Kyle Duty’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter May 2019

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Kyle promises to represent all clients honestly and ethically. Kyle’s knowledge of real estate in the Flathead Valley is backed by a true love for the outdoors and the area. He is passionate and well informed about the market, which allows him to guide his clients into their dream home or commercial real estate. Call Kyle today at 406.871.4947.

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 listed by RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate.

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Beautiful large acreage

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

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Beautiful large-acreage property in the heart of Montana's Lolo National Forest. This property offers the privacy and rustic charm of rural Montana with the convenience of being within 7.3 miles of Superior.
$249,900

3 bed, 4 bath on 5 acres

630 Hidden Valley Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Pride of ownership shines throughout this immaculate home situated in a rural setting on 5 acres just minutes to Whitefish. This well maintained home is a 3bed/4 Bath with an additional room currently set up as office. There is plenty of storage inside and out between the multitude of closet spaces, an oversized garage and 2 outdoor sheds near the fenced raised garden bed area.
$549,000

Over 100 acres!

991 Haskill Mountain Road, Kila, Flathead, Montana, United States 59920

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(Lots 17 and 21) You can't find anything sweeter than this! Over 100 acres in a gated community with views that remind you why you live in Montana. Gorgeous area for a pond fed by a natural spring has been marked out, dead fall and some thinning done to open up the land.
$375,000

5 bed, 3 bath in Timber Ridge

1049 Timber Ridge Court, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Check out this almost completed new 5 bedroom 3.5 bath ~3,500 s.f. home with oversized 3 car garage, a full walkout basement and fantastic views toward Glacier Park from the 500 s.f. back deck. The upper and lower levels of the home have spacious 9' ceilings and large Anderson windows to let in lots of light and a dormer roof over the entry letting in fantastic evening light.
$624,000

Commercial highway frontage

101 Columbia Mountain Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Multiple opportunities with this Highway 2 frontage property. Great location just south of highway 40 and highway 2 junction. Over four acres with great highway access as well as access from Columbia Mountain Drive. Property has existing 20-25 GPM well and septic system in place. Land also has a concrete basement measuring approximately 28'x12'x10' with extending crawlspace.
$599,000

3 bed, 3 bath home on Whitefish Lake

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

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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.
$2,945,000

Home in gorgeous country setting

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

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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.
$825,000

Level, wooded building lot

205 Sapphire Court, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Level, wooded building lot on the edge of Whitefish. Bring your building plans for this almost half-acre lot. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Emerald Heights and surrounded by beautiful homes, it has quick and easy convenience to Whitefish and Columbia Falls.
$128,900

Beautiful 39+ Acres

6012 Teakettle Road, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Under 30 minutes to Columbia Falls, yet remote 39+ acres to enjoy the wilderness. Property adjacent to Forest Service land for endless opportunities. Roughed-in road and many building sights to take in the views of Glacier National Park and surrounding mountains. Electricity and CATV cable brought to property last fall. Bring your building plans! New photos coming soon.
$329,000
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