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30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgages Still Historically Low

Posted by Mark Corner on October 17, 2018 in No Category

Even though we have seen 30 year fixed rate mortgages climb a little higher each quarter in 2018, the rates are still at historic lows when you look at rates over the last 46 years.   Even at a 5% 30 year fixed rate mortgage, this still gives buyers more buying power than the 36 year period from 1972 to 2008.  Thanks to Brett Evertz from Opportunity Bank for this chart.

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Airport Sets June Boarding Record

Posted by Mark Corner on July 12, 2018 in  Bozeman Airport Information
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport set another record for the total number of passengers flying in and out of the airport for the month of June.  Nearly 135,000 passengers flew in or out of Bozeman last month.  This is about a 12% increase from June of 2017 and the most the airport has ever seen in June.  Airport Director Brian Sprenger says that the success and growth of the airport helps the growth and economy of southwest Montana.  The airport expects another record breaking month ... read more
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Belgrade One Of Montana's Safest Cities

Posted by Mark Corner on March 29, 2018 in  Belgrade News

Belgrade was ranked as one of the 10 safest cities in Montana in a new report from SafeWise.  SafeWise reviewed the 2016 FBI crime statistics and population data.  The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (assault, murder, rape and robbery) and the number of property crimes reported (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people.  Belgrade came in at #10 on the list.  The safest city according to the report was Dillon, MT.

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Belgrade Sets Record Housing Permits

Posted by Mark Corner on February 20, 2018 in  Belgrade News
The city of Belgrade set a record for the number of housing permits issued.  The city issued 143 single-family housing permits in 2017.  This breaks the old record set in 2016 of 124 housing permits.  City planners say this is great news for Belgrade's economy, which could use commercial growth.  More permits are being issued as a result of recent population growth throughout the Gallatin Valley.  Bozeman and MSU continue to be driving forces with growth in the valley.  ... read more
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Big Sky one of the 8 Best Spots for Extreme Skiing

Posted by Mark Corner on November 17, 2018 in No Category
Big Sky Ski Area was named one of the best 8 Extreme Skiing spots in the U.S and Canada by CNN Travel.  The resort limits the number of skiers who can ski off the 11,166' peak at a time.  Whether you head north off Lone Peak through the North Summit Snow Fields, head east down the Big Couloir or head south into Liberty Bowl the skiing does not disappoint.  In addition, Big Sky just installed the new Ramcharger 8 heated ski lift with a weather proof bubble.  And relocated the old Ramcharger lift ... read more
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