Pete Francisco’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter July 2019

Whitefish real estate 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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Kalispell Townhome

4798 Southside Drive, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,500Sqft
Cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse close to Flathead Lake. The master is the main level with two bedrooms and large family room on lower level. Over-sized double garage with extra storage.
$199,000

Great west side home in Kalispell

789 5th Avenue WN, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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2,050Sqft
Great west side home located in a nice neighborhood! This home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a detached garage. Updated master bedroom and partially finished basement. Lots of potential with this quaint home.
$299,900

Home in Meadow Lake Resort

1012 St. Andrews Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
20Picture(s)
2,795Sqft
No details spared with this immaculate home in Meadow Lake Resort! This 4 bed/3.5 bath home includes a 2 car attached garage with separate entrance for storing a golf cart. The home boasts Lutron smart house wiring, a Honeywell sound system, water softener for entire house & filtered water dispenser, a central vacuum system, & two 50 gal water heaters.
$585,000

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.
$119,000

Building lot in The Lakes

3028 River Lakes Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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This lot in The Lakes overlooks the Whitefish River and boasts mountain views. This neighborhood is a waterfront community with tree-lined streets, charming streetlights, sidewalks, walking paths, and parks.
$190,000

Amazing views in Glacier Hills

83 Glacier Hills Center Dr, Martin City, Flathead, Montana, United States 59926

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Amazing views from this 4 acre tract in the gated community of Glacier Hills. Property is only 10 minutes to the entrance of Glacier National Park and only 25 minutes from GPI airport.
$129,900

Beautiful large Whitefish home

535 Karrow Avenue, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
10Picture(s)
4,193Sqft
**More Photos to come 12/17***Beautiful Large home on over in acre in Whitefish City limits. Over 3,000 sqft not including a full unfinished basement to fit your needs. Large open great room anchored by McGregor Lake sourced stone fireplace. Refinished oak floors, Alder doors, large back deck, underground sprinklers, a/c for summer nights, there is not much missing from this amazing home.
$879,000

Large townhome with views

322 Wood Run Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
12Picture(s)
3,352Acre
Large townhome with amazing views of Big Mountain and the Swan Range. Sitting in a quiet cul de sac, this home has plenty of storage and elbow room. Large open kitchen, walk in shower/jetted tub in master, lower level rec room, and private decks on each level. Would make an excellent Vacation Rental. Framed in walk out level could easily be used as 'owners bunk' with beds framed in.
$649,000

Income properties (8 units)

126 Second Street, Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana, United States 59427

19Bedroom(s)
9Bathroom(s)
6Picture(s)
9,135Sqft
Looking for income properties? Multiple houses currently being rented with great rental history! A total of 8 houses on 6 separate city lots. Six homes have 2 bedrooms/1 bath. One home has 3 bedrooms/2 baths and one home has 4 bedroom/1 bath. Current rental rates range between $500 and $800 per month.
$389,000
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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.