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5 Reason Why Home Prices Won't Crash

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 14, 2023 in  Home Price
I'm surprised how many people I meet through the year that have sold their home in 2021 or 2022 at what they felt was the peak of the housing market, are renting now waiting for housing prices to crash and buy at the low point of the market.Here are 5 reason why we won't see housing prices crash:1. Lack of homes for sale.  In the Bozeman/Belgrade markets, we only have half of the homes for sale that we did before covid.  When home prices declined after the recession of 2008, we had a glut of homes for sal... read more

Montana State Sets All-Time Enrollment Record

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 21, 2023 in  Montana State University
Montana State University’s fall student enrollment is the largest in its 130-year history, with 16,978 students pursuing the many benefits of higher education at the state’s largest university.  The new enrollment is up 2% over last fall’s headcount, an increase of 290 students. MSU’s previous enrollment record of 16,902 was set in the fall of 2018. MSU’s enrollment solidifies its position as the largest university in the four-state region of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas.Stude... read more

MSU To Build A Hotel On Campus

Posted by Mark L. Corner on June 08, 2023 in  Montana State University
Montana State University is going to build a hotel on campus to enhance the learning experience of its hospitality and culinary arts programs.  The new hotel will give students real-world hands-on experience in their hospitality and culinary arts degree fields.  Many of the top hospitality programs in the U.S. have training hotels affiliated with their programs.  The hotel will be built and operated by Cross Harbor Capital, the owner of the Yellowstone Club with a 40 year land lease to MSU with the o... read more

Income & Property Tax Rebates for Montana

Posted by Mark L. Corner on March 23, 2023 in  Tax
On March 13th, the 2023 Montana Legislature passed and the Governor just signed House Bills 192 & 222 which will give Montanans a rebate on their income taxes paid in 2021 and property taxes paid in 2022 & 2023.  The state has a multi-billion dollar surplus and collected more money than it needs.  The income tax rebate checks will be the lesser of the tax you paid on line 20 of your Montana Income Tax Form 2 in 2021 or $1,250 for individuals and $2,500 for married couples filing jointly.  The... read more

New Town & Country Grocery Store

Posted by Mark L. Corner on March 18, 2023 in  Development
Residents on the west side of Bozeman are getting a new grocery store.  Town & Country Foods has been planning a west-side store for a few years now.  They finally broke ground last fall on 4 acres of land on the north end of Ferguson Farms between Fallon St and Field St just to the north of Sidewinders, Foxtrot & Tanglewood.  The store is planned to be 38,000 sqft and a similar design to their S 11th Ave store.  The opening date will likely be early 2024.  Once this store is open, ... read more