Elk herd crossing over the ridge

The months keep rolling by. Memorial Day has come and gone as has the 4th of July. Where does the time go? It seems Labor Day will be on us soon. The Bitterroot Valley is definitely in the heat of the Summer. We have been seeing consistent temperatures in the 85 to 100° and personally, I and a lot of Bitterrooters have already had enough of it! God and Mother Nature are always willing to prove that we humans are rather insignificant in the big scheme of things! We are having some fire issues now. The worst is the Lolo Peak Fire which has caused evacuations in the area. Smoke has been a problem at times in the valley this year. It’s nice to see we still have snow up on a lot the mountaintops. It’s something to see considering where our temperatures have been lately. Bottom line is we have to take what is handed out to us weather-wise. Real estate activity is continuing to improve slowly. Buyers are looking, prices are stabilizing and land and houses are moving. Our market continues to improve at a steady pace.  One fact is always true here.  The weather and real estate remain a rollercoaster ride in the Bitterroot Valley!!     


It’s a great time to visit the Bitterroot Valley.  You can see first-hand, what Summer in the Rockies looks like in the Bitterroot Valley.  Come enjoy the wide, open spaces and the friendly hospitality of the Bitterroot Valley.  Enjoy the Bitterroot Valley in all its natural splendor—hope to see you soon!!


Bitterroot Valley Event Calendar



How soon can I expect to be living in the new home I want to purchase?


Once you’ve selected a home to purchase, you can expect to go to closing  and be moved in within 30-45 days from the date the contract was finalized between you and the sellers.


If I decide to look at homes with you, who will pay your commission?


The seller or builder will.  All homes that are on the market for sale pay a percentage of the sales price (the commission) to the selling agent. 


Should I wait to see if the interest rates get any better?


You may wait a long time to see interest rates this good again.  The home you can afford today may be out of reach tomorrow, as prices and interest rates rise, forcing you to settle for less than you want.


What are water rights?


Water is a valuable commodity in Montana.  Water rights have been established for many years on the properties in the State and are currently undergoing re-adjudication.  If the property you want to buy has water rights your Buyers Agent will see to it that the rights are transferred into your name with the property at closing.  However, re-adjudication may affect the water rights attached to your property. Neither the agents or the seller have control of this.