Pete Francisco Real Estate in Whitefish, August 2020

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.

View Southeast towards Lost Trail Conservation Project

Building a Public Lands Legacy at Lost Trail

Fish and Wildlife Service proposes conservation easement on 100,000 acres of prime hunting and timberland owned largely by Southern Pine Plantations

If the sale of a prized swath of Northwest Montana forestland to an out-of-state investment firm was cause for consternation earlier this year, then a new proposal to conserve much of that land for public access, wildlife habitat and sustainable timber management ought to be cause for celebration.

That’s the consensus of federal and state land and wildlife resource managers leading the effort to place 100,000 acres of prime hunting and timberland into conservation easements, protecting parcels in Flathead and Lincoln counties from private development in perpetuity while also ensuring continued access for hunters, anglers, hikers, skiers, berry-pickers, and other recreational users, as well as allowing the property to be sustainably managed for timber production.

The proposed project lands form a sprawling checkerboard of ownership flanking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge near Marion. The lion’s share of the project area was recently purchased by Georgia-based Southern Pine Plantations (SPP), a real estate and timberland investment firm that paid $145 million in cash to the previous owner, Weyerhaeuser Co., in exchange for 630,000 acres, touching off rampant speculation among public land users in the region about whether the new guard might chop up the parcels and sell them for private development, supplanting trophy bucks and bulls with gated trophy homes.

The newly proposed Lost Trail Conservation Area would authorize the federal FWS to work with willing sellers like SPP, as well as smaller private owners, to acquire conservation easements on up to 100,000 acres within the defined 116,000-acre conservation area boundary… read more

By Whitefish Pilot
| July 10, 2020 9:30 AM

Sun Road opens Monday to Rising Sun

The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park will open to motorized vehicles from the west entrance to Logan Pass and as far as Rising Sun on Monday, July 13, pending any last-minute changes due to weather, the park said late Thursday in a press release.

The east entrance at St. Mary remains closed, due to the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council’s resolution restricting non-essential travel on the reservation because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will need to enter and exit Going-to-the-Sun Road via the west entrance. Traffic will be allowed as far as Rising Sun on the east side.

This week, the park resumed collecting fees at the gate, and park officials encourage visitors to allow for extra time in case of long lines.

Park road crews have finished snow removal, assessed current snow conditions, removed rocks and other road debris, installed guard rails, prepared Logan Pass facilities and started the water system for visitor use.

There will be sporadic work zones on Going-to-the-Sun Road with traffic control and flaggers, the press release noted, including on-going spillway work along Lake McDonald, guard wall repair near Triple Arches, and seepage repair at Siyeh Bend.

Services at Logan Pass will include restroom facilities and potable water. Visitor information services will be provided outside of the Logan Pass Visitor Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily… read more

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Pete Francisco, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent.

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Columbia Falls home on 3 City Lots

432 13th Street W, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
3,912Sqft
Large Columbia Falls home on 3 city lots close to Columbia Falls school. Beautifully updated with 5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms and second living area in the lower level. Engineered hardwood flooring on main level entertaining areas and new carpets in the bedroom with fresh paint thru-out. Lots of storage area and many updates with room for your vision.
$665,000

60 Acres With Highway 93 Access

Nhn Highway 93, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Picture(s)
2,632,240Sqft
Incredible Opportunity for the Growth of North Kalispell. Very accessible 60 acres with Highway 93 access currently zoned SAG-5 with multiple successful businesses surrounding property.
$4,000,000

Walking Distance to Downtown Whitefish

28 Colorado Avenue Unit J, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
28Picture(s)
1,543Sqft
Great investment! Very well maintained luxury condo within walking distance to downtown Whitefish. This 1,560 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unit has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinetry, and custom lighting and fixtures throughout. The full master bath suite has a jacuzzi tub and custom tile and stone work.
$465,000

1910 home fully remodeled

9 6th Avenue W, Polson, Lake, Montana, United States 59860

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
34Picture(s)
1,360Sqft
Centrally located 3 bed 2 bath in the heart of down town Polson. This 1910 home has been fully remodeled down to the studs. Updates include: All new windows, roof, plumbing, electrical, flooring and paint throughout. The kitchen has granite countertops, hand built cabinets and all new appliances. Property is also zoned commercial.
$269,000

Excellent Location Minutes to Downtown Cfalls

NHN Kelley Road, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

10Picture(s)
4.30Acre
Beautiful Views from your future home site. Property has been perk tested and waiting your plans. 4.3+/- acre tract with driveway off Kelley road allows for many possibilities. No Covenants or Zoning, bring your four legged friends. Excellent location within 15 minutes to Glacier National Park or the International airport, and still minutes to downtown Columbia falls.
$258,000

215 Acres just outside of Whitefish

1201 Kuhns Road, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
1Picture(s)
2,504Sqft
Rare Opportunity to own approximately 215 Acres just outside of Whitefish! The Stillwater River meanders through this property which also borders 1200 acre Kuhns Wildlife Preserve to the West, which boasts plenty of wildlife. The ranch offers a number of options for building sites. The property offers an older home with outbuildings which would offer great guests or caretaker quarters.
$4,000,000

Nightly, Weekly Rental in Whitefish!

89 Limber Pine, Whitefish, Flatrhead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
29Picture(s)
896Sqft
Enjoy the solitude and seclusion of Northwest Montana in this cozy condo close to the resort community of Whitefish, Montana. Listen to the breeze in the trees as you drink coffee on the private deck or sit by a roaring fire with a good book in the living room.
$284,000

Land For sale

Nhn Kelley Road, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

12Picture(s)
8.60Acre
Beautiful Views from your future home site. Property has been perk tested and waiting your plans. 8.6+/- acre tract with driveway off Kelley road allows for many possibilities. No Covenants or Zoning, bring your four legged friends. Excellent location with 15 minutes to Glacier National Park or the International airport, and still minutes to downtown Columbia falls.
$516,000

Beautiful 40+ acres in Desirable Gated community of Whitefish Hills

200 Whitefish Hills Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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40.59Acre
Beautiful 40+ acres in Desirable Gated community of Whitefish Hills. Privacy and seclusion included, just bring your dream home plans and your horses. Whitefish Hills offers amenities including private access to Blanchard Lake and miles of walking and or equestrian trails to enjoy the beauty of Montana, all within 6 minutes to downtown Whitefish.
$1,050,000
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Huckleberry Days Arts Festival

The 31st annual Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, will take place August 7-9, 2020 at Depot Park (Railway St. & Central Ave.) in Whitefish, MT. With over 100 vendors of fine arts and great food, the festival includes a mobile climbing wall for kids & adults. Admission is free but Huckleberry Days will be following all current social distancing guidelines.  Contact the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce for further information: (406) 862-3501 or visit www.whitefishchamber.org or follow Huckleberry Days Arts Festival on Facebook.  More info

Real Estate Market Trends

Kalispell home listing prices by listing month, past five years

Last week, we looked at median square foot list prices of Flathead County single-family residences (by listing month), over the past five years. This week, let’s drill into the data for Kalispell – reader request – to include activity through June 30 this year. This will include homes listed for prices between $200,000 and $599,999… learn more

Farmers Market

Tuesdays 5:00-7:30 PM Central Avenue