Category: Real Estate

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.

Michelle Van Dyke, a Champion In Many Ways

Michelle Van Dyke, accredited Broker with Montana Ranch Properties, a specialized division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, is both passionate and successful in the National Cutting Horse Association competition and in real estate marketing and sales in Southwest Montana.

She has been participating in cutting horse competitions for 32 years and active in real estate sales for the last 20 years. Michelle has continually improved her performance and success in both endeavors.

Bear Creek Schoolhouse, Cameron, Montana

A wonderful piece of history lies across the road from the Bear Creek Ranch in Cameron, Montana. The once vibrant one room school known as Bear Creek Schoolhouse, now serves the community in a new light as documented in Cowboy & Indians Magazine.

One room, no running water, no students in 70 years. But as photographer Thomas Lee shows, this schoolhouse in rural Montana still serves as the heart of a community.

Now is the Time to Fight Weeds in Montana

March in Montana brings the sense of Spring Fever, with longer days of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Everyone feels a renewed energy, plants and animals alike. Many Montana weed species start to grow with the warmer temperatures in early Spring.

Now is a great time to apply management and control as the young plants are much easier to kill before they gain ground as mature, large plants. The easiest way to identify your weeds is to scout out any new, green regrowth sprouting from the dormant stock and seed heads