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Both Big Sky and Bridger Bowl Resorts both set records for skiers.  Bridger Bowl saw 217,000 skiers this season overturning the previous mark by 3%.  Big Sky saw more than 450,000 skier visits overturning the previous mark by over 100,000 skiers!   Snow fell early and often with snowpack levels well above 100% levels in all areas in Big Sky and the Gallatin Valley.

Bozeman’s Best Unoccupied Properties

by Tim Hart

 

302 N. 7th: The old Frontier Pies: N. 7th is predicted to be a hot spot for businesses in the near future. NSURB (N. 7th Renewal Board) is pushing to improve the area to maximize its desirability. Bozeman City Commission is backing NSURB’s initiatives. The old Frontier Pies building needs some tender love and care, but it is in a potentially booming location.

 

621 W. Mendenhall: The old Movie Gallery: Space space space. This old building provides ample room for a business to come in and spread out. Located right off of Main, this is a space with square footage and optimal location.

 

131 W. Main: The old 18 Miles to the Border: Offering a unique layout, this space is ideal for the funky and hip downtown feel. The outdoor patio and restraint interior makes it all ready to welcome a crowd.

 

901 W. Main: The old Safeway: A mass retail location that has been stripped to the bone as Safeway built its brand new building just down the street. The corporate offices must have felt the location was primed for business!

 

25 E. Mendenhall: The old Bozeman Kenyon Noble: Great size building with a lot, the old Kenyon Noble building is in a top priority location (downtown again) and rumor has it that a hotel may be replacing what is there presently.

 

1104 E. Main: The old 369 Pet Medical: East main has seen a recent spike in business appeal. Access to I-90 and close to residential and professional environments, the old 360 Pet Medical building offers unique architecture and a cozy inside space.

 

1332 E. Main: The old KO’s Club: Currently for lease, the roomy space has a bar and dance floor that is ideal for opening an upscale and classy business potential.

Source: http://mooseradio.com/best-unoccupied-properties-in-bozeman/  

 

NEW LISTING: Big Sky Montana, Dream Home Location

by Tim Hart

 

What a fantastic Meadow location. Easy access to everything, upgraded lighting, open floor plan, very well loved and maintained. Bedrooms are well sized, stackable washer and dryer convey in a split bath with dual sinks. This is a must see, and the association dues are some of the lowest in Big Sky at $285 per quarter plus $175 semi annually and no Big Sky dues. Click the picture to find out more!

Gallatin County is one of the fastest growing economic areas in the northern Rocky Mountains with a vibrant economy, an educated work force, a major research university, a thriving technology and manufacturing sector, plentiful cultural and outdoor recreational amenities, and is a short drive away from Yellowstone National Park. Check out these reasons to pack up and move to Big Sky

  1. Gallatin County was named as the best place in the Rockies for “healthy living and small business creation” in the recent The State of the Rockies Report Card.
  2. There are over 90 high-tech companies in Gallatin County–which is often referred to as the high-tech capital of the Northern Rockies.
  3. Big Sky’s Ophir school currently offers K-8. Morningstar Learning Center Preschool offers early education and the new Lone Peak High School services 9th-12th grades.
  4. Big Sky boasts the Biggest Skiing in America® and is consistently ranked in the top 10 best resorts in North America and the London Sunday Times ranked Big Sky in the top 10 resorts in the world.

Vacation Home Sales on the Rebound

by Tim Hart

Some of the hardest-hit cities in the housing downturn were from vacation home areas, but now these areas are seeing a surge in sales.

Condo sales in Hawaii and Florida are inching upward, Housing Predictor reports. For example, in the first two months of 2011, existing condo sales in Oahu, Hawaii, increased nearly 21 percent and the median prices on these units jumped 7 percent higher than more than a year ago.

“We’re definitely seeing continual strengthening of the market as more buyers are taking advantage of low prices and low rates to buy second homes and vacation homes,” says Jeff Proster, president of Brookfield Homes in Hawaii.

Meanwhile, closed transactions of existing condos in Miami jumped 58 percent higher in February compared to a year ago.

“We are even seeing instances in certain neighborhoods with multiple offers above asking price,” says Jack Levine, the Miami REALTORS® chairman.

Florida has seen improvement in its sales across the state with sales jumping 29 percent on condos and 13 percent for single family homes. However, seven out of 10 sales in the state were either foreclosures or short sales. Half of all sales also were from cash buyers.

Source: “Vacation Home Sales Surge Higher,” Housing Predictor (March 23, 2011)

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