Team TruNorth Stacey Rutherford & Malea Southward Fall 2018 Newsletter Wow—is everyone else feeling like summer absolutely took wings and flew by? We were looking at wildflowers one minute, temps in the high 90s the next, and now we’re looking at leaves changing colors, snow falling, and realize fall is here. We all wish the summer would last another month or so, but like our real estate market, we have fluctuating seasons and that is a good thing!! Sharing what we know about the market and the area is our aim, so let’s get to it. As always, count on us to help you navigate your real estate!
The Market We sent you our quarterly market report about a week ago but here it is again in case you missed it. This will give you an in-depth review of what is happening in our unique neighborhoods across the Valley: Bellevue, Hailey, Elkhorn, Sun Valley or Ketchum. Each and every one of these markets is distinctive and appeals to a different kind of buyer. Although there is one thing that is indistinguishable, the people who buy here love this Valley.
We closed on our Bonne Vie listing in Elkhorn this summer and are closing on an Elkhorn Highlands home in November, confirming that Elkhorn has been the busiest market all year. We have just brought two superb properties to market. One is located moments from downtown Ketchum on Warm Springs Creek. This waterfront property boasts a captivating contemporary home completed in 2017, and truly encompasses the indoor/outdoor living that we love, with thoughtful details and unique finishes throughout (see photo below). The other is a beautiful 3-bedroom townhome in South Hailey. On the bike path and next to open space, 1725 Briarwood is the perfect investment or starter home, listed at $267,000. We also have two amazing lots ready for our buyer's dreams! A Valley Club lot well situated near the clubhouse and the recreational amenities; pool, tennis and a gorgeous fitness club. Listed at $300,000. The other lot is located out Indian Creek, a wonderful, quiet south valley homestead with amazing views up and down the canyon. Listed at $295,000. Both lots are approximately one acre.
October in Sun Valley means…TRAILING OF THE SHEEP! In its 22nd year, this festival is widely regarded as one of the 10 best festivals in the West. This year, it is spread over five days, from the 10th to the 14th, and between the food, music, sheep trials, fair, story-telling, and sheep being blessed in downtown Ketchum, there is something for everyone. The Dusty 45s are this year’s musical stars, and they’re a blast. The best thing you can do is commit to attending one event IN ADDITION to the famous parade—there is so much to see and learn, you will be happy you did!
The Sun Valley Jazz Festival is the following week, and is another tradition that locals and tourists alike love. While you can’t see and hear everything, there is such a diverse range of artists and styles you are sure to find something to your liking, “jazz” fan or not!
Gallery Walk happens on Friday, November 1st. Whether you are an art collector, or simply enjoy a walk on a crisp fall evening, or just socializing… saunter through Ketchum's streets and galleries and take in the experience. The theme for this evening’s walk is “We the People.” OPENING DAY on Baldy is November 22nd. Enough said, right? Well maybe. But this year, we are eager to welcome back the rebuilt Warm Springs Lodge. While we likely won’t be able to explore everything on the mountain this early in the season, we continue to appreciate the effort of Sun Valley Co. and the place we live.
Activity Focus On... Just one hour north of Sun Valley, is Stanley, Idaho. It is known as the American Alps. The place to go in summer, fall and beyond… the Stanley Basin is full of things to do. Some of the things we recommend you check out this time of year include:
Stanley Bakery (only open until October 14), right in town. They have the BEST breakfasts and coffee—worth the trip north just for this!
Never underestimate the hiking this time of year- with the color, cooler weather and bugling elk you are sure to have a completely new experience than you did in June! Try some of the higher lakes; Goat Lake, Alpine Lake, and for a challenge try Warbonnet--a roped, technical climb!
Mountain biking has been amazing, and with the recent precipitation, the trails will be even better once it dries out a bit! Best riding right now is Croy Canyon west of Hailey. Keep moving…Ski season will soon be upon us.
In Closing The market is exceptionally active, even in “slack” season. We are bringing on listings all year--there is no longer a ‘right’ time to list, as our inventory is low. If you want to talk about buying, selling, interest rates, or places to EAT, call us and we’ll share our insights. In the meantime, happy fall and we hope to see you at some of the local events!