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Bozeman Area 2017 February Calendar of Events

February 2, 2017

9am Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market @ Emerson Center 6:30pm Heart Art Auction @ The Commons Super Bowl LI 6:30pm EST, televised nationally on FOX 6pm GVLT Trail Mix Annual Meeting @ Masonic Temple 5pm FREE Friday Nights @ The Children’s Museum of Bozeman 7:30pm A Little Night Music @ MSU…

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creative organization

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Turn Wasted Space Into Storage

January 30, 2017

Spring is right around the corner! Now is the perfect time to complete those indoor projects you have been knocking around in your brain. Many of us are already working on home organization since it’s a popular New Year resolution. The largest obstacle to getting your house organized is simply space. We’ve all heard the…

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saving money

Montana Down Payment Gift Program

January 20, 2017

One of the biggest obstacles home buyer’s face is coming up with a down payment. Saving money is tough. According to CreditDonkey, nearly half of Americans don’t have enough cash in savings to cover an unexpected expense of $500 or less. Just 17% carry the suggested three month emergency fund in savings, and we won’t…

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Drop in FHA Mortgage Insurance to Benefit Home Buyers

January 9, 2017

What is an FHA Mortgage Loan? Before we get to the great news about FHA MIP, let’s cover what an FHA loan is. An FHA loan is a mortgage loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Frequently, an FHA loan is a great alternative for individuals who may not qualify for a conventional mortgage…

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Bozeman Area 2017 January Calendar of Events

January 2, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 6pm  Fly Tying Classes @ River’s Edge Fly Shop  (Wed’s in Jan) 12pm Walk For The Health Of It @ Base of Peets Hill 9:00am  Bozeman Winter Farmers’ Market @ Emerson Center 10am  Galloping Dog Agility & Flyball Club – Fun Match @ Gallatin Fairgrounds 5pm  Pints w/Purpose…

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home warranties

Do I Need a Home Warranty?

December 30, 2016

We know what you’re thinking.  ‘Home Warranty?  What a racket!’ There are, indeed, thousands of consumer complaints filed against home warranty providers each year.  However, the concept of a home warranty as a whole, is a great one!  It’s not necessary for every homeowner, but for those who don’t have the ability, means, nor time…

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Jessica’s Top 4 “Must-Do’s” This Season

December 16, 2016

Jessica DeJarlais is our office Mom who happens to be a dang good realtor as well. 1. Cut down your own Christmas Tree.  “We cut down our own tree in the Bridgers.  That’s not something everyone in the country can do!” The Bridger Mountain Range is part of Gallatin National Forest which means you can…

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Bozeman Area December 2016 Calendar of Events

December 1, 2016

BOZEMAN AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS Brought to you by Bozeman Montana Real 12pm  Walk for The Health Of It @ Base of Peets Hill (Wed’s in Dec) 2-22  A Christmas Carol @ The Ellen Theatre 2-3  MBC, The Nutcracker @ Willson Auditorium 10am  Holiday Open House Extravaganza @ Antique Market…

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The Hardest Day & An Attitude of Gratitude

November 23, 2016

This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, I share with you a very personal blog post written by my Marketing Design Specialist (who also happens to be my sister).  I don’t normally post about things so personal, but it seems appropriate this week. Thanksgiving is upon us.  Thanksgiving was meant to be a national holiday in which…

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bozeman condos for sale

Looking for Unique?

November 17, 2016

  626 E. Cottonwood Street, #1, Bozeman, MT 59715 MLS 217398  $850,000 You’ve just found it.  This one-of-a-kind loft is located in the up and coming Mill District.  Three captivating floors of custom details, coupled with breath-taking views of the Bridger Range from the kitchen, master bedroom, game room, and roof-top deck are what put…

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Bozeman Area November 2016 Calendar of Events

November 1, 2016

BOZEMAN AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS Brought to you by Bozeman Montana Real 9am  Children’s Festival of the Book @ Bozeman Public Library 9am  Bozeman Winter Farmer’s Market @ The Emerson Center 5th-6th Bridger Ski Foundation Consignment Sale @ Gallatin County Fairgrounds ELECTION DAY – Don’t forget to VOTE! Click HERE to…

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montana code of the new west

“Don’t expect the same urban efficiency with regards to mail, newspaper and other delivery services.”

October 28, 2016

Recently, the great county of Gallatin has re-circulated a fantastic document entitled ‘Code Of The New West’.  This document was originally written in 2002, when the population in Bozeman was only about 30,000, the average cost of building a single-family home was a mere $127,000, and the local crime rate was higher than national average.  (source)…

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rent or buy a home

Did You Rent Before Buying Your First Home?

October 19, 2016

For a lot of people, renting an apartment or house before buying their first home serves as a type of practice run. In fact, before 2003, about 80 percent of first-time home buyers rented prior to becoming homeowners. Typically younger, first-time buyers can get a taste of autonomy and responsibility as a renter before taking…

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home mortgage

Misconceptions About Down Payments

October 6, 2016

New research shows many potential home buyers have misconceptions about how much they need to have saved for a down payment. The most often cited amount is 20 percent of the selling price of the home. But, depending on the type of loan, it could be much less and large numbers of eligible buyers don’t…

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Bozeman Area October 2016 Calendar of Events

September 30, 2016

OCTOBER 2016 BOZEMAN AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS Brought to you by Bozeman Montana Real 9am  6th Annual Opera Run @ Lindley Park Pavilion Oct 7-10 Bridger Raptor Fest @ Bridger Bowl 9am  Bozeman Winter Farmers Market @ Emerson Center 5pm  MSU Football vs. Northern Arizona @ Bobcat Stadium 5-8pm  FREE…

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architectural styles

What’s The Most Affordable Architectural Home Style?

September 22, 2016

No matter where you live, there are likely a number of different architectural styles represented in your area. You may live in a neighborhood of bungalows down the street from a row of old Victorians. Or maybe your neighborhood was built more recently and is dominated by Colonials and Mediterranean-style homes.  Here in the Bozeman…

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first time home buyers

Surge in Home Sales to Younger Americans?

September 12, 2016

Because they are vital to the health of the housing market, first-time home buyers are a closely watched group. In recent years, they have been less active but there is new research indicating that the number of first timers is spiking. So what can new home buyers expect their first time through the home buying…

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Bozeman Area September 2016 Calendar of Events

August 31, 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 BOZEMAN AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS Brought to you by Bozeman Montana Real 3pm  Campus Farm Stand @ MSU 9am  Gallatin Valley Farmer’s Market @ Haynes Pavilion HAPPY LABOR DAY   5-8pm  Bogert Farmer’s Market @ Bogert Park 6pm  Art Walk @ Downtown Bozeman 9am  Gallatin Valley Farmer’s Market…

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A Few of Our Favorite Places

August 26, 2016

Bozeman is a beautiful place full of culture, arts, recreation, and people who LOVE our great state of Montana.  It’s location is perfect for anyone who enjoys vast mountain views, hiking, skiing, wildlife, white water rafting, hunting, fishing…. you probably get the point.  It is just 50 miles north of Big Sky, 90 miles north…

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homeowners insurance

What You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance

August 16, 2016

It’s not the most exciting topic, but its one which certainly warrants some consideration.  I’m talking about homeowners insurance.  It seems straight forward – just call your current insurance agent and add homeowners to your other current policies right? Considering that your home will most likely be the largest purchase you make in your lifetime,…

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