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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Kila acreage with views

332 Racheals Meadow Lane, Kila, Flathead, Montana, United States 59920

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Beautiful and quiet 10 acres! Conveniently located within minutes of Smith lake fishing and boating access. Septic approval and easy commute to Kalispell amenities with gorgeous mountain and forest views. Gentle CCR's allow for agricultural use.
$122,000

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.
$99,000

Resort Style Living

365 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.
$99,000

Spectacular view lot

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

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Elevated sloping lot showcasing spectacular views of Bad Rock Canyon, the peak of Glacier National Park, Columbia Mountain and the Swan Range, Teakettle Mountain and the Whitefish Range, plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course are right out your front door.
$109,000

Income properties (8 units)

126 Second Street, Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana, United States 59427

19Bedroom(s)
9Bathroom(s)
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Looking for income properties? Multiple houses currently being rented with great rental history! A total of 8 houses on 6 separate city lots. Six homes have 2 bedrooms/1 bath. One home has 3 bedrooms/2 baths and one home has 4 bedroom/1 bath. Current rental rates range between $500 and $800 per month.
$389,000

Office space for lease

307 Spokane Avenue, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

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Price is per square foot per year. 566 sq/ft. Office space for lease with a great, convenient downtown location! Year to year lease preferred and available November 1, 2019. Large open office space with windows on the second floor of high traffic count building.
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40+ Acres on Grave Creek Road

Grave Creek Road, Eureka, Flathead, Montana, United States 59917

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Beautiful 40 acre parcel with great views and a nice mix of trees and pasture. The property is rolling with roads throughout for good access. Lots of wildlife and a corner touches Forest Service.
$279,000

Mountain Watch building lot

322 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 features .29 acres with views of Badrock Canyon, and Swan Range.
$99,000

Building lot at Meadow Lake Resort

253 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 features .32 acres with views of Badrock Canyon, and Swan Range.
$119,000
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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