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“Brandi Ostwald has joined the Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net team as a sales associate. Montana native and recently relocated back to the Gallatin Valley, Brandi obtained her license in 2002 and has since acquired ample experience in new construction, re-sales, lot/land sales as well as commercial investment sales and leasing. We are honored to welcome Brandi as an agent here at Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net. Her warm personality and full-speed ahead demeanor has made it feel like she has been with us all along.” WHY A PRESS RELEASE?: A press release is an old school way to expand the publicity (3 comments)
Bozeman Montana Summers - 05/25/12 08:18 AM
I know it is hard to talk about summer when we have a winter warning in effect with rain and snow predicted for the next few days, but summertime is just around the corner! Hiking: From easy to hard, short to long, a little of walking can get you far here in Bozeman! Rafting: Feeling a little extreme? Whitewater Rafting is an adventure for you! Biking: Bozeman has built up the biking opprotunites for mountain/road bikes throughout the city as well as throughout the wilderness. Fishing: Fly, rod, tackle, and a good time is sure to come if you (2 comments)
Helpful Market Calculation for Your Real Estate Transaction - 05/23/12 07:59 AM
Home prices: Your local forecast 384 markets tracked Median home prices are expected to fall another 0.8% for the 12 months ending December 2012 but rise 4.1% in the 12 months after that. See how your market is expected to fare. Forecasts as of May, 2012, courtesy of Fiserv For Information On Bozeman, MT Real Estate, email me or check out these helpful links: For Those Of Us Who Are Visual Learners: Real Estate Market Broken Down Condos In The News Today Builders Confidence Level Rising Bank of America Offers $30K to Short Sale Owners The Numbers Are In: 46 Months to Clear the (0 comments)
Red Oranges: Deep saturation livens up spaces and brings energy and excitement to spaces like the kitchen. Berry: A combination of bright pink and burgundy, blushing red-pink tones ground rooms in 2012. Azul: Blue is a color that never fades from popularity. This year is ushering in the bright cobalt. Ferngully: Green is the color of responsible sustainability and it just so happens to look stunning too. Fresh, bright, and lush green fits in any space. Source: http://kitchens.com/design/color/color-trends-2012/ What colors are youseeing in yourarea?
Builders Confidence Level Rising - 05/17/12 01:35 PM
"Builders in many markets are reporting that buyer traffic and sales have picked back up after a pause this April," says Barry Rutenberg, NAHB chairman. "It seems we have resumed the gradual upward trend in confidence that started at the beginning of this year, as stabilizing prices and excellent affordability encourage more people to pursue a new-home purchase."
Builder confidence is at its highest since May of 2007 having risen five points this month. The measurement tracks sales conditions, expectations, and buyer traffic. Still, the market is a long way from normalizing. Major challenges still include: consumer credit, inaccurate appraisals, (2 comments)
The Numbers Are In: 46 Months to Clear the Distressed Housing Supply - 05/16/12 07:20 AM
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services based on first-quarter 2012 data has produced its estimates. Regional procedural variations on judicial/non-judicial have provided much information on how much time is needed to clear the backlog of nonperforming loans. “S&P includes in the shadow inventory all outstanding properties on which the mortgage payments are 90 or more days delinquent, properties in foreclosure, and properties that are REO. The agency also includes 70 percent of the loans that became current, or “cured,” from 90-day delinquency within the past 12 months because S&P says these loans are more likely to re-default.”
PAPERWORK: Having a detailed list of repairs, updates, and upgrades will greatly assist in how an agent words the description on MLS and therefore everywhere else your listing is seen. New roofing, especially in Bozeman hail-happy weather, or other similar perks can be marketed as features of your listing. APPEARANCE: De-clutter, clean, stage. These are all things you as a home-owner can do and do well to maximize the wow factor of your home. Photographs are possible buyer’s first introduction to the home and first impressions are vital. If your home is picture ready when you sign the papers (1 comments)
Top Producing Agent Habits - 05/10/12 03:47 PM
This is a nice and (I think fun) checklist that can be used as a self assessment to see what areas need some work and which I am doing well in! Prioritize: Journalist’s deadlines, lawyer’s legal jargon, and an athlete’s energy are all needed for the job of a realtor. Knowing exactly what needs to be done each day is a MUST. The more transactions in the fire, the more on your toes you need to be. Balance big income boosters with the less monetary beneficial side of managing an office, marketing, and staying involved. Minimalist: Remove as many distractions as (5 comments)
Coming Soon! To An Area Near Bozeman, MT - 05/10/12 07:45 AM
Good news for Bozeman, we have a range of new businesses looking to come to town! Here is the rundown of prospective businesses that are in the process of applying build: City Brew: Yes, just what Bozeman needs! Another coffee shop! The project is expected to move forward within the next two weeks. Qdoba Mexican Grill: Comparable, but nothing exactly like any of the burrito/taco restraints already in town. Large stuffed goodness that Bozeman is sure to enjoy! The project is expected to move forward within the next two weeks. 64-room Hotel: Currently in the planning phase, this hotel may (1 comments)
Foreclosure and Short Sale Weekly Listing for Gallatin Valley, Montana: Week 5/9/2012 - 05/09/12 04:20 PM
Active Foreclosures in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Dillon Three Forks, & Big Sky! Week of May 9, 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 Dillon Montana Foreclosures
These links are the SHORT SALE homes that are available presently. If you do (0 comments)
Simple Rules For The Real Estate Market - 05/09/12 07:53 AM
Money Is A Pre-Requisite For Buying In order to legitimately get into the game, a cash deposit is needed. “No-money-down purchases—no way! Very little down, because you can barely afford the house to begin with―no way! No money down can immediately put you into a negative-equity position—especially in a downward-moving market. The days of 100 percent financing are long gone.” If You Cannot Afford It—Don’t Buy It Everybody wants it all. Size, amenities, location, quality, ect. Tighter lending restrictions do not translate to the possibility of buying anything! Buying within your means with make your investment reasonable in the long run. (2 comments)
Bozeman values are grounded in well, the ground. Environment, agriculture, mining, and logging have all been on the forefront of Montanan economy, but recently, things are shifting. It’s moving from the thought of land as a thing from which riches are taken to one where riches are brought because of the land and its opportunities, according to a report by Bozeman-based nonprofit research firm Headwaters Economics. There is an urge to see land as an economic asset. With this trend comes new data that links Montana’s economic viability to the diversification of employment that pivots around the LAND. The ability (2 comments)
Big News Today: Marvel’s Avengers Release - 05/04/12 07:16 AM
It’s Friday—let’s have some fun. The Avengers, a conglomeration Marvel superheroes, are making their debut as a team on the big screen with the highly anticipated release. Each individual hero has had the opportunity to be the lead in their movie. IRONMAN
Neglect Fix your listings repairs that have been on the to-do list for ages. Money will be lost if major repairs are not remedied prior to going on the market. Clutter/Junk “Clutter eats equity and kills deals?
Empty There is a balance to clutter and vast emptiness. You do not want either. An empty house echoes, showing every flaw, and lacks the ‘homey’ vibe that can pull a buyer into an offer. Mispricing Overpricing is as detrimental as under pricing. The listing price an agent chooses is not arbitrary. The listing will get appraised and the price is required (3 comments)
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