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Your offer has been accepted. What happens next?

Young couple buying a new homeCongratulations!  Your offer has been accepted.  What happens next?

Although we discussed each step in the process of writing the offer, it's a lot of information to absorb, so we've created this list to help answer some questions. 

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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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Thermal Imaging

WHAT IS THERMAL IMAGING AND HOW CAN IT SAVE YOU MONEY?

By Dan McCormick, Eagle View Property Inspections

Thermal imaging is a scientific method of viewing infrared energy that is emitted, transmitted, and reflected by an object. This is done with a device called a thermal imaging camera. These cameras are able to display images represented by temperature. This is done using color images with temperature differences being displayed. The cameras are very expensive ranging from approximately $3000.00 to $10,000.00.  The accuracy of the high end cameras are extremely highand have high-resolution so the image will be easily identifiable.  There are many benefits of using thermal imaging such as identifying energy loss, moisture issue, electrical issues and much more.

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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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Detecting and Managing Common Household Allergens

Detect household allergensBy Kelly Campeau, Pillar to Post

Household allergens not only cause irritating symptoms but can lead to serious health problems in some individuals, particularly children. Pillar To Post makes it easy for homeowners to learn about the presence of common household allergens and ways to reduce them.

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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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Thermal Imaging

WHAT IS THERMAL IMAGING AND HOW CAN IT SAVE YOU MONEY?

By Dan McCormick, Eagle View Property Inspections

Thermal imaging is a scientific method of viewing infrared energy that is emitted, transmitted, and reflected by an object. This is done with a device called a thermal imaging camera. These cameras are able to display images represented by temperature. This is done using color images with temperature differences being displayed. The cameras are very expensive ranging from approximately $3000.00 to $10,000.00.  The accuracy of the high end cameras are extremely high and have high-resolution so the image will be easily identifiable.  There are many benefits of using thermal imaging such as identifying energy loss, moisture issue, electrical issues and much more.

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USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

rought to you by: Jeff Boyer, Bank of the Rockies

 

Bank of the Rockies.

 

 USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

The mission of USDA Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is to assist low to moderate income rural homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership!

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Preventative Measures for your Home

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

http://www.mountainwest.aaa.com/cody-wilson

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

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Montana Veterans' Home Loan Program

submitted by Jeff Boyer, Loan Officer, Mountain West Bank, 406-449-2265
contact Jeff here

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?

by 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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Your offer has been accepted. What happens next?

Congratulations!  Your offer has been accepted.  What happens next?

Although we discussed each step in the process of writing the offer, it's a lot of information to absorb, so we've created this list to help answer some questions. 

Continue reading
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Selling your home bought with first time homebuyer credit

Selling your home that you bought with the First Time HomeBuyer Credit (FTHBC)

Did 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.

Continue reading
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Detecting and Managing Common Household Allergens

Detecting and Managing Common Household Allergens

By Kelly Campeau, Pillar to Post

Household allergens not only cause irritating symptoms but can lead to serious health problems in some individuals, particularly children. Pillar To Post makes it easy for homeowners to learn about the presence of common household allergens and ways to reduce them.

Continue reading
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Market Value vs Saleability

Market Value vs. Saleability

We 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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