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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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity!

12340 US Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, Flathead, Montana, United States 59936

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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity! Live in West Glacier and take over a flourishing family business that features two hotel locations, a restaurant (w/ beer & wine license), a gift shop with a well-known grab and go lunch area, as well as employee housing and gas station.
$15,250,000

Unit #301 of The Nucleus Lofts

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
14Picture(s)
820Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/1 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.
$505,000

Whitefish Mountain Resort Condo Fractional Ownership!

114 Cedar Way, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
1,255Sqft
ENJOY FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of this lovely 3-bedroom 2 bath condo in beautiful Ptarmigan Village. 5 weeks a year can be yours in this clean, conveniently located unit with Whitefish Lakefront, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, workout facility, fishing pond, walking paths and so much more.
$55,000

180 Vista Lane 153, 143, 133, 123

180 Vista Lane, Big Fork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

15Picture(s)
0Sqft
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

3 Bed/2 Bath Whitefish House

230 Fox Farm, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,334Sqft
Completely Renovated! Everything is brand new from the inside out! From new plumbing and electrical, to new roofing, windows, and flooring, and everything in between! This ranch style home with clean lines and a soft modern feel sits in the heart of downtown Whitefish; short distance to Whitefish Golf Club, restaurants, and shopping, and boasts peek-a-boo views of Big Mountain.
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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)

Kerrie Cardon, your Whitefish RE/MAX agent, December 2020

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®️|December 2020

Age-Old Real Estate Selling Tips to Ignore

Homeowners planning to sell their home tend to get unsolicited advice from every direction. “Do this,” “don’t do that”; it can be difficult to decipher the good from the bad advice. As homebuyers become more informed and market-savvy, knowing which age-old advice to
ignore can be important. Here are some adages which should be retired immediately.

• ?Spring is the best time to sell – While spring is traditionally when home sales tick upward, the real key to selling is inventory levels. Low inventory means more chances your home will be more desirable, and this can occur any time of the year.
• ?The first offer is always the best – While all offers should be considered, don’t feel pressured to take a sub-par offer just because it was the first.
• ?Open houses sell houses – Not necessarily. Only 2% of homes sell as the direct result of an open house, according to the National Association of Realtors®. People are more attracted to virtual tours and online photos during these times. Consider a “Virtual Open House,” or scheduled showings on a specific weekend giving a certain end date that all offers must be in by. This will still generate the “buzz” around your property and create some urgency for perspective buyers.
• ?Price high so there is room to negotiate – Homebuyers are more sophisticated about pricing and will not bother with overpriced homes.
• ?If you don’t want to make repairs then lower your price – Unless you market your home as a fixer-upper, buyers expect the home to be in reasonable condition and a low price might not be enough to encourage an offer. Have your Broker or Real Estate Agent pull a Comparable Market Analysis, considering items such as condition of the property, square footage, amount of rooms, and area the home is located when considering how to price. Most agents have a list of trusted vendors they can suggest for you to make the needed repairs. Small repairs can make a big difference in the final price.
 ?You must update your kitchen to sell – Buyers do love renovated kitchens, but keep in mind that you typically recover only 81% of the cost of a remodel when selling. Try these simple ideas instead: Keep it clean and uncluttered, possibly a coat of paint or new hardware on the cabinets or an updated backsplash can make a big difference. This will leave the buyer to update to their preferences, which most prefer to do when making a home purchase.

Selling a home is a major life decision. Before you begin the process of listing your home, do your research and make sure the advice you rely on is valid in today’s changing environment and you pair up with an agent you can trust.

Here’s What’s Happening

Picture by HUNTER D'ANTUONO

Picture Credit | HUNTER D’ANTUONO

Mask Up, Ski Down

Opening week off to a smooth start at Whitefish Mountain Resort, with the ski area earning praise from ‘super seniors’ for its safety precautions

Although Whitefish Mountain Resort’s outdoor operations will run similar to pre-pandemic times, with lift line corrals set up roughly the same, a major difference is that skiers and riders are required to wear face coverings while waiting in line for the chair, as well as while loading and unloading.

That might seem like a straightforward requirement, particularly given that face coverings tend to be standard attire for skiers and snowboarders. But mask requirements during the pandemic have become the subject of a polarizing national debate, and Whitefish Mountain Resort, as well as the city of Whitefish, have gone to great lengths to educate the skiing community on the importance of heeding the requirement this winter… 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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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity!

