access realty: Dream Custom Montana Log Cabin For Sale on the Kootenai River - Peace and Tranquility Can Be Yours - 02/05/10 06:50 AM
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Dream Custom Montana Log Cabin For Sale on the Kootenai River - Peace and Tranquility Can Be Yours

 
Your Dream - Just Listed! This Beautiful custom log home is quality craftsmanship at its best with stunning views & amazing Kootenai River frontage. You will enjoy this home's spacious and open floor plan with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its vaulted ceilings create a grand statement that accent the awe inspiring views of nature's brilliance and the Kootenai River from your windows. Amazing Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, master tile work, custom cabinetry, and a finished daylight basement make … (3 comments)

access realty: Google Awards Access Realty - Missoula a Favorite Place on Google Maps - 01/30/10 10:11 AM
We recently received a letter and window decal in the mail from Google Maps stating Access Realty Missoula is a Favorite Place due to the number of searches for our business listing and the number of times people requested directions to our office. "Because you're so popular, we're enclosing a window decal that shows customers you're a 'Favorite Place on Google'. The sticker includes a special bar code that potential customers can scan with cameras on their phones. Then they can see your business listings on Google, read and write reviews, and add you as a favorite right there."
Access Realty … (4 comments)

access realty: New Good Faith Estimate of Closing Costs for Missoula Real Estate - 01/19/10 01:41 AM
 
Here's a great explanation about the New Good Faith Estimates you will receive when you apply for a mortgage.
 
New Good Faith Estimate of Closing Costs
Sometimes the hardest part about having new forms is that, well, it's NEW! It's DIFFERENT! We have to create new scripts to EXPLAIN it so that our clients can UNDERSTAND it. But first... WE have to understand it.
So here are just a few points regarding the new Good Faith Estimate that I hope will help with that.
First, we have to recognize the old Good Faith Estimate was really an estimate focused on how much the … (0 comments)

access realty: Superior Montana Real Estate - 142 Mullan Road West, Superior, MT 59872 - 01/11/10 02:27 PM
Superior Montana Real Estate - 142 Mullan Road West, Superior, MT 59872
 

 
We're not sure if this is a house or a resort! Features include 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, huge (spacious doesn't even begin to describe it) gourmet kitchen, see-through floor to ceiling river rock fireplace between the dining area and living room, a movie theater with balcony seating, family room with wet bar, 2496 Sq foot garage and shop with apartment above it all situated on almost an acre on the sunny side of Superior. Amazing buy at $430,000.
For more information or to schedule a personal … (3 comments)

access realty: Highlights from the 2009 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers - 12/16/09 01:33 AM
 
NAR has recently released the 2009 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  The report compiles the results of 9,138 surveys returned by buyers and sellers who sold or purchased a home between July 2008 and June 2009.  The surveys were sent to buyers and sellers based on deed transfers and other public records.  The complete report is available for purchase at www.realtor.org .  Here are some highlights I found interesting:
•·         47% of all buyers were first time buyers.
•·         62% of first time buyers reported that the primary reason for buying a home was the desire to be a … (3 comments)

access realty: 8 Myths of Staging to Sell Your Missoula Montana Home - Busted. - 11/10/09 07:23 AM
Some great myths of home staging, although I do think that smell is very important on a home, and a welcoming aroma is appealing to buyers.

Home staging (or property styling as it's commonly known as on the Australian property scene) is really an art, not a science. One of the many things a professional home stager understands is that it's the house that's up for sale, not the home owner's bread baking ability or taste in music. So, from the sublime to the rediculous - here's 8 myths of staging to sell - busted!
1. Buyers can see past my … (4 comments)

access realty: Missoula Offers a High Quality of Life - And Missoulians Like It! - 11/03/09 01:41 AM
Missoula Offers a High Quality of Life - And Missoulians Like It!
A study was just released by Missoula ADAPT, Area Development And Preservation Team, showing 94% of Missoulians are satisfied with the overall high quality of life in Missoula.
Some of the study's other findings:
88% are happy with Missoula's public parks and open spaces 81% are happy with Missoula's city government Respondents were also asked about their areas of concern, for respondents growth and development, schools and education, affordable housing, and traffic congestion were the top four.
Results come from telephone interviews with 253 voters in Missoula County with approximately … (1 comments)

access realty: Three Beautiful Clark Fork Riverfront Lots in Superior, MT - $139,000 for All 3 - 09/28/09 05:28 AM
Three Beautiful Clark Fork Riverfront Lots in Superior, MT - $139,000 for All 3

This listing is for 3 adjoining city lots to be sold together. Just over a half acre of Clark Fork River frontage with breathtaking views of the river and mountains of Superior Montana. Less than half a mile to the schools and public pool and park and less than a mile from the hospital make this a great location. City water and sewer is available!
Multi -family use is approved - build riverfront condos or duplexes! Also perfect for single family home wanting a huge yard … (3 comments)

access realty: We Yearbooked Ourselves! And So Can You! - 09/23/09 11:18 PM
We Yearbooked Ourselves!
We had fun playing with the site YearBookYourself.com after a post from ActiveRain's Bob Haywood. The site is free and is easy to use - you just upload your photo and select the year that you would like your yearbook photo to be from. You can then save your photos or post them to Facebook. Here's how ours turned out:
Our 1962 Yearbook Photos
 
Our 1976 Yearbook Photos - I just love those glasses!
 
