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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Ashlee Wetherell asked:
Wed Oct 5, 2016
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi b.bullon,

Gardiner certainly is a beautiful place! Fortunate of you to be considering a move there! Much of the job market in Gardiner revolves around the service industry and tourism with its adjacency to Yellowstone National Park. You could also consider employment in Livingston, which is a realtively easy commute to the north. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle classifieds would be a good place to start looking for jobs. Also, I'm sure Yellowstone Park has a page on their site for employment. Good luck and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help!

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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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Tamara Williams asked:
I have a listing that is very unique. Its next to an industrial area, but it sits far enough back in the trees that you do not feel like it is industrial. Neighbors are gone by 5 pm. ...
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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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Tue Jul 17, 2012
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Doug Maas answered:
What you are seeing is principle and interest on a conventional mortgage. If you are using a VA loan your payment will be more since you are not putting any money down. Also, you will still need to add taxes and insurance to get your total payment. If tjere is a property in particular you are interested in let me know and I can estimate the total monthly payment for you using your VA eligibility. ... 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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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Doug Deshazer answered:
Hi Robin- Yes! The home is still available. Would you like me to setup an appointment for a showing?
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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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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Karen asked:
two adults good refrences with locals have sat and rented for past several years
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Donna Johnson answered:
What Statistics are you referring to & what do you mean by violent crimes? The crimes I generally hear about is related to burglury & theft. The best resource for your question here would be the Kalispell Police Roger Nasset, Chief of Police,• Phone: 406-758-7780• Email:• Address: 312 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901• Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1997 Kalispell, MT 59903 and/or Flathead County Sheriff office•920 S Main St # 100 • Kalispell, MT 59901• (406) 758-5585. For the real scoop. ... more
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Ron Boyd answered:
None of them. Bare land with no improvements has a much longer marketing time than a single family residence. If the lender gets the property back they know they will have to discount it pretty steep to sell it fast. They are in the money business and not the real estate business. ... more
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Don Tepper answered:


Ethically, yes. Legally, yes. (With full disclosure, etc.)
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Donna Johnson answered:
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Expectless asked:
Thu Feb 14, 2013
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Linda,

Great question. I presume you have not spent too much time in the area. In addition to unparalleled recreational opportunities, Montana is a place full of culture, and all of the different towns offer their own special flavor. Bozeman, which is about an hour from Big Sky is teeming with different cultural opportunities. I'm sure you'd find aspects of it that you'd enjoy. There is a university there of about 13,000 or so students that come from all over the country and the globe. Check out these local websites to see more of the opportunities. There is a fantastic video on the first link.

Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions or certain things you're looking for. Thanks Linda, and we hope to see you in Montana soon!

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
(406) 570-9576
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
First step is if and when you want to buy a property, to sit down with a good lender, a mortgage broker is fine as they have access to various different programs to suggest to you based on your available down payment, but they also will be able to pre-approve you and you will find out how much money they will let you borrow to purchase a home.... remember that this does not only depend on your down payment, but also on your credit score, your income and all other debt, and then they will look at what you intend to buy, because if it is a condo and there are monthly assessments and the taxes all will
be rolled together to come up with the program and answers for you.

You may be able to fall into one or the other available programs..... First figure out the finances
before falling in love with a property...

A little bit of advice, DO NOT OVER EXTEND YOURSELF, remember if and when you lose a job,
God forbid, you may not be able to pay your mortgage and the taxes anymore....

You also should not look on your own for a property, once you find out that you can afford a loan, and you know what that amount is going to be, then you need a good Realtor to show you only
those properties that fit into your budget and fit your needs as size and location may be concerned.

Do not do this on your own.... Hope it will work out for you, just careful when doing your calculations,
make sure that at the end YOU are going to be comfortable with the monthly amounts to be paid

Good Luck to you...
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