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Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Available at 732 Pallo Trail, Hamilton, MT 59840

Enjoy Western Montana living at its finest!

Western Montana LivingIf you’ve every wanted to enjoy Western Montana living in a luxury log home and own a piece of Bitterroot Valley real estate, there is a huge opportunity now available. The property at 732 Pallo Trail in Hamilton, Montana is now active at $1,895,000.

Located in the private community of the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club is the Louisiana Purchase. This is a meticulously maintained, custom-designed, Cabin featuring beautiful log accents throughout.

There are six, private en-suite bedrooms which are all appointed with inviting décor that compliment the rich, western Montana heritage. As you walk into the home, the great room welcomes you with a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling wood burning rock fireplace and massive log timbers.

With multiple entertainment and eating areas, you’ll love having friends and family over to enjoy the space. And when you want some peace and quiet, you can retire to the recessed library which overlooks the entire Bitterroot Valley and roomy, gourmet kitchen.

The Louisiana Purchase home is conveyed turnkey, Bitterroot Valley real estate and is ready for your arrival.

If interested, this offering may be acquired using a 1031 exchange as it has shown investment income over the past years. Transferred into a “condominium” structure, this property allows flexibility for multiple owners to partake in the acquisition of the residence.

This is the quintessential luxury log cabin of Western Montana living.

You can stay at home and relax or impress guests with your beautiful indoor and outdoor surroundings.

And if you want to go out, there are many activities available in the area for all ages such as: hiking, fly-fishing, wildlife watching, snow and water sports, and much more. Plus, you can shop at unique boutiques, eat great food at the local restaurants, and attend numerous events and activities throughout the year.

And most important, you can access the exclusive amenities of the private, gated residential community of The Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club which overlooks the Bitterroot Valley.

These include: the Tom Fazio designed 18-hole golf course which was just named ” The Best Golf Course” in Montana by Golf Digest Magazine, a 16-acre equestrian center, shooting club, fitness center, pool complex, and 27,000 sq. ft. grand lodge style clubhouse.

Members can also attend special events with world renowned guest speakers, award winning vintners, summer kids’ camps, and professional golf clinics.

If you want to own a piece of Bitterroot Valley real estate and enjoy Montana living at its finest, the opportunity is now available.

For more information about this property, check out this video and contact me directly at 406-240-6497.

Western Montana Living for the Holidays

It’s the perfect time to look for Bitterroot Valley Real Estate

Western Montana Living and Bitterroot Valley real estate

Have you thought about checking out Western Montana Living for the holidays?

While people rush around shopping, wrapping gifts, attending parties, and more, it’s a great time to view Bitterroot Valley real estate and find some fantastic deals.


  • People are not thinking about looking at Bitterroot Valley real estate right now.

Let’s face it. Most people look for a home after the busy, holiday season is over. Many wait to start the New Year with a new home. Well, instead of waiting, you can start looking now and have to deal with less competition for the home you want.

  • The savings you make can far outweigh your lost time.

Yes, you are probably thinking, “What? Look for a home now with all of the holiday activities and errands I have to complete?!”

Well, it is a busy time, but if you set aside some time to look for your home now, you’ll be glad you did. Not only will there be less competition, but you’ll be able to find great deals on Bitterroot Valley real estate.

Specifically, there are many sellers who need to sell their house by year-end due to tax issues, financial situations, career moves in January, and more. This means, they will be more likely to negotiate in your favor and give you a good price.

  • The home-buying process can actually be less stressful than other times of the year.

Because there are less people looking for a home right now, the professionals you work with will have more time to focus on your needs. Plus, the entire process will go faster than usual. Your real estate agent, the seller, the mortgage broker, the inspectors, and more will want to finish the project before year-end so they can add it to the 2017 books, get their payments by year-end and more.

