My Blog Articles

The "New Norm" in Kitchen Layout

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 28, 2020 in  Kitchens
4 Ways to Adapt Your Kitchen to 2020’s ‘New Norm’ Since lockdown, our kitchens have seen more use than ever, whether that’s more cooked meals to pass the time or doubling up as a home office. Even as restrictions continue to change amidst the current ‘new norm’, it’s expected that our attitude towards kitchen interior design will be forever changed with more emphasis on hygiene, flexibility and storage. SAM SHALOMOCT 22, 2020 Cover Photo by Science in HD on ... read more

How Home Equity Helps You in The Future

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 27, 2020 in  Home Equity
Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity over the past year. In addition, experts project 2020 home prices to continue rising. With prices going up, equity gains will also keep accelerating. Black Knight just reported: “The annual percent change in the overall median existing single-family-home price has skyrocketed in the past seve... read more

Gooch Hill Road to Close for Two Weeks

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 22, 2020 in  Road Construction
A short, but vital piece of Gooch Hill Road will be closed to all traffic from Monday, October 26th through Monday, November 9th for water and sewer work. THIS CLOSURE MAY AFFECT YOUR DAILY COMMUTE IF GOOCH HILL ROAD IS ON YOUR NORMAL ROUTE TO WORK, HOME, SCHOOL, ETC... Note that you may need to use a detour for a couple of weeks as this stretch will be totally closed to traffic for the designated time period. The designated stretch is 5400 Gooch Hill Road to Ramshorn Peak. You may need to use Stucky Road and/... read more

A Home Owners Net Worth is 40 Times Greater Than a Renter's

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 13, 2020 in  Home Ownership
One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually over 40 times greater than that of a renter. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying a home, especially when they’re so affordable in today’s market. Every three years the Survey of Consumer Finances shows the breakdown of how owning a home helps build financial security. In the... read more

Bozeman School Board Votes Yes to 5 Day In-person Learning

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 13, 2020 in  Schools

The Bozeman School Board voted yes a second time to move to 5 day a week in-person learning.  The Board approved the transition dates of Nov 2nd for pre-kindergarten to 5th grades, Nov 23rd for middle schools and Jan 25th for high schools.  The school district has 5 active cases at Gallatin High, 3 at Bozeman High, 2 at Chief Joseph, 1 at Sacajawea and 2 at Emily Dickenson.  School board chairman Andy Willet called the decision a calculated risk.