Bozeman, MT Real Estate News

By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
As recently reported in the Chronicle, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (best known and easily identified as "the aluminum airstream campers") are in to town for their annual rally. Bozeman is fortunate enough to be the only destination to host this international rally on five different occasions. The club is estimated to bring 2,000 people and $3 to $5 million to our area in a one week period. Club members, with the average age of 60 years old, are very active and love the cool weather, the beautiful setting, and the abundance of outdoor activities found in Bozeman. This event brings up an interesting concept of luxury RVs as a second home. While many people purchase second or multiple homes in areas they chose to vacation and spend time in, there are a growing number of peopl...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
In real estate, as in most areas of life, it's generally a good idea to try to see the silver lining without allowing blind optimism to cloud the real picture. But in this industry particularly, it is certainly refreshing to read anything from the media that portrays the positive side of the market conditions. As I have always held the opinion that real estate is a local, not national, market, recently there has been an increase in agreement with this fact from prominent financial writers. Amy Hoak of Marketwatch stated that "Home prices aren't tanking everywhere", and that only five states - California , Arizona , Nevada , Florida , and Michigan - are currently experiencing a true housing recession. John Wasik with the Bloomberg News added further commentary that some of the housing ma...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
ERA Landmark Real Estate is continuing its dedication in giving back to the community through a charitable organization. The ERA/MDA annual golf tournament will be held on September 5, 2008 with the proceeds benefiting the Montana Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last years' event was a smashing success, with over $12,000.00 in net profit to benefit over 500 Montanans 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 provide much needed services to our families throughout the state ...
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By ERA Landmark Real Estate Bozeman, Montana
(ERA Landmark Real Estate)
ERA Landmark Real Estate WELCOME TO THE NEW ERALANDMARK.COM We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We hope that you enjoy the new property search designed to help you navigate the entire Gallatin MLS to browse residential properties, commercial investments, new communities and developments, or land and ranches in Southwest Montana. Whether you’re seeking a Bozeman dream home, acreage in Livingston or that perfect Big Sky condominium, our enhanced search criteria allows you to customize your inquiry, view properties on a map and save your favorites. We also invite you to check out our new Market Watch where you will find the latest news in real estate and Southwest Montana living. Positive Market Views In real estate, as in most areas of life, it's generally a good id...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
Bozeman Art Walk - Friday, August 8, 6:00 PM - Downtown Bozeman The Downtown Bozeman Association, downtown Bozeman art galleries and participating downtown Bozeman businesses are presenters of Bozeman's ArtWalks, which are scheduled for the 2nd Friday of the months of June (13th), July (11th), August (8th), and September (12th), 2008, from 6PM to 8PM on Main Street in downtown Bozeman and at the The Emerson Center. A "special" Hatchfest Artwalk will occur on Wednesday, October 1st, completing the 2008 Art Walk calendar. Participating galleries feature artists' openings and receptions and often provide complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Artwalk is a community event for the whole family: view art and socialize; experience Bozeman's summertime socio-cultural atmosphere.   Maps ...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
Bozeman, Montana - Lunch on the Lawn - Wednesdays at noon - The Emerson Food - Culture - Arts - Music - Fun The last three Lunch on the Lawn (LOL) events for 2008 are scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 6th, Wednesday, August 13th, and Wednesday, August 20th. This week the scheduled band is The Doors Legacy Band - Rock and Roll.   Located at 111 South Grand Avenue, The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture's summer Lunch on the Lawn series has almost finished its 7th year. Don't miss these last three outings! This year's LOL was better than ever; we had a great lineup of local and regional musical acts entertain us during lunch hour. LOL often attracts 200-400 people from all around Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley. We also enjoyed a new noon-time Farmers Market, which joined the tra...
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By Peg Potter
(Prudential Montana Real Estate)
If you are in the Bozeman, Montana area this weekend, make sure to check out the 31st annual Sweet Pea Festival. The Sweet Pea Festival is dedicated to "promoting and cultivating the arts." Check out the following website for all your Sweet Pea information. http://www.sweetpeafestival.org/   Along with the Sweet Pea Festival, we will be holding one of the most exciting real estate projects Bozeman, Montana has to offer open, both Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-4pm. For information on The Village Downtown, check out, http://pegpotter.featuredwebsite.com/the-village-downtown.as . Hope to see you there!
