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Weekly Data

June 6, 2019

  30-Yr FRM 15-Yr FRM 5/1-Yr ARM
Average Rates 3.82 % 3.28 % 3.52 %
Fees & Points 0.5 0.5 0.4
Margin N/A N/A 2.75

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% in the May 30 week, down from 3.99%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. It was the lowest level since September 2017 for the popular product, and its sixth-straight weekly decline.

Rates for home loans slid as investors snatched up bonds in the wake of an intensifying global trade war.

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Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximity to some of the loveliest landscapes on earth (hello, Big Sur), these 20 idylls are worth a stopover. And while there's something to be said about big city living, downsizing sure has its perks—think local boutiques, tons of outdoor activities, and restaurant-to-people ratios that lean way in your favor. Here, 20 of the prettiest towns in America.

This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new information.

Bozeman, Montana 

Set in a lovely pastoral region known as "The Valley of the Flowers," Bozeman is incredibly scenic. It sits at an elevation of 4,820 feet and is surrounded by mountains—the Bridger Mountains to

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We are thrilled to announce Engel & Völkers Americas with our partners at Mission Control Marketing took home a SABRE Award during the Holmes Report's 2019 North America SABRE Awards ceremony Tuesday night!

SABRE Awards recognize compelling PR and marketing campaigns across multiple industry categories that drive business impact. As the winner of the real estate and construction category, this honor is a true testament to the sophistication, leadership and talent of our network that we support each and every day. See below for a snapshot of some of our key media accomplishments included as part of this award submission.

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2019 Top Global Engel & Völkers Advisors

Congratulations to the individuals from across the Americas recognized on Engel & Völkers’ global list of Top 10 real estate advisors,
categorized by 2018 transaction volume, commissions, rentals and number of sales! Engel & Völkers Americas advisors comprised 80% of this year's residential list.
We look forward to celebrating all at the top agent gala, this year taking place in Athens, Greece.

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If you are like most of us, moving is not fun! Not only do you need to pack, but you need to reserve a Uhaul truck or storage unit which have a waiting list. Then on top of the stress of packing, you have to load the Uhaul, unload it at the storage unit, load it back up when your new place is ready and unload it again.

Well...there is a new game changer in town! CubeMT-Cube Versatile Mobile Storage Solutions

I was so excited to book my Cube for my building project, it was going to save so much hassle. They will drop it off in my driveway for me to load at my convenience, pick up the locked unit and deliver it to my building site. It will be locked but accessible to me during the project.

I had the pleasure of meeting the owner and was happy to

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Bozeman venue the Rialto and Montana-based promoter Logjam Presents have entered into an exclusive agreement under which Logjam will promote and produce live entertainment events at the Rialto. The two companies will work together to ensure that the theater continues to serve as a music and culture hub for the Bozeman community.   "We are very excited to partner with Logjam at the Rialto," said Matthew Beehler, General Manager for the Rialto. "Our goal has always been to bring great acts to Bozeman, and we believe this new partnership will help us deliver on that. We're so proud of what we've built at the Rialto, and want to ensure the venue is a vibrant part of downtown Bozeman. We believe Logjam will help us build a pipeline of great live…
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SUMMER TRAILS CHALLENGE


HEY BOZEMAN, ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

REI, Evergoods and many other businesses have challenged YOU to get outside. They’ve contributed $57,500 to the Community Match Pool but it has to be matched with trail miles by community members like you. Every mile you spend on the trails is $1 to GVLT from the match pool. They’re in, are you? OUR TARGET GOAL IS 57,700 MILES
SIGN IN TO LOG YOUR MILES

WHEN: JUNE 2019

WHERE: GALLATIN VALLEY TRAILS

TIME: ALL DAY

COST: FREE!

Local businesses will donate to GVLT every time you hit the trails. GVLT will receive $1 from the Community Match Pool, donated by local businesses, for every mile that is biked, hiked, or run on trails and logged on the form below. 1

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Jeff Bridges is coming to the 2019 BZN International Film Festival for the second year in a row.  He will be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, June 8th to Dave Grusin, an Oscar and Grammy-winning composer.

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Last year Bridges' own film that he produced and narrated, Living in the Future's Past, was featured at the festival.  This year you catch the screening of Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time and the presentation of the award by Bridges at 8 p.m. at the Emerson.

FILM INFO

DAVE GRUSIN: NOT ENOUGH TIME

SYNOPSIS

Millions of people know the music of Dave Grusin, but may not know his name.

Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time documents his journey from Colorado cowboy to Oscar and Grammy-winning

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Last week’s massive dip in mortgage rates apparently pushed homeowners into action. According to new data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, refinancing was up 39% last week, hitting its highest point since January 2016.

Overall refinances accounted for nearly half of all mortgage applications: 47.4%, specifically. For mortgage lender Better.com, the refi surge was even bigger. The company saw refinance loans make up 56% of its total loan activity last month. In total, Better.com has seen a 500% increase in refinance applications since March 2018.

Last week’s dip into low-4% mortgage rates is the big driver of this uptick in activity. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate loan as of March 28 was 4.06%. On 15-year

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