Flathead County, MT Real Estate News

By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
A home with nearly six acres of land just went under contract in Columbia Falls, Montana. The buyer is selling a home, though, and there is a clause in place that would allow a backup offer without a home sale an opportunity to purchase. The listing reads as follows: Are you dreaming of living in a home that is nestled near the woods with views of a pond from your windows, and views of mountains from your property? Would you like a covered patio and gazebo for entertaining and relaxing, with a fenced-in area for your vegetable or flower garden? If yes, this Columbia Falls home could be the perfect one for you! The inside includes an owner's suite with jacuzzi, shower and walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms, a spacious kitchen with breakfast nook and pantry, dining room, built-in lin...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
This report covers the residential land market in Kalispell Montana as of the end of July 2022. Similar to last month, land sales and properties under contract decreased and available inventory increased significantly. The residential land market in Kalispell is moving towards a more balanced market where neither buyers nor sellers have the upper hand.  INVENTORYAs of early August, there were 162 residential land parcels for sale in Kalispell which is 72% more than July's inventory of 94. It is a significant increase and is the fourth month in a row of more inventory. Of note, much of the increase was related to two new developments. Starling Community introduced 10 parcels of .1-.3 acre lots to the market. And Holbrook Estates added 40 one to two acre parcels for sale. So 50 of the 162...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Following is an overview of the Kalispell Montana real estate results for the residential market as of July 2022. This report covers the entire residential market, including single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and manufactured homes.   The Kalispell residential market continues to move towards a balanced market. Sales VolumeIn the month of July 2022, there were 88 residential sales in Kalispell which is slightly more than last month but 32% less than last year. With one exception, every month this year has had lower sales than last year. Buyer demand has softened.    InventoryIn terms of available homes on the market, inventory has seen significant upward movement. As of the beginning of August, there are 10% more homes on the market than there were in early July and 170% more...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
In early summer 2022, we headed to Glacier National Park to explore a different hiking trail. This time we chose the Trout Lake trail. Here's an overview of our experience.The Trout Lake trailhead is found on the north end of Lake McDonald. Once you pass the entrance to the Lake McDonald Lodge, you'll go a little further and turn left on North Shore Lake McDonald Road. You go over a small one lane bridge, pass the parking area and continue on for approximately another 1/2 mile. There is a small pull-over parking spot that can fit perhaps four or five cars. The road is narrow. Once you park, you'll see a small sign that says "Trout Lake" as seen in the photo shown here.We headed up the trail. The first 2.5 miles are uphill, gaining approximately 2,000 feet in elevation. What was very int...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
A beautiful 26 acre parcel of Lower Valley Road land in the valley of Kalispell Montana just sold!  This property currently has a legal address of NHN (No House Number) MT Highway 82, but it's actually located about a quarter mile north on Lower Valley Road. With 800 feet of paved county road frontage, it's a very easy-to-access parcel in the middle of the valley between Bigfork and Kalispell. The property should have an official address soon as the new owners start their work on making the property theirs! Less than an hour after this property hit the market, calls started coming, and within a few days a buyer had connected with the property. Unfortunately that buyer decided to move on when his investigation determined he could not divide the land into as many parcels as he had hoped. ...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
If you are interested in the Columbia Falls area, and are also thinking of investing, 320 Mountain Avenue might be of interest.First, what's so great about Columbia Falls? Columbia Falls is a town of about 5,000 residents that is close to everything the Flathead Valley has to offer. It's less than 20 miles to Glacier National Park, Kalispell and Whitefish skiing. It's only a mile from a Water Slide Amusement Park and Flathead River fishing access. Columbia Falls is also close to Bigfork, Flathead Lake, golf and tons of hiking.And now, what's so great about this particular property? The answer to that question is existing and potential income! 320 Mountain Avenue comes with a four bedroom, two bath manufactured home with a fenced backyard. The home was built in 2002, and has been recentl...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
