RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus April 2020

Brian Nicodemus RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus

Spring is almost upon us and I can’t wait! Although it’s not over yet, it’s been a fairly mild winter here in Northwest Montana. Not too many really cold days and not a bunch of snow to shovel in town. Lots of snow in the mountains should provide plenty of water this spring and summer for some great fishing and recreating all around the state of Montana. The Flathead Valley alone is at 103% of our annual snowfall already this winter with a couple months to go. The other good reason to celebrate spring, the golf courses will be open soon. Whitefish has the only 36-hole golf course in the state and there are 7 golf courses within an hour of Whitefish.

With spring comes opportunity in our Real Estate market. If you are thinking about selling this could be the best time ever to sell your property. Inventory is low, interest rates continue to stay historically low for buyers and the promotional opportunities for brokerages to get your property in front of buyers has never been better! Call me today with any questions you have about Montana Real Estate or if I can help you buy or sell your piece of Montana. Cheers to spring, bring it on! Brian Nicodemus, 406.250.7311.

 

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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Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit F

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
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Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit E

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,092Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit D

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit C

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,094Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit F

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 7th St Unit B

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,093Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish 1013 E 7th St Unit E

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,095Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit A

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,118Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Downtown Columbia Falls

540 Nucleus, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
29Picture(s)
1,080Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/2 bath condo in the heart of downtown Columbia Falls, in the same block as retail, restaurants, and right across from the grocery store and much more! With its business zoning permitting weekly/nightly rental use, it offers excellent investment potential.
$525,000
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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.

RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus March 2020

Brian Nicodemus RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus

Spring is almost upon us and I can’t wait! Although it’s not over yet, it’s been a fairly mild winter here in Northwest Montana. Not too many really cold days and not a bunch of snow to shovel in town. Lots of snow in the mountains should provide plenty of water this spring and summer for some great fishing and recreating all around the state of Montana. The Flathead Valley alone is at 103% of our annual snowfall already this winter with a couple months to go. The other good reason to celebrate spring, the golf courses will be open soon. Whitefish has the only 36-hole golf course in the state and there are 7 golf courses within an hour of Whitefish.

With spring comes opportunity in our Real Estate market. If you are thinking about selling this could be the best time ever to sell your property. Inventory is low, interest rates continue to stay historically low for buyers and the promotional opportunities for brokerages to get your property in front of buyers has never been better! Call me today with any questions you have about Montana Real Estate or if I can help you buy or sell your piece of Montana. Cheers to spring, bring it on! Brian Nicodemus, 406.250.7311.

 

State economy saw growth last year

BY DANIEL MCKAY //  WHITEFISH PILOT //  February 18, 2020

The state economy bounced back from stagnation last year with help from western counties and increased construction activity, among other factors, according to economists from the University of Montana visiting last week for the 2019 Economic Outlook Seminar.

State revenues in 2017 were weak due to a stagnant economy in 2016, said Patrick Barkey of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER), but 2018 revenues were stronger thanks in part to a surge in construction across the state but particularly in Flathead, Gallatin, and Missoula counties.

The three counties accounted for 75 percent of statewide construction earnings in 2017, with commercial and multifamily projects especially strong. Access to affordable housing remains an issue, as housing-price growth once again outpaced income growth.

Barkey said partial data indicates that 2018 saw continued growth, and that state revenue is off to a good start in 2019. However, this growth has largely missed the agricultural sector, which has faced low prices, drought, fire, and now the prospect of tariff-related disruptions in access to the market. The recently passed federal Farm Bill should help the agriculture industry, he said.

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Revised plan for snow lot likely makes affordable housing project viable

BY HEIDI DESCH// WHITEFISH PILOT // FEB 19, 2020

Constructing roughly 24 homes on the city’s snow lot to provide affordable workforce housing would likely make the project financially feasible, according to an updated analysis of the proposed project.

