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Market Comparison 2007 to 2015

2015 was a bit of a mixed bag for real estate in Valley County.  The number of home sales was down a little but the average sales prices increased in Cascade and McCall.  Donnelly saw some drop in the average home prices.

Cascade experienced a pretty dramatic increase in the number of bare land sales, though the average price decreased.  Donnelly and McCall saw fewer land sales in 2015 but enjoyed an increase in their averages prices.

Take a look at this Market Comparison Chart showing all of the numbers from 2007 through 2015.  It looks pretty dry at first glance, but if you spend just a minute I think you’ll find it interesting – maybe even surprising.


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Helped or Sold?

My husband and I have been car shopping.  What a job! I just love my 2003 Caravan. It’s roomy, easy for clients to get in and out, and has big windows for seeing the gorgeous Valley County scenery. But, she’s … Continue reading

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We’re getting a new bridge!

It’s like watching a very complicated, perfectly choreographed dance. Time lapse footage of the construction of our new bridge would be amazing. They are replacing the old bridge that crosses the Payette River on the north end of Cascade just below the … Continue reading

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Market Comparison, 2006 – 2014

2014 was an interesting year for real estate in Valley County.  It felt like we were finally breaking out of the difficult years of the downturn and moving into a more healthy, prosperous real estate climate.  But when I compiled … Continue reading

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Protect Your Home

Do you have your home on the market? There isn’t any reason to be fearful, but there are a few smart ideas to help you protect yourself and your possessions. Remember that strangers will be entering hour home.  Realtors will monitor the … Continue reading

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

It happens every year, but it is always sad.  Forest fires end up burning so much beautiful countryside, cost a fortune to control, and they put lots of lives and treasured properties in danger.  Monday night a lightning storm blew … Continue reading

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Market Comparison Chart 2006 to 2013

Personally, I don’t trust numbers much.  Averages can be so easily distorted by one exceptionally large or small sale.  But market trends are more trustworthy.  Check out this Market Comparison Chart showing the SOLD data for Valley County since 2006.  It looks like a bunch of dry gibberish at first glance, but a minute of study brings the obvious trending into view.


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The Roxy gets a facelift!

Shiny and New. 3D Movies!!!!

I’ve always thought of The Roxy Theater as one of the truly special gems of Cascade.  Luckily I’m not the only one.  Jason Speer, her owner, has partnered with Mark and Kristina Pickard to breathe new life into this treasure.  Yes, you might recognize the Pickard name.  Mark and Kristina are the benefactors of Kelly’s Whitewater Park here in Cascade – another recent local gem.

The Roxy Theater, which was first built in 1939, is better than ever.  It is new both inside and out, without compromising the plush feel and looks of its original self.  In the past couple of months her exterior has been redone – refurbished sign, freshened stucco and paint, and roof work.  On the inside there is new digital projection, new sound, new heating, new (very fancy) restrooms, AND BRAND NEW SEATS!

Lots of Repairs

This newscast from KTVB is fun to watch

Repairs Inside Too

Check The Roxy’s web site for historical photos and movie schedules


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5 Mistakes Sellers Make When Pricing Their Property

Experience tells me that the best chance of selling your property comes in the first two weeks it is listed.  Realtors are watching for matches for their clients and Buyers are scouring the new listings daily.  If it goes beyond the … Continue reading

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Thunder Mountain Days – July 4th!

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July 4th is the biggest weekend of the year here in Cascade.  People come from all over the place to celebrate the small town way.  The parade is always a hoot, the Lion’s BBQ a tasty treat, and the fireworks … Continue reading

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