homes in bozeman: Bozeman Commission Passes Inclusionary Zoning Plan - 11/19/15 02:16 AM
After nearly a year of discussion and research from residents, consultants and builders alike, and after a voted delay in September, the Bozeman City Commission decided to move forward with a two-stage plan to help lower home values in Bozeman.  The plan, ideally, will help Bozemanites with modest means better afford to buy homes within the city limits.
Although the areas surrounding Bozeman have more reasonable home and rent values and although Bozeman’s cost of living is not outrageously above national averages, the city made it clear, by their decision, that they want Bozeman itself to remain a diverse and affordable place … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: Study Recommends Bozeman Montana Update Historic District Regulations - 11/13/15 01:58 AM
A study commissioned by the City of Bozeman in April has concluded that the city should reconsider the intensity of its regulations in its Conservation Overlay District. Downtown residents within the district, currently have to apply for a certificate of appropriateness before being allowed to make exterior modifications to any properties. The study concluded that although district regulations had helped preserve historic buildings in the area, it was also a major contributor to the lack of infill development in the city, keeping home inventory low and affecting home affordability in Bozeman.
According to the study, there are not any detached, single-family homes … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: New Bozeman Neighborhood: The Lakes at Valley West - 10/21/15 04:09 AM
The final plat of Valley West Subdivision’s final phase was approved on October 5th, allowing development to begin on Bozeman’s west side. The Lakes at Valley West, as the final phase is called, has been under formal review for the past year. Now with approval, it will bring approximately 60 homes and 2 lakes to the already thriving subdivision.
Valley West has been one of the fastest growing and most active subdivisions in Bozeman. The final phase will help provide amenities to the current neighborhood while also increasing home inventory in the Bozeman area.
Bozeman, like the United States overall, has dealt with … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: Tim's Know Your Homes 101 - Chalet - 10/12/15 09:18 AM
The Chalet-style home, as Americans know it today, was inspired by the Chalets of Switzerland. Sometimes, the architectural style is even referred to as Swiss Chalet, over the more standard Chalet.
Chalets, as you have probably guessed, started in Switzerland, as a seasonal home for ranching, hunting etc. Chalet means hut of hunter in the Arpitan language. They were often inaccessible in the winter, but were used for farming and hunting purposes in the summer. Of course, as humans have modernized, they have become predominantly associated with winter and alpine activities.
Chalets are generally wooden, with gentle sloping roofs. They have wide supporting … (1 comments)

homes in bozeman: Montana’s Smartest Highschoolers Choose MSU, Again - 10/05/15 09:30 AM
Just like last year and the year before, the smartest Montana High Schoolers are choosing Montana State University Bozeman.
Montana awarded 204 scholarships to the state school of each high schooler’s choice. 134 chose Montana State, representing two thirds of those who accepted. 37% of those students will be entering engineering.
In order to qualify, residents must have a 3.4 grade point average. After that, the state ranks them by their school ranking and ACT scores to differentiate the top students.
Having top students continue to choose MSU is great news for the school as well as Bozeman. Attracting the best talent will help … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: Fed Keeps Rates Near Zero, Mortgage Rates Fall - 09/29/15 04:25 AM
In light of the Federal Reserve’s decision to not raise the Federal funds rate, mortgage rates for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.86 percent this week.
The Federal Reserve continued to hold off on raising their interest rates, choosing to keep rates close to zero percent. The Fed attributed their lack of action to the lack of global growth that could potentially slow the domestic economy as well as the fact that inflation in the US remains subdued. The Fed committee also wanted to see additional evidence from the labor market to make sure it has and continues to … (2 comments)

homes in bozeman: Custom Home Building Increases - 09/28/15 04:43 AM
Custom Home building starts increased this year compared to 2013 and 2014 custom home start figures. Custom home starts are defined as homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or the builder acting as general contractor. The owner and builder have an agreement before the construction of a custom home.
Compared to other single family home starts, where the builder still needs to find a buyer for their home after completion, a custom home start can provide a builder with insurance that the home will sell while also providing a homebuyer the opportunity to customize each piece of the … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: Bozeman Growth and City Streets - 05/29/15 08:08 AM
Bozeman has been growing and the local city streets may need some time to catch up. Bozeman’s population now sits at 39,860 people, up from 31,545 in 2003. Since 1996, Bozeman has added 12,000 new residents who now call the Gallatin Valley home. As Bozeman’s population has grown, the number of cars using its roads has also increased. Recently, the City of Bozeman has turned its focus towards fixing and maintaining streets in light of its recent growth.
Since 1996, Bozeman’s planning department has issued 9,300 completed building permits. Nearly two-thirds of these permits were residential and commercial construction. When a developer … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: Tim's Know Your Homes 101 - Tudor - 01/08/15 12:56 AM

The Tudor style first began in (you guessed it) the Tudor Era in England. From 1485 to 1603, these homes, known for their assymetrical exteriors and distinctive trim began popping up all over the country. Those found in the USA are Tudor Revival Architecture and became very popular in both the 1920’s and 30’s as well as the 1970’s and 80’s.
A Tudor home’s most obvious tell is their half-timbered framing (the brown wood), now for design and not necessity. Before, the wood frame was actually integral in the home’s design. A great majority of Tudor homes have these wood … (0 comments)

homes in bozeman: Price Reduction: 3612 Palm - 11/14/11 03:19 AM
3612 Palm, Bozeman, Montana BACK ON THE MARKET!
LISTING INFORMATION MLS ® : 175925 BEDROOMS: 3 FULL BATHS: 3 PARTIAL BATHS: 1 LOT SIZE: 0.128acres GARAGE: Detached HEAT SOURCE: Gas TAXES: $1,542.00 MORE INFORMATION View Map Disclosures Mortgage Calculator Virtual Tour PDF Flyer PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Spectacular 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhome in Bozeman with a VERY big lot! This is a must see home. Very well cared for, great layout, wonderful colors, tons of natural light, surplus of storage, and low energy bills!
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