REMAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate Nikki Marengo April 2020

REMAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate Nikki Marengo

 

 

At REMAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate, Nikki Marengo has a fondness for people that inspires her to go above and beyond the expectations of her clients. Her main objective is making others happy and that is why real estate has become more than a profession­ – it’s a passion. Let Nikki help you with the next adventure in your life, whether it’s finding a home on the golf course or selling your cabin in the woods. Call REMAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate Nikki Marengo at 406.212.8507.

Whitefish takes proactive approach to pandemic

WHITEFISH PILOT // MARCH 19, 2020

Mayor John Muhlfeld on Thursday afternoon declared a state of emergency for the city related to the coronavirus.

Muhlfeld said the declaration allows the city to activate all emergency and disaster response plans within Whitefish and it also provides the ability for the city to recoup any funds related to emergency response plans related to the coronavirus.

“I want everyone in Whitefish to know that I have full faith and confidence in our emergency response plan and you should as well,” he said in a video released by the city.

The order also gives Whitefish the authority to control ingress and egress to all or part of the city, and reaffirming the ability to require employees that perform nonessential city services to work remotely.

“While this is definitely not a time to panic, it is a time to take bold action because what we do immediately will have long term implications,” Muhlfeld said.

Flathead County on Thursday issued an order by the county health officer closing bars, restaurants, casinos, athletic centers, indoor recreation facilities and theaters to the public. The order does not prevent restaurants from operating on a limited basis to provide take-out services, but they must close dining room facilities. The order goes into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, March 20.

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Whitefish Market Heats up for 2020

January sales rose 16.5% in 2020 to 254 homes, compared to 218 in 2019 and 212 in 2018. January pending home sales ticked up 12% to 244 sales, showing a strong market for the new year.

Single Family Homes: January Sales / January Pending Sales

January closed salesJanuary pending sales

Condos and Townhomes: January Sales / January Pending Sales

Whitefish condominium and townhome sales also increased in January of 2020 to193 units, a 23.7% increase over 2019. Pending sales are up 19%.

January condos pending

Whitefish single family homes, condos and townhomes supply

The Whitefish market has only a five month supply of inventory as of January 31, 2020. Sales in 2020 show that buyers are paying 98% of list price on the 447 units sold so far. The average days on market of January listings was 51 days from list to sale.

January months supply of homes for sale

Local Restaurants Dish Up to Charity

Café Kandahar’s Andy Blanton spearheads effort to churn out prepared meals for local food bank while Whitefish Community Foundation awards grants

FLATHEAD BEACON //  BY TRISTAN SCOTT // MAR 23, 2020

Flathead food bank

As the Flathead Valley’s dining establishments pare back core services in response to emergency orders designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, local restaurants have begun dishing up prepared meals to food banks struggling to keep up with skyrocketing demands.

It’s a win-win arrangement for commercial kitchens trying to keep their pilot lights on and food banks whose inventories are dwindling rapidly amid the public health crisis.

To seed the partnership, the Whitefish Community Foundation awarded an initial $10,000 grant from its COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to local restaurants willing to participate, including Café Kandahar and the Whitefish Lake Restaurant during the initial phase.

“We’ve all switched our operations to takeout only, but we have the pieces in place to do a lot more,” said Andy Blanton, executive chef and owner of Café Kandahar in Whitefish. “In the restaurant industry, we are masters of crisis. We are ready and willing to mobilize and get food to people in need, and this could help, especially if more restaurants get involved. It helps us a little with self-preservation and it helps the community at a time of need.”

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Gorgeous location on Whitefish Lake!

2098 Houston Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Gorgeous location on Whitefish Lake. Bring your building plans a beach towel. Sloped lot with Whitefish Lake Frontage. City Water and Sewer available. Partly wooded.
$1,100,000

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting!

2219 Teal Drive, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,223Sqft
Beautiful home in a beautiful setting. Three Bedroom, two bath all on one level. Open and bright floor plan with durable newer flooring and counter tops with updated lighting fixtures. Larger lot that backs up to Ashley Creek and Begg Park with mature landscaping buffer and plenty of elbow room to park a trailer/boat. Temporary wall in garage in place for play room but can be removed.
$279,900

3 bed, 3 bath home on Whitefish Lake

2100 Houston Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,905Sqft
First time on the market, one of a kind opportunity on Whitefish Lake. Beautifully parked out on over 2 acres including two additional buildable parcels. Solidly built three bedroom, three bath home with an office. This home has an open layout and a wrap-around deck to capture the beautiful lake and mountain views. Home has original feel but with some modern updates.
$1,800,000

Beautiful parcel with a beautiful price tag!

300 Grouse Ridge Drive, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Beautiful parcel with a beautiful price tag. Overlooking the immaculately landscaped entryway of Grouse Mountain Estates and across the street from green space. Just over 2 acres, the prospective home site sits behind security gates with a magnificent 40 foot high moss covered rock out cropping.
$165,999

Private end of the road 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-boo views of the swan mountains. Multiple building spots. Power about a 100yds from property.
$195,000

8.7 acres with wonderful views

NHN Hathaway Lane, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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8.7 acres with wonderful views and within city limits of Kalispell. Pond & creek on western edge. Zoned R-2 for development potential. Close to Hwy 93 bypass for convenient access. Previous preliminary subdivision plat available upon request.
$224,900

Golf course living at Meadow Lake Resort!

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,099Sqft
Enjoy golf course living at Meadow Lake Resort with this 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom ground level condo in scenic Northwest Montana. A putting green and swimming pool with spa are right out your back door. A lockout feature and private entrance on the second bedroom enables you to live in the main condo and rent out the second bedroom for additional income.
$254,900

Great Building Lot!

1025 Timber Ridge Court lot 40, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, this homesite looks down the south valley with amazing views. Large lot with community water available at the entrance of Timber Ridge which offers walking trails and a country feel.
$134,000

Great building Lot!

1037 Timber Ridge Court, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, Timber Ridge features mountain views, large lot, community water and a forested building site. Timber Ridge offers walking trails and a country feel.
$119,000
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Snotel report

New records set for January snowfall in northwest Montana

By USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service MT

A steady stream of moisture form the Pacific yielded a significant amount of snowfall in the northwest river basins between December 30, 2019 and February 1, 2020. Many Mountain SNOTEL (snow telemetry) sites would report the highest, or second highest January snow totals on record. Although basins west of the divide would receive the most snowfall, the entire state benefited from the weather patterns during the month, with all river basins increasing their basin snowpack totals since January 1. All major river basins in the state are now near or above normal for snowpack for this date.

Download the latest NRCS snowpack report here.

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Visiting Glacier Park in Spring

Spring is a beautiful and quiet time to be in Glacier National Park, however park visitors must be more self sufficient for there are very few services open in the park in the early spring.

Although some services adjacent and inside the park are open year round, most of the concession services and services adjacent to the park reopen for the season in late May to early June. During shoulder seasons, lodging and other guest services are available in gateway communities, such as in Whitefish.

Bring your snowshoes, cross country skis and snow boots so you are prepared to enjoy lingering snow. Day hikes are also popular in spring. And don’t forget the camera!

Find more information on Glacier Park’s website…click here.