MT Land News

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

December 17th 2018
Explore Big Sky with Outlaw Partners has produced an hour and ten minute video round table of Big Sky real estate brokers.  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 to the national real estate market (5:00). The discussing of pricing (30:11). ...
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 last year's 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...
April 9th 2018
Andy Rahn has been asked to be on a panel at the upcoming 2018 Big Sky GeoCon, the annual state wide GIS conference in Helena on April 19, 2018.  The moderated panel is titled the "MSDI Cadastral Framework Panel Discussion," and will discuss the state wide Montana Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) Cadastral Framework data which is maintained by the Montana State Library, consisting of tax...
April 9th 2018
The spring joint meeting of the Billings Farm & Ranch Brokers and the Bozeman Farm & Ranch Brokers is scheduled for April 18, 2018 at noon at the American Legion in Big Timber, Montana.  Appraiser Kim Colvin of Terra Western Associates in Big Timber will discuss “Appraisals of Conservation Easement Encumbered Properties.”  And as usual, Andy Rahn will be displaying the Montana Land Source...
January 24th 2018
Andy Rahn will be giving a presentation at the February meeting of the Billings Farm & Ranch Brokers on rural Montana land values and trends.  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.  Andy will also be recapping the other presentations from the Bozeman Farm & Ranch Brokers...
October 20th 2016
The new Montana Land Source map app is now fully released, and has replaced the original Rahn Land Map Viewer.  The Rahn Land Map Viewer was first released in the summer of 2013 to a small handful of Montana rural land brokers.  Since then it has grown into a must-have tool for rural real estate professionals and anyone interested in rural Montana real estate.  The transition to the new Montana...
October 17th 2016
Andy Rahn will be giving a presentation on the new Montana Land Source map app at the monthly Southwest Montana Farm & Ranch Brokers meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 am, Wednesday, November 2 at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Montana.  Andy will focus on the new features available in the new map app.