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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3067 River Lakes Drive Lot 57

3067 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Build your dream home in this wonderful neighborhood at The Lakes. Take in the views of Whitefish Mountain Resort from your front porch and the Swan Mountain Range from your back porch. Close to the ball parks, river, walking trails and dining / shopping in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Only a short 10 minute drive to the airport and 25 minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park.
$185,000

Whitefish Lake Condo

1400 Wisconsin Avenue, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Enjoy resort living at its best in all seasons in this waterfront 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom condo at Whitefish Lake Lodge in the desirable resort community of Whitefish, Montana. Condo includes access to all of the Lodge at Whitefish Lake amenities; fine dining, casual dining, spa, pool and hot tub, marina, and Tiki bar and grill. Activities in Glacier National Park are only 30 minutes away.
$649,000

Amazing views in Glacier Hills

83 Glacier Hills Center Dr, Martin City, Flathead, Montana, United States 59926

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Amazing views from this 4 acre tract in the gated community of Glacier Hills. Property is only 10 minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park and only 25 minutes from GPI airport.
$129,900

Building lot with beach access

14 Marina Crest Lane, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Play on Whitefish Lake this summer and enjoy all that Whitefish, Montana has to offer; restaurants, theaters, shopping and entertainment are just a short distance into town. Deeded boat slip, private homeowner's beach and picnic area are included with this lot. Enjoy the quiet and private setting in an established neighborhood on street ending in cul-de-sac.
$350,000

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.
$64,000

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.
$249,000
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    Where are the plows today?

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