Western Montana's Community Trends, Stevensville
By Brint Wahlberg, The Wahlberg Team
(Windermere Real Estate)
Moving south from Florence we head to the oldest town in Montana, Stevensville. Originally founded in 1841 when missionaries set up camp and built a small mission where "Stevi" exists today. Shortly after that a trading post known as Fort Owen Inn set up shop in the area and Stevi began to grow. The greater area consists of the small town which is about 1500 people and the large surrounding area that includes many homes on large parcels of land as well. Looking at the numbers in Stevi in 2010 there were 73 sales with a median sales price of $225,000, 15 of these sales were foreclosures. The median time on market for these homes was 153 days. Moving forward to to 2011 the amount of sales went up to 83 overall and the median price dipped to $189,500. Foreclosures went down to 1...