Kyle Duty Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

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, Kyle 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 is a hard worker, and is passionate about what he does. He promises to represent all clients honestly and ethically. 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®️|November 2020

Should You Accept the Previous Buyer’s
Inspection Report?

Sometimes a house falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no reason.

Of course, the listing agent and seller are motivated to get the home back under contract as quickly as possible and may offer the previous buyer’s home inspection report to the new buyer. Some may even ask that the new buyer remove their right to a home inspection, based on the one they offer.

If you have been offered the previous buyer’s inspection report, you’re probably wondering if you should accept it and remove that contingency. In a fast-moving seller’s market, it might be tempting, but before you accept the report, there are a few considerations:

• Before accepting the inspection, do your research. Who did the inspection? Is it a reputable, licensed home inspector? Check public review sites for comments and customer satisfaction. Check their license with the issuing board and see if they have had any violations or suspensions.
• Once you verify the company, give them a call. Make sure the inspection is transferable, and that they have performed a comprehensive inspection. Many companies offer both a comprehensive and a simpler, cheaper, visual inspection.
• Finally, read the report carefully. If there are issues discovered, ask for clarification and consider paying for the inspector to meet you at the home to discuss the report in person with you.

Accepting the home inspection might seem like a good idea – both to make your offer more appealing to the seller and to save a few dollars – but before you remove the home inspection contingency, do your homework. Make sure you understand the real condition of the property before you buy it.

Here’s What’s Happening

Winter decorations go up downtown

The iconic red bells and snowflakes hanging from lighted garland went up in downtown Whitefish Sunday morning.

Volunteers spent the morning hanging the winter decorations that have been a tradition in town since sometime in the 1950s. Each year volunteers spend weeks checking the roughly 10,000 bulbs in the decorations and preparing them to light up downtown.

The decorations include 24 snowflakes, 70 wreaths, four snowmen and 47 lighted garland strings.

The tradition began when John Austin, who was president of the Chamber of COmmerce, purchased the wire frames for 20 red bells for $1 a piece. He tasked John Thorson, who owned Flathead Upholstery, with putting new fabric on the wire frames.

Eventually the nonprofit Whitefish Shines took over the effort of maintaining and making sure the decorations decorate the town from late November through Presidents’ Day.

Hanging the lights has become a tradition of its own with volunteers of all ages showing up to assist in putting them up on the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year, no matter the weather. 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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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

5Picture(s)
0Sqft
Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

14Picture(s)
0Sqft
Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
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Real Estate Market Trends

Virus Playing Part in Booming Ranch Sales in U.S. West

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington

BILLINGS — The coronavirus is one of the likely factors fueling a boom in large ranch sales in the U.S. West, real estate industry professionals said.

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington, The Billings Gazette reports.

“It’s the craziest year I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Taylor, director and real estate partner for Hall and Hall, which has offices in Montana and other Western states.

Taylor said buying a ranch is not always a compelling investment because the rate of return can be low. But he is working with buyers who see fewer stable alternatives.

“People look at them as an investment even though the ranching business isn’t good,” Taylor said.

Andy Rahn of Montana Land Source, a website tracking land listings and sales in the state, said factors driving buyers to rural areas can include a “get me out of here kind of mentality” concerning the pandemic.

That mindset may be propelled by fear of social unrest as well as mask and social distancing mandates with which buyers disagree.

Some in the industry theorize buyers believe rural areas are safer from COVID-19, while others said people who already planned to buy property in the future were spurred to action by the pandemic. Read more…

THE FARMHOUSE INN AND KITCHEN

A luxury bed and breakfast and farm to table style Bakery and Café featuring produce, meats etc from farms in the area. More info…

28 Lupfer Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937

(406) 730-2666

 

Thanksgiving can bring on a lot of stress when you think about how many people you have to impress. And the last thing you want to do is work all day in the kitchen to only produce a mediocre dish. ?

 

But worry no more!

 

Here is a quick and easy #pumpkinpierecipe that will leave you with enough time to relax before blowing your relatives’ taste buds away.

Ingredients:
✔️ 2 large eggs
✔️ 16 oz. (1 can) unsweetened pumpkin puree
✔️ 14 oz. (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
✔️ 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice)
✔️ 9 in. (1 pack) unbaked pie crust

Directions:
✔️ Preheat your oven to 425 F/220 C.
✔️ Mix together the eggs, unsweetened pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
✔️ Spread the pie crust on a baking sheet.
✔️ Pour the pumpkin pie mixture over the crust.
✔️ Bake in the pie in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
✔️ After 15 minutes, reduce oven heat to 350 F/175 C. Bake until the pie is set (about 35-40 min.)

