Bozeman, MT Real Estate News

By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
The reasons why so many of Bozeman’s inhabitants chose to live in this area are often not directly related to career advancement or extremely high earning potential. And much to our benefit, they include choosing to live where you love to be. For those of us who have lived in the region for most or all of our lives, we truly tend to take for granted the fact that we live in a place where many people save all year to spend a week of vacation. In fact, many people who move away from the area to “see the world” often find themselves immediately starting to plan on how to come back. We have the opportunity to live in the midst of clean air, open space, green parks, mountain splendor and views that go on for miles. A recent rating in Backpacker Magazine brought some of these amenities to the...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
ERA Landmark is pleased to announce that photography by Stormy Apgar will be on display at ERA's Downtown office during the Art Walk on Friday, August 14th from 6 to 8 pm. Apgar's work includes wildlife and landscape photography. "The natural world is an endless source of fascination for me," said Apgar, "and sharing that with others through my photographs has been a joy." Apgar's photography will be on display at the ERA Landmark Real Estate Gallery, 8 East Main Street, starting August 14th. For additional information about the Art Walk, call 406-556-5001. For information about Stormy Apgar, visit www.thundercloudimages.com.  
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Washington, July 01, 2009Pending home sales show a sustained uptrend, rising for four consecutive months with very favorable housing affordability and a first-time buyer tax credit boosting activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®.The Pending Home Sales Index,1 a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in May, increased 0.1 percent to 90.7 from an upwardly revised reading of 90.6 in April, and is 6.7 percent higher than May 2008 when it was 85.0. The last time there were four consecutive monthly gains was in October 2004.Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, cautions that there could be delays in the number of contracts that go to closing. “Closed existing-home sales have improved but are coming in lower than expected because some contracts are delayed or fa...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Well, Bozeman's done it again. No suprise! We've made the list of Top 25 Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid by Backpacker Magazine! Photo by Justin Bailie Click here to read the rest of the top winners!!! ~ Top 25 Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid ~  
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
I recently had the opportunity to be a part of a conference call with other real estate brokers throughout the country to listen to the unveiling of Business Roundtable's new recommendations on how to re-energize the housing market in the United States. Richard A. Smith, the CEO of Realogy (the organization of which ERA Landmark is a franchisee), has been in Washington, D.C. serving in the capacity of chair of the Business Roundtable's Housing Working Group. The Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of many leading companies in the U.S. The group's objective was to develop ideas on how to improve the current housing market, which in turn should stimulate economic growth as a whole. These solutions were then passed along to Congress and the White House for con...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Dear Friends, ERA Landmark Real Estate is continuing its dedication in giving back to the community through a charitable organization. The ERA annual "MDA Partners in Caring" golf tournament will be held on September 11, 2009 at the Bridger Creek Golf Course with the proceeds benefiting the Montana Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last years' event was a smashing success, with over $10,000.00 raised benefiting 500 Montana families fighting neuromuscular disease. This year we are looking to surpass that total by encouraging more team participation adding to the excitement of the day.  The MDA and ERA are asking for your business's support in aiding our worthy cause by way of a donation or participation in the actual event. The funds that will be raised at this event will pr...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Brian TudorGRI, GREEN, Sales AssociatePhone: (406) 556-5068Send me an email Brian Tudor GRI, Sales Associate of ERA Landmark Real Estate has received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Brian Tudor achieved the prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. They were trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features ...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Samantha SteeleGRI, Sales AssociatePhone: (406) 586-1321Send me an email Samantha Steele GRI, Sales Associate of ERA Landmark Real Estate has received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Samantha Steele achieved the prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. They were trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building feat...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Sally HickeyCRS, GRI, e-PRO Sales AssociatePhone: (406) 556-5026Send me an email Sally Hickey CRS,GRI,e-PRO of ERA Landmark Real Estate has received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Sally Hickey achieved the prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. They were trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features ...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Denise AndresMBA, CRS, GRI, ABR - Sales AssociatePhone: (406) 556-5065Send me an email Denise Andres MBA,CRS,GRI,ABR,Sales Associate,  of ERA Landmark Real Estate has received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Denise Andres achieved the prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. They were trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Ray AtteberryCRS, GRI, BrokerPhone: (406) 556-5053Send me an email Ray Atteberry CRS, GRI, Broker of ERA Landmark Real Estate has received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Ray Atteberry achieved the prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. They were trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and pract...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle Staff Writer Like a parting gift to Bozeman High School's retiring principal, Newsweek magazine this week again named the school to its Top U.S. High Schools list. The 2009 list rates 1,500 U.S. high schools as being the nation's top 6 percent, based on having a large number of students taking college-level Advanced Placement tests.Bozeman High this year ranked No. 585 on the magazine's "challenge index" with a score of 2.007, which means that the school had twice as many students of all grade levels taking AP tests as it had graduating seniors.The list also showed that 52 percent of Bozeman's graduating seniors took and passed at least one AP test. The national average was 15 percent.No other Montana high school made the list, according to the magazine's on...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
Though this may not sound like a high placement, Newsweek magazine voted Bozeman High School, in Bozeman, Montana, number 585 out of the top 1500 public high schools in the United States' top high schools list 2009. According to Newsweek, there were over 21,000 high schools in the U.S. in 2008. About the formula for determining the top U.S. Schools list, Newsweek noted the method used to rank public schools is based on a ratio devised by Jay Mathews, which basically takes the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests all students took at a school in the 2008 school year and divides it by the number of graduating seniors. _______________________________________________ "...We are committed to providing your child with a quality education in a safe a...
