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Your Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Mark L. Corner on August 25, 2020 in  Home Maintenance
With the change of each season comes a new set of maintenance tasks for your home. Now that summer's here, you'll want to prepare your home and yard for the onslaught of summer heat. From air-conditioner upkeep to hanging a clothesline, these simple chores will help keep your home happy and healthy. Check detectors. Check your home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working properly. Inspect air-conditioners. If you haven't already, prep air conditioners and fans for their bus... read more
In coordination with the Governor of Montana lifting out of state 14 day quarantines on June 1, Yellowstone National Park will open the Cooke City, Gardiner and West Yellowstone entrances on June 1st at 10 am  Access within the park will be day use only, no overnight accommodations or camping in this phase of opening.  Bathrooms, self-service gas stations, trails and boardwalks, medical clinics and limited store access will be open.All roads will be open in the Park on June 1 except between Canyon Village... read more

Yellowstone National Park is Now Closed to Visitors

Posted by Mark L. Corner on March 24, 2020 in  Corona Virus Resources

Effective at 1 pm Tuesday March 24th Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National are closed to all visitors.  The highway through Yellowstone to Cooke City will stay open to support life, safety and commerce for the residents and vendors of Cooke City.  Here is the press release from Yellowstone National Park.

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

Posted by Mark L. Corner on December 03, 2020 in  Mortgage
In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are hitting record lows, you may be wondering: Are they going to keep falling? Should I wait until they get even lower? The Challenge with Wait... read more
So many people like to point the finger at greedy landlords raising rents in Bozeman for the lack of affordable housing.  It actually has nothing to do with Bozeman but national trends that are happening to most every city across America.1. We have a national housing supply shortage.    A. People are staying in their homes longer.  10 - 12 year compared to 7 years.    B. When people buy a new home, instead of selling their old home, they are keeping it as a         ... read more