The City of Whitefish has for many years targeted its snow lot, at the corner of Railway Street and Columbia Avenue, as a potential site for an affordable housing project.

A first analysis of the project designed with both single family homes and rental apartments completed in December, however, showed that the project would have a large funding gap to make up in order to make the project feasible. The city’s Whitefish Strategic Housing Plan Steering Committee deemed that option financially unfeasible and asked Homeword, a Missoula-based nonprofit taped to help design the project, to return with another option.

Read more in the Whitefish Pilot.

Flathead Job Fair

Outlook 2020: Another Year of Job Growth

A low unemployment rate in the expanding Flathead Valley keeps industries short-handed

BY MAGGIE DRESSER // FLATHEAD BEACON // JAN 2, 2020

As the economy booms in the Flathead Valley, along with the rest of the nation, Montana continues to struggle filling job openings as 2020 arrives.

Job vacancies remain open in the valley while unemployment continues its low trend, contributing to the workforce shortage. Montana’s unemployment rate has hovered between 3 and 4 percent over the last year, with 3.4 percent in November 2019 and 3.7 percent in November 2018. Montana’s unemployment rate is slightly lower than the national average of 3.5 percent.

But a low unemployment rate means employers can’t find workers.

Read more in the Flathead Beacon.

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land and commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call RE/MAX Rocky Mountain, Brian Nicodemus at 406.250.7311 today!

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Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit F

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
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24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit E

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,092Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit D

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit C

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,094Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit F

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 7th St Unit B

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,093Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish 1013 E 7th St Unit E

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,095Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit A

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,118Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Downtown Columbia Falls

540 Nucleus, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
29Picture(s)
1,080Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/2 bath condo in the heart of downtown Columbia Falls, in the same block as retail, restaurants, and right across from the grocery store and much more! With its business zoning permitting weekly/nightly rental use, it offers excellent investment potential.
$525,000
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The Baker Avenue pedestrian underpass project

Whitefish appears to be keying in on an option for what the Baker Avenue pedestrian underpass might look like.

WGM Group last week presented City Council during its work session with preliminary cost estimates for a few choices related to the underpass that is planned to span under Baker near the O’Shaughnessy Center west connecting to the city’s path off of Railway Street to Depot Park.

Council seemed to favor an option that is estimated to cost about $1.63 million to construct the underpass. Under that option, a concrete structure would be used for then underpass with vertical interior walls 20 feet wide by 10 feet in height.

Read more in the Whitefish Pilot.

RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus Feb 2020

Brian Nicodemus RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus

I hope everyone out there is having a fun/productive 2020 so far! Make it count, there is only one roaring 2020! Thought I would tell you a little about the designations and certifications I have earned through the 20+ years I’ve been a REALTOR. All of these are recognized by the National Association of REALTORS and I believe I give my clients more knowledge and power with their Real Estate transactions when they work with me.

CRS – Certified Residential Specialist. One of the hardest designations to earn combining years of production and live instruction from some of the best instructors the business. This is the best nationwide referral network available in our industry filled with seasoned members.

GRI – Graduate REALTOR Institute. It takes three separate years with four days of classroom education to earn your GRI designation. That’s almost 100 hours of education from top instructors all over the country who fly to Montana and teach members how to best serve their buyer/sellers and be better REALTORS for their clients and their communities.

ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative. ABR’s have taken a two-day class on representing just buyers and how to locate, negotiate and close on your buyer’s property of choice. Not all properties are the same and each can have some challenges. An ABR agent has the knowledge and experience to guide their clients through the buying process (smooth or not) and get them to the finish line.

Maybe next month I’ll write about my RSPS, WHS and SFR certifications. Maybe…

Hope that explains a little bit about why I’m very proud to have earned and to display these achievements in the Real Estate industry. It pays to work with an experienced/educated Real Estate Broker who is looking out for you! Call me today, RE/MAX Rocky Mountain, Brian Nicodemus, 406.250.7311. I’m here to help.

