Are Short Commutes Behind the Montana Population Boom?

National Association of Home Builders Notes Housing Boom in Areas with Short Drive Times  We’ve all heard about nightmarish commute times, with some folks clocking hours a day behind the wheel or on a train to get to work. Palmdale, California came in with the longest commute times at 85 minutes, followed closely by other […]

CRE 101: Limited Partnerships in Montana

 If you keep up with Sterling CRE market analysis, you know that commercial assets are hard to come by in some of Montana’s hottest markets, like Missoula and Bozeman. So, how can you get into commercial real estate investment when direct ownership isn’t an option? How does that work?   Sometimes, Montana CRE limited […]

Montana Rental Application Fees on Chopping Block?

In Montana, apartment rental application fees were up for debate briefly in the legislature. While that bill (SB241) didn’t make it out of committee, it’s likely not the last time this issue will surface, as application fees have raised plenty of questions in places like Bozeman, Missoula, and other desirable Montana cities with growing populations.  […]

Do You Want to Live/Work in Montana?

Who doesn’t want to live/work under the Big Sky? Live/Work Projects make headway in Montana.  With more entrepreneurs per capita than any other state in the nation, there’s no short supply of hustle in Montana. It makes sense that live/work style units are successful in the state, namely in Bozeman and Billings.  In Missoula, a […]

Ask a Builder: Missoula Housing Outlook

Montana Builder on the outlook for housing in Missoula and changing consumer preferences  “A lot of smart people have been working on this for years.” That’s what Ryan Frey with Saddle Mountain Construction says of Missoula’s housing crunch. As a home and commercial builder with 20+ years of experience, he’s intimately familiar with the ongoing […]

Ask a Montana Builder: Timelines, Cost, and Opportunities

Montana builder talks construction costs, timelines, and opportunities in the industry “A lot of smart people have been working on this for years.” That’s what Ryan Frey with Saddle Mountain Construction says of Missoula’s housing crunch. As a home and commercial builder with 20+ years of experience, he’s intimately familiar with the ongoing slog toward […]

Ready to Rent a Retail Space in Missoula?

Are you ready to rent or upgrade your retail space in Missoula? Get the inside scoop with Connor McMahon. In Missoula and across Montana, business owners are looking to rent or expand their retail space. Is now the right time for you to make a move? Get the latest on the state of the Missoula […]

Ready to lease space in Missoula or Bozeman?

Ready to expand your Montana business and lease space in Missoula or Bozeman? We get lots of questions about the lease of commercial space across Montana, especially in Missoula and Bozeman. Today, we’re doing a lightning round Q and A of some of the most common questions. If you are ready to lease space in […]

Inclusionary Zoning Ban in Montana

In Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte banned inclusionary zoning. But what does that mean? What is inclusionary zoning in Montana – and why the ban? Was it working? And what can cities do to encourage affordable housing? What is Inclusionary Zoning? The Missoula Current says the ban, “prevents municipalities from requiring that a certain portion of […]