Scott Bull’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter March 2019

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Real Estate Market Trends

Flathead 2018 home sales (with median acreage), by city and home style

BY RICHARD DEWS // FEB 13, 2019

Which home styles are sold in greatest (and least) quantities, across the Flathead? Does it vary by city? How many acres (or fractions thereof) come with which home styles, and does that vary by city? I was recently asked about the acreage which comes with home sales. This week, I’ve analyzed the 2018 single-family home sales across Flathead cities, which sold for prices between $150,000 and $600,000 (see chart). I’ve focused on two statistics: 1) quantity of homes sold by city and style (blue columns using left-side axis values), and 2) among those, the median accompanying acreage (gold lines using right-side axis values).

In every city but Lakeside, the log style had the highest median accompanying acreage. One-and-a-half to two-story and ranch-style homes sold in the highest quantities, across every city, and often by overwhelming ratios versus other styles. One-story-style homes sold in the third highest quantities, but they often had the least accompanying acreage.

Richard Dews is CEO of Glacier Flathead Real Estate, a Flathead-based real estate software and services company.

Economic Outlook: More Growth in 2019

State bounced back from stagnant economy, with momentum expected to continue, economists say

BY MOLLY PRIDDY // FEB 19, 2019

The state economy bounced back from stagnation last year with help from western counties and increased construction activity, among other factors, according to economists from the University of Montana visiting last week for the 2019 Economic Outlook Seminar.

State revenues in 2017 were weak due to a stagnant economy in 2016, said Patrick Barkey of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER), but 2018 revenues were stronger thanks in part to a surge in construction across the state but particularly in Flathead, Gallatin, and Missoula counties.

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Below are some beautiful properties in Northwest Montana listed by RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate.

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3 bed, 3 bath home on Whitefish Lake

2100 Houston Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,905Sqft
First time on the market, one of a kind opportunity on Whitefish Lake. Beautifully parked out on over 2 acres including two additional buildable parcels. Solidly built three bedroom, three bath home with an office. This home has an open layout and a wrap-around deck to capture the beautiful lake and mountain views. Home has original feel but with some modern updates.
$1,800,000

Beautiful parcel with a beautiful price tag!

300 Grouse Ridge Drive, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Beautiful parcel with a beautiful price tag. Overlooking the immaculately landscaped entryway of Grouse Mountain Estates and across the street from green space. Just over 2 acres, the prospective home site sits behind security gates with a magnificent 40 foot high moss covered rock out cropping.
$165,999

Great Building Lot!

1025 Timber Ridge Court lot 40, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, this homesite looks down the south valley with amazing views. Large lot with community water available at the entrance of Timber Ridge which offers walking trails and a country feel.
$134,000

Great building Lot!

1037 Timber Ridge Court, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, Timber Ridge features mountain views, large lot, community water and a forested building site. Timber Ridge offers walking trails and a country feel.
$119,000

Beautiful 4 bed/4 bath home

62 Tamarack Ridge, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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3,543Sqft
Beautiful 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home. Enjoy the views and serenity of the golf course out your back door. Upgraded finishes include granite, stone, fireplace, paved driveway, A/C and much more. New pant and flooring in the upstairs bedrooms. Nightly/weekend rentals O.K., all with no HOA fees. Fully landscaped with underground sprinklers for low maintenance.
$559,000

Building lot in Mountain Watch

277 Gleneagles Trail, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Living at Mountain Watch means being a part of the active, fun Meadow Lake Resort with the opportunity to access to its array of recreational and social amenities, facilities and services. Enjoying an ideal Montana mountain lifestyle within a spectacular natural setting overlooking the resort and beyond to both forested and snowcapped mountains.
$99,000

Kila acreage with views

332 Racheals Meadow Lane, Kila, Flathead, Montana, United States 59920

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Beautiful and quiet 10 acres! Conveniently located within minutes of Smith lake fishing and boating access. Septic approval and easy commute to Kalispell amenities with gorgeous mountain and forest views. Gentle CCR's allow for agricultural use.
$127,000

38 acres in Superior, MT

1 Firman Gulch Road, Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States 59872

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Beautiful property in the heart of Montana's Lolo Forest. This property offers the privacy & rustic charm of rural Montana w/the convenience of being within 7.3 miles of Superior. Bordered by National Forest, this property can be accessed year round with a publicly maintained road and also includes a network of private roads and trails.
$64,900

Home in gorgeous country setting

4005 Foothill Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,120Sqft
One of a kind opportunity to live and work in a breathtaking setting just minutes to Kalispell. Successful wedding venue property with multiple outbuildings including large shop, bride and groom cabins, pavilion built in 2017 with bar. One-bedroom home boasts blue pine finishes with gorgeous built-ins, radiant heat, covered porch and endless mountain views.
$749,000
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SKIJORING RETURNS TO REBECCA FARM

MARCH 2-3, 2019

Rebecca Farm is excited to host their second skijoring competition on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March  3. Opening ceremonies begin at noon both days, closely followed by the start of this adrenaline-pumping competition. Joe Warner, well known rodeo announcer, will emcee as alpine skiers pulled by horse and rider teams fly down a challenging curved course, navigating gates, grabbing rings and soaring over jumps up to 6 feet high.

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BRASH RODEO WINTER SERIES

March 1-2; 15-16; 29-30; 2019

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. Our events include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping and chute dogging. We are Western Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. Your Glacier country vacation would not be complete without experiencing the Brash Rodeo. See you at the arena!

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