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Real Estate Agent - Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN
Bits and pieces of local real estate information in the Billings Montana and surrounding area.

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2009 

I'm really concerned that those who've taken advantage of the super low rates in the last few years won't tolerate anything much higher.   Even I'm getting to where I say that 5.5% is high.  How did this happen?  I'm pretty middle aged and I thought a rate under 7.5% was just like getting money f...
05/31/2009
Am I really the best judge?  Maybe not, but it makes me happy to think I am. when I lose at Penokle, it's all about the cards, not the way I played them when I can't figure out all of the steps in the quilt directions, it's because it's late at night and I'm tired when I finish my husbands senten...
05/29/2009
In a rural community, it may be a half mile or so to your neighbors, but your neighbor just might be your local volunteer fireman/woman. Not too long ago I had a fire start in a rural subdivision that I was marketing in Shepherd Montana, a grass fire not a house fire.  The local rural fire depart...
05/29/2009
I suppose it's whether you're more likely to make wine or kill weeds. What's up with the explosion of dandelions this year?  Hot topic at my local coffee shop, and I thought it was just me! We don't make dandelion wine, and I'd like to kill the weeds, but my husband insists that they don't hurt a...
05/26/2009
I wish I would've known about this last year!  Maybe we wouldn't of froze the tops off our tomatoes and beans! I don't know if it's folklore, farmer/gardener lore or something my mother should have told me, but apparently the lilacs blooming are a signal that it's safe to plant here in Montana.  ...
05/26/2009
This blog was well put together and I thought it might help sellers understand how they can win a buyer, even with a pet at home. This article is found at: http://homebuying.about.com/od/sellingahouse/qt/sellwithpets.htm Almost everybody loves pets except the home buyer who is buying your house. ...
05/19/2009
If You Want Your $8,000 first time home buyers tax credit, you need to follow the guidelines already established. Several States have enacted a loan program that would lend a first time home buyer upfront money they could use on their home purchase, then pay back next year when they recieve the f...
05/15/2009
Yes You Do!!! "Ya, but if I tell people what's wrong with the property, they won't be interested and I won't get what it's worth." Home buyers beware!  This is the conversation I just had with someone who didn't want to list with a Realtor because then they would have to disclose the problems wit...
05/15/2009
Hooray we have some good movement in the "East of Billings" market.  Seems as though this spring like weather has sparked some interest in moving.  Today I ran the numbers for area 10 and found that we have 14 properties under contract right now!  Here are the average numbers of interest: $171,10...
05/15/2009
You'll find Good Earth Works on Hwy 312 when you head from the Billings Heights to Shepherd, Huntley and Worden.  And you should find them if you need any help with just about anything landscapish. This business has grown over the last 8-10 years that I have driven by almost every day on my way t...
05/13/2009
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