Priest River, ID Real Estate News

By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations on the new home!!!  I will never forget how you fell in love the second you walked in the door of this gorgeous private log home.  I am thrilled to be a part of this and hope you have many wonderful years here.  
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
I had the pleasure of helping Clint buy this property a year ago and then we found him the dream home.  Since he no longer needed to build it went back on the market.  This land has such a good feel to it, beautiful views.  I was so happy to be able to sell it a second time around. Congrats on the new sale Clint!!! You made this 3 in one week Beautiful 10.23 acre parcel No CCRs, no HOAs, maintained road, power is in, and well produces 10+ gpm. Perc test already done, permit paid for a year and a gravel deposit for the driveway. Mountain views, southern exposure, mature trees, huckleberry bushes, abundant wildlife, gated driveway and level ground for multiple building sites. Build your dream home in privacy and seclusion with the convenience of being just 3 miles outside of Priest River ...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Congratulations Jack and Debbie for the sale of your Idaho home.  We hope your new journey to Ohio is a fabulous one.  Thank you for the african violets and the home made baked bread!!!!This updated 3/2 is on a large lot that can be commercial or residential. Electrical, plumbing and roof updating recently completed. Warm clean quiet home. Feel the ambiance of this home surround you the moment you step in. Beautiful custom bathroom with walk in tiled shower. Multiple heat sources. Large concrete patio area with covered patios front and rear. Large 32 x 48 shop with over sized doors. You will be amazed at the room offered for shop, toys, vehicles, storage in this multi purpose building. 4th bedroom non conforming windows. Ready to SELL your home in Idaho? 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)
 We posted a listing recently for this 2722 sq foot 4 bedroom home in Priest River Idaho and a new agent at our Coeur d alene Keller Williams office brought us an offer!  That was quick!!!  For more pictures and information about this home for sale visit us at834 Highway 57 Priest River 83856 This updated 3/2 is on a large lot that can be commercial or residential. Electrical, plumbing and roof updating recently completed. Warm clean quiet home. Feel the ambiance of this home surround you the moment you step in. Beautiful custom bathroom with walk in tiled shower. Multiple heat sources. Large concrete patio area with covered patios front and rear. Large 32 x 48 shop with over sized doors. You will be amazed at the room offered for shop, toys, vehicles, storage in this multi purpose buil...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Will your Realtor be around tomorrow? I started Active Rain mid year 2014.  I was fortunate in having come to Active Rain via Rain Silverhawk 's invitation and guidance.  She also was there to answer immediate questions. I was also extremely fortunate to have Debbie Reynolds call me as an Ambassador and openly offer any help I might need along the way.  Debbie also was kind enough to feature me on one of her posts.  A remark she made sticks with me still today and makes me wonder "Will your Realtor® be around tomorrow? Debbie stated something to the affect of "he has staying power and will be here for a while".  I thought this an odd statement to make at the time.  I since have realized why she might make such a statement.  In my some what short stay in Active Rain I have seen MANY come...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Martin knew what he was looking for in the North West portion of the Idaho Panhandle.  he was quite patient in his search.   I worked with him for over a year as new home possibilities would come available for sale.  Finally the beginning of 2014 brought a home that Martin felt would be just right for him, his wife and family.  An offer made and accepted.  Many obstacles, in escrow,  along the way were cleared by the listing agent.  The 3,900 sq. ft.  home, on 40 acres, successfully closed.  When turning the keys over to the new owners I noticed an unannounced visitor on the front steps.  Personally I felt it was a Good Omen and a perfect ending / beginning for this home’s new family.  I have been fortunate in helping some incredibly nice people and families fulfill their dreams already...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Priest River Priest River sits at an elevation of 2,100 ft, and enjoys a four-season climate. An annual rainfall of 23 inches and annual snowfall of 72 inches Summer temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees.  There are plenty of rivers and lakes offer fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. The quiet community of Priest River is centered around the joining of two pristine rivers, Pend Oreille River and Priest River. Priest River sits 7 miles east of Washington and 23 miles West of Sandpoint, on the Western end of Bonner County. Priest River has a population of approximately 1,700 residents, based on an economy driven by tourism and timber.  Priest River is a great place for year round living or a vacation get away.  
