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

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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

Seven ways to get a down payment for your first home

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

Home Renovations to Sell Your House Faster

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7 Reasons To Install A Gas Fireplace in Your Home

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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

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

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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

How Yurt Housing differs from a Traditional Home

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Why Land for Sale in Missoula is Your Ticket

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Tips for Avoiding Rental Scams

A trend that has developed in the past several years is for these scammers, most often residing overseas, to skim rental property ads or vacant homes for sale and list them for rent at unbeatable prices. ... more

Renting vs Buying: What You Need to Know

The excitement and energy that Missoula’s University of Montana brings also comes with a tradeoff. As a community, we have far more renters than the national average, making the rental market even more compe... more

Water Damage: 8 Ways to Dry Out and Move On

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Waters Rising in Western Montana

Every few years or so, it seems that Western Montana is in danger of flooding. Many homeowners combat this problem only when waters start to rise but do little to actually prevent the floods from happening or ... more

Protecting the Greatest Investment

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetimes. Considering the upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a de... more

Missoula Seeing Spring Thaw in Real Estate!

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Putting Down Roots

Recently, some have suggested that home ownership is detrimental to families because it makes homeowners less mobile and hinders their ability to move for a new job. Not true.... more

Can You Feel the Buzz?

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Missoula Builders Respond to Changing Economy

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21st Annual Missoula Parade of Homes

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