Even though we have seen 30 year fixed rate mortgages climb a little higher each quarter in 2018, the rates are still at historic lows when you look at rates over the last 46 years. Even at a 5% 30 year fixed rate mortgage, this still gives buyers more buying power than the 36 year period from 1972 to 2008. Thanks to Brett Evertz from Opportunity Bank for this chart.
Belgrade was ranked as one of the 10 safest cities in Montana in a new report from SafeWise. SafeWise reviewed the 2016 FBI crime statistics and population data. The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (assault, murder, rape and robbery) and the number of property crimes reported (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. Belgrade came in at #10 on the list. The safest city according to the report was Dillon, MT.