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Sat Jul 22, 2017
Chris answered:
where can I find rent to own w/option to buy home in billings montana
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
Free4lee asked:
Also this one
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Sat Nov 12, 2016
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Sat May 21, 2016
Dustslacker87 asked:
have been with my job for over 6 years and I have a good reference from my current landlord. Do anybody have any beneficial information that may help me in my situation? Please message me
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Fri Mar 18, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
No, appraisal is almost always paid by the buyer. However, everything is negotiable. But if it doesn't appraise, then you have a whole other problem to deal with than who should pay for the appraisal. Seller may choose to not drop the price to the appraised value, and you may be forced to terminate (if you can't come up with the difference yourself). ... more
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Wed Sep 23, 2015
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Tue Feb 25, 2014
Steve and Kari Lane answered:
I had the same issue, I had to go to arbitration. The sellers paid me $25/mo for 5 yrs. Didn't really help. If you can get the previous inspection report on the house, that lists your sellers on it, you might have something. Sorry I couldn't be more help. ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Kathy Cashmore answered:
Try Ken Boeschen at Rocky Mountain Bank to see what they have to offer, also.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Trenton Parks answered:
I believe this is referencing 4 roundup. No the lot is owned by the mobile home park and is placed for lot rent with Casa Village mobile home park.
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Kathy Cashmore answered:
I have needed to disclose certain property defects that have become apparent as a result of the previous inspection and in that case I will use portions of that inspection as verification of the same to the new buyer. However, if the new buyer wants the full report in order to save their own money/time in lieu of having a new home inspection done I usually contact the previous buyer's agent to see if their client would like to sell the home inspection to the new buyer (usually at a discounted rate). This seems to work out well for all the parties involved.

Often, I do not have a full copy of the home inspection in the file as the previous buyer's agent only sent along those portions of the inspection that were pertaining to the defects that were written up in the Inspection Notice from the buyers. That is, normally, what I send along to the seller's agent when I have the buyers - not the full report.
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Mon May 20, 2013
Larry Thomas answered:
Many potential buyers do not like the prospects of hauling water and think that it is much more expensive. A few buyers unfamiliar with anything other than public water systems think that a cistern is something unsanitary and are unaware of today's modern cisterns. I suggest that in your marketing point out that for a small fee ( you might even quote the fee) , there are water companies that will deliver water to your modern sanitary cistern that usually only needs refilling once or twice a month ( depending on useage and cistern size). ... more
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Jonathan Porta answered:
I don't think that is in Billings, MT. There is a street named Beverly Hill Blvd. I don't think that is what you are looking for.
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Kathy Cashmore answered:
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 children could start school at the beginning of the school year.

However, there are several other factors that affect home sales and as you may be aware price is only one. There is location and condition. All of these need to fit together in a "pretty little box" to attract buyers and that is usually done by working with your Realtor to determine the best way to price and present your property so that it competes well with the other homes in the area.

After you have determined the best way to present your home, with all of these key factors addressed, the marketing of your property to have it stand out from competing homes in the area is essential. You will want your home to be visible to prospective buyers (and, in many cases, their Realtors) everywhere!

Good luck and I do hope that you will find this information helpful to you in selling your home. It really hasn't been on the market that long and you still have plenty of time to make any adjustments to the "key factors" to bring your home to the front of the competition in the Billings area. Sit down with your Realtor and make a new plan, if necessary. It will happen!!
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Jonathan Porta answered:
I agree with Ron.

Depending on what your goals are, you may look into seller financing, finding a money partner, or, if you plan to build, I know of builders who will buy the lot, build the home and then sell you the completed home. Though, this usually requires a non-refundable earnest money deposit that the builder would keep if you were to back out of the deal. But, remember, it is all dependant upon what you negotiate. ... more
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Wed Nov 23, 2011
Jeremy answered:
Your best bet would be to check with property managers...check rental sites to see if they make any notes. Try sites that allow owners to post properties as well as property managers.
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Wsre Wsre answered:
This is definitely a legal matter that deals in terms of civil rights versus contractual obligations. The best advise anyone can give you is to contact an attorney.
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