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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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2316 Gallatin Green Boulevard 17, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2316 Gallatin Green Boulevard 17, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,530Sqft
Beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath 1530 square foot condo with an attached 2 car garage. This unit features gray cabinets, white hard surface countertops, stainless steel appliances for a great modern feel. Wonderful location close to walking trails, parks, gym, Costco, Target, etc. 3rd bedroom does not have a closet but seller with work with buyer and show them options. AC is an available upgrade.
$445,000

2316 Gallatin Green Boulevard 16, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2316 Gallatin Green Boulevard 16, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,581Sqft
Great modern condo in a prime Bozeman location. Condo is 3 bed 2.5 bath with 1580 square feet with a two car attached garage. Property features gray cabinets, white hard surface countertops, and stainless steel appliances. This is the only unit in the complex that has a bedroom on the main floor. It sits on the south corner with great natural light.
$449,000

3271 Warbler Way A, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3271 Warbler Way A, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
2,614Sqft
Introducing Skyline Vista, a luxury condo community located on the park in Cattail Creek. With over 2600 +/- sq. feet of living space these 3 bedroom condos live large with a long list of premium upgrades. First floor family room provides a great multi purpose room or office.
$775,000

TBD E Peach Street 12, Bozeman, Montana 59715

TBD E Peach Street 12, Bozeman, Montana 59715

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2,500Sqft
Wildlands is a celebration of mountain modern architecture and design, nestled into one of the most authentic and vibrant neighborhoods in Bozeman, Montana. With an exceptional wrap-around covered deck, enjoy your oasis at Wildlands.
$2,750,000

289 Heights Circle, Bozeman, Montana 59718

289 Heights Circle, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.61Acre
2,011Sqft
Custom Home with Additional Income Apartment and a Separate Office Space on .61-acres across from a 5-acre park! This home, built by Dan Jones, has a vaulted ceiling with alder stained trim and door package. The extra-large kitchen has quartz countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances. The living room features large windows and a beautiful rock fireplace.
$990,000

2938 Warbler Way 16, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2938 Warbler Way 16, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,392Sqft
Elkhorn Condos are designed by Locati Architects. This is an end-unit 3 bedroom condo located near shopping and public transportation, trails, ponds, playgrounds. All bedrooms are located upstairs. There is a one-car attached garage. The main level includes a galley kitchen that opens to the dining and living room.
$445,000

102 N Chouteau Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

102 N Chouteau Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.23Acre
1,920Sqft
This home is calling you! It's centrally located with great access to all things 'Bozeman'. This is where neighbors come over for a 'backyard movie night' and sidewalks are filled with chalk drawings and people chatting. The outside has very nice curb appeal. The lot has plenty of mature trees and garden boxes. AND, how about your own water well for lawn and garden irrigation.
$699,000

TBD E Peach Street 1, Bozeman, Montana 59715

TBD E Peach Street 1, Bozeman, Montana 59715

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2,172Sqft
Wildlands is a celebration of mountain modern architecture and design, nestled into one of the most authentic and vibrant neighborhoods in Bozeman, Montana. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom western facing loft unit features natural light from a skylight that spans the office and flex room. Enjoy 12 ft. ceilings with exposed steel rafter giving you some urban character.
$2,325,000

3124 Augusta Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59715

3124 Augusta Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59715

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.25Acre
1,948Sqft
Located between downtown and the Bridger Mountains across the street from the Bridger Creek golf course, this single level home backing up to open space boasts an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings. The spacious living room features a gas fireplace and large slider out to your back deck to enjoy the views.
$850,000
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