Living in Montana

Nov. 19, 2020

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

 

If you’re in the market for a new home, piece of land or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can afford that they don’t realize their total buying power ...

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Sept. 29, 2020

Move-Up Home vs. Second Home: Which One Is The Right Way To Go?

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have greatly impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.

 

According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue ...

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Nov. 2, 2019

5 Steps To Finding Your Next Home

 

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1

 

Buying a home is a significant commitment of both ...

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April 2, 2019

Early Spring Real Estate Update

Back in November, which means before the extreme cold snap and mountains of snow descended on us, I wrote a post explaining what was going on in the market.  There was a strange doomsday rumor circulating, that everything was going to crash, and there would be deals galore.   ...

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Dec. 12, 2018

Our Buyers Guide to Mortgage Pre-Approval

Picture this:  You are sitting in a hallway, waiting for a stranger in a suit to size you up and decide if you’re worthy as a potential homeowner.  Your palms sweat and your breath gets a little quicker. You’re one step closer to owning your own home, but ...

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Nov. 15, 2018

Wondering whats going on in the market?

You have probably been noticing more price reductions, and more properties coming on market lately.  Many people have been waiting for a change, a shift from the crazy lack of inventory and bidding wars that we witnessed earlier in the year.

Some of you (hello buyers!) are hoping for ...

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Oct. 25, 2018

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Vacation Home

Picture this:  waking to the sound of live water flowing right outside your very own home. Jumping into your ski boots and hitting the slope you can see from your living room window.  You don’t have to call ahead for reservations, you don’t need to ask anyone for ...

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June 6, 2018

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners & Renters

                                                                                                                                                           

More than 77 percent of people own a smartphone.1 The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a day.1 We check it while we’re waiting in line and during our ...

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May 14, 2018

10 Staging Secrets for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

 


According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and ...

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April 10, 2018

4 Ways to Enjoy a Montana Spring

When I started writing this post, green grass patches were appearing all over.  Robins singing, blackbirds chattering amongst themselves.  Then, more snow. If you live in Montana, you know all weather is fleeting this time of year.  You'll be back at it soon enough, so take ...

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