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Sandpoint Real Estate Guide and Blog by REALTOR® Gary Lirette of Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

Realtors are always looking for new ways to promote their listings. String quartets at open house events, clowns, free hot dogs, giant balloons, etc. etc., etc., ad nauseum. Two years ago, my small sales team started a string of events called the Mobile Artist Open House, featuring 10-20 artists ...
Posted over 5 years ago
The 1970s brought hippies and environmentalism as well as arts and more theater to the Sandpoint area. This spelled the downfall of the lumber industry. Jim Brown, of the Pack River Lumber Company, wisely diversified his business and, as one of the original founders of Schweitzer Mountain, bought...
Posted over 5 years ago
When Tom Chasse and Jennifer Ekstrom, CEO and Communications manager respectively for Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort appeared on my show, North Idaho Arts and Adventure, Tuesday, December 16, 2008, we talked about everything but the weather. So, here is a remedy. Schweitzer is coming off two reco...
Posted over 5 years ago
US Economic Forecast Truth is, we are selling. Maybe we should feel guilty. Nope, don't feel guilty. Certainly compared to 2007, our figures are down. Local legend has that 2005 was our best year. Not true. Our market had $303,000,000 in closed residential sales for 2005, but over $306,000,000 in...
Posted over 5 years ago
Wow! What a run we have had here in the North Idaho Panhandle. Schweitzer has spent millions on improvements and finally made Skiing Mag's Top 25. Spring 2008 had AskMen.com naming Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort one of the nation's Top 10 Resort Towns. There's always something going...
Posted over 5 years ago
First, Lake Pend Oreille is the second largest freshwater lake and the deepest in the West with 111 miles of shoreline. Watersports, sailing, and racing are common and several boat cruises are offered. Next is Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, a top winter destination rated in the Top 25 in Skiing ...
Posted over 5 years ago
Google ‘waterfalls' to find hundreds of pages detailing pictures, videos, trips to, and every conceivable detail about these often awe-inspiring, yet curiously relaxing touches of Mother Earth. There have been other hundreds of feature films with waterfalls, and one website has 328 videos of wate...
Posted over 5 years ago
You don't have to be here long to get the picture. We are in lake country. Not surprisingly, many blogs and writings of winter skiers attribute to the area the misnomer that we are primarily a summer resort destination. After all, when skiing down the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain, the overwhelmi...
Posted over 5 years ago
(This article has a correction and has been reposted. To see the corrected data, see the notes at the end of the article.) How are things here in North Idaho? Besides being named to Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Resort Towns this year, Idaho was just named the nation's 8th healthiest state. In Sandpoi...
Posted over 5 years ago
While the art of winter sports has now evolved to fantastic levels, early Indians in North Idaho were adept at ice fishing and certainly made snow shoes to facilitate the winter hunt and travel. Our area was settled much by German and Scandinavian stock, as well as the early French trappers, prie...
Posted over 5 years ago
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Sandpoint Real Estate Guide and Blog by REALTOR® Gary Lirette of Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty