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New Real Estate Trends in Bozeman

by Liz Nitz

New Real Estate Trends in Bozeman

The pandemic and remote work are resulting in new real estate trends.

We saw a big influx of out-of-town buyers in 2020 that was mainly fueled by the pandemic. I think what is driving home-buying decisions is interesting and we are seeing some new real estate trends in Bozeman.

As remote work becomes more of a permanent fixture in the workplace, I think we will continue to see new people coming into our state. (According to a survey done by Redfin in November and December 2020, 34% of respondents have already moved to a different city or area and another 33% would like to.)

 

New Real Estate Trends in Bozeman

People are buying more for lifestyle The lifestyle buyers envision for themselves is very location-oriented right now. Bozeman is an ideal town for many reasons: low population, plenty of outdoor activities, family-friendly community, great schools, etc. Whether companies let the people stay remote is tied to their productivity. I have heard many employers say they have been happy with productivity thus far.

Seller and buyer fatigue It’s a seller’s market in Bozeman right now. And many sellers are getting overwhelmed with multiple offers at once. On the flip side is buyer fatigue. The market is so heated and buyers are getting tired of multiple offers that they don’t win, so they just give up.

More sight-unseen purchases The competitiveness of Bozeman’s market is resulting in homes being bought sigh-unseen and more cash offers, as well.

 

Housing with remote work in mind

  • Live/work: There are already a few live/work spaces in Bozeman and more coming down the pipeline. These will continue to gain traction with buyers who are looking for a totally separate workspace where they can set up an office. The great thing about live/work housing is that it is zoned for commercial use and has separate entrances for living and working spaces. Live/work housing gives you the option of having multiple people in the office with you or you could rent out the commercial space as an income generator.
  • Future of home design: The pandemic brought on major paradigm shifts in what people want in their homes. The must-haves are now a dedicated room for a home office; a nice outdoor space for gathering with friends and neighbors; and a bonus room for the kids, working out, or just to escape family members. It will be interesting to see the future of home design now that many people will be working remotely indefinitely. There is a great article in The Atlantic about this.

iBuyers

iBuyers This is a fairly new way to buy/sell homes and I’m not sure what kind of presence they will have in Bozeman.  iBuyers are online platforms that buy homes directly from a seller in a simple online transaction. Formula is generally that the firm will pay 95% market value for your home. And charge some additional fee but usually not as much as a real estate agent.  The process is pretty streamlined but the value of your home is dependent upon a computer algorithm and doesn’t take anything special about your home into account.

The buying process can be fast. But there will not be a personal service that a real estate agent provides to help. You navigate all the issues that come with closing a large financial transaction.  Established real estate players like Zillow and Redfin have gotten into the game. And it’s still to be determined how well consumers will embrace this trend. Check out this link for more info.

Our housing market is a whirlwind right now. If you have any questions on new real estate trends in Bozeman, feel free to contact me at liz@windermere.com.

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334 Herstal Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

334 Herstal Way, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
0.08Acre
2,096Sqft
Form & Function are on display in this concise and well-appointed plan by Higher Standard Homes. Living room with laminate hardwood seamlessly flows through the dining area and into the kitchen which features quartz counter tops, stainless appliances, modern Bellmont cabinets and large slab island. Upper level boasts spacious master with dual vanities, tile surround shower and walk-in closet.
$719,900

3010 W Villard Street 1F, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3010 W Villard Street 1F, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,308Sqft
Well maintained and move-in ready upper level 3B/2B condo in Morgan Creek. This home also has a 1 car detached garage and spacious bedrooms. Fantastic central Bozeman location.
$415,000

391 Annie Glade Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

391 Annie Glade Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
0.30Acre
2,529Sqft
This lovely, light-filled home in Elk Grove is located at the end of cul-de-sac on a larger lot with a beautifully landscaped & fenced yard that backs to open space. This well-appointed home includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus office and guest cabin. The main level master features a large ensuite bathroom with soaker tub. Beautiful hardwood floors cover the main living spaces and bedrooms.
$749,000

1028 Boylan Road, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1028 Boylan Road, Bozeman, Montana 59715

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
0.24Acre
2,712Sqft
Fantastic and flexible single level floor plan in Bridger Creek Subdivision is under construction and expected to be completed by mid-March 2022. High quality finishes include an extensive cabinetry package, custom built ins, tile, luxury vinyl flooring and quartz counters. Matte black fixtures enhance the sleek modern flair of this 2700 + Sf home.
$995,000

1045 Boylan Road 3, Bozeman, Montana 59715

1045 Boylan Road 3, Bozeman, Montana 59715

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2,205Sqft
Great condo in a great location! Situated on the number 6 hole on Bridger Creek Golf Course, this light filled condo is central to all that is great about living in SW MT! Minutes to downtown Bozeman, surrounded by trails, and easy to hop on the walking or bike path to the M and Drinking Horse Mountain. Golf all summer and xc ski on the groomed trails out your back door all winter.
$775,000

2400 Durston 8, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2400 Durston 8, Bozeman, Montana 59718

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
1,755Sqft
Beautifully updated and move in ready, single level home in the desirable Willwobrook Condos. This home features a large master suite w/walk-in closet, private fenced patio and a remodeled 3/4 bath with gorgeous walk-in shower. Luxurious new wool carpet. Granite counters in kitchen and 2nd bath. Kitchen features newer stainless appliances, pull outs in lower cabinets and a sizable pantry.
$725,000

6651 Gooch Hill Road, Bozeman, Montana 59718

6651 Gooch Hill Road, Bozeman, Montana 59718

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
6Acre
3,908Sqft
Great horse property just minutes to downtown. This home has had many updates, including new paint, flooring, fixtures, hardware, lighting, bathroom etc. in 2021/2022. Perfect set-up for the horse lover, with multiple pastures, barn with stalls, tack area, hay storage, round pen, and various outbuildings. 4 beds and 3.5 baths in the house gives you plenty of room.
$1,895,000

305 Michael Grove Avenue 2A, Bozeman, Montana 59718

305 Michael Grove Avenue 2A, Bozeman, Montana 59718

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
953Sqft
Single-level, 2-bedroom 2-bath, newly painted, ground floor, corner unit condo with lots of natural light from north and eastern-facing windows. Open concept living and dining area, opening up to small patio. Main entry is a preferred south facing entry. Condo has central air conditioning(!), a 1-car detached garage with loft storage, and a reserved parking space.
$340,000

439 N 10th, Bozeman, Montana 59715

439 N 10th, Bozeman, Montana 59715

4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
0.18Acre
2,200Sqft
GREAT LOCATION! Close to Bozeman Senior High School 4BR 2BA Rancher with full basement and CONVERTED SHOP to a 400SF+ STUDIO/COTTAGE, additional living space in the backyard. Studio has 3/4 bath, small kitchenette w/sink, AC/Heat Mini split, stacked W/D, gas stove heater and walk-in closet. EXTRA PARKING accessed from alley.
$685,000
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