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Midterm Rentals in Bozeman

by Liz Nitz

Midterm Rentals in Bozeman

Moblhom provides much-needed midterm rentals in Bozeman

Ashley McCullough launched Moblhom in 2019 after her own experience with Bozeman’s housing market. When she and her family first moved to town they were living out of a rental while their home was being built. But they soon faced a housing dilemma when their home’s completion date was delayed two months. They had to be out of their current rental, but options were slim for anything more than two weeks or less than one year. “I kept asking myself, ‘why aren’t people doing midterm rentals?’” shares Ashley.

 

What Is a Midterm Rental?

The midterm rental market, defined as properties leased for one to 11 months, is one that is becoming a necessity in Bozeman’s hot housing market. This summer saw a huge influx of out-of-town buyers and tourists who rented homes in Bozeman for a few months to get a feel for the area and look at properties. The market also saw families who needed midterm rentals while their homes were being renovated during the busy summer construction months. According to their website, Moblhom’s sweet spot is two-to-six-month rentals, usually furnished, an ideal fit for people who need more than a vacation but less than an annual rental.

Booking a rental on Moblhom takes about 15 minutes and listing your own home is also that quick and simple. The site has listings in Missoula, Livingston, Big Sky and Bozeman. Expansion to Boise is happening now. McCullough and Fitzpatrick put a lot of focus on strong customer service and community. “You want to have a community, not a site. People are dying for a person to answer the phone. We will always have a boots on the ground person, a community manager to answer any questions.” 

 

Why Bozeman?

Moblhom is just one of many tech companies based in Bozeman. (This story from Fast Company explains why our little mountain town is such a draw.) “Bozeman is spectacular. It’s not a little bit of something, it’s a lot of something. I ski, ski and ski, and mountain bike,” shares Ashley, who was a New Yorker for 20 years. Moblhom’s Community Strategist Courtney Fitzpatrick, who has worked for Trivago and local tech company Wisetail, is equally enamored with Bozeman. “The quality of life is what drew me in.”

When the pandemic flipped the script on housing demand, it turned Bozeman into an even desirable place to live. Remote workers can now live anywhere and they want plenty of open space, low population and options for outdoor recreation. The latest Gallatin Association of Realtors Market Watch reports that closed sales have gone up by 57.7% on all properties and the median sales price has shot up by 30.4% since last year. We’re currently seeing multiple offers, cash offers, and properties being bought sight-unseen.

Because the housing market is so competitive, it might take a little time to find a home in Bozeman right now. Midterm rentals are a great way to get a feel for Bozeman and the surrounding areas. When you’re ready to buy, let me help you find the perfect home for you. Contact me at liz@windermere.com.

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67 Wickwire Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

67 Wickwire Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.19Acre
2,067Sqft
Settle into new construction at Black Bull. Located steps away from club amenities and backing to open space, "The Bungalow" offers single level living at its finest. The Bungalow is just over 2,000 sq feet, with 3 beds and 2.5 bathrooms.
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1995 Buckrake Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

1995 Buckrake Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.12Acre
1,757Sqft
This townhouse is a rare find, with a fully fenced back and side yard, large wraparound deck, and bordering park space on two sides. Surprisingly good Bridger mountain views from the deck, living room and master suite. Main living areas are on the first floor, with all bedrooms and laundry area on the second floor.
$460,000

5756 Westmorland Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

5756 Westmorland Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.10Acre
1,986Sqft
Oh yes, the Lakes of Valley West; a highly sought after community located in Bozeman, MT! This lovely home features 4BR/2.BA & will knock your socks off with its contemporary look and feel w/ large southern exposure windows, located at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjoins the community walking trail.
$599,900

71 Ridge Line Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

71 Ridge Line Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.20Acre
3,286Sqft
Here is your opportunity to own a beautiful home in North Star Subdivision. As you enter the home you will notice the main level provides a functional open-concept floor plan throughout the living, dining, and kitchen area. This home is accented with wood trim, vaulted ceilings, a beautiful gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, built-in speakers, and the kitchen features granite countertops.
$595,000

1297 Thomas Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

1297 Thomas Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,075Sqft
Newly constructed condominiums offering a combination of 1 BD/1.5 BA units along with 2BD/2BA units and 2BD/2.5BA properties. GE appliance package with including electric range, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, exhaust hood, washer/dryer, refrigerator. Quartz countertops, natural gas forced air and AC. Walk-in closets with storage, some condos have decks with additional storage.
$360,000

2929 Texas Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2929 Texas Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
4Acre
2,348Sqft
Hard to find small ranchette property in SW Bozeman. Though only four acres this property has it all. The home was originally built in 1969, but has been completely remodeled with Anderson wood windows, hardwood floors, upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, plumbing, lighting, etc.
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606 Park Place, Bozeman, Montana 59715

606 Park Place, Bozeman, Montana 59715

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.31Acre
3,530Sqft
Welcome to the charming SE Bozeman neighborhood of Westfield & this fabulous (currently being remodeled) home at 606 Park Place that features a versatile floor plan with mature landscaping that makes this property great for years of living, growth & memorable gatherings. This home includes 5 bedrooms & 3.
$821,010

3138 Annie Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3138 Annie Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.16Acre
1,918Sqft
Welcoming home in Harvest Creek! Built in 2011, this home is lightly lived in! It features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with a total of 1918+/- square feet including a massive bonus room upstairs! Master bedroom and ensuite bath on the main level. Covered front and rear patios with a fully fenced back yard. Great location and close to parks! On the interior of the subdivision and a quiet street.
$564,900

1419 S 3rd Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1419 S 3rd Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.21Acre
2,632Sqft
This charming home located just minutes from MSU is move in ready. Too many updates and upgrades to list, but some include an open, modern floor plan, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new light fixtures, and more! The master suite features a spacious and upgraded bathroom. The back yard is an oasis, perfect for entertaining on the spacious deck.
$899,000
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