In March I attended the 2018 RPAC President’s Circle Conference. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, was a keynote speaker and once again summarized the national real estate market by the numbers. Existing home sales ended 2017 at an eleven-year high of approximately 5.5 million units sold, yet still noticeably below […]
Check out these weekend events taking place in Southwest Montana from Friday, July 14th – Sunday, July 16th: ARTS Once Upon a Mattress-The Ellen Theatre-Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sun at 3:00 pm. Hear ye, hear ye, lords and ladies, nobles and serfs, Montana TheatreWorks announces the very first summer musical at ye olde Ellen Theatre […]
Looking over data for the past 10 years, the number of single family homes sold within the Bozeman city limits started at 334 units in 2007, it a low of 291 units in 2009, and peaked at a high of 584 homes last year. The average prices followed a similar curve beginning at $337,400 and […]
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 […]
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.
Listen as Robyn and Patrick discuss the next wave of luxury and resort buyers. This knowledgable review includes buyer demographics, desirable second home locations, and trendy markets fueled in part by the progressive music industry.
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The road to home ownership is exciting and full of decisions. Viewing available houses to find the one that best meets a buyer’s personal tastes, needs, and budget can be time consuming and sometimes results in not finding a home that is “just right.” For people with a bit more inspiration and the luxury of time, the option to buy a vacant building lot or acreage on which to build a brand new home might be a viable alternative.
Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark Real Estate is pleased to announce that 49 associates from Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston and Ennis have completed the ERA Distinctive Properties certification, a luxury real estate program created by ERA Real Estate.
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":
Denise Andres, Sales Associate at ERA Landmark Real Estate, was a featured speaker at the Inman Real Estate Connect conference in New York City, on January 29th. Andres spoke to conference attendees interested in international and luxury real estate markets. Her session on building a luxury business focused on leveraging the lifestyle amenities of southwest Montana and Andres’ the utilization of photography, staging and market statistics when positioning properties for the marketplace.
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.
by Robyn Erlenbush, Published in Distinctly Monana, Winter 2015
Our very own Jon Ellen Snyder, Broker at ERA Landmark Western Land in Livingston, was recently quoted in an article by MarketWatch.com about tech gadgets for the home. As reported in the article:
A big reason smart home technology is becoming more mainstream: “They’re making things so user friendly, so it’s easy for people to adopt the technology,” said Jon Ellen Snyder, a Montana real-estate broker with ERA Landmark in the Bozeman/Livingston area. It is also becoming more affordable, which helps in bringing it to the masses, she said.
Broker/Owner Robyn Erlenbush and Broker Ray Atteberry of ERA Landmark Real Estate recently attended the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Annual Convention held in New Orleans, November 7-10.
Erlenbush attended the conference as a speaker and instructed a class titled “The New Wave of Luxury and Resort Buyer.” She also spoke to the Women’s Council and attended meetings for the NAR Risk Management as a National committee member.
As pubished in Distinctly Montana, Summer 2014
MovieMaker, dedicated to the art and business of making movies, is calling Bozeman, Montana “nature’s playground for moviemaking” and has added our beautiful home to the 2014 edition of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker.
An excerpt from the article:
Bozeman received another national nod, this time from Sunset Magazine. Not only did they list Bozeman amongst the “24 Best Places to Live and Work 2014”, but they named our beautiful town the “Best Place to Reboot Your Life.”
Excerpt from Sunset Magazine:
I was reading an article earlier this month on Realtor.org entitled “Nearly Half of States Within Reach of Peak Home Prices.” It summarized that through October 2013, twenty-three states are now close to reaching the peak sales prices that were witnessed in 2006. Furthermore, sixteen of those twenty-three states have actually come within 5 percent of the 2006 numbers. Montana is included in that category. In regards to the levels of home appreciation causing this trend, the five states leading the way are Nevada, California, Georgia, Michigan and Ar
Forget about opinions. Forget about Facebook likes and voting contests. FindTheBest.com, which encourages readers to “think like an expert,” looked at quantifiable statistics of 17 of the top ski resorts in America and assigned a point system to determine a winner. The five attributes were skiable acres, vertical feet, average snowfall, longest run and number of trails. Do the math and who’s the winner? Big Sky Resort is THE BEST.