Experience life in the
Banana Belt of the Rockies
Ravalli County - Bitterroot
Valley Real Estate Services
Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Hamilton,
Corvallis & Darby Areas
Traveling through western Montana is an adventure in
and of itself. Heading south on Highway 93 from Missoula, you come to the
cities and towns of the Bitterroot Valley. With the jagged snow-capped peaks of
the Bitterrot Mountain Range on the west and the older, rounded hills of the
Sapphire Mountain Range on the east, there is plenty to see and do.
First you come to Florence, an easy commute for those working in
Missoula or attending the University of Montana. About 7 miles south there are
a sprinkling of businesses and a turnoff to the main part of Stevensville, the
oldest town in Montana. Another 7 miles south is Victor, a sleepy little town
that is now really on the map as a result of the new highway. Not much further
and you start getting into a little busier area, Hamilton. Hamilton is the hub
of the Bitterroot Valley and that is where you will find the major industry
such as the Marcus Daly Hospital, the National Forest Service and the
Glaxo-Smith Klein and Rocky Mountain Labs. Just parallel to Hamilton is
Corvallis, known for its spectacular views even in an area where killer views
are all around you. If you continue south from Hamilton you will find that the
valley is getting a little more narrow. By the time you get to Darby, the
valley floor is just five miles wide between the two mountain ranges. Thre are
giant pines and winding rivers coming right up to the road. Getting off the
main track you will find the small towns of as Sula, Conner, Pinesdale, and
Grantsdale - just a handful of people but lots of character.
The Bitterroot Valley is known for its outdoor activities. Lost
Trail Powder Mountain with over 300 inches of snowfall every year sits atop the
Continental Divide on Highway 93 where Montana and Idaho meet. The 1.6 million
acre Bitterroot National Forest, the largest expanse of continuous pristine
wilderness in the lower 48 states, includes the Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church
River of No Return, and the Anaconda Pintler providing spectacular jagged
mountain peaks, high mountain lakes, steep canyons that open into the valley
floor and miles of hiking trails. The Bitterroot River is considered one of the
premiere trout rivers in the western part of Montana. Elk, bear, wolf, mountain
lion, white tail and mule deer, moose, mountain sheep, goats, turkey and coyote
are just a few of the numerous wildlife species you may come across. Driving
down the valley, you want to keep an eye out for soaring eagles, hawks, osprey,
owls, Canadian geese and a host of other fowl.
Whether this is your first real estate purchase or you're a veteran at buying and selling properties, having a qualified Bitterroot
Valley real estate professional will be a great asset. Our team members are
specially trained and qualified to handle unusual, specific needs as well as a
mainstream purchase. Having a qualified specialist at hand for guidance is
extremely helpful if you are looking at foreclosures, distressed properties or
short sales. Having worked with Fannie Mae, HUD, and numerous banks, we know how to negotiate foreclosure sales from first-hand experience. This can save you money, time and lots of frustration!
If you are looking into a personal home or an investment in Stevensville real
estate, a Hamilton residence, or any type of property anywhere in the
Bitterroot Valley you will be interested in our free VIP plan - Very Important
Purchaser Plan individually designed for your needs. Search the MLS free of
charge and access listings for Stevensville, Hamilton, Corvallis, Victor and
Florence homes for sale. You will find community information, mortgage
calculators, buyer´s tips and more. Use our property search to find a home that
matches your wants and needs.
If you are
contemplating placing your Bitterroot Valley home on the market, you can have
confidence that you will receive personalized help marketing your home
effectively. We do everything everyone else does but we go a few steps further. It's those few steps that make all the difference in the world! You even have a menu of services from which to draw and several
"package plans" that can save you thousands of dollars on your
closing costs. Call today for details.
When you´re ready to choose a real estate agent, you can view testimonials and
see how we´ve worked with others to buy or sell their homes in the Bitterroot Valley. We are proud of the
fact that, even though we carry a good market share of the transactions, approximately
60% of our business still comes from referrals and repeat clients.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns. We´re
looking forward to working with you.