Montana Land For Sale: Building, Commercial, Residential, Agricultural, Farm, Hunting, Ranch
November 2021: Over 800 listings of land for sale in Montana – Land Costs, Closed Sales, Days on Market
Average Sales Prices
Chart 1: Average price for Montana land in November 2020 was $212,150; the price has risen ⇑ $174,125 to $386,275 in August 2021!
Trends: Average price for parcels of land greater than 30 acres has been shooting up since August 2020.
Land prices for 30 acres or more was $471,000 in November 2020 and has more than doubled in one year, rising a whopping ⇑ $748,100 or ⇑ $158,000 to $1,219,100 in August 2021!
Average Days on Market
Chart 2: November 2020 average days on market all sizes was 189. In November 2021, average days on market all sizes is 120.
Average days on market in October 2017 was a 7-year high of 224.
Montana Land: Closed Sales
Chart 3: Closed sales of Montana land have skyrocketed in the last year, rising from ⇑ 1,731 last November to today’s 2,270, which is a ⇑ 31% increase since last November. (Closed Sales record of 2371, May 2021.)
In November 2020 there were 1368 total Montana land listings for sale. Today there are approximately 807, ⇓ 70% from last November.
From farming and ranching to transportation and tourism, our economic environment is dependent on the land, which is why buying land for sale in Montana is an excellent investment.
Montana Land: Economy and Commerce
Originally, most of the State’s economy was directly based on Montana land.
Today, Montana’s economic landscape is based on tourist enterprises (fishing, hunting, skiing, dining, etc.), trade and tech industries, transportation, government agencies, educational systems, and other types of commerce.
While having yielded to new forms of modern commerce indirectly related to Montana land, Montana’s economy continues to benefit directly from the land through cattle and sheep grazing; acreage for homes and commercial buildings.
Montana land also provides soils for farming and ranching; open land for hunting and fishing; and geologic formations for petroleum and minerals (e.g., clay, coal, copper, garnet, gold, phosphate, platinum, sapphire, talc, vermiculite), all of which are just as important for maintaining Montana’s economy as are the more “modern” industries, like technology and manufacturing.
Although two-thirds of Montana’s land consists of rolling grasslands, the state of Montana is home to more than 25 significant mountain ranges.
Rising to 12,693′, Granite Peak is Montana’s highest elevation, and the River Valley of the Kootenai claims the lowest point in Montana at 1,892.’
“Montaña Relucientes,” meaning “shining mountains,” is the Spanish term from which we get the name “Montana.”
Regardless of your geographic position in the State, Montana land (and you with it!) experiences wet-dry and hot-cold extremes, and although the State has an abundance of lakes, rivers and streams, it is not immune to extreme dry periods, which effect Montana’s land, known for its rich agricultural and ranching history.
Not to be outdone in the category of extremes, summer temperatures in Montana have reached beyond 115ºF (46ºC) and winter temperatures have plummeted to –70ºF (-56ºC).