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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
Under a new proposal brought to the Bozeman City Commission, Bozeman may dig public cable lines to address the poor service and high prices of private internet/cable providers. Advocates pushing a publicly owned fiber-optic cable network say that digging public lines would increase competition among internet providers, helping improve their services and prices. The city would not provide Internet access directly but would install a common network that could be leased by private companies. Without needing heavy, upfront capital, the addition of small, private companies into the market could increase the current competition. As more businesses store their valuable information online, having affordable, reliable connections becomes all the more important. Considering two thirds of busines...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
  The City of Bozeman hopes to alleviate the very full rental and affordable housing situation in the coming year through regulation changes and increasing inventory. The Bozeman Department of Community Development has begun a review of current home building standards while starting development of new subdivisions and apartment complexes. A rental housing survey released this year reported that the vacancy rate in Bozeman was essentially zero at the time MSU students came back for fall semester. Gallatin County saw a huge population growth rate from 2002-2012 when it grew 32 percent. In a report released this month, it was one of the fastest growing counties in the Western United States. Coupled with MSU’s largest student body in its history, Bozeman found itself at rental capacity. Ch...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
A new hotel will be coming to Bozeman—and no—it won’t be on North 19th. No, this hotel, called the Etha, will be right in downtown Bozeman and will be moving into (and on top of) the old Armory Building on Mendenhall. Investors hope the hotel can become more of a buzzing downtown hub, rather than a simple hotel. The hotel will have 8 stories, 102 rooms and include a 10,000 square foot ballroom for special events. The hotel will cater to the luxury market, aiming to provide travelers with all the expected perks and amenities. Building plans also called for a gastro-style pub/restaurant, which would help make the hotel a destination location for locals, as well as travelers. Plans had initially stalled on the building, due to the bid knocking out a large chunk of the investors’ budget. Th...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
City commissioners approved a new 5 story building to be built on Mendenhall, following a recent trend of approvals for larger commercial buildings in the downtown area. The building will replace the soon to be demolished Opportunity Bank site. The building will inclue three floors for commercial use and two additional floors, with 29 units, for residential use. An underground parking lot will also be added. For Bozeman residential and commercial real estate, the building will help alleviate the high demand for downtown businesses and also provide additional space for potential homebuyers. The new 5 story building will join two hotels that have been approved in the nearby area, the Element and the Etha. The City Commission has put a recent focus on fostering more growth in the downtown ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
...INTRODUCING YOURSELF TO BOZEMAN... When you move, you are uprooting your life in more ways than just the physical. You move your things but perhaps more importantly, you break and must recreate your habits, routines and environment. Whether it is across a town or across the country, when you move to the Bozeman area, you can connect to Bozeman in a whole new way. Hi! My name is Bozeman, it’s nice to meet you... Meet-Up: An event and group organizing platform that coordinates meet-ups based off of common interests. Montana Adventure Club, Montana Programmers, Bozeman Activity Club and Gallatin Girl Geek Club are just some of the few categories Bozeman offers. If you do not see on that interests you, you can start one up yourself and find those in your community who share your passions...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
  Bozeman public schools will once again be on the forefronts of national studies, as they have once again been selected to take part national research. Bozeman has already been selected for a highly competitive mental health program/study this year. Great news reached the district, when they found out that once again they had been selected for a prestigious program.     This study will take 72 Bozeman teachers through an intensive program to improve math teaching. The study is being led by researches at Montana State University, George Mason University, and Harvey Mudd College. The survey has been funded by the National Science Foundation, who offered a grant of 1.3 million dollars.     The project will study 3 public school districts—Bozeman, Fairfax County, and Pomona California. Th...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
Three homeowner associations in Big Sky, the Big Sky Owner’s Association, Spanish Peaks Homeowners’ Association and Town Center Homeowners’ Association, will be making the switch to bear resistant trash cans to help improve the number of bears accidentally straying into Big Sky. Trash tends to be the number one attractor of bears, so Republic Services have tried to fix the issue by releasing their new Kodiac Bear Resistant Trash Cans. (Don’t worry! The trash can is just named Kodiac. It is not specific only to Kodiac bears!) Republic services will go through Big Sky and replace the standard blue bins with the new, black, bear resistant bins (again don't worry! They are the color black and can defend off other species of bears as well). The associations who have made the change will see...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has started a 15 million dollar addition that will better address the needs of Bozeman residents while also preparing the next generation of doctors for the area. The hospital broke ground two weeks ago and it plans on the building being 5 stories high and 88,508 square feet. The basic shell of the building should be ready by December of 2015 and then its interior should finish within the following six months. The hospital may not have to fit the entire bill assuming MSU can approve the leasing of a portion of the building for its growing medical programs. Montana State University is awaiting approval to lease space in the new addition for its growing WWAMI doctor-training program. Currently, they are awaiting approval from the Board of Regents to make sure t...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
My Promise Your happiness is far more important than any sale.   Diversified Michelle harbors a vast amount of knowledge in real estate, inspections and finance. This diversity allows her to see a larger picture beyond the scope of real estate alone.   Insight Having   been inside countless homes, Michelle developed an insight into what buyers are drawn to and what seller can do to accommodate for those needs. Trends shifts and change over time.  The regularity of Michelle’s interaction with the market allow her to see the patterns.    Realist Authenticity, realistic expectations, and a no-nonsense approach are all refreshing traits that Michelle brings to every transaction. Real estate can get messy and convoluted but her ability to filter out the excess information from the necessary...
