Whitefish Real Estate Pete Francisco April 2020

Whitefish real estate Pete Francisco

Pete​ Francisco sells Whitefish real estate in​ ​the​ ​Flathead​ ​Valley, where he has lived​ ​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. To contact Pete call: 406.270.5908.

Whitefish takes proactive approach to pandemic

WHITEFISH PILOT // MARCH 19, 2020

Mayor John Muhlfeld on Thursday afternoon declared a state of emergency for the city related to the coronavirus.

Muhlfeld said the declaration allows the city to activate all emergency and disaster response plans within Whitefish and it also provides the ability for the city to recoup any funds related to emergency response plans related to the coronavirus.

“I want everyone in Whitefish to know that I have full faith and confidence in our emergency response plan and you should as well,” he said in a video released by the city.

The order also gives Whitefish the authority to control ingress and egress to all or part of the city, and reaffirming the ability to require employees that perform nonessential city services to work remotely.

“While this is definitely not a time to panic, it is a time to take bold action because what we do immediately will have long term implications,” Muhlfeld said.

Flathead County on Thursday issued an order by the county health officer closing bars, restaurants, casinos, athletic centers, indoor recreation facilities and theaters to the public. The order does not prevent restaurants from operating on a limited basis to provide take-out services, but they must close dining room facilities. The order goes into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, March 20.

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Whitefish Market Heats up for 2020

January sales rose 16.5% in 2020 to 254 homes, compared to 218 in 2019 and 212 in 2018. January pending home sales ticked up 12% to 244 sales, showing a strong market for the new year.

Single Family Homes: January Sales / January Pending Sales

January closed salesJanuary pending sales

Condos and Townhomes: January Sales / January Pending Sales

Whitefish condominium and townhome sales also increased in January of 2020 to193 units, a 23.7% increase over 2019. Pending sales are up 19%.

January condos pending

Whitefish single family homes, condos and townhomes supply

The Whitefish market has only a five month supply of inventory as of January 31, 2020. Sales in 2020 show that buyers are paying 98% of list price on the 447 units sold so far. The average days on market of January listings was 51 days from list to sale.

January months supply of homes for sale

Local Restaurants Dish Up to Charity

Café Kandahar’s Andy Blanton spearheads effort to churn out prepared meals for local food bank while Whitefish Community Foundation awards grants

FLATHEAD BEACON //  BY TRISTAN SCOTT // MAR 23, 2020

Flathead food bank

As the Flathead Valley’s dining establishments pare back core services in response to emergency orders designed to slow the spread of coronavirus, local restaurants have begun dishing up prepared meals to food banks struggling to keep up with skyrocketing demands.

It’s a win-win arrangement for commercial kitchens trying to keep their pilot lights on and food banks whose inventories are dwindling rapidly amid the public health crisis.

To seed the partnership, the Whitefish Community Foundation awarded an initial $10,000 grant from its COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to local restaurants willing to participate, including Café Kandahar and the Whitefish Lake Restaurant during the initial phase.

“We’ve all switched our operations to takeout only, but we have the pieces in place to do a lot more,” said Andy Blanton, executive chef and owner of Café Kandahar in Whitefish. “In the restaurant industry, we are masters of crisis. We are ready and willing to mobilize and get food to people in need, and this could help, especially if more restaurants get involved. It helps us a little with self-preservation and it helps the community at a time of need.”

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Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land and commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Pete Francisco for Whitefish real estate.

