Category Archives: Buyer Information

Montana Stream Access Law

May 07, 2020 Belgrade Information, Bozeman Information, Buyer Information
Montana Stream Access Law

The Montana Stream Access Law says that anglers, floaters and other recreationists in Montana have full use of most natural waterways between the high-water marks for fishing and floating, along with swimming and other river or stream-related activities. In 1984, the Montana Supreme Court held that the streambed of any river or stream that has

Bozeman Floodplains

May 07, 2020 Bozeman Information, Buyer Information
Bozeman Floodplains

Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) issued updated floodplain maps for Bozeman and other areas of Southwest Montana. The update floodplain maps redefined the 500 year and 100 year floodplains for many areas. The maps, which are digitized, replaced the old hard copies drawn in the 1980’s with newer, more accurate information. Bozeman has its own floodplain

Real Estate is Favorite Long-Term Investment

Apr 01, 2020 Buyer Information, Finance, Market Insights

Real estate is once again America’s favorite long-term investment according to a nationwide Bankrate survey. 31% of Bankrate survey respondents named real estate as their favored investment for money that they wouldn’t need for 10 years or more. Average real estate appreciation keeps pace with inflation. However, you can do much better than inflation with

3 Reasons to Invest In Real Estate During a Recession

Apr 01, 2020 Buyer Information, Market Insights
3 Reasons to Invest In Real Estate During a Recession

The fundamentals of the housing market are strong. But is it recession-proof? It’s somewhat counter-intuitive, but recessions don’t necessarily mean bad things for the housing market. In fact, they usually don’t. Real estate can be an effective strategy to stabilise a portfolio in an economic downturn. When the stock market is doing well, prices tend

What are Mortgage Points?

Mar 29, 2020 Buyer Information, Finance
What Are Mortgage Points?

Mortgage points (also known as discount points) are fees paid directly to the lender at closing in exchange for a reduced interest rate. This is also called “buying down the rate,” which can lower your monthly mortgage payments. One point costs 1 percent of your mortgage amount (or $1,000 for every $100,000). Essentially, you pay

Bozeman Housing Bubble

Jul 28, 2019 Bozeman Information, Buyer Information, Finance
Bozeman Housing Bubble

Is Bozeman In A Housing Bubble We are frequently asked this question and it is a common concern among buyers. Looking at the Median Price, and Price Per Square Foot charts in the Real Estate Market Reports in our Data Center it is easy to come to the conclusion that Bozeman is in a housing

Bozeman Relocation Guide

Apr 08, 2018 Bozeman Information, Buyer Information, Data Center
Bozeman Relocation Guide

If you are considering relocating to Bozeman, Montana this article will serve as an excellent resource for you. The first step in the process of relocating to Bozeman is identifying what neighborhood and type of home is a good match. You can begin your search using our Bozeman Neighborhoods guide. If you have questions you

Bozeman Real Estate Benchmarks

Apr 02, 2017 Bozeman Information, Buyer Information, Data Center, Market Insights
Bozeman Real Estate Benchmarks

There are many real estate financial indicators for Bozeman. Benchmarks that provide the most value for Bozeman Real Estate Investing (especially for income producing real estate investments) are: Gross Rent Multiplier: Calculates the market value of the property. Cash On Cash Return: Measures the return on cash invested. Profitability Index: Measures the cost-benefit for the

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