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The Treasure State is aptly named for its geologic history of mining and paleontology. Here's a few gems to know!
Posted by Erin Duval on September 13, 2023 in   Montana  activities  Bozeman  What to do
Anyone who lives in or has visited the Treasure State will understand that Montana “rocks,” but just how much do you know about the geologic wonders beneath your feet? Beyond the easily viewed glacially carved mountains and sweeping river canyons, many of the state's coolest features are ones found underground. No matter where in the state you are, there’s a treasure trove waiting for you to learn about in a museum, or even dig up from the ground! Paleontology 101: Montana has long been a hotbed f... read more
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Across the Treasure State, the shifting seasons showcase an autumnal palette from treetop canopies to native shrubs
Posted by Erin Duval on September 08, 2023 in  uncategorized
With the days growing shorter, Montana’s landscape is beginning a captivating transformation into a breathtaking tapestry of warm hues. Seeking out sparks of autumnal beauty is a unique experience for residents and visitors alike. Let’s delve into some highlights of the fall season! Deciduously Urban Often, one thinks about bright red maple or oak trees as staples of the fall color wheel, and those certainly are a big factor in Montana’s towns. Deciduous trees, as opposed to coniferous or pine tre... read more
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Helping you understand your regional Montana real estate market
Posted by Erin Duval on August 25, 2023 in  uncategorized
The data is in! PureWest Montana recently released our bi-annual Market Trends Regional Reports to help you better understand the current state of Montana’s real estate market.   Published on a semi-annual basis by PureWest Real Estate, our Market Trends Regional Reports are robust, detailed, and paint a clear, easy-to-understand picture of the current Montana real estate market. You’ll find data for each county and city in the region — the Northwest, Missoula and Bitterroot Valley, greater B... read more
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Understanding the benefits of a well-lit home
Posted by Erin Duval on August 21, 2023 in  uncategorized
In the vast expanse of Montana's landscapes, your home is your sanctuary, and good lighting is arguably the most important part of that sanctuary. The right lighting sets the mood, crafting an ambiance that resonates with your desires. Light tells you what time it is — when to wake up and when to go to bed. Muted light in a dining room can set the mood for a romantic dinner, bright lighting can keep you focused on work, and natural lighting can reset the body’s natural rhythms. Whether looking to remode... read more
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Owning a place in Montana means having access unparalleled locations for stargazing
Posted by Erin Duval on August 20, 2023 in  uncategorized
Montana's sprawling landscapes offer more than just breathtaking mountain vistas and tranquil lakeshores; they also provide an unparalleled canvas for stargazing. PureWest Montana is excited to introduce you to one of the lesser-known but remarkable perks of owning property in this magnificent state - the opportunity to embrace the skyward-looking nighttime hobby. Whether you’re an amateur astronomer or simply intrigued by the cosmos, Montana’s clear and dark skies offer optimal conditions for observing... read more
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