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Waterside Condo Offered Turn-key In Lakeside

7175 Unit 1 -103 US HWY 93, Lakeside, Flathead, Montana, United States 59922

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
40Picture(s)
1,384Sqft
Immaculate 2 Bed/2 Bath Waterside condo offered turnkey. Ground level unit (Building #1) with ample windows that offer picturesque mountain and lake views as well as a patio area overlooking the common areas and lake. Recent updates including new granite counters, new flooring, appliances, lighting and paint. Comes with 1/3 interest in a boat slip #8.
$841,000

Amazing Country Setting Near Whitefish

245 Twin Lakes Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
67Picture(s)
3,738Sqft
This amazing Whitefish home sits on 10 acres bordering National Forest with no covenants and no zoning. The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and plenty of living space. Numerous upgrades include a remodeled kitchen, new flooring throughout the house and a new roof. To top it off, a downstairs apartment that has its own separate entrance.
$1,499,000

Turn-Key Full Service Resort in Bigfork

180 Vista Lane, Bigfork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

65Picture(s)
150,543Sqft
Selling as Asset only, no financials available at this time. Opportunity to Turn key full service resort, bar, restaurant, tiki bar, event center, 2 boat slips, pool, hot tub, fuel dock, liquor license and much more in the picturesque village of Bigfork, Montana. Located at the North End of the largest freshwater lake, on the pristine waters of Flathead Lake.
$5,800,000

48.2 Beautiful Acres In Three Parcels

175 Campfire Trail Parcel B & C, Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States 59872

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48.20Acre
48.2 beautiful acres in three parcels offers the privacy & rustic charm of rural Montana within 8 miles of Superior and adjacent to Lolo National Forest! It is accessible year around by a publicly maintained road and also includes a network of private roads and trails. Approx. 3 miles from Dry Creek fishing access on the Clark Fork River and blue ribbon trout fishing and water recreation.
$399,000

24 Acres In Rural Montana

NHN Campfire Trail Parcel C, Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States 59872

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24.10Acre
24 beautiful acres offers the privacy & rustic charm of rural Montana within 8 miles of Superior and adjacent to Lolo National Forest! It is accessible year around by a publicly maintained road and also includes a network of private roads and trails. May also be purchased with additional 48 acres bordering the South. Approx.
$215,000

24 Beautiful Acres Superior MT

175 Campfire Trail Parcel B, Superior, Mineral, Montana, United States 59872

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24.10Acre
24 beautiful acres offers the privacy & rustic charm of rural Montana within 8 miles of Superior and adjacent to Lolo National Forest! It is accessible year around by a publicly maintained road and also includes a network of private roads and trails. May also be purchased with additional 48 acres bordering the North and South. Approx.
$215,000

Multiple Uses Available With Light Industrial Highway Zoning

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

24Picture(s)
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

Jerry's Saloon, RV and Golf Course

205 1st Street S, Fortine, Lincoln, Montana, United States 59918

109Picture(s)
5,000Sqft
Jerry's Saloon, RV and Golf Course has been a great spot to spend the day for tourists and locals alike since 1966. Situated on over 20 acres of property and adjacent to forest service land, this entertainment venue is like no other. Full liquor Saloon and restaurant with 7 gaming machines, large indoor room for entertainment in the winter and beautiful outside deck with stage for large events.
$3,500,000

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.
$2,800,000
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Snotel report

New records set for January snowfall in northwest Montana

By USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service MT

A steady stream of moisture form the Pacific yielded a significant amount of snowfall in the northwest river basins between December 30, 2019 and February 1, 2020. Many Mountain SNOTEL (snow telemetry) sites would report the highest, or second highest January snow totals on record. Although basins west of the divide would receive the most snowfall, the entire state benefited from the weather patterns during the month, with all river basins increasing their basin snowpack totals since January 1. All major river basins in the state are now near or above normal for snowpack for this date.

Download the latest NRCS snowpack report here.

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Visiting Glacier Park in Spring

Spring is a beautiful and quiet time to be in Glacier National Park, however park visitors must be more self sufficient for there are very few services open in the park in the early spring.

Although some services adjacent and inside the park are open year round, most of the concession services and services adjacent to the park reopen for the season in late May to early June. During shoulder seasons, lodging and other guest services are available in gateway communities, such as in Whitefish.

Bring your snowshoes, cross country skis and snow boots so you are prepared to enjoy lingering snow. Day hikes are also popular in spring. And don’t forget the camera!

Find more information on Glacier Park’s website…click here.