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
Is Now The Time to Sell?
Have you been thinking about selling home? Is your current property too large? Too small? Too expensive? Too hard to manage? Are you ready to travel more? Whatever the reason, you’ve been thinking about a move, but you don’t know if it’s the right time to move?
This might be the right time to sell! The first step in making a good decision is information. You would be amazed how many people will use stories they heard at the grocery store to make the decision to sell a home. Before you make any decision, speak to a professional agent and talk about your local market and home values. Learn about the inventory levels of your neighborhood and get a comprehensive market analysis of your property.
Traditionally a great time to list a home, this spring selling season is seeing a low inventory of homes for sale. This means that the home values are stronger than they have been in the past. You might have more money sitting in your home than you expect.
As interest rates continue to tick up, many buyers are seeing this as a great opportunity to buy before it’s too late. With record low unemployment and changing tax laws, more and more buyers are entering the housing market. This has resulted in strong home values and with more buyers ready to find a new home, this might be the perfect time to sell your home as well.
Don’t forget you can always call me for even more ideas and tips!
Here’s What’s Happening
BY TRISTAN SCOTT |
North Fork Land Purchase Preserves Habitat on Flanks of Glacier
Advocates of maintaining the North Fork Flathead River’s wild-and-scenic character celebrated a victory this month when the Flathead National Forest and Vital Ground Foundation brokered a deal to conserve 10 acres of open space and wildlife habitat in the shadow of Glacier National Park, where development pressure runs high.
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Recipe of The Month
Pot of Gold Cupcakes
Make these pot of gold cupcakes for your whole crew this weekend! They’ll love the rich, dark chocolate cake with the rainbow striped frosting, and the gold coin on top is such a fun touch!
- Gel paste food coloring in Red, Lemon Yellow, Kelley Green, Royal Blue, Violet, and Rose Pink
- 1 batch Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- 1 batch Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes
- 30 chocolate coins
1. Preheat the oven according to your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or try the recipe that is linked above at 350 degrees F.
2. Follow cupcake recipe, bake and allow to completely cool.
3. Make your favorite buttercream recipe or follow the one linked above.
Now for the fun part…
4. Gather your pastry bag and tip, the gel paste food coloring and use a thin, clean artist brush to swipe stripes of gel paste food coloring down the inside of your pastry bag. Then fill it with buttercream and squeeze it out, just like you normally would.
5. Top them off with a gold (chocolate) coin and you’ve found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Hope you enjoy!
(Recipe adapted from bakingamoment.com)