Friday, September 1, 2017

Carissa Paulson - ERA Landmark Market Watch - Let the Sun Shine

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Let the Sun Shine

Northwestern Energy Solar Energy Project in Bozeman, Montana.

Soaking up the sun! Most of us have been participating in this popular catchphrase for the last couple of months while the days are longer and the rays are plentiful. And while we humans enjoy the warmth and dose of Vitamin D that the sun provides, our homes and commercial buildings can also reap the benefits from that large star in the sky in the form of solar energy.


The discovery that the sun's power could be harnessed via solar cells began as far back as 1876, but it wasn't until the 1950s that the practice made real forward progress. The 1960s saw NASA utilizing this cutting edge technology as well with solar powered satellites. While at first quite cost prohibitive, the following decades have vastly improved the ability to make this technology feasible and affordable. It is certainly reasonable to assume that the use of solar energy will continue to evolve and become more prevalent.

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An American Celebration - Presented by Bozeman Symphony
Sponsored by ERA Landmark Real Estate

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 - 2:30pm
Willson Auditorium

 

​As an American Orchestra entering its 50th year, we begin our season of celebrations with a fitting tribute to the music of our native land.

 

First, we'll take you on a delightfully wild romp with Bernstein's Candide Overture. Next, the much-anticipated return of one of our most requested guest artists: Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu, performing Gershwin's flashy Piano Concerto in F. A deeply introspective moment follows with Samuel Barber's Essay No. 1, followed by the Symphonic Dances from one of our greatest American masterpieces, West Side Story.

 

Star Spangled Indeed!

 

Candide: Overture Leonard Bernstein
Concerto, Piano, F major George Gershwin
Essay no. 1, op. 12 Samuel Barber
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances Leonard Bernstein

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ERA Landmark Featured Properties
50 Farm View, Bozeman
$3,999,000 | MLS 301019

Luxurious custom built home with an Old World feel located in Old River Farm. Riverfront property with over 20 acres. One of a kind masterpiece with breathtaking mountain views. Stone throughout the home and vaulted ceilings. 4 car garage with separate 2 car garage barn. This unique and elegant abode is a must see!

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85 Shamrock, Livingston
$750,000 | MLS 300731

As soon as you enter this park-like setting, you will feel like you have found your oasis. The 6.5 acre lot offers mature shade trees and conifers, and spectacular views of surrounding mountains. The 3BR/2.5 bath home is a peaceful retreat with an interior space that feels "just right". From the custom beams that add character to the living room, to the bright sun room, and cozy den you will feel right at home no matter the season. The covered front porch offers views into Paradise Valley over the manicured front lawn, and you'll see the Crazy Mountains overlooking the pond from the north facing back deck. The 2-car detached garage is oversized. There's another shady deck overlooking the pond, and a sandy beach area complete with fire pit for enjoying those lazy days of summer. The location is less than 10 minutes to downtown Livingston, and an easy commute to Bozeman or 50 minutes to Yellowstone Park.

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3175 Two Moons, Big Sky
$599,000 | MLS 300654

Big Sky Resort's Meadow Village Home located on Two Moons Road across from Town Center, designed by Frank Ciken. Recently renovated with new carpet and tile, this three bedroom home has been freshly painted. Best of all is the kitchen with all new tile floor, wood cabinets, counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The home offers a family room near the kitchen and an attached 2 car over sized garage. The second floor hosts the master bedroom and bath with walk in closet, 2 additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. Skylights, Renai propane heater, electric Cadet Fan heaters, Andesite Rock wood fireplace are a few more of the highlights waiting for someone to move in.

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316 E. Ennis Street, Ennis
$295,000 | MLS 301319

This charming vintage home has been remodeled in the past but needs some TLC. It is comfortable and livable as it is, but in need of upgrading. Would make an excellent vacation cottage or rental. Property consists of 3 lots (144' x 50' each) so the additional lots could be developed. This property borders a large pasture in the flood plain that cannot be built on which offers wonderful privacy and views of the mountains. The Madison River is a short distance away and could probably be seen from a second story, if another structure were built on the property. The house is in a lovely setting with large trees and open space. Lots of potential.

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1805 W. Dickerson #1
Bozeman, MT 59715

406-586-1321
VISITORS 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
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Ennis, MT 59729

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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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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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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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