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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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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi barbrogers,

You should consult a Real Estate Attorney before letting your house go into foreclosure to discuss legal repercussions. You should also talk to a CPA to discuss financial repercussions.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Doug Maas answered:
The rental market is tight in Great Falls. We have a few at There is also a weekly rental list I could email to you if you would like.
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Andy Onushco answered:
The first stop would be your county planner. Zoning and septic issues will need to be ironed out first. Then, drinking water will likely be next. If you plan on hooking up to municipal systems for water and sewer, the process will be different than a share well and community septic system. ... more
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Thu Nov 22, 2012
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Logan. What type of investment or income properties are you invested in purchasing? I really enjoy working with investment buyers, and have a thorough understanding of the local market. Let me know a little more about what you are looking for and I'll see what we can find. Have a good evening!

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
406 570 9576
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
rburt1021 answered:
Not that I am finding as of 06/10/2014.
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
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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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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Kyle Baughan answered:
Hello Dean,

Thank you, for your questions.
Lincoln County (In general) is rural,so it's not difficult finding properties "Out of town & secluded," however, we are only 45 minutes from Whitefish and just over an hour from Kalispell. Lincoln County is unique in that we have very few restrictions and there is no zoning; permits are required for septic & electric.
We are located in the heart of The Tobacco Valley, with one of the mildest climates in the entire state. In the valley itself, we see very little standing snow but, as you move into the "foothills" of The Rockies, the snow pack stands. The average Temps (High & Low), Precipitation and Snowfall (Numbers shown, are in the order in which I've listed them here, i.e. temps high and low first, precip..and so on) are as follows:

Jan: 28.5 13.4 1.19 13.5
Feb: 38.5 20.6 0.81 6.6
Mar: 47.6 25.8 0.80 4.5
Apr: 59.0 32.4 0.84 0.8
May: 68.7 39.6 1.47 n/a
Jun: 76.3 45.6 2.03 n/a
Jul: 84.9 48.9 1.12 n/a
Aug: 83.2 47.5 1.22 n/a
Sep: 71.9 39.6 1.29 0.1
Oct: 57.1 32.0 0.95 0.5
Nov: 40.1 25.2 1.16 6.2
Dec: 30.6 17.3 1.24 14.0

Total Average Precipitation per year: 14.12
Total Average Snowfall per year: 46.2

I sincerely hope this helps and if you have additional questions, I'm happy to help. :)


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Tue Nov 6, 2012
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Phyllis Gartner answered:
The only time the city would shut down would be during a bad blizzard which happens about once every five or six years. I think the winters are fairly mild for Montana. There is no severe cold and little wind. If you like skiing the Flathead has a great downhill ski mountain and many areas for Nordic skiing. The summers are great for any lake or river activities. But one of the best things about the Flathead is that you have Glacier Park in your back yard. It has to be one of the best places to see anywhere in the country and you have fast and easy access to it.

My house is a wonderful place, very warm and comfortable. The location is great because it is close to an excellent elementary school and high school plus the downtown area. I'm assuming you've seen the pictures. Also, Im in the process of putting on a new roof so that's will be a great asset and benefit to owning the house.

Let me know if you have any further questions and I hope you seriously consider moving to Kalispell.
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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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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Cynthia Dearing, ABR,GRI,SFR answered:
Try Five Star Rentals. Here is their contact information:


Good luck!

Cynthia Dearing
Rocky Mountain Real Estate
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
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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 26, 2012
Jonathan Porta answered:
In my opinion, the market is not slowing down much.

Your home may not be overpriced, but it may not be priced right for your situation. Price is the one piece of the puzzle that trumps even location. If you want to sell fast, then you need the fast sale price. If you want to wait out for the top dollar, it will probably take longer.

Obviously, this is just my opinion in general, and I can't give you a solid factual based answer without knowing anything about your situation. :)

I would say that if you want to sell your home in the first thirty days, yet it is not selling in that timeframe, the price is probably too high.

There are other things you can do to help your home show better if you don't want to lower the price.

Also, make sure your agent gathers feedback from the showing agents for you. This will pinpoint problems that you could address.

If there is a very interested party, you can always make them an offer. It's not the norm, but it is still doable. If they are serious buyers it might be the nudge they need to make the decision.
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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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