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By Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
  The Bozeman School District has set a new enrollment record of 6,294 students showing the continued growth of Bozeman and its attraction to parents. The record actually fell 51 students short of projected numbers but still had 108 more students than any other year.   Increasing enrollment numbers in both Bozeman elementary and middle schools have driven the overall enrollment numbers to their heights. This year, 2,946 children enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade. 1,375 students enrolled in grades six through 8. Both records are all time highs.   Bozeman now has more than 500 kindergarteners enrolled in the district. The two new elementary schools that have been built in the last few years have helped alleviate the growing numbers, but the city may now have to focus on its Midd...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
MY PLEDGE: As an Agent, I pledge to serve my clients with honesty, dedication and enthusiasm.     FOR BUYERS: Initially living in Bozeman, and ultimately purchasing a horse property in the surrounding area, J.R. has knowledge of both Bozeman and the quaint towns and communities in the Gallatin Valley.   FOR SELLERS: As a listing agent, J.R.'s homes have sold at a higher percentage of list price than the average home sales in the Gallatin Associate of Realtors area. Let J.R. market and showcase your home to potential buyers and sell your home faster!   RELOCATION KNOWLEDGE: J.R. relocated from Georgia in 2007 and is now married to a native Montanan. Let her help you make your dream come true too!   EQUESTRIAN PROPERTIES: J.R.'s soul in that of a native Montanan. She enjoys the outdoors,...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
  My enjoyment is finding the elements in a property I can use to sell it or help sell it to my clients.     CONSTRUCTION Knowledge in construction quality & design geared toward user friendly layouts. Carlton has work experience in all phases of residential construction from the footings to the ridge cap from the 30+ years of construction and cabinet-making experience.       INSIGHT   With his past experience, Carlton can identify and advertise the desirable and ingenious components of a home or shop.     EDUCATION Carlton has two degrees from MSU in Reclamation & Restoration and Residential Building Performance.         VETERAN Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation.         TEAM INVOLVEMENT   Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net offers a transaction manager, marketing specialist, and t...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
  The real estate market is highly influenced by: economic conditions, mortgage conditions, job market conditions, and inventory selection.   Economic Conditions: Great news! The economic vibrancy of the U.S. has been continually growing over the last few months. As the U.S. thrives, there is global unsteadiness. If the global market continues to remain in a weak and vulnerable state, the U.S. economy will similarly weaken with its exports creating negative ripples in the market. (SOURCE)   Mortgage Conditions: With the healing market comes a return of mortgage rates to their averages. This means an end to the historically low mortgage rates we have seen these last five years. We expect rates to continually rise over the months to come.   Job Market/Income: Unfortunately, the economy h...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Let me be the bridge in your real estate experience.    MULTIFACEDTED KNOWLEDGE Real estate is all about knowing a snapshot in time as it applies to the longer reaching trends of the local housing market. Cheri has been in the real estate industry for 18 years. She knows the difference between flash-in-the-pan market shifts versus a strong, long-term investment plan. DEDICATION Real estate is not an industry of instant gratification. In fact, it normally takes months, if not years, for a client to find what they are seeking. On your side through that time, you need a broker who is dedicated, loyal and concerned with your and your best interests. Cheri is just that. REFERENCES Upon request, Cheri can provide you will a list of both buying and selling reference from her raving list of pas...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
I’ll help you make the right move!   MARKET KNOWLEDGE Real estate is all about knowing a snapshot in time as it applies to the longer reaching trends of the local housing market. This knowledge comes directly from an agent’s engagement with the market (closings). In the Gallatin Valley last year, the average agent closed on ~2.7 homes. Jessica has closed on 14 home so far this year!        ENTHUSIASM Buying or selling a home is a daunting task. Jessica not only is there to help you find your ideal outcome, she will be there will a gusto.       REFERENCES Upon request, Jessica can provide you will a list of both buying and selling reference from her raving list of past clients. Every transaction brings with it a little something different but when you have a happy client, nothing speaks ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
