As the real estate market picks up across the country, it is obvious that the Flathead Valley is also on a significant recovery trajectory. Though our scenery and amenities play a significant role in that market recovery, according to leading Flathead Valley real estate agents, it is the community cohesiveness that really sells people on northwest Montana.
Flathead Valley real estate agents and the mn custom home builders report that our international airport providing accessibility in and out of the valley is a real draw to the area. Other attractions drawing people to Whitefish include our proximity to Glacier National Park, the cultural mix of theatre and arts, and our medical facilities.
Families are drawn to Whitefish for our sense of small town community. We have one of the best school systems in America, and the outdoor recreational opportunities are great for families.
Real estate agents report that since January of last year, prices have stabilized. Interest rates are low and buyers are moving forward with purchases. In addition, a lot of inventory that has been sitting on the market during the recession has sold. The number of bank-owned and short sale properties has significantly decreased.
Agents report that buyers are still looking for that Montana dream property – acreage with water running through it, and a view. Demand also continues for log homes, high-end finishes and modern kitchens. Build to suit homes are also becoming popular.