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December 2017 Sun Valley Events and Real Estate News

Recognize this bridge? If you lived on Broadway Boulevard you would be crossing it every day! The bridge, built in 1972, served the Warm Springs area of Ketchum for many years until the new Warm Springs Road bridge was completed. The old bridge now serves as exclusive access to the neighborhood. Sun Valley Real Estate/Christie’s listed and just sold the home at 202 Broadway for $2,000,000.


Market Report

Year to date Blaine County market statistics continue to be on a strong upward trend compared to the same time last year:
• Sold Volume – Up 55%
• Number of Properties Sold – Up 20%
• Average Sale Price – Up 30%
• Total Active Listings – Down 1%
• 136 Properties sold over $1,000,000 year to date.
• 90 properties sold over $1,000,000 last year at this time.
49 properties sold over $2,000,000 year to date
19 Properties sold over $2,000,000 last year by this time


Featured Listing

Private Sun Valley Home

Rixon Cronin - 521 Juniper-0083-Edit

521 Juniper Rd, $1,925,000, Brad DuFur

This 5,234 sq. ft. Sun Valley contemporary home was designed by Michael Williams to complement its unique private 2.41 acre site in a treed location. It borders public land with two seasonal streams, views of the mountains, and aspen groves in all directions. The guest house includes a bedroom, office, kitchenette and a sunlit great room of its own that would also make a great artist’s studio.

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Rixon Cronin - 521 Juniper-0099

For more information on this property please visit the SVRE/Christie’s website here. or contact Brad DuFur at his agent page.


New and Current Listings


106 Aspen Lakes Flying Heart $250,000. Lisa Stelck


110 Eagle Lake Dr. Golden Eagle $4,950,000. Cindy McCoy


102 Tiger Tail Dr. N. Ketchum $339,000. Daren Pennell


111 So. 1st 18, Ketchum, Idaho $935,000. Sallie Castle

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301 Canyon Road, East Fork $4,600,000. Suzanne Williams


171 Stonegate Cr. N. Ketchum $1,980,000. Annie Kaiser


251 W. Cedar St. Hailey, Idaho $1,095,000. Cindy Ward


135 Bird Dr. Ketchum, Idaho $777,000. Marlow Geuin


205 Willow Road. Zinc Spur $1,195,000. Tom Drougas


202 S. 4th Ave. Hailey, Idaho $1,125,000. Kirsten Ritzau


631 N Washington Ave Unit 503 $1,195,000. Alex Hughes

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103 Hillside Dr. Ketchum, Idaho $1,295,000. Sandra Caulkins

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Smoky Dome Lot 2.6 Acres Fairfield $29,000 Leisa Brait


Local Happenings


The Holidays at the Sun Valley Resort

Magic in the Mountains

Holiday festivities begin December 8th with the Bogner Olympic-themed cocktail party at Brass Ranch Village Shop. A percent of proceeds will benefit the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Higher Ground Sun Valley. The “magic” continues through the month with the Open-Air Holiday Market, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Warren Miller’s latest ski movie, “Line of Descent”, the Annual Classic Christmas Concert, and Brunch with Santa. On On December 24th enjoy the traditional Christmas Eve Celebration with an Ice Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at the Sun Valley ice rink. Gates open at 3:00PM Show starts at 5:30PM.

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Sun Valley Center for the Arts

Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley Resort
Grammy Award winning Bluegrass with the Mark O’Connor Band. Mark O’Connor is a renowned and revered bluegrass, jazz and country violinist and fiddler, composer and music educator. Backed by his Grammy Award-winning O’Connor Band, Mark O’Connor puts on an engaging, dynamic performance showcasing compelling arrangements, virtuosic solos, and tight vocal harmonies.

DECEMBER 14 – 31, 2017 with a special New Year’s Eve Performance
Liberty Theatre, Hailey
Inspired in part by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 is a theatre-concert hybrid that springs to life through its rock band cast who tell the story of an overworked New Yorker who has resolved to spend New Year’s Eve alone, when an unexpected visitor brings much-needed hope and cheer.

DECEMBER 1, 2017 – Jan 17, 2018.
Sun Valley Center, for the Arts, Ketchum
Celebrate the opening of the new visual arts exhibition. Idaho is home to just one building designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright: Teater’s Knoll, located on the edge of the Snake River. The exhibit features architectural plans and photographs as well as a selection of paintings by the artist for whom Teater’s Knoll was designed, Archie Teater (1901–1978). An Idaho native, Teater was a prolific painter whose impressionistic landscape images and history paintings documented his experience of Idaho and the American West.

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Galena Lodge


Head north of town for a good time, yummy food and optional nordic skiing or snowshoeing. Dinner is one seating at 6:30 and is communal style so you’ll be sure to make some new friends. For information or reservations click here!

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2017 Holiday Baskets

Every year our local Board of Realtors Community Foundation provides needy eligible families in Blaine County with holiday food baskets, warm clothing and toys for the children. Our office annually contributes new winter children’s jackets for the baskets and all of us at here at Sun Valley Real Estate/Christie’s spend a morning helping to pack goodies for the families
To donate or volunteer please contact Brandee at 208-726-7764

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Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walk

Friday December 29th 5:00PM to 8:00PM Locals and visitors always look forward to the gallery walks hosted by the Sun Valley GalleryAssociation. Meet new friends and artists and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the many quality galleries throughout town. Gallery walks are free to the public. Click here for the 2017/18 Winter Walk Schedule.

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Sun Valley Suns Hockey!

Enjoy live action hockey? Come out and support our own Sun Valley Suns who meet the Bozeman Stingers at thee season opener December 1st at the Campion Ice House in Hailey.
Click here for ticket info and the season schedule.

New Non-stop Flights from Chicago

This is such great news that we are reminding you again! Starting December 23, 2017 we will have NEW NON STOP SERVICE from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Sun Valley (SUN.) United Airlines will be flying their 76 seat Embraer E175 regional jet weekly, on Saturdays, for the winter season, with a break in service during January and early February. Specific flight dates are December 23, 30, January 6, February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.


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