 

Sperry Chalet

Glacier National Park Chalet Reopens for Business

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS // JAN 13, 2020 FLATHEAD BEACON

A chalet in Glacier National Park is ready to begin taking reservations for the first time since a wildfire gutted the structure, officials said

The Sperry Chalet is expected to begin taking reservations online Monday at 8 a.m., KECI-TV reports.

The chalet dormitory fell prey to a wildfire in August 2017 and required a reconstruction of the facility, National Park Service officials said.

The park service authorized at least $12 million to rebuild the chalet, which is located at the end of a 6.7-mile (11-kilometer) hike in the park.

The chalet will be available for stays from July 18 to Sept. 13.

Sperry Chalet is a national historic landmark hotel, reachable only by trail.

Make your reservations by going on-line to:

www.sperrychalet.com

Using the website and the on-line form is the best, fastest, easiest way to request a chalet reservation. Reservations are not available by phone.

Whitefish garages sell homes

Attached Garages Sell Homes

BY RICHARD DEWS // JAN 22, 2020 FLATHEAD BEACON

It’s winter, and many in the Flathead have their vehicles (or stuff) snuggly inside a weather-tight garage. Do the greatest quantity of single-family residence homes (sold for $150,000 to $600,000) sell with garages (and if so, attached or detached)? Across the county, and within all major cities within it, more homes sell with attached (AT) garages than those with detached (DE) garages or without a garage (NN means none). What have been the trends, these past 5 years?

The bars represent annual quantities sold by type; the lines of same color depict the median days they were on the market before going under final contract. For the county and Kalispell, homes with attached garages sell in triple the quantity of those with detached (other cities it’s about double). Which sell faster? Read between the lines in the animated GIF below.

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© Copyright 2019 by Richard Garrett Dews. All rights reserved. Research based, in part, upon information from the Montana Regional MLS, LLC.

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Flathead Snowpack Above Normal

BY MYERS REECE // JAN 8, 2020 FLATHEAD BEACON

A dry spell in November and December decreased some of the autumn snowfall gains from September and October, but the early-season storms were still enough to provide a decent year-end snowpack in most mountains across Montana, even as many valley bottoms remained brown.

Early January snowfall is further boosting that base to above average in certain areas, with the Flathead River Basin’s snow-water equivalent registering 114 percent of normal as of Jan. 8 and most other basins in Central and Western Montana near or above normal as well, although a few are lagging considerably, especially the Lower Clark Fork and Madison, which sit at 86 and 85 percent of normal, respectively.

Snow-water equivalent, rather than snow depth, is the measurement used to gauge the amount of liquid water contained within snowpack, meaning the amount of water that will be released when the snowpack melts, which can play a key role in agriculture, hydropower production, water storage, aquatic ecosystem health and recreation such as boating and fishing, as well as flood and drought forecasting.

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Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land and commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call RE/MAX Rocky Mountain, Brian Nicodemus at 406.250.7311 today!

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Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit F

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit E

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,092Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit D

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit C

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,094Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit F

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 7th St Unit B

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,093Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish 1013 E 7th St Unit E

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,095Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit A

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,118Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Downtown Columbia Falls

540 Nucleus, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
29Picture(s)
1,080Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/2 bath condo in the heart of downtown Columbia Falls, in the same block as retail, restaurants, and right across from the grocery store and much more! With its business zoning permitting weekly/nightly rental use, it offers excellent investment potential.
$525,000
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Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade

Hosted by King Ullr and Queen of the Snows

February 8

Central Avenue, Whitefish

3:00 PM

Join the fun and festivities along with The Royal Court, but beware of the Yetis and their mischievous antics, because what happens in Whitefish follows you home!

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Fireworks and Torchlight Parade

February 15, Presidents’ Day Weekend

Ed’s Run/Upper Village, Whitefish Mountain Resort

7:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday weekend on the slopes with a bang. Join us at the bottom of Ed’s Run to watch as a glowing group of skiers descend the slope followed by a spectacular fireworks show.

