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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Beautiful 4 acres

NHN Farm to Market, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Beautiful 4 acre property with nice mix of pasture and trees. Great views and good access off Farm to Market Road. Sale subject to boundary line adjustment to create parcel. Survey has been completed, corners are marked.
$230,000

Home in gorgeous country setting

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

1Bedroom(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.
$825,000

Beautiful 10 acres with river access

100 River Butte Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Beautiful 10+ acres in peaceful Columbia Falls with Flathead River access just across the street. Horses okay, level for easy building and protective covenants in place to protect the natural beauty that surrounds you. Amazing views in every direction. Homeowners access to river located across the street from property. No car access, but a nice walk down to Flathead River.
$171,000

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

Custom home in Columbia Falls

459 Lynnewood Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
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This custom home built in 2006 is all about the setting! Situated among the tall pine trees of Lynnewood Estates, this 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home is full of warmth and character. The interior features include knotty alder cabinets, rustic cherry hardwood floors, custom wood shutters, and a gas fireplace with stone surround.
$518,000

On the 2nd Green at Meadow Lake

740 Seminole Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,155Sqft
One of a kind in Meadow Lake Resort on the 2nd green. Park like setting with beautiful landscaping and very private large lot. Custom features include hardwood floors, barn wood accent wall, granite counters, gas fireplace three bedroom, 2.5 bath and room for expansion. Take your entertainment outside with a wrap around deck and built in surround sound or on the parked out fire pit.
$499,000

Mountain Watch building lot

322 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 features .29 acres with views of Badrock Canyon, and Swan Range.
$120,000

Building lot at Meadow Lake Resort

253 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 features .32 acres with views of Badrock Canyon, and Swan Range.
$130,000
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