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NW Montana Lakes – 4th Qtr 2020 & Year in Review

2020 Waterfront Market Review:

2020 Year in Review
Overall the home sales (all kinds) in Flathead and Lake Counties increased from 2,483 last year to 3,361 … an increase of 26% in volume. There are now less than 400 homes for sale in all price ranges. Demand and inquiries are still high but very few and sometimes no homes to present to Buyers. Our team is actively seeking to speak with home and land owners who would be interested in capitalizing on this shortage.

The residential waterfront market we tracked through to year end as compared to 2019 was pretty phenomenal. On Flathead Lake 151 homes sold in 2020 as compared to 94 in 2019, a 38% increase. In the past, in a typical season, there would be 80-100 homes to choose from, now there are less than 20 Flathead Lake homes on the market. Vacant land sales were strong also with 31 sales recorded through the NW Montana MLS (double over 2019)and there are four pending. Only ten land offerings remain. The Flathead Lake waterfront Condo market was also striking with a record breaking 77 sold as compared to 35 in 2019. There are six pending and only two for sale which as you can guess is a new low for available inventory.

Echo Lake, Lake Blaine and Swan Lakes did not see the range of change like Flathead Lake simply due to the fact there are generally only a small amount of properties for sale at any one time no matter the year. 2020 was no exception. Echo Lake saw four home sales and one land sale compared to five home sales in 2019. Lake Blaine recorded two sales this year and three last year. Swan Lake had six home sales vs eight last year. Swan Lake land sales were up substantially with nine parcels sold this year vs. only two last year. There are only four homes on Echo Lake, two homes and 1 vacant land on Swan Lake and one vacant land parcel on Lake Blaine for sale. Swan River had quite a bit of activity with 26 sales (18 homes/8 land) as compared to 17 in 2019. There is a bit more opportunity for finding a place on Swan River as there are 4 homes and 5 parcels of vacant land for sale.

The lakes west of Kalispell were quite active in their own right but virtually the same as 2019. Again low inventory levels are inhibiting additional sales. Ashley Lake had five home sales and three land sales vs eight homes/one land for 2019. Bitterroot Lake had five homes sales this year up by one from 2019. Bitterroot Lake’s vacant land sales soared though with eight recorded sales this year vs only one in 2019. Four homes sold on McGregor Lake, same as in 2019, but had seven land sales over only two in 2019. Foys Lake had four homes sales and one land sale. At the time of this newsletter there were three homes on Bitterroot Lake for sale, one on Ashley Lake, none on McGregor and one home on Foys Lake for sale.

Certainly would characterize this past year as a “Seller’s Market” and we expect the same for 2021. Who do you know that wants to sell?
Below are the sales in the 4th Quarter. The LIST prices are noted only. If you would like to learn the sale price of any of these properties, please contact us. (Montana is a non-disclosure state so we are unable to post sales prices)

Hollinger Team Sales in red.


Flathead Lake Sales in 4th Quarter, 2020
Address:CityList PriceFrontageBed / Bath Sq Ft of Home
15538 MT Hwy 35Bigfork4299001213/31690
17299 Cliffhanger LnBigfork5500001601/1644
28660 Flicker LnPolson5500001861/1768
15131 Hunger Creek LnBigfork575000982/21532
16287 Longspur LnBigfork6350001042/11292
37110 US Highway 93Big Arm6990001074/21152
14690 Orchard LnBigfork7390001444/33852
31907 Mahood LnPolson699000855/21888
5485 Highway 93 SSomers7750002153/21648
21158 Rollins Lakeshore DrRollins790000713/21920

27220 Old US Hwy 93

242 Shoreline DrPolson8500001493/23368
837 Angel Point RdLakeside8650002002/21236
161 Peaceful LnLakeside894900994/32908
26524 Old Highway 93Elmo8990001004/21678
465 Hughes Bay RdLakeside8950001382/11288
373 Caroline Point RdLakeside9480001013/21403
39405 Baypoint RdPolson9490001634/22658
34048 Deerbrush Ln Polson9499501513/33150

38595 Tan A Bryn


38618 Two Island View Rd

15354 Sunset Heights DrBigfork10500001503/34188
29034 Finley Point LnPolson11000001073/32805
835 Bayview DrPolson11250001504/22712

34593 Eagle View Ln

109 Tundra WayPolson1297000800 shrd3/33016
28256 White Swan LnPolson15000001652/22316
685 N Juniper Bay RdSomers13250001253/32465
685 N Juniper Bay RdSomers13250001253/32465
725 Bayview DrPolson13500001655/32932

