Kerrie Cardon, your Whitefish RE/MAX agent, December 2020

Kerrie Cardon Rocky Mountain Real Estate

Kerrie knows that this truly is the Last Best Place. Kerrie cherishes this area and our wonderful state. Kerrie’s career journey included several years as a registered nurse practicing in Montana before moving to Seattle to work as a healthcare architect. Kerrie brings this professional perspective and approach to working with her clients. She is passionate, a great listener, and is very hands-on. Being a Montana native has given Kerrie an avid appreciation for the amazing lifestyle that this beautiful state has to offer. Kerrie and her husband Stewart, also from Montana, wanted their boys to be able to have a similar childhood experience as their own, so the family relocated back to Montana. Their journey has brought them to Whitefish so the family can enjoy everything this spectacular area has to offer; snow skiing, snowshoeing, waterskiing, camping, boating, golfing, and hiking. Kerrie became a Realtor as a way to leverage her passion into helping you achieve your Montana dream. Call Kerrie today to begin your own amazing journey!

Real Estate Today

 

By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|December 2020

Age-Old Real Estate Selling Tips to Ignore

Homeowners planning to sell their home tend to get unsolicited advice from every direction. “Do this,” “don’t do that”; it can be difficult to decipher the good from the bad advice. As homebuyers become more informed and market-savvy, knowing which age-old advice to
ignore can be important. Here are some adages which should be retired immediately.

• 🚫Spring is the best time to sell – While spring is traditionally when home sales tick upward, the real key to selling is inventory levels. Low inventory means more chances your home will be more desirable, and this can occur any time of the year.
• 🚫The first offer is always the best – While all offers should be considered, don’t feel pressured to take a sub-par offer just because it was the first.
• 🚫Open houses sell houses – Not necessarily. Only 2% of homes sell as the direct result of an open house, according to the National Association of Realtors®. People are more attracted to virtual tours and online photos during these times. Consider a “Virtual Open House,” or scheduled showings on a specific weekend giving a certain end date that all offers must be in by. This will still generate the “buzz” around your property and create some urgency for perspective buyers.
• 🚫Price high so there is room to negotiate – Homebuyers are more sophisticated about pricing and will not bother with overpriced homes.
• 🚫If you don’t want to make repairs then lower your price – Unless you market your home as a fixer-upper, buyers expect the home to be in reasonable condition and a low price might not be enough to encourage an offer. Have your Broker or Real Estate Agent pull a Comparable Market Analysis, considering items such as condition of the property, square footage, amount of rooms, and area the home is located when considering how to price. Most agents have a list of trusted vendors they can suggest for you to make the needed repairs. Small repairs can make a big difference in the final price.
 🚫You must update your kitchen to sell – Buyers do love renovated kitchens, but keep in mind that you typically recover only 81% of the cost of a remodel when selling. Try these simple ideas instead: Keep it clean and uncluttered, possibly a coat of paint or new hardware on the cabinets or an updated backsplash can make a big difference. This will leave the buyer to update to their preferences, which most prefer to do when making a home purchase.

Selling a home is a major life decision. Before you begin the process of listing your home, do your research and make sure the advice you rely on is valid in today’s changing environment and you pair up with an agent you can trust.

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Mask Up, Ski Down

Opening week off to a smooth start at Whitefish Mountain Resort, with the ski area earning praise from ‘super seniors’ for its safety precautions

Although Whitefish Mountain Resort’s outdoor operations will run similar to pre-pandemic times, with lift line corrals set up roughly the same, a major difference is that skiers and riders are required to wear face coverings while waiting in line for the chair, as well as while loading and unloading.

That might seem like a straightforward requirement, particularly given that face coverings tend to be standard attire for skiers and snowboarders. But mask requirements during the pandemic have become the subject of a polarizing national debate, and Whitefish Mountain Resort, as well as the city of Whitefish, have gone to great lengths to educate the skiing community on the importance of heeding the requirement this winter… read more

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Kerrie Cardon, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 270-2614

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Condo On Whiteish Mountain Resort

3893 Big Mountain Road, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
15Picture(s)
1,275Sqft
Lovely 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Condo in Morning Eagle. Located on the slopes for true ski-in/ski-out access out your ski locker room and in the heart of the upper village makes this a prime location at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Enjoy the fitness room and rooftop hot tub and deck (currently being renovated) along with a parking spot in the heated parking garage. Offered fully furnished, turn-key.
$975,000

