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Hike the Trails in Idaho

Hiking Trails in North Idaho

Hiking is one of my favorite things to do and I always have places I want to check out.  Please check out my list of Hiking trails and fell free to add some of your favorites in the comments section.


The Centennial Trail is always an easy favorite.  Runs from Spokane to Coeur d Alene.  You can walk, jog or bike ride it.  Have seen some horses on it in the Liberty lake to Spokane Valley area also.

Lake Pend Oreille has a good handful of options.  From lots of trails at the Bayview side (Farragut National Park) to all the way up and around the lake.

Areas to Hike

Some day hikes around Lake Pend Oreille . www.idahorealhome.net

Hayden Idaho has English Point.  I enjoy this one a lot.  Convenient to  get to and an easy trail if you only have a little time but want to be out in the woods.   The dogs are welcome and there is a longer side also for the horses if you want to ride it.  Usually one of the first ones open in the spring.

Round Lake is another one that is just a great little hike.  Not to long can get around it in about an hour or so.  Also another one that is one of my favorites.

Higgins Point is another favorite.  Also an easy trail but lots of fun for the family.  Also a great spot to view the Eagles in the winter.  There are some picnic tables set up around the point.

Canfield Mountain  in Coeur d Alene has a short trail that is about a mile and a half long.  Great for an evening or take the kids.

Tubbs Hill is always a favorite in downtown Coeur d Alene.   Watch fireworks from here on the 4th of July if you don’t mind hiking out in the dark.

Fernan Lake Natural Area is a new one that is just getting put together.  They say the parking lot is now open still working on the trails.  I will have to check it out this spring.  Should be just a few minutes from Coeur d Alene.

East of Coeur d Alene is Mineral Ridge Trail.  Great views of the lake from this one.   Another great spot to see the Eagles from as they are feeding on the spawning salmon.

Tons of other spots that some I have explored others are on the list.  Here is a link to the Idaho Panhandle Nationals Forests Hiking list.  Tons to choose from off this list also.   Please feel free to leave some comments on some of these if you get to them first.

Hike the Trails in Idaho

Check out the Idaho wilderness. Hiking, Trails

Be sure to check back regularly as I will try to keep updating this with more as I have time.

New one in Spirit Lake Empire Trail  haven’t gone on it yet.  Need to get my Inland Paper Permit first.  But will shoot some pictures of it soon.

Rathdrum Mountain is expecting a new trail also.  We will have to watch for that.

Scotchman Peak Trails:  View the Mountain goats.  It’s a steep one.

Some of your favorites please share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017 Spirit Lake Idaho Market Report

 Spirit Lake May market results held steady between the year with  12 sales for each  in May of 2017 and May of 2016.

May of 2017 Spirit Lake  had 12 property selling:

Seven home selling on City Lots .3 Acres or less averaging $129 per square foot – we did see a $180 per square foot one and a low of $70 per square foot to average that out.   Most of the new construction is running  $125 to $135 per square foot with one home selling at $169 per square foot that one was on a 3/4 of an acre lot.  Homes on a city lot are up about $8-$15 per square foot from last year.

1 home selling at $162 per square foot that one was on a 1-acre lot.  This one sale is up about $40 per square foot from last year.  That does appear to be the trend.

National Association Inventory of Homes Nationally

And then we have three homes selling on 10 acre lots averaging $152 per square foot that’s taking into consideration one of those going for 182 per square foot and the other 2  selling at 141 and 135 per square foot respective.  Substantially higher than 2016.

2016 saw five home selling on  a city lot .35 Acres or less averaging $118 per square foot.
One manufactured home selling on a city lot average $88 per square foot.
2016 had six homes on  1-acre Lots averaging $129 per square foot.
3 homes on 5 acre lots averaging $136 per square foot
and one home on an 11 acres  averaging $109 per square foot

 As usual when you consider these numbers you want to take condition of home into consideration and location.  These numbers are created for you as an average and to give you a basic place to start.  If you would like a more precise number  please contact me for your own personal market analysis or you can request one here also.   My Home value.

Athol Idaho May 2017 Market Report for Area Homes

Athol  Market report for May 2017

Total sales is actually down a little for May with 2016 seeing 20 homes close in May to 2017’s 11 homes closing.    This is an inventory issue not a desire issue.

Price for homes is up substantially!  Great time to sell if you are thinking that you might want to in the near future.  We never know what to expect down the road all we have is what we see today.  And today the housing market is looking really good for sellers.

May 2017 totals were:11 property sold
 
A single property in town selling for $91 per square foot on a third of an acre.
We had seven close to five acre lots with homes sold:  Highest selling one was new construction for $225 per square foot lowest one went for $172 per square foot   with the rest coming in mid $192-$205 range with an average sales price overall of $198 per square foot taking them all into consideration.  Compared to 2016 they are up approximately $45 per square foot.
Over the five acres Mark we had 1- 10 acre lot with an 1885 square foot home on it went for $135 per square foot.
One manufactured home on 19.9 acres for $154 per square foot and one small 1168 square foot home on 75 acres and went for $490,000 or $419 per square foot.

National Association Inventory of Homes Nationally

To Compare:

Athol 2016 sales was 20 properties
Included:   1 home selling on 1.88 acre lot sell it for $177 per square foot.
Seven homes on roughly 5 acre lots averaging $150 per square foot.
 
And 12 home selling on 10 acre lots averaging  $145 per square foot – there was a couple of higher-end Homes at $216 per square foot and then also a  fixer or two at $70  per sq ft.  Overall I think at  $145 to $150 per square foot you’re on track for an average with condition and location always adjusting value.

Overall Prices up Inventory down!  As usual when you consider these numbers you want to take condition of home into consideration and location.  These numbers are created for you as an average and to give you a basic place to start.  If you would like a more precise number  please contact me for your own personal market analysis or you can request one here also.   My Home value.

 

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