Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Carissa Paulson - ERA Landmark Market Watch - Making the Most of Summer Nights

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Making the Most of Summer Nights

As summer continues to race past us, there are still plenty of opportunities to partake in some traditional warm weather activities – most notably the festivals that crop up throughout the region. Though this summary is not all-inclusive, it comprises some of my very favorite recommendations for making the most of this much anticipated time of year.


The Red Ants Pants Music Festival runs from July 27th – July 30th just a few miles outside of White Sulphur Springs. The event began in 2011 and has now grown to the point of requiring 80 staff and 250 volunteers to bring the celebration to life. The festival is in part a fundraiser for the non-profit Red Ants Pants Foundation supporting the local rural community. Some of this year's headliners include The Bellamy Brothers, Lucinda Williams and the Turnpike Troubadours. Besides the jam-packed music schedule, there are activities, demonstrations, arts, crafts and more.   (www.redantspantsmusicfestival.com)


Livingston is hosting the 4th annual "Hoot" again this year on historic downtown Main Street. Due to overwhelming support by many local businesses and grants, it remains free to the public. This year Jon Cleary and The Quebe Sisters will entertain the masses with music while local non-profits and businesses provide food, beverages, and fun for the kids. The event kicks off at 4pm on August 3rd, and the music continues until 10pm. (www.livingstonhoot.com)

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Agents of Hope Carnival
August 12th, 2017 1-5pm

Lending a hand to help combat neuromuscular disease, ERA Landmark Real Estate will host the 7th Annual Agents of Hope Carnival at Bogert Park in Bozeman, Montana on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1pm until 5pm to raise funds for the Montana Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

 

The community is invited to the park to play old-fashioned carnival games, win prizes, enjoy face painting, and play on fun inflatable activities. Admission to the park is free and tickets are available for purchase at the park to participate in the various games and activities. All of the proceeds raised at the Carnival benefit the Montana Chapter of MDA.

 

For more information about the Agents of Hope Carnival, please visit www.ERACarnival.com.

 

For more information about the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Montana, contact Jenny McGahan jmcgahan@mdausa.org

 
ERA Landmark Featured Properties
225 Mathew Bird Circle, Bozeman
$1,399,500 | MLS 301013

Amazing, Old Farm style home in the popular West Meadow Subdivision. 5 bedrooms, with office, and playroom. Prime location that backs up to open space with trail and creek. Formal living room with wood burning fireplace surrounded by built-in shelves. Formal dining room with stylish built-in hutch with marble countertops. Reclaimed 10" oak barn wood floors in the entry, living room, dining room, family room and kitchen. Wool carpeting in the bedrooms. This is a chef's dream kitchen that includes top of the line stainless appliances, shaker style Omega custom cabinetry, and white Italian Carrara marble countertops. Main level master suite with access to the rear deck. Vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms. Built in audio sound system in the main living area. 3 car attached garage that is heated.

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54 Indian Hill, Livingston
$1,675,000 | MLS 300815

Custom log home in Paradise Valley is ideally situated for views of the magnificent Absaroka Mountains and their ever changing light show as morning rays turn to dramatic colorful sunsets. The spacious main floor offers a grand entry, plaster walls, custom kitchen with 6-burner Viking cook top and granite counters, dining area with deck access, office, 1/2 BA. Master suite has a nicely appointed walk-in closet, gas fireplace, and jetted tub. The impressive rock fireplace is a focal point of the open floor plan. Walk-out daylight bsmt has a cozy family room, wet bar and game area, laundry rm, and access to the covered patio from one of the 2 ensuite bedrooms. 2-car insulated attached garage with radiant floor heat, plus an oversized 2-car detached garage/shop. 20 fenced acres with irrigation water rights. The excellent location is about 10 min from downtown Livingston or 40 min to the airport or Yellowstone Park. Less than 15 minutes from hiking trails, or Yellowstone River access.

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239 Beaver Mountain, Big Sky
$792,000 | MLS 300955

What Montana is all about, Log Homes and Horses. Easy access to the USFS Porcupine Game Range for full moon rides. Three bedroom plus den, this 1978 home sits on 4.27 acres with corrals and tack /hay shed. Second floor master has sun room and private full bath. New stainless steel appliances, as of 2016, new well pump, water heater, and propane thermostat controlled gas fireplace with buried 1000 gallon tank. Unfurnished. Attached log 480sq ft garage, easily incorporated into added sq footage for home. Lots of land for a detached garage. Great views, sun and circular driveway. A very special place.

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364 Sundance Bench, Cameron
$549,000 | MLS 220679

Very unique Montana mountain getaway property. Spectacular views, best views of the Madison Valley / River, Henry Mountains, and Madison Range. Gated Subdivision with exclusive use of 31.7 acres of "Common Area" along the Madison River. Very private and remote feel. Great stands of timber. Internet access. Not year round access, but property comes with two snowmobiles and trailer. Park these at the West Fork Cabins in the winter and snowmobile in and out. Unlimited recreational opportunities. 30 Minutes from Yellowstone. Property Borders NFS. Two bedrooms and a loft that is used as a bedroom.

