- 30 years of custom home building experience
I was born into a long line of builders. After college and a stint in the Air Force, I landed in Sun Valley, Idaho doing what else? Building and remodeling homes. 30 years, and countless homes and remodels later, I hung up my carpenter’s belt to take on a new facet of the business…real estate.
I love living in a small town, especially a small town like McCall, Idaho. You can’t remain anonymous in a place like this. Inevitably, I am going to run into you at the grocery store or at the local coffee shop, so I want to make sure every family I work with is 100% satisfied with their home or property purchase—and thoroughly apprised.
- An honest appraisal of properties.
My background in building has helped me bring a unique perspective to the home-buying experience. While I start with the budget, neighborhood, square footage and home style when looking for the perfect new home for my clients, I also consider these critical elements of design and construction:
- Soffit vents, raised heel trusses, baffles, and insulation/ventilation to prevent ice dams
- Waterproofing on the foundation wall
- Slope and grading AWAY from the structure
- Southern or Western exposure in the great room
- Position of home to provide shade for summer afternoons
- Garage placement on the North or East side of the home
- A roof that will not shed snow and water in front of the garage or entry doors
- Conditioned crawl space
- Adequate room for snow storage
- Careful and rigorous due diligence can hopefully preclude “surprising” costs down the road.
- A unique knowledge set for the McCall area.
Our beautiful mountain scenery is a big part of why so many people are discovering McCall, but this high-mountain climate brings its own set of challenges to home construction. While the gingerbread cabins in the woods, the iconic downtown condos, and the stunning log cabins that surround the lake are beautiful on the outside, I want to make sure they are built to withstand an Idaho winter. Roofs rated for a high snow load, insulation and ventilation to prevent ice dams, landscape and grading to help with the spring run-off…I like to look past the eye candy.
I LIKE TO SEE THE WHOLE HOUSE. And make sure you do, too.
Properties with Dave Carter
- (208) 315-2472Cell Phone
- (208) 634-2100 ext. 1105Office
Latest properties listed by Dave Carter
442 Sugarloaf Place, Tamarack, ID 83615
442 Sugarloaf Place, Tamarack, ID 83615 is a luxury custom home on the main ski run at Tamarack Resort. The home overlooks nearby Village Plaza, with Lake Cascade and mountains in the background. Thi...442 Sugarloaf Place, Tamarack, ID 83615 $2,950,000Offered at 5Beds 5.75Baths 5200Sq Ft442 Sugarloaf Place, Tamarack, ID 83615
442 Sugarloaf Place, Tamarack, ID 83615 is a luxury custom home on the main ski run at Tamarack Resort. The home overlooks nearby Village Plaza, with Lake Cascade and mountains in the background. This 5 bedroom, 5200 square foot home is newly furnished with many upgrades. Enjoy the supreme outdoor living space with multiple patios, hot tub, fire pit, and quick access to the USFS for snowmobiling and ATVs. Featuring an expansive great room with floor to ceiling windows, wood burning fireplace, oak hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, master main level. intimate theater room, 2 additional suites, a kid’s bunk room, and a 5th bedroom with incredible views.
Co-Listing Agent Trisha Sears of Tamarack Realty.
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470 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615
470 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615. As you drive through your own Aspen grove to this elevated plateau offering magnificent views of Tamarack and Brundage Mtns, the silence and expanse of the rol...470 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615 $490,000Offered at 3Beds 2.5Baths 2516Sq Ft470 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615
470 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615. As you drive through your own Aspen grove to this elevated plateau offering magnificent views of Tamarack and Brundage Mtns, the silence and expanse of the rolling pasture land (yours) instills the sense of privacy and serenity. You stop to take it all in. Inside, the exceptional quality of the timbered beams and rafters, the 4X12 open tread stairway, the solid pine doors, and cabinets, granite slab counter tops and wood floors add to your visual experience. Wood windows have a maintenance-free clad exterior. A fully conditioned crawl space by EnergySeal and radiant-heated floor tiles in the master bath floor and shower are installed for your comfort. Guests? Power and water for RV hookups is outside. Horses are welcome here. You need to see and experience this for yourself!
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