This report covers the residential land market in Kalispell Montana as of the end of June 2022. Similar to last month, land sales and properties under contract decreased and available inventory increased. The residential land market in Kalispell may be moving towards a more balanced market where neither buyers nor sellers have the upper hand.  INVENTORYAs of early July, there were 94 residential land parcels for sale in Kalispell which is 27% more than June's inventory of 74. It is a significant increase and is the third month in a row of more inventory. Five or more acresOf the land currently for sale ~60% of the listings include five or more acres. I define rural as those properties in the 5+ acre category. Those are most likely to be parcels located on a gravel mountain road, agricul...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Following is an overview of the Kalispell Montana real estate results for the residential market as of June 2022. This report covers the entire residential market, including single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and manufactured homes.   The Kalispell residential market remains a sellers market, but the market is shifting. Sales VolumeIn the month of June 2022, there were 80 residential sales in Kalispell which is 39% less than last year and 17% less than last month. With one exception, every month this year has had lower sales than last year. There may be multiple reasons including interest rates changes, but it does appear that buyer demand may be softening.    InventoryIn terms of available homes on the market, inventory has seen significant upward movement. As of the beginni...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
A home with nearly six acres of land just came on the market in Columbia Falls, Montana!The listing reads as follows:Are you dreaming of living in a home that is nestled near the woods with views of a pond from your windows, and views of mountains from your property? Would you like a covered patio and gazebo for entertaining and relaxing, with a fenced-in area for your vegetable or flower garden? If yes, this Columbia Falls home could be the perfect one for you! The inside includes an owner's suite with jacuzzi, shower and walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms, a spacious kitchen with breakfast nook and pantry, dining room, built-in linen closets, air conditioning, vaulted ceilings and wood stove. Outside includes a firewood shed full of firewood, carports for your vehicle and RV or b...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
The opportunity to own 157 Bjork in the Eagle Bend golf community has just ended! The Eagle Bend Golf Club is located on Flathead Lake's north shore. It's a 27-hole championship course that also offers a full service restaurant and practice facility. In addition, the club is home to the Eagle Bend Ladies Golf Association. The EBLGA, which currently numbers about 120 is an organized golf group for women of the community and club. For more information (or to watch videos of the golf course), check out the club's website here. Similar to many developments in the Flathead Valley, the Eagle Bend property is covered by Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. For example, some of the items you might find in the CCR are that there is an Architectural Committee that must approve home plans prior...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Ashley Lake is a 4 mile long by 2 mile wide lake which is located in northwest Kalispell. The lake reaches 200 feet in depth and provides a great spot for fishing, specifically for kokanee, cutthroat and yellow perch. There are three campgrounds around the lake with a total of 12 campsites. And of course, all lake-appropriate activities can be found at Ashley Lake such as swimming, boating and more. With all this activity available, you may have thought there could be no more vacant land available in the Ashley Lake area. You'd be wrong!Twenty-seven (count them, 27!) acres of land on the south side of Ashley Lake just came on the market! The listing reads:Have you been dreaming of secluded acreage with amazing views of Ashley Lake and the nearby mountains and hillsides? A place where yo...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Even though the neighboring and adjoining parcel was just sold, the 20 acres at Nhn Emmons Canyon Road in Kalispell is still available!Here's what the listing for Emmons Canyon Road states:Are you an artist looking for a quiet and private oasis for creativity? Or perhaps you are dreaming of the perfect place to hide away from the world? Maybe you've been looking for a parcel of land with amazing views? Then this property off of Old Coon Hollow Road may be perfect for you! There is already a flat spot that is ideal for building. The property has stupendous views of multiple mountain ranges, Flathead Valley and the north end of Flathead Lake. If hunting is your passion, this area is full of deer, elk, bear, coyote, turkey, and more. Being nowhere near a main road, traffic will be nonexist...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Sixteen days after this 23 acre parcel went on the market, it has a new owner!Here's what the listing for 990 Patrick Creek Road Kalispell said:Are you an artist looking for a quiet and private oasis for creativity? Or perhaps you are dreaming of the perfect place to hide away from the world? Then this property off of Old Coon Hollow Road may be perfect for you! With the removal of trees, you will have some amazing views. There is a flat area that might be a good start for possible build site. If hunting is your passion, this area is full of deer, elk, bear, coyote, turkey, and more. Being nowhere near a main road, traffic will be nonexistent, and the sounds you hear will be those of local animals, birds and the wind in the trees. With no covenants or HOA, you can build what you like. T...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
