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

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

7 Reasons To Install A Gas Fireplace in Your Home

If you're looking to install a fireplace in your home, there's a myriad of reasons why you should install a gas fireplace.... more

Every Home Needs Protection, Are You Protected?

The following are a few things every home need to feel protected. ... more

Tips for a More Serene Living Space

If you're looking to create a serene living space there are a few quick tips (reminders) you can follow to change the room entirely.... more

Why You Should Hire Professionals When Replacing Your Windows

Before you decide to do it yourself, consider looking over some points on why you should hire a contractor offering a professional service.... more

What are the Advantages of Buying Distressed Properties?

With the real estate market full of potential buyers and sellers, negotiating units with soaring prices, one would be lucky to find property at lower than market prices.... more

18 Home Improvement Ideas

Most of these home improvement ideas can be done in a very short time.... more

Flooring Styles That’ll Surely Be Still on Trend in 2020

You can transform your entire space with the help of our vision that sees into the future of the latest trends and presents to you the most popular types of flooring for 2020.... more

“Equitable Homes for All” Subject of Two Public Meetings

“In My Backyard: Equitable Homes for All” is a two-part series of free public meetings to explore: How do we finance housing to bring down the cost and where do we put it? ... more

Great Reasons For Getting a Home Loan

Getting the house of your dreams may just be at the tip of your fingertips.... more

4 Essential Tips for a Successful House Renovation

Whether you are renovating a whole house from top to bottom or a couple of rooms to bring them up to a modern standard there are a few basic principles that you should follow,... more

What To Look For When Renting A House

With this guide, you’re going to learn about the top things to consider when attempting to rent a house.... more

Why Should You Buy a Central Air Conditioner for Your Home?

There are dozens of benefits associated with adding air conditioning to your home. Here are just a few:... more

First Time Home Buyer in Montana: 5 Words of Wisdom

If you are buying a home in Montana, you will appreciate these pieces of advice. Welcome to this introduction for the first time home buyer in Montana.... more

How to Reduce Non-Biodegradable Waste and Recycle More Effectively

Besides recycling waste, you can considerably reduce it by adopting various healthier alternatives to non-biodegradable products. ... more

Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Home

When preparing to sell a home, it is important that you know what to expect and prepare well.... more

Is it Possible to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card?

By following the tips provided, paying for your mortgage using your credit card can reap you some juicy rewards while enabling you to make timely payments.... more

Buying a Home with Bad Credit: Pros and Cons of Every Option

It’s a sad truth that buying a house with a bad credit score is extremely difficult. ... more

5 Common HOA Rules You Don’t Know About

Here are a few rules that are common among HOA's across the country.... more

How Yurt Housing differs from a Traditional Home

Yurt Living - an Alternative to Traditional Housing – and the Tiny House. Buying a home can be an expensive, lengthy process, and the rent for an apartment is looking increasingly more like mortgage... more

Missoula in Motion Launches January Clear the Air Challenge

For the month of January, Missoula In Motion will challenge citizens to reduce the amount of C02 they emit into the air by trying to limit their solo driving trips.... more

How to Start a Green Team at Your School

You’ve finally decided your school needs an Eco-messiah, and you’re looking into starting a green team, but you don’t know where to start? ... more

3 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Commercial Real Estate

So, you’ve decided to buy some income producing property, and you’ve decided against residential property.... more

Why Land for Sale in Missoula is Your Ticket

With land for sale in Missoula and its best communities, now is the ideal time for you to start looking for your dream home here.... more

Tips on Getting Financial Help for Your First Apartment

Financing an apartment can be very expensive, and unless you’ve got plenty of savings in the bank, you’re going to need to think about financing this adventure.... more

What Are the Pros and Cons of Refinancing a Mortgage?

Choosing to refinance your mortgage is an often overwhelming decision. Examining the pros and cons can help you determine the ideal option for you and your family.... more

Affordable Housing Area For Missoula On The Way

By CINDY CUMMINGS - Missoula is a great place to live and work, and it’s one of Montana’s favorite cities for a day out too. ... more

How a Realtor in Missoula Can Help Accurately Price Your Home

One of the most important components of selling a home is pricing it right. ... more