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Top Real Estate Searching Websites - 02/29/12 07:50 AM
Online real estate is a commonplace now, but some sites rate higher than others. The hierarchy breaks down as follows (according to web metrics from Experian Hitwise): Realetate.yahoo.com- 8.27% of real estate traffic filters to yahoo’s real estate search but it is closely followed by Zillow.com-6.89% of viewers looked for real estate on zillow.com. Both Yahoo and Zillow use target ads for both brokers and agents to capture the needs of the online surfer. Realtor.com-A very clean search that has held a steady above 6% (6.41% in this report) regularly. Trulia.com-Pulled in at a solid fourth place. 5.33% of (3 comments)
At Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net we do things differently. Phase I: Front of the house signage is vital for capturing the wanderers—those who are out on their feet searching for a home in a desired area. This alerts potential buyers of your listing. We have also invested in add-ons. Text BMRE to 59559 and see what we mean. Getting a listing out there with a gusto in little non-traditional ways. Phase II: Electronically we capture to the listing’s individual potential. Blogged, published, emailed: ultimately this initial début of your listing gets seen by nearly 1,000 viewers. This very (4 comments)
Real Estate Market Health Update - 02/27/12 07:36 AM
New homes sales surpassed the predetermined expectations signaling there is continual recovery in the real estate market. The new homes (seasonally-adjusted) had an annual rate of 321,000 in January. In addition, the tight supply of new homes is driving the median price up by $600. Not much of an increase, but across the board this is a sign of market vitality. Further signs indicative of a healthy housing market: record low mortgage rates, improvement in the job market, and affordability in home ownership.
3 BD 2 BA MLS: 180946 65 Red Shoulder Three Forks, MT
This is a very charming home with a great floor plan. It lives much larger than its square footage. They have added decks and the garage. The foundation is insulated concrete forms, helping the R value for the entire home. They already have a radon mitigation system in place. Another quality Ebbighausen home! The propane tank is leased, all appliances convey along with a water treatment system (a must for this area). MORE DETAILS
Bozeman Montana Is (Finally) Receiving Snow - 02/23/12 02:02 PM
SNOW IS FINALLY HERE! Bridger Bowl has received 30 inches of snow to make it look like it may just be winter here in Montana. “It’s very nice to get some snow for the locals who purchased passes and the tourists here on vacations,” Michael Gill, assistant marketing director for the ski hill, said Wednesday. The long President’s weekend drew in skiers from Canada, North Dakota, Minnesota, and of course, from Montana out to the slopes. Snow is expected to continue throughout the end of the week!
Home Storage Make efficient use of the space you have within your home. Closets are getting creative with space maximizing techniques that range from simple closet organizers and storage rods to vacuum shrinking bulky clothing for the out of season apparel that takes up so much of the space. If the easy things are done to make the most of the current storage spaces your home offers, think of the ways to expand! Kitchens may just not fit all dishes, food, and appliances. Take another look at your cabinets to see if there are open spaces within them that (1 comments)
Savings for Montana First Time Home Buyers - 02/17/12 07:56 AM
As a Montana Resident, a special savings account is available for the purchase of your first home. You can save on Montana income taxes due to this First-time Home Buyer Act. The first-time home buyer savings account can be established at a state or federally chartered bank, saving/loan, credit union, trust company, mutual fund company, or with any brokerage firm. The options are very open. Commonly asked questions and answers regarding the accounts and affiliated tax benefits are seen here. ------------------------What are some of the requirements of the new law? The first-time home buyer savings account must be opened after December (1 comments)
Bozeman Biking - 02/16/12 03:57 PM
Spring is just around the corner! Biking is one of the most popular ways of celebrating the warmer weather (although I have seen some bikes out there no matter the temperature or amount of snow…). So great news for all you bikers out there! The already comprehensive trail system throughout the city is looking to get upgraded.
If getting out of Bozeman is your ideal form of escapism on a bike, Hyalite Canyon has trails for both road and mountain biking. Check out the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club website at www.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org for additional information. (0 comments)
Free CPR Training! - 02/15/12 10:42 AM
According to the American Heart Association, 70% of people feel helpless in the event of a cardiac emergency. It is at home where 80% of cardiac arrests occur. These events oftentimes have no warning signs and can happen to anyone. The danger is real.
