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Home Selling in Montana : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 29, 2011
scott farmer answered:
You would be best served to contact a realtor to represent you as a buyers agent and have them show you the property or get the information you are looking for on that specific property. ... more
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Tue Jun 14, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If looking to sell, invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data, ask for opinions and make a determination, or consider hiring a professional appraiser. ... more
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Amber Corrow answered:
Hi D.S

Obviously, the best answer is to contact a Real Estate Attorney to be sure that you do not have liability. There are a few good ones in the Great Falls area. Be sure that you contact one in the state that the property is in as Real Estate laws can vary from state to state.

Having worked in the mortgage industry, I can tell you that if your name is not on the deed, if you did not sign any of the loan documents, if your name is not on those 1098's at the end of the year, you likely do not have an obligation to that mortgage. Whoever signed their name to that loan is responsible. If you were Quit Claimed on to the Deed at closing or sometime after closing that gives you an ownership interest in the home. You can certainly give up that interest if you so choose but I believe both parties would have to sign the Quit Claim, again, consult an attorney or a local title company for guidance on those issues.

I am sure you have your own reasons for giving up an ownership interest in a home but remember, once you give up your interest, you may have no grounds to go back and collect a portion of the profit should the home ever be sold. Please consult with an attorney before making this decision so that you know all of your alternatives and the outcome of any alternative that you may choose.

Please feel free to call me if you need any further information. Have a great day!

Amber Corrow
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Sat Dec 11, 2010
Tom Priester answered:
Red,

It sound like you may have a relationship with an agent working on your behalf and you really need to get with them for answers to your questions. It would be highly unethical for another licensed agent to become involved when you have a relationship in place as we are bound by a Code of Ethics.

Your best bet is to sit down with your agent and go though everything in detail and make the appropriate decisions.


Best of Luck,


Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
tom@tompriester.com
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
Donna Johnson answered:
NorthWest Montana Association of Realtors has a website when you are listing with an agent. Some agencies such as Keller Williams Realty NW MT will post to 200+ other sites as well e.g. google, trulia, craigslist, homefinder, etc. There are some websites that also allow the homeowner to post such as homesforsalebyowner.com, etc. ... more
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Mon Nov 22, 2010
Donna Johnson answered:
Disclose, Disclose, Disclose. Make sure you mention it in the Sellers Disclosure Sheet that room does not have legal egress and Ask your agent to put it in the public remarks so that anyone looking can see the information that 3rd bedroom does not have legal egress. ... more
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Rick Jessen answered:
According to our MLS, one of the units was on the market for 154 days, but did not sell, and the listing was cancelled.
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Thu Sep 16, 2010
Mac answered:
Maybe...
I'm a winter resident - I sold my house several years ago & I've renting for the last 3 seasons. It's cheaper, more flexible & far less risky in such a soft market with huge inventory. Would seller consider a winter rental with a rent to own option ? Ifso, please tell me more about the house. Mac ... more
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Ty Robinson answered:
The average list price is $230,003 with the average sold price being $227,018. The median list is $229,950 with the median sold being $225,200. The high sold listed for $325 and sold for $309. The low listed for $139k and sold for $130k. This is a highly sought after area especially if you are close to the school. Let me know if I can help further. ... more
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Fri Aug 14, 2009
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Peggy,

Homes listed on Trulia are done so through information that is provided by agents to the local multiple listing service. An agent can help you with this.

good luck
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Wed Feb 13, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
Fabiana
I agree, I would rent it out. If you are considering buying in your new town a short sale would not be a good idea. Discuss with your lender re-negotiating the loan. Due to the hardship of your husband's job change you might have a good shot.

You might want to read my blog.
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