Pete Francisco’s Whitefish Real Estate Newsletter September 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.

New Nonprofit Collective Aims to Strengthen Local Food Systems

BY MYERS REECE // AUG 11, 2019 // FLATHEAD BEACON

Glacier FEAST is a newly formed nonprofit collective whose mission is to strengthen local food systems in the Flathead Valley.

Local growers and food advocates formed Glacier FEAST (Farmers and Eaters Advocating Sustainability Together) “with the intention of supporting the expansion of Flathead Valley’s food growing economy into a thriving community-based system that is values-based and enhances the community’s economic, nutritional, social and environmental health,” according to a press release.

“Recognizing that a fully-functioning system includes everyone (if you eat, you’re in!), Glacier FEAST, a project of FarmHands Nourish, seeks to build awareness and help connect the dots in the system by bringing folks to the table from all parts of the local food system, including: producers, processors, distributors, consumers, and recycling/recovery,” the group stated.

  Where to find local, organically grown foods in the Whitefish area:

Two Bear Farm, 1978 KM Ranch Road, Whitefish, 406-370-2890

Whitefish Stage Organic Farms, 2288 Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell, 406-755-4769

Purple Frog Gardens, 170 Blanchard Lake Drive, Whitefish, 406-862-0621

Columbia Farms, 355 Rogers Road, Columbia Falls – find Ed at the Columbia Falls Farmers Market on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30, Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls

 

Whitefish Community Foundation’s Great Fish Challenge

This charitable giving campaign benefits 53 local charities in 2019. Support all your favorite charities and help them earn a percentage match from the Whitefish Community Foundation.

There are two categories for giving: Community Donors and Challengers. Community Donors make a single designated gift, allocated between the specific nonprofits they wish to support. Challengers give to the Great Fish Match Fund to help increase the Match, which will substantially increase the impact of each participating organization’s fundraising efforts during the Challenge giving period. And don’t forget to run in the 5K to earn points for your favorite nonprofit.

The challenge runs through September 13, 2019. Visit www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org for more information.

Below are some beautiful properties listed by Pete.

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Private, end of the road building lot

1188 Five Deer Lane, Bigfork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

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Private, end of the road lot! This beautiful 7.88 acre lot is a must see. Numerous lakes in the area. Peek-a-boo views of the Swan mountains. Multiple building spots. Power about a 100 yds from property.
$195,000

10 acres perfect for a cabin!

Edna Creek Road, Trego, Flathead, Montana, United States 59934

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Great property for a house or cabin! 10 acres in Edna Creek area of Trego, Montana. County road has year round access. Power onto property. Bordered one side by National Forest. Some marketable timber. Mostly flat. 90' of year round creek thru corner of property. Wildlife. Only 47 miles to Whitefish, 12 miles to Dickey Lake and 27 miles to Eureka. Optional adjoining 10 acres also for sale.
$90,000

Build a home or cabin

Edna Creek Road, Trego, Flathead, Montana, United States 59934

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Great property to build a home or a cabin! 20 acres in Edna Creek area of Trego, Montana. County road has year round access. Power onto property. Bordered one side by National Forest. Some marketable timber. Mostly flat. 90' of year round creek thru corner of property. Wildlife. Only 47 miles to Whitefish, 12 miles to Dickey Lake and 27 miles to Eureka.
$180,000
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    Whitefish Farmers Market

    Enjoy the bounty of summer every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00 PM through September 24th, Depot Park in Whitefish

     

    Whitefish Real Estate Market Summary for July 2019

    In the Whitefish area, new residential listings totaled 72 in July 2019. The greatest growth was in the $350,000-$399,000 price range, similar to July of 2018.

    The number of active residential listings remains steady at 306 in July of 2019, similar to July of 2018.

    Forty-four residential units were sold in July of 2019, as compared with 31 units sold in July of 2018, with the greatest activity in the $250,000 to $349,000 range. The average days on market of these listings sold in July was 227 days, compared to 153 days in July of 2018.

    Land listings were not as active as residential. New land listings totaled 23 in July 2019. The most active price range was $150,000 to $199,999.

    The total number of active land listings was 220 in July of 2019, a bit lower compared to 269 listings in July of 2018.

    Thirteen pieces of bare land sold during July of 2019, compared with 26 pieces in July of 2018, with the greatest activity in the $100,000 to $199,999 range. The average days on market of these sold listings was 273 days, compared to 126 days in July of 2018.