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October 26th , 2015

A Sun Valley, Idaho, estate owned by Richard “Dick” Fuld, the former chief executive officer of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., sold for at least $20 million, a record for a U.S. home offered at an auction. Six bidders competed for Big Wood River Estate, a 71.3-acre spread near the Sun Valley ski resort and bordered by […]


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August 3rd , 2015

In this Blog post, I’d like to touch on rising property values in Blaine County. As reported last month, Blaine County property values rose by 3.6 percent  last year to nearly $8.9 billion, according to figures recently released by the county Assessor’s Office. The rise followed a 6.1 percent increase between 2012 and 2013, but […]


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April 10th , 2015

Sun Valley Lodge Remodel Update Work continues to progress on the Sun Valley Lodge remodel. Crews have been working around the clock on the biggest remodel and update project of this iconic building since its original construction in 1936. All of the rooms, restaurant, lobby and common areas are getting rebuilt, along with the additional […]


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March 23rd , 2015

In this post , I’d like to talk about the return of speculative development of luxury condos and townhomes in the area. New real estate projects in Ketchum and Sun Valley are an indicator that the economy is strong and developer confidence is back. With the planned construction of the LIMELIGHT hotel, expanded air service and […]


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May 16th , 2014

In today’s Blog I’d like to talk about inventory. As with any simple economics model, if there is demand, (which there is) and inventory goes down, prices remain stable and/or begin to go up. We are seeing trends now that indicate a strengthening Sellers market, that is, inventories are going down. I ran some statistics for […]


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April 28th , 2014

In this blog post, I wanted to touch on an important variable that is a strong indicator of a real estate markets overall health, that is Days on Market or what we refer to as DOM. Days on market is the amount of time from the day the property is listed, to the day it closes. As […]


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April 23rd , 2014

I’m very excited to report that Sun Valley Resort has recently announced plans to remodel the Sun Valley Lodge, originally constructed in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort. The project will refurbish guest rooms as well as update the lobby, restaurant and other guest amenities.  Some of the smaller rooms will be combined to […]


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