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Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here's How

Did You Know: Your Choice of Community Will Impact Your Mortgage – Here's How
If you are in the market for a new home, you've probably begun the process of choosing the neighborhood or community in which you want to live. The perfect spot to call home will depend on your age, the size and composition of your family, your working life, and other factors. However, one thing you may not know is that the community you choose to ...
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Real Estate Negotiations: 3 Tricks That You Can Use to Ensure Yours Is the Winning Bid

Real Estate Negotiations: 3 Tricks That You Can Use to Ensure Yours Is the Winning Bid
You've toured through several listings, attended all the open houses, and have found your potential new dream home. Now the hard part begins, especially if you're working against other buyers who are keen on getting the same home as you. Let's look at three tricks that you can use to make sure the bid you submit on a home is the one that wins.Don't...
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Wrapping It All Up: Don't Forget These Important Tasks After Closing on Your New Home

Wrapping It All Up: Don't Forget These Important Tasks After Closing on Your New Home
The negotiations are over. The seller has accepted your bid and the paperwork has been signed. Shortly, you'll be handed the keys to your new home and you can start moving in. But of course, the work doesn't end after the real estate closing process. In fact, it's just beginning! In today's article, we'll share a few essential tasks that you'll wan...
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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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Real Estate - Moving Checklist

Real Estate - Moving Checklist
FInding a new place to live is an exciting time in anyone's life. You've just navigated the real estate market to find the perfect home, and you will move in shortly. When you've come to the realization that there is so much to do, there is no better way to get organized than to have a checklist.Prepare To PackFirst, decide what is coming with you ...
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Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages

Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages
There are many mortgage products on the market that work for all different kinds of homebuyers, but many people have not heard about reverse mortgages and how they can benefit their situation. If you're curious about this type of mortgage and want to know more, here are some questions that will get you on the road to understanding the ins-and-outs ...
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Understanding Why the Highest Offer Isn't Always the Best One When Selling Your Home

Understanding Why the Highest Offer Isn't Always the Best One When Selling Your Home
When it comes to the real estate market, nothing is better than putting your home up for sale and finding a potential homebuyer who offers you the price you're looking for. However, while the right offer is ideal, there are a lot of things that may come along with a high offer that may be less than perfect. If you're wondering what kinds of things ...
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4 Dated Design Features to Get Rid of Before Listing Your Home for Sale

4 Dated Design Features to Get Rid of Before Listing Your Home for Sale
Most homeowners get used to a certain aesthetic in their own home that they're comfortable with, but if you're putting your home on the market it may be time to get rid of some of the old familiarities. While it won't be worth your time or money to renovate everything, here are a few design-style duds that you may want to update before you decide t...
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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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Four Ways a Real Estate Agent Can Help Ensure Your Home Sells for More Than Your Asking Price

Four Ways a Real Estate Agent Can Help Ensure Your Home Sells for More Than Your Asking Price
Most home sellers are thrilled to get the asking price they're looking for when putting their home up for sale, but many have not thought about the possibility of getting even more! If you're wondering what tricks of the trade your agent can use when it comes to getting a higher offer, you may want to have them test out some of the following tips.P...
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Three Ugly, Dated Design Features That You Need to Get Rid of Before You Sell Your Home

Three Ugly, Dated Design Features That You Need to Get Rid of Before You Sell Your Home
There are a lot of inexpensive renovations that can easily improve the value of your home, but you might not be aware of dated features that are working against you and aging its look. If you're ready to put your home on the market and are wondering what types of design will downgrade your home's appeal, here are a few things you may want to consid...
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The Tech Estate: 4 High Tech Startups That Are Improving the Real Estate Experience

The Tech Estate: 4 High Tech Startups That Are Improving the Real Estate Experience
The real estate process may be full of manual procedures, like finding the right lender and submitting all the financial paperwork, but progress is being made in the market. Whether you're getting prepared to sell or are planning on buying a home in the near future, here are some technology startups that may be able to simplify your home purchase.M...
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Preventative Measures for your Home

Provided courtesy of Cody L. Wilson, Insurance Agent, AAA MountainWest

Your claims history is one of the few factors affecting your homeowner’s insurance premiums that you can actively manage.

Aside from pride of ownership and a natural desire to make your house a home you enjoy and appreciate spending time together with friends and family, keeping your home in good condition and taking a few simple precautions to prevent accidents, theft or damage from the elements will also save you money on your home insurance rates.

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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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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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Short Sales

What's the deal with Short Sales?

A Short Sale is a property that is selling for less than what is owed to the bank.  With the number of homes that are upside down short sales are becoming more prevalent. 

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