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Outlook 2018: After Record Year in 2017, Real Estate Looks to Hold Momentum


With that momentum behind it, the real estate market is likely poised for another banner ... Erica Wirtala, public affairs director for the Northwest Montana Association of Realtors (NMAR), said Kalispell and Columbia Falls continue to see burgeoning ...


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