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Considering a Short Sale? Here are some Package Requirements:

November 7, 2011

Short Sale Package Requirements If you are considering a short sale, here is the package my office sends into the bank as a request to start the process. Listing agreement and short sale addendum Letter from seller requesting consideration for a short sale along with a brief explanation of why this occurred (usually called a…

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Dierks Bentley in Bozeman Montana

November 4, 2011

Dierks Bentley in Bozeman Montana   Our small town welcomes Dierks Bentley to the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse for an evening of music November 17th.   Dierks is an American Country singer who has been on the scene since 2003.  His hits include:   “What Was I Thinkin” “Come a Little Closer” “Settle for a Slowdown” “Every Mile a Memory” “Free and…

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Bozeman Planning Department: Education opportunity

November 4, 2011

Bozeman Planning Department: Education opportunity Bozeman Planning Department  is trying to be more business friendly by offering lunch time training sessions for the general public.  In recent years there have been many changes made to city land development and use regulations and the planning department would like to help ensure that those in need of the information…

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Bozeman Homes: Insurance Considerations

November 2, 2011

Bozeman Homes:                Insurance Considerations Buying a new home includes finding the proper insurance to go along with that.  You likely already have insurance for your auto, may have some life insurance, and possibly renters insurance, and the agent you are working with can help you with a quote for your new home as well. If…

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Montanas’ Wilderness Areas

November 2, 2011

Montanas’ Wilderness Areas Our National forests are safe!  A federal appeals court recently ruled that there will be no roads on nearly 50 million acres of National Forests by upholding the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.  The complete article can be found at the Bozeman Chronicle. What does this mean to us here in Montana?  It affects all of…

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Bozeman Homes for Sale:

October 31, 2011

Bozeman Homes for Sale Manhattan Virtual Tour             Belgrade Virtual Tour                       Bozeman Virtual Tour  More Info/Maps                              More Info/Maps                           …

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Down Payment Assistance

October 28, 2011

Bozeman Montana Homes: Are you a buyer in need of down payment assistance? Believe it or not, there are still programs available to help with your down payment and financing options for a home!  There are obviously requirements and restrictions, but you could end up with: Help for your down payment Very low interest rates Pre…

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Questions from a Client

October 28, 2011

Client/Agent   Recently I had a potential client send me a series of questions.  I thought they might be useful for anyone considering homes in Bozeman Montana, or anywhere in the country! Responsibilities of a Realtor:                                      C: Can my agent help me find the best place to get a loan?   Your agent will have a team…

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Spanish Peaks news… Buyers Beware!

October 26, 2011

Spanish Peaks:             Big Sky Homes and property, buyers beware!   This week was not good news for the Spanish Peaks development in Big Sky, Montana!  As with quite a few elite subdivisions in the Big Sky area like the Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks released some very disturbing news this week: Spanish Peaks Closes:  Employees Laid Off Spanish…

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November Events in Bozeman Montana

October 26, 2011

  If you think Montana slows down when the weather turns cold, you have another think coming! This month Bozeman, MT offers events welcoming winter, the season that dominates our year. Here is a highlight of just a few of these welcome-winter-wonderland events: Being a campus town, Bozeman welcomes all community members to come watch viewings of…

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Selling your Home: Tips for a Winter Yard

October 24, 2011

Selling your Home in Bozeman:                                       Tips for a Winter Yard   We live in an area where the snow flies in the winter and anything outside pays a price for remaining outside throughout the winter months.  If you plan on marketing your home through the winter, there are some things that may make a big…

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Selling your Home: Holding an Open House around an Event

October 24, 2011

Selling your Bozeman, MT Home:               Holding an Open House around an Event I’ve been selling real estate for quite a while now, and open houses have always been a bit of a mystery to me.  I think I have the right home picked out, do the right advertising, and have absolutely no one turn out.  I…

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Remodeling Permit: Not to be Forgotten!

October 24, 2011

Updating your Bozeman Montana Home for Sale:                                  Remodeling Permit: Not to be Forgotten! Questions around finishes, textures, colors, and hues are in the spotlight when it comes to remodeling. Reading through the mundane details of a building permit process is a far less exciting—far more important task to be focused on. A homeowner may not…

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Selling your home: Writing a Great Description for a Listing

October 21, 2011

Writing a Great Description for a Listing As an agent, I am so tired of reading the same description on nearly every home on our MLS.  They are so many square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vaulted ceilings, granite, fireplace, large lot, etc, etc, etc.  I get glazed over as a skim the new listings trying to…

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Selling a home: Tips for Revitalizing a Listing

October 19, 2011

Tips for Revitalizing a Listing As a realtor, there comes a point in the listing when we know we need to revitalize and refresh the online appearance, and create some new buzz about a particular home.  After about 90 days in our market, the listing is typically just sitting on MLS and seems to have a…

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Tips to Saving for a Down Payment!

October 17, 2011

Tips to saving for a down payment! Saving for a down payment is a very worthy goal. Homeownership has shown to be a good long term investment that creates family and community stability. How can you budget your life and turn the dream of homeownership into realty: ·Be realistic about all your current expenses. Take…

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Buyers Misconceptions in Foreclosure and Negotiations

October 12, 2011

Foreclosures and Negotiations Raise your hand if you think we are in a buyers’ market….. Okay, I think most of you did, but what exactly does this mean?  We see countless buyers through our office regularly. The consistent theme is that they are looking for a deal.  “Show me the foreclosures, I know you can buy them for…

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Montana Health: Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net Cares

October 12, 2011

It’s a Montana habit. Out of my four closest male friends, three chew. Out the fire crew I worked on, everyone, with the exception of myself, had a dip in regularly. Snuff. This is not an issue limited to MT. Dave Holt has come up with a counterbalance for the entrenched habit. It is snuff-like-stuff…

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Reba McEntire in Bozeman, Montana!

October 7, 2011

  Reba McEntire in Bozeman,MT! Thats right folks!  Reba McEntire is coming to Bozeman, Montana.  The Brick Breeden Fieldhouse will be hosting the show on October 20, 2011.  Now, for those of you that have seen her in larger venues, imagine the intimate setting here! We are looking forward to sharing our beautiful town, and getting a fantastic show.  Thanks for making…

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Yellowstone National Park

October 5, 2011

I am back in picturesque Montana after spending a year doing an NSE exchange to St. Mary’s Honors College. There are many reasons why I left my home state, but there are even more as to why I returned. In southern Maryland there was beauty, mild weather, and great people. When I stepped off the plane back in…

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