All Blog Entries by Marisa Owen

Found 39 blog entries published by Marisa Owen.

For the soon to be moms and dads out there, what do you need to know about childcare centers/daycares in Bozeman? 

*** If you are relocating to Bozeman, definitely read through this blog article to ensure your family's transition is as seamless as possible.


How do you find out if a daycare is licensed? 
You'll want to visit this website:
**This website will give you up to date information and run down of past inspections and reports on the daycares. 

Are there fees to be on a waitlist? 
Sometimes there is. And sometimes that fee is non-refundable so consider the fee to be a deposit. 

How quickly should you reach out to childcare centers/daycares?
The most sound

142 Views, 0 Comments

With only 1 day on the market, I sold 310 N 5th Street, Manhattan, Montana. This property was a complete tear down and rebuilt from the ground up in 2017. Located near the Manhattan School, I knew this property would be desirable because of the location but also how turn-key this property is. But the market is not always predictable ... 

.... with the holidays (listed the week of Thanksgiving), I knew that there would be less buyers available to even look homes. I wanted to ensure this property had as much traction as possible knowing what the worse case scenario could look like...

At 2,100+ sq ft, this property has a complete main level living layout with all bedrooms and master suite on the 1st floor. The second story offered a large bonus

129 Views, 0 Comments

Just Listed ~ 83 E Granite Peak Drive is a must see home recently built in 2015 located in the Woodland Park subdivision on the West side of town. This home has all bedrooms on the main level including the master suite in a separate wing for added privacy! See the property details below for more information about this property. 

List Price: $475,000   |   MLS # 341254
Listing Agent: Marisa Owen 

• Total 2,531 Sq Ft, Built in 2015
• Easy main level living (2,124 Sq Ft)
• All 3 guest bedrooms and the master suite in separate wings for added privacy
• Master suite includes a tile shower, soaker tub, dual vanities, and walk-in closet
• Open concept floor plan, vaulted ceiling, SS appliances, kitchen pantry, Quartz counters in kitchen & master bath,

87 Views, 0 Comments

As a homeowner, what home projects are worth your time, money, and energy to do this winter? 

We often see the end result of a homeowner spending substantial savings in areas of a home that did NOT improve their home's value for what they hoped it would yield. Check out our Do's and Don'ts list below! 



  • Repainting 
    Choose neutrals, grays, shades of whites, blues. (See below for colors to stay away from.)

  • Door Color 
    Black doors have proven to increase offer/sold prices of homes

  • Hire a Contractor
    Hire a professional contractor or handyman that you know first hand will do excellent work. Be up front and ask how long the project should take them and if it's possible to receive an estimate/bid for their work.  

  • Kitchen Remodel
575 Views, 0 Comments

310 N 5TH STREET, MANHATTAN ~ Recently built in 2017 with modern finishes throughout

Listing Agent: Marisa Owen
LIST PRICE: $375,000
MLS # 341009
3 bed, 2 bath, 2,100+ sf with a detached 2 car garage on a 7,000 SF lot!

  • LOCATION!!! Property is less than a half block from the Manhattan School! 
  • All bedrooms are on the main level and vaulted ceilings nearly in all rooms
  • 2nd story loft space perfect for an office, media room, playroom, guest room, etc. Loft includes a closet and covered balcony. 
  • Huge main level master suite, dual vanities, shower, tile surround tub, walk-in closet
  • Laminate floors, Concrete countertops throughout, soft close cabinetry, vaulted ceilings
  • S/S appliances
  • 2 car detached garage / alley loading 
  • Sod,
122 Views, 0 Comments

 What you don't know about Bozeman ...

Our city is small in nature but what makes our microeconomy tick and how is it fueled? There is no doubt Bozeman specifically is growing like crazy year after year. How does the growth affect our day to day, the real estate market, and the overall trajectory of where we are headed? 

I wanted to share these pretty in depth economic reports that have been recently published by Prospera Business Network and The City of Bozeman. Both of these reports cover topics from demographics, real estate, job market, healthcare, education, agriculture, transportation, and so much more. I hope you take time to go through the wealth of information not only about our city but also on our county and state. 

Click the two

166 Views, 0 Comments

I want to touch on investing in Bozeman. Real Estate inventory for 2019 has continued to be lower than expected and prices have increased as you are probably well aware of. However, this results in more renters staying put where they are as buying their first home could be unachievable or more difficult.  While this is an unfortunate outcome of higher priced homes, let's dive into the how's and why's investing in Bozeman. I've created some questions to structure the conversation. 


1. Investing in the market is like investing in the stock market but can have greater returns in the long haul. 
2. If your cash is sitting in a checking account, it's collecting an insanely low interest rate per year. 
3. There are more renters in

176 Views, 0 Comments

3429 Parkway Avenue, Bozeman

PRICE REDUCED! New Price: $599,500
MLS # 335458 

Take a look at this incredible Southside Bozeman home for sale located in the Meadow Creek Subdivision! 

Prime Southside neighborhood near MSU! Located on a large lot backing to designated wetlands and direct access to the South 19th walking trail. Start every morning with a peaceful trail walk and finish every evening soaking in the sunset from the covered back porch. 

Once you walk through the front door, you are instantly comforted by the warm earth tones, the impeccable REAL hardwood flooring and Montana inspired finishes. The living room features a natural gas fireplace and two stories of windows allowing natural daylight to pour in and warm your soul. With an open

147 Views, 0 Comments

Are you looking for a turn-key, single family home with all of the amenities? 

85 Teita Way, Bozeman
MLS # 337731

  • 4 bed, 2 bath, 1,975 SF, 2 car garage 
  • A layout with easy main level living (1,723 SF) - Main level includes the master suite, 2 bedrooms, full bath, and laundry room. 
  • The 4th bedroom upstairs (has a closet and entry door) can easily be used for a large bonus room or great office space! 
  • Property is fully fenced with a covered back deck, underground sprinklers, and has beautiful warm Acacia engineered floors. 
  • Property has Air Conditioning! 
  • Located only a block from the neighborhood park
  • Falcon Hollow subdivision is adjacent to Woodland Park subdivision (on the West side of Bozeman) 
  • Directions: W on Huffine,
127 Views, 0 Comments

When buying a home, a lender will run your credit score to start the process of getting pre-qualified. What you should KNOW is that your credit score will dictate how much of a loan the lender will give you.

While this might sound scary to you, it is going to give you piece of mind should they find anything you may need to correct or perhaps even something you were unaware of. We HIGHLY recommend getting pre-qualified as many sellers will not even entertain an offer unless your financing is in order. 

If you have a credit score in the 600s, a lender will have a much different value of how much home you can afford vs. if you have a credit score in the 800s. 

1. Payment History
35% depends on bills paid on time. Note: Auto-pay is a total game

154 Views, 0 Comments