This report covers the residential land market in Kalispell Montana as of the end of May 2022. Land sales and properties under contract decreased and available inventory increased significantly. The residential land market in Kalispell may be edging towards a more balanced market where neither buyers nor sellers have the upper hand.  INVENTORYAs of early June, there were 74 residential land parcels for sale in Kalispell which is 51% more than May's inventory of 49. It is a significant increase and is the second month in a row of more inventory. Five or more acresOf the land currently for sale ~60% of the listings include five or more acres. I define rural as those properties in the 5+ acre category. Those are most likely to be parcels located on a gravel mountain road, agricultural farm...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Following is an overview of the Kalispell Montana real estate results for the residential market as of May 2022. This report covers the entire residential market, including single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and manufactured homes.  The Kalispell residential market remains a sellers market, but there are some changes to note.   Sales VolumeIn the month of May 2022, there were 96 residential sales in Kalispell which is 10% less than last year and slightly less than last month. There are also currently 15% fewer homes under contract than a month ago. So buyer demand may be softening.    InventoryIn terms of available homes on the market, inventory has seen a significant upward movement. As of the beginning of June, there are 57% more homes on the market than there were a month ...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
The Flathead Valley Exchange Club held a Field of Honor® from Friday May 27th to Monday May 30th, 2022. The event was held at Glacier High School, 375 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. The Field of Honor® kicked off on Friday May 27th, with an opening ceremony that was held from 10:30 to 11:00am. The guest speaker was Marc Racicot, former governor of Montana. The event included opening and closing prayers, a color guard, National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, an overview of the event, introduction of distinguished guests and sponsors and Racicot's speech. The ceremony closed with a playing of Taps. While the day was a chilly and rainy weekday, more than 100 residents turned out to experience the event. The Exchange Club thanks all who attended!   The Kalispell Field of Honor® inclu...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Two adjoining parcels just went on the market in the forest southwest of Kalispell. Buy the 20 acre one with the address of Emmons Canyon Rd, or the 23 acre with an address of 990 Patrick Creek Road, or buy the entire 43 acres!Here's what the listing for Emmons Canyon Road states:Are you an artist looking for a quiet and private oasis for creativity? Or perhaps you are dreaming of the perfect place to hide away from the world? Maybe you've been looking for a parcel of land with amazing views? Then this property off of Old Coon Hollow Road may be perfect for you! There is already a flat spot that is ideal for building. The property has stupendous views of multiple mountain ranges, Flathead Valley and the north end of Flathead Lake. If hunting is your passion, this area is full of deer, e...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
The Flathead Valley Exchange Club is holding a Field of Honor® from Friday May 27th at 10:30am to Monday May 30th at noon. The event will be held at Glacier High School, 375 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. The event will officially kick off on Friday May 27th, with an opening ceremony from 10:30 to 11:30am on the high school grounds. Marc Racicot, former governor of Montana, will be the guest speaker. The event will include opening and closing prayers, a color guard from Malmstrom AFB, Glacier High School Band's rendition of the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, an overview of the event, introduction of distinguished guests and sponsors and Racicot's speech. The ceremony will close with a playing of Taps.   The Kalispell Field of Honor® will include a display of 1,000 Americ...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
This report covers the residential land market in Kalispell Montana as of the end of April 2022. Land sales increased slightly, properties under contract decreased and available inventory remained relatively unchanged. The total value of land sold increased.   INVENTORYAs of early May, there were 49 residential land parcels for sale in Kalispell which is relatively flat with April's inventory of 46. It is the first time inventory has increased in the last nine months. That being said, inventory remains low.Five or more acresOf the land currently for sale slightly more than half of the listings include five or more acres. I define rural as those properties in the 5+ acre category. Those are most likely to be parcels located on a gravel mountain road, agricultural farming land, or acreage...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Following is an overview of the Kalispell Montana real estate results for the residential market as of April 2022. This report covers the entire residential market, including single family homes, townhouses, condominiums and manufactured homes.  The Kalispell residential market remains a strong sellers market, but there are a few signs that changes might be coming.  Sales VolumeIn the month of April 2022, there were 100 residential sales in Kalispell which is 33% more than last year and 83% more than last month. That is quite a jump from the previous month. Because there are currently 162 homes under contract, which is 7% less than the same time last month, next month's results should be relatively flat or perhaps even decrease a bit.  InventoryIn terms of available homes on the market,...
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