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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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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…

Mon. Oct. 1st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate Report: October

by Tim Ford

As cooler nights move into the valley, one can feel it; fall is in the air. Some welcome the change as they look towards hunting season and the return of MSU students. Others lament how fast the summer went. Fall is a great time of the year…

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

by Tim Ford

While the Real Estate Market in Bozeman is generally the focus of this article, Belgrade, our neighbor to the west, is important to watch as well. Belgrade is a vital part of the Gallatin Valley.From the first of the year through August 1st,…

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Market Report Bozeman Real Estate

by Tim Ford

We’re now over half way through the year, which seems like a good time to take a look back at the first 6 months of 2018 and see how the Real Estate market fared.From the first of the year through July 1st, 480 single family homes sold…

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate Report: July

by Tim Ford

More homes have sold in Bozeman during the first 5 months of this year versus last; 386 homes in 2018 versus 347 in 2017. Inventory remains limited, so it often feels like there are fewer homes to buy, and the demand in Bozeman remains…

Thu. May. 31st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate - 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. For those unfamiliar, Zillow is a Real Estate website showcasing homes for sale. It also offers a “Zestimate,” which is…

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate - Market Report

by Tim Ford

The winter of 2018 has been one of the longest and snowiest that many in town can remember. As we hopefully make our way into spring, I thought it prudent to take a look at how the condo and townhome market is faring.Pricing for condos &…

Sun. Apr. 1st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate

by Tim Ford

With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd and hopefully some green grass right around the corner, April is a great month to look at some ways to make a home more energy efficient. The great thing about energy efficient upgrades is that they can…

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

First Steps for First-Time Home Buyers

by Tim Ford

The process of buying a home can seem daunting to many first-time home buyers. It is a big step, but it is also rewarding and satisfying. There is a special pride in home ownership that makes the process worthwhile.     One of…

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

Bozeman Real Estate - Year End Market Report 2017

by Tim Ford

As we look back at the year, the theme for the Bozeman Real Estate market in 2017 was inventory shortage.1000 single family homes sold in the areas both inside and outside of Bozeman’s city limits at a median sold price of $409,450 in…

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Bozeman Real Estate - Market Report

by Tim Ford

As we get into the fall and winter months, I often chat with people that think winter is not a good time to buy or sell a home. For the past few years, I’ve been analyzing the number of contracts versus the number of new listings during…

Wed. Nov. 1st, 2017

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

by Tim Ford

The first three quarters of 2017 have cruised by quickly for most. With winter approaching quickly, its time to see how the Real Estate market is fairing. While the number of homes sold is down slightly from last year, prices continue to rise…

Mon. Oct. 2nd, 2017

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

by Tim Ford

As we move into fall, it seems everyone is welcoming the fall precipitation that will hopefully help put an end to our hot, smoky, and dry fire season. A huge thank you goes out to the brave men and women that have been battling the wildfires…

Fri. Sep. 1st, 2017

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

by Tim Ford

While this column generally focuses on the Bozeman Real Estate market, Belgrade is also an important market to watch, so I thought it would be helpful to take a look back and see how the market there has fared lately.From the first of the…

Wed. Aug. 2nd, 2017

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

by Tim Ford

As I write this, it is hot out! 95 degrees in the sun. And the Real Estate market is remaining just as hot. We’re now over half way through the year, and I thought it prudent to take a look back at the first 6 months of 2017 and see how…

Sat. Jul. 1st, 2017

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

by Tim Ford

By now almost everyone has heard, Bozeman’s Real Estate market is continuing its strength. The shortage of inventory has left many buyers frustrated and often in multiple offer situations. In a multiple offer situation, cash is usually…

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

The Zillow Estimate

by Tim Ford

Zillow is a Real Estate website with a variety of tools and information. Buyers use the website to shop homes for sale. Zillow also offers a “Zestimate” which is their computerized model that generates a home value for individual…

Mon. May. 1st, 2017

May Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

As ski season has given way to biking, hiking, and fishing season, the strong Real Estate season is also upon us. While this article generally focuses on sales of single family homes; condos & townhouses make up a large part of our market…

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

Energy Efficiency at Home

by Tim Ford

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day, and with spring weather approaching, it’s a great time to try to improve a home’s energy efficiency. This not only helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it also helps to reduce…