LIVINGSTON MARKET - INVEST OR TO NOT INVEST?  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…

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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 - Do you have a builder lined up? Do you know what build costs look like? 
    {Don't be shocked if you have to follow up a few times to get a response.}
  • What are build cost overages should you expect? 
  • 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…

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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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