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By Bozeman Real Estate Group, Culture forward real estate company in Bozeman, MT
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As Bozeman grows, each area of the city is becoming more defined. Established neighborhoods like the south side or the University area are becoming known for their unique qualities, while newer areas like west Bozeman or the revitalized northeast area are quickly developing their own character.In our Guide to Bozeman’s Neighborhoods, we give you a detailed description of each of Bozeman’s neighborhoods. You can learn about the neighborhood's character, its best subdivisions, and get our favorite tips for locals like where to eat, where to recreate and where to find the area’s hidden gems. Click here to download our guide to Bozeman's neighborhoods.  Here is a look at Bozeman's best neighborhoods: South DowntownIf you like beautiful historic buildings and tree-lined streets, then you wil...
By Bozeman Real Estate Group, Culture forward real estate company in Bozeman, MT
(Bozeman Real Estate Group)
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There was a time when the average cost of a home in Bozeman was in the $200,000 range. And while those “good old days” seem like a distant memory, it’s hard to believe that it was just five years ago. Oh, how times have changed in Bozeman real estate!Five years ago, the average sold price of a single-family home in Bozeman was just below $275,000. Since then, the price has increased by 56% reaching $425,992 by the end of 2017.  Great news for Bozeman homeowners, not so great news for Bozeman buyers. In 2012, the average price per square foot of a Bozeman single-family home was an average of $126/sq.ft. By the end of 2017 price per square foot had climbed to just over $200/sq.ft. According to data provided by the Montana Department of Revenue, the value of nearly every home in Bozeman in...
By Bozeman Real Estate Group, Culture forward real estate company in Bozeman, MT
(Bozeman Real Estate Group)
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We all know that many people move to Bozeman for the views.  We can't blame them, they are pretty epic around here.   When you live in a town that is surrounded by mountains some would argue there are views from everywhere.  This is true and often you will pay a premium for these views, but after looking at these homes we can understand why people do it.  Click here to read the full article and see the beautiful photos! We are a locally owned real estate company in Bozeman, Montana. We work hard to be a trusted source of both real estate and community information. You can learn more about us here, meet our team, or read our blog.  Follow us:Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Find us:Google | Bing | Yelp 
By Bozeman Real Estate Group, Culture forward real estate company in Bozeman, MT
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 We understand the reasons for trying to sell your home on your own, especially when it comes to the Bozeman real estate market.  It's easy to think that in a fast-moving market like Bozeman, all you have to do is put a sign in the yard and you'll have multiple offers by the end of the day.  Homeowners believe nobody can represent their home the way they can and are often worried about the costs of hiring a professional.  But, there are many factors to keep in mind when selling your home on your own, especially in Bozeman' real estate market.    In Montana, sold prices of homes are not disclosed, making it difficult to accurately price your home.  With limited resources, it can be difficult to reach potential buyers without an up to date marketing plan.  There are piles of paperwork, sc...
By Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana, Bozeman's oldest real estate company
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What do you get when you combine Pinterest and Bozeman?  The most adorable house on the market!  This home perfectly combines charming, elegant, rustic, and creative upgrades into a stunning design in which we have simply fallen in love!Our choice for Bozeman home of the month is located in the Legends at Bridger Creek Subdivision within walking distance to the Bridger Creek Golf Course.  This ideal location is close enough to everything in Bozeman, while being far enough out that you get unobstructed mountain views every day!One of the many great features of this home is the glass overhead door, which connects the living room to the outdoors and adjacent park – with a stunning view!This home features an open floor plan, radiant floor heat, granite countertops, unique vessel sinks, and ...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
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Montana State University's architecture students must have been inspired by the "Tiny House Builders" T.V. show recently, because they're taking concepts from the show to build "Small Shelters" for the homeless. After a class with MSU's architecture professor, and cooperation with Bozeman's Human Resources Development Council Small Shelter Initiative (HRDC), the students built two prototypes for their "Small Shelter" concept.They built two full-size models, one large and one small. The large model is 180 square ft (9 ft by 20 ft) and is handicapped accessible. The smaller model is 150 square ft (7.5 ft by 20 ft.). The structures are designed for a sustainable sleeping pad, with a bathroom, shower, small refrigerator, microwave, and eating area. The students put their two models on displ...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