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RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate, Brian Nicodemus Jan 2020

Brian Nicodemus

Wow! Hard to believe this year has gone by already. I want to thank all of my friends, family and clients for a fun and productive year. I didn’t get to go fishing as much as I wanted to but got my share of rounds in at the golf course. Special thank you to everyone I had the pleasure to work with this past year. I hope you enjoyed the buying or selling experience as much as I did. Looking forward I believe the market will remain strong in Northwest Montana and the inventory will continue to be small. It’s a sellers market out there so if you are thinking of selling now is a great time! This coming year please call me with any questions you have about Real Estate. If you or anyone you know are thinking about buying or selling property in the Flathead Valley put my 20 + years experience to work for you! I guarantee you will get a hard working broker working hard for you! I bet we even have some fun along the way. I hope you all have a fun and prosperous 2020!! Thanks again!

 

whitefish winter carnival 2020

The Legend of  Ullr: Whitefish Winter Carnival 2020

Once upon a time, there lived a god named Ullr who reigned over winter activities in the Nordic regions. Aiding him were his Prime Minister and Queen, who were skilled in creating the beauties of winter.

As time went by, however, his subjects become engrossed in exploring the world and its oceans, and they paid less homage to their god-king and the festivities of their winter season, so Ullr became a god all-but-forgotten, except in dim tradition.

Some events require a carnival button for entry. For more details on all the above Carnival events, browse to: https://whitefishwintercarnival.com/events/

House Tax Bill HR-1 and the current state of 1031 Exchanges

Section 13303 of the Senate amendment revised Section 1031(a)(1) of the Code to provide that:

No gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of real property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment if such real property is exchanged solely for real property of like kind which is to be held either for productive use in a trade or business or for investment.

What is like kind real property?

“Section 1031(a) requires a comparison of the exchanged properties to ascertain whether the nature and character of the transferred rights in and to the respective properties are substantially alike.”

“In making comparison, consideration must be given to the respective interests in the physical properties, the nature of the title conveyed, the rights of the parties, the duration nature or character of the properties as distinguished from their grade or quality. Koch v. CIR, 71TC 54,65 (1978)

Examples of like kind real properties include:

-A commercial building and an unimproved lot

-City real estate and a ranch or a farm

-Tenancy-in-common interest and a fee interest (the legal possession of both the surface and mineral rights for a property)

-A fee interest and a leasehold with 30 years or more to run

-A fee interest and a perpetual easement

-A fee interest and a perpetual water right

If you have questions regarding the purchase, sale or exchange of real property, call your RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate agent Brian Nicodemus today at 406.250.7311. Brian is here to help you through the exchange of real property.

Below are some beautiful homes, condominiums and building lots for sale. Call your RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate agent, Brian Nicodemus, for more information at 406.250.7311.

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Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit F

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit E

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,092Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit D

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit C

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,094Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1013 E 7th St Unit F

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,096Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 7th St Unit B

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,093Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish 1013 E 7th St Unit E

1013 E 7th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,095Sqft
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. ONLY 5% DOWN, 6.5% INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS FROM THE FIRST 5 YEARS, WITH THE OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEAR TERM. Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Whitefish - 1022 E 8th St Unit A

1022 E 8th St, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
2,118Sqft
Welcome to Whitefish’s modern condominium project, “The Row”. These amazing four-bedroom condominiums that can be owner financed provide both investors and homeowners with the wonderful opportunity to own in the vibrant downtown of Whitefish Montana. Attractive owner financing terms include 5% down, 6.5% interest with interest only payments for 5 years.
$995,000

Modern Condo in Downtown Columbia Falls

540 Nucleus, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
29Picture(s)
1,080Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/2 bath condo in the heart of downtown Columbia Falls, in the same block as retail, restaurants, and right across from the grocery store and much more! With its business zoning permitting weekly/nightly rental use, it offers excellent investment potential.
$525,000
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Need help planning your trip to Montana?

