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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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…

New Year, New Goals

Tim Ford

Happy New Year! We all know that 2020 was a crazy year in so many ways. As we move into the New Year, this is a great time to reflect on wins and losses and make a plan to have a great 2021. Many people make resolutions this time of year, and what…

Residential Sales North of $1 Million

Tim Ford

When the Covid-19 pandemic first took its grip on our world and on Bozeman, a lot of people wondered what effect it would have on the real estate market. Many predicted that we would see a significant downturn. However, as the numbers now show, the…

The Multiple Counter Offers

Tim Ford

Last month, I wrote about how buyers can try to be competitive in multiple offer scenarios. As we continue to see new listings generating multiple offers, we’re also seeing an increase in the use of the multiple counter offer form. This form or…

Competing Against Multiple Offers

Tim Ford

As Bozeman’s Real Estate market continues its strength moving into fall, we’re seeing more and more multiple offer situations. If there’s only one house but 10 buyers, 9 aren’t going to get the house. Many buyers focus solely…

Belgrade Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

While this column generally focuses on Bozeman’s real estate market, the community of Belgrade is also an integral part of the Gallatin Valley. This month, we’ll look at how the Real Estate Market has fared there.From the first of the…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

The first 6 months of 2020 are behind us, and what a crazy 6 months it has been. Sitting at the halfway point, I thought it appropriate to look back and see how the local real estate market has fared over these tumultuous months.  A shortage of…

Bozeman Real Estate Market Report

Tim Ford

The Coronavirus slowed the Bozeman housing market down for a few weeks, but it has come roaring back. The market is extremely busy again, and we’re back to seeing many properties receiving multiple offers. In these situations, buyers who…

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

Earth Day Around The 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…

The Importance in Getting Pre-Qualified

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…

Year End Market Report 2019

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 8.5%…

New Years Real Estate Resolutions

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 Estate…

Cash on Cash Versus Cap Rate

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 are the…

3rd Quarter Real Estate Update

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 Estate…

Home Fall Prep

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 house…

Belgrade Real Estate Report

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 neighbors to…