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Paul, Both Buyer and Seller in 11968
Paul answered:
Can I list my house on our local MLS without using a real estate agent?
Use InBedrock.com to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/ap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 28, 2016 Home Buying in 59718
Kathy Lewis,  in Valdosta, GA
Kathy Lewis answered:
What does anyone think of USDA loans?
It's a wonderful option and has allowed many first time buyers enter the housing market ( that otherwise could not) please contact us below with any questions.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 9, 2015 Home Buying in 59715
Pam Halbert, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Pam Halbert answered:
I have a limited income and would only be able to save $6000 for a down payment. Is home ownership possible for me?
$6000.00 is enough to start. There is a Rural Development program that requires zero down or as much as you'd like to put down. This is available for homes outside the Bozeman city limi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Bozeman
Patrick Sull…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Patrick Sullivan answered:
I'm beginning a new career at the end of the month. I have excellent credit and can cover over a 20% down payment.
Hi James... Normally a lender wants to see a 2 year history of employment in the same line of work on conventional loans, However if you were getting out of college and now starting a n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Buying in Bozeman
Dennis Erick…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Dennis Erickson answered:
What can you do if sellers ignore the contracted closing date? The first date was disregarded and I only found out 36 hours before closing. The
Daisy, I'm afraid you won't like my answer much, but it might help you out.
First, your Realtor should have let you know the contract was out of date. Period. No Excuse! Second, you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in Bozeman
Karen and Ed…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Karen and Ed Thomes answered:
I own a town-home is Bozeman (3 bed 2.5 bath) and am considering placing it on the market this spring/summer. How are sales of town-houses doing?
Hi Steve,

Thank you for your inquiry about town-home activity in Bozeman. In 2013 both town-homes and condos saw a significant increase in values. In fact, there was a 12% increase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Buying in Bozeman
Erin Mandevi…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Erin Mandeville answered:
What's a reasonable price for a lot up in Battle Ridge Ranch? I see a few listed at ~$99k but many of them are seasonal access without utilities.
The most current sale closed at about $10,000 per acre on Skunk Creek in 2013 (and that was with the water being the Buyers responsibility. As you noted Brian, there is a lot of variati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in Bozeman
Ryan Olsen, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Ryan Olsen answered:
How will the lending rules (that change Jan. 1st 2014) affect interest rates and home prices and how long do you think that will take to take affect?
This is a great question. Bloomsberg Business Week has a great short article about this. Lenders must now verify and document at least eight specific criteria, including income, asset ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Buying in 59718
Mark Meissner, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Mark Meissner answered:
Is the Chase Way foreclosure listing on Trulia for real, or is it actually 189k and not a foreclosure?
Hi Dhale42,

The home at 355 Chase Way is actively on the market. The listing agent does not have it noted as a foreclosure in our MLS system, so I can't say for sure whether it is o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Home Buying in Bozeman
vcwald, Home Buyer in Bozeman, MT
vcwald answered:
The house at 179 Robert Court in Bozeman is not for sale according to the listing agent, but is still listed for sale on Trulia. What's up?
Sometimes because the sale is contingent upon the buyer meeting some condition (e.g., selling their current home) and the seller is willing to entertain backup offers in case the contin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 5, 2013 Home Buying in Bozeman
Courtney King, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Courtney King answered:
For all first time home buyers out there: What concerns keep you from making the jump into home ownership? Thanks! Erin Mandeville,
The market actually has gone up and is predicted to climb more, so now is the time to buy!
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Home Buying in Bozeman
Joe Duval, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Joe Duval answered:
I'm retired, single, and my passion is fly fishing. You have some of the best! What do you have in the $100,000 dollar range?
I love the "banana belt" region of the Whitehall, MT area. It offers the communities of Dillon, Butte, and Bozeman all with in an hour or so. The recreational opportunities are endless ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Home Buying in Bozeman
Joyce Miller, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Joyce Miller answered:
How much will a new home builder negotiate with me on a new home purchase?
Agreed that builders have done their homework, have representation in most cases and have priced their projects properly. Remember that if you wait, chances are the rates and going to m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in 59718
Montana 406…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Montana 406 Real Estate answered:
Looking to purchase a single family home in Bozeman.
Please give us a call to discuss, cjolk1522. Best....406.600.2477
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in Bozeman
Andrew Hurlb…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Andrew Hurlburt answered:
How do I know if a house is going to have a lot rent?
Most homes do not have a lot rent. Primarily you see lot rents on mobile or manufactured homes that are located on land owned by another property. This means that if there is lot ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Home Buying in Bozeman
Sam Quasuitt…, Home Owner in Outside U.S.
Sam Quasuittuq answered:
Is there much mark-up in new construction? Would a builder be insulted if I offered him $15,000 less than what he is asking for a new town-home?
Markup in new builds is about 25-35% over the net construction. I'd offer 25000 less and see where it leads. You have to start somewhere. Builder's don't like going below their net c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Bozeman
Sam Quasuitt…, Home Owner in Outside U.S.
Sam Quasuittuq answered:
Considering purchasing a condo in Bozeman in 4 - 5 years. Any wisdom in purchasing sooner as an investment property? $150 - $250 range.
Looked at Bozeman about five years ago - it was overpriced then and still is. When the next round of derivatives comes - the prices will drip even further. Pretty soon the town will w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Buying in Bozeman
somer, Home Buyer in Bozeman, MT
somer asked:
need # for tess funk real estate agent mt she works out of shields realty 306 elliot street wilsall mt
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Home Buying in Bozeman
Tamara Willi…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Tamara Williams answered:
How do I get preapproved?
The pre-approval is a simple and painless process for the most part. I always refer my clients to local lenders as it's much easier to show up on their door step if something goes awry ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 59715
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