Monday, July 23, 2012

Fly-Fishing Paradise

We are lucky to have a couple of our most popular fly-fishing rivers right in our backyards, literally steps from the patio, and one of the draws of having a riverfront property is the ability to fish whenever you'd like. Of course there is the outdoor living, more opportunities for viewing wildlife, and the sounds of the rushing river, but if you fish (or strive to) these properties on the river are for you.

The Big Wood River

The Big Wood River gets its name from the many cottonwood trees that line its banks and have fallen into the river. The downed trees make excellent cover for the wary trout. The Big Wood’s native trout are “red-banded” rainbows, but brook trout, cutthroat trout and brown trout also swim the river.
If you are looking for a home with fishing out your back door on the Big Wood River, here are a few beauties... click on the captions for more details!

Silver Creek

Silver Creek is crystal-clear, with flat - sometimes shallow - water. Throughout the season, this stream is known as the best dry fly water in the West. The Cloud River strain of rainbow trout are the featured attraction here, but the whitefish are native. 

Currently we have one property that boasts 3.5 miles of privacy on Silver Creek!

All river and fishing information from

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SIR 2nd Quarter Web Stats

Those of us who work here at Sun Valley SIR, know how much the Sotheby's International Realty brand and their global presence benefits our agents, staff, and clients... but just in case you were wondering, needed a refresher, or didn't know, I wanted to share a few stats from our brands corporate website,, during the second quarter of 2012.

A snapshot of the lovely

A few highlights:
  • Unique visitors - increase of 16%.
  • Average monthly visits - increase of 25%
  • In 2010 had 26,265 listings and 10,503 agents - now in 2012 we have 34,477 listings and 12,046 agents.
  • Average monthly visits - 556,994
  • Average monthly page views - 4,691,600
  • Percent of visitors from outside the US - 32%
  • Average length of visit - 11:24
Top 5 Countries Search
  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. France

These statistics continue to reinforce tremendous growth of our Brand with increases in every major category comparing year over year data from 2011 to 2012.

Start your search at or our local site!

*Statistics and information provided by Sotheby's International Realty

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Concierge Auctions And Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty To Sell Luxury Mountain Estate In Sun Valley

An exquisite mountain estate, located within the world-popular ski destination Sun Valley, Idaho, set at the base of Bald Mountain's north-facing slopes just steps from the Warm Springs chair lift, will sell at auction with No Minimum Bid required to participate on July 19th. Originally listed for $5.995 million, the 5,900-square-foot, tri-level home will be sold to the highest bidder by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with listing agent Katherine B. Schroder of Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty.

Home Exterior
 "In addition to its great design and luxurious finishes, this home is one of the closest to Bald Mountain ski access. The layout is configured to accommodate two separate families -- perfect for entertaining friends or use as a vacation rental," Schroder stated. "The seller is fully committed to finding a new owner, which is why he's allowing the auction bidding to set the price without a minimum starting point. What a great opportunity for Sun Valley buyers!"

Built in 2008 by Gary Storey Construction, 106 Howard Drive was designed by Point Architects, with interior furnishings by Megan Edwards of Charles Stuhlberg Interiors. Offering five bedrooms and six full and one half bathrooms, there is also a gourmet chef's kitchen, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a custom gas log stone fireplace, a master suite and bathroom with a jetted tub, a media room/theatre, a ski storage/mud room and a two-car garage. There are three outdoor decks, one with a fire pit and one with a bubbling hot tub -- all of which are back dropped by gorgeous mountain views.

Living Room with Baldy Views
"With No Minimum Bid required, this auction presents a rare chance to purchase an ideal ski home in one of the country's most sought-after mountain destinations -- for what will likely be a great value," stated Laura Brady, Director of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "Following our successful sale last year in Sun Valley of the Knob Hill Inn, and other recent sales of similar properties including the Yellowstone Club and Spanish Peaks in Big Sky, MT, Fox Crossing in Aspen, CO, and the Bighorn Lodge in Jackson, WY, we're excited to continue our impact on the Rocky Mountain region."

The home is open daily from 1-4PM and by appointment until the auction date of July 19th.  You may contact Katherine Schroder of Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty for more information and registration details. 208-721-1326 or 

Hot Tub with Baldy Views
Please visit our website for more details on this property:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Gallery Tour of Homes

We will be holding a "Gallery Tour of Homes" on Thursday, July 5, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, featuring 9 listings throughout Hailey and Mid-Valley. Make sure to add it into your days activities, as there are fantastic properties on this tour!

Here is a sneak peak of those on tour, but also make sure to look for our ad on the back of the arts section in Wednesday's paper (July 4th Edition), it will have all the details and a map for easy touring.

See you on the tour!

Monday, July 2, 2012

July Gallery Walk featuring Venture Coy

Please join us for the July 6 Gallery Walk in Ketchum from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Our office will be hosting Boise artist Venture Coy. Come meet Venture, enjoy the art, and mingle with others during the Gallery Walk. Beverages will be served!

We look froward to seeing you there!