Kyle Duty Whitefish Real Estate, February 2021

Kyle Duty real estate in Whitefish

Kyle was born and raised in the Flathead Valley with a younger brother and sister. Growing up in a small town setting with gorgeous mountains, Kyle has always had a passion for golfing and snowboarding. After living in South Tahoe for six years, he moved back to the Flathead Valley and became involved with customer service and learned that he had a passion for helping people have the vacation of their dreams. Kyle strives to make others’ getaways as easy and relaxing as they can be. Now, his mission is to help those who want to plant roots in the Flathead Valley. Kyle’s knowledge of Real Estate in the Flathead Valley is backed by a true love for the outdoors and the area. He is passionate and well informed about the market, which allows him to guide his clients into their dream home or commercial real estate.

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 Duty, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 871-4947

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Amazing 360 degree views!

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

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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

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3Bathroom(s)
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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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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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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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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

Building lot in Mountain Watch

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

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Living at Mountain Watch means being a part of the active, fun Meadow Lake Resort with the opportunity to access to its array of recreational and social amenities, facilities and services. Enjoying an ideal Montana mountain lifestyle within a spectacular natural setting overlooking the resort and beyond to both forested and snowcapped mountains.
$99,000

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

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.
$109,000
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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.

 

House for sale

842 Highland Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937

MLS #22013280

Great investment! Very well maintained luxury condo within walking distance to downtown Whitefish

Please call Kyle Duty at 406-871-4947, 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)