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Fri Feb 22, 2013
PollyAnna Snyder answered:
Please give us a call to discuss, cjolk1522. Best....406.600.2477
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Andie Withner answered:
Yes- we have had a surprisingly busy start to the year! There have been inquiries and showings for moderately priced homes as well as commercial listings of all types. Our pendings and solds for this time of year are on the upswing as well. Please let me know if I can assist with any other answers on the West Yellowstone area. ... more
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Mike Robitaille answered:
Hi Michele,

Mike Robitaille here with Small Dog Realty in Bozeman Montana. Please let me know what parameters you are working with and what size piece of land you are interested in. On top of real estate I am also a General Contractor with lots of information and knowledge that may be helpful down the road a little ways.

Feel Free to contact me direct at (406)-599-7610


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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Bud answered:
Well, Dennis, I'd ask a Bozeman real estate agent if I were you; do you know any? There are some good ones who would be able to answer the question off the top of their head because they KNOW the market. ... more
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Sam Quasuittuq answered:
The economy. I fully expect the market to drop 20-25% within 6 mos, which is why most wealthy Americans are getting out of it NOW. Bozeman and most of Montana is still overvalued. If prices dropped another 15% I might be a buyer - but only with CASH ... more
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Andrew Wilkinson answered:
Hi Tami,

I'd recommend that you try reaching out to a Property Manager near to Big Sky.

I found Alliance Property Management, based at nearby Bozeman, MT. Hopefully they can point you in the right direction. I've included their contact details below.

Alliance Property Management
Bozeman, MT
Tel: (406) 585-0880

Good luck Tami!

Community Manager
Trulia Voices
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Jan,

I just had a friend looking for rentals specifically in Manhattan, and he had a heck of a time finding something. He did end up finding a newer 2 bedroom house that was about 900 sq. ft., and he is paying $750 per month for that. Are you thinking of acquiring a property to use as a rental? Thanks Jan.

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
somer asked:
she works out of shields realty 306 elliot street wilsall mt
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Jolene,

This is a somewhat difficult question to answer without knowing your entire financial picture. My best advice would be to spend a few moments with a local lender, and they'll quickly be able to tell you what they would be able to finance for you. There are still some great loan programs available with limited down payments, some even zero. Let me know if you'd like a few names for local lenders. I have good relationships with several that would be more than willing to provide you with some additional insight to your particular situation. Thanks Jolene!

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Tamara Williams answered:
The easiest way is to ask a Realtor. Manufactured homes in Bozeman and Belgrade that do not have lot rent are selling upwards of $60,000. If you are looking at something around $20,000 there is a good possibility you will have lot rent. Feel free to call or text if you have questions!

Tamara Williams
Sales Associate
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Ryan Kirt answered:

The prices in Bozeman are still near the bottom of the market. That coupled with interest rates near historic lows makes right now an amazing time to buy in Bozeman. If you were to purchase sooner then later you could either do yearly rentals or VRBO weekly rentals to help you carry the property until you need to use it. On a different note what part of MN do you hail from. I moved to Bozeman 18 years ago from the Twin Cities. Best of luck on your hunt.

Ryan Kirt
Realty Executives of Gallatin Valley
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
No, because the bank is not the seller. Sometimes the Realtor will submit multiple accepted offers if the bank had not approved prior offers.
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Mark Meissner answered:
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 would be helpful!

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Shanna Rogers answered:
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 (including all disclosures required), you might want to hire a Realtor to assist you - so you don't possibly face litigation in the future.

Good luck.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Kelley Halle answered:
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 and the wheels put in motion even before the property is listed, which helps with the time issues. A huge factor that can also make a short sale take longer is if there is a second mortgage on the property, in which case the second lender also needs to approve the sale. And if there is mortgage insurance on the loan, the insurance provider wants its piece of the pie as well, causing even further delays! A seasoned agent can help you through the process, and hopefully make it a little less painful! ... more
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Shannon Scott answered:
A lot for 9.99 acres is going for $7,000
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I recommend you have your agent run comps and advise you. Do you have an agent? You should have an agent.
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Erin Mandeville answered:

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 doesn't make money, he is going out of business remember.). Builders in Bozeman often negotiate by offering to pay closing costs and maybe a small discount to the listing price (3-5%) but I would be shocked to see a represented builder reduce the price more than that.

As a note, builders will often reduce the purchase price further if you as a buyer decide to work without agent representation. Just remember, that small savings could cost you a fortune! As a buyer, the Seller pays for you to have your own REALTOR® who works for your needs and to protect your interest. The purchase contract is just the first step in the home purchase process; your REALTOR® will help you navigate all the other questions and without one, you are relying on the Seller, who is representing his own interest, to help.

Good luck, and call with any further questions!
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Bryce Sullivan answered:
59715 - Let me know if you have any other questions about Bozeman, I'm happy to help!
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