Check out www.visitmt.com, a website full of travel resources for Montana. Find tips on epic winter trips, places to stay, food and drink, and travel tips.

Ski and Snow Forecast is Optimistic for Winter of 2020

BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Climate forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center predict a neutral El Nino to occur during the meteorological winter months of 2019-2020 (Dec-Jan-Feb) and possibly into spring. This absence of El Nino or La Nina could allow other global factors, such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Arctic Oscillation, to play a larger role in determining winter weather.

All that being said, the winter months of December-January-February should favor Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation for a good portion of Montana.

RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate, Brian Nicodemus Dec 2019

Brian Nicodemus RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus

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. Give me, Brian Nicodemus, a call or email me today at RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate so I can help you catch your special piece of Montana! Call me today at 406.250.7311.

Tracey’s Experience with Brian

I have worked with Brian for 20 years. Bought my first house in Whitefish with his help and about a month ago I bought another with Brian. He knows the Whitefish market as well or better thank anyone. One of the things I really like about Brian is that he is quick to respond and provide anything that I am asking for yet he is not the pushy realtor that is in your face all the time – he lets his clients run the process as he guides with his expertise! Would not work with anyone else!

Thank you Tracey! You were a pleasure to work with as always, I look forward to our next transaction! Enjoy the property.

Let me help you catch your piece of Montana! I love what I do!

opening day on Whitefish Mountain

Whitefish Mountain Resort set to open December 6, 2019

Plan your visit today and enjoy skiing, lessons, dining, and more. Purchase tickets online at www.skiwhitefish.com.

Whitefish Christmas Stroll

You won’t want to miss the Whitefish Stroll

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019; 5:30-9:00PM IN DOWNTOWN WHITEFISH

Throughout the evening enjoy wagon rides courtesy of the Bar W Guest Ranch, chestnut roasting in front of the Village Shop, holiday photos at the Great Northern Brewery, and so much more. The evening includes activities for adults and the kids. Stumptown Art Studio will have crafts for the kids, while outside kids can enjoy the bounce house and decorating contests, if you are in any decorating contest check this helpfull article CREATING A DECORATING PLAN FOR YOUR HOME. Vendors will be set up on the streets with crafts and food.

5pm………….. North Valley Music School Christmas Recital – First Presbyterian Church

6:00pm……… Alpine Bell Ringers Hand bell Choir Concert – First Presbyterian Church

6pm………….. “WhiteFire” fire dancers – Outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:20pm……… Tree Lighting Ceremony – Outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:30pm……… Santa Arrives via Wagon – Outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:40pm……….Whitefish & Bigfork Dance performance-Main stage, just south of the Winter Carnival Float

6:40-9pm….. Photos w/Santa – Stumptown Marketplace

6:45pm……… Whitefish & Bigfork Dance performance-Main stage in front of the Winter Carnival Float

7:00pm………Turkey bowling with the Winter Carnival Crew – pin & prizes from Pin n’ Cue

7:45pm……..”WhiteFire” fire dancers –  at Carnival Float on Central Avenue

8:00pm…….. Announcement of Window Decorating Contest Winner

8:05pm……..Shoppers’ Drawing baskets (One basket every five minutes – Grand Prize at 9pm!)

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Torchlight Parade

Torchlight Parade at Whitefish Mountain Resort: December 24

The torchlight parade is a Christmas Eve tradition for many families with good reason. Whitefish Mountain Resort welcomes Santa Claus to greet the children, and a hush of silence falls over the crowd as the lighted torches swoosh down the hillside, making the eyes sparkle of children and adults alike. The torchlight parade is a great reminder of the magic of Christmas.

