Bozeman Daily Chronicle - It no longer matters how many times you ask breathless visitors not to tell anyone how great it is here. The word is already out.
Gallatin County's population is predicted to swell by 20 percent by 2025, to roughly 112,000 people. Bozeman will hold almost 50,000 by then. And those estimates, put out by the Montana Department of Commerce, are probably conservative, considering the momentum carried by the local economy and housing market.
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Wall Street Journal - More than half of all homes sold last year and so far in 2013 have been financed without a mortgage, according to an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs Group.
The analysis estimates that around 20% of all homes sold before the housing crash were “all-cash” sales (or around 30% of sales by dollar volume). But over the past seven years, the all-cash share of sales has more than doubled, increasing by more than 30 percentage points, according to economists Hui Shan, Marty Young and Charlie Himmelberg.