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4 Things You Should Never, Ever Say If You Hope to Sell Your Home

4 Things You Should Never, Ever Say If You Hope to Sell Your Home
Have you ever had a conversation with a total stranger where you said something that you regret? If you are placing your house or condo on the market, you're eventually going to end up having to chat with potential buyers. Yes, your real estate agent is likely to do most of the talking. However, you will still have to deal with buyers that want to ...
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The Easy 3-Step Guide to Get Started With Real Estate Investing

The Easy 3-Step Guide to Get Started With Real Estate Investing
Are you interested in expanding your investment portfolio with hard, long-term assets that are almost certain to grow in value? If so, you will want to consider investing in real estate. Let's take a look at how you can get started with real estate investing in just three easy steps.Start By Budgeting Your Time And MoneyReal estate investing is jus...
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Selling Your Home? Here's 3 Reasons Why You Won't Want to Handle the Sale Yourself

Selling Your Home? Here's 3 Reasons Why You Won't Want to Handle the Sale Yourself
Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you may be weighing the pros and cons of working with a professional real estate agent. Let's take a quick look at three great reasons why you won't want to handle the sale yourself.You Won't Save As Much As You ThinkLet's start with the most common and obvious reason that homeowners try to handle th...
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​Trying to Sell Your Home As a Fixer-Upper? Highlight These Key Areas to Attract Eager Buyers

​Trying to Sell Your Home As a Fixer-Upper? Highlight These Key Areas to Attract Eager Buyers
Are you going to sell your house soon? If it's a bit of a 'fixer-upper' – meaning that it's in need of some renovation work – you may find some challenges in marketing it to potential buyers. Reducing the listing price is one option available to you, but there are other ways to highlight this kind of home. Let's have a look at three key areas that ...
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Selling Your Home? 3 Secrets to Getting the Best Price

Selling Your Home? 3 Secrets to Getting the Best Price
Are you ready to sell your home? Whether you're just starting to make your plans or you're ready to list now, you likely want to know how you can get top dollar. It's going to take more than just throwing up a high price on the listing and waiting for a buyer to show up with a check. With that in mind, here are three secrets to ensuring that when y...
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You Ask, We Answer: What Kind of Fees Are Involved When I Get a Reverse Mortgage?

You Ask, We Answer: What Kind of Fees Are Involved When I Get a Reverse Mortgage?
If you are approaching your golden years and seeking a bit of financial flexibility, you might want to look at a reverse mortgage. This unique financial product is only open to individuals over 62 years of age. It allows you to convert some of your home's equity into cash which you can use as needed in your retirement.Of course, a reverse mortgage ...
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The Quick and Easy Guide to Determining How Big of a Mortgage Your Family Can Afford

The Quick and Easy Guide to Determining How Big of a Mortgage Your Family Can Afford
Are you shopping around for a new house or an apartment? One of the key considerations you will need to make is figuring out how much you want to invest in your new home. Below you'll find our quick and easy guide to determining just how much "house" you can afford. Let's get started!Start By Making A Proper BudgetThe first thing you'll want to do ...
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Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale

Selling Your Home? 3 Ways You Can Use Your Social Network to Speed up Your Sale
There are many traditional ways to sell your home, from the MLS listings to a sign in the front yard. However, the ease of the Internet and the utility of social media can make it easier than ever to find the right buyer. If you're getting prepared to put your home on the market and are trying to determine a strategy, here are some ways you can use...
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3 Ugly Truths You'll Discover Trying to Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

3 Ugly Truths You'll Discover Trying to Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent
Many people, whether they are new to the market or have purchased a home before, consider investing in a home without the help of an agent. While there are benefits involved with going it alone, there are also a few drawbacks that can significantly impact the success of your home sale. If you're wondering about the difficulties involved in an agent...
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Seller's Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You've Sold It

Seller's Remorse: How to Move on From Your Old Home Once You've Sold It
There's often so much enthusiasm that goes along with buying a home that the idea of leaving the old one behind is left in the dust. But, while you may love both your old home and your new home, it can be difficult to leave what's old behind. If you're struggling with adjusting to your new dwelling place, here are some tips for how to make it feel ...
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Going Tankless: The Pros and Cons of Installing an Energy-efficient Tankless Water Heater

Going Tankless: The Pros and Cons of Installing an Energy-efficient Tankless Water Heater
There are so many ways in which you can green up your home and make it more sustainable these days that many people are considering tankless water heaters. While this can certainly be the right option depending on the space you have and the type of water you use, here are some things to consider before you decide to invest in the switch.Maximizing ...
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Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It's Worth Your Time

Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It's Worth Your Time
If you're familiar with the real estate market, you've likely heard the term 'refinancing' and may be wondering what this can mean for your mortgage and your financial well-being. While refinancing can be a great benefit for those who are looking for a lower interest rate or a different mortgage type, here are the details on what it can offer and w...
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Selling an Apartment or Condo? How to Use Snapchat to Target First-time Buyers

Selling an Apartment or Condo? How to Use Snapchat to Target First-time Buyers
There are plenty of ways to market your home online, but social media has become one of the best ways to catch the attention of interested homebuyers in the past few years. If you're currently determining a marketing strategy for your home and are wondering about social media, here are a few ways you can use Snapchat and see your chances for sellin...
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Home Staging & Your Front Yard

market update, market report, financingAs we discussed in the previous article, first impressions are extremely important.  So you not only want to make sure your front entry and the outside of the home is looking good, but you also want to make sure that the front yard is appealing.

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Home Staging - Make a Good First Impression

Many people think that home staging is too costly or that you need to be a professional interior decorator.  No it's not and no you don't.  You just need to do a little work.  smile 

Remember, you only get a first impression once.  You have to make it good.

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Montana Veterans' Home Loan Program

Montana Veteran's Home Loan Programsubmitted by Jeff Boyer, Loan Officer, First Community Bank 

This program is a great way to thank our veterans by getting them into their first homes with a lower than average interest rate. There are a few rules that have to be followed but most first time home buying veterans should qualify.

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Why should I have title insurance?

Get title insuranceby Pam Grover, Marketing Director, First Montana Land Title Company

Title insurance guarantees that you are protected from financial loss due to undisclosed removal of rights or claims of ownership on the property prior to your purchase.  As the term "insurance" implies you are compensated if later documents or claims surface that remove rights assumed or implied to be included in your title causing loss of value to you.

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Selling your home bought with first time homebuyer credit

Selling a home bought with first time home buyer creditDid you purchase your home with the assistance of the FTHBC? If you are wondering what happens when you sell, here are some things that you need to know. The credit is an interest free loan, payable over a specified number of years. Depending on what year you purchased your home, depends on the amount due.

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Market Value vs. Saleability

Market Value vs SaleabilityWe were talking to a client the other day and he made a comment about his property increasing in value because of some things that will be done in the area.  Unfortunately the things that are going to be done are things that potential buyers expect to be done.  While he's definitely not the first one to think that or make that comment, he got us thinking that we should talk about the value of property versus saleability. 

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