Corrine DeGolier Lanfear Real Estate in Whitefish, October 2020

Corrine DeGolier Lanfear

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and the current happenings in the community and the real estate market in our area of Montana.

As you may or may not know, I have spent the majority of my life in the Pacific Northwest excelling in business management, marketing, and luxury sales. I also have experience in renovation, property sales, mortgage, and loan processing. I have combined my real estate passion with my business management and marketing expertise to provide my clients with first-rate service. I will do my best to ensure that your buying or selling experience is simplified, personalized, and to the point.

I love helping people find or sell their little slice of Montana so please reach out to me and let’s get to work!

Real Estate Today


By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|October 1, 2020

What Home Buyers Are Looking for Now – Office Space

With major employers now stating that their employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future, many homebuyers have adjusted their list of desirables in their next home. Some not only need to plan for a home office space but also need to accommodate the homeschooling or distance learning needs of their children as well.

This is impacting the way homes are marketed and the type of features that have become important to buyers at all price points. Of course, homebuyers with larger budgets have the luxury of seeking homes with extra bedrooms or offices and dens already included. But many buyers need to find space in more creative ways.

The easiest way to add working space is within the bedrooms. This offers the ability to close a door for privacy. Larger bedrooms (both in master and secondary bedrooms) have been a top priority for homebuyers.

Another important feature is an open floorplan which features a Great Room design. For generations, kids have done their homework at the kitchen table, and a spacious kitchen/family room combo makes it easier for home learning without becoming cluttered. Another option for homebuyers is a separate formal dining room that could be converted to a workspace.

With all the changes in working and learning environments for both adults and kids, the home is even more important than ever. As needs change, homebuyers seek different features from their new dwellings.

Here’s What’s Happening

Changes made to highway zoning district

Whitefish has made a list of changes to the WB-2 zoning district along the highway, including removing personal services, which includes hair salons, from the uses allowed in the district.

City Council earlier this month approved the changes to make updates for what is a permitted use and what requires a conditional use permit in the zone.

Council, however, said personal services — like delivery, catering, event planning, recreational guiding, tattoo shops, personal training, and hair or nail salons or spas — shouldn’t be allowed in the zone, even as a conditional use.

Councilor Andy Feury said personal services should not be allowed in the WB-2 zone because the nature of those businesses means they often operate on a smaller scale and require being located inside a larger building with other such shops.

“There is a lot of places in the city where they can operate,” he said. “Previous discussions were that we didn’t want those businesses [in the WB-2]. They are a catalyst for strip malls.

Previously, hair salons had been allowed by obtaining a conditional use permit but Council decided that would no longer be the case for the WB-2 zone. Any current hair salons in the zone would be grandfathered in… Read more…

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Corrine, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 471-5142

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Cozy, Renovated Condo Close To Whitefish Mountain Resort

50 Juniper Way, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

Enjoy the solitude and seclusion of Northwest Montana in this cozy, renovated 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.

Private Mountain Modern Home

2525 East Lakeshore Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

Breathtaking home in a private and wooded setting yet close to Whitefish Mountain Resort and minutes to Whitefish. Newly remodeled with high end finishes and mountain modern touches make this the perfect Montana getaway. Dream kitchen with natural light throughout and peek a boo views of Whitefish Lake from the upper level.

Unique find Off Karrow Avenue

125 Karrow Avenue, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

Unique find Off Karrow Avenue. Very buildable lot with city services to the street. Zoned WR-3 for Multiple Family. Call Brian Murphy 406-890-1681 or your real estate professional.

Wooded, Spacious Lot Located Close To Columbia Falls

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

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.

Sherpa Building at Whitefish Mountain Resort

3840 Unit 201 Big Mountain Road, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

Wonderfully maintained 2bd/2ba condo in the Sherpa building at Whitefish Mountain Resort. This ski-in, ski-out condo is 2 levels with the living room and wood-burning fireplace, kitchen, and powder room on the main level and full bath downstairs with an additional shower stall, master bedroom, and 2nd bedroom with a bunk bed to sleep 6 comfortably.

Duplex property in downtown Whitefish

443 Park Avenue, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

Unique Single family home currently set up as a duplex property in downtown Whitefish. Walk to town and school. New construction, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2.

Historic Log Cabin

31844 S Ferndale Drive, Bigfork, Lake, Montana, United States 59911

Great potential in this historic Log Cabin! Just a few minutes from Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, and more recreation then you can imagine! Home sits on just under an acre with views of the Swan Mountains. The detached garage has a full RV hookup. Plenty of room for all your toys. Call Pete Francisco, 406-270-5908, Nikki Marengo, 406-212-8507, or your Real Estate professional.

Live and work in a gorgeous setting!

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

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.

Amazing 360 degree views!

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

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.
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Real Estate Market Trends

Flathead home sales details and trends, past four years (January through August)

Let’s look at residential sales quantities, median days from listing to contract, and median cost per square foot, by square footage range (in 500-square-foot segments), since 2017, for homes sold at prices between $150,000 and $699,999 (see chart) — focusing on sales Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, each year… Read more



The annual Big Mountain Ski Club ski swap and sale

Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the Wave, 1250 Baker Ave. Whitefish


Great Fish finishes with more than $2.7M raised

A total of $173,335 was donated on the last day of the sixth annual Great Fish Community Challenge bringing the preliminary total raised during the campaign to more than $2.7 million… Read more