Tim Ford

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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Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

Belgreat! Bozeman’s neighbor to the west, Belgrade, is an essential part of the Gallatin Valley, and this month, we’ll take a look at how their real estate market has fared during the first seven months of 2022.From the first of the year…

Bozeman Real Esate Market Report

Tim Ford

As we sit at the halfway point of 2022, there are many factors pushing and pulling the economy and housing markets. Inflation has remained high. Mortgage interest rates shot up quickly, then paused and seemed to come down slightly, then slowly ticked…

Cash Buyers in 2022

Tim Ford

It’s been a wet spring. In addition to the rainfall, the Fed has been trying to throw a little water on inflation. As such, we’ve seen a large uptick in mortgage rates. As I write this, rates are hovering around 6%. This is up from…

How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate in 2022?

Tim Ford

A very common question in the Real Estate industry is, “How accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?” If you’re unfamiliar with Zillow, it’s one of the many websites that utilizes an MLS feed showing homes for sale. They also offer a…

Bozeman Condo & Townhouse Sales

Tim Ford

As the green grass starts to occasionally peek out, the weather is reminding us that Bozeman is a mountain town. We were teased by an early stretch of warm weather, but as I write this, winter has returned and reminded many not to take their snow…

Earth Day At Home

Tim Ford

Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated by many Americans on April 22nd. Here in Bozeman, there are opportunities to help with cleanup activities around town, and many use it as a time to reflect on ways to live a more…

Considering A Purchase? Five Reasons to Meet with a Lender Early

Tim Ford

Trying to buy a home in any market is challenging right now, and Bozeman is one of the hottest and most competitive markets for home buyers. For those folks even considering financing the purchase of a home, it’s more important than ever to…

2021 Year End Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

2021 was certainly an interesting year. It seemed for a bit that the pandemic was behind us, and then it wasn’t. Disrupted supply chains and continued demand from shoppers saw pricing increases, employees left the workforce in droves, and for…

The High End Real Estate Market

Tim Ford

By now, most people have heard that the Real Estate market in Bozeman has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic, both in activity levels and pricing. What has also been interesting is the increases in the higher price ranges.The…

The Best Time To List A Home

Tim Ford

As I write this, we’re having an unseasonably warm fall & early winter. Hopefully, by the time this goes to print, it will be looking a little bit more like winter. Beyond being the time of year many locals are prepping for ski season, this…

The High End Real Estate Market

Tim Ford

By now, most people have heard that the Real Estate market in Bozeman has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic, both in activity levels and pricing. What has also been interesting is the increases in the higher price ranges. The…

Fall To-Do List

Tim Ford

Fall is in the air. There is a certain crispness to it as one can feel the seasons slowly changing. Parents are excited to have kids back in school, hunters are anticipating a successful season, and skiers are readying for winter. Around the house…

Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

Generally, this column focuses on Bozeman’s real estate market. However, Belgrade is a large part of the Gallatin Valley and the homes there play a massive rule in providing housing for our greater community. This month, we’ll take a look…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report August 2021

Tim Ford

We’re more than halfway through 2021. It’s been a busy year in Bozeman with businesses back open, tourism up, and life easing back towards normal. As we sit past the halfway mark, it’s time to look back and compare the first half of…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report July 2021

Tim Ford

By now, most people in the Gallatin Valley have heard that the real estate market is really hot. Many have heard about the multiple offers and the cash buyers coming from out of state. Just how many cash buyers are there in our market? Looking at…

How Accurate is the Zillow Zestimate?

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 utilizes an MLS feed with homes for sale. It also offers a…

Bozeman Condo & Townhouse Sales

Tim Ford

It’s spring in Bozeman, that time of year where the weather changes every 5 minutes. The heat is usually on in the truck on the way to work and the air conditioning is often on for the drive home. The real estate market is also continuing to…

Earth Day at Your House

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 efficient? Not…

Looking to Buy? Get Pre-Qualified

Tim Ford

Buying a home in Bozeman is tough right now. The multiple offers and bidding wars have gotten crazy. Depending on the price range someone is looking in, there can be more than a dozen offers on one home. The most I’ve heard of is 29 offers…

Year End Market Report 2020

Tim Ford

Wow! What a year it’s been. A pandemic, an election, and a real estate frenzy in the Gallatin Valley. When the pandemic first hit, a lot of people, myself included, wondered if it would negatively affect the real estate market. In fact, the…