The first week of fall brings with it the tiding of change. Each morning, Bozemanites are reminded that it is time to start changing over the tires, wintering the pipes and gathering the fire wood. The change means something unique to us here at Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net. In an effort on continually improve and adapt to the world of branding and marketing, we adopted a new business promise.   Our prior team promise was 'Team Service Above Expectation.' The team-centric focus of our office certainly makes that statement true no matter was clients’ expectations are. Our model allows for not one, but three people to be there working for you at all times to there can be constant communication, availability and an extraordinary level of thoroughness to your transaction. But do you get ...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Tomorrow, crews will be breaking ground on the Four Points Subdivision and the Sundance Apartments @ Baxter Meadows. Although the building plans are still in the review phase, the great need for more homes in Bozeman is driving the projects along. Four Points Subdivision will bring with it many multi-family units and the Sundance Apartments @ Baxter Meadows will add 195 units to the market.   READ MORE ABOUT Four Points Subdivision READ MORE ABOUT Sundance Apartments @ Baxter Meadows     "Homes are moving, they're moving in less than that 100 day period that you have to have for workforce and the development that's happening," Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce President Daryl Schliem said. "They're predicting over the next 20 years, Bozeman will grow to a population of 60,000 people, yo...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Bozeman is about history.   Bozeman is also about new life.     Both aspects are being revealed in Bozeman's Willson School. The large, historic building is being re-purposed to help solve an ongoing Bozeman dilemma, a lack of housing. The school has already started its metamorphosis into 18 loft-style and traditional condo spaces. READ MORE   Bozeman's housing problems have been a regular, nagging issue if you live here. It is getting out of hand. In 2012, a study was conducted with the purpose of assessing the housing needs of Bozeman. The study looked at Bozeman specific economic trends and past patterns to see what was needed to meet Bozeman’s needs in the future. Some of the largest take-aways from the study include but are not limited to: Bozeman experienced exceptionally rapid gr...
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By Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties, Bozeman Luxury Real Estate
(PureWest | Christie's International Real Estate)
We’ve all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” In many instances, this is an understatement, and in others, incorrect. Pictures can be deceptive or simply lacking. They can emphasis a minor point and ignore major factors taking place. They are capable of creating the wrong narrative, so that, yes, you have your thousand words, but they are inaccurate. On any given day, Mike Schlauch, Sally Uhlmann, and Jenny Burrows of Platinum Properties are actively discussing various properties for sale in the Gallatin Valley with both sellers and buyers. We have professionally photographed each of our property listings, always attempting to capture the uniqueness and special qualities of the property, as well as to highlight its location in Montana. The vaster the land, the more...
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By Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion.
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
Full disclosure, I am writing this from the inside perspective from a local and highly successful real estate office.   What do national brokerages uniquely offer? Initial online branding which makes it easy to find their national website. Standard systems, processes and templates for emails, fliers, and postcards. What do independent brokerages uniquely offer? Adaptability. Unique SEO (search engine optimization) opportunities to get their local website on top of the national brands. The internet is the great equalizer. Local business with local brand recognition. GO LOCAL! Highly customized marketing solutions for each and every listing. Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net Specifics: (As I cannot speak on what other independent firms offer.) An in house professional photographer and graph...
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