The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

Have A Leaky Roof? Here’s Why You Should Act Quickly

Small fixable roof issues need looking at and fixing. If you put off fixing a problem you will surely regret it later down the line.... more

Need Help With a Real Estate Transaction? Look No More

Unless you are well-versed in real estate, it can be very daunting trying to buy or sell a property. Here are some things to consider:... more

How To Easily Decide On A New Dream Home

How do you decide on a dream home? Here are a few tips that could help you!... more

How to Increase the Chances of Success of Your Real Estate Business

Before you start scheduling open houses and spending on marketing efforts, consider some of these factors that will help your real estate business to flourish.... more

Top 5 Costs of Selling a House

Here are the five most common expenses you may face when organizing a real estate sales deal.... more

11 Staging Tips To Sell Your House Fast

You might ask yourself, “Do I need a realtor to sell my home?” But, before you answer that question, here are the staging tips you can consider:... more

Important Things You Need To Look Out For When Looking For A New Home

There are several essential things that you need to look at when searching for a new house. Some of these factors include: ... more

Missoula In Search Of Solutions As The Housing Market Tightens And Prices Soar

Buying your dream home in Missoula can be tricky. Nonetheless, there are a few ideas local officials can implement to solve the housing problem.... more

Driveway design: what you should know

First impressions count. When welcoming guests to your home, make sure you make the right impression with the perfect driveway design. ... more

Everything You Need To Know When Selling Or Buying Real Estate

To help everyone out there looking to succeed in the property market, here is everything you need to know when selling or buying real estate.... more

Having Your First Home Insured While It’s Being Constructed? Here Are Some Important Details To Keep In Mind

There are advantages to getting coverage for your new home, but make sure you know what is and isn't covered.... more

Successful Homeowners Associations Benefit Local Communities

With effective administration, HOAs can offer useful maintenance programs and shared recreational facilities, which can enhance the value of a property.... more

3 Reasons to Consider Basement Conversion

By converting your basement, you can look forward to a range of benefits including the chance to increase the value of your home.... more

Tips on Choosing the Right Electrician

With many electricians on board, which one is the right one for you? Click to find out. ... more

How To Attract Long Term Tenants To Your Rental Property

If there is anything a landlord needs to strive for, it’s to find a long-term tenant for their property! Here are some tips on how to attract long term tenants to your rental property!... more

3 Things to Consider When Transitioning to Home Ownership

Here are 3 things to consider when transitioning from renting to owning.... more

Practical Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Broker

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, consider these practical reasons to hire a real estate broker.... more

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing a New Property

Here are a few mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new property. ... more

A Guide to Renting an Apartment in Missoula, MT

This guide will help you research and find the perfect rental apartment in Missoula, as well as give you an idea of what it’s like to live here.... more

Need A Place To Rent? Here’s Where To Start

Choosing a rental is more than just checking off the list of amenities. If you’re confused with the options and clueless on where to get started, read on.... more

Renting Your House Out? Here’s How Much Profit You Should Make

If this is your first time calculating your estimated profit from a rental property, here is what you need to figure out to get an accurate estimate.... more

Smart Tips When Buying a Condo

Here are some smart tips that may prove to be helpful for you in your journey of finding a dream home:... more

What Every Building Needs To Have To Be Considered As Safe And Comfortable?

This article will seek to outline a few key things which you should keep in mind that every building needs to have in order to be considered a safe and comfortable space. ... more

The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Homebuilder

It is important to ask questions regarding experience and the workforce before you engage a home builder. Here's why:... more

What To Consider When Choosing A Location For Your New Home

To know what you should consider when picking the best location for your new home, check out the following tips.... more

How To Protect Your Home From Foreclosure

Here's how how you can protect your home from foreclosure. ... more

Leaf Collection Starts Monday, Nov. 2

The City of Missoula will begin fall leaf pickup on Monday, Nov. 2, starting in the neighborhoods north of the Clark Fork River during the first week (Area 1).... more

Missoula Development Officials Optimistic About New Housing Strategy, Report Positive First Results

The Environmental Protection Agency  had recently granted Missoula $1.2 million to clean up several unused properties in the city that they had acquired in recent years.... more

A Comprehensive Guide to Selling Your Home Online

Just because selling your home sounds like a big step, it doesn’t have to mean that the process itself is a hassle.... more

How To Smartly Pay Off Your Mortgage

It's always advisable to pay off the mortgage the soonest as possible to save on money. ... more

Tips On How To Sell Your Home Fast In A Slow Real Estate Market

While it may be a little bit challenging to sell a home, it's still doable. These tips should guide you through the process.... more

4 Important Tips to Help You Buy Your Dream Home

Once you’re financially able to buy your dream home, there are essential steps you should follow.... more

What You Should Know About Commercial Real Estate

In a market as big and complex as the real estate market, investments can translate into opportunities that mean huge successes.... more

Tips for First-Time Real Estate Investors

To help you get started with your first real estate investment, we’ll be providing you with a few important tips that you can use. ... more

How To Prep A House For Sale In Your Neighborhood

You can increase your chances of selling your home by properly preparing your property – here’s how you can do it: ... more

How To Take Advantage of A Suffering Economy

There are real opportunities during a recession and with careful planning you can make a lot of money. ... more

Why You Should Stage Your House Before Listing

Staging a home is a guarantee to sell your home faster and for money.... more

6 Reasons Why You Should Apply For A Home Loan To Purchase Your First House

There are many reasons why you should apply for a home loan. Here are some of those:... more

Three Challenges Of Buying Real Estate And How To Overcome Them

Here are three challenges of buying real estate and how to overcome them.... more

Buyout Of Flood Victims’ Homes Planned, But All Residents Need Flood Protection

Missoula County plans to  apply for a $4 million grant to buy out homeowners whose properties are prone to flooding in the west of the city.... more

The Difference Between Renting A Dumpster And Hiring A Junk Removal Company

Here is the difference between getting a dumpster and hiring a junk removal company:... more

Seven ways to get a down payment for your first home

Here are some options for getting a downpayment for your first home. ... more

Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Property Agent

Here are some of the things you should know about being a property agent.... more

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Improvement

Here are the most common frequently asked questions about home improvement. ... more

Home Renovations to Sell Your House Faster

Here is a list of affordable and straightforward renovations that you must consider for the home you are about to place on the market. ... more

5 Ways Millennials Can Prepare for Home Buying

If buying a home is your goal, you can make it possible with the right preparation. Here are five tips that will get you ready to buy your dream home:... more

7 Major Risks Every Real Estate Investor Should Be Aware Of

Before you get excited and take unnecessary risks, carefully read the following to know the common risks that the real estate sector entails.... more

How to Find How Much Your House is Worth

Here are some ways to help you determine how much your house is worth.... more

7 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Property Management Team For Your Real Estate Business

Perhaps it is time for you to hire experts to deal with your real estate. Take a look at these points to know more about the advantages of having your own property management team. ... more

Practical Tips That Will Help You Save Money For Next Month’s Rent!

Here are a few tips which will help you save money for the next month’s rent.... more