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David Hogan
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Location: Columbia Falls MT
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Hola Folks,

The Mrs and I are 9 months from relocating to Kalispell. It would be lovely to locate a property with a home on it for purchase instead of renting but there's no rush. We would rather rent than rush into a property that isn't what we want.

That being said, does anyone know of a real estate agent worth dealing with? We are looking at the whole valley. Basically a 20 mile circle centered on Kalispell. See attachment for a picture of the area.

Or if anyone knows of a property, here is what we are looking for...

A small property to start a nursery business. Herbs, flowers, market garden, trees (fruit & nut), mushrooms.
Possibly ducks and maybe game birds.

Budget cap of 250K (this is max for having all the check boxes ticked on the dream sheet)
Min 2 acres (prefer 5+)
Min 2 bdr 1 bath
Bonus for pavement to the property or 2wd access year round.

Any actionable assistance would be fabulous.

Thanks guys,
David Hogan
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Marissa Creston
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Location: Flathead, Montana
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A quick search of the MLS shows that there are exactly 9 properties that fit your criterion of A) a minimum of 2 acres and B) a minimum of a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house. None of these are particularly new or particularly nice homes. Most are manufactured. Unfortunately, the Flathead Valley is expensive!

-mg

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321 Bald Rock Road
MLS# 334817
$219,900
5.1 acres
3 bed / 1 bath, 1146 ft^2, built in 1930, remodeled in 2014/2015, Ranch
detatched 2 car garage/shop
No covenants, no HOA, West Valley zoning

Remodeled ranch house on 5 acres with 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,146SF. Partially fenced, open land with 28’x32’ heated shop w/ 12’ doors, 4 car carport, multiple outbuildings & old barn. Gorgeous setting, views & a great horse property. Home remodeled in 2014/15 with laundry room, screened in porch, new paint, cabinets, counters, etc. Less than 15 minutes to town but all the country setting you could want!

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175 Caps Road
MLS$ 336105
$229,000
2.04 acres
2 bed / 1 bath, 1040 ft^2, built in 1998, Ranch
detatched 2 car garage/shop
No covenants, no HOA, no zoning

Affordable horse/hobby farm property. Super clean ranch style home over looking the beautiful 2 acre pasture. Large detached garage/shop and several other buildings.

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23 Rockwood Road
MLS# 334742
$245,000
6.45 acres
4 bed / 2 bath, 2128 ft^2, built in 2003, Manufactured
detatched 3+ car garage/shop
Yes covenants, Yes HOA ($120/yr), Unknown zoning

Enjoy fine foothills living, with elbow room!Tree/Meadow mix, Spacious 4 BR 2 BA Fixer upper 2003 Manufactured Home with Huge Master Suite/WI closet. 30 X 40 3 stall open span shop with one 9' door and spectacular 660 SF finished space above. For the Gardener there is a 100'X 57' deer fenced area, a drip Irrigation system and 10 lovely apple trees. Enjoy all this with end of road Privacy.

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790 Jensen Road
MLS# 335963
$199,900
4.21 acres
3 bed / 2 bath, 1560 ft^2, built in 1995, Manufactured
detatched 2 car garage/shop
Yes covenants, no HOA, no zoning

New floor coverings, freshly painted and incredible mountain views, plus a 26x40 garage/shop. What more could you ask for? Acreage you say? Well, we got that too! 4.21 acres and its already fenced for your animals. Come out and enjoy this serene setting!

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540 Talbot Road
MLS# 334454
$159,500
2.72 acres
3 bed / 2 bath, 1120 ft^2, built in 1990, Manufactured
detatched 2 car garage/shop
No covenants, no HOA, CR-4 zoning

Beautiful 2.7 acres with over 2 dozen fruit trees which includes different varieties of apple, cherry and plum. Great views of mountains. Garage is 26' by 36'. Multiple building sites. Mobile is a 28'x40' Fleetwood on concrete piers. 30' road & utility easement on east side. May be able to split.

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1985 MT-HWY 206
MLS# 329812
$225,000
5.43 acres
3 bed / 1 bath, 1016 ft^2, built in 1946, Ranch
detatched 2 car garage/shop
No covenants, no HOA, Scenic Corridor zoning

Affordable "mini-ranch" located along the Hwy 206 corridor! 5.43 fenced & cross-fenced acres in a lovely pastoral setting perfect for your 4-legged critters. Well kept, modest 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home; detached 2-car garage/shop with spacious overhang; fire pit; frost-free spigots; trees & mountain views. 1st time on the market!

