Tim Killen’s Whitefish Real Estate February Newsletter

Tim Killen

Tim has called Montana home for over 18 years.  After moving to Missoula to attend the University of Montana, he and his wife moved to the Flathead valley in 2004, and have considered it home ever since. Tim started his career in sales in the bike shop, and was sales manager of Glacier Cyclery in Whitefish for over 8 years.  A friendly smile, and an honest conversation is what you’ll get when you work with Tim.  When he’s not dedicating his time to working with clients, you can typically find Tim out on the mountain bike trails, finding fresh lines skiing in the backcountry, or paddling one of our gorgeous stretches of rivers here in Northwest Montana.  With a wealth of local knowledge, Tim is more than happy to help you find your Montana dream!  Call him today at 406.897.4289

Outlook 2019: A ‘Rosy’ Outlook for Real Estate

BY MOLLY PRIDDY // JAN 1, 2019 | FLATHEAD BEACON

The real estate market was hot in 2018, the kind of activity that keeps Realtors and homebuyers hopping well past the busy spring and summer seasons and into the historically slower times of fall and winter.

“What I’m hearing from my agents is that they’re as busy now as they were in July,” Erica Wirtala of the Northwest Montana Association of Realtors said. “I’m sure there are some out there that are slowed up, but the ones really hustling are still busy and doing well.”

Homes in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range sold the most in 2018, a demand that lines up with a growing population in Flathead County. Richard Dews, CEO of Glacier Flathead Real Estate, charted real estate activity in 2018, and the data showed a decline in less-expensive home sales, while higher-end purchases are picking up speed.

According to Dews, 240 homes between $200,000 and $249,000 sold in 2017, whereas in 2018, that number dropped to 200. Properties listed for more than $450,000 saw an increase in sales of anywhere between 15 to 50 percent over 2017 depending on the price range.

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Residential Rising

BY MYERS REECE // JAN 2, 2019 | FLATHEAD BEACON

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A total of 144 new residential units were permitted in Whitefish from January through the end of November, the second most in the last decade behind 2016. That total included 63 single-family homes valued at nearly $31 million, as well as 27 townhouses and 54 multi-family units.

If a number of large projects either approved in 2018 or pending approval break ground and start submitting building permit applications, 2019 could see record or near-record residential construction.

Three projects approved in 2018 — Alta Views off JP Road, Eagle Lake by Mountain Mall and The Quarry on Wisconsin Avenue — have the potential alone to bring more than 260 units to the city, with construction timelines depending on phasing and build-out plans.

“If you’re looking at 2019, there’s a good indication that all those approved projects, if they all come forward, there’s going to be a lot of residential construction,” Whitefish Planning and Building Director Dave Taylor said.

Additionally, the city council on Jan. 7 is scheduled to discuss a proposal to build a 234-unit apartment complex, consisting of seven buildings, at the old North Valley Hospital site. The owner of the property is Michael Goguen and the applicant is Will McDonald. Roughly 30 percent of the 11.8 acres would be open space.

The project calls for 90 studio apartments, 90 one-bedroom units and 54 two-bedroom units, and includes 20 percent — or 47 of the 234 units — to provide deed-restricted affordable housing. The affordable units would be income-restricted and managed in partnership with the Whitefish Housing Authority.

The city had $5.5 million worth of commercial projects permitted from January through November of 2018, including five new projects, nine additions and 28 remodels. There should be a number of notable commercial projects moving forward this year as well, including the $26 million new Muldown Elementary School.

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Below is a commercial investment opportunity in Columbia Falls, listed for sale by Tim.

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200 First Street W, Martin City, Flathead, Montana, United States 59926

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Clean, move in ready Martin City home on 2.66 acres. 3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, and fully finished walkout basement. Scenic Corridor zoning with no covenants and room to expand. So much potential. Endless recreation out your door.
$270,000

Highway frontage

10343 Highway 2 E, Coram, Flathead, Montana, United States 59913

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Rare highway frontage on Highway 2 East near Glacier National Park. 2.55 acres with extensive engineering done for cabins and restaurant. Good visibility from US Highway 2 East with additional access from Coram Stage. Zoned scenic corridor which allows commercial use.
$140,000

Access to Bitterroot Lake

1050 Moose Meadows Court, Marion, Flathead, Montana, United States 59925

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Endless outdoor recreation close to home, with public access to Bitterroot Lake less than a mile away. Unfinished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on almost 5 private acres with power and water in place. Home has great front porch, finished roof and awaiting your final indoor touches. Most wiring for electric has been run, see documents for floor plan. No zoning with light CCR's.
$210,000
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    Whitefish Theatre Company presents “Mamma Mia: The Musical”

    Put on your platform shoes, your feather bosas and get ready for one of th emost popular musicals of all time, Mamma Mia! February 21-24, 2019

    O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Avenue, Whitefish

    All shows at 7:30PM (except Feb 24-show is at 4PM)

    2019 Whitefish Mountaineering

    February 9, 2019

    PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY!

    The Whitefish Whiteout is a mountaineering race, where competitors skin and bootpack up a variety of terrain, remove their skins and descend challenging terrain. The course will take competitors on an up and down route throughout the permit area of the resort and consists of 8 stages for the Long Course, 3 stages for the Short Course and an Ascent-Only Category.

    The Whiteout is open to AT/touring skiers, telemark skiers and splitboarders with a men’s and women’s category in each. Choose from Single Ascent, Short Course and Long Course in each category. There is a maximum time of 4 hours for all competitors to complete the course.

    Click here for more details.


    Find snow conditions on Whitefish Mountain: visit their snowcams

    Big Mountain

    Presidents’ Day Weekend Fireworks & Torchlight Parade

    February 16 on Big Mountain

    Celebrate the holiday weekend on the slopes with a bang. Join us at the bottom of Ed’s Run to watch as a glowing group of skiers descend the slope followed by spectacular fireworks show.

    Starts 6:45 p.m. on Ed’s Run/Upper Village.

    Live music at Ed & Mully’s.

    *Night skiing is extended for Presidents’ Weekend– join us on the slopes from 4-8:30 pm on Sunday, February 17.

    Torchlight Parade Registration: Register at the bottom of Chair 2 by 5:30 pm. You must be an intermediate or expert skier or snowboarder to participate and be wearing low-visibility goggles. Please wear warm clothing that you won’t mind getting a few torch burns on.

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