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Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, also known as Wyoming Highway 296, is a beautiful drive through the Absaroka Mountains and Dead Indian Pass. It’s about a 46-mile drive in northern Park County, and is certainly worth a cruise for a weekend trip. However, this highway is more than just some scenic road, it has a great story behind its name. Fleeing several hundred U.S. army soldiers led by General Howard during the Nez Perce War in 1877, Chief Joseph bravely led 700 men, women, and children on this road through Yellowstone Park and into the Absaroka Mountains. General Samuel D. Sturgis and 600 cavalries attempted to intercept the Nez Perce at the base of the Absaroka Mountains, where they believed the Indians would break out into the Great Plains. Fortunately for the Nez Perce, their scouts we...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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Established in peak times of the Gold Rush, Bozeman, Montana has an interesting background with some extraordinary founders. Much of Bozeman’s roads were named in honor of individuals who were monumental to the town’s success. Here are few meaningful road names in Bozeman with an interesting history. Bozeman AvenueThe city founder, John Bozeman, left his family behind to travel west in his quest for gold. He failed to find gold, so he took on a different venture—trail blazing. He guided wagon trains on the Bozeman Trail to Virginia City. Mr. Bozeman was a risk-taking gambling man. He embraced the dangers of breaking treaties with local Indian tribes by traveling through their territory. Admiring the landscape of the Gallatin Valley, he eventually settled and began his most instrumental ...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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Buying a home can be a particularly stressful, and time-consuming process. Buyers may learn through experience some valuable lessons for buying a home. Here are 5 useful tips for first-time homebuyers to consider when entering the real estate market.  #1 Get your documents in orderTo apply for a home mortgage, you will need income and tax documents. Typically, lenders will ask you for 2 recent pay stubs, 2 previous years’ W-2s, tax returns, and the past 2 months of bank statements. Having these documents in hand will save you a lot of time when buying a home. #2 Watch the market Stay up-to-date with the housing market on both a national and local level. Just like the stock market, timing is key in the real estate market. If inventory is decreasing, it may be best to buy a home quickly b...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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Nestled in the middle of Montana’s great mountain ranges, Bozeman offers adventure seekers almost limitless trails to explore. Here’s 10 of our favorite trails around Bozeman, Montana.SourdoughLocated within close proximity to town, Sourdough Trail, also known as Bozeman Creek Trial, is popular among Bozemanites. Following the Bozeman Creek, it has an easy grade, and the distance you hike, bike, or cross-country-ski on this 10 mile trail is up to you. The trail ends at Mystic Lake, with interconnected logging trails and roads to continue your adventure.Lava Lake TrailFollowing the Cascade Creek under a thick evergreen forest canopy and through open green meadows, this trail will take you past waterfalls and a lake settled in the middle of granite walls, with clear views of the Spanish P...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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One of many benefits of living in Bozeman, Montana is our wide selection of great restaurants. It may seem hard to imagine for a little town of roughly 43,405 people, but there are about 123 restaurants in Bozeman, 44 of which are downtown. It sure is a great feeling to be able to eat at a different restaurant for each date-night without even having to leave town. With so many places to choose from, lets highlight some of the best restaurants for you start with.WasabiWasabi-sushi-bar is certainly the first restaurant you should try if you’re new to town. At this Hibachi grill, chefs put on a talent show as they cook your food in front of you. Who knows where these chefs come from, but they are the most talented group of individuals I have ever seen. What they can do with a knives, spatu...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
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The 2016 residential market in Bozeman and Belgrade has been highly active from October to November, compared to last year. Between these two cities, 317 single family homes closed, up from 284 in 2015. The median sales price, has also increased from $295,000 to $323,000. The total sales volume of $123,751,980 for this time period increased from last year’s total of $112,737,420. The seller’s market continues, with low inventory and high buyer demand. Here are the statistics for October and November, 2016 and 2015:Residential Sales-Units:October to November 2015: 284October to November 2016: 317Residential Sales--Median Sales PriceOctober to November 2015: $295,000October to November 2016: $323,000    Residential Sales- Total Sales VolumeOctober to November 2015: $112,737,420October to ...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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It is exciting to see so many successful businesses in our community. For the third consecutive year in a row, The Partners Group has been named among the top 75 Best Places to Work in Insurance nationwide. This company has a number of offices across the Northwest, including one here in Bozeman, Montana.  It is great to see so many admired companies laying foundations in Bozeman. Along with the Partners Group,  RightNow Technologies (bought by Oracle), Elixiter, Wisetail, Zoot Enterpises, Simms, and a number of other large companies are growing in the area.  Our economy is strong. These local businesses are contributing to Montana’s superior economic performance.With such growth of jobs and businesses in our city, Gallatin County’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.3% in August 2016, the l...