To confront these very real statistics, four saved lives here in the Gallatin Valley have joined forces to initiate the Gallatin Heart Rescue Project. A partnership between Bozeman Deaconess Cardiovascular Training Center, Absarokee Emergency Physicians, and all Gallatin County law enforcement/fire agencies has brought together the community in (0 comments)
Men: Master bathrooms top this category for men. The next three places are neck in neck with 55% of men wanting walk-in closets, 51% wanting a gourmet kitchen, and another 51 % wanting an outdoor deck. The stereotype is broken with only 42% of men wanting pre-wired entertainment throughout the house. On the other hand…. Women: 75% of women want master bathrooms with a close second of 72% wanting walk-in closets. 62% want a gourmet kitchen and the statistics fall from there. Only 28% want pre-wiring for home theaters and surround sound systems. (4 comments)
A traditional and extremely popular Montana choice, wood is one of the primary standbys for homeowners when they decide how to side their home. Varieties include clapboard, rectangular planks, plywood, shingles/shakes, solid wood, and hardboard. Each has its own specific look and feel to it to render a unique style to a home. Notable benefits of wood siding consist of an aesthetically pleasing visual appearance that may increase the overall value of a home. The varieties of wood listed above in addition to the versatility of paint/stain colors allow for wood to be adaptable to any environment. The maintenance often (2 comments)
Foreclosure and Short Sale Weekly Listing for Gallatin Valley, Montana: Week 2/10/2012 - 02/10/12 11:14 AM
Active Foreclosures in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Three Forks, & Big Sky! Week of February 10, 2012 The following links are for the current FORECLOSED HOMES in the Gallatin Valley. They are usually priced well and most do not stay on the market for long. Take a look, find your favorite, then call to schedule your appointment to see them! Bozeman Montana Foreclosures Belgrade Montana Foreclosures Manhattan Montana Foreclosures Three Forks Montana Foreclosures Big Sky Montana Foreclosures
These links are the SHORT SALE homes that are available presently. If you do not know the details for (0 comments)
Bozeman Montana Ranks Top 25 Ski Cities in the WORLD - 02/09/12 11:22 AM
Bozeman gets to boast one more accolade. As dubbed by National Geographic, Bozeman Montana is one of the top 25 Ski Towns in the WORLD! “Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. These are the 25 best. For insider tips, we asked local luminaries where to stay, play, and party, whether you're on a budget or indulging.” —Aaron Teasdale The article portrays Bozeman as “an old Montana university town of cowboys and ski bums, (1 comments)
Coming to Gallatin County Fairgrounds is a 35,000 sqft, $4.5 million indoor ice arena to be used all year long. Valley Ice Garden, the only other indoor rink in the area, closed its door in 2006 and ever since volunteers have been raising money to construct the rink. Hockey, figure, and public staking are all on the rise, but when the idea came about, “It wasn’t ‘if you build it, they will come,’ Pertzborn, member of the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association, said. “They were already here. But everybody adapted and the programs continued to grow. The [current Haynes (2 comments)
Distressed Properties in 2012 - 02/07/12 03:31 PM
State of Distressed Properties in 2012 Predictions are always hard to make and distressed sales are no different. Factors like home values, employment, and consumer confidence will all be determinants of the rising or falling housing market. That is the only thing that is certain. “Foreclosures aren’t going away right now,” says Andy Firoved, CEO of CounselorDirect, a technology company that specializes in automating processes for various government foreclosure-prevention programs. “We’re going to have a certain level. The question is, how many?” These are the predictions made by Firoved: #1-Government home ownership assistance programs will get more effective. The (1 comments)
The band Kansas will be in Bozeman to perform with the Montana State University Symphony on March 24, 2012 in the Shroyer Gymnasium . In 1998 this band released an orchestral album called “Always Never The Same” and has been on tour with symphonies since. We are lucky to have them in our small community and looking forward to having them here. You may purchase your tickets at the Bobcat Ticket Office or call 800-808-5940, visit Tickets West online. (4 comments)
For the past year Bozeman has been pursuing the lofty goal of raising $9 million of the $15 million dollar budget to build the new emergency room for the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. As of mid January, we are within $400,000 of meeting this goal. Construction began last March as a majority of the money had been raised, the building is scheduled to be complete early next year. The new ER will double the number of patients that can be seen in a year, and should provide new (0 comments)
Staging for Pet Owning Sellers: BIRDS, REPTILES, SMALL ANIMALS - 02/02/12 03:37 PM
Staging for Pet Owning Sellers Part 3 – Birds, Reptiles and Other Small Animals GET OUT THE VACUUM! Vacuum every day! If you have birds, make sure the bird seed has been cleaned out of cracks and crevices on the floors and surfaces around the bird cages. Surprisingly birds can be very messy. Their downy feathers can stick in all kinds of visible nooks and crannies. If you have rodents, bedding material and food can often be found around the cages. Be sure this is cleaned up.
ELIMINATING AND AVOIDING PET ODORS AND WASTE! Bird cages can be a source (7 comments)
Staging for Pet Owning Sellers: DOGS - 02/01/12 09:53 AM
Staging for Pet Owning Sellers Part 2 – Dogs GET OUT THE VACUUM AND BROOM! Vacuum and/or sweep every day at the very least and more if needed! This advice will never change…keeping any kind of flooring clean will help your house sell especially carpet. Be meticulous in your vacuuming and sweeping, pay careful attention to corners, edges and door jams. Make sure you don’t have dog hair on your furniture and bedding. Dogs enjoy lounging where the people are so the evidence that they have been there is frequently visible.
ELIMINATING AND AVOIDING DOG ODORS AND WASTE! Dog odors (3 comments)
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