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Our Holiday Music Playlist

12/18/2019

Here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sun Valley Properties, we all agree that one of the best things about the holidays is the MUSIC!

With that in mind, a few of us contributed some of our favorites (trying to stay off the "snow-packed path") to create a playlist that should keep every home in the spirit through the holidays.

Here is our playlist. Enjoy!!!

If you're interested in the individual songs, here they are:

Merle Haggard, Silver Bells (his voice is so perfect for holiday music!)
The Ronettes, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
She & Him, Sleigh Ride (their modern take on holiday music is great)
Louis Armstrong, Winter Wonderland
Lauren Daigle, Jingle Bells (very jazzy but still totally recognizable)
The Temptations, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (one of the best versions of this classic)
Perry Como, Twelve Days of Christmas
Charles Brown, Merry Christmas Baby (the best blues-based holiday singer of them all!)
Eartha Kitt, Santa Baby (careful with this one if there are kids around!!)
Darlene Love, Christmas (another song from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You"--a great album)
Elvis Presley, Here Comes Santa Claus (this was nominated by someone who doesn't even like Elvis but loves his holiday album)
Dean Martin, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
The Jackson 5, Santa Claus is Coming to Town (ahh, when MJ was still just a kid...)
Dolly Parton, Christmas Time Is Coming (for the hillbilly in all of us)
Buck Owens, Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy (ditto)
Bing Crosby, White Christmas (so classic)
The Beach Boys, Frosty the Snowman (so weird hearing the Beach Boys sing about winter things)
Frank Sinatra, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (best with a hot toddy of your choice)
The Supremes, Little Drummer Boy (My Favorite Things is amazing too, but only one song per artist!)
Vince Guaraldi, Skating (from the best and most beloved holiday album of all time, A Charlie Brown Christmas)

The Holiday Lights in Sun Valley Are Spectacular this Year!

12/16/2019
Homeowners, businesses, and entire towns are making this holiday season even more gorgeous than Mother Nature already does! For proof, take a look at this short video of some of the standout homes, trees, businesses, and streets in our most festive valley.


Holiday Lights Play

Sun Valley in the News

12/12/2019
Great news for the mountain and resort; Sun Valley was just ranked #2 in SKI Magazine’s Resort Rankings for 2020! Anyone that skis or has skied here knows this is a no-brainer. And in the December issue, there is a multi-page feature article on our beloved mountain and town. Thanks, SKI Magazine!!

We also received some awesome coverage last summer from Sunset Magazine, with an article titled “Sun Valley Just Became Our Favorite Destination.” That’s quite a statement.

Just recently, the trendy Matador Network just named Ketchum as the "#2 Coolest town in America.”

Travel & Leisure thinks pretty highly of us too--naming us one of the 10 Best places to ski/ride

We will take all the adulation, of course, but the best thing is that even with this publicity, our valley remains a down-to-earth place for real people. If you've been here, you know what we are talking about. And if you haven't been here, well, all we can say is that you should prepare yourself to fall in love!
Skiing and Parasailing over Sun Valley

A Trusted Brokerage Arrives in Sun Valley

12/1/2019
The opening of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sun Valley Properties is an important event for real estate in Sun Valley. In many ways, the arrival of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand makes good sense, since Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s president and CEO, has been a consistent presence here in Sun Valley since the first Allen & Company event over 20 years ago.

So while Mr. Buffett is not directly involved in the real estate arm of Berkshire Hathaway, the hallmarks that have made him the most respected businessperson in the world are all part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: integrity, knowledge, passion, and a commitment to do what’s right versus what is popular all define the Sun Valley Properties brokerage.

We are starting with 10 agents, who have over 250 years of combined real estate experience, mostly in the Sun Valley market. With two offices in Downtown Ketchum, and some of the most respected names in the market, our goal is to make every one of our clients’ real estate experiences exceptional. Whether we are representing buyers looking for a starter home in Bellevue, or representing the sellers of a multi-million dollar ranch in the Sawtooth Basin, every transaction will be done with the highest level of respect for all parties and the integrity befitting our founder. We will do real estate right.

Be on the lookout for our Cabernet and White signs in front of our listings, and visit our website at www.bhhssunvalley.com. Call the office at 208.726.3411 to schedule a consultation with any of our expert agents. Hello Sun Valley—we have arrived and are looking forward to making your Sun Valley dreams come true.
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