Brian Nicodemus, your Whitefish RE/MAX agent, February 2021

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. No hassles and no pressure when you work with me. Just a friendly knowledgeable Real Estate Broker who is here to help. Give me a call or email me today so I can help you catch your special piece of Montana!

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 Brian Nicodemus, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 250-7311

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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

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Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

14Picture(s)
0Sqft
Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
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Real Estate Market Trends

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

 

Nhn Big Lodge Lane

Rollins, MT 59931

MLS #22015618

Nice Sloped 5 acre lot with filtered lake views and lots of timber. 2 access points.

Call Brian Nicodemus at 406-250-7311 for more information 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)

Brian Nicodemus Real Estate in Whitefish, November 2020

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. No hassles and no pressure when you work with me. Just a friendly knowledgeable Real Estate Broker who is here to help. Give me a call or email me today so I can help you catch your special piece of Montana!

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 Brian Nicodemus, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 250-7311

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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

5Picture(s)
0Sqft
Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

14Picture(s)
0Sqft
Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
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Real Estate Market Trends

Virus Playing Part in Booming Ranch Sales in U.S. West

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington

BILLINGS — The coronavirus is one of the likely factors fueling a boom in large ranch sales in the U.S. West, real estate industry professionals said.

Real estate brokers are experiencing high demand for ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Washington, The Billings Gazette reports.

“It’s the craziest year I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Taylor, director and real estate partner for Hall and Hall, which has offices in Montana and other Western states.

Taylor said buying a ranch is not always a compelling investment because the rate of return can be low. But he is working with buyers who see fewer stable alternatives.

“People look at them as an investment even though the ranching business isn’t good,” Taylor said.

Andy Rahn of Montana Land Source, a website tracking land listings and sales in the state, said factors driving buyers to rural areas can include a “get me out of here kind of mentality” concerning the pandemic.

That mindset may be propelled by fear of social unrest as well as mask and social distancing mandates with which buyers disagree.

Some in the industry theorize buyers believe rural areas are safer from COVID-19, while others said people who already planned to buy property in the future were spurred to action by the pandemic. Read more…

 

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)

Brian Nicodemus Real Estate in Whitefish, October 2020

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. No hassles and no pressure when you work with me. Just a friendly knowledgeable Real Estate Broker who is here to help. Give me a call or email me today so I can help you catch your special piece of Montana!

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 Brian Nicodemus, your Whitefish RE/MAX real estate agent at (406) 862-9000 or (406) 250-7311

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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

5Picture(s)
0Sqft
Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

14Picture(s)
0Sqft
Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
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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

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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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

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Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000

4+ Acres in Columbia Falls, Industrial Zoning

1947 9th St, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

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Wonderful light Industrial zoned lot in Columbia Falls. Over four acres of level land ideal for your commercial needs. Convenient location off of 9th street offers easy on and off access to the main highway and also the truck route. City services, sewer, water and power in close proximity.
$949,000

Duplex in Convenient Kalispell Location

2131/2133 Teal, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States 59901

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
1,816Sqft
Southwest side of Kalispell Duplex for sale. This duplex was built in 2001 and has 2 units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a 1 car garage. Property features underground sprinklers, back yard patio, washer dryer hook ups, sidewalks and streetlights. This is a corner lot with close proximity to schools, stores and the Hwy 93 bypass.
$675,000
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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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4 1/2 City Lots in Clyde Park w/ US 89 Coverage

TBD 5th Ave, Clyde Park, Park, Montana, United States 59018

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Oppoprtunity abounds to the entrepreneur looking to start a business in Clyde Park, MT! These 4 1/2 city lots on the main drag spanning .311 acres total offer many uses to cater to your needs, Commercial or Residential! These level lots are in a convenient location with prime US 89 frontage and have city water in place, electrical and a septic system.
$679,000

1900's House 3 Bed/2 Bath on 8.45 Acres

6550 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
1,949Sqft
Welcome to your quintessential 1900's Montana retreat! Once the last stagecoach stop before Canada in the 1890s, this property exudes Montanan nostalgia while maintaining its incredible condition. This charming 1949 SqFt rancher offers the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The 3 Bed/2 Bath home nestled on a sprawling 8.
$1,299,000

Downtown Columbia Falls House on 4 City Lots

218 7th Street, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
44Picture(s)
2,240Sqft
Unique Property with Mountain Views in Columbia Falls This exceptional home on four city lots in Columbia Falls offers stunning mountain views and versatile zoning for multi-family and overnight rentals. Key Features: Spacious Lots: Four city lots provide ample space for development or expansion. Beautiful Views: Enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas from your home.
$875,000

Rancher w/Shop on over 2 acres, Whitefish

425 Texas Ave, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
2,864Sqft
Featured in House Beautiful in 1968, this timeless Gorgeous Rancher invites you to step back in time. Nestled just outside Downtown Whitefish on nearly 2.5 acres, it offers a large, covered deck for enjoying the tranquility and privacy of rural living amidst mature landscaping. Four-bedroom home, 1.75 baths, thoughtfully designed built-ins, two fireplaces, and exquisite finishes.
$1,245,000

3 Bed/2 Bath Home in Columbia Falls

1709 Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
0Acre
This quaint 3 bed 2 bath homes is nestled in the trees right off Tamarack Lane. Just a short drive from all that Columbia Falls has to offer (within minutes to Meadow Lake Resort and 25 minutes to the entrance to Glacier National Park. This home sits on a 1 acre lot with many old growth trees to give you lots of privacy.
$575,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Condo Near Hospital & More, Whitefish!

258 Blackberry Loop, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana, United States 59937

2Bathroom(s)
25Picture(s)
1,378Sqft
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath with loft townhome located in beautiful Whitefish Montana. This clean unit has upgraded light colored cabinets to help brighten the interior and has a finish heated 2 car garage. It's also located close to the clubhouse and workout facility for easy access.
$570,000

1/2 a City Block on Nucleus in Columbia Falls!

214 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Montana, United States 59912

1Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,506Sqft
Rare opportunity!! Prime commercial property consisting of 10 city lots on 1/2 of a city block, plus two rental units. Located in the heart of the thriving and booming community of Columbia Falls, Montana. This highly desirable property is zoned CB-4, offering unparalleled potential for investors or businesses seeking the perfect location in a thriving community.
$1,495,000