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Nordic skiing at Glacier Nordic Center

Just across the road from Grouse Mountain Lodge is the Glacier Nordic Center, which features groomed, lit paths for cross-country skiing. Squeeze a workout into your morning or spend the day sliding along—when it’s so convenient, you can make your visit as active or as mellow as you’d like.

Below are some beautiful homes and tracts of land for sale by Brian Nicodemus, RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate.

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    Whitefish Trail addition

    Forest Service signs off on Whitefish Trail Project

    Daily Interlake | November 20. 2019 by Matt Baldwin

    Construction of an extensive trail system that connects Whitefish with the upper reaches of the Whitefish Range has received final approval from the U.S. Forest Service.

    The Flathead National Forest on Monday issued its final decision notice that found no significant impact for the long-discussed Taylor Hellroaring project.

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    A proposal to construct an extensive trail network on U.S. Forest Service land adjacent to Columbia Falls is also moving forward.

    The Flathead National Forest issued its draft decision last week for the Crystal Cedar project, which finds no significant impact for the plan to build nearly 25 miles of new trail just north of town. The proposed action also includes commercial timber harvest on 2,435 acres, as well as non-commercial harvest on 1,287 acres.

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    RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate, Brian Nicodemus Nov 2019

    Brian Nicodemus RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Brian Nicodemus

     

    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. Give me a call or email me today so I can help you catch your special piece of Montana! Call me today at 406.250.7311.

    Whitefish ranked no. 3 Ski Mountain

    October 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm | Daily Inter lake

    SKI Magazine has named Whitefish Mountain Resort as the “No. 3 overall” ski resort in North America – the popular Whitefish resort’s highest ranking yet by the news outlet.

    This is the ski resort’s third appearance in the magazine’s Top 10 listings.

    SKI Magazine’s Resort Guide is the longest-running ski resort survey in the industry. Readers are asked to rank the North American resorts they have visited in the last two years in a variety of categories; the survey provides an additional opportunity for readers to speak to each resort’s greatest strengths through comments.

    Overall ranking, according to a press release, is determined by a combination of reader’s scores across 21 different categories. Perhaps the ski resort, in order to maintain its strong position, and even rival ski resorts (to narrow the gap), may want to look at another form of ranking – search ranking. Using an SEO agency, like Victorious, could help businesses boost their website up the rankings on search engines to put it before the eyes of potential customers. This could be a worthwhile marketing strategy, especially if they’re looking to stay at the top.

    Whitefish earned 12 Top 10 rankings, including No. 1 in Local Flavor, No. 2 in Value and No. 4 for Service, Scenery, Charm, Apres and Overall Satisfaction. The resort also ranks No. 15 for Travel Ease, No. 20 for Terrain and No. 22 for Snow.

    “We are deeply honored to be named among the top resorts in the West in SKI Magazine’s 2020 Resort Guide; it is our mission to provide a memorable experience that is affordable, personal and fun. This year’s ranking is indeed a sign that skiers appreciate finding a ski area that values character, and makes guests feel relaxed so they can be themselves,” Whitefish Mountain Resort Chief Executive Officer Dan Graves said in a prepared statement.

    “This ranking illustrates our commitment to providing a high level of hospitality while maintaining the community’s unique and colorful qualities that set us apart, without charging a premium for it. Whitefish’s warm and welcoming personality extends beyond the resort to all the businesses throughout the community that take care of our visitors and go above and beyond to make them feel welcome.”

    Whitefish Mountain Resort is scheduled to open for the 2019-20 season on Dec. 6.

    For more information on Whitefish Resort visit www.skiwhitefish.com

    Montana gets big economic boost from tourism

    Summer 2019, KULR Channel 8 TV

    Three-and-a-half billion dollars.

    That’s how much tourists spent in Montana in 2018. That’s a big boost in spending and it’s benefiting businesses all across the Treasure State.

    Newly-released numbers from the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research shows the number of people visiting Montana from out-of-state remained relatively the same.

