Touring Billings, MT Video Series (Videos 4-6)
Have you been keeping up on our Touring Billings, MT series? Nicole King, broker, and owner of 41 Realty Group has been recording a series on YouTube as a way to highlight the best parts of Billings, MT. We’ve covered Pioneer Park, Rimrock Road, and Forest Park Subdivision. Below, we’ll give you links to three more videos with their transcripts to learn more about Yellowstone Club Estates, Rehberg Ranch, and Bar 11 Subdivision.
Videos 4-6 of Touring Billings, Mt Video Series
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Touring Billings #4 — Yellowstone Club Estates
Nicole: Hey there, I’m Nicole King, broker-owner of 41 Realty Group in Billings, Montana. Today we are out at the Yellowstone family park, a four-and-a-half-acre park at the 54th Street entrance to the Yellowstone Club Estates.
This subdivision is named after its anchoring feature — the Yellowstone Country Club and Golf Course, and most of its streets are named after famous golfers. The 195-acre 18-hole golf course provides the backdrop for many of the homes located in this subdivision. And the course’s lush greens can make the home’s already large yards seem endless.
For the most part, the homes in this area are large with multiple living rooms, formal dining areas breakfast nooks, and ample windows to take in the views. There’s been much renovation of the homes in recent years both by existing and new homeowners and by investors. The architecture is a delightful and inviting mix of traditional and modern with quite a few homes being reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s style.
The subdivision offers easy access to several recreational opportunities, the most obvious being the golf course. However, there’s also direct access to Billing’s extensive trail system as well as being just a few minute’s drive from both Phipps park and Zimmerman trail.
Less than 20 homes sell in this subdivision each year. 2020 stayed true to that trend and saw an average price point of just over $390,000. The homes here were mostly built in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Some are sold with all their original appointments and are ready for you to put your own touch on them, while others have been substantially updated. You really can’t go wrong with the views, which vary from lush golf greens with shady trees to expansive valley vistas to the towering rim rocks. Take a stroll through these streets sometime and you will fall in love.
Thank you for touring another part of Billings with me today. If you have questions about the Yellowstone Club Estates or any other parts of the greater Billings area, feel free to call, text, or email anytime. Until next time, make it a great day.
Touring Billings #5 — Rehberg Ranch
Nicole: Hey there, I’m Nicole King, broker-owner of 41 Realty Group. Today, we are out in the beautiful subdivision of Rehberg Ranch. Rehberg Ranch sits just off the rims, which is perfectly situated to give easy access to every other part of town. If you drive the speed limit, you’ll reach the intersection of Airport and Main in 8 minutes, the intersection of King Avenue West and 32nd in 10 minutes, and the Wells Fargo Building in 11 minutes. It’s also just five minutes from the airport.
With its proximity to the airport, there are frequently planes flying overhead, which are really cool to watch take-off and land. Also in close proximity is the Rod and Gun Club. The private club provides its member with access to gun ranges and archery courses.
The subdivision was designed intentionally to take advantage of the varied terrain to allow as much natural plant growth, wildlife, and vistas as possible. The covenants that have restrictions for construction, landscaping, and fencing were drawn up and are enforced so that the natural beauty of the area is never lost. The many walking paths and large natural parks throughout make residents feel like they’re out in the country when they’re only minutes from all of Billings’ amenities. Additionally, if you run out of hiking paths and biking trails in the subdivision itself, Zimmerman park is just a minute or so from the subdivision’s entrance.
Homes in Rehberg Ranch are high-end. They are typically a few thousand square feet and boast all of the high-end finishes that you’d expect from these half-a-million-dollar-plus price points. As of the date that we’re filming this video, April 29th, 2021, there are five lots available to purchase and build on. Those range from about a quarter of an acre to about a third of an acre and cost between $49,900 and $64,900. There’s also one townhouse and one single-family home under contract, but no other actively available homes.
Four houses have sold so far in 2021, and the average price point was just a bit over $500,000 and the average days on market was just under three! Contrast that to the nine houses that sold in 2020 with an average price of just under $500,000, but with an average days on the market of 73. And you’ll see that while the price hasn’t necessarily changed much from last year, you’ll have to react much faster if you want a home up here.
Rehberg Ranch’s tight-knit community feel is appealing to many buyers. Don’t take my word for it though! Listen to what a couple of Rehberg Ranch’s residents had to say:
Akvilina: My name is Akvilina Rieger and I proudly live in Rehberg Ranch here in Billings. And I guess I am supposed to narrow it down to three things? There’s like a hundred things I love about this neighborhood. One of them is the community. It’s called Rehberg Ranch and it does feel like you’re living on the ranch. It’s nice and quiet, close-knit community. The big plus for it is we do like to live in the country, and yet I work downtown, and it’s just a ten-minute commute. So that is wonderful.
Oh, and probably all the neighbors. They’re just awesome, it’s like one big family.
Robin: Hey everyone, Robin Windham here. My family and I moved here to Rehberg Ranch about a year and a half ago. And we built our house here on this corner lot, and Paul had asked me why it was situated this way. Well, one thing that we loved about this piece of property was this beautiful view that we had out here. And as we were coming to look at different properties, I actually asked our neighbors down there, what do you love about it? And they love the trails, we love the trails, there’s so many places to go. The community vibe is just so amazing, and the people here — we just love our neighbors. And that’s why we love Rehberg Ranch.
