Explore Missoula, MT

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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When I first started in real estate I witnessed the end of the "golden era" for Linda Vista.  A stereotypical 90's built neighborhood on the south-western foothills of Missoula this area features winding cul-de-sacs, large homes with forward facing garages, and homes that featured mostly pastel e...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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Central Missoula, an area most easily identified as falling between Russell and Reserve street, used to actually be on the outskirts of town and featured homes on larger parcels of lands with farms and homesteads spread all around.  As Missoula grew around this area it became incorporated with th...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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The south-central area of Missoula in the valley is widely referred to as the "Lewis and Clark" neighborhood as the elementary school servicing most all of that area is Lewis and Clark Elementary.  This area features mostly 60's through 80's built homes, many are ranchers of varying sizes, but ma...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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When standing in the Missoula valley these two areas make up most all of the hillside homes you'll see on the south end of the valley that have been built up mostly before the mid-1980's.  A little more south and west you'll find the newer neighborhoods in Linda Vista and Maloney Ranch, I'll repo...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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The University area is home to a wide array of older houses full of character and charm.  It's a neighborhood that's blended with long-time Missoula residents, families, and students attending school.  It's actually the area I grew up in, so it holds a special place for me.  The slant streets, ap...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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Looking at the 2010 market first off I see that there were 52 residential sales with a median sales price of $175,000. The time on market for these sold homes only was 137 days. The median list price for these sold homes was $179,450 showing that these homes were selling for about 97% of their or...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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First off, the beautiful Rattlesnake Valley, the mouth of which features some of the oldest homes in Missoula.  A largely residential area that has seen very little to no new construction growth.  Historically this area has held it's values which have usually been well over the median of Missoula...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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OK from two perspectives, first we'll do a 30 day look-back and then a 6 month look-back for a broad perspective.  As always my data comes from the Missoula Organization of Realtors MLS.  Additionally I sort our data by the brackets that MOR uses as well. Absorption rates represent how much inven...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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Since I can't look at my Christmas presents early I figured I'd look at Missoula's market summary early to see what's waiting for the upcoming year end report.  This year has been a very interesting one and we can finally start measuring actual market recovery now that we're comparing similar mar...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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This morning while still trying to motivate myself out of bed I was scrolling through the CNN Money headlines on my crackberry when I saw the headline "Home Prices Heading for Triple Dip." http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/31/real_estate/home_prices/index.htm?iid=HP_LN Ah dangit, that's not a good way...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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Venting blog, consider yourself warned.   Two years ago I listed a home south of town for a couple, they were moving on a job relocation.  I'd sold the home about 10 years back, it's a cute little one-level home out in the country on one acre.  At the time the market was going pretty crazy as peo...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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To our fellow clients, friends, and family;  One of our favorite quotes on facing challenges comes from John F Kennedy.  When talking about the challenges our country was facing in the early 60's and rising to the occasion in a speech before Rice University he said that, "We choose to go the moon...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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I'll give you both sides of the argument and leave it up to you the readers to decide!  These numbers aren't official as some records are usually a little delayed in reporting, but they'll give you the general idea.  As always, my source is from the Missoula Organization of REALTORS(R) MLS. 2010 ...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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“American home values dropped $1.7 trillion”  http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/09/real_estate/home_value/index.htm?hpt=T2 Zillow is a very interesting and comprehensive site, in fact I noticed that just last week despite years and years of suggestions that REALTOR(R) organizations take the lead on ra...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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Yesterday morning at the annual membership meeting for the Missoula Organization of REALTORS(R) I was awarded the 2011 REALTOR(R) of the year award (I will serve MOR as their REALTOR(R) of the year for the calendar year of 2011).  It's an honor to be awarded this, it's a recognition of my volunte...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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"House prices fall 2% SIGNS OF DOUBLE DIP?!?!?!?!" http://money.cnn.com/2010/11/30/real_estate/CaseShiller_home_prices/index.htm?hpt=T2 And then the article doesn't even mention about the dreaded double dip.  Sometimes national news media really frustrates me they latch on to a story and suggest ...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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A major topic throughout the convention coming off the heels of a big election.  There was a lot of talk in many of the meetings about what the most recent election means for homeowners, tax payers, and political action groups ahead.  1. As mentioned in the prior post on gridlock, both Tucker Car...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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In the elections the other week the economy was huge, it was also the main discussion point in many of the meetings I attended, I heard from NAR's chief economist Lawrence Yun, a cheif editor from Forbes, and pundits Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala.  The general consensus was that it's a long haul...

By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
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So I was reading this CNN/Money article today: http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/23/news/economy/existing_home_sales/index.htm?hpt=T2 It talks about how existing sales rebounded in August, up from a big slide in July. I thought I’d check it compared to Missoula and unfortunately the news isn’t the pre...

By Paul Griffin
(EXiT Realty of Missoula Montana)
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When a person starts their search for a home in Missoula Montana it can be a daunting process. Though there are only about 107,000 people as of 2008 in Missoula County, the area covered is much greater than most will realize. For example, a person may come to me and tell me a general price range,...

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