Category: Real Estate

Transferring the Family Ranch to the Next Generation

Farming and ranching is a Montana legacy. Montana family farms and ranches are traditionally passed on to the next generation. I recently sat down with a family to have this discussion over coffee. The process is challenging because it is comprised of economic, legal, and complex family social decisions. While some family members may want to stay on the land,…

Please Read This Letter Carefully As It Concerns Your Water Rights

Notice of Opportunity to File for Exempt Water Rights Thursday Whitehall Oct 5th @ Borden’s Hotel 6:00 PM Conference Room   Join Us For A FREE WORKSHOP For Answers To These Five Questions About Your Water Rights Do I need to file for an old stock or domestic water right? How do I protect my…

About Us Video

  At Montana Ranch Properties, we know land, resources, and recreation. Montana Ranch Properties is a specialized division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties. We are the highest ranked real estate firm in Montana. Our diverse and highly qualified brokers are located in 12 key areas throughout the state. We offer experience, expertise, credibility and…

Historic Elk Lodge Cabin

The historic Elk Lodge Cabin is offered for the first time since it’s local materials were carefully selected and hand crafted back in the early days of settling the Gallatin Canyon. The deep history & original rustic character are expressed throughout it’s hand hewn logs, paned windows and original hardware.  In the early 1900’s, Congress enacted the…

2016 Market Overview

Last Friday morning, I attended the 2016 Market Overview at Red Chair, hosted by Montana Title and Escrow. Their presentation showed that the Bozeman Residential Market had a majority of sales that were $359,000 and under. There was also a 6% increase in sales and 6% increase in price.

Finding your Montana

To some people, Montana means Big Sky or one of the other resorts in the state; to others it is a small city like Bozeman or a wide spot in the road such as Ringling, but often it is the land and the characteristics of it that draws people to a location. The outdoor recreation…

West Boulder Reserve

This extremely unique property offers a rare opportunity to own an exceptional custom designed home in the coveted West Boulder Reserve. This distinctive piece of architecture was inspired by the Inn at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. It is nestled in as aspen grove, surrounded by spruce trees on an elevated plateau overlooking a…

Streamlining Montana Water Rights Transfers

When marketing farms, ranches or recreational offerings, the first question a savvy buyer should ask is, “Are there water rights associated with the property?” This can make a break a deal if you need water to produce a crop or if you are purchasing a property that has springs or a viable fishery that relies…

Why the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana

The Bitterroot Valley is truly a magical place. Geographically the Valley is approximately 95 miles long extending from Lost Trail Pass at the border of Montana and Idaho nearly to Missoula. It is bordered by the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Sapphire Mountains to the East. The Bitterroot Mountains are home to large…

Montana’s Most Precious Resource, Water

Water is Montana’s most precious resource. From hiking mountain lakes, fishing and floating rivers, to watering our fields and cattle; our fresh water is an important factor for life and recreation in our Big Sky state.

I spent a couple of hours with Brant Lumpkin, a Compliance Technician, with the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). He had a wealth of information regarding our water resources and I will share some of that with you.