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 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.
$79,900

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

Home in Meadow Lake Resort

1012 St. Andrews Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
20Picture(s)
2,795Sqft
No details spared with this immaculate home in Meadow Lake Resort! This 4 bed/3.5 bath home includes a 2 car attached garage with separate entrance for storing a golf cart. The home boasts Lutron smart house wiring, a Honeywell sound system, water softener for entire house & filtered water dispenser, a central vacuum system, & two 50 gal water heaters.
$585,000

Spectacular view lot

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

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Elevated sloping lot showcasing spectacular views of Bad Rock Canyon, the peak of Glacier National Park, Columbia Mountain and the Swan Range, Teakettle Mountain and the Whitefish Range, plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course are right out your front door.
$109,000

Building lot in The Lakes

3028 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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This lot in The Lakes overlooks the Whitefish River and boasts mountain views. This neighborhood is a waterfront community with tree-lined streets, charming streetlights, sidewalks, walking paths, and parks.
$190,000

Income properties (8 units)

126 Second Street, Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana, United States 59427

19Bedroom(s)
9Bathroom(s)
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9,135Sqft
Looking for income properties? Multiple houses currently being rented with great rental history! A total of 8 houses on 6 separate city lots. Six homes have 2 bedrooms/1 bath. One home has 3 bedrooms/2 baths and one home has 4 bedroom/1 bath. Current rental rates range between $500 and $800 per month.
$389,000
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