The Bozeman area has quite a few short term vacation rentals (less than 30 days). You will find these listings on the websites: Airbnb.com and Vrbo.com
For Long Term Rentals (more than 30 days) - Bozeman has had a 0% rental vacancy rate for about 4 years now. Rental rates have risen $100 a year over the last 4 years as 10,000 people have moved to our valley in the last 4 years. There is no easy answer to finding a good rental other dillegent, hard work. One of the biggest inventory of rentals in Bozeman is Craigslist Bozeman and look under Apts/Housing For Rent. Good rentals may only be posted for a matter of hours and the landlord willl have 10 - 15 inquires and take the post down. Be diligent and check Craigslist 2 or 3 times a day. There can be an occasional scam rental posting on Craigslist where they want you to wire transfer rent or deposits because they are out of town at the moment. Don't ever do that. SCAM Always meet the owner/landlord in person, review the rental contract first and write a paper check for rent. Rental rates in Bozeman are averaging $700 to $800 per bedroom whether it is a single family home, condo or townhome. It the rent looks too good to be true, do your homework to make sure it is legitimate. You can verify the property owner's name online at Montana Cadastral or Gallatin County Property Taxes Most rentals will ask for a 1 year lease. Some may rent month to month with a higher monthly rent.
Check the Facebook pages: "Bozeman Rentals" and "Housing/Property For Sale Or Rent in Montana"
The HRDC admisters most of the affordable, lower income rentals and energy assistance programs in the valley. Contact them to see if there is a program that could help you. Here is their link HRDC Affordable Housing
Drive around the neighborhood you'd like to live in. Many times landlords put a "For Rent" sign in the yard instead of an online posting.
And many times, rentals get filled just by word of mouth knowing someone that is moving out. Put the word out to everyone you know you are looking for a rental.
Here are some of the most popular rental companies in Bozeman. Many times their available properties are not listed on other web sites and some have waiting lists. Give them a call or emial for what you are looking for.
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Mark Corner - Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties