MT Land News

Montanan Land Source announcements and News from Montana that relates to land, ownership and mapping.

August 22nd 2014
Andy Rahn was invited to give a presentation about the Map Viewer to MAREX, the Montana Association of Real Estate Exchangors, at their August 13th meeting in Missoula.      "MAREX members are licensed real estate agents who on a regular basis meet together in the spirit of cooperation to assist their clients in locating real estate or other properties, to market client's real estate and/or other...
August 22nd 2014
Stimson Lumber Company has 20 large-acreage land listings in Montana totaling over 31,000 acres with a total ask value of just under $19,000,000.  These listings have been mapped and added to the Map Viewer.  Most of the listings are in Granite and Sanders Counties, with some in Lewis & Clark and Missoula Counties.
August 12th 2014
Rahn Land had become a member of the Missoula Organizations of Realtors, and now has access to listings and sales data from the Missoula Multiple Listings Service (MLS). Many listings and sales from western Montana have been added to the Map Viewer this week. The update table below shows only the most current listings.
July 23rd 2014
In a July 22, 2014 editorial, the Billings Gazette expressed it's opinion that Montana real estate sales prices should be made public.  The editorial follows a July 16th Gazette articles, which reported that the Director of the state Revenue Department has told a legislative committee that the Department will ask the 2015 Legislature to change the law to allow real estate sale prices to be...
June 26th 2014
Rahn Land is pleased to announce the addition of the Montana Hunting Districts and Harvest Management Units layer for elk and deer to the Map Viewer. The layer clearly shows hunting district boundaries, and is linked to MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks webpages specific for each district showing district information and harvest statistics. The layer is not displayed by default, as it is not a...
June 16th 2014
The X Hanging Diamond Ranch, listed by Premier Intermountain Properties and located in Fergus County north of Lewistown, will be auctioned on July 17 at 1:30 P.M. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, MT.  The property will be offered in 10 individual parcels, in combinations of parcels or as a whole unit. In order to bid at the auction buyers must be pre-qualified and submit a qualified bid...
April 29th 2014
The Billings Farm & Ranch Brokers have invited Andy Rahn to display the Rahn Land Map Viewer on a large screen at each of their monthly meetings, in order to facilitate the discussion of new and active listings and sales. The first meeting was held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, and was a success. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 5, 8:30 - 9:30 am, in the Madison Room at the Holiday Inn,...
March 24th 2014
Article in Forbes Magazine about larger Montana ranch transactions, and the fall of the market in 2009.  
January 27th 2014
The Annual Land Report 100 profiles the 100 largest land owners in the country.  Eleven of the 100 property owners own property in Montana.  
January 27th 2014
Rahn Land would like to add Farm Service Agency (FSA) field boundary lines to the Rahn Land Map Viewer.  This would allow users to see and identify crop field acres on rural property listings and sales.  This FSA data is called CLU's (Common Land Units).  This data was publicly available up until the 2008 Farm Bill, and has been restricted ever since. Please consider signing the online petition...