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In the ever changing world of real estate, it is important for buyers and sellers to stay informed on what is going on. Our blog is here just for that. Learn about issues impacting the local real estate market and check out some of our new listings. Be sure to bookmark this page to stay connected.

Escape to Big Sky, Montana!

Posted: Jan 22, 2015 by ecoREsource Properties

Plan a winter weekend in Big Sky. Fresh powder and no lift lines are two reasons to check out this Montana mountain town!

Read more in this list written by Sunset Magazine Contributor, Caroline Patterson. 

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Passive House Alliance Presents: Passive House Case Studies:  What Worked & What Didn’t

Posted: Jan 13, 2015 by ecoREsource Properties

Achieving the world's most ambitious building-energy standard presents more than a few challenges. Join Passive House Alliance for a nuts-n-bolts discussion with long-time CPHC Dylan Lamar who will provide an overview of lessons learned from a number of Passive House projects, including single-family, multifamily and commercial.

WEBINAR:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

5:30 - 7:00 PM PACIFIC

Attend live at Earth Advantage in Portland or attend Online via GoToMeeting.com - link provided upon registration.

REGISTER NOW for online attendance!
PHAUS Members:…

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Moving to Bozeman, Montana?

Posted: Jan 12, 2015 by ecoREsource Properties

Are you considering a move to Bozeman, Montana? Here’s everything you need to know about this outdoor enthusiast lovers’ town.

Demographics & Geography - With close to 40,000 people, Bozeman is the 4th most populated city in the state of Montana. The median age for Bozeman residents is 27.1 years old, and the median household income is $44,818. Located in the southeastern part of the state in Big Sky Country, Bozeman is surrounded by five mountain ranges.…

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20 Ways to Live a Greener Life

Posted: Dec 26, 2014 by ecoREsource Properties

Homeowners can benefit greatly by practicing these green tips; they can save money, live in a healthier environment, and reduce their carbon footprint — helping to make this planet a better place.

 

Buy Energy Efficient Appliances - The more energy efficient an appliance is the less it costs to run. See Energy Star ratings when you buy your next appliance.


Try to Limit Your Laundry Washing - Instead of doing lots of…

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Bozeman, Montana Tops “The Best Place” Lists

Posted: Dec 9, 2014 by ecoREsource Properties

Each time Bozeman is named “Best Place” in the national media, locals aren’t surprised. They already know what the rest of the world keeps hearing; Bozeman, Montana is the best place to live. Many express their hope that it will remain a “best kept” secret. After all, part of the allure of Bozeman is its small population and vast opportunities for solitude. If you haven’t already, you are bound to fall in love with this unpretentious town after…

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Putting Your Best Offer Forward

Posted: Nov 25, 2014 by ecoREsource Properties

Bozeman is quickly turning into a Seller’s market with multiple buyers competing for the same property. We recommend that buyers consider putting their best offer in…the first time around.

When you make an offer on a property, the seller can accept, reject or counter offer your offer. That being said, you want to make your offer as appealing as possible. Try to see your offer from the seller’s perspective. Here are 5 ways to be the ideal buyer…

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Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar

Posted: Nov 12, 2014 by ecoREsource Properties

As conventional energy costs continue to rise, more and more Montanans are seeking to convert to solar energy. If you are considering living off the energy grid, now is the perfect time; solar costs have decreased 25% in the last few years alone. Homeowners who go solar will see these benefits:

1.Solar Energy is Renewable - Using the sun for power does not reduce the amount available; it’s an unlimited resource.

2.It Will Save the Homeowner Money - Adding…

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Montana | Most Definitely “The Treasure State”

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 by ecoREsource Properties

The Montana Department of Tourism recently released this amazing video of our beautiful state. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unparalleled scenery of "The Treasure State."

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What Is Your Water Footprint?

Posted: Oct 29, 2014 by ecoREsource Properties

 

Most of us don’t think twice about the availability of water; we turn on our faucet, and there it is. Did you know that only about 1% of the earth’s water is readily available to consume? You can save money and help the environment simply by reducing your water usage and eliminating water waste. The average household spends $500 per year on their water/sewer bill. By installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances, homeowners can…

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Footprint? What Footprint? Hobbits, The Oblivious and The Carbon Footprint of How You Live

Posted: Sep 3, 2013 by Rick Ladzinski

Footprint? What Footprint? Hobbits, The Oblivious and The Carbon Footprint of How You Live

Whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we are aware of it or not, we all leave a footprint as we take our walk through life. A track, a mark, an impression, a legacy, or just a trace, we leave evidence of having lived on this earth. Individually it varies immensely depending on how we live and what we consume. Collectively, the human race…

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Decoding the green movement

Posted: Nov 14, 2012 by Gary Foster

The latest version of the green movement can be confusing.  You hear all the catchphrases about climate change and doing your part for the environment.  As usual, this is a reinvention of the last movement from the 70's which is almost identical.  That puts me in the age group who has seen this movie before.  Don't get me wrong.  We all need to do our part.  However, as usual, if you follow the money you will see a lot of the…

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Bozeman city water

Posted: Nov 9, 2012 by Mary Ackermann

Where does your water come from? Bozeman's delicious water comes from the watershed south of town and the south end of the Bridger Mountains. This includes Hyalite Creek which flows into Hyalite Reservoir, and Sourdough Creek which is drawn from the creek at the canyon. Both are considered surface water and the two are mixed and tested at the Sourdough water plant.  Lyman Creek is spring water which is considered a groundwater source and comes from the Bridger Range. You can access more information…

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Happy Trails

Posted: Nov 8, 2012 by Mary Ackermann

Wonderful horse property located just outside the small western community of Clyde Park, MT. This productive 78 acres has a good spring and live creek, exceptional views, native grasses and rolling hills. there's a newer 2+ bedroom farmhouse, the original stone homestead and new 6 stall horse barn with an apt.  Additional adreage is available if your dream is  a 210 acre ranch.  Everything you want right here and ready to set up a nice performance horse or cattle operation. $1,165,000…

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Great Resources

Posted: Nov 8, 2012 by Mary Ackermann

For all who are interested in low-cost, low tech, energy efficient housing, there's a terrific website www.passivehouse.us.

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Licenses

Posted: Jul 26, 2012 by Mary Ackermann

Just fyi: All dogs and cats over 6 months of age, living inside the city limits are required to be licensed. Proof of rabies vaccination and  spay or neutering certificate required. Call 406-582-2327(Bozeman) and 406-222-2005(Livingston) for more information.

When you move from another state you have 90 days to get a Montana driver's license. A driver must be 16 years of age or have taken the driver's education class to be licensed at 15 years of age. Call 406-587-0461(Bozeman) and 406-222-4610(Livingston)..

Vehicles…

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