All Blog Entries by Courtney King

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We have moved into our third week of the government shutdown

Because we always want to be YOUR source of updated information- Please see below the highlighted areas with the most recent updates as of 01/09/2019 (subject to change).

Update 01/09/2019- First the History- In US Politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the President refuses to sign appropriations legislations funding federal government operations and agencies. In this case, the current interpretation of the Antideficiency Act requires that the federal government begin a "shutdown" of the affected activities involving the furlough of non-essential personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services, however essential employees are still required to

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As a Realtor, quite often we are asked what schools clients children would attend if they bought a home in a certain area. The boundaries change regularly, so it can be a difficult question to answer. 

Here is the current boundary map as of February 7, 2018 due to the imbalance of enrollment increases in several of our elementary schools and two middle schools, recent changes were made.

Bozeman School Boundary Map  Click on the map to find your particular address in question to find you elementary school.



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Slower economic growth will mean more static interest rates and increasing affordability, a new study from Fannie Mae says...BY PATRICK KEARNS

Economic growth is expected to slow in 2019 leading to stabilized home sales and mortgage rates, according to Fannie Mae‘s economic and strategic research group. 

A widening trade deficit and moderation of business investment growth have Fannie Mae’s team predicting that full-year gross domestic product growth (GDP) will slow to a 2.3 percent increase — down from this year’s projected 3.1 percent increase.

Consumer spending will continue to be the largest driver of growth, but in the third quarter of 2018 business investment growth slowed significantly. It could be even further impacted by higher tariffs,

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LAST CHANCE TO BUY IS 12/13

IKON PASS

The Ikon Pass is your opportunity to get unrestricted access to some of the most iconic destinations in the world with absolutely no blackouts. Join a like-minded community, and seek out new adventures as you explore all that the mountains have to offer.

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Adult  $1049
(Age 18+)

Teen   $869
(Ages 13-17)

Child   $599
(Ages 5-12)

4 and Under   $29
(Ages 0-4)

Discounts for eligible military and college customers will be applied at checkout.


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West: The Summit at Snoqualmie (WA)

Rockies: Taos (NM), Deer Valley (UT), Brighton (UT) AltaSnowbird (UT), Jackson Hole (WY), Big Sky Resort (MT), Aspen Snowmass (CO)

Midwest: Boyne

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GREAT NEWS! USDA increases income limits 
USDA’s new, higher household income limits for its Guaranteed Loan program will be in place for the rest of 2018 and likely most of 2019.

The USDA loan program has two key components to determine a homebuyer’s eligibility:

  • The property location, which must be located in a USDA-approved rural location.
  • The household income, which must fall below a certain limit. The income limit for households of 1–4 members are now $82,700 for most U.S. locations. For households with 5+ members, the limit is $109,150 for most locations. (High-cost locations may permit income limits much higher.) Buyers can look up their income limits by using the USDA income calculator.

Please note that income to determine USDA 

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At Christmastime, This Montana Town Has The Most Enchanting
Main Street In The Country

There may be Thanksgiving leftovers sitting in your fridge, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Montana. And if you happen to be in Bozeman for the holiday season, you’re in luck — the annual Christmas Stroll is coming, and Main Street will be decked out in dazzling decor all month.

Every year, Bozeman's Main Street transforms into a beautiful winter wonderland. Downtown Bozeman Facebook With the help of some great local sponsors, the Downtown Bozeman Association works hard to decorate and delight. This year's Christmas Stroll will be Saturday, December 2 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Downtown Bozeman Facebook And…
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FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $484,350

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/27/2018

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019.  In most of the U.S., the 2019 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018. 

Baseline limit

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires that the baseline conforming loan limit be adjusted each year for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reflect the change in the average U.S. home price.  Earlier today, FHFA published its third

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