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Kathystricker, Home Buyer in Billings, MT
Kathystricker answered:
Where can I find rent to own or lease w/ option to buy homes. Are there any in the Billings area?
looking for a rent own in Billings
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Steve and Ka…, Real Estate Pro in 49525
Steve and Kari Lane answered:
Needing an attorney???
I had the same issue, I had to go to arbitration. The sellers paid me $25/mo for 5 yrs. Didn't really help. If you can get the previous inspection report on the house, that lists your s ... more
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Kathy Cashmo…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Kathy Cashmore answered:
Do any banks in Billings offer physician home loans?
Try Ken Boeschen at Rocky Mountain Bank to see what they have to offer, also.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Home Buying in Billings
Larry Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Larry Thomas answered:
Tired of having renters buuut not sure if reclaiming the space will hurt our resale
Right now with the market as hot as it is, I would say it is worth more as a 6 bed 2 bath primarily because a 4 bedroom with only one bath is not very marketable. When a home is 3 or mo ... more
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Kathy Cashmo…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Kathy Cashmore answered:
Can a real estate agent (the selling agent) share an inspection report with a new buyer that the previous buyer paid for without permission?
I have needed to disclose certain property defects that have become apparent as a result of the previous inspection and in that case I will use portions of that inspection as verificati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in Billings
Larry Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Larry Thomas answered:
I am being told that our house is not being looked at because we have a cistern for water. We have 20 acres and had 4 people look at it in a year.
Many potential buyers do not like the prospects of hauling water and think that it is much more expensive. A few buyers unfamiliar with anything other than public water systems think th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in Billings
Jonathan Por…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Jonathan Porta answered:
where is Avery Hills?
I don't think that is in Billings, MT. There is a street named Beverly Hill Blvd. I don't think that is what you are looking for.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Buying in Billings
Kathy Cashmo…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Kathy Cashmore answered:
Is the market slowing down or am I over priced??
Billings is a seasonal market and the Fall timing has slowed the market a little. Many of the home buyers that were relocating to Billings did so before school started so that their ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Buying in Billings
Jonathan Por…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Jonathan Porta answered:
What finantial agencies finance just the land/property with no improvements, without having to put 30% down ect???
I agree with Ron.

Depending on what your goals are, you may look into seller financing, finding a money partner, or, if you plan to build, I know of builders who will buy the lot, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Billings
Jeremy, Renter in Spokane County, WA
Jeremy answered:
Are there any homes available for lease purchase in Billings,Mt.?
Your best bet would be to check with property managers...check rental sites to see if they make any notes. Try sites that allow owners to post properties as well as property managers.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 23, 2011 Home Buying in 59102
Tannis Kobol…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Tannis Kobold/broker Owner answered:
In Montana We are purchasing a home from a park with a contract for deed. Neighbors assaulted both myself and my husband can we break the contract?
This is definitely a legal matter that deals in terms of civil rights versus contractual obligations. The best advise anyone can give you is to contact an attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 8, 2011 Home Buying in 59105
Tannis Kobol…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Tannis Kobold/broker Owner answered:
How do farm and ranch home loans work?
There are many different aspects to a Farm and Ranch loan. There are loans that meet the financing needs of both full and part-time farmers and ranchers. Long-term mortgage loans are av ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 8, 2011 Home Buying in 59105
Tannis Kobol…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Tannis Kobold/broker Owner answered:
how long after you file bankruptcy can you start looking for a home? does it hurt your chances that bad?
First, any bankruptcy must be "discharged" by the court. You also cannot be in any "Credit Counseling" or other programs that take over your finances. The lender is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 8, 2011 Home Buying in 59105
Wanda Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Wanda Thomas answered:
Can I get a Rural Development loan on a 1954 house that has asbestos shingle like siding?
We have lots of homes with this type of siding, it lasts forever. I have never had a problem getting a loan with this type of siding. Of course you want the siding to be in good shape ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 17, 2011 Home Buying in Billings
Linda, Other/Just Looking in Billings, MT
Linda answered:
We are looking to move to BIllings, Mt from Wy & wanted to look at foreclosed homes to maybe get a
In Montana there are also down payment assistance programs from the city and a Home$tart fund. It allows you to also get more house for your money, and have a lower payment overall. You ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 28, 2010 Foreclosure in Billings
Paul Duering…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Paul Dueringer answered:
Can a bank demand a higher down payment 4 days before we close on a house?
Yes a bank can ask for a higher down payment. This has happened to a couple of my clients. When the bank did a final check the peoples income to debt ratio was just a little bit high ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2009 Home Buying in Shepherd
Steve Walton, Real Estate Pro in 59102
Steve Walton answered:
I need to know where to go to find home to rent with option to buy. The thing is we are on a fixed income and
There are always homes available for sale where sellers would consider a lease to purchase plan. It does require a dedicated agent who is ready to ask the right questions about which ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2008 Home Buying in 59101
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