As many of the other brokers have stated, it is very difficult to give an average price per square foot value. It is much easier to give that statistic if you have a specific neighborhood, home type, and age of home. Then you would probably get a fairly accurate answer quickly. Best of luck and please reply with any questions.
Coldwell Banker RCI Realty
This is a great question, however, difficult to answer. What is your explanation of an "average" home?
What criteria are you looking for in a home?
Feel free to contact me and I would love to visit, 406-556-5019.
Robin Nelson, GRI
ERA Landmark Real Estate
Price per square foot varies widely depending on where property is located from, or in, Bozeman. There are properties about an hour's drive away that are as low as $25/sq-ft on 10 acres, but they are very rural & non-luxurious. Ones that are on a river front can be as high as $175/sq-ft. It varies widely.
Email me directly (outside of Trulia) if you want click-on links to some examples: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do that, please provide specifics of what you are looking for.
P.L.S. Tony Novotny, Broker/Owner
Montana Allure Properties & Services, PLLC
Relying on this number can leave you in deep trouble. A one story home has a much higher price per square foot than a multilevel home. One foundation with one floor of living space will cost more to build than one foundation and two or three levels. Also the quality and finishes make a huge difference. Formica countertops or granite? Plywood cabinets or solid wood? Small, medium or large lot or even acreage? What about views, busy streets, fixer homes versus luxury ones?
New home of old? You get my drift.
Having a figure will not give you a reliable value for a specific home. You need to compare many factors to get this. A great local agent with lots of experience in the market segment you are looking for will be your best way of determining values.