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Having Coffee, What Should Appear? This morning I received this email from my friend Karen Dingerson who lives in Priest River, Idaho. Has you may remember she is a wildlife photographer. Well this morning while having coffee, what should appear?   Good mornin!I was doing my usual early morning wandering on the edge of the forest next to the house when a deer alerted me to this big guy, who was standing, staring at me, about 25 ft away.  Nothing like a little adrenaline to add to my coffee!  Evidently his sights were on something of his size, without antlers, instead of me....He is really gorgeous (even though is rack was a little anemic!)!Mom/Karen-- Karen Dingersonkarendingerson@gotsky.comwww.karendingerson.com   Isn't he amazing? I can't imagine being within 25'. UMMM>>>>            ...
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Oktoberfest is everywhere.... today September 25th 3rd Annual OktoberfestHeld in Downtown Priest River.Music, wine/beer garden, art/craft vendors, food booths, and more. You will remember only a couple of weeks ago I wrote a story about visiting Priest River, Idaho. I found it a beautiful area and really enjoyed the time we spent there. Since then I have been staying in touch with a few people we met on our visit and knew today was the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest. I had meant to call my cousin, Kathy who lives in Atlanta and tell her about it but never got around to it. Well guess who just called me? Yeap, that's right, Kathy, to tell me she was out there again and was at Oktoberfest and having a wonderful time. "You should be here". She and her family had already been to Sandpoint for their...
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Why Did the Bear Cross the River??     In a recent visit to Priest River, Idaho I discovered a whole new world. I also met some very interesting people. One of the people I met was Karen Dingerson, a very talented wildlife photographer. On Tuesday after my return from Priest River, Idaho, Karen emailed me these pictures of a Momma Bear crossing the river right up to her deck.       She did not notice the two babies under her deck, playing and stuffing themselves on berries.           Well I guess Momma wanted some of those berries herself and because it was night fall it was time for bed for the little ones.   If you are looking for some great wilderness, mountain, lake, and wildlife pictures, Karen Dingeron has some very great shots. Visit Karen Dingerson's  website.  
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By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
About a dozen years ago I was operating a real estate agency in our small town of Priest River, Idaho and I was bothered by the fact that the 4th of July celebration I remembered from childhood had somehow fallen by the wayside. So I went to a Chamber of Commerce meeting and suggested that it might be time to bring it back. They said "Sure, go ahead and do it." OK then - was anyone going to help? Heck no! So I started out on my own to find out where to buy the fireworks, who could legally fire them off, etc. A fireman could do it, but none were willing. Finally I found a company who does nothing but fireworks displays and they did have one crew left who could do our event. It would cost at minimum $2,500. I should have just worked at getting one more closing and paying for the thing mys...
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By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Who should buy a rural home in Priest River, Idaho? Anyone who loves mountains, wildlife, clean air, and sparkling streams. Priest River, Idaho began life as a logging town, and it has remained so throughout the years. Residents cling stubbornly to their logging heritage, and recreation is almost entirely centered around the great outdoors. As the logging industry wanes, the town has become a haven for tele-commuters, artists, and retirees who seek quiet and solitude. The majority of newcomers arrive looking not for a home within the Priest River City limits, but for a rural home within a few miles of Priest River. They want privacy. Most choose a home with acreage that gives a buffer between residents and their neighbors. The town offers basic shopping opportunities - a grocery store, ...
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By Judith Ehlert
(Tomlinson Sothebys International Realty)
The oddest situation I have come up against happened when showing a farm home near Priest River.  Myself and my clients walked through several feet of snow to enter the vacant home.  The first person through the unlocked door yelled "there's a cow under the floor".  Sure enough there was a cow in the crawl space more startled than us.  We figured he (or she) charged through the unlocked door not realizing the entry floor boards were still missing from the former unfinished remodeling project, fell into the crawl space and the door slammed shut. He couldn't climb up out of the crawl space and there he was until we arrived.  It was a happy ending with the rescuing of the cow by his owner...at least that's what they told me. I bet you have a story.  I'd love to hear it.
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