Typically these inspections are handled by the lender. In your situation you could speak to a home inspector though this isn't really what they do. I would suggest you use them to do a pre-drywall inspection of the foundation/framing/rough-in plumbing and electrical and then again once the home is completed. You could certainly inspect for draws yourself. each draw request submitted by the builder should include a line item accounting of what the draw is paying for so that you should be able to easily verify if the work that the contractor is requesting payment for has been done or if it's for materials that they are in fact on the job site.... more
A good area(s) is all about personal preferences, budgets, wants, needs, lifestyle; therefore consider researching areas of interest on your own, and take the time to visit more than once, then determine where your comfort level can best be reached; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you...... more
Hi Terry, Kalispell has 3 types of water available, depending on which area you reside, city water, community water systems, & private wells. According to M.E. Labs the water testing source of the valley, Kalispell city water are tested monthly , & the community water systems are tested either quarterly or monthly depending on their department of environmental quality (DEQ) regulations.
Private wells are tested by potential buyers during the inspection period of a home purchase.The most common testing done is for Ecoli bacteria,but several other mineral test are available.I hope this information is helpful for you.... more
Hi, I have lived in the Flathead Valley my entire life ,& the winters are becoming much milder. When I was young, I remember trudging through the snow while walking to school, & when winter came,usually early or middle of November, We would have snow till spring!!! Nowdays we tend to get a few inches of snow, it stays around for a week or 2, then melts off, until the next snow.Although in 1997 we did have a bad snow packed winter . Yesterday it seemed rather cold 20 degrees, however, compared to the record low on that day which was in 1979,when it was 37 degrees below 0 !!!! so yesterday was actually quite warm!!! Winter is a surprze,we never know from week to week what our weather will be!!!... more
Hello, my name is Debra Mills and I am a real estate broker with Montana Brokers in Kalispell. I can help you. Can you give me more information about your needs? What price range, how big, close to town, what size of mobile, etc? Thanks... more
Hello, my name is Debra Mills and I am a real estate broker with Montana Brokers in Kalispell. I can help you. Can you give me more information about your needs? What price range, how big, close to town, which town, what type of mobile (age, size), will it have an engineered foundation, etc? Thanks... more