12340 US Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, Flathead, Montana, United States 59936

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0Sqft
The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity! Live in West Glacier and take over a flourishing family business that features two hotel locations, a restaurant (w/ beer & wine license), a gift shop with a well-known grab and go lunch area, as well as employee housing and gas station.
$15,250,000

Unit #301 of The Nucleus Lofts

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
14Picture(s)
820Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/1 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.
$505,000

Whitefish Mountain Resort Condo Fractional Ownership!

114 Cedar Way, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
1,255Sqft
ENJOY FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of this lovely 3-bedroom 2 bath condo in beautiful Ptarmigan Village. 5 weeks a year can be yours in this clean, conveniently located unit with Whitefish Lakefront, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, workout facility, fishing pond, walking paths and so much more.
$55,000

180 Vista Lane 153, 143, 133, 123

180 Vista Lane, Big Fork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

15Picture(s)
0Sqft
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

3 Bed/2 Bath Whitefish House

230 Fox Farm, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,334Sqft
Completely Renovated! Everything is brand new from the inside out! From new plumbing and electrical, to new roofing, windows, and flooring, and everything in between! This ranch style home with clean lines and a soft modern feel sits in the heart of downtown Whitefish; short distance to Whitefish Golf Club, restaurants, and shopping, and boasts peek-a-boo views of Big Mountain.
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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 November 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.

 

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

Recipe of The Month

 

 

Here is a simple recipe you can cozy up to:

Ingredients:
✔️ 4 cups apple cider
✔️ 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine of your choice
✔️ ¼ cup honey
✔️ 2 cinnamon sticks
✔️ Juice, zest, and peel from 1-2 oranges depending on your taste
✔️ 4 cloves
✔️ 3-star anises

Directions:
✔️ Combine all ingredients except the orange peel in a large saucepan.
✔️ Bring to a boil and then let the mix simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
✔️ Pour mulled wine into mugs and add the orange peel for garnish.

Recipe adapted from Food Network.

Kerrie Cardon Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

Kerrie Cardon real estate agent Whitefish

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®️|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 Kerrie Cardon, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 270-2614

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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity!

12340 US Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, Flathead, Montana, United States 59936

52Picture(s)
0Sqft
The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity! Live in West Glacier and take over a flourishing family business that features two hotel locations, a restaurant (w/ beer & wine license), a gift shop with a well-known grab and go lunch area, as well as employee housing and gas station.
$15,250,000

Unit #301 of The Nucleus Lofts

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
14Picture(s)
820Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/1 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.
$505,000

Whitefish Mountain Resort Condo Fractional Ownership!

114 Cedar Way, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
1,255Sqft
ENJOY FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of this lovely 3-bedroom 2 bath condo in beautiful Ptarmigan Village. 5 weeks a year can be yours in this clean, conveniently located unit with Whitefish Lakefront, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, workout facility, fishing pond, walking paths and so much more.
$55,000

180 Vista Lane 153, 143, 133, 123

180 Vista Lane, Big Fork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

15Picture(s)
0Sqft
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

3 Bed/2 Bath Whitefish House

230 Fox Farm, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,334Sqft
Completely Renovated! Everything is brand new from the inside out! From new plumbing and electrical, to new roofing, windows, and flooring, and everything in between! This ranch style home with clean lines and a soft modern feel sits in the heart of downtown Whitefish; short distance to Whitefish Golf Club, restaurants, and shopping, and boasts peek-a-boo views of Big Mountain.
$0
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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)

Kerrie Cardon Real Estate in Whitefish, October 2020

Kerrie Cardon real estate agent Whitefish

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®️|October 1, 2020

What Home Buyers Are Looking for Now – Office Space

With major employers now stating that their employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future, many homebuyers have adjusted their list of desirables in their next home. Some not only need to plan for a home office space but also need to accommodate the homeschooling or distance learning needs of their children as well.

This is impacting the way homes are marketed and the type of features that have become important to buyers at all price points. Of course, homebuyers with larger budgets have the luxury of seeking homes with extra bedrooms or offices and dens already included. But many buyers need to find space in more creative ways.

