Belgrade News: City moves closer to solving fire quandary

As the City of Belgrade grows, it faces challenges.  One is a state law that requires the city to have it’s own fire department once it hits 10,000 residents. The city is moving to change the law and continue Central Valley Fire operations.  If the city is forced to form it’s own department, taxes will.. read more →

Technology is tweaking the economics of mountain town living.

This is a fantastic article that explains why our area is slated for continued growth and at least in part why we are experiencing the accelerated sales pricing, competitive rental market and pressure on housing that we’ve been experiencing in the Bozeman, Big Sky and greater Bozeman area. An Economic Crossroads – Technology has broken.. read more →

Gallatin County economy ranked by Policom strongest of its size in U.S. – BDC

Last year, Gallatin County was ranked 7th. This is a huge jump – soon we may no longer qualify as a Micropolitan market. Gallatin County economy ranked strongest of its size in U.S. By Lewis Kendall Chronicle Staff Writer Jan 12, 2018 Gallatin County’s economy, widely discussed across the state, received some national attention this.. read more →

9 of the world’s best private ski resorts

Not surprisingly, The Yellowstone Club made the top of this list. Private stash: The world’s best exclusive ski resorts Rob Hodgetts, CNN • Updated 15th December 2017 (CNN) — Imagine a ski destination with no lift lines where you can plunder pristine powder all day long. You could splash out on remote heli-ski adventure, but.. read more →

Council approves infrastructure project to aid growth

This is a huge leap for City of Belgrade growth – as lots become sparse in Bozeman, look to Belgrade to pick up some of the development slack. Council approves infrastructure project to aid growth by Freddy Monares, 1/4/18. Belgrade News Belgrade City Council members told city staff to “go for it,” regarding the city.. read more →

Belgrade cheers changes to liquor license laws

This is a huge step for the service sector in Belgrade – hoping to see some new inspired restaurants and bars enter the scene as a result of this change. Belgrade cheers changes to liquor license laws by Freddy Monares, staff writer Dec 21, 2017 Belgrade News A bill that passed during the special legislative.. read more →

Big Sky substation location, cost still pending

It’s refreshing to see NWE consider the GIS proposal – hoping that they decide in favor of that technology wherever they put the station. Big Sky substation location, cost still pending By Amanda Eggert EBS Senior Editor BIG SKY – Northwestern Energy, the publicly regulated utility company that supplies power to Big Sky, says two.. read more →

Happy Holidays, the economy is booming

I think what Brad Inman has to say here is pretty on par with my sentiments about the economy in general – especially in the greater Bozeman and Big Sky markets of Montana. Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming A special seasonal edition of The Inman Files by.. read more →

Selling Your Home During the Winter – Dave Ramsey

This column appeared in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle this weekend – sage advice for the winter months. I just had a home go pending with a backup after 1 day on the market at the start of December! Selling Your Home During the Winter – Dave Ramsey Thinking of selling your home sometime next year?.. read more →

FHFA Announces Conforming Loan Limits for 2018 – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $453,100

This announcement will be a boon to homebuyers looking to stay out of Jumbo loan territory. FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2018 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $453,100 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/28/2017 Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits.. read more →