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

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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…

Wed. Mar. 1st, 2017

Understanding CAP Rates

by Tim Ford

The Bozeman Real Estate market has started off 2017 at a blistering pace. 76 single family homes sold in the first month. This is up over 28% from last January and almost double the number of sales in January of 2015.The rental market remains…

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Real Estate Year End Report

by Tim Ford

The Real Estate market in Bozeman continued its hot streak through 2016. The good news for those thinking that prices are rising too quickly is that increases weren’t as dramatic as those seen in 2015.Last year, 2015, was the first year…

Thu. Dec. 1st, 2016

December Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

With the holiday season upon us, many people often ask about timing the market. It seems that many assume the holidays are the worst time of year to sell a home, but let’s take a look at the numbers. Since December sales datum is not…

Tue. Nov. 1st, 2016

November Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

The Bozeman Real Estate market has continued to see rapid growth during the first three quarters of 2016. While the great recession was really just a few short years ago, it now seems to be a distant memory. The overall number of sales is at…

Sat. Oct. 1st, 2016

October Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

As we move into fall, 2016 remains one of the biggest years ever for the Bozeman Real Estate market. Year to date, 723 single family homes have sold in the Bozeman area, which makes this the highest volume year on record thus far. This is the…

Fri. Sep. 2nd, 2016

September Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

This has been a hot summer in Bozeman, both in terms of temperature and Real Estate activity. As summer starts to wind down, MSU students will replace the summer tourists as the Montana State University campus roars to life. While the many…

Mon. Aug. 1st, 2016

August Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

Summer is in full swing. 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 2016 and see how the Real Estate market faired.It’s been another busy spring and summer here…