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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Sarah Welk answered:
Hi Sanglis60,

My name is Sarah I am a local Columbus, Ohio realtor. I would love to help you find the average home price and sq foot price for that area, if you would like. Feel free to email me at SWelk@AscendOhio.com and I can hopefully help you find what you are looking for! Are you relocating to this area? ... more
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Tue Apr 4, 2017
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Insolentink answered:
Can you judge a police officer by how many has marks he has on his sleeve? He may be the laziest cop in the precinct. Just because he's been "in the business" for a long time, doesn't make him a good cop. Look for an agent that is "hungry". An agent that walks the neighborhood, knocking on doors is the one that I would consider. ... more
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Jim Youden asked:
We have verified at least 3 closed sales that have NOT been updated on your website and are only listed as OFF-MARKET. The properties closed the first week of March. This makes all your…
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Absinc2001 answered:
this is so hilarious to see all these comments.... some are kind, some are professional, some frustrated, some angry, some informative.... some just not necessary.... wow.... what has the world come to. I just wanted a ball park range, didn't know I would find all of this... legal/illegal... lol ... more
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Amycaitlin42 asked:
Sun Mar 26, 2017
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Sun Mar 26, 2017
Laurie & Christian Kazimir asked:
We have a listing at 56 Koala Lane, Pacific Beach and It is not showing up in our list where all our listings are so we can edit it and send the listing report to the seller.
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Whitneymaybelle answered:
check out. http://www.drhorton.com/New-Mexico/Albuquerque
they have great homes. and in communities that i have felt are safer.
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Tonysignorelli9731 answered:
It means there is an HOA and there may be rules as far as use of your land or design of your home.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Private Buyer answered:
Simply put, by a buyer and not an agent whom only work for the seller and not the buyer, the real estate agents in Western Montana are also the sellers. They're all friends and if you do the research you will see that the real estate agents are also the landowners in many cases. They are all buying and selling and dancing and jigging and making bank off of one another as they play the local markets.

They give you a song and dance that you are "paying for the view". When the view they refer to is the mountains which is on fire and you can't see from smoke for most of the Summer/Fall and in the Winter/Spring the Mountains are not accessible because of being snowed in, property costs should be much lower because there is no view.

As others have pointed out, there are no jobs in Ravalli County. The buying and selling is coming from people and corporations from California. The closest average sized town is 60 miles away in Missoula and the job market there is even non-existent. Businesses only want to pay minimum wage while rent/mortgage is at a premium. We can't afford to eat while the real estate agents laugh all the way to their off-shore banks.

By the way, Ravalli agents keep trying to say that living here is safe. No, not even close. Firstly, as of Fall 2016 the city of Hamilton, MT crime rate is at 300%. The area Republicans walk around with guns and threaten to "take up arms" against all Democrats and any who disagree with their twisted anti-Constitutional logic. Disagree with me? Then look in to the "Obama Library" outhouse that the current Commissioners and Sheriff all had a part in condoning. It was a direct threat to kill not only President Obama but any and all Democrats in the Valley who voted for him. By the way, these same people are the school teachers who are a threat to our children. Ravalli County Montana is nowhere near a safe place to live.

Off the soap-box and on topic, this question was posted in 2009 but, in 2017 the answer is still the same. Greed and lack of empathy is why prices are still high and will stay high in the Bitterroot Valley.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Amycaitlin42 asked:
Time is the precious asset for every business
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Mon Mar 20, 2017
Dennis Norwood answered:
MLS has date settings and allows agents to pull comparable sales from a specific date range — say January to May of 2010. We can then use those comparable sales to recreate the market conditions of the time period. This can be extremely helpful when pricing unique properties or infill development when you have few comparable sales in your marketplace recently. And if you are in a larger city, the Case-Shiller index tracks housing prices in major metro areas and has done so for decades. You can effectively price your home in today’s dollars and then use the Case-Shiller index to adjust the price back to the time you are looking for. ... more
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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Amycaitlin42 asked:
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Donnatx61 answered:
The colony tx rebound? Lol, the city runs itself like non-other. Reason everything developed around the colony and not within. I cannot say they are behind the times since atleast by 1950 most subdivisions had street drainage and street lighting. The colony is only just now "starting" to add those apparent luxory's. Make matters worst, their tax rate is just slightly higher than the surrounding cities and home appreciation, not worth mentioning. ... more
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
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