Merry Christmas From Bridger Property Management

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It seems like just a short while ago we were ushering in the beginning of 2017. Now here we are, welcoming another Christmas season and the end of the year. As we reflect on the past year here at Bridger Property Management, we want to thank all of you, our friends and renters at Brookside Park Apartments and Kagy Village Apartments, as well as our great staff and management. All of you make these apartments the welcoming home that they are and one of the most desirable Bozeman apartments to live in.

Some of you may travel to be with family this Christmas, but if you will be in Bozeman, be sure to enjoy some of the local events and activities. Here are a few ideas:

Dec 02 at 04:30pm – Christmas Stroll in Downtown Bozeman
Downtown Bozeman
Bozeman’s most beloved holiday tradition and come kick-off the holiday season in Downtown Bozeman! Join us for fun activities, great food, and fun. Bring the whole family to ride on the horse-drawn wagons, get your picture taken with Santa Claus.

Dec 2 at 11:00am – Christmas Stroll at the Emerson
Emerson Cultural Center – 111 S. Grand Ave
Kick off your Christmas Stroll celebration at the Emerson! Join us for free gingerbread house making, live dance performances, and special activities throughout the building.

Dec 2 – 17 Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm – A Little House Christmas Play
Verge Theater – 2304 North 7th Ave, Suite C-1
Eight days before Christmas, the Ingalls (Pa, Ma, Mary and Laura) have invited some folks to dinner to celebrate the completion of their new home.

Dec 6 at 4:00pm – Hope & The Holidays Toy Drive
Map Brewing – 510 Manley Rd
Please help local children experience the joy of Christmas. You can make a cash or gift donation to assist children and families in need. Wednesday, December 6th from 4-8 at MAP Brewing we’ll be hosting a toy donation drive.

Dec 8 at 6:30pm – The Winter’s Madrigal
Kaleidoscope Youth Theater – 1602 W Beall St
Just imagine… A room dimly lit by candles and sparkling lights on a Christmas tree forest. Music begins and glittering fairies swirl out from pines to dance around guests’ tables bringing magic to awake an old castle asleep for hundreds of years. Welcome to Kaleidoscope Youth Theater’s, “A Winter’s Madrigal,” a traditional medieval English feast set inside a fanciful theater production.

Dec 9 at 8:00am – Belgrade Festival of Lights
Belgrade Special Events Center 220 Spooner Ave Belgrade, MT 59714
The Belgrade Community Coalition will be presenting a pancake breakfast, culinary contest, holiday shopping vendors, kids activities, Santa, music and a 5K Jingle Jog. Many local Belgrade business will be hosting specials for the day and the event will end with a celebration in Downtown Belgrade from 4 – 6 pm.

Dec 12 at 5:30pm – Family Christmas Carol Outing
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ – 2118 S 3rd Ave
Join members and friends of Pilgrim Church as we sing Christmas carols at a variety of locations around town.

Dec 17 2017 at 11:00am – Live Reindeer at Murdoch’s
Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, 2275 N 7th Ave
Delivering presents all over the world in one night takes a bit of magic and a lot of practice, too. Rudolph and his team are busy training, making trips around the world preparing for Christmas Eve.

There are many other things happening in Bozeman through the month of December. You can find lists of events at Alleventsin and Bozemanevents.

This Christmas season we want to extend our gratitude to all the great people that live and work with us. May your apartments be cozy and your hearts filled with joy.

Merry Christmas,
Bridger Property Management

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Bozeman Apartment Rental MSU School Start

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It’s that time of year again. School is starting, and along with it is the annual population surge as thousands of MSU students move into Bozeman. With an estimated enrollment of 15,000 students, you can bet that there is a huge surge in demand for housing. In just the last year alone, we have watched numerous new apartment complexes going up around the city preparing to meet the demand.

Bozeman Montana landscapesIf you are one of those searching for an apartment in Bozeman, you know the stress of searching for an apartment for rent: driving around the city, looking at locations, inspecting rooms, talking to management. Oh, let’s not forget the whole application process, credit checks, references, medical history (kidding).

