Pamela Colesworthy Blog

If you aren’t familiar with the area, many people don’t realize that Sun Valley is actually a resort and an incorporated city (meaning there’s no commercial center except the resort). This means that Ketchum is the local “city,” and where our office is, as well as where much of the action takes place. For many, Sun Valley and Ketchum are interchangeable. They don’t realize that Sun Valley is the resort and Ketchum is the town located just one mile from the Resort. Within Ketchum,... read more
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Vacant Land is Hot Hot Hot!

Posted by Pam Colesworthy on April 13, 2018 in  Buyers  Idaho  Ketchum  Market Update  Moving to Sun Valley  Real Estate
Up and down the Wood River Valley, sales of vacant land continue to steam ahead. In 2017, there was a 56% increase in vacant land sales over 2016 (153 vs 98 sales in 2016), and a 29% jump in sold dollar volume ($48 million vs $37 million in 2016). With higher-than-normal building costs due to snow load, higher insulation, and distance from major labor pool, one might expect land sales to begin waning. But that’s not the case. In the first quarter of this year, transactions are up 22% and dollar volume rose by... read more
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Spring Flings!

Posted by Pam Colesworthy on March 28, 2018 in  Community  Ketchum  Life in Idaho  Moving to Sun Valley
Nothing beats the sun-drenched days of spring. Spring skiing is the best, I like to think. We follow the sun as the mountain “goes off” finding corn snow, sugar snow, the margarita slush. I like to ski all day and then have a cold one at the end of it all. Everyone ventures out to play, especially in the afternoons when a band is playing and the keg o’ beer is flowing. The mood is frivolous, festive, and costumes are seen frequently – especially on the final weekends. This year the Hawaiian ... read more
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Sun Valley Film Festival

Posted by Pam Colesworthy on March 13, 2018 in  Community  Ketchum  Moving to Sun Valley  Sun Valley  Visitors
There are many perks to living in our mountain town oasis besides the gorgeous scenery and abundant outdoor activities. Many people don’t realize when they first visit the Ketchum and Sun Valley area that the small town offers all kinds of cultural festivals and activities, from the Summer Symphony to the monthly art gallery walk to the Sun Valley Arts Festival and Wellness Festival. There’s always something happening to keep us culturally engaged! One of my favorite annual events of the spring season i... read more
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The Sawtooth Valley & Stanley Basin

Posted by Pam Colesworthy on March 05, 2018 in  Community  Get Out Stay Out  Idaho  Life in Idaho  Visitors
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