Intro to Bozeman

4 Major Considerations in Buying a Home in Bozeman

by Liz Nitz

Major Considerations

  1. It has been a seller’s market for quite some time. Bozeman has an average of 5 people moving here per DAY!  So, while home prices are not anything like they are in major coastal cities, they are higher than many expect for close to downtown or view properties.

 

  1. There are fixers and homes that could use some updating available for lower prices. For many people, these are great opportunities to gain equity quickly once the update work is complete.  The real caveat here is that Bozeman has an unemployment rate of less than 3% and there are simply not enough skilled tradespeople to do all the work in this booming economy and housing market.  A great remodel can be done but research, planning and patience are a must and maybe a few extra dollars than expected.

 

  1. Montana is a non-disclosure state. There are only a few of these in the nation, but basically, what that means is that home selling prices are not made public.  So all the Zillow algorithms do not work well here, which may impact the accuracy of the Zestimate.  Real estate agents have very strict rules governing their disclosure of home selling prices and a buyer can only get the accurate selling prices of comparative homes they are shopping for by a licensed real estate agent.  Believe it or not, this has less to do with the real estate lobby than it does with the Montana sense of privacy and avoidance of governmental interference.

 

  1. Moving to Bozeman Montana is a great decision. I do not know anybody who has moved here and after a bit of adjustment, including if it had to do with the surprise of remodel cost or difficulty in finding a home, who hasn’t been happy with their decision.

 

These are the realities of reaching for your dream of moving to a place that has a vibrant community, downtown, culture, and outdoor scene.  Good news is that this can be navigated with a knowledgeable real estate agent.

The Lakes at Valley West

As a local and invested real estate professional, I can help you find potential neighborhoods, advise you on pricing but also help you with referrals if you choose the build/remodel road.  I am also thrilled to share my family’s experience in moving here, networking, meeting people and loving Bozeman and Montana.

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67 Wickwire Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

67 Wickwire Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.19Acre
2,067Sqft
Settle into new construction at Black Bull. Located steps away from club amenities and backing to open space, "The Bungalow" offers single level living at its finest. The Bungalow is just over 2,000 sq feet, with 3 beds and 2.5 bathrooms.
$849,000

1995 Buckrake Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

1995 Buckrake Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.12Acre
1,757Sqft
This townhouse is a rare find, with a fully fenced back and side yard, large wraparound deck, and bordering park space on two sides. Surprisingly good Bridger mountain views from the deck, living room and master suite. Main living areas are on the first floor, with all bedrooms and laundry area on the second floor.
$460,000

5756 Westmorland Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

5756 Westmorland Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.10Acre
1,986Sqft
Oh yes, the Lakes of Valley West; a highly sought after community located in Bozeman, MT! This lovely home features 4BR/2.BA & will knock your socks off with its contemporary look and feel w/ large southern exposure windows, located at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjoins the community walking trail.
$599,900

71 Ridge Line Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

71 Ridge Line Lane, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.20Acre
3,286Sqft
Here is your opportunity to own a beautiful home in North Star Subdivision. As you enter the home you will notice the main level provides a functional open-concept floor plan throughout the living, dining, and kitchen area. This home is accented with wood trim, vaulted ceilings, a beautiful gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, built-in speakers, and the kitchen features granite countertops.
$595,000

1297 Thomas Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

1297 Thomas Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,075Sqft
Newly constructed condominiums offering a combination of 1 BD/1.5 BA units along with 2BD/2BA units and 2BD/2.5BA properties. GE appliance package with including electric range, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, exhaust hood, washer/dryer, refrigerator. Quartz countertops, natural gas forced air and AC. Walk-in closets with storage, some condos have decks with additional storage.
$360,000

2929 Texas Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2929 Texas Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
4Acre
2,348Sqft
Hard to find small ranchette property in SW Bozeman. Though only four acres this property has it all. The home was originally built in 1969, but has been completely remodeled with Anderson wood windows, hardwood floors, upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, plumbing, lighting, etc.
$1,250,000

606 Park Place, Bozeman, Montana 59715

606 Park Place, Bozeman, Montana 59715

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.31Acre
3,530Sqft
Welcome to the charming SE Bozeman neighborhood of Westfield & this fabulous (currently being remodeled) home at 606 Park Place that features a versatile floor plan with mature landscaping that makes this property great for years of living, growth & memorable gatherings. This home includes 5 bedrooms & 3.
$821,010

3138 Annie Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3138 Annie Street, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.16Acre
1,918Sqft
Welcoming home in Harvest Creek! Built in 2011, this home is lightly lived in! It features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with a total of 1918+/- square feet including a massive bonus room upstairs! Master bedroom and ensuite bath on the main level. Covered front and rear patios with a fully fenced back yard. Great location and close to parks! On the interior of the subdivision and a quiet street.
$564,900

1419 S 3rd Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1419 S 3rd Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.21Acre
2,632Sqft
This charming home located just minutes from MSU is move in ready. Too many updates and upgrades to list, but some include an open, modern floor plan, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new light fixtures, and more! The master suite features a spacious and upgraded bathroom. The back yard is an oasis, perfect for entertaining on the spacious deck.
$899,000
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