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Thanksgiving Day is Opening Day for Skiing in Sun Valley

Thanksgiving Day is Opening Day for Skiing in Sun Valley

While Buddy the Elf is prepping to say “Santa is coming! Santa is coming!”, residents and visitors to Sun Valley alike, are proclaiming, “Skiing is coming! Skiing is coming!” That’s because as Thanksgiving approaches, it not only means the ushering in of Christmas season, but it means opening day for the ski season in Sun Valley.

November 27, 2014 will be a fantastic opening day of skiing thanks to Mother Nature and Sun Valley’s superb snowmaking equipment. They’re system has been working 24/7 to accentuate what Mother Nature has already blanketed their mountains so nicely with.Thanksgiving Day is Opening Day for Skiing in Sun Valley

Sun Valley has been blessed with a generous amount of early snow fall and the weekend looks like it’ll promise another 8 to 14 inches! This cooperative weather in partnership with Sun Valley’s legendary snowmaking and excellent grooming are promising more early season terrain than usual with 14 runs expected to open on Thanksgiving between Bald and Dollar Mountains.

Lifts will open at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning from the River Run side of Bald Mountain escorting skiers and snowboarders to summit to valley terrain. You can anticipate the following runs to be open:

  • Upper College
  • Lower College
  • Sunset Strip
  • 42nd Street
  • Mid River Run
  • Lower River Run
  • Roundhouse Slope
  • Upper Canyon
  • Lower Canyon
  • Dollar Mountain will be offering these runs:
  • Poverty Flats
  • Quarter Dollar Bowl
  • Race Hill

Dollar Mountain will remain in operation until the 30th. Then, it will close and reopen on December 13th for the regular season. Conditions are always weather dependant and you should always check mountain reports for updates.

So, grab your friends and family and meet them on the slopes in between helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie!

See also:

- Ketchum Idaho Named One of 2014′s Best Small Towns to Visit

- Top Ten Ski Resorts in the United States with a Vertical Rise of 3,000 Feet

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Thanksgiving Day is Opening Day for Skiing in Sun Valley

Thanksgiving Day is Opening Day for Skiing in Sun Valley

While Buddy the Elf is prepping to say “Santa is coming! Santa is coming!”, residents and visitors to Sun Valley alike, are proclaiming, “Skiing is coming! Skiing is coming!” That’s because as Thanksgiving approaches, it not only means the ushering in of Christmas season, but it means opening day for the ski season in Sun Valley.

November 27, 2014 will be a fantastic opening day of skiing thanks to Mother Nature and Sun Valley’s superb snowmaking equipment. They’re system has been working 24/7 to accentuate what Mother Nature has already blanketed their mountains so nicely with.Thanksgiving Day is Opening Day for Skiing in Sun Valley

Sun Valley has been blessed with a generous amount of early snow fall and the weekend looks like it’ll promise another 8 to 14 inches! This cooperative weather in partnership with Sun Valley’s legendary snowmaking and excellent grooming are promising more early season terrain than usual with 14 runs expected to open on Thanksgiving between Bald and Dollar Mountains.

Lifts will open at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning from the River Run side of Bald Mountain escorting skiers and snowboarders to summit to valley terrain. You can anticipate the following runs to be open:

  • Upper College
  • Lower College
  • Sunset Strip
  • 42nd Street
  • Mid River Run
  • Lower River Run
  • Roundhouse Slope
  • Upper Canyon
  • Lower Canyon
  • Dollar Mountain will be offering these runs:
  • Poverty Flats
  • Quarter Dollar Bowl
  • Race Hill

Dollar Mountain will remain in operation until the 30th. Then, it will close and reopen on December 13th for the regular season. Conditions are always weather dependant and you should always check mountain reports for updates.

So, grab your friends and family and meet them on the slopes in between helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie!

See also:

- Ketchum Idaho Named One of 2014′s Best Small Towns to Visit

- Top Ten Ski Resorts in the United States with a Vertical Rise of 3,000 Feet

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Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

There’s a lot of terminology involved with buying or selling homes and it can definitely get confusing. It’s your real estate agent’s job to know the ins and outs of it all, but it’s certainly helpful for you, the client, to have a good grasp on a few things yourself.

Below is a list of a few important terms you will probably hear while you search for a home.Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

Sale-to-List Ratio

This term is usually used by sellers but can be a potentially important number for buyers as well because it may assist them in quickly deciphering the pace of the current market when deciding a good amount for making their offer.

The Sale to List Price Ratio is determined by dividing the sale price by the listing price. For instance, if you have a sale price of $585,000 divided by a $615,000 asking price it equals about 94%…this means the seller received 94% of their asking price.

