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Found 14 blog entries tagged as "Gallatin County".

bozeman_city_of_bozeman_468Bozeman 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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471 Views, 0 Comments - Home builders are as confident as ever — nearly eight years to be more precise. Whether that will translate into actual construction remains to be seen.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index rose 3 points to 59, marking the fourth rise in a row. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a 55 reading. July’s level was downwardly revised by a point to 56.

Any reading above 50 is considered “good.”

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657 Views, 0 Comments - The sale of Moonlight Basin marks one of the biggest real estate deals in the history of Gallatin County.

Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resort will be combining their operations and the two companies plan to merge them into one mountain resort.

The resultant mountain resort would outdo Vail by over 400 acres, making it the most ski-able terrain in the country.

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637 Views, 0 Comments - Right now homebuyers across the country, already in frenzied bidding wars for homes, are increasingly losing out to the almighty all-cash buyer.

To answer why, you have to look at the appraisal process. Price appraisals are common during the home selling process. They confirm that the home’s value is not substantially below the asking price. The step is necessary for buyers who are getting a mortgage—the bank won’t lend buyers $300,000 for a home worth only $250,000.

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620 Views, 0 Comments - Although home prices are likely to continue to rise in the next few years, the national market is not in danger of a bubble, according to prominent economists.

“Four of the next five years are likely to be improving years in the housing market. I don’t say five because there’s always the possibility of little hiccups in the housing market,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.

“But we will still be shy of the bubble years of 2005.”

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589 Views, 0 Comments - The housing market has leaped head first into recovery mode. March’s housing numbers show that the S&P Case-Shiller Index is rising more quickly on an annual basis than it has since 2006, existing-home sales have experienced 12 months of year-over-year price increases and new home sales are 29% higher than they were a year ago.

A new survey by Pulte Group shows that the housing market will continue its upward trend. The study interviewed renters between the ages of 18 and 34 (otherwise known as generation Y or millennials) and found that 65% of respondent's intentions to buy homes had increased over the past year. 52% of millennials indicated a desire to own and build equity.

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559 Views, 0 Comments - For the fourth consecutive year, Gallatin County has been named the overall healthiest county in Montana, according to a national study released Tuesday.

Researchers with the Population Health Institute of the University of Wisconsin ranked Gallatin County among the best in the state for several health factors.

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515 Views, 0 Comments - Economic forecasters call for Gallatin County to continue to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state.

In the 2013 economic seminar held in Bozeman today, economists broke down the economic growth of the state by county, including different industries. While Montana struggled in the recession several years back, a steady recovery has been keeping the state's growth strong, including the construction industry in Gallatin County.

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552 Views, 0 Comments - Americans are getting off of the sidelines and back into the housing market game as signs continue to point to economic recovery.

A recent survey shows that Americans are feeling less discouraged about the housing sector and are willing to toss their hats back into the ring.

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Summer’s end may have led to the close of a strong home-buying season, but a decrease in distressed sales is helping prices maintain their yearly gain and some regions are still experiencing monthly price increases.

As of August 23, 2012, prices fell 0.4 percent in 25 major U.S. metropolitan areas from July 23, 2012, according to Radar Logic’s RPX Composite price. Year-over-year, prices were still up 4.5 percent, and year-to-date, the RPX composite showed prices have risen 12.8 percent, the largest increase for the period since 2005.

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