Bozeman, MT Real Estate News

By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Spring is just around the corner! Biking is one of the most popular ways of celebrating the warmer weather (although I have seen some bikes out there no matter the temperature or amount of snow…). So great news for all you bikers out there! The already comprehensive trail system throughout the city is looking to get upgraded.  If getting out of Bozeman is your ideal form of escapism on a bike, Hyalite Canyon has trails for both road and mountain biking. Check out the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club website at www.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org for additional information.
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
Inc. cites Bozeman businesses such as online appointment booking platform Schedulicity, social media and e-learning platform Wisetail, software provider RightNow Technologies and TechRanch in the article."(Bozeman is) a small town in southwestern Montana right in the mountains with fantastic schools and unbelievable opportunities for recreation, so we have people that come here from all over," Schedulicity founder Jerry Nettuno states in the article. "People come (here) generally to look for a better, simpler way of life." For the Full Article Click Here Today, there are nearly 600 million websites, and the percentage of Americans with Internet access is closer to 80 percent. Not only is the country wired, but it’s also wireless, as more and more people with smartphones carry the Web wi...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Bozeman gets to boast one more accolade. As dubbed by National Geographic, Bozeman Montana is one of the top 25 Ski Towns in the WORLD! “Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. These are the 25 best. For insider tips, we asked local luminaries where to stay, play, and party, whether you're on a budget or indulging.” —Aaron Teasdale The article portrays Bozeman as “an old Montana university town of cowboys and ski bums, pickups and unleashed dogs, and two of the premier ski hills in America.” I cannot find much wrong in that interpretation. We are a place where fine dining meets blue jeans attire, a ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Year-Round Fun! Coming to Gallatin County Fairgrounds is a 35,000 sqft, $4.5 million indoor ice arena to be used all year long. Valley Ice Garden, the only other indoor rink in the area, closed its door in 2006 and ever since volunteers have been raising money to construct the rink. Hockey, figure, and public staking are all on the rise, but when the idea came about, “It wasn’t ‘if you build it, they will come,’ Pertzborn, member of the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, said. “They were already here. But everybody adapted and the programs continued to grow. The [current Haynes Pavilion] enclosure worked better than we expected. Now we’re maxed out.” But the lack of a year-round place to practice greatly reduced opportunity. Since 2006, memberships in local clubs have reduced dramatica...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
State of Distressed Properties in 2012 Predictions are always hard to make and distressed sales are no different. Factors like home values, employment, and consumer confidence will all be determinants of the rising or falling housing market. That is the only thing that is certain. “Foreclosures aren’t going away right now,” says Andy Firoved, CEO of CounselorDirect, a technology company that specializes in automating processes for various government foreclosure-prevention programs. “We’re going to have a certain level. The question is, how many?”  These are the predictions made by Firoved: #1-Government home ownership assistance programs will get more effective. The goal of helping home owners has hit every road block from job losses to overly bureaucratic processes. In contrast, newer ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Kansas performing in Bozeman!                          The band Kansas will be in Bozeman to perform with the Montana State University Symphony on March 24, 2012 in the Shroyer Gymnasium .  In 1998 this band released an orchestral album called “Always Never The Same” and has been on tour with symphonies since.  We are lucky to have them in our small community and looking forward to having them here. You may purchase your tickets at the Bobcat Ticket Office or call 800-808-5940, visit Tickets West online.
