Scott Bull’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter May 2019

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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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3 bed, 3 bath home on Whitefish Lake

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

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,905Sqft
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.
$1,800,000

Beautiful parcel with a beautiful price tag!

300 Grouse Ridge Drive, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Beautiful parcel with a beautiful price tag. Overlooking the immaculately landscaped entryway of Grouse Mountain Estates and across the street from green space. Just over 2 acres, the prospective home site sits behind security gates with a magnificent 40 foot high moss covered rock out cropping.
$165,999

Great Building Lot!

1025 Timber Ridge Court lot 40, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, this homesite looks down the south valley with amazing views. Large lot with community water available at the entrance of Timber Ridge which offers walking trails and a country feel.
$134,000

Great building Lot!

1037 Timber Ridge Court, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, Timber Ridge features mountain views, large lot, community water and a forested building site. Timber Ridge offers walking trails and a country feel.
$119,000

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.
$64,900

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
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