112 E College Street, Bozeman is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominium located in Bozeman's desirable Downtown historic district. This condo offers many rare features; including walking distance to downtown Bozeman, Montana State University, and direct access to the Gallagator Linear Trail System! This condo is located within a private, quiet condominium association.    Marisa and her buyer acted insanely fast on this unit to ensure they stood out to the seller. The buyer understood how quickly properties go in Bozeman, so they did their research right away; walking the area, scheduling a showing within an hour of hitting the market, and ensuring it was the best fit for them. Ultimately, it was a team effort to ignore the fact that the seller…

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It can be difficult to find a rental in this competitive rental market. Here are some tips and tricks when applying and what do when reaching out to property management companies.  TENANT TIPS and TRICKS:

  1. Consider submitting an application with a few property management companies (or as many as you feel you are willing and able to do)
  2. Consider paying for the application fee, if it applies 
  3. Consider getting reference letters from past landlord's if you had a good relationship and sharing with your application
  4. Follow up with Property Managers that you have submitted an application with and casually check in on new properties coming on the market 
  5. Your credit score will be pulled, so do make sure your record…

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I was shocked to see some of these numbers in a recent market update from March 2021 and I wanted to share this with you.  Check out the NEW Median Sales Price this past month, March 2021. We are now at $709,000!!!! This is unreal. In March of 2020, the Median Sales Price for a single family home was just under $500,000. The median sales price has ALMOST DOUBLED! You can see that we are at an incredible LOW supply of inventory at less than 1 month. With a drop of 76% of inventory from last year same time, we are in desperate need of homes to sell.    Even more staggering of numbers are the homes OUTSIDE of City Limits with an increase of 63% in median sales price ($893,000) over the last year for single family homes. Even higher…

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  137 Stafford Ave, Bozeman offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an attached 2 car garage in the sought after Valley West Subdivision. This stunning contemporary home boasts a high level of craftsmanship in it's clean finishes, and was listed for $525,000.     I started working with these buyers in 2020. It took us about 9 months to finally land on a home after putting in multiple offers on homes throughout that time. They trusted the process and stuck with it. These buyers were a dream to work with and so happy they persevered our market.

Experience working with Marisa:

"Marisa exceeded our expectations of what a realtor does for her clients. When we decided to look for property in Bozeman she accurately described the market…

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There's no QUESTION that the market is HOT. With the amount of competitive buyers and high buyer volume coupled with LOW inventory, how do you compete in this market? ........ WELL, it is finding the diamond in the rough.    
There are a lot of MAYBEs and we just don't know until you try. If you are a buyer, what is the harm in exploring your options? What if you can buy a home significantly under list price? 

My belief is, you do not know until you try. If you have been curious about a home but don't want to go down that road because the home is too expensive, maybe at least take the time to see the property in person. You may have judged the property based off the photos and some Agents are not spending money for professional photography…

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What do you have lined up this summer for the kids? Check out this list of Bozeman camps to keep the kids occupied all summer long.

**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 CAMPS: 

1. Bozeman Sports Camp (K-6)
- Ages: Grades K - 6
- June through August Sessions; Full Day Session; 8:30-5:00PM | Half Day Session 1:00-5:00PM
- Early bird rates end March 31st, 2021

  • June…

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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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