That’s not even bringing up the additional complication of having roommates. Do you sign for the apartment rental yourself and trust that your roommate won’t skip out on you? After all, you met them a week ago at the bar, surely only the most trustworthy individuals looking for roommates would be found there. Right?

Trust but verify you say. “I’m going to keep everyone honest by adding my two roommates to the lease.” Sounds like a good idea till all of you have to go through the application and approval process. Great, that potential roommate you met recently had  questionable credit and a not-so-great background. Meanwhile, there are 5 other applicants for the same room and management may pick someone else.

Yes, hunting for an apartment rental in Bozeman can be a stressful prospect, but it’s not all bad. There are many good companies like our own Bridger Property Management Inc., that will help you navigate the process. The importance of working with someone who is transparent and straightforward about the process of renting the apartment you want can’t be overstated.

With all the options for apartments for rent in Bozeman, be sure to do your due diligence on the management company you will be working with. Keep in mind that these are the people you will have to deal with on a regular basis. When rent is due, if you have a maintenance problem, or difficulties with other neighboring tenants, all of these are issues that will require dealings with the apartment management company.

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Montana Apartment Rentals – Bozeman Booming

apartments growing in bozemanBozeman is growing. Everywhere you look lately, new housing is going in. Land is being cleared and leveled for businesses, homes and apartments. Roads that used to be dirt roads are now being paved and connected to the neighboring subdivisions. For a small city, Bozeman is booming and new people are moving in all the time.

Bozeman Economy and Housing Growing

After the economy started recovering from the recession in 2009-2010 the construction market began picking up again in Bozeman and now in the last few years you can’t drive anywhere in town without seeing new construction. New apartment rentals are going up at a prodigious rate, some of them appearing so fast that they seem to have simply grown out of the ground in a few short weeks. I recall driving to Costco recently and missing my turn because the housing on the street had changed enough I didn’t recognize it.

With all the changes though, it brings many good things. Gallatin County population is projected to break 100,000 this year, making it one of the fastest growing areas in the state. All this growth means more jobs and more opportunities. If the construction industry is any indication for the future, Bozeman will continue to see an influx of population growth, ushering in more expansion to the area. According to Census Bureau statistics, the population of Bozeman was 45,250 in 2016. It wouldn’t be surprising to see that number reach 50,000 by years end 2017.

Did you know that Bozeman has ranked in the top 10 places to live in the United States nearly every year?

What does all of this mean for you? Well, more options for one. More people and more expansion means more job opportunities and more options for housing and rentals. Competition helps keep businesses honest because we have to compete for YOUR business. If you aren’t happy with the product or service you can easily shop with the competition.

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3 Tips on Choosing Your Perfect Bozeman Apartment

woman thinking about finding an apartmentWhen deciding on an apartment anywhere, there can be a lot of factors to consider. It can be frustrating to try and balance what you want with what you need. This can be hectic especially with trying to decipher from important decisions like whether or not to rent or buy, the style you are looking for, and the price range you need to stay in. Here are three tips on how to make this process to run a little bit more smoothly.

  1. Research What You Want

To begin, you have to ask the question, what kind of apartment do you want to live in? Do you want an apartment to rent or buy? Do you want an apartment with lots of square footage or just enough square footage to be cozy? Limit your apartment search with traits you want your home to have and where you want your home to be. Be able to have a list with all of your wants and dislikes. Be proactive with what you need out of a living space. For example, you should be able to say, “There are twenty available apartments in my area, but only five have what I want, so I will look between these five.” By doing this you essentially cut your search time in half.

  1. Be Strict With Your Budget

You know how much you can afford and what you cannot, so why look at apartments out of your price range? This also goes with getting what you need by having a list of your wants and knowing what you are willing to pay for them. By being stern with your budget, you won’t be talked into apartments you can’t afford because of their amenities. Smooth talking realtors will try to convince you to go a bit higher, but sticking with your budget can have some awesome benefits. Let’s go back to the example of twenty available apartments in your area and five of them having the traits you desire for your apartment. If out of those five, three happen to be more expensive than what you would prefer, you just again narrowed your search and made looking for your perfect apartment that much simpler to attain.

  1. Dictate Your Own Search

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