Real Estate Blog

As a homeowner, what home projects are worth your time, money, and energy to do this winter? 

We often see the end result of a homeowner spending substantial savings in areas of a home that did NOT improve their home's value for what they hoped it would yield. Check out our Do's and Don'ts list below! 

DO's

 

  • Repainting 
    Choose neutrals, grays, shades of whites, blues. (See below for colors to stay away from.)

  • Door Color 
    Black doors have proven to increase offer/sold prices of homes



  • Hire a Contractor
    Hire a professional contractor or handyman that you know first hand will do excellent work. Be up front and ask how long the project should take them and if it's possible to receive an estimate/bid for their work.  

  • Kitchen Remodel
    Do
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310 N 5TH STREET, MANHATTAN ~ Recently built in 2017 with modern finishes throughout

Listing Agent: Marisa Owen
LIST PRICE: $375,000
MLS # 341009
3 bed, 2 bath, 2,100+ sf with a detached 2 car garage on a 7,000 SF lot!

  • LOCATION!!! Property is less than a half block from the Manhattan School! 
  • All bedrooms are on the main level and vaulted ceilings nearly in all rooms
  • 2nd story loft space perfect for an office, media room, playroom, guest room, etc. Loft includes a closet and covered balcony. 
  • Huge main level master suite, dual vanities, shower, tile surround tub, walk-in closet
  • Laminate floors, Concrete countertops throughout, soft close cabinetry, vaulted ceilings
  • S/S appliances
  • 2 car detached garage / alley loading 
  • Sod,
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 What you don't know about Bozeman ...

Our city is small in nature but what makes our microeconomy tick and how is it fueled? There is no doubt Bozeman specifically is growing like crazy year after year. How does the growth affect our day to day, the real estate market, and the overall trajectory of where we are headed? 

I wanted to share these pretty in depth economic reports that have been recently published by Prospera Business Network and The City of Bozeman. Both of these reports cover topics from demographics, real estate, job market, healthcare, education, agriculture, transportation, and so much more. I hope you take time to go through the wealth of information not only about our city but also on our county and state. 

Click the two

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I want to touch on investing in Bozeman. Real Estate inventory for 2019 has continued to be lower than expected and prices have increased as you are probably well aware of. However, this results in more renters staying put where they are as buying their first home could be unachievable or more difficult.  While this is an unfortunate outcome of higher priced homes, let's dive into the how's and why's investing in Bozeman. I've created some questions to structure the conversation. 

WHY INVEST IN BOZEMAN

1. Investing in the market is like investing in the stock market but can have greater returns in the long haul. 
2. If your cash is sitting in a checking account, it's collecting an insanely low interest rate per year. 
3. There are more renters in

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3429 Parkway Avenue, Bozeman

PRICE REDUCED! New Price: $599,500
MLS # 335458 

Take a look at this incredible Southside Bozeman home for sale located in the Meadow Creek Subdivision! 

Prime Southside neighborhood near MSU! Located on a large lot backing to designated wetlands and direct access to the South 19th walking trail. Start every morning with a peaceful trail walk and finish every evening soaking in the sunset from the covered back porch. 

Once you walk through the front door, you are instantly comforted by the warm earth tones, the impeccable REAL hardwood flooring and Montana inspired finishes. The living room features a natural gas fireplace and two stories of windows allowing natural daylight to pour in and warm your soul. With an open

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Are you looking for a turn-key, single family home with all of the amenities? 

85 Teita Way, Bozeman
MLS # 337731

  • 4 bed, 2 bath, 1,975 SF, 2 car garage 
  • A layout with easy main level living (1,723 SF) - Main level includes the master suite, 2 bedrooms, full bath, and laundry room. 
  • The 4th bedroom upstairs (has a closet and entry door) can easily be used for a large bonus room or great office space! 
  • Property is fully fenced with a covered back deck, underground sprinklers, and has beautiful warm Acacia engineered floors. 
  • Property has Air Conditioning! 
  • Located only a block from the neighborhood park
  • Falcon Hollow subdivision is adjacent to Woodland Park subdivision (on the West side of Bozeman) 
  • Directions: W on Huffine,
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When buying a home, a lender will run your credit score to start the process of getting pre-qualified. What you should KNOW is that your credit score will dictate how much of a loan the lender will give you.

While this might sound scary to you, it is going to give you piece of mind should they find anything you may need to correct or perhaps even something you were unaware of. We HIGHLY recommend getting pre-qualified as many sellers will not even entertain an offer unless your financing is in order. 

If you have a credit score in the 600s, a lender will have a much different value of how much home you can afford vs. if you have a credit score in the 800s. 

1. Payment History
35% depends on bills paid on time. Note: Auto-pay is a total game

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B O Z E M A N   -   M O N T A N A

I've put together a little Bozeman City Guide of all my favorite places. 

Our city of Bozeman, Montana has an adorable downtown vibe with tons of shops, eateries, bars, and storefronts to check out. Bozeman flocks thousands of tourists every year and for good reason. Bozeman residents are friendly and embrace all of what Bozeman stands for.



Beautiful artwork / sketch by Cast + Company. 

E A T

Growing up in the Bay Area, I was spoiled by the plethora of great restaurants. Bozeman has a great variety of tasty spots for our small town. 

Treeline Coffee Roasters // coffee
They have two locations - 624 N Wallace and 139 W Main Street. They have the BEST coffee in Bozeman (coming from a coffee snob). 

Wild

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Please come say hello at the Open House this Sunday, July 21st from 12:00PM-2:00PM! 

3429 Parkway Avenue, Bozeman
MLS # 335458
 

Meadow Creek Subdivision
DESIRABLE SOUTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

3429 PARKWAY HOME FEATURES:

- 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,661 sq ft
- 3 CAR GARAGE
- Main level master suite with an incredibly spacious layout, large walk-in closet, tile shower and soaker tub
- Additional bedroom and full bath are also on the main level
- Two stories tall of windows adds a ton of natural light in the living room
- Fully fenced yard on a 0.23 acre lot!
- Trail system access is right out your back door 
- TWO living rooms - plenty of flex space 
- Granite counters, Air conditioning are just a few of the many upgrades this home has to offer 

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Please come say hello at the Open House this Sunday, 7/14 from 12:00PM-2:00PM! 

3429 Parkway Avenue, Bozeman
MLS # 335458
 

Meadow Creek Subdivision
DESIRABLE SOUTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

3429 PARKWAY HOME FEATURES:

- 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,661 sq ft
- 3 car garage 
- Main level master suite with an incredibly spacious layout, large walk-in closet, tile shower and soaker tub
- Additional bedroom and full bath are also on the main level
- Two stories tall of windows adds a ton of natural light in the living room
- Fully fenced yard on a 0.23 acre lot!
- Trail system access is right out your back door 
- TWO living rooms - plenty of flex space 
- Granite counters, Air conditioning are just a few of the many upgrades this home has to offer 

Click here to view more

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