Pete Francisco Real Estate in Whitefish, October 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.

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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 Pete, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 270-5908

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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)
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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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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