 

(Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com)

Pete Francisco Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

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

Real Estate Today

 

By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|November 2020

Should You Accept the Previous Buyer’s
Inspection Report?

Sometimes a house falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no reason.

Of course, the listing agent and seller are motivated to get the home back under contract as quickly as possible and may offer the previous buyer’s home inspection report to the new buyer. Some may even ask that the new buyer remove their right to a home inspection, based on the one they offer.

If you have been offered the previous buyer’s inspection report, you’re probably wondering if you should accept it and remove that contingency. In a fast-moving seller’s market, it might be tempting, but before you accept the report, there are a few considerations:

• Before accepting the inspection, do your research. Who did the inspection? Is it a reputable, licensed home inspector? Check public review sites for comments and customer satisfaction. Check their license with the issuing board and see if they have had any violations or suspensions.
• Once you verify the company, give them a call. Make sure the inspection is transferable, and that they have performed a comprehensive inspection. Many companies offer both a comprehensive and a simpler, cheaper, visual inspection.
• Finally, read the report carefully. If there are issues discovered, ask for clarification and consider paying for the inspector to meet you at the home to discuss the report in person with you.

Accepting the home inspection might seem like a good idea – both to make your offer more appealing to the seller and to save a few dollars – but before you remove the home inspection contingency, do your homework. Make sure you understand the real condition of the property before you buy it.

Here’s What’s Happening

Winter decorations go up downtown

The iconic red bells and snowflakes hanging from lighted garland went up in downtown Whitefish Sunday morning.

Volunteers spent the morning hanging the winter decorations that have been a tradition in town since sometime in the 1950s. Each year volunteers spend weeks checking the roughly 10,000 bulbs in the decorations and preparing them to light up downtown.

The decorations include 24 snowflakes, 70 wreaths, four snowmen and 47 lighted garland strings.

The tradition began when John Austin, who was president of the Chamber of COmmerce, purchased the wire frames for 20 red bells for $1 a piece. He tasked John Thorson, who owned Flathead Upholstery, with putting new fabric on the wire frames.

Eventually the nonprofit Whitefish Shines took over the effort of maintaining and making sure the decorations decorate the town from late November through Presidents’ Day.

Hanging the lights has become a tradition of its own with volunteers of all ages showing up to assist in putting them up on the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year, no matter the weather. Read more…

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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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

5Picture(s)
0Sqft
Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

14Picture(s)
0Sqft
Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
39 Results returned.Per Page

Real Estate Market Trends

Virus Playing Part in Booming Ranch Sales in U.S. West

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington

BILLINGS — The coronavirus is one of the likely factors fueling a boom in large ranch sales in the U.S. West, real estate industry professionals said.

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington, The Billings Gazette reports.

“It’s the craziest year I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Taylor, director and real estate partner for Hall and Hall, which has offices in Montana and other Western states.

Taylor said buying a ranch is not always a compelling investment because the rate of return can be low. But he is working with buyers who see fewer stable alternatives.

“People look at them as an investment even though the ranching business isn’t good,” Taylor said.

Andy Rahn of Montana Land Source, a website tracking land listings and sales in the state, said factors driving buyers to rural areas can include a “get me out of here kind of mentality” concerning the pandemic.

That mindset may be propelled by fear of social unrest as well as mask and social distancing mandates with which buyers disagree.

Some in the industry theorize buyers believe rural areas are safer from COVID-19, while others said people who already planned to buy property in the future were spurred to action by the pandemic. Read more…

 

Thanksgiving can bring on a lot of stress when you think about how many people you have to impress. And the last thing you want to do is work all day in the kitchen to only produce a mediocre dish. ?

 

But worry no more!

 

Here is a quick and easy #pumpkinpierecipe that will leave you with enough time to relax before blowing your relatives’ taste buds away.

Ingredients:
✔️ 2 large eggs
✔️ 16 oz. (1 can) unsweetened pumpkin puree
✔️ 14 oz. (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
✔️ 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice)
✔️ 9 in. (1 pack) unbaked pie crust

Directions:
✔️ Preheat your oven to 425 F/220 C.
✔️ Mix together the eggs, unsweetened pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
✔️ Spread the pie crust on a baking sheet.
✔️ Pour the pumpkin pie mixture over the crust.
✔️ Bake in the pie in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
✔️ After 15 minutes, reduce oven heat to 350 F/175 C. Bake until the pie is set (about 35-40 min.)

