Greetings from Montana. We typically slow down but the last few February-April sales have been incredible compared to previous years. Happy Holidays to all! http://www.frontdoor.com/real-estate/top-10-tips-for-selling-your-home-during-the-holidays... more
Consider researching schools of interest on your own; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you. As for the schools, consider a visit and ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., then form a personal opinion; for possible helpful information see links...
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 sellers on it, you might have something. Sorry I couldn't be more help.... more
Your landlord makes the decision whether you can have pets. Sometimes they will be okay with the idea and ask for a little larger deposit to cover any possible damage to the home. It never hurts to ask!... more
We have 2.5 acre lot on 64th ST we want to sell. It is flat, square and has a ton of water for a well. All Utilities are right on the property including natural gas. What can we expect it to be worth in this market.... more
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 more bedrooms most buyers expect and require at least 2 baths.... more
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 verification of the same to the new buyer. However, if the new buyer wants the full report in order to save their own money/time in lieu of having a new home inspection done I usually contact the previous buyer's agent to see if their client would like to sell the home inspection to the new buyer (usually at a discounted rate). This seems to work out well for all the parties involved.
Often, I do not have a full copy of the home inspection in the file as the previous buyer's agent only sent along those portions of the inspection that were pertaining to the defects that were written up in the Inspection Notice from the buyers. That is, normally, what I send along to the seller's agent when I have the buyers - not the full report.... more
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 that a cistern is something unsanitary and are unaware of today's modern cisterns. I suggest that in your marketing point out that for a small fee ( you might even quote the fee) , there are water companies that will deliver water to your modern sanitary cistern that usually only needs refilling once or twice a month ( depending on useage and cistern size).... more
There are a number of ways to structure this to make it work. It is really a banking question, related to mortgage qualification. Find a lender who is well versed in VA loans and he/she will likely be able to help you get qualified. In the meantime, there are a number of things that can be done to repair credit.
Good Luck! Andy Onushco, owner of Andy O Realty, Keller Williams Capital Realty, Helena MT.... more