Nicole: If you’re interested in buying or selling a home or a lot in Rehberg Ranch, or anywhere else in the greater Billings area, feel free to call, text, or email me anytime. See you in the next video!
Touring Billings #6 — Bar 11 Subdivision
Nicole: Hey there, I’m Nicole King, I’m the broker-owner of 41 Realty Group in Billings, Montana. Today I’m up at Bar 11 Subdivision in the Heights. I’m sitting down with Hannah Reno, she is the Subdivision Liason for Bar 11. She’s going to tell us the history of Bar 11, the price point, there’s Phase 1 Lots and Phase 2 Lots, they’ve really a great subdivision going up here.
So, Hannah, tell us everything that people should know.
Hannah: Awesome, yeah. So Bar 11 evolved probably about five years ago. Now it’s turned into a 158-lot subdivision. There’s 23 acres of park land, there’s a children’s park right at the entrance of the subdivision that’s under development too, and currently phase one is annexed and ready to sell.
Nicole: Ok, and what is the general price points and sizes of Phase 1 Lots?
Hannah: So Phase 1 lots range primarily between half-acre and three-acre lots. So our Phase 1 starting range is about $70,000 and then they go up to $225,000.
Nicole: Okay, for those bigger three-acre lots?
Nicole: And the biggest thing I think that separates you from the surrounding subdivisions is you guys have city water, whereas the other subdivisions around you, you have to drill a well on your property.
Hannah: Absolutely, so we have the ability to sustain those lots.
Nicole: So city water is in, but they still have to get a septic, right?
Hannah: Right. So city water, septic, natural gas, and we’re part of the Yellowstone Co-Op for electric.
Nicole: Perfect, awesome. In the subdivision, there’s general requirements for how big a house has to be or the minimum square footage and general styles and things so people should expect easy covenants and restrictions to abide by, right? They’re not going to be overly restricted by them but they’re also protected so that you know if they build a really beautiful home, it’s not going to have a not-so-great home next to it, too.
Hannah: You know, we consider the subdivision classified as rural luxury, is the best way to describe it, and so we try and have our CC&R’s to be cohesive with that mentality. So you have the ability to build more of a luxury-style home and know that, you know, we’ll be able to maintain the subdivision in that essence.
So 1800 square feet is the minimum requirement for building size up to as big as what you think your septic system can obtain We do have all of those septic DEQ information on file too for our Phase 1 Lots.
Nicole: Perfect, so that saves time and money for the buyers when they’re coming in with their builder and they can bring any builder they want, right?
Nicole: Perfect. I mean, certainly you have builders that you would work with immediately that if somebody didn’t already have a builder that you could connect them to, but if they did then their builder can connect with you.
Hannah: Right, right. So currently we have Montana Made Builders that are on the subdivision right now, but if you purchase a lot, you’re welcome to use whoever you like.
Nicole: Wonderful, that’s awesome. Well, we’re going to get to tour a couple of those homes.
Nicole: So we’ll take you out, look at a couple of the homes so you can get a good idea of the feel of the subdivision. We’ll walk around and give you a good tour.
So, this is the plot map of what Bar 11 looks like, right?
Nicole: Okay, and you’ve got Phase 1 big and labeled. If people are trying to find the subdivision, how do they get here? Can you explain the different phases?
Hannah: Great, yeah. So we’re located right off of Highway 312. So you have a couple different access points. You can take 312 to Hawthorne and enter into the subdivision. Most people take Bitterroot and then enter into the subdivision on Plateau Road.
Nicole: So main street in the Heights becomes 312, and they turn Bitterroot, or they can turn on Hawthorne.
Hannah: It just kind of depends on what your preference is really.
Hannah: Yeah, so you can see some of our Phase 1 Lots, these ones are definitely warmer luxury lots. They’re definitely bigger in style. We’re sloped, so it sort of depends on what sort of topography you’re looking for, as far as what building you’d like.
Nicole: So if you want a walk out basement, or anything like that?
Hannah: So our softer lots are more down here by the highway, but the flatter lots are here, throughout the subdivision.
Nicole: Okay. And then a lot of them are already spoken for, and then these ones are Phase 2 lots and you guys are going through the DEQ process right now to get all that annexed and put together?
Hannah: Right, absolutely
Nicole: A couple of months-ish, right?
Hannah: Definitely. I believe that the holiday season is the goal.
Nicole: That’s awesome.
Hannah: Yeah, it’ll be awesome, and then you know these Phase 2 lots is definitely more of a luxury style lots as well. You have all of this parkland space and so you know the view that you’re going to have, knowing that this parkland and space is going to be significantly different.
Nicole: Not necessarily like play equipment and walking paths and that kind of stuff. This is more wild parks to maintain that nice view like you’re out in the country.
Hannah: Natural parkland, walking trails…
Nicole: But then you said up at the front of the division, there’s a park for kiddos?
Nicole: Wonderful, okay.
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