Understand Your Relationship With Real Estate Professionals – Sellers Agents and Buyers Agents

When you call an agent and ask them to show you some properties, you have to remember that they are always working for the seller — not you — even if they are not the listing agent! (The listing agent is the agent who was hired by the sellers to list their home.) This ties in with the fact that the agent is paid a...

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Higher Farmland Values Reflect New Economy

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Pictures and Marketing Ranch Property

One of the most important aspects of being able to market ranch property are the quality of pictures.  The old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” rings true when trying to present real estate.  Even if you are not going to market your ranch right away, it is important to capture quality photos to present...

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Origin of National Wealth

One of my favorite classes I took in college was Agricultural Economics. Having grown up on a farm and owning a crop and livestock operation for several years, I early realized and understood the impact strong commodities markets had on local and state economies. As I grow older, I see the ripple effect of this impact...

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Montana Land Values, Leases of Public Land, and Conservation Easements

Recently I read where the USDA allocated $23M towards sage grouse habitat enhancement and it reminded me that many people that are looking to purchase land or sell land sometimes do not realize the impact of what these programs have on land values on ranch property in eastern Montana. In short, anytime a government entity is...

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Bill aims to raise revenue by ensuring out-of-staters pay tax on real estate sales

By Charles Johnson, IR State Bureau With hundreds of millions of dollars being cut from human services and education budgets, some advocates on Thursday urged passage of a bill to raise more state revenue by requiring income tax withholdings on sales of Montana real estate by out-of-state residents. “This is efficient,...

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Home Prices Forecast To Rise in 17 States

Destin, FL, February 03, 2011 –(PR.com)– Selected housing markets in 17 states are forecast to see home prices go higher in 2011, according to Housing Predictor analysts. The forecasts are being issued as part of the more than 230 local housing market projections made by forecasters for the real estate research...

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Cattle Ranch For Sale – 250 Cow Unit Offered

The Sacred Hills Ranch was just put on the market on January 30, 2011. This ranch is located near Coalwood, MT in one of the most scenic areas of Powder River County, and offers a diverse topography with timbered hills providing prime habitat for elk, deer, and turkeys, on the west end, to rolling prairie on the east end of...

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Montana Monster Whitetail

Montana is no stranger to monster whitetails including several of the top typicals ever shot. In 1974 Thomas Dellwo shot a massive buck in Missoula County. After the tape stretched across the antlers the buck ended up netting an impressive 199 3/8 points. In 1966 Kent Petry also made history by shooting a giant typical that...

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The Spark Has Ignited in the Market for Montana Ranches

We have been touting the value stability of working cattle ranches for some time now.  While recreational land values have slipped slightly in Montana, working ranches seem to be holding their own.  It is still possible to earn a reasonable rate of return on investment in Montana Ranches. Closer to home near Powder River...

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