Tips and best practices to help you sell your Bozeman home more quickly and for more money.

I recently came across a property that hit my price range in my email from the listing agent. It had been priced at $800,000 and now was down to $675,000. I had already purchased a parcel to build a home, but in retrospect, this would have been perfect for what we wanted to do with the property.  I let the listing agent know that loved the property, regretted missing it and that I would love to help market it, even though it was listed outside of our office. We need more inventory as a majority of what we had to market was now pending or sold.   

Pricing is not a black and white process. If you had 3 different appraisals, you would get 3 different appraised values. If you speak to 3 Realtors, you will get 3 different prices. A lot of times sellers price…

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The U.S. Median home listing price recently hit a historic high of $300,000 according to’s March housing data. That’s up 7 % from last March. Despite a slowing housing market, prices in a number of metros are still increasing, many at lower rates than a year ago. “This is the first time we’ve seen that number hit the $300,000 point nationally,” explained Danielle Hale, chief economist at With the spring buying season kick-off, Hale expects “steady price growth to continue in 2019, with the exception of areas like San Jose.”

This happened despite that inventories kept increasing, though at a slower pace. saw national inventory grow 4 % this March compared to March 2018. That number jumped to a 9% increase when you…

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Median Home Sale Prices Hit an All-Time High at $248,000 in 2018; Homeowners Staying Put Longer as Average Homeownership Tenure Rises to New High

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Year-End 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that home sellers in 2018 realized an average home price gain since purchase of $61,000, up from $50,000 last year and up from $39,500 two years ago in 2016 to the highest level since 2006 — a 12-year high.

That $61,000 average home seller profit represented an average 32.6 percent return on investment compared to the original purchase price, up from 27.0 percent last year and up from 21.9 percent in 2016 to the highest average home…

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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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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 property was inspired by the design of a Roman villa.

  By Temi Adebowale Jun 26, 2018   Engel & Völkers  

If you have a few million spare euros laying around, you can now live like Karl Lagerfeld—or at least the way he lived in the '90s. Lagerfeld's former German villa, where he lived between 1991 and 1998, is going on sale. The property is named Villa Jako, in honor of Lagerfeld's longtime partner Jacques de Bascher, who died in 1989. As Women's Wear Daily reports, the villa is in Hamburg’s exclusive Blankenese district.

The three-bedroom house, originally named Villa Schüler, was built in the 1920s for shipping…

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Spring in Bozeman and Livingston

In early May, as temperatures warm, the ice melts off and the garage gets switched out. Skis are maintained and stored, and out come the clubs, bikes, canoes and kayaks, and all the footwear to accompany these activities. The mountain bikes stay dormant until later in May or even early June, as environmentally correct locals wait for the miles and miles of trails in the valley to properly dry out. Hiking is the best way to enjoy the trails and get the calves ready for mountain…

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Luxury Real Estate, Engel & Völkers, Bozeman Montana  

What's Happening in Bozeman, Livingston and Big Sky

Spring will soon be here, finally!

With Spring technically here – it is that time of year when more homes and land come on the market. For the latest in real estate available, click here -Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston and the Paradise Valley.

We have a few prime and exclusive offerings for you to look at this month:

  • Norton Ranch condominium with main floor master
  • Would you like to fish, hunt, and escape to your own 3+ miles of water and over 660 acres on the Big Hole River in southwest Montana? – then take a look here
  • One level condo in Four Corners with HUGE 3-car garage and spacious fenced backyard...Sage Bloom and, since…

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