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
Bozeman Montana Rental Study (Part 2 of 2)  Housing has been recognized as Bozeman’s top priority and more specifically—rentals. City Commissioners suspended an ordinance that requires developers to price a portion of new homes or condos under $200,000 when the economy crashed. Peter Werwath, principal of Werwath Associated who was hired to analyze Bozeman Housing Needs reports “…the city should consider including elements in its pending affordable housing plan that encourage construction of rental units, with a particular emphasis on production of rental units affordable to households between 30 percent of area median income and 50 percent of area median income.” (median income is $66,700 for a family of four)  It will be interesting to see where the housing market here in Bozeman will...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
New Emergency Room for Bozeman                   For the past year Bozeman has been pursuing the lofty goal of raising $9 million of the $15 million dollar budget to build the new emergency room for the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.  As of mid January, we are within $400,000 of meeting this goal. Construction began last March as a majority of the money had been raised, the building is scheduled to be complete early next year.   The new ER will double the number of patients that can be seen in a year, and should provide new jobs for our area. For more information on the hospital, the new emergency room and the potential for job opportunity for you, visit Bozeman Deaconess. For more information on the local real estate market, or to search homes for sale in the area, visit Bozeman Montana R...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
Bozeman Montana Rental Study (Part 1 of 2) Dab Dabney, real estate expert of 30 years, has never seen a town with fewer available options for renters than in Bozeman currently. Of 796 reviewed rentals, 15 were open for renting. The lack of supply and high demand is ratcheting prices up. Dabney predicts that rent will see an increase of 5-8%. “You’re going to have a lot of people looking at increasing home costs and flat incomes,” he said. “They’re going to get squeezed.” What makes Bozeman a story unto itself regarding rentals is the amount of transitory people who call Bozeman home for over half of the time due to Montana State University, one of Montana’s two largest campuses. Bozeman’s need for affordable housing for students and families alike is extremely acute. 49% of renters in B...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
Bozeman Montana Log Cabins on Mountain Acreage No Longer Listed - 3 Bed - 3 Bath - 2195 sf Bozeman MT Log Homes - 10.75 Acres - Trail Creek Set on the sunny side of Bozeman's Trail Creek Road, you will discover one of Trail Creek's cozy Bozeman MT log homes. Sitting right at the edge of the Gallatin National Forest, this Montana log home is easily accessed from Trail Creek Rd. Another of the pretty Bozeman log cabins in the region, this Montana mountain home, built in 1995, has a bedroom and bathroom on the main floor as well as an open floor plan with kitchen and dining area, and a living room with vaulted ceiling and large picture windows for you to enjoy SW Montana mountain views. Watch the abundant Bozeman wildlife from this Bozeman home's wrap around deck or when enjoying the outdo...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
 Below is the Bozeman Real Estate Regional MLS Map published by the Gallatin Association of Realtors (GAR) Gallatin Association of Realtors (GAR) All Areas 7B, 3N, 3S, 3B, 5BMV, 5BMT, 2B, 2FC, 2G, 2N, 2NW, 2T, 1SM, 1NE, 1NW, 1SK, 2SE, 2SW, 9A, 5CN, 5CS, 4O, 6G, 7J, 6E, 6N, 6PVE, 6PVW, 6SV, 6NW, 6SW, 6C, 4TL, 7MM, 7MR, 4MA, 4MN, 4MS, 4MC, 11A, 12M, 12O, 8S, 8B, 4TP, 4TC, 4TN, 4TSW, 7TJ, 9TB, 5W Beaverhead County, MT 7B Beaverhead County 7B Belgrade, Montana 3N Belgrade Area N of I90 3N 3S Belgrade Area S of I90 3S 3B Belgrade City Limits 3B Big Sky, Montana 5BMV Big Sky Meadow Village 5BMV 5BMT Big Sky Mountain 5BMT Bozeman, Montana 2B Boz Area Bridger Cyn 2B 2FC Boz Area Four Corners 2FC 2G Boz Area Gal Gtwy 2G 2N Boz Area N of I90/City 2N 2NW Boz Area NW of City 2NW 2T Boz Area Trail C...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Bozeman Montana Real Estate 4th Quarter Market update The following graphs should help you understand where the market in Bozeman is for the 4th quarter of 2011. Market for Single Family Homes in Bozeman, MT   The previous graph indicates that, as usual, the fourth quarter during the holiday season did taper off some, but not nearly what we usually expect.  With interest rates at all-time lows, buyers have continued to purchase throughout the end of the year, albeit with slightly less gusto.  I think these numbers indicate the first quarter of 2012 may be a pleasant upward swing and again reflect Bozemans market stability.  Please note the title, this is only for single family homes on less than one acre in our area and does not include condo's or vacant land. Real Estate Inventory for ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
