Kyle Archer Whitefish Real Estate December 2020

Kyle Archer

Quality of life is what drew Whitefish native Kyle Archer back to the Flathead Valley. After graduating from Chapman University in Orange, California and stops in New York City and Nashville, Kyle knew there’s no better place to raise a family than in Northwest Montana. With a background in finance, he works for his family construction business who specializes in residential excavation. Catch him around town with his wife Natalie performing original songs in the band Archertown, exploring the outdoors with his one-year-old son Boden, or at the ice rink playing in the local adult hockey league. He aims to provide first-class service and is an asset when dealing with site work challenges. He is passionate to share his love of the valley with folks searching for their next adventure.

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.

Here’s What’s Happening

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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 Kyle Archer, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at   (406) 862-9000 or (949) 885-6569

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215 Acres just outside of Whitefish

1201 Kuhns Road, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
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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

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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)
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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

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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)
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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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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.