Western Montana Living for the Holidays and Buying Bitterroot Valley Real EstateWestern Montana Living

In addition to all of the benefits above, it’s a wonderful time to visit Montana. You can relax with a warm drink sitting by a cozy fireplace, meet friendly people everywhere you turn, enjoy the beautiful scenery, shop at unique boutiques for that perfect give, and take part in activities everyone in the family will enjoy.

Are you ready to check out what Western Montana living is all about and find Bitterroot Valley real estate that meets your needs?

Please contact me at 406-240-6497, and I’ll be happy to help you find what you are looking for this holiday season!

Western Montana Luxury Home Available at 3673 Toma Trail

This Beautiful, Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Offers Custom Design and Great Views

If you are looking for a Western Montana luxury home with Bitterroot Valley real estate, look no further than 3673 Toma Trail in Darby, MT.

Western Montana Luxury Home - Toma Trail

Located in the exclusive, Chief Joseph Estates, this custom-built log home has a rustic, but elegant, feel. You’ll find circular sawn floors, a massive native rock wood burning fireplace, a granite slab countertop, and view windows for an abundance of sunlight throughout.

Touches of contemporary design enhance the interior, and the volume ceilings and large great room make quite the impression when you walk into the main entrance.

With a fantastic kitchen including a central island, eating bar, and top of the line appliances, you’ll love creating meals here for family and friends.

Western Montana Luxury HomeThere is a master suite on the main floor which opens directly to a screened in outdoor porch. And the upstairs loft overlooks the great room.

Downstairs, you’ll discover a fully-finished basement with a game room, additional storage and a mechanical room. The full-size, double car detached garage and adjacent shop completes the improvements.

This Western Montana luxury home is just a two-minute drive to all of the conveniences in the town of Darby, and minutes from Lake Como and Hamilton. Plus, Lost Trail Powder Mountain offers fantastic, family skiing and is a simple, 33 mile drive away.

But, you’ll forget you’re so close to others in this little piece of Montana paradise.

Western Montana Luxury Home LivingThe home is surrounded by a park-like, 6.71 acres with a gentle topography and Iron Horse Creek meandering through it.

You’ll love the peace and quiet and seeing all of the local wildlife and enjoying all of what nature loves to offer.

The Chief Joseph Estates development offers over 50 acres of common area, luxury homes, majestic pine trees and the best of the Montana lifestyle.

If you are sick of the hustle and bustle of life in a big city like New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other places, you’ll love this Western Montana living experience!

In addition to fresh air and nice people, there are a host of activities for all ages. This includes Montana’s famous fishing opportunities, hunting, bird and wildlife watching, water sports, snow sports, hiking, bicycling, and much more. Plus, there are all kinds of unique shops, restaurants, and entertaining events and activities to check out year-round.

If you’ve ever dreamed of being part of the Western Montana living lifestyle, now’s your chance!

For more information about this property, check out this video and contact me directly at 406-240-6497.

Why It’s a Good Idea to Move to Montana

Texas, California and New York Residents, Is it Time for a Change?

Western Montana business in Montana Living in MontanaAs 2017 comes to an end, it may be the perfect time to move to Montana. Texas, California, New York, and other residents, are you sick of loud noise, terrible smells, sitting in traffic, stress, and more?

Montana has a lot to offer. It’s a great place to work, live and play.


What Montana has to offer residents from Texas, California, New York and More!

  • Start a business.

If you have dreams of starting your own business and saying goodbye to your boss, maybe 2018 is the time to make the switch?

And “Montana Ranks #1 in The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship” with Missoula ranking 9th and Bozeman ranking 12th in their startup rate per an article in the Montana Associated Technology Roundtables.

Montana launches many new businesses each year and is a hot bed of activity for startups in high tech, manufacturing and science.University of Montana Missoula Start a business in Montana

  • Save money.

Per the latest stats, here are a few comparisons:

  • It’s 65% more expensive to live in New York that Missoula, Montana with housing costing 155% more in New York.
  • Utility, transportation and health costs are less in Missoula than Dallas.
  • Missoula is 34% cheaper than Los Angeles overall with housing 60% less in Missoula.
  • Reduce stress.