The easiest way to add working space is within the bedrooms. This offers the ability to close a door for privacy. Larger bedrooms (both in master and secondary bedrooms) have been a top priority for homebuyers.

Another important feature is an open floorplan which features a Great Room design. For generations, kids have done their homework at the kitchen table, and a spacious kitchen/family room combo makes it easier for home learning without becoming cluttered. Another option for homebuyers is a separate formal dining room that could be converted to a workspace.

With all the changes in working and learning environments for both adults and kids, the home is even more important than ever. As needs change, homebuyers seek different features from their new dwellings.

Here’s What’s Happening

Changes made to highway zoning district

Whitefish has made a list of changes to the WB-2 zoning district along the highway, including removing personal services, which includes hair salons, from the uses allowed in the district.

City Council earlier this month approved the changes to make updates for what is a permitted use and what requires a conditional use permit in the zone.

Council, however, said personal services — like delivery, catering, event planning, recreational guiding, tattoo shops, personal training, and hair or nail salons or spas — shouldn’t be allowed in the zone, even as a conditional use.

Councilor Andy Feury said personal services should not be allowed in the WB-2 zone because the nature of those businesses means they often operate on a smaller scale and require being located inside a larger building with other such shops.

“There is a lot of places in the city where they can operate,” he said. “Previous discussions were that we didn’t want those businesses [in the WB-2]. They are a catalyst for strip malls.

Previously, hair salons had been allowed by obtaining a conditional use permit but Council decided that would no longer be the case for the WB-2 zone. Any current hair salons in the zone would be grandfathered in… Read more…

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

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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity!

12340 US Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, Flathead, Montana, United States 59936

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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity! Live in West Glacier and take over a flourishing family business that features two hotel locations, a restaurant (w/ beer & wine license), a gift shop with a well-known grab and go lunch area, as well as employee housing and gas station.
$15,250,000

Unit #301 of The Nucleus Lofts

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
14Picture(s)
820Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/1 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.
$505,000

Whitefish Mountain Resort Condo Fractional Ownership!

114 Cedar Way, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
1,255Sqft
ENJOY FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of this lovely 3-bedroom 2 bath condo in beautiful Ptarmigan Village. 5 weeks a year can be yours in this clean, conveniently located unit with Whitefish Lakefront, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, workout facility, fishing pond, walking paths and so much more.
$55,000

180 Vista Lane 153, 143, 133, 123

180 Vista Lane, Big Fork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

15Picture(s)
0Sqft
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

3 Bed/2 Bath Whitefish House

230 Fox Farm, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,334Sqft
Completely Renovated! Everything is brand new from the inside out! From new plumbing and electrical, to new roofing, windows, and flooring, and everything in between! This ranch style home with clean lines and a soft modern feel sits in the heart of downtown Whitefish; short distance to Whitefish Golf Club, restaurants, and shopping, and boasts peek-a-boo views of Big Mountain.
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Real Estate Market Trends

Flathead home sales details and trends, past four years (January through August)

Let’s look at residential sales quantities, median days from listing to contract, and median cost per square foot, by square footage range (in 500-square-foot segments), since 2017, for homes sold at prices between $150,000 and $699,999 (see chart) — focusing on sales Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, each year… Read more

 

 

The annual Big Mountain Ski Club ski swap and sale

Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at the Wave, 1250 Baker Ave. Whitefish

 

Great Fish finishes with more than $2.7M raised

A total of $173,335 was donated on the last day of the sixth annual Great Fish Community Challenge bringing the preliminary total raised during the campaign to more than $2.7 million… Read more

Kerrie Cardon, your RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish March 2020

Kerrie Cardon real estate agent Whitefish

Kerrie Cardon knows that this truly is the Last Best Place. Kerrie cherishes this area and our wonderful state. She is passionate, she is a great listener and a very hands on RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish. Being a Montana native has given Kerrie an avid appreciation for the amazing lifestyle that this beautiful state has to offer. 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, 406.270.2614. Kerrie Cardon is your RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish.

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 Kerrie Cardon, your RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish at 406.270.2614 today!

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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity!

