News from the Knoff Group

Affordable housing advocates look to Montana Legislature for help

How do we address the affordability issue? Through rules and regulations? Through better options for income growth? It will likely take a few different things to help – here are a few attempts going through the state legislature… Affordable housing advocates look to Montana Legislature for help By Eric Dietrich Montana Free Press Jan 25, …

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City approves affordable housing near Baxter Square Park

More moves are being made to deal with one of our biggest issues in the Bozeman area – affordable housing. City approves affordable housing near Baxter Square Park By Katheryn Houghton Chronicle Staff Writer Feb 28, 2018 A Bozeman field that developers have been trying to build on for more than a decade is set …

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FHFA Announces Conforming Loan Limits for 2018 – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $453,100

This announcement will be a boon to homebuyers looking to stay out of Jumbo loan territory. FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2018 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $453,100 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/28/2017 Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits …

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Ready to go from renter to homeowner?

The age old question – rent vs buy. In our area, rents are skyrocketing – and many people can purchase and pay less than renting a similiar property – by a lot. Renting vs. buying a home: Which is best for you? By Dawn Papandrea Posted: 11/18/16 Updated: 01/13/17 Sara Woznicki, a 25-year-old Richmond, Va., …

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Hot Button Issues for 2014 – A summary in Bozeman

It’s interesting to take a yearly cross section – an assessment if you will – of what the biggest hot button issues for a community are and then bundle them together for study. It gives across section of where a community stands in growth and involvement.  I found this article very enlightening – especially the …

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Bozeman Cost of Living | Prospera Business Network

Prospera Business Network has just released their Quarter 3 Cost of Living Index for the Bozeman area.  This is a very interesting comparison on how we stack up against other areas – including larger metropolitan communities. Bozeman’s Cost of Living at Two Percent Above the National Average, Housing 16 Percent Above Average for Third Quarter …

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