Montana is known for fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and outdoor activities. Instead of being stuck in traffic, looking at cement and tall buildings everywhere or dealing with grumpy people, you can finally relax and enjoy life.

Enjoy the Bitterroot Valley Move to MontanaAt any time, you can look around at the beautiful scenery or visit a local shop or entertainment venue to get a warm greeting from a perfect stranger. Plus, you can enjoy outdoor activities here at any time including: fly fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, boating, skiing, and much more.

Plus, there are plenty of historical museums, unique shops and entertainment venues and local festivals and rodeos to check out.

Living in Montana Brings a Fresh Change.

If you are sick of city life and want a refreshing change, take a look at Montana. Costs can be significantly less than where you live now and business opportunities are plentiful. Plus, there are unique activities for all ages to enjoy… both indoors and outdoors.

Skwalla fly fishing - Montana

With friendly, helpful people, your move can be a breeze, and you can start your new life soon!

Do you want to learn more about moving to Montana?

Contact me directly for more information on finding your dream home:

Phone: 406.240.6497
Fax: 406.777.2520
E-mail: [email protected]

Want to Start a Business in Montana? See the Stats!

Why Start a Business in MontanaUniversity of Montana Missoula Start a business in Montana

Check out these statistics and see if you want to move to Big Sky Country…

    • In a recent Gallup poll, only 13 percent of Montanans indicated that they would move to another state if they could, the lowest percentage among all states.










  • Montana does not have state sales tax, and the top tax bracket for income tax is 6.9%.


  • Montana is a non-disclosure state. This means when real property conveys, it does so without an automatic increase in property taxes.


  • When not working, Montana is the only place where you can experience blue-ribbon trout fishing on five local rivers, trail activities and wildlife in the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness area (the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states), extensive outdoor and cultural activities, a strong university system, and great restaurants, shopping and entertainment.


Ready to discover more of what Montana has to offer for business, home and life?

Please contact me at 406.240.6497 or here.

Want to Start a Business in Montana?

Missoula, Hamilton and other Bitterroot Valley Cities Offer Many Benefits for Entrepreneurs

Start a business in MontanaAre you an entrepreneur who wants to start a business in Montana? 

Did you know that “Montana Ranks #1 in The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship” with Missoula ranking 9th and Bozeman ranking 12th in their startup rate per an article in the Montana Associated Technology Roundtables?

Montana is a great place to start and grow a business.


Missoula is a tertiary market for new startups. Most national business owners do not realize that Montana launched more new businesses last year than in the entire United States. This growth has been steadily increasing for the past, few years with the most activity in Bozeman.

An example is a company called Right Now Technologies which was purchased by Oracle in 2011 for $1.5 billion. This acquisition put Bozeman on the map as the new Silicon Valley of the Rockies.

Start a business in Montana

Missoula is now the hot bed for startups especially in the sectors of science based companies, manufacturing and high tech.

Three science-based companies tied to the University of Montana are River Top Renewals, Clearas Water Recovery and Inimmune. In manufacturing, there has been a great response to Alcom, Kettlehouse Brewing and Montainers, which converts cargo containers into tiny homes and ships them overseas.

However, the most action is in the high tech sector with such success stories in Lumenad, Audience Awards, Advanced Technology Group, Geofli, and Orbital Shift.

Today, Missoula is actually surpassing Bozeman in the number of startups.

Montana start a business

Business owners are recognizing that the Missoula and Bitterroot Valley regions are becoming the substitute destination in Montana.

Our region offers the same recreational opportunities and transportation conveniences as the resort towns of Bozeman and Whitefish but without the hype and high cost of living.

People who relocate here have access to:

  • blue-ribbon trout fishing on five local rivers;
  • hiking;
  • trail activities and hunting in the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness area (the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states);
  • extensive cultural activities; and
  • a strong university system.

