Yearly Archives: 2007

’09 bill would prevent certain increases in property taxes

Governor Brian Schweitzer said Thursday he'll propose a bill in 2009 to ensure no statewide property tax increase occurs because of the ongoing reappraisal...

Kalispell City Council decides subdivision near Ponderosa Estates needs further study

<img HEIGHT="54" WIDTH="87" BORDER="10" ALIGN="right" ALT="Kalispell, MT" SRC=" Computer Monitoring Software1610&Point.longitude_e6=4180652396&Point.iconid=4294967295&Point=e&latitude_e6=48201610&longitude_e6=4180652396&zm=9600&w=87&h=54&cc=US&min_priority=1" />The Kalispell City Council put on hold a proposed annexation of an...

Kangarloo purchased the 115-year-old Northern Hotel

Hassan Kangarloo, a California-based real estate investor, hopes to breathe new life into the historic Northern Hotel by offering a mixture of condominiums for sale and high-end hotel rooms aimed at wealthy travelers.

Affordable housing a growing concern

MISSOULA - Affordable housing in western Montana is tied directly to the reasons why fast-growth counties are increasing in numbers. As people move into these attractive areas, fewer and fewer of them can afford to buy a home.

The economic viability of small towns

Jim Sylvester says the economic viability of small towns in Montana can be predicted by a simple factor: Do they have a Town Pump...

Red Lodge Housing Market

Red lodge is hustling and bustling with visitors heading to Yellowstone Park or just taking in the mountains. But everyday more and more people are building a life here, and that's why the housing market is booming. This means expanding the city infrastructure for new housing developments especially to the north.

Housing boom in Big Sky hits slow down

By WALT WILLIAMS Chronicle Staff Writer Big Sky is seeing a slow down in home sales, but there is no indication the resort community is...

Big Mountain Invests $20M in Ski Resort Upgrades

Whitefish - the Montana ski resort is continuing the development of its new master plan that will guide the expansion of the village and mountain amenities over the next decade. Big Mountain is currently investing over $20 million into mountain and village improvements

TIC Regulation Changes Considered by States

State legislatures have made a number of moves to change the regulatory environment of tenancies in common transactions so far this year, though none...

1,500 homes could be built in one of the fastest growing regions in the...

Ravalli County avoided what could have been a multi-million dollar lawsuit on Monday by settling a development dispute out of court, giving developers the...



How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible