Kerrie Cardon, your Whitefish RE/MAX agent, February 2021

Kerrie Cardon Rocky Mountain Real Estate

Kerrie knows that this truly is the Last Best Place. Kerrie cherishes this area and our wonderful state. Kerrie’s career journey included several years as a registered nurse practicing in Montana before moving to Seattle to work as a healthcare architect. Kerrie brings this professional perspective and approach to working with her clients. She is passionate, a great listener, and is very hands-on. Being a Montana native has given Kerrie an avid appreciation for the amazing lifestyle that this beautiful state has to offer. Kerrie and her husband Stewart, also from Montana, wanted their boys to be able to have a similar childhood experience as their own, so the family relocated back to Montana. Their journey has brought them to Whitefish so the family can enjoy everything this spectacular area has to offer; snow skiing, snowshoeing, waterskiing, camping, boating, golfing, and hiking. Kerrie became a Realtor as a way to leverage her passion into helping you achieve your Montana dream. Call Kerrie today to begin your own amazing journey!

Real Estate Today

 

By Corrine DeGolier Lanfear|Realtor®️|February 2021

 

Home Sellers Quick Guide

  • Research the Best Time to Sell – In the current market, the time is now!
    • Make Repairs – Repairing anything that needs some fixing or whatever seems problematic, will definitely speed up the selling process of your home. Keep receipts for proof of work done.
    • Find a Real Estate Agent – you want an agent that has experience working in the area you live in, with a proven track record, and someone who can offer feedback through every step of the process.
    • Pricing Your Home – A comparative market analysis is a document that presents pricing information for homes similar to yours. Your real estate agent can provide you this and give their feedback on it. It will be helpful to know what has worked price wise in your area and what hasn’t.
    • Putting Your Home on the Market – Discuss with your real agent their marketing plan they believe will work best for your home. They should, at the very least,  utilize the Multiple Listing System (MLS), real estate websites, social media, reach out to other agents, use yard signs if permissible,  advertise in print media and have a virtual tour available for example.
    • Prepare Your Home for Showings – You want your home to look its best when buyers are looking at it. In order for it to be in top condition,  go through each room and clean up clutter. Allow your buyers to imagine themselves living in your house by putting away any personal items.
    • How to Handle Offers – When a buyer makes an offer on your home, they will use a contract to offer up their sale price and any other terms of purchase. You can either accept, reject, or counter the offer that will then lead to negotiation with your agents help. For a successful negotiation: disclose everything, ask many questions, meet halfway on costs when possible and keep in mind your “why” for selling.
    • The Closing – This can take a month or longer depending on they property. Be ready to cooperate with a Title Company, Escrow Officer, Inspectors and Appraisers. A closing agent will finalize the transaction and review the sales agreement. He or she will also collect any last payments from the seller and buyer, will make any adjustments, and makes sure the buyer’s title is recorded in the local records. After this, congrats! You’ve sold your home successfully!
    • Moving Out – Start by getting rid of items that you don’t need by donating and or having a garage sale weeks prior. From there you can see the items that you need and start packing. Get the movers ready and schedule a time for them to be at your home. Separate valuable paperwork and other important things into one box. Do a change of address and forward any medical records if needed. Lastly, walk through your home one last time to see you didn’t forget anything and take inventory of everything you have.

Here’s What’s Happening

By HEIDI DESCH
Editor | February 10, 2021 1:00 AM

Whitefish, other cities, advocate for retaining affordable housing tool

The City of Whitefish, along with representatives of other cities around the state, last week told a Montana House committee that a bill that would effectively put an end to inclusionary zoning would leave them without an important tool in efforts aimed at creating affordable housing.

Whitefish City Councilor Ben Davis, who also serves on the city’s housing committee, told legislators that the community has determined that housing is at a crisis level here and years were spent in the public process to determine that inclusionary zoning is necessary to address the situation. Read more…

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land, or commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Kerrie Cardon, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 270-2614

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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

The average sales price in Whitefish, Flathead Valley as a whole, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls of a single-family residence in January for the past 3 years is depicted in the graphs below. The only downward trend in NMAR’s latest data is the average number of days on market for Flathead Valley homes—yet another indicator of a bustling real estate market.

 

121 Mountain Timbers Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
MLS #22015618

Enjoy Montana living at its best with this wooded, spacious lot located close to Columbia Falls.

Call Kerrie Cardon at 406.270.2614 or your real estate professional.

Recipe of The Month

 

 

Since it’s the month of love, nothing says “I love you” more than some sweet, delicious, and cute thumbprint cookies! Best of all, they don’t take a lot of effort but taste like you slaved away in the kitchen. ?

Ingredients:
✔️2 cups all-purpose flour
✔️ ½ tsp. Baking powder
✔️ 2 tbs. Almond milk
✔️ ½ tsp. Salt
✔️ ¾ cup margarine, softened
✔️ ½ cup sugar, or sweetener of your choice
✔️ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
✔️ ⅓ cup assorted jams for the filling
✔️ Optional: Powdered sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/177 C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour and salt together. Set aside.
3. Add softened margarine, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond milk to another bowl and mix.
4. Slowly add in the flour/salt mix and combine until a dough is formed. Be careful not to over-mix.
5. Scoop out a half tablespoons worth of dough and roll into a smooth ball. Place all dough balls about 1 ½ inch apart.
6. Make the indent by using your finger (the “thumbprint” mark). Fill each indent with jam, but be careful not to overfill.
7. Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until barely lightly golden.
8. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Optional: Dust with powdered sugar.

(Recipe adapted from veganhuggs.com)