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access realty: I Thought Your Office Would Be Much Larger based on Your Internet Presence - 09/13/09 05:43 AM
I Thought Your Office Would Be Much Larger based on Your Internet Presence
Creating a strong internet presence through the use of websites (with good SEO), blogs (like ActiveRain and ActiveRain Outside Blogs) and posting your listings on other national sites, can help you reach more potential buyers and establish yourself as a local authority in real estate.
We had a buyer/investor from Texas contact us this week when he was in Missoula about looking at investment properties in the area. Kevin spoke to him on the phone several times about what types of properties he was interested in and they … (8 comments)

access realty: Wordless Wednesday - Welcome to My Branch - 09/09/09 03:30 AM
Wordless Wednesday - Welcome to My Branch


Bald Eagles are a frequent sight along the Clark Fork River. They seem to come back to the same areas so we know where to look for them and enjoy seeing them on our drive. We loved that he was sharing his branch with a crow - that was the first time we've seen that!
Here's Another Bald Eagle Photo 
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access realty: 456 Moiese Lane Stevensville Montana 59870 - Executive Ranch Style Home on 10 Acres, 4 Car Garage+ - Ideal Horse Property! - 07/30/09 10:43 AM
456 Moiese Lane Stevensville Montana 59870 Executive Ranch Style Home on 10 Acres, 4 Car Garage+Ideal Montana Horse Property!
This is a home you simply must see to believe!
3400+sq. ft. executive home  New Construction 10 Acres Sprawling open floor plan  Beautiful wood floors, Stunning custom timber-framed cathedral ceilings with rough cut beams, Granite counter tops, 2 laundry rooms, a 4 car garage and large master suite with spa-like master bath. Ideal Montana Horse Property! Not to mention the million-dollar views of the Bitterroot Mountain Range! Priced well under appraised value at $688,000. You'll feel like you're living in Paradise!
Virtual Tour of 456 … (3 comments)

access realty: 3912 Diamond Rd. Superior Montana Home for Sale - 3+ Acres & Quonset - 07/18/09 06:06 AM
3912 Diamond Rd. Superior Montana Home for Sale on 3+ Acres with Huge Quonset
This is a manufactured home on a full finished basement situated on over 3 acres. A rare find, affordable home with income potential. Property has a quonset hut which currently rents storage space for $100/spot potential for 6 spots or more. Property also has 2 well and 2 septic systems allowing for an RV hookup or mobile home lot rental for additional income.
This home is a must see with open floor plan and tons of room. Walk-in pantry, huge walk-in closet in Master suite, wet bar … (0 comments)

access realty: Wordless Wednesday - I Can Make Faces Too! - 07/14/09 10:56 PM

Photo by Kelsey Ray
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access realty: Missoula Montana Homes for Sale - Rose Park Area Real Estate - 07/14/09 12:04 PM
Missoula Montana Homes for Sale - Rose Park Area Real Estate
The Rose Park neighborhood of Missoula is popular due to its close proximity to downtown, the University of Montana, and local businesses.
From July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009, there were 30 sales in the Rose Park neighborhood with an Average Price of $229,936.
Search Active Rose Park Neighborhood Listings
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access realty: Lender - You're Doing a Great Job Marketing My Old Home! - 07/14/09 01:28 AM
Lender - You're Doing a Great Job Marketing My Old Home!
We had a surprising compliment from one of our clients yesterday, a lender we represent on a couple of bank-owned properties.
The bank has stated in the past that they like working with us because we promote their listings so heavily on the Internet - a primary strategy in our marketing plan. They just recently received confirmation that our marketing plan is working and that their properties have high visibility on the internet from an unlikely source - the prior owner of the property!
The home had been listed for more than a year prior … (6 comments)

access realty: Speechless Sunday: WHY ARE YOU INTERRUPTING MY DINNER? - 07/12/09 02:13 AM

Photo by Kelsey Ray
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access realty: Montana Twitter Users Gathered at the Missoula Tweetup - 07/09/09 01:13 PM
Missoula had one if its first "Tweetups" in June at The Broadway. The Tweetup was sponsored and organized by Access Realty, Energy 107.5, and Real Estate Client Referrals.
The Tweetup was a great opportunity for people who knew each other on Twitter to meet face to face.
The event was featured on the evening news at KPAX. Jill Valley, the evening news anchor from KPAX, attended the event has been using Twitter since January when she attended the Obama Inauguration in Washington, DC and tweeted the event highlights to viewers.
For Video Highlights of the event, to find out about future events, or for … (0 comments)

access realty: Visit Our New I Love Missoula PhotoBlog - Missoula Montana Living - 07/09/09 12:24 PM


Visit Our New I Love Missoula PhotoBlog - Missoula Montana Living
The ILoveMissoula.com Photo Blog features photos from the Missoula area that we have taken, as well as photos from local photographers and friends who have given permission for their photos to be used on the site.
We have also compiled a list of local Missoula area links that are available on the site.
We post a new photo on the site each week and also accept submissions for review for the site so check back each week, or follow us on Twitter at @ILoveMissoula to receive notifications when … (1 comments)

access realty: Wordless Wednesday - Missoula Farmer's Market Garlic - 07/07/09 11:48 PM

Photo by Kelsey Ray
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