 

(Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com)

Corrine Lanfear Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

Corrine DeGolier Lanfear

I have spent the majority of my life in the Pacific Northwest excelling in business management, marketing, and luxury sales. You may also note my experience in renovation, property sales, mortgage and loan processing . I have combined my real estate passion with my business management and marketing expertise to provide my clients with first-rate service. I will do my best to ensure that your buying or selling experience is simplified, personalized and to the point.

Real Estate Today

 

By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|November 2020

Should You Accept the Previous Buyer’s
Inspection Report?

Sometimes a house falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no reason.

Of course, the listing agent and seller are motivated to get the home back under contract as quickly as possible and may offer the previous buyer’s home inspection report to the new buyer. Some may even ask that the new buyer remove their right to a home inspection, based on the one they offer.

If you have been offered the previous buyer’s inspection report, you’re probably wondering if you should accept it and remove that contingency. In a fast-moving seller’s market, it might be tempting, but before you accept the report, there are a few considerations:

• Before accepting the inspection, do your research. Who did the inspection? Is it a reputable, licensed home inspector? Check public review sites for comments and customer satisfaction. Check their license with the issuing board and see if they have had any violations or suspensions.
• Once you verify the company, give them a call. Make sure the inspection is transferable, and that they have performed a comprehensive inspection. Many companies offer both a comprehensive and a simpler, cheaper, visual inspection.
• Finally, read the report carefully. If there are issues discovered, ask for clarification and consider paying for the inspector to meet you at the home to discuss the report in person with you.

Accepting the home inspection might seem like a good idea – both to make your offer more appealing to the seller and to save a few dollars – but before you remove the home inspection contingency, do your homework. Make sure you understand the real condition of the property before you buy it.

Here’s What’s Happening

Winter decorations go up downtown

The iconic red bells and snowflakes hanging from lighted garland went up in downtown Whitefish Sunday morning.

Volunteers spent the morning hanging the winter decorations that have been a tradition in town since sometime in the 1950s. Each year volunteers spend weeks checking the roughly 10,000 bulbs in the decorations and preparing them to light up downtown.

The decorations include 24 snowflakes, 70 wreaths, four snowmen and 47 lighted garland strings.

The tradition began when John Austin, who was president of the Chamber of COmmerce, purchased the wire frames for 20 red bells for $1 a piece. He tasked John Thorson, who owned Flathead Upholstery, with putting new fabric on the wire frames.

Eventually the nonprofit Whitefish Shines took over the effort of maintaining and making sure the decorations decorate the town from late November through Presidents’ Day.

Hanging the lights has become a tradition of its own with volunteers of all ages showing up to assist in putting them up on the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year, no matter the weather. Read more…

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Corrine Lanfear, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 471-5142

Sort Option
  • Price
  • Beds
  • Baths
  • Sq/ft
  • MLS Number
Grid
List

4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

5Picture(s)
0Sqft
Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

14Picture(s)
0Sqft
Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
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Real Estate Market Trends

Virus Playing Part in Booming Ranch Sales in U.S. West

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington

BILLINGS — The coronavirus is one of the likely factors fueling a boom in large ranch sales in the U.S. West, real estate industry professionals said.

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington, The Billings Gazette reports.

“It’s the craziest year I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Taylor, director and real estate partner for Hall and Hall, which has offices in Montana and other Western states.

Taylor said buying a ranch is not always a compelling investment because the rate of return can be low. But he is working with buyers who see fewer stable alternatives.

“People look at them as an investment even though the ranching business isn’t good,” Taylor said.

Andy Rahn of Montana Land Source, a website tracking land listings and sales in the state, said factors driving buyers to rural areas can include a “get me out of here kind of mentality” concerning the pandemic.

That mindset may be propelled by fear of social unrest as well as mask and social distancing mandates with which buyers disagree.

Some in the industry theorize buyers believe rural areas are safer from COVID-19, while others said people who already planned to buy property in the future were spurred to action by the pandemic. Read more…

 

Thanksgiving can bring on a lot of stress when you think about how many people you have to impress. And the last thing you want to do is work all day in the kitchen to only produce a mediocre dish. ?