Skwalla fly fishing in MontanaMissoula is where Norman McClean’s epic novel, “A River Runs Through It” took place. Additionally, winter activities are robust. Lost Trail Powder Mountain in the Bitterroot Valley was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s hidden gems for great snow, a family-friendly environment and well groomed runs.

You will enjoy an exceptional work/play balance with a new business in Montana.

With the diverse backgrounds of residents relocating to our area, plus the University of Montana partnerships, it is a win–win for business owners and employees.

We have a very high job retention here. This is because people want to live and raise their families in a small-town environment with a good educational system, great health care, and a strong mentoring climate… all while being globally connected.

Start a new business in MontanaMontana provides opportunities for commercial investors.

Montana is seeing a positive net migration which has put pressure on the housing market.

There is a need for more apartments, multi-family housing, and median-priced housing. Of course, there are challenges with land cost, affordability in rental rates and entry level inventory. This pressure has shifted a number of new buyers to the northern region of the Bitterroot Valley which is now a suburb of Missoula.

Additionally, there is a need for small, or flex, office space either for sale or lease, rethought or repurposed retail space and flex use warehouse space for distribution centers. Currently, there are 64 unique projects over $500,000 equaling $910 million dollars in active and permitted projects.

And when you think of Montana, you’ve probably heard a lot about Bozeman and Whitefish but not necessarily the city of Missoula.

MWestern Montana Livingissoula is known as the Garden City and is home to the University of Montana, the International Heart Institute, world headquarters for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Boone and Crockett.

You can also find world-class resorts in our geographic region with recognizable names such: as Paws Up Resort, The Ranch at Rock Creek, E Bar L Guest Ranch, and Triple Creek Resort, which was named one of the best hotels in the world.

These resorts are constantly featured in Sunset Magazine, Town and Country, The Robb Report, and various lifestyle publications. Additionally, the private community of the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club (which was founded by Charles Schwab) is recognized as the number one golf course in the state as rated by Golf Digest Magazine.

Are you wondering about the median cost of housing and income for your area?

Montana entrepreneurs

The median income is $42,000, and the median cost of a home in Missoula is around $250,000.

Our highest year in volume was 2007, and we matched the number of units sold in 2016 to 2007. The two most active price points are from $200, 000 to $275,000 and $275,000 to $300,000.

For rentals, a one-bedroom apartment averages $625/month and a three-bedroom home averages around $1100/month. Our rental vacancy rates averages 2% which is supporting the need for additional multi-family and apartment inventory.

What about taxes in Montana?

Montana does not have state sales tax, and the top tax bracket for income tax is 6.9%. Additionally, currently we are a non-disclosure state. This means when real property conveys, it does so without an automatic increase in property taxes.

Growth is on the horizon in Montana.

Montana has a population base of just over one million residents. Yellowstone County, where Bozeman is located, is number one, and Missoula County is second with over 116,000 residents.

The sphere of influence for Missoula is well over 250,000 with Ravalli County, Lake County, Granite County, and Sanders County as direct links to Missoula. The anticipated rate of growth is expected to be in the 3% range for the next few years.

There are several classifications of residential real estate available.

Montana growthIf you want to move to Montana, there are a myriad of environments to choose from. You can:



  • Have a waterfront home on Flathead Lake;
  • Live on a year-round creek;
  • Walk out of your back porch to fish the Bitterroot or Blackfoot Rivers;
  • Enjoy an elegant condominium in the center of downtown Missoula; and/or
  • Own hundreds of acres for your private cattle ranch.

We have everything you can imagine to partake in the Western Experience but still be globally connected!

Montana is a great place for new startup businesses. With affordable housing, access to global technologies, great schools and healthcare systems, friendly and talented people, and beautiful surroundings, entrepreneurs will find everything they need to start and grow their business… while having a great work/life balance.

With this is mind, are you ready to start a business in Montana?

Contact me directly for more information on finding real estate to meet your specific needs at 406.240.6497 or [email protected]