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By Robyn Erlenbush
(NAI Landmark Bozeman Commercial Real Estate)
The recovery of the downtown explosion area on the 200 block of East Main between Bozeman and Rouse enters its fourth month with staging for the site cleanup almost complete. Apart from extended - and still ongoing - investigations on the cause of the explosion, the time spent has included the shoring of the brickwork on the two buildings that served as the firebreaks to the disaster - the Montana Rug Gallery building at the corner of Bozeman and Main, and the Osbourne Block building housing Starky's Deli and The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company. Site cleanup is currently scheduled for June 12, and will take approximately three weeks to completion. 1811 West Dickerson, Suite 17 Bozeman MT 59715 (406) 556-5005
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By Robyn Erlenbush
(NAI Landmark Bozeman Commercial Real Estate)
The Stifel, Nicolaus and Company financial management company headquartered out of St. Louis, MO, has taken possession of a leasehold office suite at 920 Stoneridge on the North 19th corridor. The company, which in the past month also purchased the local UBS offices as part of a national consolidation of UBS rural offices, will commence operations in early June with as many as 9 licensed agents. The company is pursing a national growth- through-acquisition strategy, the Bozeman office being its latest expansion effort. Stifel provides a full range of investment, trading and estate planning services. 1811 West Dickerson, Suite 17 Bozeman MT 59715 (406) 556-5005
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By Robyn Erlenbush
(NAI Landmark Bozeman Commercial Real Estate)
NorthWestern Energy opened the doors to a 1,000 square-foot office to manage recovery operations on the explosion-impacted 200 East Main Block of historic downtown Bozeman. The office, located at 308 East Main, will serve as a liaison to property and business owners, and concerned members of the public who have an interest or need relating to the recovery effort. Heather Bellamy and Mel Kotur are among the utility managers staffing the office. Give us a call! Ardi DeVries Christopher Pope Steve Olson Vern Bitz 1811 West Dickerson Suite 17 Bozeman, MT 59715 406.556.5005 www.NAILandmark.com
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(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
In recent weeks, Ted and Heather Fust have been driving around the Bozeman area, looking at the houses for sale. NICK WOLCOTT/CHRONICLE Chris Omland inspects a Bozeman home while shopping for a house Friday. Some new statistics indicate a possible brighter future for Bozeman's housing market. But they haven't actually gone inside any yet."Financially, we're not quite ready," Heather said.The Fusts, a couple in their early 30s, want to take advantage of declining home prices and low mortgage rates. But before they buy anything, they want to build their down payment and make sure that they wind up with a mortgage they could pay with just one income, should one of them lose their job."We've been watching the market for the last two years - since we moved here," Heather said. "The market no...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
Sally Hickey of ERA Landmark Real Estate joined approximately 8,000 Realtors® who gathered in Washington, DC, to inspire action on Capitol Hill that will help stabilize the real estate market and encourage economic recovery as part of the National Association of Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The meetings took place May 11-16. During the week,Hickey participated in NAR's "Real Estate Summit: Advancing the U.S. Economy," an all-day program of sessions to address and meet head-on the challenges facing today's residential and commercial real estate markets. Realtors® were joined by a number of policy leaders and industry experts, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan; Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Director Sheila Bair; fo...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
The City of Bozeman, Montana begins its initial year of a three-year agreement to hold the Montana Special Olympics Games. In this year's Special Olympics 2009, the 72 visiting teams, comprised of about 1,000 athletes, will compete, coached by 450, in fourteen Olympic-type sports events during the three-day event. The 2009 Montana Special Olympics', 14 competitions will include track and field, gymnastics, triathlon, bowling, kayaking, aquatics, bocce ball, cycling, golf, powerlifting, equestrian, soccer, and horseshoe pitching. Also offered will be motor activities training for participating, lower-functioning athletes. Annually, over 1,500 local Bozeman, MT locals are involved in the massive organizing and the actual hosting of the Montana Special Olympic Games, adding $1 million to t...
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