Pete Francisco’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter July 2019

Pete Francisco

 

Pete​ ​has​ ​lived​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Flathead​ ​Valley​ ​for​ ​over​ ​17​ ​years.​ ​​ ​After​ ​living​ ​in​ ​Colorado​ ​and​ ​Utah,​ ​his​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​the​ ​outdoors finally​ ​drew​ ​him​ ​to​ ​Montana.​ ​It​ ​didn’t​ ​take​ ​him​ ​long​ ​to​ ​realize​ ​this​ ​was​ ​a​ ​special​ ​place,​ ​and​ ​he​ ​settled​ ​down​ ​to​ ​make​ ​this​ ​area his​ ​home.​ ​Years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​the​ ​service​ ​industry​ ​has​ ​given​ ​Pete​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​well​ ​with​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​with people​ ​quickly.​ ​An​ ​avid​ ​skier,​ ​mountain​ ​biker,​ ​and​ ​fly​ ​fisherman,​ ​Pete’s​ ​enthusiasm​ ​for​ ​outdoor​ ​recreating​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​him​ ​all over​ ​the​ ​valley​ ​and​ ​has​ ​given​ ​him​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​expert​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​the​ ​area.​ ​Whatever​ ​your​ ​passion​ ​is,​ ​Pete​ ​would​ ​love​ ​to show​ ​you​ ​what​ ​makes​ ​this​ ​area​ ​special​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​find​ ​your​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​it. To contact Pete call: 406.270.5908.

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 RE/MAX Rocky Mountain.

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Over 100 acres!

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

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(Lots 17 and 21) 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.
$375,000

Build your dream home

3032 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Build your dream home right on the Whitefish River in this wonderful neighborhood at The Lakes. Take in the views of the Swan Mountain Range from your front porch. Close to the ball parks, walking trails and dining / shopping / theater in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Only a short 10 minute drive to the airport and 25 minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park.
$185,000

Building lot on the Whitefish River

3030 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Build your dream home right on the Whitefish River in this wonderful neighborhood at The Lakes. Take in the views of the Swan Mountain Range from your front porch. Close to the ball parks, walking trails and dining / shopping / theater in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Only a short 10 minute drive to the airport and 25 minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park.
$185,000

Build your dream home!

3024 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Build your dream home right on the Whitefish River in this wonderful neighborhood at The Lakes. Take in the views of the Swan Mountain Range from your front porch. Close to the ball parks, walking trails and dining / shopping / theater in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Only a short 10 minute drive to the airport and 25 minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park.
$185,000

Building lot in Antler Ridge

131 Trails End Road, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Great building lot in Antler Ridge Subdivision located just a few minutes west of Whitefish, Montana! Close to all the Flathead Valley has to offer. Glacier National Park, golfing, fishing and Whitefish Mountain Resort all within a short drive! Views of the valley and the Columbia Mountain Range could be seen with a little clearing. Call Pete Francisco, 406-270-5908.
$120,000

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

5 bed, 3 bath in Timber Ridge

1049 Timber Ridge Court, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Check out this almost completed new 5 bedroom 3.5 bath ~3,500 s.f. home with oversized 3 car garage, a full walkout basement and fantastic views toward Glacier Park from the 500 s.f. back deck. The upper and lower levels of the home have spacious 9' ceilings and large Anderson windows to let in lots of light and a dormer roof over the entry letting in fantastic evening light.
$624,000

Commercial highway frontage

101 Columbia Mountain Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Multiple opportunities with this Highway 2 frontage property. Great location just south of highway 40 and highway 2 junction. Over four acres with great highway access as well as access from Columbia Mountain Drive. Property has existing 20-25 GPM well and septic system in place. Land also has a concrete basement measuring approximately 28'x12'x10' with extending crawlspace.
$599,000

Centrally located Columbia Falls home

1108 10th Avenue West, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Centrally located Columbia Falls home priced to sell. This home has 3 beds and 1 bath upstairs and additional living area, half bath, and 2 rooms in the basement. Attached one car garage on corner lot.
$239,000
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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.