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Project Idea I: Go Vertical Montana is an area of vast landscape and fields, but if you live here and don’t have that much space to work with, there is still hope! Creative ideas have sprung up all over Bozeman including one of my favorites, vertical gardening. Using materials that are already in place like fences, building sides, or lattices and combining them with planters, old coffee containers, or aluminum cans and you can form a mosaic of naturally vibrant art! Rotate herbs, flowers, and in the winter, evergreen dwarfed trees to always keep your yard—no matter how big—fresh and (2 comments)
A Montana native born in Billings, Brandi Ostwald has been in the Gallatin Valley since 1991, graduating from Bozeman High School and attending Montana State University thereafter. She obtained her real estate license in 2002 and started as a licensed assistant, eventually becoming an independent associate with experience in residential new construction, resales, lot/land sales as well as commercial investment sales and leasing. Prior to the real estate arena, Brandi owned her own travel agency and spent her 20’s arranging travel for her clients, hosting international tours on the east coast and traveling in her spare time. In addition to (2 comments)
Within the last year this office has gone from two agents and one support staffer to over double that. We now employ three agents and have four support staff members who, when in the office together, get increasingly louder… and louder… and well you guessed it, even louder. The energy and atmosphere is inspirational, but the chaos of action is beginning to be a distraction too.
FIX: We have bought a new space. It is a beautifully empty slate. The design theory behind the construction has been (1 comments)
Ever wondered how to get that sticky residue off your counter, out of the carpet, or off your favorite pair of jeans? Maybe you need to shine a few household items that have left over fingerprints. Msn living has come up with three easy ways to get your summer cleaning done faster; expensive products are not needed. Everyday cleaning supplies works just fine!
“1. Remove Stickers with Laundry Stain Remover Next time you have to remove a stubborn price sticker or its gooey residue from a vase, glass, dish or other hard, non-porous surface, head to your laundry room. (9 comments)
HORIZON Reporting Writing Software announced that it now has a free Apple & Andriod App that allows home inspectors to collect data in the field without internet connection. Inspectors may record inspection results, take photos, and keep running notations within their report as they go through the home. "Report writing has moved to a new level with home inspectors now able to use their Apple or Android smartphone or tablet to collect data and take photos on a roof, in an attic or in a crawl space,” commented Alan Carson, President of Carson Dunlop. "Horizon Mobile is a game changing free (1 comments)
Bozeman Subdivision Highlight--HARVEST CREEK - 07/16/12 07:49 AM
We are pleased to aide in your home buying process. Looking for a neighborhood? Your search is over. Search right here for all the neighborhoods in Bozeman, Montana. Including Bozeman single family homes, Bozeman communities outside of Bozeman, or subdivisions in the heart of Bozeman, and even a few with schools. So what are you waiting for? Your dream is just a click away….
In the of Bozeman: These subdivisions are all located in prime time hot spots. Whether it be close to downtown, shopping, or recreation fun they all have versatile scenery. Some located next to schools, some located (1 comments)
Team Service Above Expectation: Office Bio (3/7) TRANSACTION MNGR - 07/13/12 09:51 AM
Born and raised in Malta Montana she grew up on my parents farm and ranch west of Malta. Her hobbies include spending time with family, snow skiing, biking, watching motocross, going to my lake place at Holter Lake, and always spending time with her family and her dear black lab Zoe. She went to Carroll College in Helena and graduated with a business degree in finance and management. Crystal Hould started her career in real estate as a Home Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in the Helena area and then moved to become a member of Bozeman’s Wells (0 comments)
Active Foreclosures in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Dillon Three Forks, & Big Sky! Week of July 9, 2012
The following links are for the current FORECLOSED HOMESin 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/Madison County Montana Foreclosures These links are the SHORT SALE HOMES that are available presently. If you do (3 comments)
Inside Information on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit - 07/09/12 08:32 AM
One of the fastest growing segments of the rental housing market is low-income, affordable housing. Since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 there have been government-sponsored tax incentives for the utilization of private equity in the development of low-income rental housing designed for Americans who qualify as “low-income”. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit made available to all who qualify. As an indirect Federal subsidy program, the LIHTC seems complex, but is effect if implemented correctly. Here is a quick outline: Housing Tax Credit-Federal Housing Credits are awarded to developers of qualified projects. Developers then (1 comments)
MONTANA LAND PURCHASE: Tips and Advice - 07/06/12 10:51 AM
Land investment is a unique arena to initiate an investment in. A buyer does not physically see the home, second home, or vacation home that is to be built so the satisfaction is not as tangible as in a home purchase. Here is a checklist to assist you in the purchasing of ‘dirt.’ Documents to be checked in land purchase The title deed (a legal document proving a person's right to the property). The encumbrance certificate (which proves that the land is not under some sort of legal dispute). The release certificate (in case the land was previously pledged to someone (2 comments)
After working through the whole process of purchasing a home, the closing day is the last day you want to be stressed out on. For first time home buyers, the closing costs seem to catch them off guard. The look on their faces seems to search for any clue that they had been given a head up on the closing costs at any point in the transaction. How, as a Realtor, we can mend this ‘deer in the headlight’ response to closing fees. Tell your clients why there are closing fees from the get-go! It is as simple as (2 comments)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Summer is a time of travel. Have you ever thought about RENTING YOUR HOME WHILE YOU ARE GONE? I know many people who hire a house-sitter for protection but that is money out of pocket instead of… well money in pocket (the much more preferably of the two if you ask me…). THE OPTIONS: There are many options you can take if you decide you are comfortable renting your house out. If you have ever seen The Holiday, you know there is the option of swapping homes with someone in a whole new area. This (3 comments)
In 2005, Jenifer Owens entered the real estate world. She made her way through the big names, Keller Williams, E.R.A, and ReMax, before breaking away. Jenifer set out on a path to become her own boss. In 2010 she opened Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net and built it from the ground up.
As a single independent agent in Bozeman, Jenifer’s personality and work ethic began to draw the clients in. Since the birth of Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net, Jen has taken on two other agents as well as a four member support staff making her real estate business one (4 comments)
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