Kerrie Cardon’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter May 2019

Kerrie Cardon

Kerrie knows that this truly is the Last Best Place. Kerrie cherishes this area and our wonderful state. She is passionate, a great listener and is very hands on. Being a Montana native has given Kerrie an avid appreciation for the amazing lifestyle that this beautiful state has to offer. Kerrie became a Realtor as a way to leverage her passion into helping you achieve your Montana dream. Call Kerrie today to begin your own amazing journey, 406.270.2614.

Real Estate Market Trends

By Richard Dews // April 24, 2019 // Flathead Beacon

Flathead active home market comparison, last four quarters

Single family residences sold in the Flahtead Valley

A third of the way through spring, how do the quantities of actively listed homes compare to prior quarters (see chart)? I’ve charted the quantities (bars) of homes active last spring (gold), last fall (grey), this January (orange) and now (blue) — by original list price ranges in $50,000 blocks. Findings: 1) availability of lower-priced homes keeps falling, 2) $250,000 to $349,999 home availability recovering from winter pull-back, 3) $350,000 to $749,999 about as thin as winter.

I also charted the median Days on Market (DOM), which are the number of days since listing. These are represented by dashed lines of the same color as their counterpart quantity bars. Findings: 1) substantial shrinkage in time-on-market since January, 2) $200,000 to $499,999 fairly parallel to the DOM of last fall, 3) higher-end homes on market longer that those last spring.

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

Senators push Amtrak for answers on future of Empire Builder in Montana

Amtrak stops in WhitefishBY JUSTIN FRANZ // APR 19, 2019

Daines calls any proposal to alter long-distance service “troubling,” Tester writes letter to Amtrak president seeking answers

Montana’s two U.S. senators are pushing Amtrak officials for answers about the future of long-distance passenger trains, including the Empire Builder, which stops twice daily in Whitefish.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration proposed drastically slashing Amtrak’s budget and having states pay more for passenger rail service. Amtrak officials have also been “reassessing” its long-distance routes to see if it can reduce the amount of federal money it needs to subsidize the services. Few details have been provided about what, if any, changes might be made or when those changes would be implemented.

“Amtrak is trying to reassess how best to address the needs of rural communities and maintain mobility but also think of ways to reduce (federal) subsidies,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao during a hearing last month.

Click here to read the whole story in the Flathead Beacon.

Below are some beautiful properties in Northwest Montana listed by Kerrie.

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Kalispell 4 bed/3 bath near the hospital

31 Windward Loop, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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2,499Sqft
Comfortable home in established neighborhood within blocks of Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Master bedroom on main level, along with two additional bedrooms & one bathroom. Generous guest bedroom with its own bathroom on lower level. Mature landscaping, very private, fenced yard w/underground sprinklers, and tool shed in back yard. Very clean and ready for new owners.
$349,000

Build your new home at Double Arrow Ranch

336 Drew Creek Loop, Seeley Lake, Flathead, Montana, United States 59868

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Listen to the wind rustle through the trees as you enjoy a view of the mountains from the new home you build on this generous lot at Double Arrow Ranch in the thriving & vibrant community of Seeley Lake, Montana. Enjoy all of the year around outdoor activities that the area has to offer, including proximity to Seeley Lake.
$69,000

Steps to Whitefish Lake beach

300 Bay Point Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,380Sqft
Live only steps to the beach of Whitefish Lake in the year-round resort community of Whitefish, Montana. Two Bay Point fully furnished condos are for sale & move in ready, one upper and one lower. Each condo locks separately and each has one bedroom and one bathroom. Zoning allows nightly/weekly rentals. Live in one unit and rent the other or rent both units to maximize income.
$549,000

8.7 acres with wonderful views

NHN Hathaway Lane, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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8.7 acres with wonderful views and within city limits of Kalispell. Pond & creek on western edge. Zoned R-2 for development potential. Close to Hwy 93 bypass for convenient access. Previous preliminary subdivision plat available upon request.
$285,000
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