 

But worry no more!

 

Here is a quick and easy #pumpkinpierecipe that will leave you with enough time to relax before blowing your relatives’ taste buds away.

Ingredients:
✔️ 2 large eggs
✔️ 16 oz. (1 can) unsweetened pumpkin puree
✔️ 14 oz. (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
✔️ 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice)
✔️ 9 in. (1 pack) unbaked pie crust

Directions:
✔️ Preheat your oven to 425 F/220 C.
✔️ Mix together the eggs, unsweetened pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
✔️ Spread the pie crust on a baking sheet.
✔️ Pour the pumpkin pie mixture over the crust.
✔️ Bake in the pie in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
✔️ After 15 minutes, reduce oven heat to 350 F/175 C. Bake until the pie is set (about 35-40 min.)

 

(Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com)

Nikki Marengo Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

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Nikki Marengo was raised in a small town in Central Washington. Growing up in a rural setting and enjoying the area’s rivers, trails and mountains, Nikki knew she needed to settle somewhere surrounded by nature. Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley was the perfect fit. Nikki moved to Kalispell and began her real estate career in 2013 by assisting Brian Murphy. She readily fell in love with the art of matching homes with buyers and sellers. Nikki’s fondness for people inspires her to go above and beyond the expectations of her clients. Her main objective is making others happy and that is why real estate has become more than a profession­–it’s a passion. Let Nikki help you with the next adventure in your life, whether it’s finding a home on the golf course or selling your cabin in the woods.

Real Estate Today

 

By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|November 2020

Should You Accept the Previous Buyer’s
Inspection Report?

Sometimes a house falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no reason.

Of course, the listing agent and seller are motivated to get the home back under contract as quickly as possible and may offer the previous buyer’s home inspection report to the new buyer. Some may even ask that the new buyer remove their right to a home inspection, based on the one they offer.

If you have been offered the previous buyer’s inspection report, you’re probably wondering if you should accept it and remove that contingency. In a fast-moving seller’s market, it might be tempting, but before you accept the report, there are a few considerations:

• Before accepting the inspection, do your research. Who did the inspection? Is it a reputable, licensed home inspector? Check public review sites for comments and customer satisfaction. Check their license with the issuing board and see if they have had any violations or suspensions.
• Once you verify the company, give them a call. Make sure the inspection is transferable, and that they have performed a comprehensive inspection. Many companies offer both a comprehensive and a simpler, cheaper, visual inspection.
• Finally, read the report carefully. If there are issues discovered, ask for clarification and consider paying for the inspector to meet you at the home to discuss the report in person with you.

Accepting the home inspection might seem like a good idea – both to make your offer more appealing to the seller and to save a few dollars – but before you remove the home inspection contingency, do your homework. Make sure you understand the real condition of the property before you buy it.

Here’s What’s Happening

Winter decorations go up downtown

The iconic red bells and snowflakes hanging from lighted garland went up in downtown Whitefish Sunday morning.

Volunteers spent the morning hanging the winter decorations that have been a tradition in town since sometime in the 1950s. Each year volunteers spend weeks checking the roughly 10,000 bulbs in the decorations and preparing them to light up downtown.

The decorations include 24 snowflakes, 70 wreaths, four snowmen and 47 lighted garland strings.

The tradition began when John Austin, who was president of the Chamber of COmmerce, purchased the wire frames for 20 red bells for $1 a piece. He tasked John Thorson, who owned Flathead Upholstery, with putting new fabric on the wire frames.

Eventually the nonprofit Whitefish Shines took over the effort of maintaining and making sure the decorations decorate the town from late November through Presidents’ Day.

Hanging the lights has become a tradition of its own with volunteers of all ages showing up to assist in putting them up on the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year, no matter the weather. Read more…

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Nikki Marengo, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 212-8507

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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

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Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
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0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
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1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
39 Results returned.Per Page

Real Estate Market Trends

Virus Playing Part in Booming Ranch Sales in U.S. West

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington

BILLINGS — The coronavirus is one of the likely factors fueling a boom in large ranch sales in the U.S. West, real estate industry professionals said.

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington, The Billings Gazette reports.

“It’s the craziest year I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Taylor, director and real estate partner for Hall and Hall, which has offices in Montana and other Western states.

Taylor said buying a ranch is not always a compelling investment because the rate of return can be low. But he is working with buyers who see fewer stable alternatives.

