Montana Land News

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

February 12th 2019
The video of the 20th Annual Presentation on Rural MT Land Values & Trends held in Bozeman, MT on January 9, 2019 is now available.  Click here to access the video.
January 16th 2019
The seminar will discuss unique issues that can arise when purchasing agricultural assets in Montana.  With topics including agriculture, finance, ranching and real estate, this seminar will be beneficial for attorneys, farmers and ranchers, and real estate brokers to broaden their knowledge base when dealing with buying and selling of ranches. Montana Land Source subscriber Mike Swan, owner and...
January 8th 2019
The Montana Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is holding a Valuing Rural America Seminar and annual meeting Monday,  February 18 through Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Bozeman.   Andy Rahn from Montana Land Source is leading a 4-hour course on Mapping and GPS for Rural Land Appraisers, Wednesday 8:00 am until noon.  Michael Fashoway, Lead GIS Analyst...
February 4th 2019
Andy Rahn will recap the 20th Annual Presentation on Rural MT Land Values & Trends given in Bozeman in early January at the monthly meeting of the Billings Farm & Ranch Brokers.  The meeting will be at the Billings Association of Realtors (BAR) office at 2021 Overland Avenue in Billings 8:30 am on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Northwest Farm Credit Services will sponsor donuts.
January 23rd 2019
The Lawyer Nursery property located in Plains, Montana will be auctioned Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Quinns Hot Springs at the Paradise Hall Event Center.  The property totals 711 acres and is comprised of multiple separate parcels.  The property will be auctioned in six available parcels.  Musser Bros Auctions and Real Estate will be auctioning the property.  For more information and to access...
December 17th 2018
Explore Big Sky with Outlaw Partners has produced an hour and ten minute video round table of top Big Sky real estate brokers discussing the Big Sky real estate market.  Big Sky has long been seen as a driver or an indicator of the larger Montana land market.   Some interesting take-aways with particular relevance to the larger Montana land market: Relation of Big Sky to the national real estate...
December 6th 2018
The Southwest Montana Farm & Ranch Brokers will be holding its 20th annual January market update meeting and luncheon with a panel of four Accredited Rural Appraisers and other valuation experts reporting on 2018 land values and future trends for the rural Montana land market.  For the past 19 years, Clark Wheeler from Norman C Wheeler & Associates has presented the annual report and...
September 19th 2018
Andy Rahn will be giving a presentation on rural Montana land values and trends at the joint meeting of the Billings and Bozeman Farm & Ranch Brokers.  Data from Montana Land Source such as land values over time and current inventory of listings versus historic sales volume will be shared and discussed.  The meeting is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the American Legion...
August 30th 2018
We are embarking on a new development phase for Montana Land Source, with many new and exciting developments planned.   Through September and October of 2018 we will be releasing new changes and upgrades.  A partial list of these changes include: New and improved website design New and improved weekly Market Update design A "dashboard" with market statistics New map layers More search...
April 25th 2018
Last week, I attended multiple events at the Big Sky GeoCon GIS conference in Helena that were about Montana Cadastral data.  Cadastral data is the information about rights and interest in land.  Nearly all real estate professionals in Montana, and many others, regularly use the Montana Cadastral Mapping Project which is a web map application that has been developed and maintained by the Montana...