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Robin Nelson, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Robin Nelson answered:
how can we present our home in the best light? what is the current trend ?
Hi Christina;

This a great question, I would suggest you always speak to your Real Estate agent and have her view your home and the area for the best lighting and time of day. I like ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Selling in Bozeman
Matthew Boone, Other/Just Looking in Bozeman, MT
Matthew Boone answered:
I'm retired, single, and my passion is fly fishing. You have some of the best! What do you have in the $100,000 dollar range?
Go to our website at www.prumt.com. Almost everything in the area/region is listed for sale on that site. It's linked into our local Multiple Listings Service. There are still quite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Home Buying in Bozeman
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
`How does one locate a home with a 'rent or lease to own' option"
Contact a Realtor represent you who does leasing. NOT all Realtor work in rental market(s)

Many scams across the US regarding lease option always use an agent

Lynn911 Dallas Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 20, 2011 Home Buying in Livingston
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
I am self-employed for about 18 months. Net income is about $115k per year. Also a disabled vet. Credit scores are 640 and 660 mid.
Check with your VA coordination benefits office regarding your eligibility for a VA home loan. If you had an honorable discharge plus disability they might have less restrictions for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 16, 2011 Financing in Montana City
Andy Onushco, Real Estate Pro in Helena, MT
Andy Onushco answered:
How do I price a home for sale when no comparables exist?
It is challenging arriving at a price on such a unique property. I would likely look at pricing trends across all sectors of the local market and then weigh that against trends in hig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 14, 2011 Home Selling in 59711
David Jaffe-…, Real Estate Pro in 60004
David Jaffe- CDPE SRES answered:
We made two signed offers. Only got verbal counters. Agent lives two doors from listing and wants to keep prices up. What do we do?
I have several questions... Is the Listing Agent acting as a Dual Agent (representing both you and the Sellers)? Have you given him/her written Dual Agency Approval? I would encourag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 8, 2011 Home Buying in Montana City
Bill Carey, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Bill Carey answered:
do any realtors deal with (re-sell) fractional ownership?
Jimbo,

Realtor's don't work with Time Shares.
Check out this website...http://www.sellmytimesharenow.com/

Best of luck
Thank you,
Bill Carey, Broker/Realtor
Certif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in Columbia Falls
Andy Onushco, Real Estate Pro in Helena, MT
Andy Onushco answered:
My son has a home on 5 acres in Florence, MT. Can he legally add a guest house on the property?
It will depend on local zoning regulations. It often comes down to septic regulations. If it is on a sewer it might be easier to do. Your first stop should be at the county planning ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 26, 2012 General Area in Florence
John Sacktig, Real Estate Pro in 08816
John Sacktig answered:
how do I release current realtor?
Hi Jane,

Where are you in the contract? How long is your property listed? Have you discussed breaking the contract?
Are you working with an agent to buy a home? Give us a few more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 Home Buying in Florence
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Glick answered:
When does FHA require a home to be reappraised? Bank just called to say I need another apprasial even though I paid for one less than 30 days ago.
I would go postal on these idiots.

What does a change in title have to do with the value of a property?

I would call the local FHA office and your Congressperson's office and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 28, 2010 Financing in 59701
Myra Gouger, Real Estate Pro in 89135
Myra Gouger answered:
Doesn't a home seller have any responsibilities when they are in a contract to sell a home?
It all depends on what was negotiated in your contract in the beginning. If the wording was "as is, where is" that means no repairs. If that wording was there, then the owner ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 11, 2010 Home Selling in 59701
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
What are the costs associated with a 203k streamline loan? I am buying a house for $176,500 and am under the $15k reno cost.
Make then stick as close to that good faith estimate as possible! And stick to YOUR guns. You got a good faith estimate for a reason, to protect you from abuses. Are you using an att ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Financing in 59701
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Second-time homebuyers stuck in a 203k streamline situation. We had a home inspection, and were told we'd never get a conventional fha loan.
I got a 203K loan when I bought my house. And yes, you can get an extension on the work being completed, I believe up to a year. Remember, the bank officials are probably nowhere you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Financing in 59701
Zmbrennan, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Zmbrennan answered:
I found a home for auction starting at10,000. I would like to know how to buy, or bid on this and other homes R
Jake,
Be certain you check chain of title and know what additional liens are on the property, check easements, past sales and be sure you personally see the property before you bid.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 16, 2012 Home Buying in 59901
David Chiles, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
David Chiles answered:
Where can I go to find out how many home sales there have been in Montana cities?
Contact a local agent for information on Sales in Montana because all that information is tracked by the MLS. A good local agent should be able to provide you with all that information ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Market Conditions in Kalispell
Rick Jessen, Real Estate Pro in Missoula, MT
Rick Jessen answered:
How can I find out how much a group of condo's sold for at 901 SW Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT?
According to our MLS, one of the units was on the market for 154 days, but did not sell, and the listing was cancelled.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 7, 2010 Home Selling in Missoula
Damian Forre…, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Damian Forrester answered:
Are there any homes available for lease purchase in Billings,Mt.?
Yes, feel free to visit my website and contact me for a list.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 23, 2011 Home Buying in 59102
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
we're under contract on a real fixer-upper, and we have an fha loan. what if the seller won't take care of items like the roof, or rotted?
These items should have all been addressed on your purchase and sales agreement when you made the offer. Anything you can see with teh naked eye that would not pass the FHA appraisal/in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Financing in 59701
Freddie Oneal…, Renter in Savannah, TX
Freddie Oneal Jenkins asked:
what is MT?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 6, 2010 General Area in Crow Agency
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