Tim Ford

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Tim Ford is a Realtor® with Bozeman Brokers Real Estate in Bozeman Montana. He can be contacted at 406-209-1214.

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Mon. Jun. 1st, 2020

How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?

by Tim Ford

For the past few years, I’ve been analyzing the accuracy of the Zillow Zestimate in the Bozeman market. If you haven’t heard of Zillow, it’s one of the many websites that utilize an MLS feed with homes for sale. It also…

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2020

Earth Day Around The House

by Tim Ford

Since April is the month of Earth Day, it’s also a great time of year to start planning some home improvement projects for the spring and summer. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by trying to make your home more energy…

Sun. Mar. 1st, 2020

The Importance in Getting Pre-Qualified

by Tim Ford

For the snow enthusiasts, this has been a great winter. Along with the strong snow cycle, demand for Real Estate in Bozeman has stayed strong, but as we’ve seen the past few winters, inventory is in short supply. With green grass on the…

Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020

Year End Market Report 2019

by Tim Ford

In 2019, 996 single-family homes sold in the areas both inside and outside of Bozeman’s city limits at a median sold price of $495,250. This is compared to 1,020 homes sold in 2018 at a median sold price of $456,375. This represents an…

Tue. Dec. 31st, 2019

New Years Real Estate Resolutions

by Tim Ford

Happy New Year! I hope that 2019 was a wonderful year for you and that this next decade will be even better. Many people like to make New Year’s resolutions this time of year, and what better time to make some resolutions regarding Real…

Sun. Dec. 1st, 2019

Cash on Cash Versus Cap Rate

by Tim Ford

For those who invest in real estate or are looking to invest in real estate, there are certain key numbers that are useful to examine a potential investment’s return. Two of the most commonly used numbers to calculate rates of return…

Fri. Nov. 1st, 2019

3rd Quarter Real Estate Update

by Tim Ford

The first round of winter has come a little early to Bozeman this year. While many skiers are getting excited, others in town are hoping we have a little more fall before winter really socks in. Even with the cooler weather, the Bozeman Real…

Tue. Oct. 1st, 2019

Home Fall Prep

by Tim Ford

Summer seemed a little shorter this year than some others. However, the reprieve from smoke was welcomed in comparison to the past few summers. As our nights get cooler and we move into fall, it’s a great time of year to look around the…

Sun. Sep. 1st, 2019

Belgrade Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

This article generally focuses on the Real Estate Market in Bozeman; however, the community of Belgrade is a vital part of the Gallatin Valley as well. This month, we’ll take a look at how the Real Estate Market has fared for our…

Thu. Aug. 1st, 2019

Bozeman Real Estate Report: August

by Tim Ford

We’re now over halfway through the year, and I thought it was a good time to look back at the first 6 months of 2019 and see how the real estate market faired. From the first of the year through July 1st, 457 single family homes…

Mon. Jul. 1st, 2019

Bozeman Real Estate Report: July

by Tim Ford

Inventory shortage continues to be the reccurring theme in the Bozeman real estate market. The months’ supply of homes is currently at an all-time low of 2.5 months. The demand from buyers remains strong, but the number of new listings…

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2019

How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?

by Tim Ford

For the past few years, one of my more popular studies has been analyzing the accuracy of the Zillow Zestimate in the Bozeman market. For those unfamiliar, Zillow is a Real Estate website showcasing homes for sale. They also offer a…

Wed. May. 1st, 2019

Bozeman Real Estate Report: May

by Tim Ford

As the spring thaw slowly takes place, bears are coming out of hibernation and so are many buyers and sellers of real estate. Buyers have actually been out and about all winter, but inventory levels have been low, so there hasn’t been…

Fri. Feb. 1st, 2019

Year End Real Estate Market Report 2018

by Tim Ford

In 2018, 1,018 single family homes sold in the areas both inside and outside of Bozeman’s city limits at a median sold price of $456,375. This is compared to 1000 homes sold in 2017 at a median sold price of $409,450, an 11.4% increase…

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

New Years Real Estate Resolutions

by Tim Ford

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 was a great year for you and that 2019 will be even better. The Gallatin Valley is a busy place these days. January is a great time to start making goals for the New Year, especially those goals relating to…

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate Report: December

by Tim Ford

As we move into the winter months; skiers are sharpening their edges, some folks are attempting to untangle their huge knot of Christmas lights, and many children have already lost at least one mitten that was supposed to last until March.…

Thu. Nov. 1st, 2018

House Hacking Bozeman

by Tim Ford

As Bozeman looks to attract new talent and to retain MSU grads, finding housing for those new to the work force can be a challenge. Affordable housing is a hot topic in Bozeman. One solution can be house hacking.House hacking is a term often…