When you’re looking at the state of the market, a higher average ratio or percentage means that sellers currently hold the advantage.

Median Days on Market

The midpoint of the number of days on market across a number of recently sold homes is known as the Median Days on Market. If it’s 20 days, then 50% of the homes sold quicker, and the other 50% took longer than 20 days.

This is usually quoted by statistics based on “active” days. However, other calculations may include active and pending days.

The median days on market is another way buyers can decide how much to offer and how likely the seller will be to accept it. In other words, if the house has been on the market for a while, the seller is probably more motivated to sell it.

Distressed Property or Pre-Foreclosure

These two terms are often misunderstood. Distressed properties mean the owners have defaulted on their mortgage or their loans are about to but it DOES NOT mean that the home is currently available on the market.

Actually, many pre foreclosures are actually not on sale nor will they ever be. What happens many times is either the homeowner will become current on the mortgage or the home will be sold before foreclosure proceedings ever begin via short sale or otherwise.

Should you hunt for distressed or pre foreclosed properties online, make sure you realize you may be going on a wild goose chase.

Active Vs. Pending Status

A lot of websites display homes with both active and pending statuses because a good chunk of people like to see “everything” happening in the market. However, it’s important to know the difference between  active and pending so that you don’t get your hopes up on a home that isn’t available.

Basically, active means the sellers are still accepting offers. Pending means the sellers have already accepted an offer.

 

 

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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Have you been considering the idea of purchasing a home lately? If so, check out these three mistakes to avoid because they just may save you a great deal of time, frustration and heartache.

#1 Decide What You Want in a Home FIRST (before anything else)

Although it’s fun to browse ( window shop) for a home, it can be a big time waster. Although, it’s not usually considered “wasting time” to window shop at your favorite department store or boutique, looking at homes without having a solid idea of what you actually want in one is a good way to start down the road to frustration, which usually leads to impulse decisions and expensive mistakes.

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a HomeMake a Priority List

If you’ve been wanting to buy your first home or want to move up to the next home, or simply want to invest in real estate in the area, begin by making a list of your wants and needs. What are some home requirements you can’t live without? What are some aspects of a home that you’d consider a bonus? Think about things such as neighborhood, square footage, garage and parking space, amenities and so on.

A good example of need versus wants is that a home with three bedrooms might be a NEED for you whereas a home with hardwood floors may just be something you WANT or prefer. Be flexible in your preferences.

#2 Get Pre-Approved Before Starting the House Hunt

It can never be said enough…ALWAYS get pre approved before you begin to house hunt. Who wants to find their dream home only to lose it because you can’t afford it? Don’t go shopping until you know what you can spend.

Pre approval also saves time because you won’t waste your time looking at homes you know you can’t afford. Pre approval also makes your offer more attractive to sellers. When mortgage contracts fail, hearts are broken. Avoid it all with pre approval. Also: Why an Inspection Contingency is so Important

#3 Locate a Buyer’s Agent to Represent YOUR Interests!

Although it’s not impossible to buy a home without the representation of a buyer’s agent, it certainly is most often easier with one!

Won’t I Save Money by NOT Using a Buyer’s Agent?

Sadly, the reason most buyers who don’t choose to hire a buyer’s agent, go that route because they think they’ll save money. It can actually end up costing you money. Why? Because you don’t have someone with expertise and experience negotiating terms and contracts for you.

What You Say Can be Used Against You

The seller’s agent or the listing agent is required by law to ensure their client, the seller, gets the highest price with the most favorable outcome/terms possible. This means they are NOT looking out for you. Going into a home contract without your own agent is like walking into a court room without a lawyer. Trying to negotiate with the seller’s agent yourself without the help of your own representation can hurt you. Why? Because anything you say, even in innocent conversation, can be used by the seller’s agent to help THEIR client.

 

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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Ranks 1 and 2

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties wins awards

Budge Husky, President & CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is pleased to announce that Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Sun Valley has achieved the following recognition for year-to-date September 2014 performance, from among the 438 COLDWELL BANKER® affiliate offices throughout North America in Office Size Category 11-20 Sales Associates/Representatives.

                     Rank                Award

                       1                  Top 20 Offices by Office Size Category – Adjusted Gross Commission

                       2                  Top 20 Offices by Office Size Category – Total Units                                                                    

“Your accomplishments have distinguished Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Sun Valley among the offices of the Coldwell Banker organization. On behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, I applaud the success of you and your entire staff and look forward to honoring your achievements in the future.  Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties continues to be a distinguished member of the Coldwell Banker® family and I look forward to your future success.” From Budge Husky!

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