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Housing market up across Montana

Housing market up across Montana

KALISPELL — The Montana housing market, which got off to a slow start this year, has jumped in many areas of the state since July, according to statistics.

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Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust.

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Lots of toy houses

Lots of toy houses

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15 common interior design and decorating mistakes

15 common interior design and decorating mistakes

Designers see many of the same decorating “don’ts” over and over in people’s homes. The mistakes often stem from a fear of making a design mistake in the first place.

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Sellers should consider 'bang for the buck' in remodeling plans

Sellers should consider 'bang for the buck' in remodeling plans

Sparkling new kitchens and spa-like master bathrooms still sell homes, but homeowners looking for the best return on investment should more often consider minor updates that won’t break the bank, real estate experts say.

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What projects add value to my home?

When remodeling or preparing to sell your home, getting the biggest return on your investment is not always easy to figure out. Deciding what project, budget and scope of work are all things that will determine what value or return you will get from the project.

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Indicted ex-housing director also worked for state auditor’s office

Indicted ex-housing director also worked for state auditor’s office

The Montana Auditor’s Office is reviewing its records after learning that Christa Ann McClure, a former employee, is facing federal fraud and theft charges in connection with her previous work as director of a Billings housing organization.

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worker install metal facia on a new home

worker install metal facia on a new home

Wade Goldy and Matt Livermore, of Xtreme Xteriors, install metal facia on a new home under construction in Indian Cliffs subdivision west of Billings. August 24, 2013.

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Rental hunt in Bozeman a competitive proposition

BOZEMAN — Incoming students at Montana University, combined with a growing general population, have left Bozeman with a skintight rental home market, a development that's led to a competitive culture among those seeking to get into a lease.

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Grounds to Gable Home Inspection Services

Grounds to Gable Home Inspection Services

Mike Lehman, of Grounds to Gable Home Inspection Services, inspects a home on Santa Fe Drive. His wife, Billie, checks out interiors during their inspections.

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A subdivision continues to grow on the west side of 56th Street

A subdivision continues to grow on the west side of 56th Street

New homes are being built on the west side of 56th Street West south of Grand Avenue.

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Carpenters work framing a new home

Carpenters work framing a new home

Carpenters frame a new home near the intersection of North Castle Stone Square and South Sundance Mountain Trail.

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Mike and Kim Getlinger

Mike and Kim Getlinger

Mike and Kim Getlinger are shown with their children, from left, Amelia, Charlie and Maxwell. The family had to rent for three years to establish a job history to get another mortgage.

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Jim Dawson, of Dawson Builders

Jim Dawson, of Dawson Builders

Jim Dawson of Dawson Builders, Inc., left for North Dakota when home building virtually stopped in Billings. Now he’s back building spec homes, including one for the Getlinger family at 1111 Matador Ave.

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New foundations wait for framing crews

New foundations wait for framing crews

New foundations wait for framing crews as houses along Twin Oaks Drive and Shaw Circle in Billings Heights take shape.

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A conversation with the new head of the Casper Housing Authority

CASPER, Wyo. — Kim Summerall-Wright became the head of the Casper Housing Authority in January, but her appointment wasn’t announced publicly until last week. The former director of the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, she now takes the helm of the agency responsible for overseeing Casper’s…

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Missoula sees bright spots in challenging year ahead

Missoula sees bright spots in challenging year ahead

MISSOULA — In 2013, Missoula County’s economy will be almost idle again, with small growth in long-depressed industries tempered by national question marks and consumers who remain wary of spending.

December 16, 2012 1:10 am Photos

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Construction program gives former inmates skills needed for new life

Construction program gives former inmates skills needed for new life

At one point in his life, Jacob Swecker couldn’t see himself having a job or place to call his own and raise his 6-month-old son.

January 17, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Missoula maintains: Slow growth due to depressed wood, building industries

Missoula maintains: Slow growth due to depressed wood, building industries

MISSOULA - Like a broken record, the economic outlook for Missoula in 2012 is a message residents have heard over and over for the past several years.

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