Bozeman Real Estate Blog

 Some economy observers are pointing to 2018 as the final period in a long string of sentences touting several happy years of buyer demand and sales excitement for the housing industry. Although residential real estate should continue along a mostly positive line for the rest of the year, rising prices and interest rates coupled with salary stagnation and a generational trend toward home purchase delay or even disinterest could create an environment of declining sales.

Closed Sales decreased 4.0 percent for Single Family homes but increased 12.1 percent for Condo/Townhouse homes. Pending Sales increased 4.1 percent for Single Family homes and 4.6 percent for Condo/Townhouse homes. Inventory decreased 7.9 percent for Single Family homes and 20.3 percent

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One of Ben Affleck’s mansions is on the market per the article by Kevin Slane at

 The Cambridge native’s four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom Greek Revival plantation in Riceboro, Georgia (about 35 miles south of Savannah), has an asking price of $8.9 million, according to the listing from Engel & Vöelkers. The 6,000-square-foot home is set on 87 acres and is known as “The Big House.”

“All the details are historically accurate with plaster moldings, heart of pine floors and massive arched fireplaces helping make this a true southern plantation home,” the property’s listing reads. “The proportions, materials and details are extraordinary, from the 15′ ceilings, wide planked, reclaimed, hardwood floors to the Kitchen Cabinets designed to

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The City of Bozeman is updating its Community Plan, which will guide future growth and development within the City over the next ten to twenty years. The Community Plan update engages the public in defining a shared vision for the future of Bozeman.

The purpose of the Community Plan is to integrate the concerns and expressions of the community into a document that guides the City on how to grow and develop.  A high rate of land development, changing economic conditions and employment, and maturing nearby communities, make it necessary to update plans for the future growth of the community. 

How Can You Participate?

Community Plan Update - Sign up for Group Session

Online Survey ButtonClick here to access the full details and get involved

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Help us Can the Griz!!
Volunteers Needed November 3rd-16th!

Can the Griz is an annual food drive competition between MSU and UM the two weeks leading up to the Cat/Griz game.  We are seeking volunteers to help decorate and distribute boxes around Bozeman, hand out Gallatin Valley Food Bank wish lists at grocery stores, pick up food around campus and deliver it to the food bank, collect donations at the football game, and more! Click here for full details and to sign up to volunteer.

Stay tuned for details for winning tickets to be announced November 1!


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A Seat at the Table is a community-wide conversation that starts with you and your neighbors.

On Thursday, October 25th, come together with a representative of GVLT, share a coffee, and talk about your ideas and hopes for Gallatin County. When we come together as a community to listen to and learn from each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives. That’s what A Seat at the Table is all about. And we won't be the only ones having the conversation. Nonprofits and individuals all over the valley will be hosting conversations on the same day.


The goal is for GVLT and other hosts to connect individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Talking – and more

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Have you heard about the ongoing Custer Gallatin forest plan revision and wondered what it’s all about? Have you lost track of where we are in the process? Are you looking for a refresher on what’s at stake in this revision process?

Join us for a fun evening to learn about the forest plan revision and how you can be a part of it. Regardless of your background or familiarity with the process, this event will provide useful tools, helpful background information, and an engaging review of how it all works. 

And did we mention there will be free pizza, a scavenger hunt, and prize giveaways? This free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome. 

Click here for details

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September - 2018

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Welcome to our newest addition! 

Engel & Völkers Bozeman | Livingston are proud to announce the addition of a new Engel & Völkers shop in Big Sky, and to welcome veteran brokers Stacy and Eric Ossorio, and REALTOR® Chelsie DuBois to our Engel & Völkers family! A European-based international real estate firm, Engel & Völkers provides a global network of distinguished real estate services to the popular and growing community of Big Sky.  Located in the “Biggest Skiing in America” this is the third

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How Simms waders are made   

By Jessianne Wright EBS Contributor

With dealers in places like Argentina, New Zealand and Australia, Simms Fishing Products sends waders all over the world. These waders, used by anglers to keep from getting wet, have humble beginnings, starting out as many pieces of fabric hand-cut in Bozeman.

From a modern industrial building at Four Corners, designers and lab managers test and identify the best materials and most cost-effective pattern designs; the three- and four-layer Gore-Tex fabrics are cut out by hand; and every stitch is made with a hand-fed sewing machine.

Made in USA

Founded in 1980, Simms was purchased from Life-Link International and moved from Jackson, Wyoming, to Bozeman in 1993 by owner K.C.

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