Just imagine the peace of mind you can have by living in north Idaho where you can provide for your family with an abundance of wildlife, fish, and land to grow your own food. North Idaho a special place for special people.
I am the owner and Designated Broker of Selkirk Mountain Real Estate, an independent real estate agency serving north Idaho, in particular Boundary and Bonner Counties. We specialize in Buyer Representation and strive to help our clients locate just the right property to fulfill their needs. Finding the right place to call home, especially in these challenging times, will most likely be one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
Our country has lost its way and hard times demand hard choices. “Location, location, location” has been a real estate adage for years, but it now has real meaning to those of us that truly are aware and understand the crisis our country is in. The “American Redoubt" has become a household term in many homes.
My husband Terry and I looked for ten years before we found north Idaho as our place to relocate to. We moved to Bonner County in March, 1997 and then moved to Bonners Ferry in 2005. We liked Bonner County but found Boundary County’s rural lifestyle and warmer micro-climate more appealing to us. As a Real Estate Broker having lived in both counties, I am very familiar with both counties; their pros and cons, and share these with anyone who is interested. North Idahoans are known for their independence, self-reliance and appreciation of the rural community in which we live.
America is not likely to change its present course any time soon. Therefore, each of us must look at reality and take action to protect ourselves and our families as our country becomes fiscally insolvent from a crippled economy. Only those that take action will be able to mitigate the damage to our future and the destiny of our families.
I am an old Girl Scout and have always believed in their motto of “Be Prepared.” This adage has served me well over the years and I hope I can assist others in becoming prepared as well.
This is a “Buyer’s Market” and there is plenty of inventory to choose from and prices are low. Some suggestions would be vacant land with no CCR’s (covenants, conditions and restrictions), wooded with some type of water, and secluded but decent access. Most property is wooded and often has some pasture or open areas for gardens. Between Bonner and Boundary Counties, Boundary County has a better growing season as we are surrounded by three mountain ranges and enjoy the advantages of a micro-climate. North Idaho abounds with deer, elk, moose, bear, turkeys as well as other game. There are two rivers, the Kootenai and Moyie Rivers, with many creeks, ponds and small lakes up north.
There is also a good supply of homes in every price range and amenity. If you would prefer to do your own searches, it is a very easy process using our website, and you do not need to register to take advantage of our website at: SelkirkMountainRealEstate.com. Our real estate agency will not just show our listings, but all properties in our MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that may fit your parameters. We want you to be aware of all properties that fit your needs, not just ours, and that is why all listings in the MLS for both Boundary and Bonner Counties are searchable on our website. If you find a listing of interest to you, please email me at: donna@SelkirkMountainRealEstate.com or call me at (208) 267-7900. I will be happy to supply you with as much information about listings as possible and I can also set you up for automatic notification of new listings as they hit the market. I will also be glad to supply you with a complete relocation packet free of charge; for that I just need your snail mail address.
If you find that north Idaho is the place for you, we can supply you with a list of references for builders, suppliers, contractors, etc. if needed. In most cases, vacant land will need to be cash or some property owners can carry notes for purchases. Homes are obviously easier to finance.
Boundary County has a little over 1271 square miles with a population of less than 11,000 people, making this community very rural in nature. Bonners Ferry is the county seat with a population of 2,567.
We live in a community with conservative values and principles and it would be my pleasure to introduce you to our part of the world.
ABR, CRS, GRI, RRS, Owner/Broker