Beauty Sells: Brett French Radio Show Preview
By angelamontana

Posted: February 20, 2015

If you’re in the market for some acreage to buy in a quiet place for your family and friends to play, you’re not alone. Last year sales of recreational properties in southwest Montana boomed, especially at high-dollar places like Big Sky. Ag land has also remained a hot commodity as beef prices have stayed high. Land sales dipped sharply back in 2008 when the United States economy took a nosedive. Since then land sales have climbed and in some places exceeded previous trends. That’s partly due to a better economy and interest rates that have remained low.

As hot as Montana’s market may seem, it still ranks low compared to other states for irrigated and non-irrigated land prices, averaging just under $900 an acre. In comparison, similar acreage in New Jersey is selling for an average of $12,800 an acre.

To read more, see my story online on The Billings Gazette’s website at:

(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)