The talk of real estate in Montana has been a hot topic for years now. But, the market continues to get crazier and crazier as time goes on. When the pandemic began, Montana saw a lot of what I call "COVID refugees" moving out of big cities and into rural areas. As the demand for real estate began to rise, so did the median price of homes in the area. Even with a low inventory of homes in Bozeman, Billings, Missoula, and the Bitterroot valleys, people continue to move from other parts of the country to Montana.

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Montana is not alone when it comes to the migration of people moving from big cities to rural areas. As well as the real estate bubble growing. It is happening in towns all over the country. So much so, that it got the attention of the South Park creators to bring the issue to light in a recent episode.

According to AV Club

The episode’s primary conflict arises when Cartman, claiming to also want to make easy money for essentially doing nothing, cuts in on the real estate game and starts offering up his friends’ houses to the out-of-towners at increasingly high prices, with Butters in tow as his cameraman.

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At first, the town seems to welcome the influx of residents with open arms. Praising the benefits to the economy and future of the town. That is until the town soon becomes crowded with people. The only ones to blame are the realtors. As small family homes and even old fast food locations begin being sold for ridiculous amounts of money. Prices that eerily reflect current market prices in many of our "little mountain towns" like South Park.

Check out a clip below, or watch the FULL EPISODE here

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