Kyle Archer Whitefish Real Estate, February 2021

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 specialize 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®️|February 2021

 

Home Sellers Quick Guide

  • Research the Best Time to Sell – In the current market, the time is now!
    • Make Repairs – Repairing anything that needs some fixing or whatever seems problematic, will definitely speed up the selling process of your home. Keep receipts for proof of work done.
    • Find a Real Estate Agent – you want an agent that has experience working in the area you live in, with a proven track record, and someone who can offer feedback through every step of the process.
    • Pricing Your Home – A comparative market analysis is a document that presents pricing information for homes similar to yours. Your real estate agent can provide you this and give their feedback on it. It will be helpful to know what has worked price wise in your area and what hasn’t.
    • Putting Your Home on the Market – Discuss with your real agent their marketing plan they believe will work best for your home. They should, at the very least,  utilize the Multiple Listing System (MLS), real estate websites, social media, reach out to other agents, use yard signs if permissible,  advertise in print media and have a virtual tour available for example.
    • Prepare Your Home for Showings – You want your home to look its best when buyers are looking at it. In order for it to be in top condition,  go through each room and clean up clutter. Allow your buyers to imagine themselves living in your house by putting away any personal items.
    • How to Handle Offers – When a buyer makes an offer on your home, they will use a contract to offer up their sale price and any other terms of purchase. You can either accept, reject, or counter the offer that will then lead to negotiation with your agents help. For a successful negotiation: disclose everything, ask many questions, meet halfway on costs when possible and keep in mind your “why” for selling.
    • The Closing – This can take a month or longer depending on they property. Be ready to cooperate with a Title Company, Escrow Officer, Inspectors and Appraisers. A closing agent will finalize the transaction and review the sales agreement. He or she will also collect any last payments from the seller and buyer, will make any adjustments, and makes sure the buyer’s title is recorded in the local records. After this, congrats! You’ve sold your home successfully!
    • Moving Out – Start by getting rid of items that you don’t need by donating and or having a garage sale weeks prior. From there you can see the items that you need and start packing. Get the movers ready and schedule a time for them to be at your home. Separate valuable paperwork and other important things into one box. Do a change of address and forward any medical records if needed. Lastly, walk through your home one last time to see you didn’t forget anything and take inventory of everything you have.

Here’s What’s Happening

Affordable Housing Home

By HEIDI DESCH
Editor | February 10, 2021 1:00 AM

Whitefish, other cities, advocate for retaining affordable housing tool

The City of Whitefish, along with representatives of other cities around the state, last week told a Montana House committee that a bill that would effectively put an end to inclusionary zoning would leave them without an important tool in efforts aimed at creating affordable housing.

Whitefish City Councilor Ben Davis, who also serves on the city’s housing committee, told legislators that the community has determined that housing is at a crisis level here and years were spent in the public process to determine that inclusionary zoning is necessary to address the situation. 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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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

Beautiful home in Lion Mountain

1222 Lion Mountain Drive, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
37Picture(s)
3,224Sqft
Beautiful home in Lion Mountain with Homeowners access to Whitefish Lake. Four bedroom home with plenty of storage, two master suites and room to make it your own. Over an acre wooded lot gives the privacy needed. Fenced back yard is well appointed and easy to maintain. Brand new flooring installed and freshly stained exterior, New roof in 2018, home just needs your touch.
$889,000

Wooded five acres off E Lakeshore Drive with gated driveway

000 E Lakeshore Dr, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

13Picture(s)
5Acre
To be recorded prior to closing. Wooded five acres off E Lakeshore Drive with gated driveway. Great access to Les Mason State Park across the street and easy trip to Downtown Whitefish.
$564,000

Great development opportunity or hold as a homestead

NHN Two Mile Drive, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

16Picture(s)
0Acre
Great development opportunity or hold as a homestead. 27+ acres on the corner of W Springcreek and Two Mile Drive with valley views. Convenient location allows quick access to the Alt 93 bypass. Property has BPA Transmission line easement and some wetland but still worthy to have as an amazing place to call your own. City Services neighbor property.
$749,000

Beautiful Whitefish River Frontage Property

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

6Picture(s)
1.67Acre
Beautiful Whitefish River frontage property, located just blocks from downtown Whitefish. The property has 552' of navigable river frontage, runs along the bike/walking path through town and is across form a SNOW Bus stop, making it a prime location with foot traffic. Potential development opportunity with WB2 Zoning.
$825,000

South Whitefish Development Property

NHN Us Highway 93 S, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

8Picture(s)
3.32Acre
Development property with access from Great Northern Heights and potentially 93S. City sewer and water are to Brimstone Lane. Be a part of the growing south Whitefish area.
$1,145,000

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

Amazing 360 degree views!

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

15Picture(s)
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

Prime Commercial Highway Frontage

Church Drive, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

10Picture(s)
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
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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 January 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.

 

SHerman Rd Land

Nhn Sherman Road, Kalispell, MT 59901

MLS #22013359

Remarkable 130 Acres! Build your dream home and horse property on a Mountain top with 360 degree views

Please call Kyle Archer at 949-885-6569, or your real estate professional.

Recipe of The Month

 

Thumbprint Cookie Recipe of the month

 

Since it’s the month of love, nothing says “I love you” more than some sweet, delicious, and cute thumbprint cookies! Best of all, they don’t take a lot of effort but taste like you slaved away in the kitchen. 😉

Ingredients:
✔️2 cups all-purpose flour
✔️ ½ tsp. Baking powder
✔️ 2 tbs. Almond milk
✔️ ½ tsp. Salt
✔️ ¾ cup margarine, softened
✔️ ½ cup sugar, or sweetener of your choice
✔️ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
✔️ ⅓ cup assorted jams for the filling
✔️ Optional: Powdered sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/177 C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour and salt together. Set aside.
3. Add softened margarine, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond milk to another bowl and mix.
4. Slowly add in the flour/salt mix and combine until a dough is formed. Be careful not to over-mix.
5. Scoop out a half tablespoons worth of dough and roll into a smooth ball. Place all dough balls about 1 ½ inch apart.
6. Make the indent by using your finger (the “thumbprint” mark). Fill each indent with jam, but be careful not to overfill.
7. Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until barely lightly golden.
8. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Optional: Dust with powdered sugar.

(Recipe adapted from veganhuggs.com)