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Andie Withner, Real Estate Pro in 59758
Andie Withner answered:
Are properties moving right now?
Yes- we have had a surprisingly busy start to the year! There have been inquiries and showings for moderately priced homes as well as commercial listings of all types. Our pendings a ... more
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Suzanne Baker, Real Estate Pro in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Suzanne Baker answered:
does montana have any culture?
I think Montana is a culture! A beautiful one based on natural beauty, small population and good quality of life and unlimited recreational activities.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Big Sky
Shannon Chaix, Real Estate Pro in Lakeside, MT
Shannon Chaix answered:
are there contract purchase listings?
There may be some owners willing to provide a buyer with owner-financing or a lease to own option. Feel free to contact me with some more details on what you are looking for and I would ... more
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Andy Onushco, Real Estate Pro in Helena, MT
Andy Onushco answered:
How do children get to area schools from t\he El Dorado and Gates of the Mountains Lakeshore Homessubdivision (American Bar) ?
looking at the map, I believe it would be Wolf Creek for K-7. Here's a link to the district==>

http://www.lccountymt.gov/education/superintendent/historic-school-districts/wolf-cree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Buying in Helena
Mark Meissner, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Mark Meissner answered:
What is a walk score.?
Great question. Walk score is a somewhat new term relating to the walk-ability of a property to shopping, schools, restaurants and includes a variety of different criteria. The higher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in 59847
kelseyholt, Home Owner in Big Sky, MT
kelseyholt answered:
Looking for a 1-2 bedroom apartment or condo to rent near Big Sky for 6 months. Nov. to April. in the $ 900-1200 a month price range. Thanks Tami
I assume you have found a place by now. If not I have a condo that would be available during that time.

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Mark Meissner, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Mark Meissner answered:
what is the water situation in Three Forks?
Hi Kennedy,

When you say the water situation, what specifically are you interested in? Well depths? Municipal water supply? Flood Zone? Any further information you can provide wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in 59752
Sandy Krusoff, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Sandy Krusoff answered:
Just how long and bad are the winters?
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 wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Home Buying in Kalispell
lorrainefree, Renter in Glendive, MT
lorrainefree asked:
Do you have any houses for rent? looking for a 2 bedrrom house
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Buying in Glendive
Andrew Hurlb…, Real Estate Pro in 59718
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
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I have asked the mortgage company to work with me. I have an interest only loan. I've payed on it over 6 years.they will NOT let me refinance.
Have you looked at the HARP program? It stands for Home Affordable Refinance Program. You can find information at www.makinghomeaffordable.gov. Go there and see if you qualify.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Home Buying in 59859
Luci Edwards, Real Estate Pro in 59715
Luci Edwards answered:
If a house is listed as a short sale, is the realtor obligated to show all offers to the bank?
As a Short Sale Specialist, I will say no, I also work with Bank of America and they only agree to see one offer at the time. I hold the other offers as back offers, in case the first o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in 59714
mhiggins, Home Owner in Whitefish, MT
mhiggins answered:
Is whitefish considered less exclusive than bigsky/moonlight? Sort of a cheaper option in montana for ski-in/out properties of am I off-base?
We have a home in Elk Ridge just outside Whitefish and can see the face of Big Mountain. Steve Doolings answer is very much correct. but the people of Whitefish are not looking for "exc ... more
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Belle Belang…, Home Buyer in Corvallis, MT
Belle Belanger answered:
what would it take to start a mobile home park?
If you need financing you can contact me. I am an Independent Consultant with a Private Lending Company. finance.belle@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 2, 2012 Home Buying in Libby
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
Jack Rhodes, Real Estate Pro in Helena, MT
Jack Rhodes answered:
Are there physician home loans available in Montana?
Not sure if there are specific loans for physician but do know that Homes For Heroes does give assistence to the medical profession. Check it out at www.homesforheroes.com.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Buying in Helena
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
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
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