Real Estate in Ketchum, Idaho Remains Hot
Real Estate in Ketchum, Idaho Spared by Wildfires Summer of 2022
The last few summers have been hotter and smokier than normal in Ketchum, Idaho. Many locals began referring to August as “smoke month” because our blue skies were replaced with haze due to area wildfires.
Thankfully intermittent summer storms in 2022 have warded off area wildfires and our skies have been lovely!
Firewise Programs Aimed at Ketchum and Sun Valley Homeowners
Many homes in Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho border forest service land at risk of wildfires. Catastrophic wildfires can affect real estate in Ketchum, Idaho. We have seen recent fires sneak toward neighborhoods and downtown Ketchum.
Fire wise programs are operated by local fire departments and county offices and will provide free home evaluations on how to protect your home from future wildfires. Firewise Program Click Here
Communities Must Work Together to Become Firewise
Embers from a fire can travel long distances so it is important for entire neighborhoods to work together to become fire wise. After fires in California and Colorado destroyed neighborhoods, community members have taken it upon themselves to organize neighborhood fire wise programs.
Recent Wall Street Journal Article
A recent Wall Street Journal Article shed light on the difficulties homeowners face working with their communities to improve fire safety. As the threat of catastrophic wildfires increases more communities will be looking for guidance to implement fire safe building and landscaping. Read the article here
How Do Fires Affect Ketchum Real Estate?
A Mansion Global article written in 2020 reported homes in a fire-prone area appreciate slower than homes without this risk. The difference is slight but signals Buyers are becoming more aware of fire risks.
It’s Time to Call Your Neighbor!
Just because we have averted major fires this summer homeowners should not let their guard down. It takes time to coordinate effects throughout a community to become fire safe. It’s time to reach out to your neighbors and begin the discussion on creating fire safe areas.
Call us today to set up your first appointment in the Sun Valley area: (208) 721-4131