    But, they’re spending more during their travels. In fact, they are spending 10-percent more than in 2017. Associate Director Jeremy Sage says, people are choosing to spend their extra money on experiences, like guided rafting trips, rather than souvenirs, and those experiences tend to cost more.

    Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are a big draw for visitors, he says. Without those iconic parks bringing recognition to Montana, our economy would not be bolstered nearly as much.

    And the numbers prove it.

    In Glacier National Park, people spent one-point-two billion dollars, supporting one-point-five billion dollars in economic activity.

    The one-point-one billion dollars spent in Yellowstone National Park supported one-point-four billion dollars in economic activity.

    If you break down the numbers by county, Gallatin County received more than 814-million dollars in tourist spending, followed by Flathead County at 614-million dollars, Missoula County 307-million, and Yellowstone County 270-million dollars.

    RE/MAX Rocky Mountain agent Brian Nicodemus has beautiful properties for sale.

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      Whitefish leads housing price index

      Whitefish Leads Price Growth in Northwest Montana since 2012

      Reported by the Northwest Montana Association of Realtors, October 2019

      Median means “in the middle”. So, with regard to list price, this means exactly half of homes listed are above this price and exactly half are below.

      The Northwest Montana Association of Realtors (NMAR) reports that the median home price in Whitefish in 2019 is $529,000; higher than 2018’s median price of $467,000.

      The average price is the total list price of all homes divided by the number of homes listed.

      NMAR reports the average list price of homes in Whitefish in 2019 is $928,573; slightly higher than $926,139 in 2018.

      Absorption rate is a term most commonly used in the real estate market to evaluate the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific market during a given time period. It is calculated by dividing the average number of sales per month by the total number of available homes.

      Whitefish has an 8% absorption rate in 2019; unchanged from 2018.

      Sales in the Whitefish area in 2019 have an average price of $618,370; much higher than $534,232 in 2018 as reported by NMAR.

      The median sale price in 2019 is $438,900; compared to $380,000 in 2018.

      With two months left in the year, the number of residential sales already surpasses last year with 329 sales; compared to 265 in 2018.

      At RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate, our agents are committed to serving all your real estate needs.

      Stop by our office anytime to discuss the Whitefish market, and find the best option for your investment dollars. We can be reached at 406.862.9000.

      RE/MAX Rocky Mountain Real Estate Brian Nicodemus Oct 2019

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      Price It Right the First Time

      The Internet has empowered all buyers with information and home buyers are no exception. The amount of information available to the public includes details on size, condition, sales history, current inventory, recent sales, photographs, videos, school info, drive-times, entertainment, and much more. Also included in this is information is home warranties from such websites as https://homewarranty.firstam.com/articles/what-is-a-home-warranty to help people understand what they can do in and outside their home.

      When a seller realizes that buyers are educated with facts, it becomes unlikely that they will pay more than a home is worth. If you are considering buying home there are many questions that arise during the home buying process. If you find yourself with questions be sure to ask. Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in life, so make sure your questions do not go unanswered. A great resource to utilize is your real estate agent and or your mortgage broker. If you are looking for a mortgage broker, the kansas city mortgage lender provide FHA home loan service to home buyers.

      If a home is priced too high in the beginning, it may stay on the market longer than normal, which could adversely affect the ultimate sales price. It is a natural reaction for people, personally or professionally, to assume that something must be wrong with a home that doesn’t sell in a reasonable time for that market.

      The seller is entitled to maximize the equity in their home and pricing it properly in the beginning is the best way to achieve that. Overpricing can reduce buyers activity because they assume that the best homes are purchased soon after they are offered for sale, and if one has been on the market longer than normal, there must be a problem with it. Similarly, sales associates may come to the same conclusion.

      After buyers have seen a few homes in a certain price range, they begin to expect similar amenities in each home they look at. If a home is overpriced, it will not compare favorably with the other homes that are being viewed. Sometimes, the buyer may even think that another home could be a bargain because it offers much more for the same price as the overpriced listing.

