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Flathead Lake Real Estate - July 2023 Sales

Flathead Lake Real Estate


Warm, clear water and hot summer days have been exceptional this year, with only the low lake levels being a major challenge to enjoying the water. Record low stream flows and an early spring runoff have contributed to Flathead Lake levels currently more than 28 inches below full pool.


There were five waterfront sales reported for the month of July; two over the $5M mark.  Inventory and prices have stabilized overall, and it looks like the market has found somewhat of a balance for this season.


High interest rates and inflationary pressures have imposed a cooling effect in the primary residential market that is spilling over into the waterfront sector.  Overall prices are still relatively high, but the lack of inventory will result in significantly fewer transactions and lower sales volume in 2023.


July Sales:

Pricing and Sales Summary:

Active Waterfront Listings


Residential and land waterfront inventory continues to hold at record low levels. The combination of record sales over the past 24 months along with lack of motivation for sellers to give up their Montana real estate continues to put downward pressure on inventory.


The combined land and residential listing total of 41 listings is significantly down, especially compared to the pre-Covid era market. In August of 2019 we were carrying 150 total listings on the lake.


Median residential prices had been consistently rising over the past 12 months from $3.5M to over $5.5M due to a lack of inventory and high-priced listings persisting. The spring listing season has introduced a small collection of lower priced listings dropping the median price to under $4M once again. Land prices held at just under $1.5M. With such limited inventory of both residential and land listings, median price trends have become volatile with higher priced listings coming on and off the market.


Based on these data, it appears we have reached a plateau in prices and the sustainable bottom of inventory for the time being.

Flathead Lake Condominium Market
With nearly two dozen waterfront condominium communities around Flathead Lake, there has historically been plenty of options for buyers who want the waterfront lifestyle without having to worry about maintaining a lake home. Below is a summary of currently active and sold units so far this year. The condo market has followed the single-family waterfront market to record low inventories and increasing prices.



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