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How Do You Talk To Your Customer/Clients about your Real Estate Relationship Disclosure Form and Not Scare the pants off of them? - 09/21/11 06:21 PM
I follow Nina's blog and she asked a very good question about agency disclosure upon meeting with people to talk about real estate listing and sales. She was bringing to light that the agency disclosure, from some agents, is not as forthcoming to people as it should be, either delayed or not mentioned at all. I think that many agents struggle with the best way to bring this subject up to their clients, and may be hesitant to scare people away by asking them to sign a disclosure paper, our form is 2 pages long! In our state of Montana, must (6 comments)
Home for sale on the golf course, in the cozy town of Huntley Montana - 09/20/11 11:36 AM
I found this home for sale in a golf course community that has the kind of charm and upscale finishes I would look to expect in a more upscale price range for the price of $395,000. The Pryor Creek Golf course is pretty good sized, do you like to golf? Over 4,100 square feet of open living space, with the backyard right on the fairway. My favorite part of this home is the open kitchen dinning room, very Montana! Huge eating bar to saddle up to with friends and family. The school system is excellent in this small town community. You (2 comments)
The Most Generous Lending Program In Montana Is Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Financing - 09/16/11 05:15 PM
Rural Development Financing is available from many lenders in our area, with rates and qualifying hoops that many people can jump through, but this does not work for homes in Billings Montana. Not every home can qualify, and not every borrower can qualify, but the adjusted gross income limits are worth a serious look for many home buyers. This is not just for first time home buyers either! This program will allow you to buy as much home as you can afford in the country, or even in small towns with a few highlights to consider: No down payment No monthly (15 comments)
Save Money For A Home and Save For Retirement At The Same Time! - 09/13/11 05:52 PM
I think my economics class was about 40 years long, and frankly it's still not over yet. One thing I have noticed, is with a tough economy, what was old, is new again! I'm not talking about making the most out of garage sale prices, I'm talking about living a life that includes a paid off mortgage. To me, paying off a mortgage before I retire is the best way to save for retirement; how you might ask? Most financial planners rightfully talk about how much money you'll need, on an annual basis, to live in retirement, and then they try (2 comments)
A Real Birds Eye View of the Mighty Yellowstone River - 09/09/11 09:50 PM
I took this picture of a real bird (house)'s eye view of the Yellowstone River from a log home for sale just east of Billings Montana. The road is named Bald Eagle Road and while we were viewing this log home listing, right on cue, a Bald Eagle flew right in front of us on it's way to fish in the Yellowstone.
I think it's only fair to mention that this is not riverfront property, there is a railroad track down next to the river. However, this view is really not to hard to take, lots of wildlife all day (5 comments)
Montana Hay Bale Trail, September 11, 2011 - 09/09/11 11:08 AM
Montana Hay Bale Trail Hobson, Montana, September 11, 2011 In Montana we have a way of just hanging out with the neighbors, especially on days when the neighbors clown around. That will be happening again this next Sunday just a hundred miles or so north of me in the Hobson-Utica area. We will be remembering the 10 year anniversary of a horrible event with the celebration of community spirit! Our towers are made of hay. One of my favorite things to do in my part of the country, is to hit the highway and go see all the small town fun (0 comments)
Rocky Mountain Sewing and Craft Festival Billings Montana Sept 29,30 and Oct 1 - 09/08/11 04:56 PM
The Yellowstone County Extension Service helps to organize a 3 day event for Sewing and Crafty people who love to see and learn new things. Quilting, Serging, Machine and Hand Embroidery, Jewelry Making and garment construction; all under one roof! You get to hang out with like minded people! You get to try skills you already have and learn a few new ones! The cost is so affordable, I don't know how they do this, except for the great support of sponsors and teachers! You can click this link to take you to our Yellowstone County Website onto the Extension Service (5 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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