I hear this a lot. Typically on the last phone call before a new client comes to town to look at properties. “Oh yeah, where should I stay?”
My response is typically automatic. If they are looking for properties around Hailey, I always suggest The Americinn. Its a very nice place and just a few years old. Just on the north end of Hailey. The rooms are all that you need, comfortable and clean and the rates are affordable. Plus, they have a nice pool and a little work out room for exercise. Free internet, too.
In the morning, they have a great little continental breakfast bar with Read the rest of this entry »
This week’s featured listing is actually five listings. The offering consists of up to five single family homes built in 2007 in a new in town development called the Railroad Subdivision. The homes are a very attractive cottage style with front porches and detached two car garages. Each home has three bedrooms, two baths and about 1,300 total square feet of space. All of the homes have fully equipped kitchens including oven/range, dishwasher, microwave and disposals. Also included are mini blinds and a fully landscaped front and backyard with automatic sprinklers for maintenance free living.
The homes are all currently rented and are being offered Read the rest of this entry »
To give your house the best chance of getting sold, follow these steps to stack the deck in your favor.
1. Clean it
Make your house spotless. Do a thorough deep cleaning of the entire house, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms. Replace the grungy old shower curtain with a fresh new one. This is huge.
2. Ditch the clutter
Unfortunately, buyers don’t want to see your families photos and knickknacks on every shelf , dresser or counter; they want to visualize theirs. Pack up a great majority of your personal items but still leave enough to make the home feel welcoming and appealing. For example, Read the rest of this entry »
Before you decide to list and sell your home, we will use information from current comparable sales to accurately price the property.
By knowing the value of similar homes, called comparable sales (or in real estate lingo, comps), you will be armed with the best idea of the current estimated value of your home. One of the most important factors is finding sales comparables that closely match your property.
What makes a good comparable sale?
Your best comparable sale will be as close to your house in close proximity and it closed escrow quite recently. If you can’t find that property (which is often the case these days), here are a few other key factors that count:
Location: The closer the comparable to your house the better. However it’s not smart to use just any comparable sale within a mile radius. A good comparable sale is Read the rest of this entry »
What most locals refer to as the ”blinking light” is in for a change. The blinking light is the yellow caution light on the highway at the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 20 which is a few miles south of Bellevue. Wood River Valley residents pretty much use it as a directional icon. Go to the blinking light and turn left, for example.
This junction has been a very dangerous intersection for many years and recent accidents involving both local and out of town drivers has brought it to our attention again.
The mayors from Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley signed a letter Read the rest of this entry »
Although many factors affect real estate pricing, in a down market, excessive inventory becomes a key driver.
How many months worth of inventory on the market gives us an idea of what’s going on. Here’s a broad guideline.
1-2 month of inventory=double digit appreciation.
3-4 months of inventory= single digit appreciation.
5-6 months of inventory= balance…Ahh, balance. Read the rest of this entry »
Everybody knows that Sun Valley, Idaho is known for world-class skiing but did you know that it has also become known as “Nordic Town USA?” The Nordic trail system throughout the valley is very impressive and has terrain suitable for novices to Olympic elites. The area even draws Nordic ski teams from other countries that come here to train. Very nice.
This year will be the second annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival. It starts on January 29 and runs through Feb. 6th. The event will feature tons of Nordic events, clinics, races parties and Read the rest of this entry »
Downtown Hailey Idaho is all decorated with holiday lights and small town seasons greeting banners over Main Street. It looks really nice and gets you in the mood for holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a gift idea the Hailey Chamber of Commerce is a good place to start. They offer Hailey Chamber Bucks which are a popular local gift certificate that can be redeemed at over 70 local businesses.
Hailey Chamber Bucks make Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a quick deal that is worth jumping on right now. For $75 bucks (in honor of Sun Valley’s 75th Anniversary) you can nab a one way ticket from Seattle to Sun Valley on Horizon Air. The travel period is between January and March (read peak ski season). But, you have to buy the tickets before December 6th so don’t wait. This is a great deal on top of the already great normal rate of $99 one way. The $99 one way deal also arrives from LA, too.
While you are here, contact Coulter Properties to check out some great deals on homes, condos and other properties. Sweet! Have a good week end.
Not only does the Sun Valley Company serve a great cup of cocoa but the fun facts printed on the cups make for some interesting reading, too. Check out these interesting factoids…….
Sun Valley Lodge opened on Dec. 21, 1936
The first American to capture Olympic Alpine Ski medals in 1948 was Sun Valley’s own Gretchen Fraser.
The first two chairlifts IN THE WORLD were built in Sun Valley on Dollar and Proctor Mountains in 1936.
Baldy’s Roundhouse (which now serves lunch and dinner via the gondola) was first opened in 1939.
All Sun Valley Resort guests receive free ski storage at River Run.
Cheers to that!
If you’d like to learn more about real estate and property factoids in Sun Valley, just give Coulter Properties a call today.