12340 US Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, Flathead, Montana, United States 59936

52Picture(s)
0Sqft
The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity! Live in West Glacier and take over a flourishing family business that features two hotel locations, a restaurant (w/ beer & wine license), a gift shop with a well-known grab and go lunch area, as well as employee housing and gas station.
$15,250,000

Unit #301 of The Nucleus Lofts

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
14Picture(s)
820Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/1 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.
$505,000

Whitefish Mountain Resort Condo Fractional Ownership!

114 Cedar Way, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
1,255Sqft
ENJOY FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of this lovely 3-bedroom 2 bath condo in beautiful Ptarmigan Village. 5 weeks a year can be yours in this clean, conveniently located unit with Whitefish Lakefront, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, workout facility, fishing pond, walking paths and so much more.
$55,000

180 Vista Lane 153, 143, 133, 123

180 Vista Lane, Big Fork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

15Picture(s)
0Sqft
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

3 Bed/2 Bath Whitefish House

230 Fox Farm, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,334Sqft
Completely Renovated! Everything is brand new from the inside out! From new plumbing and electrical, to new roofing, windows, and flooring, and everything in between! This ranch style home with clean lines and a soft modern feel sits in the heart of downtown Whitefish; short distance to Whitefish Golf Club, restaurants, and shopping, and boasts peek-a-boo views of Big Mountain.
$0
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Nate Chute Foundation

Nate Chute FUNdraiser March 14-15, 2020

Now in its 7th year, this fundraising campaign provides direct support for the Nate Chute Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to suicide prevention efforts in the Flathead Valley and beyond.

On March 14th and 15th, 2020, Whitefish Mountain Resort will host the 21st Annual Nate Chute, the second-longest running snowboard banked slalom in the US, and the third-longest in North America.

This “Contest for a Cause” partners with the Nate Chute Foundation to emphasize the importance of suicide prevention education, awareness, and outreach in our community.

Together, WMR, NCF, and YOU can help fight this epidemic.

Riders and supporter are encouraged to JOIN THE TEAM and raise money to support NCF’s mission and programs.

Click here for details.

Baker underpass

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.

Kerrie Cardon, your RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish Feb 2020

Kerrie Cardon real estate agent Whitefish

Kerrie Cardon knows that this truly is the Last Best Place. Kerrie cherishes this area and our wonderful state. She is passionate, she is a great listener and a very hands on RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish. Being a Montana native has given Kerrie an avid appreciation for the amazing lifestyle that this beautiful state has to offer. 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, 406.270.2614. Kerrie Cardon is your RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish.

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.

snowpack

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.

Read more…

Looking for a beautiful Montana home, land and commercial property for sale near Whitefish? Call Kerrie Cardon, your RE/MAX real estate agent in Whitefish at 406.270.2614 today!

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The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity!

12340 US Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, Flathead, Montana, United States 59936

52Picture(s)
0Sqft
The Glacier Highland Hotel -- An incredible investment opportunity! Live in West Glacier and take over a flourishing family business that features two hotel locations, a restaurant (w/ beer & wine license), a gift shop with a well-known grab and go lunch area, as well as employee housing and gas station.
$15,250,000

Unit #301 of The Nucleus Lofts

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

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
14Picture(s)
820Sqft
Seller will OWNER FINANCE! Welcome to The Nucleus Lofts, a wonderful opportunity to own a brand new 2 bed/1 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.
$505,000

Whitefish Mountain Resort Condo Fractional Ownership!

114 Cedar Way, whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
1,255Sqft
ENJOY FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP of this lovely 3-bedroom 2 bath condo in beautiful Ptarmigan Village. 5 weeks a year can be yours in this clean, conveniently located unit with Whitefish Lakefront, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, workout facility, fishing pond, walking paths and so much more.
$55,000

180 Vista Lane 153, 143, 133, 123

180 Vista Lane, Big Fork, Flathead, Montana, United States 59911

15Picture(s)
0Sqft
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

3 Bed/2 Bath Whitefish House

230 Fox Farm, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,334Sqft
Completely Renovated! Everything is brand new from the inside out! From new plumbing and electrical, to new roofing, windows, and flooring, and everything in between! This ranch style home with clean lines and a soft modern feel sits in the heart of downtown Whitefish; short distance to Whitefish Golf Club, restaurants, and shopping, and boasts peek-a-boo views of Big Mountain.
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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!

Click here for more details.

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.

Click here for more details.

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