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Missoula : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Landsdowne asked:
Need a nice furnished or semi-furnished 2 bedroom or 1 bedroom plus den place in Missoula for Aug. thru Christmas. Single, non-smoker, no pets. Prefer University District or short commu...
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
Michael Cheng answered:
Mon Oct 9, 2017
Ron Thomas answered:
Good idea to vent it outside.

It would depend on what's above the stove; cabinet-wise.
It would depend on what's about the Cabinet; ceiling-wise.
It would depend on what's about the ceiling; attic-wise.
It would depend on what's above the attic; roofing wise.

You should have a contractor look at it and give you an estimate:
It could be $200; it could be $1,000.
It depends.
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Barett Snider asked:
Lambros ERA hopes to see ya'll out and about enjoying our great city!!

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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Kevin Bailey answered:
Yes. Market activity is up on everything. We are having great activity on Commercial and Bare land as well as residential. Crashes will always happen; it is just a matter of how much time will lapse between them. ... more
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Kim Brown answered:
I personally love the South Hills in Missoula. Chief Charlo Elementary School is top notch and the views are outstanding. If you want to be on "the flat", go for Target Range, Lewis and Clark, or Pleasant View. Best of luck to you and your transition to Missoula. ... more
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Aaron Pagniano answered:
Hey Kim,
There are many lenders and conventional banks which finance modular homes. Our market has lenders and mortgage brokers who are easily able to secure financing for modular homes. Some buyers find terms with smaller community banks, as well. Many homes in the Missoula area are modular or manufactured homes. If you would like more information let me know.

Thanks Kim,
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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Sherry Fields answered:
Missoula is a small city with a big heart. One of the oldest parts of Missoula, known as the University district,has large stately turn of the century homes, many have been converted to apartments, condos and multi-unit dwellings, some with commercial uses. A large boulevard down center of Pine has been reconfigured in this section to reflect the original design of the street at the turn of the 20th century. This is the original home of the Wordens who together with the Higgins were the founders of Missoula. Walking distance to all amenities, the University of Montana and hospital.
There is lots of night life that suit the University crowd, with museums, live theatre, music and performances in the park. Additionally the University has brought some really big names in entertainment to the Adams Center.
The average price of a home right now is $200,000+ with a wide range of possibilities on either side of that figure.
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Mary Marry answered:
Does it have to be in the 59808 area?
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
Michael Marbut answered:
It depends on the banks attitude. It could be structured as a lease with a purchase option using a preset price at the end, for example of $100. You will need to have it presented to the bank with terms that are acceptable to you for consideration. Please let me know if you need more information or I can be of assistance.

Mike Marbut
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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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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Ty Robinson answered:
If I had a million bucks, I would buy every property I could get my hands on in the University area and Rattlesnake area. There will never be a shortage of University Students or staff looking to rent. Having said that, you will pay a bit more of a premium but should have no problem renting it out when you are done. Moreover, when the time comes to sell, you will be less affected by negative market trends. The next area to look into is the Pleasant View area. It is highly sough after because of Hellgate School. Prices are more affordable, the homes are smaller (1200 to 1600 sp ft,) and the lot's are smaller also. The only problem with this sub division is it that when it comes time to sell you will not only be competing with all the other homes for sale out there (it is a mecca for first time home buyers) but you will also be competing with the builders who are still expanding the subdivision. Please let me know if I can help further and good luck! ... more
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Tue Dec 8, 2009
Dan Worrell answered:
Actually several of our agents have had experience with short sales.They take lots of time usually so you have to be very patient, but they do close most of the time. I could supply you with several names and you could go to their web pages on lambros .com and view their info. So your pleasure, how would you like me to proceed. Thanks Dan worrell CO-owner and sales manager. ... 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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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Steve In Mt answered:
It's a great time to buy. I am selling my house right now, but it's in Linda Vista, South side). Lots of lookers, but not much moving.
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Fri Sep 19, 2008
David Brewer - 406.532.5595 answered:
Michael, I have only been in the business this year, but I can tell you the average median sales price in that area
2007: $245K
2008 (as of 2nd quarter): $250K
up about 2%

MIssoula Urban Area - Month of August
2008: $213,500
2007: $226,900
2006: $199,900
2005: $195,000
2004: $179,000

overall up 19.2%

Hope that helps,

Kind Regards,

David Brewer
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Fri Sep 19, 2008
David Brewer - 406.532.5595 answered:
Hello Janis, You can use our website to get a list of foreclosures and someone to help you there in Portland.

I have helped a few people in the past for that area, so call me if you have any trouble on the site.

Good Luck,

David Brewer
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Tue Jun 16, 2009
Shannon Tonn answered:
There are different options in that department. There is a lease to buy option. Many home owners are interested in doing that because it benefits them financially and at the same time it benefits the buyer, who maybe can't get a regular mortgage through a lending institution. This is the best question to a mortgage lender, who can help decide exactly what loans would be best for you. Please visit my website and let me know if I can help you with anything else. ... more
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