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Details Photo Gallery View Rooms 59715-Bozeman (Park Addition) FOR SALE$383,000 Re/max Jenifer OwensEmail JeniferCell: 406-209-0022Fax: 888-797-8679 More Photos(26) Bozeman MT Homes Quick Links Virtual Tour Request More Info Email Listing More Photos(26) Details Address: 210 S 8th Type: Residential Style: Single Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Suite: No Living Area: 1,959 square feet Year Built: 1922 More Details Description This adorable 1920’s bungalow has been completely and lovingly restored. Stripped right down to the studs and completely updated including insulation, wiring, plumbing, foundation, basement floor, kitchen and baths. Beautiful rustic touches throughout, tiled master shower, charming loft off second bedroom, sunny dining area, original hardwood floors and apartment in...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
From: bizjournals - July 21, 2008 by G. Scott Thomas Bozeman, Montana Ranked #2 Dream Town in America...AGAIN! Bozeman, Montana Dream Town #1 in 2006 - Best Quality of Life Helena, Montana Ranked #5 America may be a metropolitan nation, but most of us don't seem very happy about it. A total of 252 million people -- 83.5 percent of all Americans -- live in metropolitan areas. That includes 164 million in the 51 biggest metros, the ones with populations above 1 million. Yet a substantial number of these residents of big cities and inner-ring suburbs don't have their hearts in it. They would prefer to live on the suburban fringe or in small-town America, as repeatedly shown by surveys during the past decade. Here are the top five small towns: 1. Torrington, Conn. 2. Bozeman, Mont. 3. Lexin...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
Doing The Ridge?Bozeman, Montana's "Bridger Ridge Run" takes place along a good portion of the distinctive and prominent scree-strewn ridge line of Bozeman's Bridger Mountain Range and is billed as possibly the most rugged, technical 20 mile trail race in existence.For the hard-core trail runner or city marathoner-cum-weekend trail runner, "The Ridge," as locals call it, is a breath-takingly beautiful ankle-twisting, knee-wrenching challenging traverse across a mix of of limestone, sandstone, volcanics, shale, and conglomerates.The brutal, almost 20 miles long (19.65 miles "direct way" or 20.55 miles “easy” way) race begun by Ed Anacker in 1985, offers 6800' of ascent and 9500' of descent, all the while forcing you to scramble over knife edge talus and shale, baby-headed sandstone bould...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
Bozeman, Montana's Sweet Pea Festival - A Festival Of The Arts. The Festival was founded to celebrate the arts in Bozeman and the surrounding region. Sweet Pea continues because Bozeman desires to continue  celebrating the arts and the fact that art adds so much to the life of a community. From The Sweet Pea website:Founders. The Sweet Pea Festival had its humble beginnings in 1978. It was established to be a community event that celebrates, cultivates and promotes the arts in Bozeman". The founders of this event wrote on April 13, 1977; "a working committee took shape from an amorphous group of Bozemanites dedicating themselves to staging a three day "celebration of creativity" among the community ....".Volunteer run. Sweet Pea has always been run and organized by volunteers. It has gr...
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By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
(PureWest | Christie's International Real Estate)
The state of Montana is known as Big Sky Country, the Treasure State and "The Last Best Place" To many, it's also the last vestige of America's wild frontier. The distinctive qualities of this state are not limited to its physical landscape, however. Stuart and Sally are well aware that Montana real estate laws are, many times, unique to Montana. Just because one of our clients from Georgia or Texas happens to be a real estate maven in their own state, they may not be prepared for the particular and sometimes complicated nuances of Montana Real Estate law. This is why we always recommend that our clients obtain local legal counsel to insure there are no unexpected surprises in any real estate transaction. Gallatin County and the Bozeman are undergoing dramatic growth. This new expansion...
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By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
(PureWest | Christie's International Real Estate)
When buying or selling a luxury Montana property, serious consideration should be given to whether you qualify for a 1031 Exchange, which is covered in Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Simply put, a 1031 Exchange allows the owner of an investment property to sell that property and buy another "like-kind" property, thus deferring the payment of state and federal capital gains taxes. Taxes are only paid when a final property transaction occurs and the seller cashes out, which allows you, the investor, to build on your initial investment and increase its value without paying the taxes during on-going transactions. A number of properties qualify as long as they are investment properties and not your primary residence. The IRS Section 1031 states: "No gain or loss shall be recogniz...
