The associates of ERA Landmark have been giving back to the community during our Season of Giving for 32 years. But like all things 2020, this year has been a little different. The need is greater, our hearts are bigger, and even the smallest gift seems to mean a bit more.
As dedicated Big Sky agents with decades of experience, we have seen quiet times and crazy periods. We have not always had solid numbers to compare inventory levels, absorption rates and days on the market. 2006 saw more companies participating in the Southwest Montana MLS and more consistent sales data. Based on this information, we can better analyze the current market.
There's nothing like spending the holidays in the infamous Big Sky, Montana! Traveling with your own ski gear is never easy, which is why we have ranked the top 3 best places to rent ski gear in Big Sky.
As the new year takes off, residential inventory levels in Big Sky tighten for the first time in years. The supply of homes in Big Sky decreased 15% December 2009 as compared to December 2008. The number of Big Sky condominiums on the market declined by 5% for the same time period. ERA-Big Sky agents indicate that this effect is the positive result of properties selling.
Their results come from a comparison of two data sets of happiness levels in each state, one that relied on participants' self-reported well-being and the other an objective measure that took into account a state's weather, home prices and other factors that are known reasons to frown (or smile).
Big Sky, Montana was named one of the best small towns in the US to buy a vacation home according to Travel + Leisure!
It’s true that Montana has always been a beautiful destination location to visit! Three of our office towns have been ranked as the top twelve most charming towns in Montana. Read more about it!
Continuing the ERA Landmark Christmas Fund tradition, we gave over $4000 to charitable organizations in Bozeman and Big Sky this year. Recipients of this year's funding include Thrive, Ophir school, Bozeman Optimist Coat Project and Family Promise. The ERA Landmark Christmas Fund was established in 1984 when we originally cut Montana Christmas trees and sold them at our office parking lot. We also collected new and used toys to distribute.
After waiting with bated breath for what seemed like a considerable amount of time, the Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension/ Expansion was recently passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. So what does that mean to our local market and the economy overall? Ideally, the plan will transform the dream of homeownership into reality for many more credit-worthy homebuyers and will increase consumer confidence nationwide.