Kyle Archer Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

Kyle Archer

Quality of life is what drew Whitefish native Kyle Archer back to the Flathead Valley. After graduating from Chapman University in Orange, California and stops in New York City and Nashville, Kyle knew there’s no better place to raise a family than in Northwest Montana. With a background in finance he works for his family construction business who specialize in residential excavation. Catch him around town with his wife Natalie performing original songs in the band Archertown, exploring the outdoors with his one year old son Boden, or at the ice rink playing in the local adult hockey league. He aims to provide first class service and is an asset when dealing with site work challenges. He is passionate to share his love of the valley with folks searching for their next adventure.

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 Archer, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (949) 885-6569

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Turnkey Fully Furnished Lake View Unit at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

1380 #228 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
7Picture(s)
682Sqft
Turnkey fully furnished Lake View unit at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake! Interior photos taken are of a similar unit. Enjoy all the amenities The Lodge has to offer including the spa, pool, hot tub, docks and the Boat Club Restaurant. Take in the sunset over the Whitefish Lake on the deck or at the common lake access beach area.
$499,000

Welcome to Lost Creek Drive

365 Lost Creek Drive, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
69Picture(s)
2,528Sqft
Welcome to Lost Creek Drive. Conveniently located between Kalispell and Whitefish off Farm to Market road, Lost creek drive offers country living but close to amenities. Main home is 3 bed 2 bath on 1 acre with wonderful landscaping to provide privacy. Large island in kitchen, open and light living area and large soaking tub in the master.
$599,000

Lovely Home In Happy Valley

230 Goat Trail, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
23Picture(s)
2,640Sqft
Lovely 4 bedroom 3 bath home with GREAT mountain views and attached oversized 2 car garage on .49 acres. This roomy home Features a walk out basement with family room, bath, 3 of the bedrooms and storage/office space and laundry room. And leads to a nice yard with trees and raspberry bushes.
$747,000

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

Mountain Watch in Meadow Lake Resort

365 Gleneagles Trail, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

9Picture(s)
18,295Sqft
Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake's golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. This lot has amazing views of the third fairway of Meadow Lake Golf Course and an amazing back drop of Bad Rock Canyon and Swan Range.
$199,000

Investment Opportunity In Columbia Falls

10 11th Street W, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
52Picture(s)
2,900Sqft
Amazing location with this charming rancher with proximity to Marantette Park and within 4 blocks from the public pool, coffee shops, parks, walking paths, the library, grocery, downtown and the Community/Farmers Market.
$675,000

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

13Picture(s)
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
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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)