Quarter 4 2016 SW Montana Real Estate Market Recap

As we near the heart of winter, let’s take a look back at the key real estate market metrics and statistics for the Bozeman, Belgrade, Big Sky and surrounding market for Quarter 4 2016. Key Metrics – Year over Year Comparison Quarter 4 2016 Southwest Montana Real Estate The Quarter 4 2016 real estate market.. read more →

Community Forum on Affordable Housing – Jan 24, 2017  Big Sky Chamber of Commerce

The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce will host an evening of discussion on Tuesday, January 24th at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center about the formation of a Tourism Master Plan for Big Sky and affordable housing in the Big Sky area.  Community input is welcomed. For Immediate Release: Big Sky Chamber of Commerce to.. read more →

Comment on Short Term Rentals – Bozeman

The City of Bozeman has just created a survey for public comment on short term rentals aka vacation rentals or VRBO/AirBnB rentals within city limits.  An ongoing hotbutton topic, there will be three live public comment sessions in addition to the survey.   Take the Survey HERE>> SHORT TERM RENTALS PROJECT WHY ARE WE CONSIDERING THIS.. read more →

A Ski Resort Grows Under an Expansive Montana Sky – NYTimes.com

Big Sky is booming – while numbers in the residential real estate market were slipping a bit in 2016, the resort and town are doubling down on the tourism card to bring this resort market into the next realm…great article by the New York Times about how we’re expanding…. January 10, 2017 BIG SKY, Mont… read more →

Google Time Lapse – Development in SW Montana since 1984

A fun distraction – Google timelapse has enabled curious web surfers the ability to see the growth worldwide that has taken place since 1984.  Looking at our specific area, it’s interesting to see when the booms were in construction.  And how Bozeman and Belgrade appear to be growing together. Scroll around or zoom out to.. read more →

City of Bozeman: Business Zoning Check – Bozeman Magazine

It will be interesting to see how seamless this program actually is – it seems that it is only focusing on business opportunities – the zoning code in Bozeman can be cumbersome and convoluted.  Anything that can help sort through it is a plus. City of Bozeman: Zoning Check Bozeman Magazine – Friday Nov. 25th,.. read more →

Growth the answer to Bozeman’s low wages, consultant says | BDC

Will the Google or Amazon rumors help make this come true?  We shall see… Growth the answer to Bozeman’s low wages, consultant says By Eric Dietrich Chronicle Staff Writer Nov 16, 2016 If Bozeman wants to boost wages for its workforce, its best hope is encouraging economic growth so local industries have to compete for.. read more →

Forecasts predict strengthening Montana economy, revenues

Currently, forecasts point towards a strengthening of Montana’s economy. This is being used as a basis for a new tax plan for Montana. It will be interesting to see how things pan out as our Legislative session convenes in February. Forecasts predict strengthening Montana economy, revenues By MATT VOLZ Associated Press Nov 16, 2016 HELENA,.. read more →

Law and Justice Center bond fails in Gallatin County – KWYB

It was refreshing to see a combined effort between the City of Bozeman and Gallatin County to come up with a plan for a new Law and Justice Center.  But the price tag proved to be too much for over half of the voters in our area.  It will be interesting to see what the.. read more →

City adopts master plan for $12M Story Mill park | City | bozemandailychronicle.com

This is a great cooperation between private and public sectors to bring a beautiful new park opportunity online in our community. The affordable housing idea is also quite interesting – it will be good to see the plan on this once available.  City adopts master plan for $12M Story Mill park by Eric Deitrich November.. read more →