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Great time to be a buyer! Seller's are becoming conditioned to the fact that there are a lot of choices for buyers in the current market so prices are being adjusted. I don't see prices decreasing dramatically as homes are still moving so it is time to stop waiting and buy. Out of state buyers are still coming in and our area is growing so the market will not stay this way for too much longer is my guess. Should start turning the first of the year.
11 Council Bluffs Drive Columbia Falls, MT 59912 MLS #325502 Updated and remodeled home on a large lot with mountain views. Kitchen open to the living area and updated. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a finished basement which includes a 2nd fireplace and family room. New deck for entertaining or vi...
The 4th of July was incredible. We had family in town so took the grandsons to the Kalispell parade, City Beach in Whitefish and did fireworks late on the 4th. We older people struggled to stay awake since it gets dark so late in NW Montana. I don't remember the last time we stayed up late enough...
It has been a daunting week in the Flathead Valley. Between 2-6" of rain fell in 2 days setting a record and putting us well ahead of the normal average rain fall. Glacier National Park got 6-8" of rain in the lower elevations and 14-16" of SNOW in the higher elevations. I spent 2 days wearing ra...
06/20/2014 Is the source for updated photos of the plowing on Going to the Sun Highway. Projected fully open on June 20th - always a guess depending on weather between now and then. SO, if you are flying or driving in before that date, plan on biking/walking on the ...
Tomorrow is the day. After volunteering last year, there is NO way I would ever be a participant. This year 5000 people are signed up to take part in a physical and mental challenge designed by the founder of Spartan. The course is naturally hilly and tough, add man made obstacles = a truly diffi...
Yesterday was moving day for CrossFit Flathead, my gym. I must admit I am a little intimidated by the size and bars in the new gym. We will start our WODs there on Friday. I expect coach Buford Bennet will have all kinds of "fun" lined up for us in this new space! USA Today survey results: Montan...
Last year it was held later but this year it is the weekend of May 10. Earlier and probably cooler. Last year it was HOT for the participants. Having volunteered last year and seen the course up close, better be ready for battle if you are participating! Here is the Spartan blog about returning t...
The numbers are in, skier visits were up 7% for 2013/2014 ski season. Season passes accounted for about 1/2 of these visits. It was a tremendous year for snow and the increase of visitors was evident in the parking lots but not on the slopes. So much terrain and so many chairs, skiers and boarder...
I love the diversity in our valley: Columbia Falls: still a timber town with Plum Creek, RBM lumber, also the gateway to Glacier National Park. Flathead River runs through it. Whitefish: the home of Big Mountain (Whitefish Mountain Resort) for winter and summer fun, old west downtown, situated on...
Click on the link below from Powder Magazine for a classic tale of what it is like to be in Whitefish Montana during Winter Carnival. I loved the part about the parade stopping so people in the parade could visit with friends spectating :) Gotta love small towns where you always see someone  you ...

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