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155 Snow Dust Place
MLS# 337333
$238,000
3.05 acres
3 bed / 2 bath, 1562 ft^2, built in 1993, Manufactured
attatched single car garage
Yes covenants, Yes HOA ($300/yr), no zoning

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home on a permanent foundation. Situated on a 3 acre wooded lot located in Somers, MT with spectacular views of Flathead Lake and the surrounding mountains. Minutes from the public beach and boat launch area. There are two large decks for outside relaxation and wildlife viewing. Furniture can be included.

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289 Highland Meadows Road
MLS# 327524
$249,500
20.08 acres
3 bed / 2 bath, 1914 ft^2, built in 2002, Earth-sheltered
attatched 2 car garage/shop
Yes covenants, no HOA, no zoning

Snuggle into this 3 bed/1.5 bath home. Nestled in the earth in this unique earth home. Just far enough from town giving that remote mountain feeling. Great home for those getting away from business of city life without giving up utilities.

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2115 Ashley Lake Road
MLS# 336454
$225,000
9.05 acres
3 bed / 2 bath, 2261 ft^2, Built in 1997, Manufactured
No garage
No covenants, No HOA, Unknown zoning

9+ acres in a beautiful rural setting - This 3 bed triple wide is on a permanent foundation. The home features lots of windows letting in natural light, spacious open floor plan, and a large deck to enjoy the awesome mountain top views. Lots of outside storage and a small shop area are included on the property.
 
David Hogan
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Location: Columbia Falls MT
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Thanks for that. I can and do search listing and have alerts set up.

What Im more interested in are properties not on the MLS or a reputable agent to work with.

Again, thank you for your help but no more mega posts with listings.
 
Marissa Creston
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Location: Flathead, Montana
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Unfortunately, most "for sale by owner" properties are advertised by nothing more than a sign on the property. You might find a few on craigslist (if you haven't already), but odds are, this is going to be a lot of legwork.

My neighbors down the way are trying to sell their home. Beautiful place, around 1200 ft^2 with 3 beds and 2 baths, built maybe 10 years ago, on three or four acres of woodland. Also, a huge insulated shop. But they want $470,000 for it. So sorry, not much help there.

I wish I could tell you otherwise, but the Californians drove up the prices years ago. Have you considered buying raw land and building yourself?

- Marissa

P.S. You'll see a lot of bumper stickers here with "I don't want to live in Cali-spell" for a reason.
 
David Hogan
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Location: Columbia Falls MT
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The whole California virus thing is national it seems. The same thing happened in Colorado when we were there. I will never understand the thinking of "I dont like it here so Im moving. Now Im going to make this place exactly like the place I left."

Anyways... I think the best deal on the best place will most likely come from either word of mouth or a random drive by and seeing a sign, as you said.

I have talked to a few agents and so far they all seem very disinterested in what Im passionate about and all about the quick sale. I realize they have a commission based sales job but Im not pulling in the drive through for a property, fries and shake.

There has to be a decent agent out there somewhere.

The raw land thing has crossed my mind but the land would have to be rather cheap because every other aspect would not be. Sort of a 6 or half dozen thing.

Thank you for the response Marissa.

David
 
Michael Blend
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I have 2 parcels in West Kalispell. One is approx 2.13 acres and is R-1 in Flathead County - Ashley Creek frontage. The other adjoining parcel is .62 acre, zoned R-4 in City of Kalispell. Together this could make a good homestead/farm. We used to rent as pasture for horses. Not currently used but I would love to see it productive. Lots of creek frontage. Great permaculture site. Because much is in the county, animals would be allowed. The lot zoned R-4 allows 2 attached houses, could be a duplex or townhouses (townhouses allow separate ownership of each side). Pretty flat so could put up greenhouses, tunnels etc. Good for orchard, berries, produce stand on street etc. No buildings yet - but that means you could build what you want, solar, net zero?? I know its smaller than you wanted, let me know if you want more info. I am retired builder. Love permaculture. it is the solution to so many issues.

 
David Hogan
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@Michael Blend

Has potential. Please feel free to PM or email me. I sent you a PM in case you dont notice.

Thank you very much!

David
 
Michael Blend
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I never got your PM - I sent you one to just now - but don't know if its reliable. if you email me at michaelblend09@gmail.com I will send you the plat, details and pics. Thanks, Michael
 
Niko Jacobs
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Location: Bigfork, MT
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Hey David - I'm new here, but I'm a Flathead Valley Realtor with Keller Williams, interested in permaculture and natural building. If you haven't already found an agent, I'd be happy to help you find the right place. Feel free to pm me.

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