Nice Development Lot in Whitefish

270 Lake Park Lane, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

7Picture(s)
2.32Acre
Nice development lot in Whitefish close to State Park lake access, Golf Course and Lion Mountain Trailhead. This 2.32 acre lot has water sewer on Lake Park Lane and Salmon Run. County taxes are cheap! Great views of Whitefish Mountain Resort and minutes to downtown.
$775,000

Charming Home In Convenient Kalispell Location

184 Ali Loop, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
35Picture(s)
2,682Sqft
This 4 Bed/2 Bath home has stunning custom details, including upgraded insulation, a 26' deep garage with oversized doors, a finished bonus room over the garage, gorgeous stamped concrete around the exterior including a patio area with pergola and beautiful concrete countertops with inlaid rocks to name a few. The charming home is fully landscaped with underground sprinklers and fenced.
$770,000

Investment opportunity!

521 W 2nd St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

9Bedroom(s)
6Bathroom(s)
27Picture(s)
5,382Sqft
Investment opportunity! 3 Townhomes -each are 3 Bed/2.5 bath units with private yard and patio area to each. Mature trees offer privacy from the road and convenient proximity to downtown. Well maintained, each unit on it's own electric meter and heated with natural gas. A spacious laundry room offers more storage.
$1,800,000

Custom Home On Just Over 9 Acres Minutes To Downtown Whitefish

155 Haskill Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
36Picture(s)
3,827Sqft
Custom 5 Bed/4+ Bath home that sits just over 9 acres in a park like setting just minutes to Downtown Whitefish. Desirable layout, chef's kitchen with raised countertops, and a formal sitting room with a stone wood burning fireplace and architecturally set to take in the gorgeous views. Large living room with built-in entertainment center, additional wood burning fireplace.
$3,800,000

Jerry's Saloon, RV and Golf Course

205 1st Street S, Fortine, Lincoln, Montana, United States 59918

109Picture(s)
5,000Sqft
Jerry's Saloon, RV and Golf Course has been a great spot to spend the day for tourists and locals alike since 1966. Situated on over 20 acres of property and adjacent to forest service land, this entertainment venue is like no other. Full liquor Saloon and restaurant with 7 gaming machines, large indoor room for entertainment in the winter and beautiful outside deck with stage for large events.
$3,500,000

Desirable West View Estates Lot

111 Taelor Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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0.46Acre
Come build your home in the desirable West View Estates. Level over sized lot with city services and utilities at the road. Sidewalk and tree lined boulevard and huge city park includes a basketball court. Within walking distance to Glacier high and a quick trip to the valleys amenities, this is the perfect location to build your next home.
$179,000

Gorgeous Views from Mountain Watch at Meadow Lake

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

5Picture(s)
0.32Acre
Gorgeous Views from Mountain Watch at Meadow Lake. Build your Montana Dream home from this fully serviced lot, including community sewer and water, fiber optic cable, natural gas and electricity to the lot. Enjoy the amenities of walking/biking trails, golf course and Meadow Lake Resort Restaurant and Spa and so much more. This .
$160,000

Large Log Home In Whitefish

311 Jennings Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
20Picture(s)
2,988Sqft
Large roomy log home on .20 acres walking distance to downtown Whitefish. This 4 bedroom 2 bath home on 2 levels also has a nice loft and balcony. The property is zoned WR3 and is being sold ''AS IS''. Logs were re-chinked in 2008. Some exterior maintenance needed and the interior needs some updating. Garage is not included in the sale as it is on adjoining lot 2.
$695,000
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Real Estate Market Trends

The average sales price in Whitefish, Flathead Valley as a whole, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls of a single-family residence in November for the past 3 years is depicted in the graphs below. The only downward trend in NMAR’s latest data is the average number of days on market for Flathead Valley homes—yet another indicator of a bustling real estate market.

 

THE FARMHOUSE INN AND KITCHEN

A luxury bed and breakfast and farm to table style Bakery and Café featuring produce, meats etc from farms in the area. More info…

28 Lupfer Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937

(406) 730-2666

Recipe of The Month

 

 

Here is a simple recipe you can cozy up to:

Ingredients:
✔️ 4 cups apple cider
✔️ 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine of your choice
✔️ ¼ cup honey
✔️ 2 cinnamon sticks
✔️ Juice, zest, and peel from 1-2 oranges depending on your taste
✔️ 4 cloves
✔️ 3-star anises

Directions:
✔️ Combine all ingredients except the orange peel in a large saucepan.
✔️ Bring to a boil and then let the mix simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
✔️ Pour mulled wine into mugs and add the orange peel for garnish.

Recipe adapted from Food Network.