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BOZEMAN OFFICE
1805 W. Dickerson #1
Bozeman, MT 59715

406-586-1321
VISTORS CENTER
8 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-556-5001
LIVINGSTON OFFICE
215 South Main
Livingston, MT 59047

406-222-8700
BIG SKY OFFICE
36 Center Lane in the Meadow Village Center
Big Sky, MT 59716

406-995-3444
ENNIS OFFICE
219 Main Street
Ennis, MT 59729

406-682-4290
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Carissa Paulson - ERA Landmark Market Watch - Regional Economy is Thriving

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Regional Economy is Thriving

At the end of last month, I had the opportunity to attend an Economic Development Update Seminar hosted by the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce. The quantity and quality of pertinent information from an array of speakers provided much food for thought, and I wanted to share some of the highlights with you.

 

Quality schools are paramount for a town to attract and sustain an educated workforce and community. Rob Watson, Superintendent for the Bozeman Public Schools, and Steve Johnson, Deputy Superintendent of Operations, both spoke about the public school system.  Bozeman currently serves over 6,700 students and consists of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and a charter program. The passing of the bond for the construction of a second high school was necessary for the steadily growing enrollment. Exciting plans were unveiled for the creation of another top notch high school which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

 

Bob Hietala is Dean of Gallatin College MSU, and he presented an overview.  Considered the fastest growing college in Montana, it offers a well-rounded selection of programs that can result in Workforce Degrees. The latest enrollment statistics show more than 900 total students, with 300 seeking degrees.  Course offerings range from two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in categories such as aviation, design drafting technology, interior design and photonics, as well as one-year Certificate of Applied Science degrees in bookkeeping, CNC machining technology, medical assisting, welding technology and more.  The selection keeps growing with two new programs – culinary arts and information technology technician – being introduced this upcoming fall. The success of Gallatin College shows the need for non-university learning opportunities and enhances our community with a highly trained workforce.

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July 14th - Art Walk
Featuring Sweet Pea Posters

FESTIVAL 2017 – SWEET PEA'S 40TH!!

Join us at ERA Downtown on July 14th, 2017 for Art Walk where we will be featuring this years Sweet Pea Festival Posters.

Beginning July 5th, ERA Downtown will have Sweet Pea merchandise for sale!

As we draw nearer with great anticipation, below is a schedule of this years main events to mark on your calendar.

 

ONLINE WRISTBAND SALES START 10AM SATURDAY, MAY 13.
OUTLET AND OFFICE SALES START IN JULY – STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

SWEET PEA FESTIVAL WEEK IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH

ART SHOW – JULY 14 – SEPTEMBER 1

CHALK ON THE WALK – AUGUST 1ST

BITE OF BOZEMAN – AUGUST 2ND

MUSIC ON MAIN (IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DBA)  AUGUST 3RD

ADULT RUN – AUGUST 5TH

CHILDREN'S RUN AND PARADE – AUGUST 5TH

SWEET PEA FESTIVAL WEEKEND – AUGUST 4TH-6TH

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ERA Landmark Featured Properties
298 Parklands Trail, Bozeman
$595,000 | MLS 300422

Gorgeous, custom built 2013 Parade Home! This is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home in the popular Middle Creek Parklands Sub. The kitchen is immaculate with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry. The main floor master suite offers an oversized master show with custom tile work and soaker tub. The home includes full landscaping and backs to open space with incredible mountain views. Upscale finishes include walnut flooring, heated tile floors in the master, and air conditioning unit.

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67 Loch Lomond, Livingston
$445,000 | MLS 220813

Craftsman Paradise Valley home 20 acres. Borders 158 acres of landlock BLM parcel gives elbow room. Mindful Passive solar design, quality construction and great floor plan make this home comfortable and beautiful. The passive solar amenities (Hwam wood stove, etc) give you low heat bills. Outside you have beautiful native landscaping, a raised garden for herbs and greens right off the kitchen and patio, a year round greenhouse. The design team took the 360 degree Paradise Valley views into consideration and the results is stunning. This home is exceptional in design, quality, location and views.

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2863 Beaver Creek, Gallatin Gateway
$1,800,000 | MLS 300108

Majestic Montana beckons from every window of this breathtaking lodge-style retreat. Architecturally designed to complement the mountain setting and meandering creek, this 4 Br/4.5 bath residence is built to level 4 earthquake standards. Custom craftsmanship, dormer windows, natural wood, and native stone harvested from the property. Open great room is positioned to enjoy wandering wildlife and surrounding views of rock escarpment, 100 foot rock cliff and Beaver Creek drainage. Main level master suite, upstairs library, guest apartment with kitchenette above the garage. Wrap around decks highlight the outdoor living space with 20 private acres; minutes from Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park

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80 Boiler Spring, Ennis
$350,000 | MLS 300383

Dramatic property with huge rocks, outstanding views & privacy. Comfortable home works great for full time or vacation living. This 4 BR/4BA home is good for 2 families to share or entertaining lots of company. Has large back deck with hot tub. Close to town, but in the country. 4 wheel track to top of the rocky point where you can have cocktails & see the whole valley. Furniture, 4-wheeler & boat negotiable. New 30-year roof in 2015. Septic pumped & inspected, in 2015.

