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Brian Murphy

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Brian Murphy

RANCH and LAND REAL ESTATE, Montana

Real Estate Market Trends

Flathead 2018 home sales (with median acreage), by city and home style

BY RICHARD DEWS // FEB 13, 2019

Which home styles are sold in greatest (and least) quantities, across the Flathead? Does it vary by city? How many acres (or fractions thereof) come with which home styles, and does that vary by city? I was recently asked about the acreage which comes with home sales. This week, I’ve analyzed the 2018 single-family home sales across Flathead cities, which sold for prices between $150,000 and $600,000 (see chart). I’ve focused on two statistics: 1) quantity of homes sold by city and style (blue columns using left-side axis values), and 2) among those, the median accompanying acreage (gold lines using right-side axis values).

In every city but Lakeside, the log style had the highest median accompanying acreage. One-and-a-half to two-story and ranch-style homes sold in the highest quantities, across every city, and often by overwhelming ratios versus other styles. One-story-style homes sold in the third highest quantities, but they often had the least accompanying acreage.

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

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March Newsletter

WHITEFISH, MONTANA 3/1/2018

SKIJORING RETURNS TO REBECCA FARM

MARCH 2-3, 2019

Rebecca Farm is excited to host their second skijoring competition on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March  3. Opening ceremonies begin at noon both days, closely followed by the start of this adrenaline-pumping competition. Joe Warner, well known rodeo announcer, will emcee as alpine skiers pulled by horse and rider teams fly down a challenging curved course, navigating gates, grabbing rings and soaring over jumps up to 6 feet high.

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BRASH RODEO WINTER SERIES

March 1-2; 15-16; 29-30; 2019

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. Our events include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping and chute dogging. We are Western Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. Your Glacier country vacation would not be complete without experiencing the Brash Rodeo. See you at the arena!

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Economic Outlook: More Growth in 2019

State bounced back from stagnant economy, with momentum expected to continue, economists say

BY MOLLY PRIDDY // FEB 19, 2019

 

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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Here’s a closer look at Flathead County’s economic outlook as outlined by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER).

 

Projected annual percent change in earnings in Kalispell, 2019-2022

 

Projected annual percent change in earnings in Montana, 2019-2022

 

Single-family housing occupancy in Kalispell in 2017, the highest in the state

 

Rental vacancy rate in

Kalispell in 2017, the highest in the state

 

Per capita visitor spending in Montana

 

Nonresident spending in Glacier Country

 

Nonresident spending in Flathead County

 

Increase in ski area visits in Montana in 2017-2018

 

3.3%

1.8%

78%

7.4%

$4,188

$1.1 billion

$530,600,000

10%

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877-SKI-FISH or visit their website:

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Brian Murphy is a licensed real estate broker in northwest Montana, specializing in Montana ranches for sale and large tracts of land for sale in Montana. Murphy Ranch and Land provides buyers and sellers with outstanding real estate service in the cities of Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Bigfork, as well as throughout the state of Montana.  Brian has Whitefish Montana real estate listings of homes, land, and commercial properties for sale in the Whitefish area.

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