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Old 10-14-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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HGTV has a show airing about people moving to Big Sky area. I love the show but it seems the "buyers" have zero experience in that type of climate/environment and seem to be buying 600K+ homes yet no one speaks about jobs! One recent episode had a couple from NYC, he did something with schools and she was an actress yet they were looking for homes with views/land and in the 600-900K range. Another guy was a stock broker from NJ, he didn't look like he could change a tire but wanted a ranch with horses/barn etc.

I know reality TV is well scripted but have you locals met people in Bozeman/Big Sky that have moved there from a totally different environment and then succeeded long term with the transition?
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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The prices are realistic. 350k is starting for decent normal 2 bedroom. The shows are basically realtor ads, not so much reality. I watched one with lady who was a "rancher". She wore false eyelashes to pitch hay and ride horses. I know many beautiful ranchers but have never seen false eyelashes worn trailing cows.

Montana is full of people from somewhere else. All sorts of them have made a success. And some have not. It is like anything that is part of a personal dream, sometimes expectations & reality clash irrevocably and sometimes everything works out great.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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HGTV has a show airing about people moving to Big Sky area. I love the show but it seems the "buyers" have zero experience in that type of climate/environment and seem to be buying 600K+ homes yet no one speaks about jobs! One recent episode had a couple from NYC, he did something with schools and she was an actress yet they were looking for homes with views/land and in the 600-900K range. Another guy was a stock broker from NJ, he didn't look like he could change a tire but wanted a ranch with horses/barn etc.

I know reality TV is well scripted but have you locals met people in Bozeman/Big Sky that have moved there from a totally different environment and then succeeded long term with the transition?
This sums up a good chunk of the residents of Gallatin County. Not the locals who have lived there for generations, but the yuppy transplants who go there. Many have no jobs in the area but either work remotely or have trust funds.

A lot of people who don't have massive amounts of money end up going back from whence they came.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:27 PM
 
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HGTV has a show airing about people moving to Big Sky area. I love the show but it seems the "buyers" have zero experience in that type of climate/environment and seem to be buying 600K+ homes yet no one speaks about jobs! One recent episode had a couple from NYC, he did something with schools and she was an actress yet they were looking for homes with views/land and in the 600-900K range. Another guy was a stock broker from NJ, he didn't look like he could change a tire but wanted a ranch with horses/barn etc.

I know reality TV is well scripted but have you locals met people in Bozeman/Big Sky that have moved there from a totally different environment and then succeeded long term with the transition?
Most people who buy in Big Sky don't live there year round, so they aren't looking for jobs, per se. A lot of them can telecommute as well. In terms of owning a ranch (in Big Sky it would really be a ranchette most of the time), they almost always come with a manager and full staff, so you don't end up running it in the least when you "buy a ranch".
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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Dead on. Big Sky is a ghost town of vacation homes for 1/2 the year. I helped build Yellowstone Club, Moonlight Basin, and Meadow/Mountain village property. For $600k, you can get a nice condo up in Moonlight. Down in the Meadow Village, by the highway, maybe a decent home for $600k.

Honestly those people would fit right in. There is more money than common sense down there. Looking for a realtor? I know of an exceptional one !
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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The show was called Living Big Sky but it is really people looking for single family homes/ranches all over the valley area.

They seem to be east coasters with big dreams of owning a ranch or wooded lot with lots of stupid expectations like "gotta have a sunny workout room or heated tool shed" despite never having one before!
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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