Montana simply cannot have it both ways. Our housing issues are now at crisis level with soaring prices and next to no inventory. Have you known anyone who has tried to rent a trailer? It's next to impossible with very lengthy waiting lists.
The cost of living in Montana is driven by the cost of housing. What about getting a good job that INCLUDED housing? Montana companies desperately need to fill some positions so they're willing to offer free or very low-cost housing options that come along with the gig.
Bozeman is growing. Billings is growing. Missoula is growing. Kalispell is growing. We get it. But why are city budgets growing even more astronomically? Our chat with Frontier Institute CEO Kendall Cotton.
Billings, Montana is on a list for Top 5 housing markets once again. The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com just released their list of "The Top 20 Emerging Housing Markets for Summer 2022. Plus, our chat with Dr. Pat Barkey from the BBER about housing and the strength of the Montana economy.