Brian Nicodemus’s Whitefish Real Estate January Newsletter

Brian Nicodemus RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus

Year in review.

2018 was a great year for Real Estate in Northwest Montana. I personally sold some beautiful properties and made some lifelong friends along the way. Every market experienced a nice increase in median home prices and a steady stream of closings. In my main market the Flathead Valley we have seen the Median list price on housing increase this year by 10% to $370,000 and the median sale price rose 12% to $275,000. Cumulative days on market or CDOM is down 9% to 89 days. There continues to be a shortage of lower priced opportunities for buyers. Some new subdivisions have been approved in Whitefish, Kalispell and surrounding cities. I anticipate that type of property will be in a good price range and continue to sell. Not seeing much subdivision activity in the county with larger parcels than in town. Montana’s somewhat recent Exempt Well ruling has made it difficult for developers to create new communities out of city limits. Here is a link to the Western Environmental Law centers exempt well law explanation. . 2019 looks to be more of the same in our markets. People from all over know about the Flathead Valley and will continue to move to the Big Sky Country! Happy New Year have a great 2019!


Whitefish Winter Carnival 2019

Whitefish Winter Carnival

The Legend of  Ullr

Once upon a time, there lived a god named Ullr who reigned over winter activities in the Nordic regions. Aiding him were his Prime Minister and Queen, who were skilled in creating the beauties of winter.

As time went by, however, his subjects become engrossed in exploring the world and its oceans, and they paid less homage to their god-king and the festivities of their winter season, so Ullr became a god all-but-forgotten, except in dim tradition.


A bawdy adults-only good time, enjoy a hearty roast of Whitefish and current events.

A fun, family event! Come in out of the cold and be a part of history with the unveiling of King Ullr LX and his Queen of the Snows.

Dust off your moves and your duds for an evening of groove. Prizes for best costume.

An annual tradition, watch the new Prince Frey and Princess Freya crowned at half-time, and cheer on the Bulldogs!

This sport combines a mix of two of Montana’s favorites – horses and skiing.

Support Carnival and kick off the weekend with merriment and frivolity at the Carnival Gala.

Some events require a carnival button for entry. For more details on all the above Carnival events, browse to:

Featured property-Mountain Watch at Meadow Lake

Governor Bullock

Governor says recreation stirs economic growth


Montana Governor Steve Bullock says it doesn’t take much thinking to realize why people are visiting the state.

“Last year we had over 13 million visitors to our state,” he said. “They weren’t coming to go to our Wal-Marts, right? They could do that at home. They’re coming to see the opportunities that make this state so amazing. And these visits stir economic growth, create local and good paying jobs.”

Bullock kicked off the first Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit last Tuesday in Whitefish at Grouse Mountain Lodge focusing on the value Montana’s public lands have both recreationally and economically.

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