At a recent National Association of REALTORS® conference that I attended, there was good discussion about the tracking of home ownership rates. Though still near a 50 year low, there was a small upsurge in the last quarter of 2016. Many anticipate that the number would continue to increase if only inventory levels could as […]
Bozeman’s Main Street serves as the heart of Gallatin Valley. Known for its vitality, charm, and vintage curb appeal, our locals take pride in what stands as a consistent resource to fulfill their retail, dining, and recreational needs. Chris Naumann, Executive Director of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, recently summarized the strategic, ongoing plan for the […]
I recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Convention. The conference features the best of the real estate industry in terms of speakers, committee meetings, and a trade show expo for attendees from around the country to both learn and share. One of my favorite highlights is the […]
It is difficult to believe that we are marching into another new year. 2015 was a very fast-paced real estate year for all of the local markets, with continued shortages of affordable inventory and very high buyer demand. This summary compares 2015 to 2014 sales and inventory information using the Southwest Montana Multiple Listing Service (SWMLS) reported data as the source.
We all know that real estate is most certainly local, but having an overview of national trends is important to overall market knowledge. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released their 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers which provides the most up-to-date statistics. Although each real estate transaction is completely unique, trends can be useful to gauge market health.
Robyn Erlenbush was recently interviewed by Patrick Lilly of Real Estate Rocks Podcast.
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The fun part of real estate? Looking at homes and finding the right combination of bedrooms and bathrooms and layout and yard space. The not-so-fun part of real estate? The piles and piles of paperwork that accompanies a purchase. Keep in mind, though, that each piece of paper that must be read and reviewed, then initialed or signed, has a specific purpose. Even for those who have purchased real estate numerous times in the past, changes that have just taken effect will both clarify the loan process and slow it down as well.
Though many people didn’t know it even occurred, a very significant occasion just happened in July by the name of Montana Open Land Month. Festivals, walks, bike tours, films, workdays, and more sprinkled the event calendar throughout our state as people celebrated the beauty we call Montana.
They’re back! Bozeman’s average age declines and pulse increases at the end of August each year. Montana State University was established in 1893 and has been one of the reasons that our town is such a thriving, exciting community. “College towns” by their own right have a certain amount of allure, and Bozeman capitalizes on MSU’s presence in many ways.
Another beautiful summer day and another “Top” nod for southwest Montana! The Matador Network, an independent travel publisher, put together their faves based on cool towns, close to water, away from crowds and has a hot festival. Of course, Gallatin County made the cut! (It’s worth a shout out to Park and Madison counties as well.) Here’s what they had to say about our home town:
Oh, the sounds of spring! Birds chirping, lawnmowers whirling, the pounding of hammers and buzzing of saws, and thankfully this spring the increased resonances associated with building new homes. New construction not only provides great housing choices for home buyers to view, but it circulates a tremendous amount of money throughout Gallatin Valley.
ERA Landmark Real Estate Broker/Owner Robyn Erlenbush, Broker Ray Atteberry and Sales Associate Tyler Garrison attended the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Legislative Meetings held in Washington DC May 11-16. This annual event is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy, and the association.
In Bozeman, Montana, life is good. While we all find time to play in the best backyard ever, we actually work too! Check out what Men’s Journal had to say about Bozeman in the April 2015 article "The Ten Best Places to Live Now":
We have watched real estate sales rebound strongly over the past three years. By the end of 2013, the number of sales exceeded the peak year of 2005. The numbers in 2014 were even more robust. This summary compares 2014 to 2013 sales information using the Southwest Montana Multiple Listing Service (SWMLS) as the source.