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By Kevin Wetherell
Clearwater Montana Properties 

Seeley Swan Real Estate - Questions About Fire and Snow



The questions about the market are usually the same –

What effect has the Rice Ridge Fire had on real estate in the valley?

Has everyone listed their homes for sale after last winter?

At the end of July last summer, the Rice Ridge Fire began. Shortly after that, smoke and evacuations ramped up to a stymied real estate market in the valley. Five weeks of tourists and property buyers that traditionally buy in the peak real estate season were lost. The traditional “prime selling season” was lost and not extended.

Despite the loss in buyer traffic, sales in 2017 were str...

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