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Housing 2012 by Missoula Organization of REALTORS • photos by Chad Harder

Introduction

would like to thank the Missoula Independent for their efforts in making that happen. Our overall purpose in devoting the many hours required to produce this report is to provide a comprehensive, credible, and neutral picture of Missoula housing that can be used as a tool by community members and policy makers as they seek to serve Missoula’s needs. “Neutral” indicates our intent to provide accurate and unbiased data related to housing. Neutrality is important, because issues of housing, land use, and growth may be unsurpassed in their ability to elicit

The “Missoula Housing Report” was started in 2006 by the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® and has developed further each year. This year we are again excited to partner with the Missoula Independent to create and distribute the condensed version of the full housing report (which is available at missoularealestate.com under “market trends”). We see this as a great opportunity given the current economic position of our country to provide as much information as possible regarding the local market, and 44 Missoula Independent Homesteader 2012

argument and emotion. While we recognize that there is nothing wrong with argument and emotion, we strongly believe that they require a founding in fact and reason. That’s what this report attempts to provide. With great respect for the land we all call home, and for the entire Missoula community that shares that land, we invite you to read this report and get involved in meeting the housing needs of our community. We hope that by providing this report, we will trigger discussions and actions that will further contribute to a shared community vision and leave a positive legacy for future generations of Missoulians.

Western Montana Homesteader  

Your guide to renting, buying and living green

Western Montana Homesteader  

Your guide to renting, buying and living green