Real Estate Investing

June 15, 2022

Early Summer Market Update

The market is stabilizing...what does that mean? New properties on market are not "reaching" to test what buyers will pay, rather they are more grounded in market research.

There has been an uptick in the number of listings. The median price is higher overall in most local markets than ...

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March 14, 2022

This Spring = A Golden Selling Opportunity

If you're thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. You'll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the best investment when you buy your next one.

If that's the case, you should know – you ...

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Feb. 22, 2022

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected, and for others a reassessment of what's important.  Often this includes where we currently live. Recent data shows more people retired this past year ...

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Jan. 19, 2022

The 2022 Housing Market Market

Let's create some certainty as we roll into the 2022 market.

How? By understanding trends AND looking at what experts in the field have to say. Speculating there will be a crash based on wishful thinking so you can buy low--not a strategy for certainty.

Inventory is the biggest ...

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Dec. 27, 2021

How to Choose the Right Agent

How do most people find their agent? 

They ask a friend.  They ask a coworker.  They use the (sometimes mediocre) agent they used before.  Why?

Simply put, it's A PAIN to find an agent, let alone a good one.  And one that suits your ...

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Dec. 21, 2021

Montana Home Equity Grew $68K This Year



The Average U.S. Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

Your equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. So, as home values climb, your equity does too. Right now there aren’t enough homes on the market to meet buyer ...

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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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Feb. 9, 2020

Understanding Residential Appraisals

The appraisal.  

Everyone waits for it to arrive on the lender's desk.  As days tick by, a slight sense of dread covers the land.  It's hard to put a finger on why, because there is so much mystery and uncertainty around the appraisal process.  ...

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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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