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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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

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

Wooded, Spacious Lot Located Close To Columbia Falls

121 Mountain Timbers Drive, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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0.81Acre
Enjoy Montana living at its best with this wooded, spacious lot located close to Columbia Falls. Build your dream home within a 30 minute drive to Glacier National Park, 25 minutes to GPI airport and an hour away from Whitefish Mountain Resort. Power and telephone are at the site and septic has been approved.
$87,500

Live and work in a gorgeous setting!

255 Scenic Ridge Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
22Picture(s)
3,158Sqft
Enjoy gorgeous sunsets from this original manufactured home with 3 bedroom, 2 bath with an updated addition including separate living area with two bedroom and 1 bathroom. Home has mature landscaping on five acres, koi pond with bridge and multiple outbuildings. Zoned light industrial which lends itself to a unique opportunity to live and work in a gorgeous setting. More photos to come.
$539,000

Amazing 360 degree views!

Sherman Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

15Picture(s)
0Acre
Remarkable 130 Acres! Build your dream home and horse property on a Mountain top with 360 degree views of Big Mountain, Flathead Lake, Swan Range and Glacier National Park. Gated log entrance leads you through this one of a kind property. Two wells in place and multiple roads roughed in for amazing home locations. See virtual tour for more information.
$2,300,000

Beautiful Rancher in North Woods

842 Highland Dr., Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
15Picture(s)
2,306Sqft
This beautiful Rancher sits on a forested 1.5 acre lot in the highly desirable neighborhood of NorthWoods just minutes from Whitefish Mountain Resort and Downtown Whitefish. This home features a large, private back porch, stainless steel appliances and a brand new 4 Bedroom septic system installed March of 2020.
$624,000

Prime Commercial Highway Frontage

Church Drive, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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37.63Acre
Location, location, location!!! Prime commercial highway frontage with easy on and off access from Church Drive in the fast growing North Kalispell 93 stretch. Multiple opportunities with B-3 zoning . High visibility and traffic between Whitefish and Kalispell and new commercial going in across Church. Multiple opportunities exist.
$4,000,000

Great building Lot!

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

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0Acre
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

Quiet Neighborhood of Meadow Lake

1006 St. Andrews Dr., Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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0.27Acre
Nice lot with level building envelope in the quiet neighborhood of Meadow Lake. Enjoy the ease of being near amenities and in a convenient location between Columbia Falls and Whitefish! Call Nikki Marengo today at 406.862.9000 or your real estate professional for more info.
$135,000
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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