There is exciting news in the Rocky Mountain West! Our little has had a baby! We are now excited to announce that has been brought into the world. EV Ranch & Land is our new ranch division and is a network of experienced brokers throughout the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, California, Idaho, and Washington. We have an incredible line up of properties and brokers that have a combined 100 years of experience in finding recreational ranches for clients that are looking for investments with great memories. 

It was a natural evolution considering the beautiful states we live in. Whether it is a legacy ranch, hunting property or a fly fishing ranch EV Ranch & Land has the website and the brokers to find you the…

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Mortgage rates showed little change heading into the Federal Reserve meeting. But now that the central bank has revised its stance, they could be headed lower.

According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.84 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan amount and are in addition to the interest rate.) It was 3.82 percent a week ago and 4.57 percent a year ago.

The 15-year fixed-rate average slipped to 3.25 percent with an average 0.4 point. It was 3.26 percent a week ago and 4.04 percent a year ago. The five-year adjustable rate average dipped to 3.48 percent with an average 0.4 point. It was 3.51 percent a week ago and 3.83 percent…

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“Fishes of Montana,” a free app, launches this month (June 2019) includes photos and descriptions of the state’s more than 90 fish species as well as distribution maps.

MSU professor Chris Guy says they wanted to digitize the book of the same name in a mobile-friendly form to make the guide more available.

The app also lists 10 species that biologists don’t want in the state. Guy says officials are trying to use app as a tool to prevent the spread of these invasive species. 

The app was developed by High Country Apps in collaboration with scientists at Montana State University and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The scientists behind it hope it will help people get to know the state’s piscine inhabitants better.

It will have a list of at…

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Weekly Data

June 6, 2019

  30-Yr FRM 15-Yr FRM 5/1-Yr ARM
Average Rates 3.82 % 3.28 % 3.52 %
Fees & Points 0.5 0.5 0.4
Margin N/A N/A 2.75

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% in the May 30 week, down from 3.99%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. It was the lowest level since September 2017 for the popular product, and its sixth-straight weekly decline.

Rates for home loans slid as investors snatched up bonds in the wake of an intensifying global trade war.

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Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximity to some of the loveliest landscapes on earth (hello, Big Sur), these 20 idylls are worth a stopover. And while there's something to be said about big city living, downsizing sure has its perks—think local boutiques, tons of outdoor activities, and restaurant-to-people ratios that lean way in your favor. Here, 20 of the prettiest towns in America.

This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new information.

Bozeman, Montana 

Set in a lovely pastoral region known as "The Valley of the Flowers," Bozeman is incredibly scenic. It sits at an elevation of 4,820 feet and is surrounded by mountains—the Bridger Mountains to…

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