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Sat Feb 25, 2012
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Jacobsnm,

Go to the upper right hand corner of your screen and pull down the menu by your name. Then click on "Profile." This should open a new window. On the far left side you'll see a list of items. You may have to click "More," but one of them will say "Homes I'm Following." Go into that page and then in the upper right hand corner of each listing there will be a button that says Delete. Simply click that and away it goes. Hope that helps! Enjoy your weekend.

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
Bozeman, Montana
(406) 570-9576
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Thu Feb 23, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
This gets into the LEGAL area of advice;
Reators do not give Legal advice, we leave that to lawyers.

If your LANDLORD is the owner of the property, and there is a Trustee sale scheduled for April 17th, then he is not paying his mortgage to the Bank and they are foreclosing.
If the sale date is April 17th, it is getting pretty late for him to try to save the place.
If the Bank does Foreclose, you will have about 30 days after the Trustee Sale unless you have a longer term lease.

good luck and may God bless
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
D answered:
JMC,

If the agents are procuring business on both end I would say you would be morally obligated to provide compensation. To find out if you are legally responsible for compensation first read through the contract, and if questions still arise, contact the listing agents Broker of record for clarification.

Daniel K. Wyka
REALTOR ®
Cell: 239.398.5667
Email: DanWyka@KW.com

Keller Williams Elite Realty
24851 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Roland Vinyard answered:
If you make an offer at what you can afford, then you will know. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Obviously, a Realtor in Kalispell would be best able to answer your question.

You might, in the interim, try a site like http://www.rentometer.com I've been pleasantly surprised by its accuracy (in the areas that I'm familiar with). Another possibility: Check Craigslist and look for comparable properties and see what they're renting for.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Jan 19, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Depends. Whatever it's worth.

Recognize, too, that the value of appraisals varies. Appraisals when you actually buy a home can be fairly accurate. Appraisals (especially a few years ago) when people were refinancing were pure garbage.

Beyond that, of course, an appraisal 4 years old is worthless. But you're aware of that, and are asking how much to adjust that number up or down. That depends on general market conditions in your area. That also depends on whether the condition of your home has gone up or down, and whether anything has occurred in the immediate neighborhood that would affect home prices.

You've got two options. First, you can ask a Realtor to run a CMA (competitive market analysis) on your home. That will be free. Second, you can pay an appraiser to do a new appraisal. The cost for that might be--roughly--$300-$400. I'd suggest you pursue the first option, but it's entirely your choice.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Regan Langel-Barranger answered:
Check out MLS# 179801. The owner would definitely consider seller financing.

Regan Langel, GRI, REALTOR®
AmeriMont Real Estate
(406) 284-6546
www.ReganLangel.com
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Donna Johnson answered:
I appreciate your comment about no Realtors. However, did you know that realtors can help you not only get the best price, they also can help you through a number of pitfalls. I just have had 2 cases of persons tell me that they went to a For Sale by Owner and that the Seller was overly aggressive and almost purchased a home far more than what the market value indicated? The other was regarding nonrefundable earnest money to seller? What about disclosures? As a buyer agent, my job is to protect you from potential adversities. I do so even though I may lose a commission because I want to know that I've done my utmost to serve you. Trulia had a very good article on why use Realtor(tm). We are not just real estate agents, we are held to a higher standard.

If you change your mind call me 406-270-1273. No pressure, just service.
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
If it is not distressed, I would opt for 90-95% of Market and hope for Multiples and Quick.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sun Nov 27, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
I would think she is joking. We get paid when it closes and rarely do I see or have heard of a bonus. Sometimes there is mention of one in a listing, but it is rare that the agent actually gets it - often we give it away to make things work out. ... more
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Mark Meissner answered:
Hi Adam,

I can't seem to identify a way to put a for sale by owner on this site yourself. Maybe there is a way, but everything I see suggests talking to your agent. Some of the other websites certainly allow for you to do this, but you would essentially have to input it into each site individually. That is one of the advantages a real estate agent has, in that they can input it into one source and have it syndicate to hundreds of sites all over the web.

Hopefully that helps! Let me know if there are any other questions I can specifically answer for you about your property or the Bozeman market in general. Enjoy your weekend!

Mark Meissner
Sales Associate
ERA Landmark
Cell (406) 570-9576
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Doug Maas answered:
Not very many Rent to Own opportunities in Great Falls, but there are a few. Be cautious of Internet scams and anything that makes you send money upfront. Get with an experienced local Agent who can help you through the process. I have found that many who thought they needed to buy Rent to Own actually were able to purchase through a first time homebuyers program. ... more
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
Without seeing the contract we can not say. Sure, you can always break the contract, the question is what will you loose doing it. The option money and deposit will be in jeopardy. Seek the advice from a lawyer to be sure. Not sure why there was no police report made. ... more
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Tamara Williams answered:
Bozeman is wonderful. If you love outdoor sports this is your place. In the winter we snowboard, snowmobile, snowshoe, and in the summers we float the rivers. Bozeman is a very friendly town, and the majority of us are transplants from larger cities. Bozeman has a lot of community events for its size. I grew up near Seattle and I will never look back. There is a builder in town that I do a lot of new construction with. His website is http://BridgerPeakHomes.com take a look. If you are in this area anytime soon I would be happy to direct you to restaurants and great ski spots. ... more
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Fri May 17, 2013
Tamara Williams answered:
There are several great websites. What type of a dog do you have? Winters get very cold here and you would want to make sure you dog is able to get heat. We see temperatures in the negatives for about 2 weeks a year and about a month of the low teens. If you visit the Bozeman Daily Chronicle you may be able to get a more lenient landlord.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/
http://www.rentbozeman.com/
http://www.bozemanrentals.com/listings.php?menu=Residential+%2F+Long+Term
http://www.rentalprofessionalsonline.com/
http://www.management-associates.com/Rental_Properties/page_1727071.html
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Wed Oct 19, 2011
Abu Musa answered:
As a tenant you may pay the rent.If you have lease you may try to stay.You will get notice to move out.
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Courtney King answered:
Please email me at courtneykingre@gmail.com and I can answer questions about this property.

Thank you~
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Fred Glick answered:
Use a mortgage broker who can find the right bank for you.

There is no time limit.

Good luck!

Fred
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Tue Sep 27, 2011
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Thu Sep 15, 2011
Melaine Loy answered:
Hello,

I have never heard of any specificationsfor calling a room an office or den but you are right about calling it a bedroom. You can actually call it a bedroom but should specify it is non-conforming. One other thought comes to mind when you say the garage was added later. Is it sheetrocked between house and addition? If not it is not a proper fire wall and will need to be finished off for safety. As long as it is mud and taped it should be fine as I have never had an appraisal call for it to be completely finished but that isn't to say it couldn't happen. I am not a certified inspector nor appraiser and this advice is from past experience. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions please feel free to call me at 231-0520.

Melaine Loy
Broker/Owner Real Estate Salutions of Great Falls
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