why you buy in McCall
Corbet Property we are your McCall Real Estate Enthusiasts.
Whether buying or selling property in McCall, Cory and Jim Corbet will make your real estate journey a pleasant one through service, experience and care. People are our number one priority. McCall Is our home and we want to share it with you. Our passion for McCall comes through in all aspects of real estate. Whether your looking for a lake front home for water skiing, a vacation house to ride your snowmobile from, a ski in ski out condo or anything else McCall has to offer, let our experience work for you.
McCall: A hundred miles north of Boise, McCall Idaho is nestled in the beautiful central Idaho mountains. A scenic resort community located on the shores of Payette Lake, McCall Idaho offers year round recreational activities. With over 365 mountain lakes, three major river systems, over six golf courses, two world class ski resorts and much more. McCall has it all for the outdoor enthusiast!
It is fun to bring in the New Year with lots of goals and aspirations for the year to come. In real estate, I always like to begin the new year with analyzing what has happened in the past year to help set expectations for what our market could look like for 2014. In beautiful McCall, Idaho we are in a world of its own when it comes to real estate. We are, as National Geographic states, one of the best kept secrets for both ski towns and overall small town resort communities. Our real estate prices are higher than most cities due to our location and building requirements but we are significantly less expensive than most well know resort towns such as Sun Valley, Aspen, or Tahoe. We are also one of the few resort towns that have a beautiful mountain lake right in downtown!
Let’s take a look at 2013: Last year we saw 384 real estate transactions closed in the McCall area that included all types of properties. Eight of these properties closed were commercially related and one was ranch/farm land. The majority of our closed transactions were land and homes. Of the 384 closed deals in McCall, 116 were vacant land, described here as all kinds. In the category of acreages, we saw an average price per acre at $22,308 and a median price per acre at $14,280/ acre. For residential homes sold this year we had 208 closings with an average sales price of $321,735 and a medial sales price of $254,950. In closed condos or townhomes, we had 52 closings with an average sales price of $202,551 and a median sales price of $175,000.
I will be sending out a year-end e-newsletter with more detailed data from our local MLS about our real estate closings not only from McCall but surrounding areas of Donnelly, New Meadows and Cascade. Please send me an email or give me a call if you would like to be on this list.
On December 17, the State Board of Land Commissioners(Land Board) approved the Idaho Department of Lands recommendation to offer the voluntary auction opportunity to 21 Cottage site lessees around Payette Lake in McCall. In October the Land Board did not approve of three land exchanges that were proposed by Cottage site lessees which would have traded dozens of cottage sites for land in other parts of Idaho. It is this group of Cottage site lessees that will have the opportunity late February or early March to elect to put their land up for auction. The Idaho Department of Land felt that these lessees are ready, willing and financially able buyers who are highly motivated and already have been well vetted through the land exchange due diligence process.
The IDL is constitutionally required to hold a public auction for the direct sale of state endowment trust lands, so these Cottage site lots will be available for anyone to bid. Local, regional, and national marketing of the sites will take place in an effort to increase competitive bidding on the sites, consistent with the constitutional mandate of maximize income from the sale and use of the lands. The auction will be for the land only and if a bidder other than the current lessee wins the auction, that person must pay the current lessee the market value of their personal property (ie. value of the cabin).
I will be posting more information about these sites around Payette Lake here in McCall and information about the upcoming auction. If you are interested in learning more or being involved please don’t hesitate to call or email me.