Holly Carbo’s Whitefish Real Estate July Newsletter

Holly Carbo the natural choice

When you work with Holly toward the sale or purchase of a property, you benefit from her wealth of local knowledge as well as her hands-on experience, having bought and sold many properties of her own throughout her lifetime. But perhaps most importantly, Holly is a person who doesn’t give up when faced with a challenge. Once she’s determined your individual real estate goals, she won’t quit until she’s achieved them. Contact Holly today at 406.249.7818.

Kelley’s Market Trends: Residential Sales

The month of May broke all previous records in the number of residential sales

BY JIM KELLEY // JUN 14, 2017

The month of May broke all previous records in the number of residential sales. In Flathead County there were 209 residential sales, compared to 147 in May of 2016. In 2006 there were 173 sales and 2017 exceeded that number by 21 percent.

In the first five months of this year there were 619 sales, which is up 6.7 percent from the 580 sales at this time last year. The previous high was in 2006 when there were 657 sales in the first five months.

Mortgage interest rates are up from a year ago at this time, but down slightly in the last month. The current average 15-year rate is around 3.19 percent, compared to 3.92 percent at this time a year ago. The average 30-year rate is around 3.9 percent compared to 3.7 percent in June of 2016.

READ THE WHOLE STORY…click here to go to the Flathead Beacon

Home on the Range


Sara Hollenbeck finds her love, calling, and herd in the foothills of Montana.

You can follow all the adventures at the Hollenbeck Ranch on their blog:

Featured Property

1109 8th Street W, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
MLS #21705084 Offered at $248,000

Zoned CR-5 provides great opportunity for expansion or development. Sitting on 2 full lots, this nicely updated 2 bedroom plus 1 non-conforming bedroom, 2 bath home features a formal dining room and large living room with fireplace and open kitchen/casual dining area. This home has an attached garage, tons of storage, a spacious, level, fenced backyard lined with lilac, pear, apple & plum trees and wonderful water feature. Perfect for entertaining & summer BBQs. A must see to appreciate this fantastic property.

For more info, click here.

Summer on the Mountain

Summer is our second favorite season on the mountain. Activities include biking, zip line tours, alpine slide, aerial adventure park, spider monkey mountain for the kids, scenic lift rides and more.

Visit https://skiwhitefish.com/summer/ for more information.

There is so much fun to be had on the mountain! If you can’t find what you’re looking for here please don’t hesitate to call us at 877-SKI-FISH or 406-862-2900.

Amenities and activities are open daily June 17 – September 4, 2017. After Labor Day amenities and activities are open Friday – Sunday through September 24, 2017. Amenity and activity dates are conditions permitting and subject to change.

Save money by purchasing package deals for the whole family here: https://skiwhitefish.com/summer-tickets-passes/

A must-do for families at the summit is to visit the Summit Nature Center. Operated and staffed by the Flathead National Forest, families love to visit the Summit Nature Center to learn about our forest and its local flora and fauna. Interactive games and exhibits make it fun to discover how to identify plants, trees and animal tracks and scat. Children ages 7-12 are invited to become Junior Forest Rangers – it’s free, it’s fun and includes an official badge and certificate. There’s also a coloring station for the little ones.

Families are encouraged to borrow an Outdoor Adventure Pack from the Nature Center and explore the outdoors. The pack contains field guides and materials to help families learn together in a fun and informal setting. For more information call 406-862-1972. This line is answered mid-June through Labor Day.