      Shopping the market means looking at the homes that meet a buyer’s wants and needs and selecting the one that gives them the most, whether it is in price or amenities. The overpriced listing doesn’t compete well, and it extends the market time. There is a documented study that shows that the longer a home stays on the market, the lower the price will be.

      It is essential that a seller receive factual information to price their home to compete favorably in the current market. Some of the obstacles can include:

      ~Failure to objectively compare the current and sold homes with their own

      ~Neighbors who mislead the seller as to how much they got for their home

      ~Fear of making a mistake and thinking they can start high and always lower the price

      ~Loss of perspective because the seller is emotionally involved

      ~Expecting the home to sell for more than fair market value because they need the money

      ~Agents who will accept a listing at any price in order to tie up the property until the seller realizes the price is too high

      What a seller paid for the home or the cost to rebuild it today do not affect market value. Neither does the amount spent by sellers on certain improvements that were made for their own pleasure and enjoyment. Whilst electronic upgrades and installations (such as those offered by Asbury Electric) can increase the value of a property, it is unrealistic to expect a buyer to pay more than market value for a home. The seller sets the price of a home but the buyer determines the value. If the home is priced properly in the beginning, it is more likely to sell for a higher price, in a shorter period and with fewer problems.

      If you need help buying or selling real estate, please call me today at 406.250.7311.

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      Explore: Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch

      BY FLATHEAD BEACON STAFF // SEP 24, 2019

      Autumn is here, bringing with it all the hallmark traditions the valley cherishes, including a trip to Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch, now at its new location at 1990 Holt Stage.

      The farm is a fall wonderland, boasting not only a pumpkin patch, but also plenty of family-friendly activities. These include a barrel car ride, side-by-side cow train ride, a tractor tour, a pedal cart racetrack, and a tricycle maze.

      The huge jumping pillow for kids is also a favorite.

      To help fuel all the fun, there’s fresh kettle corn, hand-dipped caramel apples, giant cookies, hot chocolate, shaved ice, barbecue, and an espresso stand to give the adults that extra kick they need to keep up with the kids.

      Sweet Pickin’s is open every day through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The daily rate per person is $9; a season pass is $25; children 2 and under get in free. For more information, visit www.sweetpickinspumpkinpatch.com or call 406-752-2359.

      Real Estate Market Trends:

      Flathead County land sales, past five years, by quarter

      BY FLATHEAD BEACON // RICHARD DEWS // JUL 17, 2019

      residential lots for sale Whitefish

      Last year’s second quarter land sales quantities were almost off the chart in the second quarter. 2018 was a banner year, as only the fourth quarter showed a drop from 2017 numbers.

      Thus far, 2019 numbers show a pull-back from 2018 quarterly sales. 2018 had the best numbers of the prior four years (Q1, Q2 and Q3). We will know in a few days whether 2019 numbers indicate a consistent curtailment over 2018, or if the market catches up to (or overtakes) any prior upward trends.

      Richard Dews is CEO of Glacier Flathead Real Estate, a Flathead-based real estate software and services company.

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        oktoberfest musicoktoberfestJoin us in beautiful Whitefish, Montana, for two weekends of authentic German beer, food, music and fun – Montana style!

        SCHEDULE:

        Click here for the complete schedule: www.whitefishoktoberfest.com/schedule/

        NEW LOCATION:

        The 10th Annual Great Northwest Oktoberfest takes place under the “Oktoberfest Bigtop” at Smith Fields, just east of North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, Montana.

        Golfing

        Get those last rounds of golf in this month at Whitefish Lake Golf Course.

        Fall hours are in effect now.

        The Golf Shop opens at 8:30am.

        Tee Time phone calls are taken from 8:45am.

        The course opens for play at 9:00am.

        More information…click here.

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