345 Whipps Ln


22354 Island View Ln

21533 Rollins Lakeshore DrRollins16000002033/32680
26616 Old Highway 93Elmo16000001114/43269
329 Whipps LnLakeside19999991803/37132
Goose Bay RdLakeside18490005653/32131

39187 Shelter Bay Ln

501 Archery RdLakeside22290004194/34634
46523 Grants LnElmo2250000856/64853
1553 Bayview DrPolson25000001256/66346
32945 Driftwood LnBigfork24900002344/77985
713 Conrad Point RdLakeside29500001004/55068
20894 This Is It RdRollins32000001503/35296
741 Angel Point RdLakeside34900003002/23000
22161 MT Highway 35Bigfork44980004005/66200
1035 Lakeside BlvdLakeside69500004359/99000
Flathead Lake Condo sales in 4th Quarter, 2020Building/UnitList PriceBed / Bath Sq Ft
Marina Cay - BigforkWaterfront #257159000Studio384
Marina Cay - BigforkWaterfront #353161000Studio456
Bigfork HarborStreamside 1, #103150002/31384
Lakeside Shores - LakesideUnit 143500002/21181

Marina Cay - Bigfork

Bay Bldg Door 204


Bear Harbor - Polson

Unit B2

Lakeside Shores - LakesideUnit 53750003/21653
Waterside - LakesideUnit 1-3023998002/21355
Marina Cay - BigforkHill Bldg Door 3084290003/31936
Waterside - LakesideUnit 1-1034350002/21384
Watermark - PolsonUnit 2034599992/21344
Waterside - LakesideUnit 4-2034790002/21533
Watermark - PolsonUnit 2014799003/21488
Bear Harbor - PolsonUnit C-54500003/21519

Bigfork Harbor

Riverbend 5 #2

Lakeside Shores - LakesideUnit 75000002/21427

Bigfork Marina Condos

Unit D

Riverbend Condos - PolsonUnit 105790003/21762
Waterside - LakesideUnit 4-2076000002/21523
Waterside - LakesideUnit 3-2056990003/21785
474 Electric Ave - BigforkUnit B13750003/32835
Flathead Lake Vacant Land Sales in 4th Quarter, 2020CityList PriceFrontageAcres
Spinnaker Ln Lot 15AElmo249900173.44
470 Lutheran Camp RdLakeside284500100.69
E Matterhorn Rd Lt 8APolson398000951.8
E Matterhorn Rd Lt 8BPolson398000791.6

Bayside Ln

Highcliff LnBigfork495000150.69
Rocky Point RdPolson55000092.95
Anderson PlacePolson550000100.39

White Swan Ln

320 Holt DrBigfork69900033121
340 Holt DrBigfork69900034521
US Highway 93Polson750000701
Snowberry LnPolson7870005083.3

Melita Island Rd

Big Arm85500023413
Grandview LnBigfork9750001721.6
705 Conrad Point RdLakeside105000098.64
White Swan RdPolson11000004933.7
707 Conrad Point RdLakeside1150000104.61
Zelezny RdRollins49500003000+66
Other Waterfront Home & Land Sales in 4th Quarter, 2020
Address:Waterfront NameList PriceFrontageBed / Bath Sq Ft of Home
420 McGregor LnMcGregor Lake5000001512/2/1560
775 & 785 Lodgepole DrBitterroot Lake5000002003/21736

562 Eastman Dr

Swan River

1727 Rogers Lake RdRogers Lake769000904/44014
119 Treasure Island WayFoys Lake7250001002/11720
237 Lake Blaine DrLake Blaine825000953/21390

155 Violet Bay Dr

McGregor Lake

970 Swan Horseshoe RdSwan RIver8950007572/23112
18195 Highway 83Swan Lake11250003394/42288
925 Blackies Bay RdLake of the Woods14000003303/32480

12252 Cygnet Way

Swan River


330 Echoing Jewel Rd

Echo Lake

Other Vacant Waterfront Land Sales 4th Quarter 2020LakeList PriceFrontageAcres

12790 Highway 2 W

McGregor Lake


MT Highway 83

Swan Lake


489 Lodgepole Dr

Bitterroot Lake

411 Lodgepole DrBitterroot Lake129900088140

215 Loch Ln

Bitterroot Lake

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