November Greetings from Sharon and Brian,
Looks like winter is here. Getting the warm coats and boots out is a chore we don’t look forward to, but once we’re bundled up, we can take cold weather in stride. And the clear air and sunshine are just beautiful.
Bridger Bowl will be open daily from December 11, 2015 through April 3, 2016 (BridgerBowl.com). And Big Sky Resort is open! (BigSkyResort.com) Ski the Cold Smoke!
Buyers are still checking out listings. We find that sales continue, even through the holidays and winter, so if you are thinking of selling and/or buying, do just give us a call or email. Anytime!
NOVEMBER MARKET STATISTICS COMPARING OCT. 2014 AND 0CT. 2015
Single Family Residential:
Inventories are definitely down from October 2014: Area 1 (Bozeman) shows inventory down 4%. Area 2 (surrounding area) is down 18% and Area 3 (Belgrade) is down 3% from last year. Manhattan and Big Sky inventories are down 30% and 9%. Livingston is down 26% and Madison County down 19%.
Sales numbers are mixed from October 2014: Area 1, up 3% and Area 2, up 30%, but Belgrade sales are down 4% and Big Sky down 35%. Livingston is down 28% and Ennis sales are down 24%.
Sales prices are up slightly in most areas in the last 12 months: Bozeman median price is up 14% to $339,000, and Area 2 (surrounding area) median price is up 2% to $402,500. Belgrade’s median price is up 5% to $235,000 and Big Sky is up 4% to $625,000 median price.
For the 2014 year, the median price of single family homes in Gallatin County was $297,000. So far this year, the median price is $330,000, up 9% from 2014. Interestingly, the median price in 2007 was $300,000. And the low during the recession was $237,500 in 2011 in Gallatin County.
As always, call us for more information on the real estate market (condos and townhomes, other areas, vacant land, etc.).
We’re happy to provide a Current Market Analysis for your property – of course, at no cost. Just give us a call.
NEW VIDEO – BOZEMAN
Please enjoy this new exclusive video celebrating our beloved Bozeman area.
TELECOMMUTING IN MONTANA
Montana is #1 state for telecommuting workers. 7.1% of our work force are full time telecommuters.https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-top-10-states-for-telecommuters/
QUOTES OF THE MONTH
“The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.” -Thomas Jefferson , American President
7 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOME IN DECEMBER
(courtesy of Tom Ferry)
1.) While there may be less buyers out there, people who look for a home during the holidays are serious … they are ready to buy!
2.) There are fewer homes for buyers to look at during the holidays which means less competition for you … less competition equals more money!
3.) After the holidays the supply of listings increases substantially which lowers the demand for your home … more competition equals less money!
4.) Your home shows better when decorated for the holidays!
5.) Many buyers have more time to look for property during the holidays as opposed to a normal work week.
6.) We will restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You remain in control.
7.) You can sell now for more money and not have to physically move until January or February … as opposed to just starting the whole process at that time.
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE
It is beautiful, with many area photos and helpful information for both Buyers and Sellers. It features a very-available, easy-to-use real estate search engine. Please give us a call if you find properties you like and need more information. And/or – you can sign up to receive updates on your search. Enjoy! www.Bozeman-RealEstate.com
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
“You have always responded wonderfully in helping us during a very lengthy property search. Your expertise, knowledge of the market, and ability to expedite matters are exceptional. You provide excellent services.” Emil and Audrey
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has Direct Flights to ATLANTA, CHICAGO, DENVER, HOUSTON, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES, MINNEAPOLIS, NEW YORK, PHOENIX, PORTLAND, SALT LAKE CITY, SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE.
Bozeman has 30 trailheads within an hour’s drive.
Mountain ranges visible from Bozeman and their highest visible peaks. We’re surrounded by beauty!
Bridger Range 9,665’ Southeast
Gallatin Range 10,154’ South
Madison Range 11,015’ Southwest
Tobacco Root Range 10,604’ West
Big Belt Mountains 9,504’ North
CALL Sharon or Brian. We have SOLUTIONS that will work for YOU. We can help you through every step of the intricate selling and/or buying process. Hundreds of successful transactions give us the experience and knowledge to make your move as seamless and easy as possible.
“Always there for YOU!”
Sharon Tudor Isler, Broker, CRS, GRI, SRES 406-556-5048