesome clients
(KW Cleveland)
  Our Little Town Embraces Winter 2018 It's snowing today! The first snow of the season!Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! After 20 years of "Santa on a Surfboard", I'm so excited to see snow.Ask me how I feel in about three months LOL!Get out the skiis' snowmobiles, snow-shoes (oh yeah, get out and the snowplow and snowblower and the shovel).  Schweitzer is hopeful to open by Thanksgiving. Stay tuned.My dogs (Duke and Noey-great Danes) have never seen snow.They are still trying to figure out what we did to them about 6 months ago taking away their sunny 80+ degree weather 365 days a year and acreage to play in. Now stuck in the house most of the time and freezing dark walks. They look in wonder at all this new stuff happening. What's the big horse's doing in the yard (moose), ...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
 Congratulations Sandra and Jeff on your new home in Sandpoint Idaho.  Another great team effort with Ron and Jackie.   Luxurious getaway, just off the beaten path. Only the finest materials & craftsmanship combine for stunning effect with custom wrought ironwork, Montana slate, & Hickory flooring. A wall of windows overlooks the forest and the lake, just yards away. Exquisitely scaled spaces include a chef's dream kitchen with Wolf range/oven, granite counters and island and generous pantry. The main bedroom suite boasts a walk-in shower, deep soaking tub with ceiling faucet & dressing room that could serve as an additional bedroom. Covered porch with hot tub enjoys the view. Stately office overlooks the living room from a loft with reading nook. Upstairs bedroom is plumbed for a priva...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Each year on May 11th Keller Williams agents take the day off work to renew, energize and donate their time to helping the community.  This year the Sandpoint Keller Willams Realty picked the Sandpoint Idaho Panhandle Special Needs  to help.  "There are red shirts everywhere" one of the clients exclaimed. She wasn't kidding! Lisa Holder, Karen Rodriguez and the rest of us were busy weeding, raking, pulling branches, sweeping, hauling, shoveling. Our fearless leader Bud Bolan brought in and shovelled a truckload of bark. Kris Kingsland could be found swinging in the trees pruning them to prefection. Tony Villelli and Yvette Rainey was entrusted to put together the picnic tables with the added challenge of no instructions. No extra parts were found after assembly, good job guys!   Yours t...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Cody Spencer and Rain Silverhawk of Keller Williams and Jackie Suarez and Ron Hanson of Century 21 teamed up to make two familes dreams come true.  This absolutely stunning 3800 sf beauty with curved staircase, large gourmet kitchen, hardwood & tile floors, vaulted ceilings and a gorgeous rock fireplace has now been sold.  We hope this wonderful family has many fantastic years here.    Damien Shafer of Veterans United did a fantastic job with the VA loan on this one.  He streamlined the loan process and was full of sound advice and kept everyone in the loop.  VA loan limits are $417,000 but did you know that in some circumstances you can qualify for a VA jumbo loan for higher amounts?   If you are thinking of buying a home in Idaho please call Rain Silverhawk 208-610-0011
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Sandpoint Idaho: Northern Lights Festival   One of the many exciting events in Sandpoint Idaho is the annual Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort Martin Luther King Holiday Northern Lights Festival. People flock in from all over to enjoy a day of skiing, snow boarding, live music, food and drinks. The Torch Light Parade followed by fireworks tops off the night of fun in Sandpoint Idaho.
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations Kristen!  We sold your home in 2 days.  Thank you so very much for putting your trust in me to sell your home.  (Not to mention remembering my name after 5 years ago when we met) I wish you the best in all your new adventures.Cozy 3 bedroom home on 10 wooded acres. Single story with open floor plan . Custom kitchen. Large bathroom includes raised jet tub and spacious linen closet. Ceramic tile throughout main living areas. Large sunroom with French doors is perfect for an office, dining area, or playroom. Variety of out buildings on the property including detached large 1-car garage and new 14Wx30Lx12H Utility Storage Building. Fenced garden with raised beds and hoop style greenhouse built for home gardeners! Artesian well fed from natural spring and 1500 gallon tank pro...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
 Dover Bay Located 75 minutes east of Spokane Washington Dover Bay is a planned residential, waterfront resort community situated on the shores of Lake Pend Orielle.  Dover Bay is located on 285 beatiful acres, just a short drive to Sandpoint and skiing and hiking at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Restort  which receives and average snofall of over 300 inches annually.  Cottage style homes in Dover Bay start at $189,000 and run up to over a million dollars.  Homesites range from 5,000 square feet to over one acre featuring panoramic vistas of the lake and mountains.  Homesites start at $69,000. For more information contact Adrian Willanger  @Realm Partners (206) 909-7536. 
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