Looking at the Big Sky housing market, the fundamentals are fairly easy to understand. Supply is low, demand is high. And with the ski season on the horizon, property management companies are again seeing an influx of people unsuccessfully in search of housing.
If not satisfied or very dissatisfied with your residence, can you briefly describe why?
•Two strangers sharing a one-bedroom.
•Six people packed in a two-bedroom.
The Big Sky Community Housing Trust hopes to secure land, partnerships and other resources for the development of affordable housing and to do that it needs additional staffing.
Greg Blaufuss is worried about his son Spencer, who lives in a 1984 Bluebird International bus near the corner of Gooch Hill Road and Highway 191 in Gallatin Gateway. A few weeks back, Spencer—who is 24 and works at Big Sky Resort—bought a load of green wood and that triggered an unfortunate cascade of events.
Gallatin County Commission candidate Scott MacFarlane knows how to run, though he’s never run for county-wide office until now.
The federal HOME down payment assistance program is now available to homebuyers in Big Sky. It’s been helping turn renters into homeowners in Bozeman for several years, but only recently came available to buyers looking to purchase Big Sky properties at a capped amount of $272,000 or less.
Wendy Sullivan remembers when Ketchum, Idaho first started to wrestle publicly with its affordable housing issues. It was around 2000 and Sullivan was working as a planner for Blaine County in nearby Hailey.
Just after the Gallatin County Commission shot down his planned commercial subdivision, Realtor and Developer Scott Altman buried his frustration under a friendly smile. The project included as many as 40, four-bedroom units.