Pete Francisco, Your Whitefish RE/MAX Agent, March 2021

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.

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By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|March 2021

 

Is Now The Time to Sell?

Have you been thinking about selling home? Is your current property too large? Too small? Too expensive? Too hard to manage? Are you ready to travel more? Whatever the reason, you’ve been thinking about a move, but you don’t know if it’s the right time to move?

This might be the right time to sell! The first step in making a good decision is information. You would be amazed how many people will use stories they heard at the grocery store to make the decision to sell a home. Before you make any decision, speak to a professional agent and talk about your local market and home values. Learn about the inventory levels of your neighborhood and get a comprehensive market analysis of your property.

Traditionally a great time to list a home, this spring selling season is seeing a low inventory of homes for sale. This means that the home values are stronger than they have been in the past. You might have more money sitting in your home than you expect.

As interest rates continue to tick up, many buyers are seeing this as a great opportunity to buy before it’s too late. With record low unemployment and changing tax laws, more and more buyers are entering the housing market. This has resulted in strong home values and with more buyers ready to find a new home, this might be the perfect time to sell your home as well.

Don’t forget you can always call me for even more ideas and tips!

Here’s What’s Happening

The forest surrounding Larry Wilson’s cabin up the North Fork on Oct. 27, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

BY TRISTAN SCOTT |

North Fork Land Purchase Preserves Habitat on Flanks of Glacier

Advocates of maintaining the North Fork Flathead River’s wild-and-scenic character celebrated a victory this month when the Flathead National Forest and Vital Ground Foundation brokered a deal to conserve 10 acres of open space and wildlife habitat in the shadow of Glacier National Park, where development pressure runs high.

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Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Pete Francisco, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 270-5908

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One of A Kind In Meadow Lake Resort

740 Seminole Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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2,275Sqft
One of a kind in Meadow Lake Resort on the 2nd Green. Park like setting with beautiful landscaping and very private large lot. Custom features include new flooring, new paint throughout, granite counters, gas fireplace three bedroom, 2.5 bath and room for expansion.
$949,900

Multiple Uses Available With Light Industrial Highway Zoning

000 Scenic Ridge Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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435,600Sqft
Multiple uses available with Light Industrial Highway zoning. Zoning allows for multiple opportunities including but not limited to Accessory apartments, Sales, hotels, light assembly and manufacturing, Microbrewery, parks, Restaurant and offices. (See documents for full list of uses) Take in the gorgeous views of valley and mountains.
$1,500,000

Cute Little Cabin On 20 Acres Trego MT

NHN Iron Lord Rd, Trego, Lincoln, Montana, United States 59934

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0Acre
Cute little cabin on a mostly parked out 20 acres in Trego Montana. No power or water to this almost completed cabin in the woods. Wired for power and plumbing and with generator hook up, this insulated 20x24 cabin has a wood stove and lots of character. Great hunting near by and not far to the Trego Café & store.
$250,000

Single Level Home At Village Greens

168 W Nicklaus Ave., Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,565Acre
First time on the market! Well taken care, single level home on 6th hole at Village Greens. This 2 bed 2 bath has views of the golf as well as the surrounding mountains. Spacious two car garage with additional golf cart garage door entry.
$549,000

Beautiful Property In The Heart of Montana's Lolo Forest

211 Campfire Trail, Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States 59872

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24.10Acre
Beautiful property in the heart of Montana's Lolo Forest. This property offers the privacy & rustic charm of rural Montana w/the convenience of being within 8 miles of Superior. Western Border of National Forest, this property can be accessed year round with a publicly maintained road and also includes a network of private roads and trails.
$239,900

Charming Home In Convenient Kalispell Location

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

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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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. Fully landscaped and fenced with underground sprinklers.
$739,000

A Multi-Purpose Property—Business and Pleasure!

612 1st Ave., Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
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1,157Acre
A MULTI-PURPOSE PROPERTY—BUSINESS AND PLEASURE. Charming 2 bedroom/2 bath home located in the heart of Columbia Falls, known as ''Gateway to Glacier.'' Real-wood floors, vaulted ceiling, and large windows are just a few of many features that make this home special.
$489,000

20+ Acre Property in Polson

42880 Eli Gap Road, Polson, Flathead, Montana, United States 59860

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
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1,062Sqft
20+ acre property surrounded by stunning views that only Montana has to offer. This fully fenced 20+ acres offers a 4 bed 3 bath partially remodeled mobile home as well as a 30ft x 50ft pole barn/shop, RV pad with sewer and electrical hookups and 2 story shed. Property also has seasonal creek and canal.
$519,000

Great Open Lot Almost 5 Acres

2712 Helena Flats Road, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

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4.99Acre
Great open lot almost 5 acres that boasts Columbia Mountain range views as well as views of Whitefish Mountain Resort. The lot offers convenient proximity to Glacier International Airport as well as quick commute to Columbia Falls and Kalispell. Light covenants to maintain quality of the neighborhood.
$345,000
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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 February for the past 3 years is depicted in the graphs below.

 

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 of Big Mountain, Flathead Lake, Swan Range and Glacier National Park. Gated log entrance leads you through this one of a kind property.

Contact Brian Murphy at 406-890-1681, or your real estate professional.

Recipe of The Month

 

Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Make these pot of gold cupcakes for your whole crew this weekend! They’ll love the rich, dark chocolate cake with the rainbow striped frosting, and the gold coin on top is such a fun touch!

Ingredients:

 

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven according to your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or try the recipe that is linked above at 350 degrees F.

2. Follow cupcake recipe, bake and allow to completely cool.

3. Make your favorite buttercream recipe or follow the one linked above.

Now for the fun part…

4. Gather your pastry bag and tip, the gel paste food coloring and use a thin, clean artist brush to swipe stripes of gel paste food coloring down the inside of your pastry bag.  Then fill it with buttercream and squeeze it out, just like you normally would.

5. Top them off with a gold (chocolate) coin and you’ve found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Hope you enjoy!

(Recipe adapted from bakingamoment.com)