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1805 W. Dickerson #1
Bozeman, MT 59715

406-586-1321
VISTORS CENTER
8 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-556-5001
LIVINGSTON OFFICE
215 South Main
Livingston, MT 59047

406-222-8700
BIG SKY OFFICE
36 Center Lane in the Meadow Village Center
Big Sky, MT 59716

406-995-3444
ENNIS OFFICE
219 Main Street
Ennis, MT 59729

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Carissa Paulson - ERA Landmark Market Watch - Story Mill Park

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Story Mill Park

When people are asked to give examples of what makes their home community stand out amongst others, one factor that often comes to the forefront is the quality and abundance of parks and recreational services that are in place. Parks provide space for families or groups of all ages and economic status to meet and enjoy the outdoors.  They are very important in the social aspect of determining quality of life.

The value of parks is also included in the economic sphere. The real estate market shows its appreciation of parks and open space by the fact that many people will pay a higher price for homes located near these desirable amenities. This "park premium" results in increased property values and, in turn, leads to higher property tax revenues for our city. Ready access to parks and open space offers a key amenity that attracts businesses and employees and promotes visitors to spend extra time here, fueling the local economy. And recreation programs can contribute to the operating costs of maintaining the parks themselves, while using the areas for sporting or music events can bring in out-of-area revenue.

Finally, parks are known for their overall health benefits. Research has shown that access to parks improves both physical and mental health, resulting in medical care cost savings.   Increased air quality, having a safe and pleasant place for physical activity, capturing stormwater, and connection to nature are all measurable, quality of life benefits of parks.

We are fortunate here in Bozeman to have access to numerous neighborhood parks and miles of trails to choose from when we are looking for quality time outdoors. The City of Bozeman's website reports 42 public parks with 52 miles of trails/ sports fields/ open space within our city limits. Partnerships are a key component of keeping these areas properly updated and maintained. One very exciting project that will be coming to realization is the Story Mill Community Park.

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Bozeman Arts
Event Calendar

Explore all of Bozeman's art events in one place! An easy to navigate website so you never miss an event.
Representing Intermountain Opera, Montana Chamber Music Society, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Montana Ballet Company, MSU and more!

Visit BozemanArts.com
 
ERA Landmark Featured Properties
3086 Farmall, Bozeman
$475,000 | MLS 220336

Comfortable, yet luxurious Bozeman living awaits you in this well maintained home! Whether you're looking to enjoy peaceful sunsets by the custom outdoor kitchen, gaze at the mountain views or play across the street at the neighborhood park...you'll find the joys of the outdoors here! The interior of the home boasts a large open kitchen with stainless appliances and high end granite counters. A main floor master and high vaulted ceilings are just a few more characteristics that set this home apart!

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43 Eastep, Livingston
$799,000 | MLS 220394

Yellowstone River frontage just 20 minutes south of Livingston, MT. ADA accessible home with no steps to front door. Main floor master suite and laundry. Lower level has ADA roll-in shower and kitchenette. Maintenance free exterior, extra insulation and passive solar design make this home cool in summer and economical to heat in winter. Prime Paradise Valley location is convenient to hiking, fishing, dining, and 30 minutes to Yellowstone Park. Your own Osprey nest and riverside gazebo in the back yard.

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2500 Little Coyote Road, Unit 8E, Big Sky
$665,000 | MLS 220329

Attractive End unit with Southern Exposure and a small stream just off the patio. This 3 bedroom, 4 bath condo offers a gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace in the great room, large entry, den/office/family room leading out to the patio, two car heated garage. Association Club House with work out room and outdoor pool and hot tub. Easy access to cross country ski and walking trails right out the front door.

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134 L & M Ranch, Ennis
$399,500 | MLS 207662

Dramatic property with huge rocks, outstanding views & privacy. Comfortable home works great for full time or vacation living. This 4 BR/4BA home is good for 2 families to share or entertaining lots of company. Has large back deck with hot tub. Close to town, but in the country. 4 wheel track to top of the rocky point where you can have cocktails & see the whole valley. Furniture, 4-wheeler & boat negotiable. New 30-year roof in 2015. Septic pumped & inspected, in 2015.

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1805 W. Dickerson #1
Bozeman, MT 59715

406-586-1321
VISTORS CENTER
8 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-556-5001
LIVINGSTON OFFICE
215 South Main
Livingston, MT 59047

406-222-8700
BIG SKY OFFICE
36 Center Lane in the Meadow Village Center
Big Sky, MT 59716

406-995-3444
ENNIS OFFICE
219 Main Street
Ennis, MT 59729

406-682-4290
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