 Staging for Pet Owning Sellers Part 1 - Cats When you list your house, you hope it will sell quickly, being a pet owner can make the selling process a little more difficult and time consuming.  Here are some suggestions that may help the sellers, the agents and any potential buyers feel more comfortable working with a house that has pets. GET OUT THE VACUUM! Vacuum every day! If you have more than one cat, your cat sheds a lot or has a fur color that will stand out vacuum twice a day or as often as is needed.  A house full of cat hair can be a huge turn off to buyers, even to buyers that are cat owners themselves.  Be meticulous in your vacuuming, make sure you don’t have pet hair that is visible under/on furniture, fixtures or appliances.  Use lint rollers for cloth furniture and othe...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Surrounded by splendor and full of small city charm, there is no question Bozeman, Montana, is a beautiful location both for travelers and residents. Although, one might argue, “What else is there to do in Bozeman except outdoor activities like fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, and camping?” Excellent question, so here is an answer for the best things to do in Bozeman, Montana when you might not want to be doing all those other activities: (Although those other things are pretty great too!) 1. Museum of the Rockies: Montana State University is home to this museum that is open year round. It boasts to have one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaurs including the largest T-Rex skull, the largest dinosaur skull, and some of the world’s rarest dinosaurs. The museum also contains a p...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
New Bozeman MT Real Estate Listings - Taunya Fagan Prudential Bozeman's Daily Southwest Montana Real Estate Update.  Bringing you the most recent Bozeman listings from the SW Montana MLS: Luxury Property, Ranches, Land, Investment Properties. Week 2, January 8 - 14, 2012 - Readily find each of the new SW Montana listings each day from Prudential Bozeman MT Realtor, Taunya Fagan's Bozeman Real Estate Blog, giving you the most recent real estate listings from southwest Montana. Please see Bozeman Montana Real Estate Listings for all today's new listings from some of these Montana towns and cities: Alder, Amsterdam, Anaconda, Argenta, Bainville, Basin, Belfry, Belgrade, Big Sky, Big Timber, Bigfork, Bozeman, Boulder, Butte, Cameron, Canyon Creek, Cardwell, Cascade, Choteau, Churchill, Clan...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Bozeman’s Warming Shelter for our local homeless opened this November, the day after Thanksgiving. Located in an old office building at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, this winter has seen several improvements to the Shelter. Indoor plumbing, additional bedding, and a small TV mark the minor upgrades that serve the 18-24 people who can accommodate the space. “We’re happy to have a place for people to go, a place to refer individuals and families that have no other options, and that is safe and healthy,” said Stephanie Gray, youth director at the nonprofit Human Resource Development Council. Each winter the Shelter stays open for the “four” months of harsh winter we encounter here in Bozeman, MT. It is not a food service or a luxury by any means. The center’s purpose is only to offer th...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
A musical performance by Bozeman's own Angella Ahn, a classically-educated violinist, and her twin sisters, Maria and Lucia, cellist and pianist, respectively, were selected as in the best TED.com talks of 2011 by the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) site whose goal is to publish "Ideas worth spreading" and "mak[ing] the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free." TED's, "ideas worth spreading," talks were released online, rapidly attracting millions from around the world, precipitating TED's owners to reengineer its website around their compilation of TEDTalks, with, according to the site, "the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices." From Ahn Trio Facebook: "Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
  Happy New Year to all! Winter’s Farmer’s Market: Now entering our fourth season, the Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market grew from the demand for a direct producer-to-consumer experience beyond the traditional summer market season, as well as an abundance of offerings from local farmers and producers reaching well into the winter, and replenishing in the spring. Why the apostrophe in our name? Because this market was created by farmers, and continues to be operated by farmers, for farmers. Our focus is on food and agricultural products. Bozeman Film Festival The Skin I Live In  Directed by: Pedro almodovar :: Spain In Spanish Drama/Thriller :: Rated R :: 110 minutes In a startling and unpredictable foray into body horror and gender politics from Spanish film icon Pedro Almodóvar, a brilli...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
How long will it take to sell my Bozeman, MT home? In Realtors language, we call it the absorption rate.  We can analyze the sales data from the last 6 months in comparison to the number of homes that are still on the market and make an educated guess as to how long it may take homes in Bozeman Montana to sell.  The chart looks like this:   What does the chart tell us?  If you have a home that has a list price of under $250,000, you stand a very good chance of selling it in under three months since we have sold 158 homes in that price range in the previous six months and currently only have 64 available to sell.  If you have a home that is priced between $351,000 and $400,000, you are looking at approximately three months of marketing time. When we start to look at the luxury home marke...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Local Bozeman companies have joined forces to bring one lucky couple a free wedding of a lifetime. The three founders of this precious gift, —Larry Stanley, Megan Jacks, and Jena Silverness —are all involved with unique aspects of the wedding industry. The gift includes a $40,000 all-inclusive wedding to a deserving Montana couple--somebody who would never have the wedding of their dreams unless the above community members would step in. The vendors who assist in making the lucky couple’s big day happen include: Springhill Pavillion, Six Shooter Photo, Jewelry Studio, Joe’s Mobile DJ Services, Zebra Cocktail Lounge, Ferarro’s Fine Italian, Ridge Athletic Club, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Classic Ink Logo and Web Design, and many many more….  For more information on this Bozeman Gift Wor...
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