Montana home values on rise


MISSOULA, Mont. - The National Association of Realtors says U.S. Home sales jumped 5.5 percent in February.

The Missoula Organization of Realtors released data from 2016 in the 2017 Missoula Housing Report.

The report shows that the median price of a Missoula home went up 6.8 percent to a record-setting $255,000 in 2016.

The Gallatin Association of Realtors lists latest median home sale price for single family homes in Bozeman as $348,400.

Missoula real estate agent Brint Wahlberg says home sale prices are not public record in Montana, therefore, statewide median home sale prices are difficult to calculate, and those posted on nationwide tracking sites are educated guesses.