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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
Dianne Langs…, Real Estate Pro in Vallejo, CA
Dianne Langston answered:
how do i find owner carry contract properties?
You need to obtain a list of properties in the area you are interested in with no open deeds of trust on them. These lists can be purchases, or you can ask a real estate professional to ... more
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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Can I list my house on our local MLS without using a real estate agent?
Hi Hillary,

Only Realtors can post on the MLS. You might be able to find one that would list it on there for you for a flat fee but unless you know all the Real Estate laws (includi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 2, 2014 Home Buying in 59718
Kelley Halle, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Kelley Halle answered:
Why is it short sales can take so long to close on. You would think the lenders want to get rid of them and get their money?
One would think so. And some lenders are great to work with and can effectuate a sale very quickly. If a listing agent on a short sale is doing his or her job, lenders are contacted a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Three Forks
Wilma Mixon-…, Real Estate Pro in Polson, MT
Wilma Mixon-Hall answered:
I am an H1B visa holder with pending adjustment of status due to the current date that they are procressing.
you will be once the visa is in your hand
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in Polson
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
Shannon Scott, Real Estate Pro in Montana
Shannon Scott answered:
what is bare land worth in ponderosa pines worth? tract 341
A lot for 9.99 acres is going for $7,000
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in Three Forks
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner 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?
I recommend you have your agent run comps and advise you. Do you have an agent? You should have an agent.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Bozeman
Doug Deshazer, Real Estate Pro in Libby, MT
Doug Deshazer answered:
I was interested in 94 Spoklie Rd. property it was 4 acres 179,999 was the price.Is it still for sale or has it sold,thank you! Robin
Hi Robin- Yes! The home is still available. Would you like me to setup an appointment for a showing?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in Troy
Erin Mandevi…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Erin Mandeville answered:
How much will a new home builder negotiate with me on a new home purchase?
Cheryl,

Usually a builder has a really good idea of his costs to build and has priced the listing (if he is working with a REALTOR®) to reflect his costs and allow profit (if he d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in 59718
Bryce Sulliv…, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Bryce Sullivan answered:
which zip codes include MSU area?
59715 - Let me know if you have any other questions about Bozeman, I'm happy to help!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Home Buying in Bozeman
Ron Boyd, Real Estate Pro in Billings, MT
Ron Boyd answered:
What finantial agencies finance just the land/property with no improvements, without having to put 30% down ect???
None of them. Bare land with no improvements has a much longer marketing time than a single family residence. If the lender gets the property back they know they will have to discount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Billings
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can a real estate agent properly represent both side of a transaction?
"Properly"?

No.

Ethically, yes. Legally, yes. (With full disclosure, etc.)
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in 59072
Mark Meissner, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Mark Meissner answered:
does montana have any culture?
Hi Linda,

Great question. I presume you have not spent too much time in the area. In addition to unparalleled recreational opportunities, Montana is a place full of culture, and al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Big Sky
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Why do you have it located in the wrong place? It's two to the left, the corner of Eureka & 7 Avenue North
James Trulia does not point to where the property is, they simple use a mapping software, usually google Maps. It could be a problem with the map or how the address was uploaded into th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Home Buying in Wolf Point
Steve Dooling, Real Estate Pro in Bigfork, MT
Steve Dooling answered:
How long do you expect the prices to remain lower in this area?
Hi Rfehr59 - my name is Steve Dooling and i am a real estate broker, who happens to live in between somers and lakeside, as a matter of fact! Prices in this local market, as in all mark ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Buying in Lakeside
Rudy, Home Owner in Rexford, MT
Rudy asked:
is it still fos sale? is it still for sale?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Buying in Rexford
Kevin Bailey, Real Estate Pro in Missoula County, MT
Kevin Bailey answered:
What are the laws regarding raising cows/chickens/sheep etc on private property in Ravalli county? We would like to buy a house on about 10 acres and
The Bitterroot valley has many subdivisions with covenants that say you cannot have chickens. Ideally You would want to find a parcel that has "No Covenants". And, the proble ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 5, 2013 Home Buying in Stevensville
Jeff Bent, Real Estate Pro in Bozeman, MT
Jeff Bent answered:
How do I get preapproved?
Pre-aproval is a simple process that usually requires you to make an appointment with a mortgage lender or your local bank. You will probably need to bring a copy of your most recent pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 10, 2012 Home Buying in 59715
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