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How Will The Presidential Election Affect Real Estate

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 29, 2020 in  Election
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployment, and a level of social unrest perhaps never seen before have all changed the way we live. Only the real estate market seems to be unaffected, as a new forecast projects there may be more homes purchased this year than last year. As we come to the end of this tumultuous year, we’re preparing for perhaps the most contentious presidential electio... read more

New Non-Stop Flight to Charlotte, NC

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 22, 2020 in  Bozeman Airport Information

The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport announced that it is adding a new seasonal non-stop flight from Bozeman to Charlotte, NC.  American Airlines will operate the daily flight from Dec 17th, 2020 to April 5th, 2021.  Charlotte is a major hub for American Airlines which will offer lots of connecting options on the American Airline network.  This will be the 21st city served by non-stop flights out of Bozeman.

Bozeman School Board Sets Target Dates For 5 Day In-Person Classes

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 22, 2020 in  Schools
The Bozeman School Board meet through a Zoom meeting for 7 hours Monday night to discuss the possibility of switching from it's current blended model of learning (2 days in-person and 3 days remote) to the cohort model of 5 days of in-person learning.  They set target dates for different grades if certain metrics were met regarding COVID-19.  Pre kindergarten to 5th grade's date is Nov 5th, middle school on Nov 23rd and high school on Jan 25th.  Another board vote will be required to switch from the ... read more

Montana State University Has 5th Highest Fall Enrollment

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 16, 2020 in  Montana State University
The fall enrollment for Montana State University is the 5th highest in history.  There were 16,249 students enrolled this fall.  A dip of 3% over the 2019 fall enrollment but MSU considers that a win with the current COVID-19 situation and having a blend of in-person and virtual online classes this year.  Their retention rate (students that return for a 2nd year) hit a 30 year high of 78% and the 4 year graduation rate climbed 5% to 34.7%.  This fall is also different by not having football.&nbs... read more

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 03, 2020 in  Moving to Bozeman
Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from the place people returned to after work, school, hitting the gym or vacationing, to the place where families do all of the above. For those who now spend the majori... read more