City of Bozeman vs Gallatin County – Westside Bozeman Transportation Plan

Just who should contribute to the City of Bozeman’s new transportation plan? Developers along the stretches considered have had to cough up funds to improve roadways as part of getting their building permits – but the county isn’t budging. City plans westside road ‘mega-build,’ but county doesn’t want to help pay by Eric Dietrich, Bozeman.. read more →

City mulls ways to boost economic activity –  belgrade-news.com

The City of Belgrade is ripe for a push towards pride in the community and overall economic health. Is a TIF the right move – only time will tell. There could be more emphasis on trails and sidewalks throughout the area – perhaps this could be a good way to get that moving. The Belgrade.. read more →

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center – Bridger Canyon News

PRESS RELEASE BOZEMAN, Mont. (March 3) — Local non-profit Bridger Biathlon Club (BBC), in partnership with another community non- profit, the Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (CMSC), today exercised an option to purchase the 270-acre Bohart Ranch Cross-Country Ski Center property in Bridger Canyon. BBC and CMSC aim to carry on the Nordic ski legacy established.. read more →

Lawmakers consider local-option sales tax – NBC Montana

A sales tax would allow for a little less pressure on property taxes and allow for more in the coffers to deal with infrastructure. I am curious as it is a non-essential goods sales tax. What are your thoughts? BOZEMAN, Mont. – Lobbyists in Helena are pushing a local-option sales tax, and it could mean.. read more →

Bozeman commissioners may extend temporary vacation rental limits

The commissioners will most likely extend the temporary ban on conditional use permits allowing for vacation rentals in R-1, and R-2 zoning areas while they continue to study the public input and impact of short term rentals in Bozeman. What are your thoughts on this issue? Did you fill out the online survey or attend.. read more →

Demand for US Houses Soars: Mansion Global

Demand in our area of southwestern Montana remains strong as we make our way into the 2nd month of the year.  Inventory is tight.  News from 40,000 feet over the nation in this article – in truth there is no US real estate market.  But good to see overall statistics and compare to what we.. read more →

2016 Year Over Year SW Montana Real Estate Market Comparison and Recap

‘Tis that time again – the final numbers are in for the 2016 real estate market in southwestern Montana and overall it is again a picture of growth. Let’s have a closer look at where the market sits in comparison to previous years. Key Metrics – Year over Year 2014, 2015, 2016 Southwest Montana Real.. read more →

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 →

FHA Premium Cut Officially Reversed; Mortgagee Letter Already Out

Well, that was short lived…even buyers that were quoted their loans with the premium cut will have to pay full price. FHA Premium Cut Officially Reversed; Mortgagee Letter Already Out Jan 20 2017, 2:45PM As was being widely rumored yesterday, the newly installed Trump Administration has indefinitely suspended a scheduled reduction in the annual premium.. 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 →