By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
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*** Charles Dickens' Classic, A Christmas Carol, December 2 – 22, 2016, Produced by Montana Theatre Works, 17 West Main St, Bozeman, Montana – Call 406.570.6199Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol, published in London by Chapman & Hall, December 19, 1843, tells the story of the acerbic old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, unveiling his transformation from sardonic and bitter tightwad to kind and gentle Englishman after visitations from specters, Jacob Marley, his old business partner, and three ghosts of Christmas: Past, Present and Future.*** Bozeman Christmas Stroll, Saturday December 3, 2016, Emerson Center for the Arts, 111 S Grand Ave, 4:30 - 7:30PM - Call 406.586.4008 - Bozeman Christmas Stroll InformationBozeman Christmas Stroll: Each year on the first Saturday of December (Dec 3,...
By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
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For starters, I’m a dedicated consumer of bread and flour-based foods, the polar opposite of a gluten-free person. The smell of fresh baked bread makes my stomach grumble and mouth water. My travel photos contain an inordinate amount of pastry close-ups. Cookies make my toes curl. I will drive miles out of my way to seek out a bakery I’ve read about, and rarely have I been known to pass up an opportunity to purchase a sampling of baked goods. However, don’t be fooled into thinking I have lax standards—quite the contrary. It has to be delicious. And worthy of the calories.Bozeman, fortunately has bread! Ranging from classic sliced wheat bread lining grocery shelves to artisanal loaves naturally leavened with starters, there is a variety of quality breads just waiting to be enjoyed. One o...
By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
(PureWest | Christie's International Real Estate)
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Those of us fortunate enough to call Bozeman home appreciate that our backyard includes Yellowstone National Park. 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of America’s National Parks, and with Yellowstone being not only the first U.S. National Park but also the first in the world (what a concept! National Parks! Leave it to America to originate this idea), we are gearing up for lots of visitors.National Geographic Magazine is featuring Yellowstone Park for their entire May issue. For the first time in its 127 year history, Nation Geographic has employed one writer–Bozeman’s own David Quammen–to write the entire issue. And, a book is in the works.David, and his wife Betsy, are two of my Dearest’s and my closest friends. They are part of the culture and fabric of Bozeman, living in the core of D...
By Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana, Bozeman's oldest real estate company
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There were 133 homes listed for sale in the Bozeman area during the month of September. The highest priced single family home listed was $4,099,000 and the lowest was $240,000.The number of homes sold decreased 5% from the previous month with a total of 138 homes sold during the month of September. 74% of the of the homes sold in Bozeman were single family homes, 21% were condos and 5% were townhomes. The average sale price of a home (including single family, condos and townhomes) increased 3% to $329,386.Click here to continue reading
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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Commissioners have been debating the city’s budget, discussing where spending needs to increase and by how much. Bozeman Montana is one of the fastest growing towns in the nation, so commissioners did not consider lowering the budget, but rather trimming back on possible spending increases.Commissioners had debated several budgets, with City Manager’s Chris Kukulski’s budget dominating the conversation. Kukulski called for major investments in infrastructure, while also addressing issues created by Bozeman’s population and economic growth. If adopted in total, this budget would have increased a typical Bozeman resident’s city fees by 5.5 percent.In Kukulski’s budget, the average Bozeman resident would see their taxes increase by $114 per year. Infrastructure spending would take $72 of ...
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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 After tracking scholarship winnings for the first time in Bozeman High School’s history, the College and Career center announced that BHS students received more than 1.7 million dollars in scholarships for college. These scholarships were application based awards, requiring hard work and consistent support from both the students and the center.Bozeman High School’s education is considered the best in the state. But perhaps its the programs and community that encompass more than just class taking that make the high school unique. The College and Career Center is one of the auxiliary programs that seem to direct BHS students in a positive direction.The scholarship totals only represented high schoolers who had reported their scholarship to the center, so more money may have been awarded....
By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
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The City of Bozeman has passed a proposal to create smaller, cottage style homes to add lower priced inventory to Bozeman’s real estate market. Bozeman has been addressing home affordability in town for some time, including passing an inclusive zoning ordinance, while continuing to approve additional developments.The general proposal encourages homes between 1,000 and 1,200 square feet, built surrounding the edges of a property, with an interior, shared common space between them. The design would aim towards using the land more efficiently, fitting many more units per acre with a clustered living style. The design creates a pseudo courtyard feel, with buildings surrounding a natural space.Growing homes have, at the very least, contributed to growing home prices in Bozeman.  Since 1950, ...

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