Nikki Marengo’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter May 2019

Nikki Marengo

 

 

Nikki’s fondness for people inspires her to go above and beyond the expectations of her clients. Her main objective is making others happy and that is why real estate has become more than a profession­–it’s a passion. Let Nikki help you with the next adventure in your life, whether it’s finding a home on the golf course or selling your cabin in the woods. 406.212.8507.

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 Nikki.

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Short sale - log home on 11 acres

30634 Walking Horse Lane, Big Arm, Lake, Montana, United States 59910

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Short Sale property being offered 'as-is''. Log home on 11+ acres, newer metal roof, wood fireplace, updated kitchen, gorgeous million dollar views of Wild Horse Island and Flathead Lake. Detached garage, paddock and cross electric fencing in place. Large wrap-around deck with second level accessing upstairs. Artesian well, private septic and no covenants. Fenced garden and raised bed areas.
$325,000

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.
$125,000

Over 100 acres with views

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

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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. Must be accompanied by listing agent.
$375,000

46 Acre Planned Ranch Community

1233 Spring Prairie Ranch Road, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Planned small ranch community, views of Whitefish Mountain Resort and 360 degree views of surrounding mountains. Paved road through development. 15 minutes to downtown Whitefish and to North Kalispell retail shopping. Close proximity to Kuhns Wildlife Management Area with access to horse riding trails and abundant wildlife.
$399,995

Mountain Watch building lot

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

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Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. This lot has amazing views of the third fairway of Meadow Lake Golf Course and an amazing back drop of BadRock Canyon and Swan Range.
$145,000

Resort Style Living

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

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Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. This lot has amazing views of the third fairway of Meadow Lake Golf Course and an amazing back drop of BadRock Canyon and Swan Range.
$145,000

Views of Meadow Lake Resort

1287 Oakmont Trail, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. This semi level lot features .27 acres with peek a boo views of the 4th fairway and Badrock Canyon.
$73,000

334 Gleneagles Trail Columbia Falls, MT 59912

334 Gleneagles Trail, Columbia Falls, Montana, United States 59912

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Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers a spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake golf course. Enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of Montana while living the resort style life. This lot features .28 acres with magnificent views. Ready to build your dream home.
$110,000
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