The prospect of building or occupying a brand new home is always a very exciting and occasionally stressful time for the potential owners. There is the anticipation of choosing a floor plan, picking out colors and finishes, and knowing you are the first one to reside in the home. Aside from the personal joy, along with a few expected tense moments, the process of new construction plays an integral part in a local economy.The economic benefits are much broader than is first expected.
Archives for May 2012
ERA Landmark Western Land would like to congratulate Park High School senior Jacob Perry. Jacob was recently awarded the office’s 2012 scholarship to be used during the 2012/2013 academic year. Jacob was awarded the 2012 scholarship from the Livingston office by associate Julie Kennedy (pictured left). Good luck next fall at Montana State University, Jacob!
Businessweek.com recently released their 6th annual ranking of the pest places to raise kids. A top location was selected for each state and the best place in Montana is Bozeman!
Scott Molzahn GRI, Broker with ERA Landmark Real Estate recently attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C., May 14-18, representing the Gallatin Association of Realtors as 2012 President. This convention is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association. Molzahn was among the state delegates that met personally with Senators Max Baucus and Jon Testor, and Representative Dennis Rehberg to discuss issues affecting the housing market.
ERA Landmark is pleased to announce that photography by Jim Harris will be on display at ERA’s Downtown office to kick off the summer Art Walk season. The Art Walk will be Friday, June 8th, 6 to 8 pm. Jim is Montana’s premier professional aerial and architectural photographer.
With all the economic and real estate turmoil of the last few years, some home owners and some possible first-time home buyers are wondering why they should own a home. They look at all the responsibility of upkeep, see their friends and acquaintances lose their homes, and watch the falling market nipping at their heels for the last few years.Some renters are thinking that it’s much safer to just keep renting, rather than buying their first home.
Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark Big Sky is pleased to announce that Broker Katie Haley Grimm has earned the Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Grimm received this designation while attending the NAR Resort and Second Home Symposium at Kiawah Island, South Carolina in March.
Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark Real Estate, is pleased to announce that several sales associates have achieved national recognition from global real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems, Inc. for attaining Beyond Excellence status for 2011 production.