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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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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…

Fri. Jul. 1st, 2016

July Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

As one can see by looking at the included numbers, Bozeman’s market continues to remain hot. Many buyers have been frustrated lately to end up in multiple offer situations, some even losing out on multiple homes. In a multiple offer…

Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

June Bozeman Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

This article usually focuses on single family homes sales, but condos and townhomes make up a large portion of our market as well. Therefore, I thought it worthwhile to take a look at how those sales are faring. All data will include both…

Mon. May. 2nd, 2016

Bozeman May Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

While the weather has been volatile across the valley, the Bozeman Real Estate market continues to remain hot. As the bears in Yellowstone are starting to come out of their dens, Real Estate buyers are also immerging from their winter…

Fri. Apr. 1st, 2016

Energy Efficiency in the Home

by Tim Ford

With Earth Day fast approaching, this is a great time to focus on ways individuals can make a difference in their home. The beauty of increasing a home’s energy efficiency is that it not only helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it…

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2016

Understanding CAP Rates

by Tim Ford

With the strength of the Bozeman rental market, we’ve seen many investors buying up houses, condos, and multi-family homes to use as income producing properties. Individuals looking to purchase income properties may often hear the term…

Mon. Feb. 1st, 2016

Real Estate Year End Report 2015

by Tim Ford

Wow! What a year! 2015 saw huge increases in sales volume and pricing across the valley. This past year, over 1,000 single family homes sold in a 12-month period in the Bozeman area; 1022 actually. This is up from the 905 single family homes…

Tue. Dec. 1st, 2015

The Bozeman December Real Estate Report

by Tim Ford

Many people often ask about timing the market. What is the best time of year to buy? What is the best time of year to sell? Looking at sales in 2014, the busiest month of the year for new contracts was April, during which 111 homes went under…