What's the residential real estate market doing in your area? Recently, my wife and I bought ranch property in NW Montana with the intention of building a new home next year. We currently own a home in central Colorado, about an hour SW of Denver. By all accounts, the single family residential market is quite hot at the moment. Prices are up about 2% but, more importantly, homes are flying off the market. Expert advice (real estate agents, business journals, my barber and my liquor store owner) is all over the map. So what is happening in your area? Are you seeing an up-tick in homes sales and, if so, is it expected to continue?