DEPENDING ON THE POINT OF VIEW, the baby boomers are the generation that will break the bank or the one that will save it. In Montana, home to the eighth oldest per capita population in the nation, the only things that can be said for sure are that the baby boomers are already making their impact felt — and that businesses are already positioning themselves to serve them.
Archives for February 2010
Sally Hickey of ERA Landmark Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification.
Montana is tied with Utah as the second happiest state, according to a new survey.
Hawaii moved into first place in the second year of the survey. More than 350,000 American adults took part in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index in 2009.
Utah used to be in first place, but was surpassed this year by Hawaii.
Nine of the top 10 are in the Midwest and West. Southern states ranked overall in the lowest spots.
The top 10 states and their average well-being scores (out of a possible 100 points):
Each year, we eagerly await the final December home closings to be entered and tallied. Once again, it’s time to take our annual market at a glance overview of some key statistics from the real estate happenings of 2009. The data presented in this article is from the Southwest Montana Multiple Listing Service (SWMLS). As important as it is to focus on the complete story, it is also refreshing to spotlight the good news and segments of the market that are leading the recovery in Bozeman. Two principal indicators are favorable: decreasing inventories and in