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KITCHEN REMODEL? AVOID THESE TRENDS.

A granite counter here, new cherry cabinets there. Anyone who's ever undertaken a kitchen remodeling project knows those costs can add up quickly. According to the Remodeling Magazine 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report, the national [...]

FIND THE RIGHT AGENT BEFORE THE RIGHT HOME

It’s a common practice for buyers to make a list of what they want in a home during the search process and to explain it to their agent. However, maybe the first list they should [...]

WHAT KIND OF SHOWING WAS IT?

One of the most frequent calls from homeowners to their agents is about the listing’s inactivity due to the lack of showings. The homeowner commonly believes that the home is shown only when a buyer [...]

MOVING WITH SMALL CHILDREN

Are you happy and excited about selling your home? Or are you dreading the sorting, packing and other chores? Your attitude is contagious to little children. If you look at moving as an exciting adventure [...]

BUYERS GET EXTENDED OFFER PERIOD ON REO’S

Buyers Get Extended Offer Period on REOs DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013 Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced an extension of their “first look” programs, granting buyers seeking a [...]

EASY TIPS FOR HOME ORGANIZATION

Easy Tips For Home Organization Written by Jaymi Naciri on Saturday, 11 January 2014 8:35 am Everyone likes to head into the New Year with a clean slate (perhaps this is why binge-drinking is so [...]

TIPS ON INTERVIEWING A MOVING COMPANY

Interviewing a Mover “I’d wish I’d known that before I made a decision.” If you’ve ever regrettably said this to yourself, having a checklist might have prevented the issue in the first place. This list [...]

CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE BEFORE BUYING

What is a credit score? Imagine that a friend asks to borrow money from you. Assuming you had the money to loan, you might then ask yourself, "Did he pay me back the last time [...]

MAKING ROOM IN YOUR ROOMS

The more things you have, the more you have to take care of. And in this case, the more that you have to store that gets in the way of finding the things that you [...]

SEAL HOME AIR LEAKS

Sealing a Home's Air Leaks Improve energy efficiency and health by reducing air leakage. By Rob Fanjoy Caulking Until recently homes often relied on air leakage for ventilation. Stale air, odors and irritants would leave [...]

LOOKING FOR THE LARGEST DEDUCTION

IRS allows taxpayers the option to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction. The astute taxpayer will compare to see which one will result in the greatest deduction and the election can be made [...]

CITIES WITH THE LOWEST TAXES

Cities with the lowest taxes According to a new report, what you owe in taxes could be largely determined by where you live. The report, released by the Office of Revenue Analysis of the government [...]

APRIL HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

April home-maintenance checklist Fix fences, tighten your home’s energy efficiency, repair a screen door and make 8 cheap, fun improvements to give your home’s entrance some spring sparkle. By Marilyn Lewis of MSN Real Estate [...]

WANT A LOWER MORTGAGE PAYMENT?

A Lower Payment is Your Choice! If a person only plans to be in the home a few years, the adjustable-rate can offer significant savings. Not only is the interest rate on the adjustable-rate lower [...]

A FEW MAINTENANCE IDEAS…

Remove pest magnets There are many reasons – fire protection, air circulation, drainage, attractiveness and safety — to keep the outside walls of your home clear and free of debris. One more compelling reason is [...]

PROPERTY VALUE AND APPRAISALS

Fair market value is the price that real estate would sell for on the open market without any unusual forces being involved. The definition is relatively simple but there certainly different methods of determining what [...]

Waiting to Buy…WHY?

Some people wait to buy a home until they have 20% down payment to avoid paying the mortgage insurance which is required by lenders when the loan-to-value ratio is greater than 80%, with the exception [...]

WHEN THE RATE GOES UP

It’s not “if” the rate goes up but “when” the rate goes up; it could make a big difference for some buyers. Freddie Mac predicts that mortgage rates will be at 4.5% a year from [...]

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Living in Bozeman

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Making the Leap

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