Brian Nicodemus’ Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter July 2019

Brian Nicodemus

July is an exciting month for REALTORS hear in Northwest Montana. Our annual NMAR Charitable Foundation golf tournament is Friday July 19th at Village Greens Golf Course in Kalispell. The theme this year is Hello Hollywood! Along with our affiliate members and friends we have a blast playing a 4-person scramble and raising money for our foundation. This tournament is our largest fundraiser of the year and last year we raised over $8,000.  

NMAR Charitable Foundation is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization that supports kids, housing and hunger in Northwest Montana. All donations go directly to our communities with no administration fees. Here are some of the programs and organizations we supported or continue to support from last year. Boys and Girls Club ($10K), Heart Locker ($10k) Childbridge ($6k), Flathead School Snacks ($3k), Foodbanks from Pablo to Libby ($12k in 2018), Christmas for Kids (approximately $9K every year) & Child Development Center ($2,500 each year).  

This year we are creating five special raffle baskets, one from each community in our area: Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Bigfork and Lakeside to Polson. We hope to have a total value of each basket at around $1,000. Whitefish’s raffle basket is a (Whitefish Culinary Experience) basket with the following donations already in. $100 Whitefish Lake Restaurant, $100 Tupelo Grill, $100 Ambruzzo, $50 Latitude 48, $50 Craggy Range, $50 Mombo’s, $50 MacKenzie River Pizza and more to come.  

Raffle tickets are available for anyone prior to the middle of the tournament and are $5 each or 5 for $20 and you do not have to be a REALTOR to purchase them. Tickets are available now so call me to purchase and let’s raise some money for our kids and our communities! Thank you! 

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40th Annual Whitefish Arts Festival

This year will be the 40th annual Whitefish Arts Festival. It is an event that has become a highlight for many over the 4th of July weekend and is sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy. An annual favorite throughout the Northwest, the Whitefish Arts Festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and fine crafts. Whitefish is a picturesque village nestled in the Flathead Valley of Montana featuring beautiful lakes, majestic mountains and friendly folks strolling the streets during the 4th of July weekend.

The event is held at Depot Park in Whitefish, Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7, from 10am-4pm daily.

Artists from across the country are represented in the Whitefish Arts Festival. Metal sculptures, paintings and photography, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and home decorations are just some of the featured fine arts. There is always a variety of Montana style art available. All of the art is handmade.

Find out more: www.whitefishartsfestival.org

Real Estate Market Trends

BY RICHARD DEWS // JUN 19, 2019 // FLATHEAD BEACON

Last Fourth of July, we looked at the Flathead Country single-family residence sales quantities and median speeds (listing to contract) — and median list and sold prices per square foot. Let’s update the chart for this past year’s activity (since June 14, 2018), for homes whose original list prices were between $150,000 and $650,000 (see chart).

Blue bars represent quantities sold over this past year, using the left-side vertical axis numbers. By far the greatest quantity of homes (200+) sold at the original list price. About half as many sold for 98 percent of their original list, stair-stepping downward from there in quantities sold through ranges of 97 percent to 90 percent of original list.

Orange bars show that those homes which took longer to sell also sold for less of their original list price, with time-to-contract shrinking consistently all the way down to about a week for those selling at their list price.

Richard Dews is CEO of Glacier Flathead Real Estate, a Flathead-based real estate software and services company.

Below are some beautiful properties listed by Brian.

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40+ Acres on Grave Creek Road

Grave Creek Road, Eureka, Flathead, Montana, United States 59917

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Beautiful 40 acre parcel with great views and a nice mix of trees and pasture. The property is rolling with roads throughout for good access. Lots of wildlife and a corner touches Forest Service.
$279,000

Beautifully updated Suncrest Condo

1926 Suncrest Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Beautifully updated Suncrest Condo. Open great room with wood firplace that leads out on to an expansive deck. New granite counter tops and cabinets in kitchen. Covered hot tub next to a nice water feature. Currently set up as a short term rental and being sold fully furnished. Homeowners beach on Whitefish Lake with covered picnic tables, benches and restrooms.
$464,000

Zoned B4 in Whitefish

213 Flathead Avenue, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Large B4 zoned lot in the heart of Baker Commons business park. This .9 acre lot is next to Park Side Credit Union and across the street from the Wave fitness center. Some views of Whitefish Mountain Resort. Many uses with B4 zoning, call listing agent or check documents for a complete list of permitted uses. This is a unique opportunity for commercial land in Whitefish Montana.
$795,000

Beautiful Lot in Somers

270 Westridge Drive, Somers, Flathead, Montana, United States 59932

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Beautifully parked out building lot in Westridge. Some lake views from this 4.54 acre lot with community water and easy access.
$146,000
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    Glacier National Park website launches new page to provide real-time updates

    BY CHARLOTTE BAUSCH // JUN 17, 2019  // FLATHEAD BEACON

    During peak season, Glacier National Park is choked with visitors. Cars circle lots with no open spaces, campgrounds are thick with tents and roads such as Two Medicine and North Fork are so busy that park workers are forced to restrict access.

    The park’s new Recreation Access Display (RAD) is designed to help ease the pressure of these summer crowds, giving visitors real-time updates on the status of parking lots, campgrounds and roads on its convenient web interface.

    Read the whole article in the Flathead Beacon: click here.