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Why Do People Fall For This Crap? - 08/27/10 12:02 PM
Full page ad in our local newspaper this week for a "training" to educate the stay at home Mom's how to scoop up properties and turn them into cash cows, once you learn the secret formula! Over the last 5 years these "educational" seminars that use the whole pyramid scheme for recruiting attendees have come to our town. Mind you, our market is not as great as it was, but so far we haven't had many short sales and foreclosures selling for "pennies on the dollar". What's really sad is the percieved intelligence level of the people who attend these things, (8 comments)
Grasshopper invasion on the Montana Prairie, some of these guys are BIG! - 08/25/10 06:19 PM
Grasshoppers are just gross looking. I know they're one of God's creatures, but yuk! We were destined to have a terrible year for grasshoppers on the Eastern Montana prairie, but so far, it's been bad, but not nearly as awful as we expected. I love to go for rides, and while I was touring some large land parcels on the Molt-Rapelje road, I had to stop the car for the biggest grasshopper I'd ever seen in the area. I don't know what kind of fertilizer this fellow was munching on, but I think farmers should just keep that stuff in a (7 comments)
Are You Looking Forward or Backwards, Depends On Whether Your A Buyer Or A Seller - 08/24/10 09:34 PM
Sellers are remembering what prices used to be, last year, 3 years ago, 5 years ago. Buyers are thinking about what prices are going to be, next year, 3 years from now and 5 years from now. Think about it, the emotional attachment to price, depends on which direction you're looking, and from which position you stand!
Let's take this same thought and just flip it! In 2003 to about 2008, sellers were thinking about what prices were going to be next year, 3 years from then and 5 years from then. In 2003 to about 2008, buyers were thinking (3 comments)
Downpayment Assistance Is Still Available In Billings Montana - 08/19/10 05:02 PM
Downpayment assistance is still available in Billings Montana for people who want to buy a home and can qualify with income and credit. I went to a coffee meeting hosted by Stockman Bank for local Realtors who wanted to find out more info about the current state of lending in our community. I was presently surprised to find out that if you want to buy a home and need a little help with downpayment assistance, you may qualify for some of our local programs, namely City of Billings Funds and Neighborworks Funds. One of the hardest hurdles to overcome for families (0 comments)
West end location with views of the Rimrocks and the water in the irrigation ditch. Click here for virtual tour! When you live in a condo community, having the advantage of a little privacy is a luxury! Call me for a personal showing if this is something that would work for you! The main level includes a living room graced by a gas fireplace as well as the eat in kitchen with warm wood cabinetry. A large pantry is handy next to the kitchen! A half bath is located (2 comments)
Bears Just Get A Bad Rap In Yellowstone National Park - 08/09/10 10:05 PM
I am fortunate to have an international tourist attraction nearly right out my back door! Spent the week up in Yellowstone National Park with my husband and my daughter. When in the Park, hiking the trails, only about half of the people we meet are speaking English! Lots of visitors from all over the World, and they all seem to get alone just fine out in the woods. Bears just get a bad rap! Right now, there's only about 150 Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone National Park, but every-bodies scared to death of them (they are big, and you really don't want (8 comments)
Where Can I Recover My Outlook Email History? Coming Back From A Dead Computer - 08/02/10 04:45 PM
Just before my vacation, my computer blue screened and then came back, with no evidence of my ever being there! I could find my files in one of my back up programs, so I know there's a possibility of resurection. My computer guy was able to copy my files and reload them under a new user. He did some checkdisk things and thought maybe my hard drive was on the fritz, but things seem to be working ok, for now. Can I recover my old Microsoft Outlook files? I have email history and folders, some of which I really want back. (3 comments)
This is where I write updates and information about Montana Living. Sometimes you'll see Real Estate stuff (my business) and sometimes you'll see Montana Local Events, Montanaisms and what I see and do when I travel around our state.
You will definitely see stuff about huckleberry picking, a family tradition, and quilting, my personal passion.
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