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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Wed Jun 17, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Typically these inspections are handled by the lender. In your situation you could speak to a home inspector though this isn't really what they do. I would suggest you use them to do a pre-drywall inspection of the foundation/framing/rough-in plumbing and electrical and then again once the home is completed. You could certainly inspect for draws yourself. each draw request submitted by the builder should include a line item accounting of what the draw is paying for so that you should be able to easily verify if the work that the contractor is requesting payment for has been done or if it's for materials that they are in fact on the job site. ... more
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Jerry Mahugh, Real Estate Pro in Columbia Falls, MT
Mon May 18, 2015
Jerry Mahugh answered:
You can contact a local property manager to see what they have available....
David Gray with Above and Beyond is one - his # is 406-751-5202
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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
You can pay an attorney and sue anybody for anything. Will you prevail? That is the question.

Tessa, you did not post the the entirety of the contract in your question. How are we to know if YOU AGREED to those terms or not?

We do know, and have witnessed citizens chasing bak decisions by throwing more money at it and yes, they DO look for someone else to blame.

What the contract say?
Show it to an attorney.
Pay the attorney.
And let the good times roll.
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Justin Sheer…, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Justin Sheeran answered:
Hi David,
As a Realtor, I don't handle property management (rentals) but I can give you some names of some property managers I know and have worked with.

1. Scott Strobel - CoRental - (406)885-5604 scott@corental.net
2. Paula Perenz - Main Street Property Management - (406)253-4763
3. Jennifer Gunderson - Western Mountains Property Management - (406)261-5303

I hope this helps.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
A good area(s) is all about personal preferences, budgets, wants, needs, lifestyle; therefore consider researching areas of interest on your own, and take the time to visit more than once, then determine where your comfort level can best be reached; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you... ... more
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Brandie Kitt…, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Brandie Kittle answered:
I would be happy to help you, please feel free to email me at brandiekittle@kw.com
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Donna Postier, Home Buyer in Chandler, AZ
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Donna Postier asked:
Are the house prices reasonable? Should I look a little outside this area?
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LittleHeaven , Home Owner in Kalispell, MT
Sat Aug 17, 2013
LittleHeaven answered:
Would you be interested on a property Rent to Own? We just listed out home this week and we wish to also sell ( It's listed on various sites now $279,000 ) t's 3 bedrooms but with a larger room which has a large closet door off the downstairs patio? So, it could be considered a 4 bedroom for you?... The Views are #1 and you are welcome to drive by it and see it...

2825 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell, MT 59901

Our renters 1yr. lease is done and they are moving out by Sept. 1st.

Thank you and have a lovely day ! Mrs. Mann
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Janet Smith, Home Buyer in Kalispell, MT
Tue Aug 6, 2013
Janet Smith answered:
Not sure if you're looking to rent or buy, but t his is a "for sale" property, not a rental. It is a 3 LARGE bdrm., HUGE LIVING ROOM, 2 FULL baths with extra-large 2 car garage with shop;
1/2 acre beautifully landscaped with mature fruit trees & more; near schools, shopping, banks etc. in the Evergreen area just outside Kalispell, on city water and sewer. Price $179,900.
Let me know if you're interested, thanks! Janet
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Sandy Krusoff, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Sat Mar 23, 2013
Sandy Krusoff answered:
Hi Terry, Kalispell has 3 types of water available, depending on which area you reside, city water, community water systems, & private wells. According to M.E. Labs the water testing source of the valley, Kalispell city water are tested monthly , & the community water systems are tested either quarterly or monthly depending on their department of environmental quality (DEQ) regulations.
Private wells are tested by potential buyers during the inspection period of a home purchase.The most common testing done is for Ecoli bacteria,but several other mineral test are available.I hope this information is helpful for you.
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Donna Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Tue Jan 29, 2013
Donna Johnson answered:
CMA is best to determine value and prices are lower than they have been for some time. We are seeing an upswing in the market although land sales are still lagging. The great news is that interest rates are low and competition is less because many who have had expired property listings are waiting to see. ... more
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Sandy Krusoff, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Tue Jan 15, 2013
Sandy Krusoff answered:
Hi, I have lived in the Flathead Valley my entire life ,& the winters are becoming much milder. When I was young, I remember trudging through the snow while walking to school, & when winter came,usually early or middle of November, We would have snow till spring!!! Nowdays we tend to get a few inches of snow, it stays around for a week or 2, then melts off, until the next snow.Although in 1997 we did have a bad snow packed winter . Yesterday it seemed rather cold 20 degrees, however, compared to the record low on that day which was in 1979,when it was 37 degrees below 0 !!!! so yesterday was actually quite warm!!! Winter is a surprze,we never know from week to week what our weather will be!!! ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Tue Jun 26, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
I presume that you are referring to the LISTING PRICE of the home:

Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not intended to be set in stone, and in many cases it is not even a good guideline toward the SELLING PRICE.

Some Sellers believe that by setting the LISTING PRICE high, they can always come down, and people will make an offer anyway: WRONG! Buyers will just bypass the property and look at houses that are within their price range. And six months from now, the Seller will slowly start lowering the PRICE, (this is called “chasing the curve”) and Buyers will be asking the question; “What’s wrong with that house?” and “Why has it been on the Market so long?”

Other Sellers set the LISTING PRICE low, to attract multiple offers. (The correct strategy.) We are asked; “Aren’t you obligated to sell at this price if someone offers it?” The answer is probably not; for that to happen, you would first have to have only one offer, and secondly, the offer would have be exactly the same, down to the smallest detail, (please discuss this with your Realtor).
Another thought; Buyer will search for potential properties by groups; for example, $400,000 to $450,000, and $250,000 to $300,000. If your house is priced at $460,000 or $310,000, the Buyers will never see it. (something else to discuss with your Agent.)

Different Banks have different philosophies about pricing their properties: You cannot draw any conclusions without a good analysis.

Have your Realtor do a CMA, (Comparative Market Analysis) to help you determine your Offering Price. It is the surest way to determine the Market Value of the property.
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Donna Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Tue Jun 26, 2012
Donna Johnson answered:
Location, property size, age and condition play an important factor in rents as well as property management (agency or owner). I see a variance from 850-1200 on the average.
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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Tue May 24, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Chopperkat1,

I see that you've signed up to receive email alerts on Trulia to alert you if the status or price of this property changes, and to let you know when similar homes come on the market. I'm not sure if these are the emails you are referring to, but they should not prompt you to sell the home. If you wish to stop these alerts, please access the link below and select the option to "Manage alerts".

You should be able to find out who owns this property via county records.

I hope this helps.

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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Debra Mills, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Thu Apr 7, 2011
Debra Mills answered:
Hello, my name is Debra Mills and I am a real estate broker with Montana Brokers in Kalispell. I can help you. Can you give me more information about your needs? What price range, how big, close to town, what size of mobile, etc? Thanks ... more
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Debra Mills, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Thu Apr 7, 2011
Debra Mills answered:
Hello, my name is Debra Mills and I am a real estate broker with Montana Brokers in Kalispell. I can help you. Can you give me more information about your needs? What price range, how big, close to town, which town, what type of mobile (age, size), will it have an engineered foundation, etc? Thanks ... more
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Donna Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Kalispell, MT
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Donna Johnson answered:
I agree with Mathew, that there is a substantial shift in Market. Most appraisers give greater value to square footage on the main level of a home. Decks, landscaping, paint etc. do not generally increase the appraised value of the home. It does increase the appeal to a buyer and, therefore, are more likely to get a buyer to readily pay for full market value of your home. ... more
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