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What do you have lined up to occupy your kids this summer? Don't panic - you have plenty of time to line out summer camp options. COVID has changed some camps' situation so check out this revised list for 2021. Registration for summer camps may already be open or will be opening up. **PIR day camp options have also been indicated below! 

**This list will continually be updated with more options so do check back. If you'd like a print out of this list, simply email me Marisa Owen, Realtor at: Marisa@BuyBozemanHomes.com.) 

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If I have missed any summer camps from this list, please email me at Marisa@BuyBozemanHomes.com to add to this list. I hope this will be a useful tool for all of the parents out there!

LIST OF BOZEMAN SUMMER…

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With how crazy the Bozeman market is, Livingston real estate is heating up in a great way!  The Absaroka mountains are a beautiful backdrop to so many homes in Livingston. Not to mention the amazing access you have to the Yellowstone River!    You are about a 30 minute (PLUS) commute to Livingston (Downtown Livingston to Downtown Bozeman). The thing to know about Livingston is that the Pass (freeway juncture highlighted in the below map) can be really hard to commute to Livingston to Bozeman during the winter time. There are commonly a lot of accidents or bad to poor road conditions to be aware of. This means icy roads, closures, poor road visibility, white outs, etc. While Livingston is not too far away from Bozeman, this quirky…
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What things should you consider when buying land? There's actually quite a few things you should research and understand!

Here's a list to get us started (and this is just the tip of the ice berg):

  • Budget - What is your max budget? 
  • What are land loan requirements?
    {Many land lenders are requiring a minimum of 30% down, you might get lucky with only 25% down required.}
  • Builder - Have you spoken to any builders?
    {Don't be shocked if you have to follow up a few times to get a response.}
  • What are build costs right now? 
  • Does the lot have an existing well and septic? Have you budgeted for a well and septic?
    {Digging a well can be $10K-$15K or more if the vendor has to dig far down. Septics can be $10K-$20K depending on the location,…
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Needless to say, 2020 was wild, chaotic and unpredictable in so many facets of our lives. The Bozeman Real Estate Market took OFF. 

Let's not panic. If you own home in Bozeman, you are sitting on some serious appreciation. If you do not own a home yet, don't worry; it is not too late and you will be able to afford a home. You will just need to be patient with this market, wait for the inventory to come up, and work with a Realtor closely to identify and guide you in this hot market.


Attention Sellers: If you are looking to SELL, well it is an amazing time to consider. First step, ask for a sales valuation (this is free, no commitment). Pretty much every month that goes by, we are seeing major appreciation occur on homes which means you can play…

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Renovating is not super turn-key (as we all know) and there are things you will want to watch out for especially when it comes to money and your time.

1. Historic Districts
The city of Bozeman has pockets of historic district areas that enforce the preservation and look of our historical homes. There are heavy guidelines and restrictions enforced by the City that will tell you what you can and cannot do when renovating your home.

If you'd like to dig into the historic districts of Bozeman (and ensure you are not in one of these historic districts), here are a few resource links to direct you further: 
Historic Districts Map
Historic Preservation Map Link

2. Line up your contractors 
With how limited (and busy) our contractors are in this valley,…

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This beautiful turn-key home is officially off the market! 

 



33 Kelly Court, located in the desirable Elk Grove Subdivision, featured 6 beds, 3 baths, 3,550 sq ft and an attached 3 car garage. Additionally this property has an amazing layout with basically easy main level living. The basement included three additional guest bedrooms, full bathroom and a massive second living room. This listing also offered 0.316 acres backing to an HOA designated space with gorgeous mountain views! This home did not last long!  I had multiple offers in the first day of hitting the open market.

Check out what my sellers had to say about working with me!

"Marisa recently represented us while selling our home. She guided us to a competitive, yet fair and…

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3303 Laredo Drive, Bozeman is located in the Parkway Plaza subdivision near the Bozeman Pond. I just sold this property to a wonderful buyer who was hunting for her first home. After months of looking at properties, multiple offers on various properties; we pursued this property and managed to come up in first position after competing with multiple offers and securing back up position! You just never know what will happen in a transaction and so glad my buyer had the perseverance. 

This property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an attached 1 car garage all on one level. This outstanding townhome is located minutes from shopping and within walking distance to a park, trail system, dog park and the Bozeman Pond. It truly encompasses…
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If you are paying attention to the market, you will have noticed that this 2020 year has been wild in the real estate world. Year after year we have lower inventory from the prior year, but this year has been a complete change. Our inventory has completely dropped so we as Agents have to get CREATIVE. 

Buyers ~ if you are not working with a top Agent and are looking for a home, I strongly suggest getting connected with me or at least someone you trust. We hear about listings before they hit the market either from sellers we work with or from other Agents we commonly work with. If you are waiting for a home to hit the market, chances are you could be waiting twice as long for it to come up. 

Finding an off market deal is manual work and takes…

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Multiple offers on this listing and I could not be more excited for my sellers!! 3996 Bosal Street in Bozeman is located in the Baxter Meadows Subdivision close to the Gallatin Regional Park (100 Acre Park), Dinosaur Park, Chief Joseph Middle School, Gallatin High School (the new Bozeman High School) and more!


(Professional Photography is incredibly key when listing a property. Challenge your Agent and make sure they hire top professionals when listing a property. Photos by the talented Townsend Collective).  
This single level craftsman style home features an open layout with hardwood floors, granite countertops and a beautiful stacked stone gas fireplace. It is still incredibly important to price your home RIGHT in today's market. Even though…
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During this pandemic, our market has done some wild things since March 2020. We (Bozeman) have been discovered big time. Check out this Bloomberg article and how our small town is rapidly changing with each sale that occurs. 
(Photo of Elk Grove subdivision by Townsend Collective)


A substantial increase of relocation buyers coupled with low housing inventory has generated high real estate prices and jumped rental prices as well. I'm catching updates from friends and family in San Francisco and New York with more and more companies permanently closing down their offices, permanently allowing their employees to go remote indefinitely, and creating the push for city folks to find solace in places like Bozeman.
(Photo of 100 Acre Park/Gallatin…
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