“People look at them as an investment even though the ranching business isn’t good,” Taylor said.

Andy Rahn of Montana Land Source, a website tracking land listings and sales in the state, said factors driving buyers to rural areas can include a “get me out of here kind of mentality” concerning the pandemic.

That mindset may be propelled by fear of social unrest as well as mask and social distancing mandates with which buyers disagree.

Some in the industry theorize buyers believe rural areas are safer from COVID-19, while others said people who already planned to buy property in the future were spurred to action by the pandemic. Read more…

 

Thanksgiving can bring on a lot of stress when you think about how many people you have to impress. And the last thing you want to do is work all day in the kitchen to only produce a mediocre dish. ?

 

But worry no more!

 

Here is a quick and easy #pumpkinpierecipe that will leave you with enough time to relax before blowing your relatives’ taste buds away.

Ingredients:
✔️ 2 large eggs
✔️ 16 oz. (1 can) unsweetened pumpkin puree
✔️ 14 oz. (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
✔️ 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice)
✔️ 9 in. (1 pack) unbaked pie crust

Directions:
✔️ Preheat your oven to 425 F/220 C.
✔️ Mix together the eggs, unsweetened pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
✔️ Spread the pie crust on a baking sheet.
✔️ Pour the pumpkin pie mixture over the crust.
✔️ Bake in the pie in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
✔️ After 15 minutes, reduce oven heat to 350 F/175 C. Bake until the pie is set (about 35-40 min.)

 

(Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com)

Brian Nicodemus Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

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I’ve had the pleasure of living in the Flathead Valley since 1989. I am amazed every day by the beauty of its scenery and the heart of its people. Not to mention the endless possibilities of outdoor recreation right out your door. Since becoming a REALTOR in 1999 I’ve made many great friends and have been fortunate enough to sell some wonderful properties. The true reward for me is the smile on my customers face when they achieve their goals. No hassles and no pressure when you work with me. Just a friendly knowledgeable Real Estate Broker who is here to help. Give me a call or email me today so I can help you catch your special piece of Montana!

Real Estate Today

 

By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|November 2020

Should You Accept the Previous Buyer’s
Inspection Report?

Sometimes a house falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no reason.

Of course, the listing agent and seller are motivated to get the home back under contract as quickly as possible and may offer the previous buyer’s home inspection report to the new buyer. Some may even ask that the new buyer remove their right to a home inspection, based on the one they offer.

If you have been offered the previous buyer’s inspection report, you’re probably wondering if you should accept it and remove that contingency. In a fast-moving seller’s market, it might be tempting, but before you accept the report, there are a few considerations:

• Before accepting the inspection, do your research. Who did the inspection? Is it a reputable, licensed home inspector? Check public review sites for comments and customer satisfaction. Check their license with the issuing board and see if they have had any violations or suspensions.
• Once you verify the company, give them a call. Make sure the inspection is transferable, and that they have performed a comprehensive inspection. Many companies offer both a comprehensive and a simpler, cheaper, visual inspection.
• Finally, read the report carefully. If there are issues discovered, ask for clarification and consider paying for the inspector to meet you at the home to discuss the report in person with you.

Accepting the home inspection might seem like a good idea – both to make your offer more appealing to the seller and to save a few dollars – but before you remove the home inspection contingency, do your homework. Make sure you understand the real condition of the property before you buy it.

Here’s What’s Happening

Winter decorations go up downtown

The iconic red bells and snowflakes hanging from lighted garland went up in downtown Whitefish Sunday morning.

Volunteers spent the morning hanging the winter decorations that have been a tradition in town since sometime in the 1950s. Each year volunteers spend weeks checking the roughly 10,000 bulbs in the decorations and preparing them to light up downtown.

The decorations include 24 snowflakes, 70 wreaths, four snowmen and 47 lighted garland strings.

The tradition began when John Austin, who was president of the Chamber of COmmerce, purchased the wire frames for 20 red bells for $1 a piece. He tasked John Thorson, who owned Flathead Upholstery, with putting new fabric on the wire frames.

Eventually the nonprofit Whitefish Shines took over the effort of maintaining and making sure the decorations decorate the town from late November through Presidents’ Day.

Hanging the lights has become a tradition of its own with volunteers of all ages showing up to assist in putting them up on the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year, no matter the weather. Read more…

 

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Brian Nicodemus, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 250-7311

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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

5Picture(s)
0Sqft
Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000