Whitefish Real Estate Pete Francisco April 2020

Whitefish real estate Pete Francisco

Pete​ Francisco sells Whitefish real estate in​ ​the​ ​Flathead​ ​Valley, where he has lived​ ​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.

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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Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land and commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Pete Francisco for Whitefish real estate.

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Fantastic 4 bed, 2 bath Columbia Falls

194 Dawn Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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2,518Sqft
First time on the market. Fantastic 4 bed, 2 bath house on almost an acre in Columbia Falls. This home has open floor plan with two living areas, 2 bedrooms and one bath on the main floor. Down stairs it has two bedrooms, office and bathroom. Downstairs there is also a pantry, storage room and laundry area. Off the kitchen you will find a 375 sq/ft bonus room.
$325,000

Spacious home on 10 acres

150 River Butte Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
61Picture(s)
5,200Sqft
One of a kind spacious 5,200+ sq/ft home on 10 acres of fenced horse property located on a private paved road in the exclusive River Butte Ranchettes subdivision, with private access to the Flathead River. Oversize rooms throughout, include completely remodeled kitchen with Wolf stove, Silestone quartz counter tops, and brand new high-end Samsung built-in microwave.
$779,000

Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath on five acres

132 Lone Fox Trail, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
28Picture(s)
2,066Sqft
Beautiful home sitting on 5 acres with wide open views in every direction. This is a very clean 3 bed 2 bath home with an amazing yard with a seasonal creek out back. The kitchen has been totally renovated with new cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double oven and induction cooktop.
$469,000

Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath in CFalls

1827 Rapids Avenue, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,398Sqft
Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 level home in Columbia Falls. This property has hardwood floors, really nice kitchen, 2 car attached garage and a large lot. Mountain views and Flathead River access.
$325,000

Home in gorgeous country setting

4005 Foothill Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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1,120Sqft
One of a kind opportunity to live and work in a breathtaking setting just minutes to Kalispell. Successful wedding venue property with multiple outbuildings including large shop, bride and groom cabins, pavilion built in 2017 with bar. One-bedroom home boasts blue pine finishes with gorgeous built-ins, radiant heat, covered porch and endless mountain views.
$749,000

Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath in Kalispell

14 Ford Way, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
36Picture(s)
1,840Sqft
Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home located Empire Estates. Upstairs open kitchen and living area with lots of light. 2 bed rooms and newly remodeled bathroom.Lower level has a large daylight basement with additional living area, master bedroom and another newly remodeled bathroom with new flooring throughout. Great deck off the kitchen leading to fully fenced back yard. Large finished 2 car garage.
$285,000

Build your new home at Double Arrow Ranch

336 Drew Creek Loop, Seeley Lake, Flathead, Montana, United States 59868

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0Sqft
Listen to the wind rustle through the trees as you enjoy a view of the mountains from the new home you build on this generous lot at Double Arrow Ranch in the thriving & vibrant community of Seeley Lake, Montana. Enjoy all of the year around outdoor activities that the area has to offer, including proximity to Seeley Lake.
$59,900

Views of Meadow Lake Resort

1287 Oakmont Trail, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. This semi level lot features .27 acres with peek a boo views of the 4th fairway and Badrock Canyon.
$73,000

Mountain Watch building lot

359 Gleneagles Trail, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. This lot has amazing views of the third fairway of Meadow Lake Golf Course and an amazing back drop of BadRock Canyon and Swan Range.
$139,000
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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.