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By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
(PureWest | Christie's International Real Estate)
Chocolate Truffles + Rare Wines in Elk Country   By Kristin Donnelly from Food & Wine Magazine - Published July 2008  On a recent trip to Bozeman, Montana, I was eager to try elk—but that turned out to be trickier than it sounds. Many Montanans hunt game and eat it at home, but restaurants are allowed to serve only farm-raised meat. All the same, I had deliciously rare pan-roasted farmed-elk tenderloin at the wine bar Plonk, along with a Midnight Manhattan, a killer cocktail made with fresh cherry–infused bourbon. I got to taste some local beer too, when I dropped in for a late-night snack at the year-old Over the Tapas. I drank amber ale from the Bozeman Brewing Company with a juicy flank-steak sandwich, which chef Jeff Merlau tops with Manchego cheese and a garlicky chimichurri sauce...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Details Photo Gallery View Rooms 59718-Bozeman (Staffanson Subdivision) FOR SALE$395,000 Re/max Jenifer OwensEmail JeniferCell: 406-209-0022 More Photos(18) IMG_0464 Quick Links Virtual Tour Request More Info Email Listing More Photos(18) Details Address: 5769 Cottonwood Road Type: Residential Style: Single Story Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Suite: No Living Area: 2,124 square feet Year Built: 1978 More Details Description Breathtaking custom built home on 1.38 acres meticulously cared for by only two owners! This cape cod style home features brick fireplaces in both thefamily room and master bedroom, formal dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The views of the Bridger mountains across the open space outfront are spectacular! The deck is wired for a hot tub, and plenty of mature ...
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By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
(PureWest | Christie's International Real Estate)
Bozeman, Montana | Too dynamic for a still life Written By Stephanie Simon Los Angeles Times My travels have taken me to many striking U.S. landscapes: the tangled marshes of South Carolina's barrier islands, the red-rock canyons of southwest Utah, a bare expanse of Nevada desert framed by a purple sunset. But nowhere have I had such a strong impulse to capture the scenery - to take it home with me - as I did on a recent trip to southern Montana. As I drove to Bozeman, the sky opened up and seemed to unfold until the pale blue stretched forever. Farmland rolled out along the interstate, dotted at tidy intervals with round bales of hay. Knife-edged mountains to the north glowed under a fresh drape of snow; to the south, gentler hills rose and fell in shades of brown. A thick cloud would ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
  Bozeman MT Events CalendarFor The Month of May     5, 6, 13      Music At The Leaf And Bean           35 W. Main   7:30 pm     587-1580   14, 16, 18  Intermountain Opera presents "Carmen"          Willson Auditorium  587-2889   11         Wild Joe's Fundraiser for Family Promise          5:30pm -7:30pm          $20 in advance, $25 at the door   586-1212   17        The Ridge Athletic Club Kids Appreciation Day         10:30am -12:00pm     586-1737   17        Bears, Bears, Bears! at Watershed Festival         USFWS Fish Hatchery  10:00am - 2:00pm .  
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By Leah Olson,, ALC, MT Land Specialist
(Prudential MT Ranch & Recreational Group)
If you're in the Bozeman area this weekend, don't miss the annual Pow-Wow! A colorful cultural tradition of friendship, dancing and singing. Enjoy the variety of dances and songs from religious, to war and social. The MSU pow wow is one of Montana's largest. Regional dancers and musicians compete in hand crafted costumes that have been passed down through the generations. This student produced, non-profit event is free and open to the public. Browse the booths of traditional art and foods. Audience members can participate in dance, as well. The annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow will be held May 2-3 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Interested in learning more about the Native American Pow Wow tradition? Click here: What is a Pow Wow ?Interested in SW Monta...
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By Taunya Fagan Bozeman Real Estate, Bozeman Real Estate: Luxury Homes, Land, Ranches
(ESTATE House, Bozeman Real Estate)
A new Bozeman healthcare complex, with a new hospital coupled to a medical campus, is slated for Bozeman's west side, with "boutique doctors," a "life stream and healing garden," and a walkable, resort to be named, Spring Creek Village Resort, with shops, more than 40 restaurants, a hotel, offices, and loft condominiums surrounding a glass square with ice-skating in the winter and movie venue in the summer. Though no formal application has been submitted, approximately 50-acres will be developed on Huffine Lane between Cottonwood Road and Ferguson Avenue. The rezoning, from Business Park District (BP) to Urban Mixed Use District (UMU), of 31 acres within the 50-acre area that will become Spring Creek Village Resort, was approved this week by the City of Bozeman, Montana Commission. This...
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