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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
My dad intends to sell a house he inherited to my brother via contract for deed. How can this work in a fair manner for my sister and I?
Janderson,
You're family needs to meet with an estate planning attorney. If your dad doesn't have a will that deals with this, you have a potential disaster on your hands. Creating o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Selling in Great Falls
Doug Maas, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Doug Maas answered:
How far away is this house from Malmstrom AFB?
Jennifer, I would need to know the address of the home you are asking about. Many homes in 59404 are within a 15 minute commute, but some addresses in the 59404 zip can take twice as lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 59404
Doug Maas, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Doug Maas answered:
Need to rent in great falls Montana, one cat 2 adults, 2 bd 1 plus bath cant find much on line
The rental market is tight in Great Falls. We have a few at www.MaasProperties.com. There is also a weekly rental list I could email to you if you would like.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Moving in Great Falls
Doug Maas, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Doug Maas answered:
are the monthly estimates including taxes or just base price of the house?
What you are seeing is principle and interest on a conventional mortgage. If you are using a VA loan your payment will be more since you are not putting any money down. Also, you will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 23, 2013 Home Buying in 59405
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
pricing a home
If it is not distressed, I would opt for 90-95% of Market and hope for Multiples and Quick.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Selling in Great Falls
Doug Maas, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Doug Maas answered:
I am looking for ahome to Rent To Own In Great Falls I have already viewed my credit report I know what my scoreso I would like to view homes
Not very many Rent to Own opportunities in Great Falls, but there are a few. Be cautious of Internet scams and anything that makes you send money upfront. Get with an experienced loca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Foreclosure in Great Falls
Melaine Loy, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Melaine Loy answered:
We have one room that used to have a window that lead outside, but now goes into the garage. Any restrictions on calling it an office?
Hello,

I have never heard of any specificationsfor calling a room an office or den but you are right about calling it a bedroom. You can actually call it a bedroom but should specify ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 15, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Great Falls
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
Foreclosures. Worth the effort?
Yes they can! You should hire a real estate agent with this expertise and see what's out there.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 23, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
Melaine Loy, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Melaine Loy answered:
What is the normal commission for selling a small farm in Montana?
Hello Nels,

6% however you may find it differs slightly with each agent so you should call around and find the one you think fits you most. Remember, Asking an agent to reduce commis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Selling in Great Falls
Dosequis, Both Buyer and Seller in Choteau, MT
Dosequis answered:
We have 77.7 acres irrigated crop land and double wide mobile home on highway.View of rcky. mts. west of Fairfield. What would be a fair asking price?
Since you don't own the irrigation system, the trailer is probably worth about 20,000; the land is probably worth about 97,500 so combined, the property is likely worth $115,000-120,000 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Home Selling in Great Falls
Melaine Loy, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Melaine Loy answered:
I have been told "my loan is in line for finalunderwriting", but now my normally chatty lo seems evasive and distant. Bad sign?
Hello Sam,

Melaine Loy from Real Estate Salutions of Great Falls and speaking on the Realtor side, this is usually the last step for completing your loan and from my experience the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 3, 2010 Home Buying in 59404
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
My brother wants to quit claim the house supposedly having my nephew as the owner for two years will make it possible to get a loan in two years
Once you give him a deed he will own the place. You will have given up all rights to it. If you have nothing saying you get money from the house he could keep it and never pay. Can you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Selling in Great Falls
Melaine Loy, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Melaine Loy answered:
Where to buy in Great falls?
Hello Paul,

My name is Melaine Loy and I am the Broker/Owner Of Real Estate Salutions of Great Falls. I came to Geat Falls via Malmstrom as well and retired in 2001. Our office is lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2009 Home Buying in Great Falls
Doug Maas, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Doug Maas answered:
How does one find a home to rent in in/arround Great Falls, Montana that allows pets?We are relocating and
Most of our rentals allow dogs with an additional pet fee. Take a look at www.MaasProperties.com to view the latest listings. If you still cannot find what you need visit my site at w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Moving in Great Falls
Dan, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Dan answered:
not married yet but looking to buy a house. hes owned i havent. am i eligable as a first time home owner?
That is a good question, I'm not sure. Your banker you have been visiting with about financing would be the best one to ask this question.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Home Buying in Great Falls
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Pam Winterbauer answered:
What constitutes as a bedroom? I live in Montana and am looking to buy a house they claim is a three bedroom
Sarah.....

Heating, ventilation, natural lighting and the closet is debatable. Your situation is difficult to tell without seeing it. Sounds as if there are quite a few pass throug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 21, 2014 Home Buying in Great Falls
Dan, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Dan answered:
Are there any new communities being built in Great Falls that falls along a golf course?
There are some condos along Emerald Greens, other than that most already have homes built around them. Those homes do come on the market occasionally. Most of the new Construction is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 12, 2010 Home Buying in Great Falls
Amelia, Home Buyer in Great Falls, MT
Amelia answered:
my son will be stationed at Maelstrom AFB in June. We want to look at rental properties. He has excellent
I have been living in Great Falls for the last 11 years and I will tell you the most useful information that I got when I arrived, new to Malmstrom 11 years ago. Stay out of the low nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Crime & Safety in Great Falls
Doug Maas, Real Estate Pro in Great Falls, MT
Doug Maas answered:
ANY HOMES FOR RENT OR RENT TO OWN IN GREAT FALLS, MONTANA OR SURROUNDING AREAS?
Your best bet is to go to www.MaasProperties.com and take a look at the available properties.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Home Buying in Great Falls
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