Wanda's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN
Bits and pieces of local real estate information in the Billings Montana and surrounding area.



The jobless rate in North Dakota is the lowest in the country right now, 3.6% compared to Montana at 7.3%, Montana ranks 16th.  Yellowstone County, where I live, is doing a bit better than the rest of the state at 5.7%.  In fact most of the East side of the Rocky Mountain Divide has a lower unemp...
5711 Scandia Road in Shepherd Montana is the location of a big log home for sale on 4.8 acres.  This home is offered for $250,000 which is a great deal for over 4,600 square feet including a double tuck under garage. This horse property is located just a few miles north of Shepherd Montana, acces...
I have the talk about price reductions right up front when I take a listing.  I tell my seller's that a competitive price will bring the quickest and highest sale, I'm not always able to predict that exact price.  If we don't get some good action in the first 30 days, then we need to look at what...
Log home living always seems to tickle the fancy of most western bent people, some just dream, others live the dream!   Log homes feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer, just the nature of the mass involved in the structures.  The Western flavor that fits best in these homes is a mixture ...
The Northwest residential real estate market in Billings Montana is one of the largest geographically with some of the most activity.  Just a look at the number of homes that are currently unsold in Area 7 compared to the number that have an accepted contract, the activity index is about 18.5%. T...
The number of homes under contract in the Downtown Billings Montana Area 6 compared to the total number of homes that are currently for sale is 22.5%, and that's a signal of a pretty healthy market, especially right now. The Downtown market area seems to always be "ahead of the curve" as far as a...
Today's Real Estate Market Activity in the Briarwood, Blue Creek and Duck Creek Area shows that 14% of the current listings are under contract.  In the last 90 days, 10 homes have sold, that's 3.3 per month.  The total number of unsold home right now in this area is 76.  In order to close all of ...
Where were you?  At the Homesteader Days Celebration, that's where! This annual event highlights the strong heritage of this farming community.  People out on the Project, and those who've had the misfortune of having to move away, seem to migrate back to the homestead for a weekend of family fun...
27% of the homes for sale on the Billings South Side are under contract, and that's a pretty good number! The Active listings without an accepted contract average listing price is $127,000 The Pending listings which have an accepted contract, have an average listed price of $172,000!!! The Contin...
About 14% of the homes for sale in the Lockwood, Emerald Hills area of Billings Montana have an accepted contract at this time.  This amount of inventory seems a bit high right now, and most of the unsold inventory is much higher than what's under contract: The average listed sales price for this...

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